There are some occasions when you embrace the Las Vegas feel of Miami Beach and there are others when that sounds like a nightmare. For the latter, there’s Sweet Liberty. It’s packed at night, but when you’re looking to day drink it’s a good spot to hide out from the larger crowds. They have an extensive cocktail list and the food menu includes great snacks, like fried chicken, spicy tots, and cauliflower nachos, along with $0.75 oysters during Happy Hour.
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Gitano is a pricey Mexican restaurant in a Mid-Beach hotel that’s mainly filled with tourists and people trying to relive their Tulum vacation.
Forte dei Marmi
Forte dei Marmi is South Beach’s most grown-up restaurant, come for a special occasion with people who like good Italian food.
The Driftway is the pool bar of the Generator Hostel and it’s a nice spot to grab a good cocktail, some food, and have a swim.
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Swan in the Design District is overpriced and incredibly pink, but can be useful for certain situations, like seeing a celebrity.
Tigertail & Mary
Tigertail and Mary is a huge American restaurant in Coconut Grove great for taking a long lunch or coming with a big group.
Upland is where to go to escape the clubs and chain steakhouses of South of Fifth, while also enjoying some good pizza and pasta.
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Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in South Beach serves fried chicken and other Southern classics in a stylish space.
Michael’s Genuine is one of the only places you can go for a low-key brunch or casual dinner in the Design District.
Baby Jane in Brickell serves strong drinks and Japanese drinking food, like ramen and friend chicken.
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