Under the offices and businesses populating Brickell’s high rises, you’ll find some of the best bars in town — and killer happy hour deals, too. Brickell’s got you covered with everything from late night cocktails to fresh pressed juice. Here are some of our top picks for libations and celebrations.
What could be better than sipping on a cold craft beer while looking out at the Miami River? This bar’s gorgeous view alone would keep anyone coming back, but the great service, outdoor TVs, and reasonably priced menu ain’t so bad either. It’s laid back, and relaxing — perfect for a post-work drink.
It started as a pop-up bar, but Better Days has maintained its place in the Brickell neighborhood since its debut back in 2014. Known for its laidback, retro vibe, this bar/thriftshop is a break from the usual corporate grind, where hipsters can be themselves. Plus, they have complimentary popcorn, pool tables, and games for everyone to enjoy. A hidden, inconspicuous bar with EDM-free music? Yes, please, and gracias!
Blackbird Ordinary is a great spot to grab an after-work cocktail with a BOGO happy hour starting at 3 p.m. Stick around after nightfall to listen to live music, hang with friends, and dance to great beats until 5 a.m.. The atmosphere is welcoming, with an eclectic crowd and diverse programming nearly every night. Fon’t forget to pick some mint and basil off their edible wall.
If you ever want to feel like you’re in a Jay-Z music video, get your all-white everything on and head to Whisper, formerly Club Fifty. It’s on the 50th floor of The W Hotel. The club features a rooftop pool, a rotating DJ set, and both indoor and outdoor dancing. The drinks may be pricey, but it’s worth it for that celeb-status feel and a night of grooving to straight up bangers.
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Sidebar is a great place to catch some live music, dance, or just hang with a group of friends. Plus, there’s usually a food truck parked out back to help you deal with those drunchies.
Tinta y Café
Situated between East Little Havana and Brickell, Tinta y Café has earned a devoted following from both neighborhoods since it opened 10 years ago. Owner Neli Santamarina envisioned a higher-quality version of a Cuba cafetin, where locals stop by to chat and have a snack. It’s a unique blend of Cuban cafe tradition and fresh inspirations like fresh-cut ham, organic beer and wine, and local art decor.