The Best Bars for Foodies in Miami

The OpenTable Team

The most tropical major city in the USA, Miami has a nightlife scene unlike anywhere else in the country. From the oceanfront party hotshots of South Beach to the hip lounges and live music venues of the Design District, the best bars in Miami come in many different flavors. But where are the savviest barflies and night owls getting their groove on in Miami? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We have pulled data from thousands of bars, lounges, nightclubs, and venues in Miami to zero in on the absolute hottest spots. Put on your favorite party dress and enjoy.

Restaurants:Bo's Pub, Palace, Astra
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American, Mediterranean
Neighborhoods:Fort Lauderdale, Miami / Palm Beach, Wynwood / Edgewater

Bo's Pub

$$$$·American·
Fort Lauderdale
181 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
  • Bar Seating
Craft cocktails enjoyed on the second story open-air balcony overlooking Fort Lauderdale’s bustling Las Olas Blvd draw the crowds to The Balcony. Downstairs, the centrally located Read more
94% recommended
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Palace

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Miami / Palm Beach
760 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Hot Spot
  • Brunch
The first LGBT oriented bar to open on always packed Ocean Drive, the Palace is a South Beach Miami institution that attracts locals and visitors alike. Live drag shows take place Read more
97% recommended
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Astra

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Wynwood / Edgewater
230 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Panoramic views out over the Arts District from the open air “Sky Garden”, where guests relax in cozy swinging couches, make Astra a favorite for both the after work and late-nightRead more
83% recommended

BAR RITA- Fort Lauderdale

$$$$·Mexican·
Fort Lauderdale
182 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Bar Seating
  • Fun
With a Mexican food restaurant downstairs and a margarita bar upstairs on the rooftop, BAR RITA is a popular place to celebrate in the Fort Lauderdale area. Daily happy hour speciaRead more
95% recommended
Mexican in Miami / Southeast Florida

El Camino Mexican Soul Food - Mezcal & Tequila Bar - Fort Lauderdale

$$$$·Mexican·
Fort Lauderdale
809 reviews
  • Fun
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Hot Spot
As famous for their freshly made margaritas as their locally sourced Mexican “Soul Food”, El Camino is a Delray Beach neighborhood favorite. With both after work and late-night hapRead more
91% recommended
Mexican in Miami / Southeast Florida
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Mastro's Ocean Club - Fort Lauderdale

$$$$·Seafood·
Fort Lauderdale
962 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Waterfront dining on the canals of Fort Lauderdale is the main attraction to Mastro’s Ocean Club but the restaurant’s elegant lounge area is also one of the best bars in Miami to eRead more
88% recommended
Scenic View in Ft. Lauderdale - Broward County

R House Wynwood

$$$$·American·
Wynwood / Edgewater
738 reviews
  • Fun
  • Brunch
  • Good for Birthdays
An upscale restaurant, locally focused art gallery, and serious nightlife venue all in one, Wynwood’s R House dazzles multiple senses at the same time. Besides a progressively pricRead more
96% recommended
Brunch in Miami / Southeast Florida
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DUNE at Auberge Beach

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Fort Lauderdale
847 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Located inside of the Auberge Beach Resort and Spa, DUNE is a comfortable and classy restaurant that also attracts those in the mood for a fine glass of wine. Tapping into the NortRead more
90% recommended
Best Ambience in Ft. Lauderdale - Broward County
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Bakan

$$$$·Mexican·
Wynwood / Edgewater
463 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
With over 6,000 square feet of dining and drinking space surrounded by a live cactus garden, BAKAN is an artsy modern take on the classic Mexican restaurant and drinking establishmRead more
92% recommended
Mexican in Miami / Southeast Florida

Good Spirits Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Fort Lauderdale
413 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
Designed to recreate the elegance of the mid-20th century, Good Spirits is a classic American and Sushi restaurant known for its dedication to the craft cocktail. Located in Fort LRead more
92% recommended
American in Ft. Lauderdale - Broward County
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The Foundry

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pompano Beach
528 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
A homage to the industrial revolution in the United States, with re-purposed metal doors, bricks, and other items from cities across America used in the decor, the Foundry is a resRead more
88% recommended
Contemporary American in Ft. Lauderdale - Broward County
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Señor Frog's - Miami

$$$$·Mexican·
Miami Beach / South Beach
168 reviews
  • Fun
  • Group Bookings
  • Hot Spot
The Miami outpost of the international Senor Frog’s chain is located right on Española Way in the heart of South Beach. Besides dishes based on Caribbean and Mexican classics, likeRead more
Child Friendly in Miami / Southeast Florida
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Tap 42- Coral Gables

$$$$·American·
Coral Gables / Coral Way / Little Havana
145 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
A gastropub named after the 42 different kinds of craft beer served on tap, Tap 42 is a local favorite in the historic Coral Gables neighborhood of Miami. The open floor plan and lRead more
90% recommended
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Bâoli Miami

$$$$·Asian·
Miami Beach / South Beach
1,069 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Group Bookings
  • Fun
One visit to Bâoli and guests understand why the Miami nightlife scene is often referred to as more European than American. The sleek upscale eatery focusing on Asian American fusiRead more
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Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Kendall

$$$$·Peruvian·
Kendall / Kendall West
742 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Special Occasions
A Peruvian themed restaurant in Miami’s Doral neighborhood, Pisco y Nazca also specializes in the South American countries famous distilled grape alcohol. Pisco is used to create bRead more
85% recommended

Marion

$$$$·American·
Brickell
372 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
  • Group Bookings
A restaurant and lounge located in Miami’s Brickell area, Marion is known for its brasserie-style Asian American dining, but it also draws a strong bar crowd to the lounge area. WiRead more
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Villa Azur

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Miami Beach / South Beach
853 reviews
  • Fun
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
The fine flavors of France and Italy are the inspiration behind the dishes at Villa Azur, a courtyard sporting fine dining establishment in the heart of Miami Beach on Collins AveRead more
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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Pembroke Pines

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pembroke Pines
1,919 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
The Cooper’s Hawk Winery produces over 700,000 cases of wine each year, most of it used in its own restaurants across the country. The Pembroke Pines location of this Italian and ARead more
95% recommended
Best Value in Ft. Lauderdale - Broward County
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YOLO

$$$$·American·
Fort Lauderdale
3,838 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • People Watching
Calling itself a” foodies delight and a socialite's playground”, YOLO is a sophisticated restaurant and lounge in the heart of the Las Olas area of Fort Lauderdale. An outdoor patiRead more
91% recommended