Ten Best Happy Hours in Miami

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Courtesy of Tongue & Cheek
Happy-hour beers.
What are the two best words in the English language? No, not "free money" (although we'll take that). It's "happy hour."

For us workers of the world, happy hour is the one thing we have to look forward to. It's a chance to take a break after work and toss back a few with friends. But even though most bars and restaurants offer some kind of deal, all happy hours are not created equal.

We've done our research (which involved spending many weeknights at bars munching on chicken wings and drinking draft beer and house wines) and come up with a list of the ten best happy hours in Miami.

From killer views to extended menus, these are the places offering the best bang for your buck -- both food- and drink-wise.

See also: Ten Best Margaritas in Miami

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Courtesy Bread + Butter
10. Bread + Butter
Chef/owner Alberto Cabrera has teamed up with mixologist Rob Montero to launch a fantastic weekday happy hour. Every Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., there's a plethora of bites in the $3 to $5 price range, including B+B pickles; Hialeah-style warm peanut cones; chilindron de chivo empanadas with goat cheese cream, dry apricot chimmichuri, and coriander leaves; toston tostadas topped with chicharrones, refried black beans, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion, and cotija cheese; a double bacon frita with American cheese, onions, B+B pickles, mustard, ketchup, and papitas; fried chicken thighs drizzled with Buffalo honey sauce and served with buttermilk drop biscuits; and Big Al's beef jerky. Drink specials include a rotating $3 cocktail of the week and half-priced beers and wines. Every day is a value, but make it to B+B on Frita Fridays and add $3 fritas to the mix.

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Courtesy Bocce Bar
Negroni. The official drink of dolce vita.
9. Bocce Bar
Don't call it happy hour; call it aperitivo hour. In any language, however, Bocce Bar offers dolce specials every day from 4 to 7 p.m. Sip an aged negroni ($6) or end the workday with a refreshing aperol spritz ($6) while enjoying an insalata di mare ($7) alfresco. Maybe the mood will strike and you'll stay for dinner. Maybe you'll get into an impromptu game of bocce ball. Either way, you'll be living la dolce vita.

Location Info

Bread + Butter

2330 Salzedo St., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bocce Bar

3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

The News Lounge

5580 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL

Category: Music

Blackbrick

3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Doraku

1104 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Tongue & Cheek

431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Federal Food Drink & Provisions

5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Khong River House

1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Khong River House

1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Rusty Pelican

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL

Category: Restaurant


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24 comments
yoannb77
yoannb77

Clandestino pub have a great happy hours. 4-7 and 12-3 am. Sunday to thursday. Great hidden spot in south beach

Jamie DeRosa
Jamie DeRosa

Mention this article when you come in and get complimentary sliders and a free draft beer on me, everyone !

Mariel Clavell Carrasquillo
Mariel Clavell Carrasquillo

A donde me van a llevar cuando los visite? Liza FloresJuan Soto MelendezCristina AlfonsoCarol Torres???

Laura Rosa
Laura Rosa

Erika Briceno Ina CF Liliana Tapia

Carol Montes De Oca
Carol Montes De Oca

Vanessa Diaz de Arce Veronica Christa Delgado let's get to work ladies lol

mbolieu2006
mbolieu2006

They have an okay list here. Some places listed are cool places, but just not the greatest happy hour deals. Like The Corner. That place is cool. I like to go there. But $3 cans of beer is not the best happy hour. A great happy hour is supposed to be good deals and good variety.

Two I think they missed on here are: Sawa Restaurant in the Gables. They are in the top 10 happy hours of all Miami lists on gotime.com (customers vote) and they are one of my favorite HH spots. They have a huge happy hour menu for food and drinks and their food is full sized plates, which a lot of places don't give. Plus, the outdoor dining is gorgeous. The drinks are creative too. The other is Ra Sushi in South Miami. They have a good variety, a good vibe, good HH prices and their happy hours usually pack the house. So many people go there, not sure why it didn't make this list.

mltomaino
mltomaino

Graziano's in the Grove & Brickell has $1 draft craft beers and 2 empanadas and glass of wine for $7. (M-F 5-9pm)

Kate Barnaby
Kate Barnaby

Katie Canadeo perfect timing! Lizzy Lucido HH today if you're alive

Sean Drake
Sean Drake

while the places they listed are nice spots, They are missing Brick House Miami that just opened up in Wynwood. $1 beer, 2.50 crafts, $4 titos and jamesons, small bites menu starting at $6...

Courtney KickPush Mitchell
Courtney KickPush Mitchell

Nice list, I agree with many with the exception of News Lounge The Happy Hour menu everyday is awesome! The 6 dollar drink menu is awesome, however the turn around is nuts, seating is nuts. I've been asked to get up and move almost every time I've been there. The Lychee Martini's are my favorite, but damn, I stand up all day and when I have a happy hour drink, I'd like to be seated. Music is often way to loud. The Corner is tha spot! I love the place as well as The Federal! Keep it up Miami! Great Post New Times!

Paty Damera
Paty Damera

Yanessa Escandell Rivera we should do bocce & doraku! It's seven days a week!!!

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