As the temperature drops, Miami’s happy hour scene is heating up, bringing warmth and flavor to winter evenings in the Magic City. From inventive cocktails to mouthwatering shared plates, the city’s culinary landscape is adorned with a delightful array of all-new happy hour offerings. Whether you fancy yourself a cocktail connoisseur or simply revel in the joy of delectable bites, these curated happy hour spots promise to elevate your winter socializing experience. Join us as we embark on a journey through the trendiest and most tantalizing happy hours that are set to be the talk of the town this season. Get ready to indulge in the perfect blend of cozy ambiance, innovative libations, and scrumptious bites, all while saving a little extra on your winter escapades.


Monday Industry Night at Chotto Matte

Chotto Matte, a hidden gem in Miami Beach right off Lincoln Road, stylishly incorporates the bold flavors of Peru with Japanese techniques to celebrate the best authentic and innovative Nikkei cuisine. This December, the restaurant is kicking off “Monday Industry Nights,” a spin on its current weekday Chotto Hour promotion designed for industry professionals who may not make regular happy hour times. Available all night long every Monday, guests can indulge in the art of unwinding, Nikkei-style, from 5 p.m. to close with enticing offers such as generous 2-for-1 deals on selected cocktails, spirits and wine, alongside a Nikkei bar bites menu with plates ranging from $4 to $13. Small $4 bites include the Spicy Edamame and the Shishito Peppers, while $8 bites include the Chotto Ceviche, made with branzino sashimi, leche de tigre, chive oil, sweet potato, Peruvian corn and cilantro, and the Salmon Tostada, with cauliflower crema, queso fresco, red chili and mango. The $13 bites include popular dishes such as the Nikkei Gyoza, Warm Beef Fillet Tataki and Corn Ribs.  Address: 1666 Lenox Ave., #1664, Miami Beach, FL 33139


Late-Night Happy Hour at JOEY Aventura

This winter, JOEY Aventura’s late-night happy hour is the go-to destination for delicious late-night drinks and snacks in an otherwise tame part of town. The highly anticipated first Florida location of the iconic Canadian-based JOEY Restaurants, which opened at Esplanade at Aventura this past summer, is serving happy hour from 9 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a relaxed yet elevated round of drinks and snacks or a filling precursor to an even later evening with $2 off all pints of beer and glasses of wine, 15% off select wine bottles and bubbles, and discounted cocktails and food favorites such as the Casamigos Blanco Margarita ($16) and the Seared Salmon Sushi ($20.25). The happy hour menu is also available from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Address: Esplanade at Aventura, 19505 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33180


New Happy Hour Menu at Uchi

Nestled in the heart of Wynwood, Uchi, known for James Beard Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s contemporary take on Japanese cuisine, is elevating its acclaimed happy hour with an enticing array of refreshed menu items available daily from 5-6:30 p.m. Uchi Miami unveils an assortment of tantalizing bites featuring newly introduced dishes alongside special pricing on cocktails, beer and wine. Guests can also enjoy 50% off all sparkling wine and champagne. Priced between $6 and $16, the new happy hour dishes include two-piece nigiri offerings: Suika (roasted watermelon) ($9), Boquerones (Spanish anchovies) ($6) and BlueFin Akami Zuke (marinated tuna loin) ($16). Guests can also delight in balanced bites like the Jagaimo with crispy potatoes, pickled shiitake, brown butter soy and Oaxaca; Pork Belly with washed shallot, serrano and basil cream; Wagyu with mayu glaze, leeks, pickled kikurage and cured egg yolk, Sake Pom with gooseberry pico, Thai chili, pomegranate zu and charred banana leaf oil; and Hamachi Temaki with kizami wasabi, yucca furikake, jalapeno and cilantro.  Address: 252 NE 25th St., Miami, FL 33127