Take a break from the clubby “party hard” vibe that tends to dominate South Florida and opt for these bars and lounges instead! Socialize, sip, and catch a flick at The Tuck Room; drink a frozen cocktail at Abi Maria Bar, or pick from a long list of smooth brews at American Icon Brewery.
COCKTAILS IN COCO
3300 S.W. 27th Ave, Miami
The Commodore Cocktail Club is a swanky, classy bar that invites you to drop by and stay for a while. It was named after an early settler of Coconut Grove, Ralph Middleton Munroe, and features an indoor bar and outdoor terrace. Live music plays every Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. The bar also features late-night snacks in addition to their signature cocktails. Items like beef sliders, shrimp skewers, chicken wings, and more are available to satisfy that appetite. Seal the deal with an “Uno Mas,” a signature cocktail featuring tromba tequila.
TUCK AND ROLL
3701 N.E. 163rd St., North Miami Beach
The Tuck Room invites you to “escape to a spirited drinking and dining den.” At this social bar and lounge, you can enjoy skillfully crafted cocktails and delicious food to match! Try one of their “Soulful Social Plates” like Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Mac + Cheese Fries, or the Tuck Room Cobb. And don’t forget the libations! With creations like the LookBetterNaked Margarita and an Illegalito Mojito, you’ll want to try them all! Another bonus about The Tuck Room? It’s connected to an iPic theater, so you can even catch a flick after!
8860 S.W. 72 Place, Miami
Abi Maria Bar and Refuge popped up in Kendall as the first cocktail bar in the area, and although it’s not South Beach, it’s definitely worth visiting! The Barley family created this Cuban-American bar for locals to have a great time while enjoying great food and drinks. The cute old-school neighborhood bar offers draft cocktails, house cocktails, frozen cocktails, and even bottled daiquiris. There’s a little something for every taste here! Food is offered as well with bar snacks like chicarones con queso, fish dip, avocado arepas, bao buns, and more. Mmm, delicioso!
IT’S 5 O ‘CLOCK SOMEWHERE
1112 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood
Few things are better than drinking by the water, and you can do just that at 5 O ‘Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill. This is one of three Margaritaville Beach Resort’s bars, and it’s right on the Intracoastal Waterway. Here you can sit either inside or outside as you find yourself on “island time.” Wednesday through Sunday live entertainment plays to add to the relaxing atmosphere, and fire pits and daily sunset rituals add to the fun! Every Tuesday, enjoy Taco Tuesday with their special of two tacos and a draft beer for $10. Say no more!
911 N.E. 4th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale
Head to the vibrant Flager Village for some delicious brews at American Icon Brewery. This tasting room features an indoor/outdoor patio space and portraits of some of America’s icons, like Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Numerous rotating taps make up the beer menu including options like special releases, year-round beers, and even periodic archived vintages. Their beer list even includes food pairing suggestions to really amp up the flavorful fun. As for food, head to AIB’s gastropub! They’ve got you covered with salads, pizza, tacos, pretzels, steak, and more! There’s so much to enjoy at this drinking spot—Cheers!
3343 NE 32nd St., Fort Lauderdale
4:30 Boardroom Bar has a unique ambiance and even more unique decoration choices. Walk inside and take a look around and you’ll see plenty of cool things to look at! From Star Wars memorabilia to vintage cars and skateboards on the ceiling, this bar is just as kooky as it is fun. Plus: it’s dog friendly, so don’t hesitate to include Fluffy on your outing! This dive bar is also right by the beach, so after you’re done socializing, petting some pups, and drinking some brews, you can take a walk by the ocean. Can you think of a better ending to a night?
By Aaliyah Pasols