Where to Drink on South Beach

South Beach is the city of Miami Beach’s seductive neighborhood, or, rather, playground. Wedged between the tranquil Biscayne Bay and the restless Atlantic Ocean, South Beach – aka SoBe – famously attracts celebrities and tourists to its gorgeous beaches, sexy nightclubs, first-class restaurants, upscale boutiques, and glamorous hotels.

As Miami Beach has grown, new emerging neighborhoods have carved out their own unique identities, such as South of Fifth (aka SoFi), Middle Beach and Sunset Harbour. This guide highlights the best South Beach drinking spots, and their cocktails, located between 5th Street and 23rd Street. Enjoy!

Commonwealth Miami

Commonwealth South Beach Miami

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Commonwealth Miami is a new whiskey bar and craft kitchen, already popular with the locals, in the middle of South Beach’s raging nightclub scene.

Perfectly Pear’d

Perfectly Peared at Commonwealth South Beach Miami

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Ingredients: Old Forester bourbon, pear simple syrup, and pear slice garnish.

1216 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, 786-773-1813, www.commonwealthmiami.com, @commonwealthmiami

Blues Bar

Blues Bar at National Hotel South Beach

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Offering hand-crafted cocktails and tapas, the Blues Bar evokes a throwback vibe from 1940s Miami.

Basil Champagne Mojito

Basil Champagne Mojito at Blues Bar at National Hotel

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Ingredients: Rum, muddled basil, instead of mint, and a splash of champagne.

1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL (at the National Hotel), 305-423-7211, nationalhotel.com/blues, @NationalHotel

Regent Cocktail Club

Regent Cocktail Club South Beach
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The cosmopolitan bar, at the Gale South Beach hotel, serves up drinks, live jazz, and cigars.

Regent Punch

Regent Punch at Regent Cocktail Club South Beach
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Ingredients: Arrack, cognac, Jamaican rum, curacao, fresh lemon juice, orange simple syrup, and green tea. Topped with champagne, and garnished with a slice each of orange and lemon.

1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 786-975-2555, ldvhospitality.com/brands/the-regent-cocktail-club, @theregentCC

Hyde South Beach

Hyde South Beach
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Located at the SLS hotel, Hyde Beach is a luxe indoor/outdoor lounge next to the pool, offering crudo by José Andrés and festive cocktails.

Cucumber Watermelon Amigo

Cucumber Watermelon Amigo at Hyde South Beach
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Ingredients: Casamigos tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, fresh watermelon juice, and fresh cucumber juice.

1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL (at the SLS Hotel), 305-674-1701, sbe.com/nightlife/locations/hyde-beach, @hydebeachmiami

The Cape

The Cape at Townhouse Hotel Rooftop Bar
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Located on the expansive rooftop of Townhouse hotel, The Cape has a beach bungalow inspired décor and panoramic views of South Beach, and serves craft cocktails and rare beers.

Pancho and Lefty

Pancho and Lefty Cocktail at The Cape at Townhouse
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Ingredients: Jalapeno Tequila, jicama juice, avocado agave, and lime juice.

150 20th St, Miami Beach, FL (at the Townhouse Hotel), 305-534-3800, sbe.com/nightlife/locations/the-cape. @thecapemiami

Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty Bar South Beach
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Conceived and operated by award-winning bartender John Lermayer and Dan Binkiewicz along with restaurateur David Martinez, Sweet Liberty offers world-class cocktails and creative American food alongside the Bass Art Museum on Collins Park.

Collins Park Sour

Collins Park Sour at Sweet Liberty South Beach
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Ingredients: Gin, Crème de peche, Lemon, 2 drops of Orange Blossom, and topped with Egg White. Garnish with Matcha.

237 20th Street #B, Miami Beach, FL 33139, 305-763-8217, mysweetliberty.com, @mysweetliberty

Living Room Bar

Living Room at W South Beach
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Although located in the W South Beach, Living Room Bar is not your average lobby, but a relaxing spot to enjoy cocktails and prime people watching.

Rum With Me

Rum with Me at Living Room W South Beach
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Ingredients: Aged dark rum, fresh lime juice, coconut crème, pineapple, basil, and granulated brown sugar.

2201 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL (at the W South Beach), 305-938-3000, facebook.com/livingroomwsobe, @livingroomwsobe

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