Looking for a great happy hour in Miami after a long day? In Miami, Happy Hour comes with a complimentary sunset view! Check out these places to kick back with your work pals after the day is through. From casual spots to upscale eateries, there is a happy hour setting for everyone!
Chef/Owner Michael Beltran’s Ariete has established a name for itself as one of Miami’s most dynamic restaurants, offering a contemporary menu of New American cuisine with robust Cuban influences. Happy Hour takes place Monday – Friday from 5PM-7PM and includes $10 select cocktails, $6 beer, $8 wine by the glass and marked down bites such as Chicken & Kimchi Sausage – mojo kimchi, sesame aioli, pickled fresno; Classic Frita – spicy ketchup, papitas; Tuna Conserva – harissa aioli, lemon, country loaf; Venison Meatballs – wild mushrooms and foie gravy, pickled raisins; and a specially curated cheese plate. Ariete is located at 3540 Main highway in Coconut Grove. Telephone: (305) 640-5862; www.arietecoconutgrove.com
Beaker & Gray
Inarguably one of Wynwood’s best Happy Hours, Beaker & Gray offers $5 beers and canned cocktails, $6 glasses of wine and $7 signature cocktails including the Rosie Sour – vodka, aperol, rosemary, watermelon, foam; Mel’s Gibson – gin, aquavit, dry vermouth, olive-onion brine; and the Velvet Mojito – rum, falernum, mint, bubbles. The Wynwood hotspot recently updated their Happy Hour food selection to include a handful of new items priced between $5 and $9. Highlights include Ramen Mac & Cheese – gouda, cheddar, bacon fat, scallions; Arepa Fritter – yellow corn, pink sauce; and the Chicken Pincho – turmeric marinade, tzatziki. Beaker & Gray’s Happy Hour is available Wednesday through Sunday from 5PM until 7PM. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. www.beakerandgray.com.
Full Menu: Beaker & Gray Happy Hour
Cervecería La Tropical
Cuba’s oldest brewery and Wynwood’s newest hotspot, Cervecería La Tropical, has revamped its Happy Hour offerings and extended the hours, giving guests even more reasons to head to the brewery. Wednesdays through Fridays, La Tropical will offer Happy Hour from 4PM until 7PM with unbeatable food and beverage deals including $5 beers, $6 Tank-To-Glass Beers and $10 Beer Cocktails; as well as Chef Cindy Hutson’s Latin-Caribbean bites such as $1 Tacos, $3 Chicharron, $2 Plantain Chips and $3 Cubo de Cojones (Bacalao Fritters). Those who wish to stick around post-Happy Hour on Fridays are invited to enjoy Live Music performances, which are programmed weekly at the brewery from Friday to Sunday. Weekend lineups can be found on La Tropical’s Instagram. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable. Telephone: (305) 741-6991 www.cervecerialatropical.com.
Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, Chug’s Diner is chef/restaurateur Michael Beltran’s take on an American diner with a Cuban spin, a tribute to both classic American cookery and his rich Cuban heritage. Chug’s, which has been closed for months, finally reopened its doors on Wednesday, September 8 as a permanent and expanded full-service diner and modern day ventanita. Unlike most diners, Chug’s features a full bar with a specially curated cocktail list. Now, Grovites can run to the bar for 99 cent gin or vodka martinis during Happy Hour, available Monday – Friday from 6PM-7PM. Chug’s is located in the heart of Coconut Grove at 3444 Main Highway. Seven days a week, hours of operation are as follows: breakfast 8AM-5PM; Lunch 11AM-5PM; dinner Sunday-Thursday 5PM-10PM, Friday & Saturday 5PM-11PM. Late-night bar hours: Sunday-Thursday until Midnight, Friday & Saturday until 2AM. Telephone: (786) 353-2940; www.chugsdiner.com
Cafe Kush, the newest Kush Hospitality Group concept with a unique French-inspired flair offers Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4PM to 7PM. Guests can enjoy half-off on select beer and wine and $2 off specialty cocktails. Cocktail highlights include La Loquita de West Kendall ($12) – El Jimador reposado, bell pepper juice and agave; The Fancy French Lady ($12) – Fords Gin, St. Germaine and cucumber; and Gold Rush’s Employee of the Month ($13) Montelobos, grapefruit and jalapeño. Cafe Kush is located at 7700 Biscayne Blvd in Miami; (305)-985-4764; kushhospitality.com.
