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5 Cocktail Bars to Try in South Beach

March 8th, 2019 Eat & Drink
5 Cocktail Bars to Try in South Beach

South Beach loves its cocktails, so much so that nearly every restaurant has its own signature cocktail menu. Recognized as one of the cocktail renaissance capitals, SoBe is serving up some of the most innovative concoctions in the world. Here are five of the most noteworthy cocktail lounges that are worth the hype.

Drinkhouse Fire and Ice Bar

Visit Miami’s first and only ice bar, located just across the street from The Sagamore Hotel South Beach. The experimental cocktail bar features a chilly 23-degree vodka bar with ice caverns constructed from 100,000 pounds of pure glacial ice. Enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail served from a glass made entirely of ice before heading into the toasty fire lounge to warm up. Their expert mixologists serve up some of the most elaborate cocktails in all of SoBe. Besides nightly music and artistic entertainment, Drinkhouse hosts a regular Canvas Club Paint and Wine Night, where guests can participate in a boozy evening of painting and cocktails. Create a masterpiece with step-by-step instructions and the assistance of some liquid confidence. Make sure to reserve your ice bar experience in advance. Open Wednesday, 8 p.m. to midnight, Thursday 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Friday through Sunday, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 1672 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company

A short walk from Sagamore, Sweet Liberty serves up excellent cocktails and a warm and inviting vibe. Tucked away from the hustle of the town, the atmosphere of the lounge is simultaneously super chill and lively. Created by award-winning bartender John Lermayer and Dan Binkiewicz along with restaurateur David Martinez, Sweet Liberty presents classic American food and creative cocktails to get your SoBe night started. Visit during their daily happy hour for 95 cent oysters and select $5 cocktails, including their refreshing Aperol Spritz with Aperol, Prosecco, Perrier, and an orange slice. Open Monday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 237 20th St Suite B, Miami Beach

Kill Your Idol

This SoBe establishment gives us serious Brooklyn vibes, with underground music and a ‘No Wave’ movement-esque vibrant atmosphere. Reminiscent of the great New York City music clubs of the past, the dive bar spot has amazing entertainment, super cool bartenders, changing artwork highlighting local artists, and best of all - no cover charge. Visit their website for their daily drink specials, including $6 Absolut Mondays and Ladies’ Night Wednesdays. Open everyday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 222 Española Way, Miami Beach

Bolivar Miami Beach

We may come for their signature cocktails, but Bolivar’s authentic Colombian food is well worth the visit. With fresh ingredients, impeccable flavors, and decadent desserts, their menu pairs excellent with their liquid refreshments. Order the ceviche and try the Pisco del Pata, served in a tiki tumbler with pisco, lime, spicy Colombian aji, honey syrup, fresh mint, and ginger ale. Open Sunday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to midnight, and Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. 841 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Sagamore Pool Bar

When you stay with The Sagamore Hotel South Beach, you don’t have far to walk for an expertly crafted cocktail. Visit the pool bar for a sleek poolside lounge to connect with friends. We serve up delectable culinary bites prepared by Executive Chef Michael Smerda, known for his progressive menu highlighting the local flavors of South Beach. Let our expert mixologists prepare you our Mona Lisa cocktail, created with the anise flavors of Pastis and fresh-squeezed citrus. Drop by during happy hour for our best deals.

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Gain exclusive access to our outdoor oasis and pool bar when you stay with The Sagamore Hotel South Beach, an iconic Miami Beach destination known for its unique collection of contemporary art, spacious suites, and prime location only steps from the white sands of South Beach. Choose from our best rates and special offers when you book direct.