5 New Bars in Miami You Must Visit this Weekend

El Patio, photo/Karli Evans

From craft cocktail dens and speakeasys to classic dive bars with familiar favorites, here are the top new bars in Miami and why you should check them out. 


1. The Anderson

The site of Miami’s oldest bar, this MiMo neighborhood gem offers an eclectic menu helmed by Vagabond’s Alex Chang and a slew of creative, fun and delicious cocktalis by Bar Lab’s Elad Zvi and Gabe Orta – also co-owners of the spot and the team behind Broken Shaker

709 NE 79th Street, Miami

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Photo/World Red Eye

2. Sugar

Brickell finally has a rooftop bar! While it may seem like it’s been a long time coming, Sugar was well worth the wait. Located on the 40th floor of EAST, Miami, the bar is set up to feel like a stylish and zen Asian garden. Guests can gaze out across to Miami Beach and Key Biscayne, while sipping Sesame Slings and Lychee Blossom martinis from couches shaded by lush and verdant foliage. 

788 Brickell Plaza, Miami

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3. El Patio

Occupying the space formerly known as The Social Lubricant Lounge, El Patio makes you feel as though you’ve stepped into a backyard party somewhere in South America. Friends sit and drink on bleecher style seating, twinkling string lights illuminate the outdoor space, and a variety of live DJs play latin and cumbia beats all night long. At the bar, you’ll find all manner of beer specials, along with craft cocktails and Latin comfort food. 

167 NW 23rd Street, Miami


4. Caviar Russe

If a budget isn’t on your list of problems, check out Caviar Russe. Located in Brickell’s Four Seasons hotel, the restaurant boasts 20 different kinds of bubbly and 10 different caviars covering a few price points: expensive and uber expensive. Check out their new Dom Fridays, featuring Dom Perignon champagne for $25 a glass or $100 a bottle, power bites by chef David Valencia and music by DJ Mike Sike. 

1441 Brickell Avenue, Miami


5. Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar South Miami

The second iteration of this Fort Lauderdale mainstay and the sister restaurant to ROK:BRGR, Tacocraft features a menu of Mexican favorites, handcrafted gourmet tacos, a quesadilla bar, and a fine selections of tequila- and mezcal- infused craft cocktails and margaritas. Did we mention they offer a menu of late night bites for those after-hours munchies? 

5829 SW 73rd Street South, Miami