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Miami’s Most Unique Drinking Dens

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Miami’s Most Unique Drinking Dens

In a city with year-round warm weather, white sand beaches, and vibrant culture, having a good time comes with the territory. Miami is rife with bars and cantinas. Instead of another trip to the first bar you see, try these off-beat options. Here are a few of our favorite out-there spots to imbibe.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

There’s more than meets the eye at this tricked out taco truck. The Airstream trailer within the restaurant serves up tasty tacos and Happy Hour deals, but take the secret door to the speakeasy cocktail lounge. The space is filled with sexy people, killer craft cocktails, velvet couches, and DJs spinning dance beats. 1220 16th St, Miami Beach

The Forge Wine Bar

The Forge gives us all the luxury Renaissance feels. With a trendy atmosphere, medieval dining room, purple lighting, and bling, this upscale wine bar screams chic elegance. The 6,000-square-foot open floor plan is decorated with hand-carved blonde wood and antique mirrors, lilac and white crystal chandeliers, and a cascading bubble wall. Skip the cocktails and indulge in their esoteric wine menu, complete with some of the rarest vintages in the world. 432 W 41st St, Miami Beach

The Sylvester 

Keep Florida memories alive with a visit to The Sylvester in Midtown. The bar is embellished with warm tones, tropical novelties, and “abuela’s furniture”. The old piano, dim lighting, and nostalgic ambiance is the perfect blend of old and new Miami. Settle into an oversized plush chair and order from their cutting-edge cocktail list. 3456 N Miami Ave, Miami

The Dirty Rabbit Wynwood

This Alice in Wonderland-esque speakeasy will keep you guessing long after you’ve ordered a drink. The antique digs, upside-down lamps, and rabbit decor add to the eclectic vibe. Located in the Wynwood neighborhood, The Dirty Rabbit wants guests to enjoy art, freedom of expression, and the “dirty” of the human mind. If you’re looking for a place to chill out, sip on creative cocktails, and listen to old-school music, Dirty Rabbit is the place to be. Try the Death Rider. Customers rave about the cocktail made of Union Mezcal, Ancho Reyes, passion fruit, lime, and homemade tajin salt. 151 NW 24th St. Unit 107, Miami

Kill Your Idol

The life-size Bruce Lee statue coming out of the wall may be the focal point of Kill your Idol, but what more could you ask for? The South Beach dive bar is decorated with funky knickknacks and trippy wall murals. The alternative decor matches the vibes at Kill Your Idol. Created as an alternative to the “tourism mecca known as South Beach”, KYI throws it back to the No Wave movement of the late 70s, focusing on local artists and musicians. 222 Española Way, Miami Beach

Drunk Bitch

This South Beach Instagram-worthy lounge specializes in unsuspecting adult frozen beverages. Part Strawberry Daiquiri, part Piña Colada, the ‘Miami’ is our favorite. Walk to this bar bedecked in pop art, graffiti, and neon lights in only minutes when you stay with Celino Hotel. Hungry? Try Bacon Bitch next door. 860 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

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Ball & Chain

The historic Little Havana spot once hosted big name jazz musicians like Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, and Louie Armstrong. Originally opened in 1935, Ball & Chain serves up craft cocktails, tapas, and live entertainment. After a mojito at the bar outfitted with memorabilia from years past, visit their newly renovated backyard oasis, complete with a pineapple-shaped bandshell. 1513 SW 8th St, Miami

Los Altos

Los Altos channels the Prohibition drinking establishments of old with its secret bar on Calle Ocho. Filled with cocktails and sugar skull decor, Los Altos has been described as a “sexy Mexican wonderland” atop Little Havana’s Taquerias el Mexicano. Take the flight of stairs up to the 3,000-square-foot sultry space furnished with repurposed church doors and Catholic relics. Mezcal and tequila-based cocktails are their specialty. Try the Oaxaca al Pastor, Sayulita, and their excellent variety of local craft brews. 521 SW 8th St, Miami

RedBar Brickell

Thought-provoking murals adorn the walls of RedBar. Have a seat on one of their comfy couches and take in the visually stimulating place. The neon sign adjacent to the bar says it all, “You are exactly where you need to be.” The dimly-lit bar is a hodgepodge of mismatched furniture and eclectic decor, complete with a Dracula pinball machine. 52 SW 10th St, Miami

The Bar at Dalia

The sleek indoor-outdoor horseshoe bar is only part of the draw to SoBe’s newest ultra-chic hangout within the Celino Hotel. Outfitted with eclectic custom furniture, colorful accents, lush greenery, and surrealist flamingo murals, the cocktail bar and lounge reflects Celino’s signature Floridita style. Visit the exciting new space for the best in live entertainment, seasonally-driven cocktails infused with exciting flavor combinations, and hand-crafted variations on timeless classics. 640 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach

Celino Hotel opens its doors to extraordinary escapes, unmatched service, and unforgettable experiences in the heart of Miami Beach’s Art Deco District. Get to your exciting plans faster when you book direct with Celino South Beach. Book our exclusive Ocean Drive Romance package to receive 25% off our best available rate, a $100 food and beverage credit to enjoy at Pubblica and Dalia, complimentary valet parking, and Champagne on arrival.

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