Morning-after spots for a hair of the dog that bit you.
by bill kearney
The pool at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
It’s a little close-minded to only drink at night: Here, some recommendations on the best spots to imbibe under the sun.
Smith & Wollensky
1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; smithandwollensky.com
Bisected by South Pointe Park’s new promenade, the restaurant’s patio has front-row seating to passing ships on Government Cut, and a decent vantage on sunset over downtown Miami.
Mondrian South Beach
100 West Ave., Miami Beach; mondrian-miami.com
There’s a 26-slip marina, pool and fairytale-ish garden, plus a perfect western view for sunsets—all of which invite diurnal imbibing.
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
40 Island Ave., Miami Beach; standardhotels.com
The hotel welcomes daytime drinkers in its pool area, which also offers mud baths—something that may become more appealing after a few dirty martinis.
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; sze-originale.com
The outdoor cafe emits an ostentatious
happiness; the tables lining Lincoln Road make for fantastic people-watching all day long.
Shuckers Bar & Grill
1819 79th St. Cswy., North Bay Village; shuckersbarandgrill.com
A refreshingly salty alternative to the South Beach spots, this is a boaters’ favorite, featuring a 5 to 7 pm happy hour and beloved raw bar.
photographs by seth browarnik