If you’re in the mood for a relaxing night near the beach, Ocean Drive is the perfect place for you. With its Art Deco architecture and endless rows of casual bars, it’s the perfect antidote to the hectic nightclub scene. You can enjoy the beautiful view of Miami Beach while sipping a refreshing cocktail – what could be better?
There’s something electric about Ocean Drive – maybe it’s the vibe of the city or the freedom to be who you want to be. Whatever it’s, it draws you in and won’t let you go. Here are the five best bars for a night of dancing, drinking and debauchery in South Beach.
1. Mango’s Tropical Cafe South Beach
Mango’s Tropical Cafe South Beach is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. It’s a casual cafe during the day, but in the evening it transforms into a lively lounge with Latin music and salsa dancers on stage.
When you enter the bar, you can’t help but notice the enticing selection of drinks on offer. Whether it’s a mojito, a margarita or a rum and coke that catches your eye, you know you’re in for something special. But that’s not all – the outdoor patio and interior of Mango’s are just waiting for you to discover. So grab a drink and take a stroll. You won’t be disappointed.
2. Wet Willie’s
Wet Willie’s is a two-story building with a bar and restaurant from whose balcony you can see Ocean Drive and the beach. It’s famous for its iced cocktails, strong drinks and lively atmosphere – a night you won’t soon forget.
You can protect yourself from the heat with a frozen daiquiri and get ready to black out. The colorful and fruity menu consists of favorites like the very strong and Wet Willie’s original Attitude Improvement, Call-a-Cab, Sex on the Beach, Monkey Shine, Shock Treatment and more.
But beware, if you gulp down these delicious frozen cocktails too quickly, your brain will slowly and painfully freeze.
3. Clevelander South Beach Bar
You just can’t come to Miami without being baptized at the Clevelander South Beach. It’s an institution here, and you just have to do it. The open-air bar is crowded and loud, but the drinks are strong and the nightlife is exciting. Whether you’re flirting with foreign beauties by the pool or dancing to Latin sounds, you’ll definitely have a good time.
Don’t miss sampling the excellent cocktails under the palm trees while enjoying the gentle ocean breeze across the street. Be enchanted by South Florida’s top DJs, dance right by the outdoor pool, and enjoy views of exciting Ocean Drive. An experience not to be missed!
4. Finnegan’s Way
Finnegan’s Way is an American and Irish bar and a cozy place to lounge, with TV sports and a pool table in rustic rooms with seating in the middle of the Ocean Drive sidewalk. The outdoor patio with its umbrellas is the perfect place to relax after a day in the sun on South Beach.
The Irish sports bar, decorated with green-lit palm trees, offers a selection of delicious Irish and American specialties such as burgers and fries. Specialties are available here every night until midnight, and you can take advantage of happy hour Monday through Friday.
5. Voodoo Nightclub & Rooftop Lounge
Voodoo is a quiet rooftop terrace, recognizable by its bright yellow umbrellas, offering cocktails, draft beer, sushi, pizza, seafood, grilled kebabs and hookah. Here you can people-watch on the terrace or relax on the comfortable deck chairs on the roof terrace with a pool table.
Voodoo is the place to see and be seen in South Beach while enjoying an extensive spirits menu of tropical drinks, frozen cocktails and margaritas. The menu offers a tantalizing array of dishes, from sushi to steak to pizza and kebabs. And the beers on tap will please even the most discerning palate.
These Are The Five Best Bars on Ocean Drive
So there you’ve it – the five best bars on Ocean Drive! Whether you’re looking for a place to watch the sunset, people-watch, or just enjoy a tasty cocktail during happy hour, these bars have it all. Thanks to our privileged location on Ocean Drive and 5th Street, you can enjoy all of these bars and more near the Bentley Hotel South Beach.
Enjoy Miami nightlife without worrying about driving or finding a cab. You get the whole package: luxurious accommodations at the Bentley Hotel South Beach, great bars and restaurants, and the best nightlife in Miami. Next time you’re on Ocean Drive, be sure to check out one (or all!) of these great bars.