As we near summertime and close proximity to early days off on Summer Friday’s, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the best places to indulge in happy hour specials in the city. From waterfront dining destinations to lively sports scenes or trendy Wynwood destinations, Miami has no shortage of places to enjoy a good cocktail and gourmet eats at half the price. Here’s the scoop on where our top picks lie in the city:
1 MarionInstagram: Marionmiami
The French dining destination in Brickell is known for its fresh raw bar served daily. From freshly-shucked oysters to shrimp and king crab claws, the restaurant offers the best of the sea with a lengthy wine list to pair it with. During happy hour, guests can indulge in some of the restaurant's most popular offerings for amazing deals. Menu items include the Blue Point oysters, Salt & Pepper Calamari, Pulpo a la Plancha, Wagyu Beef Sliders with truffle fries and much more. Pair them with discounted wine specials and you are set for a gourmand experience—Tuesday-Saturday from 5-7 PM.
1111 SW 1st Ave Miami, FL 33130
2 Caviar RusseInstagram: @caviarrusse
Head to the posh Four Seasons Hotel in Brickell for Caviar Russe's "Power Hour" where you can indulge in some of the world's finest luxuries at competitive prices. From Monday-Thursday, 4-7 PM, the luxe restaurant offers a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and Osetra for $135 or Half a bottle of Billecart Salmon and Oestra for $110. If you're looking for more food, they offer gourmet "power bites" for $12 each that you can add some Oestra for $70/1.75oz. For more options outside the bubbly, you can also get $12 wine and $5 beers to complete the experience.
3 Beaker & GrayBeaker & Gray
The Wynwood hotspot is known for its serious cocktail program and delectable Spanish-infused bites. With its prime location just steps away from the heart of Wynwood, Beaker & Gray is the perfect happy hour destination, and luckily offers more than one option to choose from: an early Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4-7 PM as well as a Late Night Happy Hour (Refuge for Nightcrawlers) from Monday-Thursday 11PM-2AM, and a special Instant Karma Happy Hour Monday-Thursday, which takes place the 4th week of each month. During Instant Karma, the hip eatery will join forces with a local non-profit organization and donate a percentage of their Happy Hour proceeds to benefit the cause. You can expect to find happy hour bites during all three times including Grilled Cheese, Spanish Octopus, Cheesy Fries and drink specials like $5 beers, $6 wines and much more.
2637 N. Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33127
To mix in some culture with your happy hour experience, the PAMM is the perfect destination every third Thursday of the month. On these nights, PAMM holds a special waterfront happy hour called "Third Thursdays at PAMM" which incorporates art, music and food and drink specials into one beautiful evening from 6-9 PM. Drink specials include $5 beer, $6 wine and $7 cocktails.
1103 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132
T'he Brickell City Centre's new gourmet taco spot ranks high in terms of delicious bites, inventive cocktails and a fun atmosphere—with multiple large screens throughout the restaurant playing live sports and music videos, it is the perfect spot to head to for game day watch parties. Even better, head in from Monday-Thursday 5-7 PM and enjoy happy hour specials including half priced, beer, wine and classic margaritas. Additionally, they host Taco Tuesday where all day you can get two tacos for $5, and a ladies night on Wednesdays from 7 PM-close, where ladies can enjoy pink margaritas for $6.
161 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, FL 33139