Cheers: The Haute 5 Local Bars in Miami

Club 50

Hailed by Black Book as an “exclusive hotspot” perched atop the 50th floor of Viceroy Miami, Club 50’s interior features the city’s most exclusive bar, while the private outside pool deck with bar offers dramatic skyline views unequalled in Miami. Club 50 is at once an airy and intimate escape designed for reclining, relaxing, and slipping away. Reflecting the refined grace of a proper English garden combined with the detailed intensity of an exotic lounge, 12-foot daybeds and continental-height chairs unite with rich millwork and marble flooring to invite drinking well after sunset.

485 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305.503.4400;

La Fee Verte

La Fee Verte, Miami’s first members-only burlesque and absinthe bar, opened last week to raving reviews. Featuring some of the biggest and most-well known brands of absinthe, including Lucid – the category leader – the bar features both classic absinthe cocktails, modern creations, and the traditional consumption method – glass fountains.

912 71st St., Miami Beach; 305.865.5955;

Prime 112

As one of the top-rated steakhouses in South Florida, Prime 112’s bar provides an impressive drink menu with world-class cocktailing. Mixologist Michael Parish uses fresh local ingredients and unusual liqueurs, like Xante, a pear flavored liqueur from Sweden for innovative cocktails that have both Miami locals and visitors craving more.

112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 305.532.8112;

Bleau Bar

Bleau Bar, the bright blue bar located in the lobby of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, is a cocktail destination all on its own. Beautifully placed outside of LIV nightclub, it’s the perfect place to start off the evening or wind down after a long day in the office. Grab a cocktail and watch the beautiful people of Miami enter this hotspot while sipping some of the best concoctions in the Magic City.

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.674.4760;


Whether kicking off a night on the town or winding down after a hectic work-day, Red, The Steakhouse’s bar mixes old-world glamour with modern sex appeal as well as a mean martini. Located in the Trendy South of Fifth neighborhood, Red’s posh interior and and artfully crafted drink menu beckon out-of-towners, locals and celebrities alike to the banks of this modern noir eatery and bar. Kicking off at 9:30 p.m. each Sunday through Thursday, revelers chill by the fully-equipped, wrap-around mahogany bar for the restaurant’s late night happy hour — featuring specialty libations and a bar menu that lists classic bites like sausage stuffed banana peppers sausage and Oysters Rockerfeller.

This summer, the steakhouse is also hosting a series of Sunday rooftop barbecues. Red’s rooftop, complete with jaw dropping views of the city, will also play host to a variety of celebrity chefs, promising the most exciting barbecue cook-offs in South Beach. With unparalleled service and panoramic views of Downtown Miami, Miami Beach and the ocean, Red, the Steakhouse’s barbecues provide the perfect backdrop for those seeking to close out their weekends in style.

119 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305.534.3688;

W Hotel Miami Living Room

Considered one of the premiere drink accounts on South Beach, the creative cocktailing of the guru’s at this trendy bar has caught the attention of bar-hoppers and cocktail connoisseurs. Don’t expect to be served a typical rum and coke here – it’s all about handcrafted specialty ingredients and fresh juices. Their specialty mojitos come with a variety of fruits, herbs and spices – all mixed with mixologist favorite – and Miami sensation, Flor de Cana rum – to your liking!

2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.938.3000;