9 Classy Miami Happy Hours That Aren’t Crawling with College Bros
We love a reasonably priced cocktail, but we also prefer to enjoy our post-work hours sans rowdy college kids. Here are nine classy Miami happy hours for the grown woman you are—because being a grown-up means drinking $6 frosé, right?
1. 800° Woodfired Kitchen
You know 800° Woodfired Kitchen as the Dwyane Wade– and Udonis Haslem–owned spot with killer pizza and roasted cauliflower. But did you know this restaurant also hosts Aventura’s best happy hour? Whether you work or live in the City of Excellence, take a short detour after you clock out for discounted prime rib French dip and $6 wines by the glass.
2956 NE 199th St., Aventura; 305-902-4363 or 800degreesaventura.com
2. Le Jardinier
You’re not in the mood for a sit-down dinner, but you’re looking for a step up from the usual happy hour. That’s where the swanky Le Jardinier in the Design District comes in. Sip $9 wines paired with spicy carrot hummus and Maine lobster rolls.
151 NE 41st st., Miami; 305-402-9060 or lejardinier-miami.com
3. Bulla Gastrobar
Looking for a happy hour spot in Doral? Bulla Gastrobar fits the bill with its $6 cocktails and half-priced wine, sangria and beer—every day from 5 to 7 p.m. If you’re close to Coral Gables, there’s a location there too.
Various locations; bullagastrobar.com
4. Edge Steak & Bar
If you’re in Brickell and want an elevated cocktail menu in an upscale setting, you’ve found it. This darling den inside the Four Seasons has happy hour every weeknight. Expect two-for-one bar bites (think chorizo and cheddar croquetas or tostones with avocado chimichurri), $1 oysters and half-priced beers, wines and cocktails from 4 to 7 p.m.
1435 Brickell Ave.; 305-381-3190 or edgesteakandbar.com
5. Area 31
Sometimes to escape the madding crowd, you have to take to the sky. Whisk yourself away to the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel and behold the posh setup at Area 31. Snack on $8 bites and drinks every Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Or stop by on Friday for the all-night social hour with $7 drinks and $12 bites, like goat cheese croquetas, truffle fries with rosemary and Parmesan, and pork belly steamed buns with barbecue sauce.
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way; 305-424-5234 or area31restaurant.com
6. Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co.
Head to Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. for a daily happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. that features $5 beer, $8 cocktails (!) and 95-cent oysters. (A good excuse to order a dozen, if you ask us.)
237-B 20th St., Miami Beach; 305-763-8217 or mysweetliberty.com
7. Stiltsville Fish Bar
Weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m., you can get $6 wines by the glass, $5 beers and $7 select cocktails, along with a range of small plates, sliders and snacks for less than $9 inside this beachy Key West—inspired eatery in Sunset Harbour.
1787 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 786-353-0477 or stiltsvillefishbar.com
8. Boulud Sud
Daniel Boulud’s gorgeous Boulud Sud is worth a visit anytime—but especially during happy hour. Monday through Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., indulge in $6 frosé, $8 wines and $9 cocktails. (Psst. The restaurant hosts late-night happy hour every Saturday from 10 p.m. till midnight.)
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way; 305-421-8800 or bouludsud.com
9. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. (and again from 11 p.m. till close!), feast on small snacks, raw bar items and sushi rolls for $3 to $12, with pitchers of sangria for $30. American Wagyu sliders with quail eggs, anyone?
3252 NE First Ave.; 786-369-0353 or sugarcanerawbargrill.com