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5 best beach bars in Miami


A true tropical paradise, Miami has not only become an international hotspot for travelers, but also one of the world’s most desirable places to live. Whether it be year-round or seasonal, Miami is the place to be.


People are drawn to the sand, sun and surf of the nation’s southeastern tip for a variety of reasons – including the unbeatable climate and entertainment scene. What better way to enjoy all the city offers, than by having fun along the water?


There’s no shortage of waterfront dining and drinking options in the city – they’re great for nightlife and also make the perfect scenic backdrop for happy hour – but here are five beach bars in Miami that you won’t want to miss.


  1. Monty’s Sunset

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It doesn’t get any better than this…great food, great drinks, great entertainment…set along the docks of the Miami Beach Marina. Oh, and there’s a pool!


Monty’s casual, laid-back atmosphere and delicious menu – which includes (but certainly isn’t limited to) fresh-caught local seafood and a raw bar, not to mention happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Make it a go-to for lunch, dinner, after-work get-togethers and special events. Come by boat – because Monty’s offers free dockage.


Monty’s is South Florida living at its best!


Monty’s is located at 300 Alton Road in Miami Beach. For more information, go to montyssobe.com or call 305.672.1148.


  1. MO Bar + Lounge

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A daily happy hour (Monday through Friday, 5-8 p.m.) and dazzling drink menu – which features more than 250 types of martinis – helped land this trendy spot on the list of top beach bars in Miami. Located in the Mandarin Oriental, the Bar + Lounge overlooks Biscayne Bay and offers spectacular views of the Miami skyline.


The clientele varies from millennial hipsters to sophisticated professionals, and MO Bar + Lounge satisfies them all. The staff takes tremendous pride in their drink creations as well as their service, and you’ll enjoy an experience unlike any other you’ve had before.


MO Bar + Lounge is located at 500 Brickell Key Drive in Miami. Find out more at mandarinoriental.com or by calling 305.913.8288.


  1. The Rum Line


This quaint alfresco bar is set at 1601 Collins Avenue in the Loews Hotel, right in the heart of South Beach. Enjoy ocean breezes at the tiki in this beachside bar.


beach bars miamiThe drink menu is fueled by the famed Lure Fishbar SB mixologist team and The Rum Line certainly lives up to its name – stocking more than 100 kinds of rum from around the world.


The Rum Line’s menu options pare perfectly with its cocktail selections and include everything from salmon tacos and pork belly sandwiches to raw bar bites.


For more information, go to therumline.com or call 305.695.0110.


  1. The Broken Shaker


Located in the Freehand Miami, this bar has been dubbed “the coolest backyard in the city” by GQ Magazine. Open until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, The Broken Shaker is a great spot for relaxing – or celebrating – at any time of day…or night. Poolside food and cocktails are served Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.


The incredible drink menu includes spirits, as well as monthly and seasonal specials featuring handcrafted cocktails that use the best and freshest ingredients from around the globe. Some popular food items are artichoke fries and local fish tacos.


Stop by The Broken Shaker at 2727 Indian Creek Drive in Miami Beach, or call 305.531.2727. More info is also available at freehandhotels.com.


  1. Nikki Beach Miami


A true beachside bar in Miami, Nikki Beach is set right along the Atlantic. Featuring a club, restaurant and cabana bar, this is definitely a taste of the tropics and what Miami living is all about.


Nikki Beach has established itself as not only a popular beach bar in Miami, but also one of the city’s premier landmarks. It’s a laid-back beach club by day, and a top-notch nightclub after dark.


Great drinks, great food, great fun…Nikki Beach Miami is the place to be!


Located at One Ocean Drive in Miami Beach.


Beachside bars reveal the real flavor of Miami. Food, fashion and fun blend perfectly with weather, the ocean, and an atmosphere that is just as inviting for those looking to unwind as it is for those looking to party. Miami really is paradise, and beachside bars are proof of that… constant reminders that you live where the rest of the world goes on vacation.

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