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Best Bars in Downtown Miami

Great Alternatives to the South Beach Bar Scene


Miami’s nightlife scene is always hopping – but not only in Miami Beach. Downtown Miami, Brickell and the Design District are growing tremendously, and will soon rival even South Beach. Check out these bars - some casual and some more upscale - that are among the best Downtown. Here are my Top Picks, in alphabetical order.

More of Miami's Best Bars:

Bahia Bar

Bahia Bar
An upscale choice at The Four Seasons Hotel, this pool-side bar serves tropical drinks and light snacks.

Bahia Bar Address & Phone:
1435 Brickell Ave., in The Four Seasons, 305-358-3535

Grass Restaurant & Lounge

Grass Lounge
This funky indoor/outdoor lounge serves delicious food and cocktails, don’t miss the Friday Happy Hour.

Grass Lounge Address & Phone:
28 N.E. 40 Street, 305-573-3355


This upscale choice, located at the gorgeous Mandarin Oriental Hotel, serves over 200 varieties of Martinis.

M-Bar Address & Phone:
500 Brickell Key Drive, in the Mandarin Oriental, 305-913-8288

Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road
Miami’s oldest and most famous bar attracts people from all walks of life with its drinks, food, and nightly live music.

Tobacco Road Address & Phone:
626 South Miami Ave., 305-374-1198

Transit Lounge

Transit Lounge
An enormous bar with laid-back people, comfy couches, pool tables and board games, and live music.

Transit Lounge Address & Phone:
729 S.W. 1st Ave., 305-377-4628

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