This one’s for you, University of Miami students. Ditch The Grove for a classier evening, that won’t destroy your pockets. Sometimes it’s hard to leave the college bubble, but there are countless options for happy hour right in the Gables. Get your feet wet with these spots, which take the cake. (They are great options for those of you who live in work in Coral Gables, too!)
1. Bulla Gastrobar
Aside from a buzzing and lively atmosphere, you’ll find a tempting selection of bites and drinks at the restaurant’s happy hour, which takes place every day.
Sample authentic Catalan dishes, from Patatas Bravas and Huevos Bulla, to Bunuelos de Bacalao. You can pair your bites with discounted beer, wine and sangria, along with half-priced signature cocktails like the Moscow Mule and Seville Sour.
If hookah, belly dancers and a menu built on Asian-Mediterranean fusion sounds like your kind of night, Sawa should be your next stop for happy hour. The Merrick Park restaurant and lounge offers classic cocktails for $5.99, Pinnacle martinis for $6.99, wine, bellinis and well drinks for $4.99, and bubbly, beer and sake for $3.99. You can also enjoy rolls and tapas ranging from $5 – $7, and platters for groups ranging from $11 – $13.
3. Uvaggio Wine Bar
Located on Miracle Mile, this cozy wine bar offers $4 draft beers, half-priced frothers (aka Prosecco cocktails), $6 bubbly and wine by the glass, and a food menu featuring bites like marinated anchovies, house-made yogurt naan bread, salt cod croquetas and more ranging from $6-$10.
4. The Mighty
Don’t let its facade fool you – when the shutters are raised, The Mighty transforms into a warm, retro neighborhood haven for beer, food and craft cocktail connoisseurs. The sheer magnitude of its craft beer selection is overwhelming, and its food and craft cocktail offerings (which feature ingredients like rosemary-honey and mole bitters) seem almost too creative (and good) to belong to a local haunt on Coral Way – not that we’re complaining! During happy hour, The Mighty offers $2 off draft beer, ‘Stiff Drinks,’ well liquor and wine.