Kush Hialeah serves Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 5PM to 7PM. Unique to the Hialeah hotspot is the Pata Sucia Punch ($6), a drink created in honor of the “Miami AF” phrase to describe a barefooted damsel. Made with white rum, dark rum, brandy, grenadine, passion fruit, orange and pineapple juice, it certainly packs a punch! Not-to-be-missed specialty cocktails include Senora Butterworth ($13) – Old Forester, mezcal, sriracha maple syrup and bitters and served in a miniature maple syrup jug with a photo of owner, Matt Kuscher’s mother-in-law plastered across it; and the Sex On The Sofa ($11) – Havana Club Rum, Plantation Rum, orgeat and pineapple. Guests can also enjoy BOGO specials on select drafts & wine; $2 off specialty cocktails; $5 shot & a beer, and $5 selected apps. Kush Hialeah is located at 1000 East 16th Street in Hialeah. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 12PM to 9PM and Friday through Saturday from 12PM to 10PM; Telephone: (305) 887-8863; kushhospitality.com
Kush Coconut Grove
At Kush Coconut Grove, Happy Hour is served Monday-Friday from 5PM-7PM. Customers dining in can enjoy $5 Moose Juice, 3-for-$5 Oysters, $5 Shot and a Beer specials, BOGO specials on select drafts and wine, $2 off specialty cocktails and $5 select appetizers. Specialty cocktail highlights include the Buckwheat Boyz Presents: Peanut Butter Jelly Time ($13) Bourbon, Screwball Whiskey, Smucker’s Grape Jam; Purple Drank ($11) Fords Gin, Giffards Violette served in a Capri Sun bag and Uncle Luke’s Love Songs ($13) Miami Club Rum, Vanilla Vodka, Chocolate, Espresso. Kush Coconut Grove is located at 2911 Grand Avenue #400D. Telephone: (305) 456-5723; kushhospitality.com
Tobacco Road serves Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 5PM to 7PM. Guests can enjoy $5 select appetizers including Hobo Frito Pie, BBQ Chicken Nachos, Fried Pickles, Chili Cheese Fries, and more. To drink, $2 off specialty cocktails, $4-$5 draft beers, $5 glasses of wine, and $7 well drinks. Tobacco Road by Kush is located at 650 South Miami Avenue in Brickell . Tobacco Road is open Sunday to Thursday from 11:30AM to 2AM and Friday & Saturday 11:30AM to 3AM. Telephone: (786) 703-3120; https://kushhospitality.com/
Le Jardinier Miami
The vegetable-forward restaurant’s lush and spacious patio in the Miami Design District is the ideal location to imbibe outdoors in Miami. Comfortably seating up to 64 guests under a covered pergola, Le Jardinier offers creative, fresh and seasonal cocktails. In addition to lunch and dinner service, the restaurant offers Happy Hour Tuesday through Saturday from 3PM until 6PM with a menu featuring $9 signature cocktails and wines by the glass. Le Jardinier is located at 151 NE 41st Street, Suite 135 in the Miami Design District’s Paradise Plaza. www.lejardinier-miami.com.
Situated in one of Coconut Grove’s tree-lined avenues, Navé by Chef Michael Beltran features simple yet sophisticated New American cuisine, with a heavy focus on inventive seafood dishes and house-made pastas. Perfect for a date night out or Sunday Brunch with friends, the eatery has also become one of the Grove’s go-to spots for Happy Hour. Available Wednesday through Sunday from 5PM to 7PM, Happy Hour specials include $10 cocktails and Cava, $2 oysters and marked down snacks, such as Gnocco Fritto served with gorgonzola fonduta; Insalata Di Mare made with snapper, grouper, scallops, citrus; Smoked Fish Dip; and Miami Clams with Media Noche butter and gruyere. Navé is located at 3540 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133 Telephone: (786) 615-3747; https://navemiami.com/
Known for its Asian-inspired lantern garden and modern Vietnamese cuisine, Phuc Yea is where the Happy Hour vibes are. Guests can choose to imbibe indoors or unwind in the garden on Sunday from 5PM to 7PM; and Wednesday through Saturday from 6PM to 7:30PM. Specials include $1 East Coast and $2 West Coast Oysters; $5 Select Beers; and $8 Select Signature Cocktails. Pro tip: On Sundays, oyster specials are available all day long, from noon until 9PM. Phuc Yea is located at 7100 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. Dinner is served Wednesday through Saturday, 5PM-10PM, ‘til 9PM on Sunday. Sunday brunch is served Noon to 3PM. Abundant street parking is available. Telephone: (305) 602-3710; www.phucyea.com.
