If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for good drinks and socializing, then our Miami guide to the 10 best bars in the area is just what you need. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Miami for hanging out and kicking back in. Some offer great, live entertainment for free while others open the mic to karaoke or requests for the pianist or just a simple juke box.
We've included long-lived mainstays like Mac's Club Deuce, a place that famed chef turned globe-trotter Anthony Bourdain loved so much he featured it on his show, No Reservations.
Also on our list are highly upscale joints like the Living Room inside the W Hotel, a place where cocktails and class abound.
And then of course we had to add a few neighborhood favorites; down-to-earth drinking holes that are perfect for locals to wet their beak after a long work day and for tourists to quench their thirst for Miami culture: places like Gramps and The Abbey.
All of the places on this list have 10Best reader approval written all over them. Make them part of you next pub crawl, buy your drink a date at one, or just enjoy schmoozing with the locals. These bars are good for that.