Meat Market

Meat Market
For eye candy galore—thanks to both the parade on Lincoln Road and the aptly named “Beverage Babes” behind the bar—try Meat Market during its bustling Friday happy hour. Fresh oysters and ceviches go well with specialty cocktails such as the Some Like It Hot, a spicy mix of Partido Reposada tequila, muddled raspberries, lime juice, and jalapeño-infused agave nectar. Half-price cocktails, Friday, 5–8 pm; 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-532-0088; meatmarketmiami.com

Monty’s South Beach
Situated at the Miami Beach Marina, Monty’s boisterous waterfront scene and “come-in-anddrink” ambience attract anyone from salty anglers to yacht owners to after-work professionals. Sway to live island rhythms under the tiki hut and hit the raw bar for shrimp, oysters, clams, and stone crabs. Half price on all drinks, 30 percent off beers, Monday–Friday, 4–8 pm; 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-672-1148; montyssouthbeach.com

The News Lounge
Tucked into Mark Soyka’s 55th Street Station, the courtyard bar here charms with tropical vegetation dividing a playful array of seating arrangements, including swinging loveseats. On Mondays, kick back with a dirty martini and some sliders, then stay later into the night and take advantage of its two-for-one special on any drinks from the menu until closing time. Reduced drink prices, daily, 5–9 pm; 2-for-1 on all drinks, Monday, 9 pm–3 am; 5580 NE Fourth Ct., Miami, 305-758-9932; the55thstreetstation.com

Scotty’s Landing
Located next to Miami’s City Hall and overlooking Dinner Key from an open-air canopy in Coconut Grove, Scotty’s Landing has been a wonderfully old-school nexus for boaters, locals, and politicos for 20 years now. The vibe’s more Key West than Miami, so don’t be surprised to hear a band playing “Margaritaville” as the sun sets. $1 off any beverages from the bar, Monday–Thursday, 5–7 pm; 3381 Pan American Dr., Coconut Grove, 305-854-2626; sailmiami.com/scottys.htm

Smith & Wollensky
The South Beach classic. Not technically a happy hour, but still a prime spot for after-work drinks, thanks to sunset views of Government Cut, Fisher Island, the downtown skyline, and massive ships heading out to tropical Edens. Grab a table by the water and order a Bloody Mary with a plate of truffled mac and cheese to share. Daily; 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-2800; smithandwollensky.com

The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
The relaxed yet chic environment of The Standard Spa is conducive to all manner of indulgences, such as taking in the sunset with a cold drink and bites at the outdoor Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill. On Fridays, the Gold Dust Lounge provides a live soundtrack of surf noir grooves, accompanied by snacks like smoked fish dip and pitchers of Brooklyn Lager. Half-price cocktails, wine, and beer, discounted valet, Friday, 5–8 pm; 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1717; standardhotels.com

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
This eatery feels plucked from some quaint South American side street, and that sensual atmosphere spills outdoors to its garden patio. Try the mojito made with mint and rum-infused beets and executive chef Tim Balloo’s pork buns spiced with apple kimchi and cilantro. $20 pitchers of sangria and beer, $7 signature cocktails, $25 cocktail pitchers, Monday–Friday, 4–7 pm; 3250 NE First Ave., Miami, 786-369-0353; sugarcanerawbargrill.com

Sunset Lounge
Cocktail culture is alive and well at this hot spot within the Mondrian South Beach with a penchant for cachaça and fresh local and exotic ingredients (think lychee and elderflower). As for setting, pair Marcel Wanders’s fantastical décor with a sunset over Biscayne Bay, and you’ve got a winner. Half price on select cocktails, reduced valet, Friday, 6–9 pm;  1100 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-514-1941; mondrian-miami.com

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