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
Escape to an imbibing paradise at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami where guests have a plethora of Happy Hour options. From relaxing barefoot in the sand to a more elegant atmosphere, Lightkeepers, Dune Burgers on the Beach and Cantina will certainly please with beachfront views and warm ocean breezes. The Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive. Dining at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
Toast It Up Thursdays: $7 – $9 select beverages & bites from 5PM – 9PM at the indoor/outdoor bar and patio. Bottomless Seafood Fridays: $69 Bottomless Seafood Tower from 5PM – 10PM
Dune Burgers on The Beach
With plush seating on the sand and private VIP cabanas, check out Dune’s Happy Hour.
FRI-YAY’s with Geno: Half Price for Geno’s Choice of Cocktail, All day Friday Happy Hour
Full Dune Friday’s (10.22, 11.19): $39 bottomless beer, house wine, bubbly and rose with a purchase of food from 5PM – 9PM. Also enjoy entertainment that includes a DJ, fire dancers, drummers, astrologists, etc.
Enjoy Happy Hour beachside at Cantina with the perfect backdrop of endless blue ocean and colorful, casually sophisticated décor.
Cheers and Beers Monday: $5 Micheladas and Mexican Beers
Taco Tuesdays: $5 Tacos and $5 Select Beverages
Miercoles de Mezcal Wednesdays: $15 Sangria Mezcal and Salsa Verde Wings
Thirsty Thursdays: $30 Tamarindo/Chipotle Chelada Pitchers & Ceviche
Cantina Bottomless: Every Thursday through Sunday, enjoy $30 Bottomless Cheladas, Sangritas, Micheladas and Margaritas with the purchase of a food item
Situated in the heart of Wynwood Arts District, R House is a contemporary restaurant & bar heralded for its soulful menu and bustling weekend brunch scene. Happy Hour is available from 4PM to 6:30PM Wednesday through Friday. Guests can indulge in bold, Latin-inspired bites and libations inspired by the vivacious flavors of Miami. To eat, highlights include Mozzarella Croquetas with roasted jalapeño, spicy aioli ($5); Toston de Lechon Asado with roasted pineapple, mojo verde ($5); Hora Feliz Cuban Sandwich – slow-roasted mojo pork, serrano ham, pickles, mustard, swiss cheese on Zak The Baker bread ($7); and Sweet Chili Wings topped with scallions, sesame seeds ($5). To drink, Happy Hour Mojito ($6); White Wine Sangria ($5); Pinot Grigio, Sycamore Lane, CA ($5); Cabernet Sauvignon, Sycamore Lane. CA ($5); Estrella Damm Spanish Lager ($5); and Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen ($6). R House, located at 2727 NW 2nd Avenue in Wynwood. The restaurant is open Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4PM to 10PM; Fridays from 4PM to 11PM; Saturdays from 11:30AM to 10PM & Sundays from 11:30AM to 6PM.
Key Biscayne’s iconic dining destination, the Rusty Pelican, offers the perfect waterfront Happy Hour in the lounge area, Monday-Thursday from 4PM to 6:30PM. Guests can enjoy tasty bites from Executive Chef Jim Pastor’s elevated comfort food menu featuring: Fried Calamari – Fresh Spanish Calamari, Citrus ‘Buffalo’ Sauce, Tempura Peppers and Onions ($9); Crab Cakes – Grilled Sweet Corn, Fresh Chives, Bell Pepper, Chipotle Aioli ($9); Seasonal Oysters – Fire Island, Pink Moon, and/or Fat Bastard served with Burnt Black Pepper and Red Wine Mignonette (each $2); Little Gem Caesar Salad – Little Gem, Shaved Parmesan, Garlic Roasted Croutons, Crisp Capers ($7) and Rusty Fries ($4.50). Libations include Bottled Beer ($5); Well Liquors and House Wines ($6); and signature cocktails by Head Mixologist Oscar Amaya like the Ginny on the Loose; Old Fashioned, Classic Martini or House Margarita ($7); and Select Premium Wines by the glass ($9). Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Telephone: (305) 361-3818; www.therustypelican.com.
