Fathom Favorites : Miami Bars + Cafes

1. Lost Boy

Lost Boy

What used to be an old jean store is now a massive bar that feels like an English pub crossed with a miner’s saloon. The cocktails are solid. The beer is poured in British Imperial Pint glasses. And the crowd is decidedly local. What’s not to love?

157 E. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33131

2. Better Days

Better Days

Kitschy, ‘70s-inspired watering hole inside a thrift shop that’s perfect for groups of friends looking for a good time, some great craft cocktails, and maybe a round or two of karaoke.

75 S.E. 6th St.
Miami, FL 33131

3. Jaguar Sun

Jaguar Sun

An under-the-radar bar buzzing in Downtown Miami with some of the best cocktails in town. The menu is separated into three vibe-setting sections on the menu: patio pounders (easy-sipping all-day drinks), cocktails (try a gin-and-ginger High Horse), and exotics (for your adventurous side). 

230 NE 4th St
Miami, FL 33132

4. Café Galleria

Café Galleria

A millennial-pink cafe in Downtown Miami filled with tropical plants, neon signs, and pastel-pink vintage goods for purchase. Grab a "heladito" iced cortado and snap an Insta-worthy pic for the feed.

69 SE 1st St
Miami, FL 33131

5. MIAM Cafe


Disguised among the zebra-printed Wynwood Building, this industrial-style European bistro, which translates to yum in French, is a local haven for daytime fare plus beer and wine. 

2750 N.W. 3rd Ave, Suite 21
Miami, FL 33127

6. Zak the Baker

Zak the Baker

The Jewish cafe and bakery everyone raves about makes talk-of-the-town-worthy babka, soups and salads, and comfort food classics, including an epic tuna melt made with their own famously delicious bread. Beware the weekend lines — the bakery is a reliable backup for bread and pastries when the cafe gets backed up.

295 N.W. 26th St.
Miami, FL 33127

7. Saxony Bar

Saxony Bar

The speakeasy underneath Faena Hotel Miami Beach is the place to go to sip timeless cocktails in an equally timeless (and very exclusive) setting. If you can’t get past the often impenetrable door, soothe your ego with some smooth live jazz at The Living Room upstairs.

3201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140

8. Gramps


There’s always something on at this quirky Wynwood hipster tiki bar, which has its Brooklyn-style pizzeria tucked away inside plus plenty of local beer on tap. Live music, stand-up comedy, DJ sets, bingo nights, and the occasional bout of alligator wrestling make one thing clear — Gramps knows how to party.

176 N.W. 24th St.
Miami, FL 33127

9. The Jim and Neesie

The Jim and Neesie

Stop into the Generator Miami lobby bar for elaborate snacks and tasty cocktails mixed table-side in an intimate space designed to feel like a cool couple’s home.

3120 Collins Ave.
Miami, FL 33140

10. Mac’s Club Deuce

Mac’s Club Deuce

50 years of absolute dive-bar debauchery and still going strong. Everyone from celebrities to the slummiest of South Beach denizens comes here; not everyone leaves in one piece. The happy hour is a can’t-miss, literally: It starts at 8 a.m.

222 14th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

11. Sugar


Miami’s buzziest rooftop bar, located on the 40th floor of EAST hotel, rocks a menu of Asian-inspired cocktails and small plates and the best view in town.

788 Brickell Plaza #40
Miami, FL 33131

12. Champagne Bar at Le Sirenuse

Champagne Bar at Le Sirenuse

Pull up to the show-stopping emerald green Champagne Bar at the only restaurant outpost of Positano’s Le Sirenuse and pretend you’re on the Mediterranean. Dress to impress – this is far from a casual affair. 

9011 Collins Ave.
Surfside, FL 33154

13. Broken Shaker

Broken Shaker

The lush, tropical outdoor bar at Freehand Miami feels like a club for sophisticated adults. Excellent cocktails (including fun, large-format options) and a lively poolside scene make this the spot to hang when in town.

2727 Indian Creek Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33140

14. Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty

One of the best bars in Miami, if not the world, shakes up consistently amazing cocktails in a buzzy space with quality seafood and bar snacks to boot. The daily happy hour (95 cent oysters and $5 rosé on tap) only makes it all better.

237 20th St., Suite B
Miami Beach, FL 33139