South of Fifth, also known as SoFi, is Miami Beach’s tiny and peaceful neighborhood that extends from South Pointe Park to Fifth Street. This exclusive and affluent area is surrounded by water on three sides from the Ocean to Biscayne Bay.
Here is a guide to South of Fifth’s best new hot spots to hit for cocktails, when in Miami:
The Local House
Find this cozy aquatic-inspired restaurant and bar located in the Sense Beach Hotel’s intimate, bookcase-lined living room that serves as the lobby.
Kiwi Crush at The Local House
Absolutely ambrosial; made with whole, fresh Kiwi, Vodka, Agave, Lemon Juice and St.Germain; garnished with Kiwi Wheel.
400 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (South of Fifth); localhousemiami.com; @LocalHouseMiami
Minibar is Urbanica Hotel’s cozy lobby bar located across from the ultra-chic hotel’s courtyard. Find a table on the patio or an imitate seat inside at a high top table for two, or at one of ten bar stools, surrounded by stylish teal and black palm tree wallpaper with deep red accent walls.
South Beach “Z” Pack at Minibar
Citrusy, yet sweet; made with fresh pressed Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Honey and a splash of Mezcal; served with a mini bottle of Tequila.
418 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach; @MinibarUrbanica
Amare Ristorante’s glamorous setting awash in azure, white and coral hues evoking Italy’s famed Amalfi coast. Before dining on artfully prepared Southern Italian fare, head to their beautiful bar with intricate hand-painted ceramic tiles from Naples for wine and cocktails.
Refreshing and light, Aperol, Prosecco, Mint, Apricot and a splash of Club Soda.
1 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; AmareRistorante.com; @AmareMiami
The darkly lit ScapeGoat has a speakeasy vibe, and is the only bar in South Florida that specializes in All-American beers, spirits, wines, and cocktails.
Let the Beet Drop at The ScapeGoat
Tart and foamy; made with Gin, Freshly Squeezed Beet Juice, Lemon and Aquafava.
100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; @ScapeGoatMiami
With a backdoor and heavy velvet curtain entrance, Sophie’s is a chic nightclub and cocktail lounge, with a sexy, late 90’s French-inspired style, that brings South Beach’s undeniable energy to its SoFi neighborhood.
La Papaya de Mayo at Sophie’s
Feisty and spicy; made with Papaya infused Tequila Blanco, Habanero, fresh squeezed Lemon Juice and Agave Syrup, garnished with Papaya.
814 1st Street, Miami Beach; @SophiesSoBe
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