Where to Drink South of Fifth in Miami

South of Fifth, also known as SoFi, is a small exclusive affluent neighborhood in Miami Beach. Surrounded by water on three sides from the Ocean to Biscayne Bay, South of Fifth runs from South Pointe Park, a peaceful oasis with direct access to the beach, to Fifth Street. Among the luxury condos are casually upscale restaurants and bars serving phenomenal cocktails.

When South of Fifth in Miami, we suggest these exceptional SoFi drinking spots:

Il Mulino South Beach

Il Mulino Sobe Bar

In the Il Mulino New York tradition, the sophistication of New York melds with the elegance of Miami’s South of Fifth neighborhood. The upscale Italian restaurant indulges patrons with classic cocktails with a modern twist.

Drink: An Old Fashioned Affirmation

Old Fashioned Affirmation at Il Mulino Sobe Miami

Wild Turkey Rye bourbon, Combier triple sec, and strawberry cordial; garnished with a strawberry and mint

840 1st Street, Miami Beach, 305-372-1221, ilmulino.com/south-beach, @ilmulinony

South Pointe Tavern

South Pointe Tavern Sobe Miami

Inside South Pointe Tavern, you will find glowing lanterns, brick-lined walls, and a friendly staff. This cozy bar also boasts a large selection of whiskeys and tequilas as well as handcrafted cocktails.

Drink: Speyside Buck

Speyside Buck at South Pointe Tavern Sobe Miami

Glenlivet Founder’s scotch whiskey, ginger syrup, fresh lime juice and Angostura bitters

40 South Pointe Drive, #109, Miami Beach, FL, 305-763-8368, southpointetavern.com,@southpointetavern

Lolo’s Surf Cantina

Lolos Surf Cantina Bar Sobe Miami

Lolo’s Miami, a casual Mexican restaurant, and bar, is located next to Ocean Beach Park. The Baja-inspired cantina is the perfect spot to relax and cool off, with one of their inventive cocktails or Mexican classics, after catching waves or rays at South Beach.

Drink: Sour Coyote

Sour Coyote at Lolos Surf Cantina Sobe Miami

Tequila Reposado, lemon, passion fruit, chili, and egg white

161 Ocean Drive (park-side entrance of Stanton South Beach), 305 735-6973, loloscantina.com, @lolosmiami

Lobster Bar Sea Grille

Lobster Grill Bar Sobe

Lobster Bar Sea Grille showcases seafood and prime steaks in an up-scale setting. The glittering restaurant has a vibrant bar, where the cocktail menu is the star.

Drink: Sofi

Sofi at Lobster Bar Sea Grille

Don Julio Reposado Tequila, Fresh Jalapeno, Pineapple Juice, and Tiki Thai Syrup

404 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, buckheadrestaurants.com/restaurant/lobster-bar-sea-grille-miami-beach, @LobsterBarSeaGrilleMiamiBeach

Izzy’s Fish & Oyster

Izzy's Miami Bar

This intimate New England-style oyster bar and restaurant has a modern seashore décor.  Slurp on East Coast oysters or chow down a Maine lobster roll along with the latest cocktail creations from IZZY’s beverage manager extraordinaire, Jaime Russo.

Drink: Shuckin on Washington

Shuckin on Washington Izzy's Miami

Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Lemon, Pineapple-Cardamom Shrub

423 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305 397-8843, izzysmiami.com, @izzysmiami


Dirt Miami

A hip farm-to-counter eatery and wellness bar, DIRT serves great tasting clean food. Treat your body to Fair-trade, shade-grown coffee, teas in international styles, cold-pressed juices and 16 oz. smoothies.

Drink: Defense Smoothie

Dirt Miami Defense Smoothie

Thai coconut meat, ripe pineapple, fresh blueberries, dried blueberries, Thai coconut water, fresh mango and honey, -or sweetener of your choice. Blended until completely smooth, and garnished with a pineapple slice on the side of your glass.

232 5th St, Miami Beach, 305-763-8548, dirteatclean.com, @dirtrestaurant

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