A banker, an attorney, an entrepreneur and an intern walk into a bar…no, it’s not the start of a really bad joke. It’s reality at any bar USA come happy hour, the weekend or just about any other cause for celebration. Besides the urge to let loose, kick-back and sip to their heart’s content, all the aforementioned people have something else in common: They have a sea of choices on where they can get a drink. The adventurous amongst us will gravitate toward places known for changing up their drink menus and keeping patrons guessing as to what they’ve come up with. Social media outlets and review sites are great ways to follow local bars and stay in tune with what they’re offering, what people are saying — and, most importantly — what specials they’ve got going on. And it’s not just hard-liquor cocktails folks are going topsy-turvy for. There are tons of new breweries popping up all over town offering up some out-this-world flavors, and wine cocktails are on the verge of a major comeback. So whether you prefer a stiff drink, a breezy tropical concoction or some fizzy brew, if you’re not sure where to go, ask around. Everyone’s got a favorite — or two.
Brickell/Downtown: Batch, Toro Toro, Perricones, La Veinte Cantina, Blackbird Ordinary, Libertine, Segafredo Brickell, Blume, Tamarina, The Corner, Seaspice
Midtown/Wynwood: Lagniappe, Bardot, The Corner, Fooq’s, Kush, Caffeina, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
Little Havana: Ball & Chain, Casa Panza, Cubaocho, Wet Bar, Hoy Como Ayer
Coral Gables: Bulla, Swine, Open Stage, Sushi Samba, The Globe, Café Abracci, Love Is Blind, Piripi
Coconut Grove: Bizcaya, George’s, Jaguar, Lulu, Peacock Garden, The Grove Spot
Miami Beach: La Moderna, SLS Hotel, The Rum Line, Broken Shaker, Hakkasan, Sweet Liberty, The Edition