The Best Happy Hour in Downtown Miami

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Once the clock strikes 4 p.m., you may already start thinking about leaving work behind and embracing those happy hour vibes. Whether you’re craving a refreshing drink or some scrumptious noshes after a long day, head to Downtown Miami that has it all. From half-off oysters and tempting signature cocktails on a tropical patio to staggering city views and bubbly. Downtown has something for everyone, and the following spots all offer discounted libations and bites to satisfy your post-work cravings.

Bunbury Miami

The cozy and charming Argentinian wine bar in Downtown Miami is unparalleled at any given moment. That being said, if you’re looking for a mighty good happy hour to head to after work, this is your spot. Every Tuesday through Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m., Bunbury Miami brings out its happy hour menu of beers, cocktails, signature wine cocktails, and light bites to go with it all.

The array of light fair pairs perfectly with the libations. Think bit-sized arepitas con carne, mini shrimp balls, Bunbury sliders, and cheesy fries all priced under $15. The wine cocktails are our favorite thing here after a day’s work. Priced at $9, refreshing options include the Malbec Basil Julep, White Port Sour, and our usual go-to—a pitcher of the house-recipe Malbec Sangria

Bunbury is located at 55 NE 14th St, Miami, FL 33132. For more information, visit their official website

Jaguar Sun

Let’s get this out on the table: we are die-hard fans of Jaguar Sun. The popping Downtown hangout offers a buzzing happy hour every single day of the week from 5 to 7 p.m. and you’ll spot us there at least on one of them. The space includes a cozy and intimate dimly-lit bar as well as a lush tropical outside patio that comes alive by nightfall. As far as food goes, the focus here is exceptionally fresh raw seafood and homemade pasta that pair like a charm with the creative cocktails. 

Pop in for happy hour and get your fill of 1/2 oysters alongside tried and true cocktails priced at $10. Now that you’ve fulfilled your craving for fresh bivalves make sure you try the cuisine at this Michelin-recommended restaurant. We’re downright obsessed with the agnolotti made with corn, blue crab, and saffron. Oh, and don’t sleep on the “freak of the week” cocktail, like the tropical San Lorenzo crafted with rum, pineapple, coconut milk, lime, alpine spices, and vanilla bean.

Jaguar Sun is located at 230 NE 4th St, Miami, FL 33132. For more information, visit their official website. 

Mama Tried

Mama Tried is a time-honored Downtown Miami institution. A nod to the 70s, this bar is where it’s happening come nighttime. Happy hour here runs daily from opening until 8 p.m., while the bar stays open until 5 a.m., with patrons dancing until the wee hours. True, if you walk in any time before midnight it might not be the most animated spot in town, but well worth the bomb happy hour deals. 

Get your fair share of both signature and classic cocktails going for $7, $5 well drinks, beers ranging from $3-5, wines from $6-8, and a daily shot of whisky for $5. Honestly, this may be the best happy hour in town and a well-kept secret at that. The main focus here is drinks and tunes, so we recommend grabbing a bite beforehand. 

Mama Tried is located at 207 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132. For more information, visit their official website

Rosa Sky Miami

One of the most top rated bars in Miami, Rosa Sky is a place where 305ers and out-of-towners alike gather on the rooftop patio night in, night out, soaking up the stunning city skyline. The rooftop lounge offers happy hour Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4:30 to 7 p.m. We most definitely recommend snatching a seat on the patio around sunset and submerging in the rays of the setting sun, cocktail in hand. 

The happy hour menu is anything but brisk, including rose, wine, and sparkly, specialty cocktails, and liquor, all for $10 and under. There are also choices of beers for $5 and even light bites to go with it all going for $10. Our ideal nightcap—the Smoker’s Club Old Fashioned crafted with bourbon, almond, and smoke treatment, paired with some bites like the adobo marinated salmon tacos served on wonton shells or the braised short rib grilled cheese served with a pineapple-sambal jam—out of this world. 

Rosa Sky Miami is located at 115 SW 8th St, 22nd Floor, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website

Angelina Kurganska

Angelina Kurganska is a traveling food and tea writer. She spent years as a professional cook in North America, Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Angelina is particularly enthralled by the subtle world of Japanese cuisine and enjoys making pottery in her free time.

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