The Best Happy Hours in Miami Beach

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It’s 5 o’clock, where are you heading? Miami Beach has plenty of thirst-quenching and soul-melting happy hour specials from groovy dive bars to upscale Japanese restaurants and rooftop bars with iconic ocean views.

Below we’ve gathered the creme de la creme of Miami’s happy hour scene so you don’t have to waste time deciding and can take advantage of the fleeting specials.

Casa Isola

casa isola

We’ve surely raved enough about how much we love dining at Casa Isola. The casual Italian osteria helmed by Chef Jose Mendin serves some of the best Italian comfort food in Miami Beach. Their pastas are to die for and there’s also an array of tapas-style dishes that we love sharing a bottle of wine over. 

Thankfully, Casa Isola also brings forth one of the best happy hours in Sunset Harbor. Oh, and we’re not just talking drinks. The happy hour at Casa Isola spreads on some of their most beloved dishes which means you’ll leave the establishment satisfied and not too tipsy.

Tuesday through Friday, 5 to 7 p.m., munch on $12 dishes like stuffed Italian hot sausages or crispy, cheese arancini. There’s also happy hour pasta to go with your bevy of choice, which are, by the way, cocktails, beers, and wine — all half-off. Cheers!

CJ’s Crab Shack

crab shack

Snatch a seat on the Ocean Drive sidewalk and prepare for a prime people-watching experience alongside an unbeatable happy hour at CJ’s Crab Shack.

The crustacean paradise has some of the booziest cocktails in town including Long Island iced teas, margaritas, and daiquiris. Here, happy hour runs from 4 to 9 p.m., and boy is it a happy one. Beers — $2. Cocktails — $3.50. Are you in an uber on your way there yet? 

Now you’ll definitely want to order an adequate spread of appetizers to make sure the drinks don’t catch up with you too quickly. Spinach & artichoke crab dip, Buffalo shrimp, fried calamari with marinara sauce, snow crab leg clusters — all stellar options.

For something a bit more substantial that pairs mighty well with an ice-cold beer, we can’t recommend the blackened grouper Reuben enough. 

Editor Pizza

If you’re not quite the early bird — you’re in luck. Editor Pizza, the new-on-the-scene pizzeria has the happy hour we’ve honestly all been dreaming of. This euphoric experience unfolds daily from 9 to 11 p.m., treating patrons to a cascade of delights, including $7 glasses of Pinot Grigio, $5 margaritas and Peroni, and $9 house cocktails.

The short and sweet menu boasts meticulously crafted offerings that perfectly complement those late-night libations. We’re talking 2 for $10 empanadas, fresh house-made tagliatelle ai funghi, and an incredible n’duja pizza made with bufala mozzarella.

So snatch a seat on the restaurant’s charming rooftop and get that pizza and wine you know you well deserve. It’s the perfect invitation to indulge in a late-night rendezvous with exquisite flavors and a picturesque ambiance.

Editor Pizza is located at 803 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.

Nobu Miami

Who would’ve imagined that one of Maimi’s most renowned restaurants offers a happy hour? Well, not exactly a happy hour, as it goes by tanoshi hour at Nobu Miami, which really means delightful hour. And oh, delightful it is.

From 5 to 7 p.m. daily in the Lobby Lounge Area, the city’s most discerning food enthusiasts are invited to relish in the pleasure of smooth sips, enticing bar bites, and delectable sushi, all at a fraction of the regular Nobu prices.

So what’s included in the unmatchable deal? Let’s delve into the offerings, starting with the specialty cocktails. Fancy a lychee martini? Or perhaps a Mia margarita? There’s also sake, wine, Japanese and Belgian beers, all priced from $8-14.

On the bar bites menu find delicacies like japapeno-yellowtail sashimi, dry miso salmon sashimi, wagyu short rib gyoza, and spicy tuna crispy rice, all priced under $18. And for those with a penchant for maki, indulge in shrimp tempura, and salmon avocado rolls, amongst others.

Undoubtedly, tanoshi hour stands out as one of the most luxurious happy hours in Miami Beach, offering an unforgettable and indulgent experience for those seeking the finer things in life.

Nobu is located at 4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140. For more information, visit their official website.

Paperfish Sushi 

paperfish sushi

Nestled in the heart of Espanola Way, the newly opened Paperfish Sushi stands as a beacon of Tokyo izakaya charm and superb nikkei cuisine.

This gem effortlessly blends the lively atmosphere of a traditional Japanese bar with the sophistication of superbly crafted Japanese and Peruvian-inspired dishes. The allure extends to its happy hour – the Kampai Happy Hour unfolds daily from 3 to 7 p.m. and has unbeatable deals on Japanese quenchers and bites. 

For $6.95 early birds can get an array of beers, including Japanese Sapporo beer, wine, and even sake. Going on to the $7.95 category you’ll find irresistible house cocktails like the passionfruit martini or whiskey sour. 

To go with the drinks there’s a lengthy menu of appetizers for $7.95 each – pork and shrimp gyoza, the restaurant’s ambrosial tiradito apasionado, Chef’s selection sashimi, ceviche, a variety of maki, and more. Next time you find yourself strolling on the vibrant Espanola Way – you know just the spot to chill and recline. 

Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company isn’t just your regular bar in Miami Beach — it’s the go-to spot for everyone and their mama, whether it’s happy hour or not. Thankfully though, they do have a bomb happy hour to boot.

The happiest of happy hours at Sweet Liberty keeps folks grooving from 4 to 8 p.m. daily. Oh and by the by, they also got the most killer oyster deal in town — East Coast oysters at a mere 95 cents each.  

Now, let’s talk about the juice that America’s top 50 voted bars has concocted for us.  For $10 sip on A1 craft cocktails like the Sherry Cobbler made with sherry, guava nectar, chipotle, and mint; or dive into the unique Pickle Ball, tasting like pickle brine in all the swankiest ways, with a gin and St Germain base. 

If you’re more of a beer or wine aficionado, they’ve got you covered with prices that won’t break the bank — $8 and under. And for those feeling adventurous, daily shots are a steal at $6, including the scrumptious chocolate and bananas shot that’s basically dessert in a glass. Catch you at the Liberty — it’s where the flavor’s at!

Sweet Liberty is located at 237-B 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL, 33139. 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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