The ScapeGoat, South of Fifth’s favorite cocktail hideaway and an Ariete Hospitality Group concept, recently expanded its patio so that guests can enjoy delicious libations outdoors. On offer is an array of classic and signature cocktails such as the Sherry Cobbler – Fino sherry, fresh orange, fresh lemon; Paper Plane – bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, lemon; Rob Roy – scotch, Carpano Antica, bitters; plus a selection of Negronis and Old Fashioneds. Additionally, guests can now enjoy daily Happy Hour from 5PM to 7PM. Specials include $10 select cocktails and $5 selected draft beers. The ScapeGoat is open daily from 5PM to midnight (or until curfew allows). The ScapeGoat located at 100 Collins Avenue CU4, Miami Beach. Telephone (786) 275-6488; https://scapegoatsobe.com/
Located in one of Miami’s most definitive neighborhoods, The Taurus serves as one of Coconut Grove’s longest standing locales; a dining and drinking den that has been serving South Floridians for nearly a century. Owned and operated by Ariete Hospitality Group (AHG), the iconic spot is known for its extensive spirit and beer selection, handcrafted libations and elevated small plates. Happy Hour is served daily from 5PM – 8PM and includes $9 well cocktails; $8 boiler makers; $7 draft beer; $7 frozen cocktails; and $5 Veza Sur draft. The Taurus is located at 3540 Main Hwy C103. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 5PM to Midnight; Saturday and Sunday 11AM to Midnight. Telephone: (305) 529-6523; https://thetauruscoconutgrove.
Time Out Market Miami
At Time Out Market Miami, visitors get to enjoy outstanding food from the city’s best chefs and restaurateurs, cocktails from Miami’s award-winning mixologists and stunning artworks by local talent. The sprawling food hall located right off Lincoln Road is the perfect spot to score sweet drink deals Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 4PM to 7PM and Friday and Saturday from 4PM to 7PM and 9PM to Close. The deal: Pay $5 for all local draft beers, $7 for select wines-by-the-glass and $8 for select craft cocktails. For a refreshing afternoon buzz, try the Cucumber Cooler made with vodka, cucumber shrub, lemon, lime, mint and tonic—it pairs perfectly with bites or a full-on meal from any of the Market’s eateries. Time Out Market Miami is located at 1601 Drexel Avenue on Miami Beach. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday 4PM – 10PM; Friday 4PM – 11PM; Saturday 12PM – 11PM and Sunday 12PM – 10PM. The Market is closed Monday and Tuesday. Telephone: (786)753-5388; https://www.timeoutmarket.com/
Toro Toro, chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse at the InterContinental Miami hotel, features a stellar lineup of cocktails and offers Happy Hour Tuesday to Saturday from 4PM to 7PM. During Happy Hour, guests can enjoy $5 beers, $6 select wines by the glass and $8 select cocktails. Advance reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza inside the InterContinental in Downtown Miami. Telephone (305) 372-4710; www.torotoromiami.com.
Whiskey Joe’s (Miami)
When you think of Whiskey Joe’s, think tropical breeze, white sand, cold drinks, good eats and killer sunsets. Inspired by the legend of Whiskey Joe—a renown sailor, adventurer and alligator tamer who sailed the open seas discovering new flavors and spices from waters near and far—Whiskey Joe’s ‘Floribbean’ menu features local Florida favorites and Caribbean flavors boasting 40+ tiki cocktails, local beers, palapas and live entertainment. Happy Hour is available Monday to Thursday from 3PM – 6PM. Guests can enjoy Coors Light Can Special ($2); Domestic Draft Beer ($3); House Wine ($6); White Claw – Black Cherry, Lime, and Mango ($6); Tito’s, Jameson, Jack Daniels, New Amsterdam Gin pours ($7); and cocktails including a house Margarita, Mojito, and the Shanghai Red Rum Runner ($7). To eat, Joe’s Pile of Nachos ($7) – Tortilla chips, House Favorites queso, shredded cheese, spicy beef, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and jalapeños; and Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla ($7) – Grilled chicken, roasted jalapeños, cheddar and jack cheese in a grilled tomato tortilla, served with celery sticks, cilantro-lime sour cream, and blue cheese dressing. Whiskey Joes is located at 3301 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne; Telephone: (305) 423-6590; https://www.thewhiskeyjoes.
