There’s plenty of places to get a good Downtown buzz — both of the caffeinated and alcoholic persuasions. Home to the self-proclaimed afterhours district, Downtown’s got it all, from the craftiest cocktails to dirt cheap beer. And after a late night of bar hopping, there’s a great spot for some much needed espresso therapy.
We couldn’t leave out E11EVEN from this list, even though we kinda wanted to. It’s a Miami kind of bad idea. Open all day and all night, this dance club meets strip bar is a popular spot for bachelor parties, people who like to make it rain, and late night shenanigans after all the reasonable clubs have closed. E11EVEN shares a street with late-night bars Libertine and The Corner, allowing for plenty of bar hopping.
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Eternity Coffee Roasters
The day after you’re done partying it up around Downtown, Eternity Roasters is the place to be for that much needed caffeine boost. Staffed by coffee lovers, Eternity serves up exquisite single origin coffees, roasting the beans in small batches to celebrate each bean’s unique flavor. These roasters are focused on transparency, and you can watch them roast the beans from their Downtown café and tasting room. They love answering any caffeinated questions you might have brewing.
Too old for Club Space but too young to make wise decisions and not get hammered until sunrise? Well, you’re in luck, because Libertine opened up a few months ago, filling that oh-so-needed void in the afterhours district. Located just around the corner, from well, The Corner, Libertine is hidden next to Club Space, with a simple brick wall exterior. The bar has a speakeasy vibe, with antique furniture and pennies lining the floor.
Want to put on your high heels and best club attire? Well, Pub One is the exact opposite place for you. Pub One’s bartenders are friendly and the drinks are cheap, just like they should be. A true neighborhood watering hole, this dive bar draws a crowd of unpretentious regulars who just want to have a little conversation and a friendly drink.
Serving up deliciously crafted cocktails into the wee hours of the morning, The Corner is the ultimate local hipster bar. To truly celebrate this glorious city, and get a nice good buzz while you’re at it, order the Hurricane, a drink complete with two different types of rum, four types of fruit, a herbal liqueur, and of course some bitters. Feeling a bit more fancy? Go for the The Aristocrat, a classic made up of gin, cucumber, lemon, and sage. An insider’s tip — they’ve got a great happy hour during the week from 4 p.m.-8 p.m., and serve up some mean Chicago dogs for just $3. On Tuesday nights you can catch great jazz bands as well.
Miami doesn’t have many rooftop bars, but when it’s done, it’s done right. Located at the top of the renovated Langford Hotel, the Pawn Broker rooftop lounge and restaurant is a gorgeous bar with both indoor and outdoor seating. The cocktails are a little pricey, but it’s worth it for the ambiance. Go at dusk so you can take advantage of their awesome happy hour while watching the sun set over the Magic City. (Photo courtesy of Juan Fernando/Pawn Broker)