Our favorite Coral Gables spots for drinks, from casual to fancy

From low-key dive bars to upscale craft cocktail dens, Coral Gables‘ party scene is nothing if not diverse. Here are our favorite spots to get your booze on.

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1. The Mighty

Located on Coral Way, The Mighty is a low-key spot for locals that like innovative cocktails and craft beer. It’s got the vibe of a grungy neighborhood pub, but the food of an innovative gastro bar. Try the bacon Brussels sprouts.

2224 Coral Way, Coral Gables; 305-570-4311; www.themightymiami.com

2224 Coral Way, Coral Gables

2. Sawa

Come for the Asian-fusion cuisine, stay for the belly dancers and hookahs. Offering outdoor patio seating in a lush courtyard garden at the Village of Merrick Park, it also makes for a great brunch spot.

360 San Lorenzo Av. #1500, Coral Gables; 305-447-6555; www.sawarestaurant.com

360 San Lorenzo Av. #1500, Coral Gables

3. John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

John Martin’s is probably Miami’s most authentic Irish pub. Featuring live music some nights, grabbing a pint here is a Miami right of passage.

253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-445-3777; johnmartins.com

253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

4. Cibo Wine Bar

A floor-to-ceiling wine vault. To-die-for charcuterie boards. Copious amounts of pasta. This spot is for serious winos and hearty eaters.

45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-442-4925; www.cibowinebar.com

45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

5. Tap 42

Tap 42 serves great food every day of the week, but come during the weekend to take advantage of the bottomless brunch and watch Miami day drink.

301 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables; 786-391-1566; www.tap42.com/coral-gables

6. Uvaggio Wine Bar

Here’s another hotspot for winos. Visit for curated tastings, talks by sommeliers, great happy hour deals, jazz nights and even a blind tasting contest.

70 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-448-2400; www.uvaggiowine.com

70 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

7. Fritz & Franz Bierhaus

Welcome to Bavaria — in Coral Gables. Here you’ll find German beers aplenty, plus screens for watching the game and a stage for live music.

60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables; 305-774-1883; www.facebook.com/fritzandfranzbierhaus

8. Copper 29

Sleek, chic and swanky, Copper 29 is one of the best spots to snag some elevated craft cocktails on Miracle Mile. In the evenings, a DJ turns helps you transition from happy hour to party hour.

206 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 786-580-4689; www.copper29bar.com