With stunning ocean views from the outdoor terrace, Burlock Coast at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale is an imbibers paradise with weekly Happy Hour promotions highlighting the restaurant’s fresh cuisine and refreshing bar program. Burlock Coast’s weekly programming includes Burger N’ Brew Monday – $15 BC Burger and Beer from 5PM to 9PM; Tacos & Tequila Tuesday – $15 for 2 chef’s choice Tacos and a margarita from 5PM to 9PM; Wine Down Wednesday – Half-off bottles of wine priced $100 or below and a $20 Charcuterie Board from 5PM to 9PM; Thursday – Half off Martinis and Prosecco from 5PM to 9PM; TGIF – $5 bartenders choice cocktail on Friday from 4PM to 7PM; Industry Night – 2 for 1 house beer and wine on Sunday from 7PM to 10PM; and Paella Night – $79 for Family Style Seafood Paella for up to four people during Sunday dinner hours. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. For more information call (954) 302-6430 or visit www.burlockcost.com.
Known as a destination for Mexican soul food, an extensive tequila and mezcal collection and a lively atmosphere, El Camino’s two locations in Delray and Fort Lauderdale offer daily can’t-miss Happy Hours featuring food and beverage specials.
El Camino Delray
El Camino’s Delray location, situated just off the iconic Atlantic Avenue in Delray, offers Happy Hour Monday to Sunday from 4PM to 7PM in select areas of the restaurant. Food specials on offer include $2 Chicharrones, $3 Tamales and a variety of $3 tacos. Featured drink specials include $3 bottled beers, $4 draft beers, $5 margaritas and cocktails, and half-off select wines. The full menu can be viewed – HERE. El Camino Delray also offers Late Night Happy Hour, daily from 12AM to close. Late night specials include 50% tequila and mezcal, $3 tacos, $3 bottled beers, $4 draft beers, $5 margaritas and half-off select wines. The full late night menu can be viewed – HERE. El Camino Delray is located at 15 NE 2nd Avenue in Delray Beach. For more information, visit www.elcaminodelray.com/; (561) 865-5350.
El Camino Fort Lauderdale
Located on the lively Las Olas strip in Fort Lauderdale, El Camino’s Fort Lauderdale location offers Happy Hour Monday to Sunday from 4PM to 7PM at its spacious bar and lounge and in select areas of the dining room, Monday to Friday from 3PM to 6PM. Featured drink specials include $3 bottled beers, $4 draft beers, $5 margaritas and cocktails, and half-off select wines. Food specials on offer include $2 Chicharrones, $3 Tamales, a variety of tacos for $3, and quesadillas ($3-$5). The full menu can be viewed – HERE. El Camino Fort Lauderdale is located at 817 E Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.elcaminoftlauderdale.com/; (954) 530-1188.
Lona Cocina & Tequileria
With its sweeping views of the ocean, beachside locale and expansive patio, Lona Cocina & Tequileria in Fort Lauderdale is the ideal location to enjoy cocktails and authentic Mexican cuisine. Known for its extensive tequila list, Lona’s bar program offers a variety of refreshing margaritas including the signature Lona Margarita, Media Luna and Spicy Avocado, as well as cocktails such as the Paloma Brava and Mexican Mojito. Also on tap are a variety of draft beers and hand selected wines that are perfect for sipping on the oceanside terrace. The full drink menu can be viewed HERE. Lona’s weekly Happy Hours include Wine Not? – 50% off select bottles of wine; Monday from 6PM to close; Tacos & Tequila Tuesday – $5 tequila drinks and tacos from 3PM to 7PM; and Ladies Night – 50% off select cocktails and wines; Wednesday 3PM to 7PM. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by phone: (954) 245-3069. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Outdoor patio dining and discounted valet parking available. www.lonarestaurant.com
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