Kick Back With Some Cocktails At Miami's 10 Best Lounges

Like a chameleon, Miami's nightlife exists in a variety of forms. There are neighborhood bars in every corner, and roped-off nightclubs where celebs and those who wish to be mingle in the dark. Then there are dimly-lit dives--perfect for lonely hearts and anyone looking for a good story to tell. And then of course we have the laid-back lounges of the Magic City.

These lounges are frequently composed of comfortable seating, stellar drink menus, and crowds that are a blend of sophisticated and alternative. The music at such joints is always miles above other drinking venues, and while some dancing does often go down, it's never required. Plush seating is almost always present. 

Folks who have been on the scene a while know places like Purdy Lounge--a late-night venue for hip hop and latin flavors that's as Miami as it gets. Joints like Cafeina and Bardot, both popular Wynwood spots, have also been keeping crowds happy for some time.

There are plenty of newcomers, too, though. Bodega, for example, has only been buzzworthy since late 2014, but has manages to build a strong following since. And Nina's House has less than six months under its belt, but folks are already flocking to it.

If you're wondering what other lounges we think are 10Best worthy, we've got you covered.

FIFTY Miami Ultra Lounge


Located on the 50th floor of the Viceroy Hotel in Miami, the swanky FIFTY Miami Ultra Lounge is the hottest pool party in South Florida. Its pool was originally built as a club house for hotel VIP's, but today it is open to the public and is the...  Read More



Nestled in the heart of the Wynwood Art District is Cafeina--a sexy lounge that's been around long before the area became a hub for rich art collectors and their entourage. This joint lounge, gallery, and tapas-style restaurant and event space...  Read More

Skybar Miami Beach
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Located inside the posh Shore Club Hotel, Skybar's glamorous, welcoming spaces act as a magnet for the unabashedly chic and famous. From the gorgeous, dramatic Redroom, activity spills out the back door, into a lush garden, then to a poolside...  Read More



One of the best casual hipster-esque lounges in Miami, Blackbird Ordinary offers its patrons a fully stocked bar with expert bartenders who mix your favorite drinks to perfection. Formerly the once-lauded home of Transit Lounge, Blackbird's...  Read More



Live music, album/CD release parties, DJ bashes and other activities of a musical nature await at this hip Wynwood lounge. Bardot fills a void in Miami culture by providing the venue and the menu, which includes funk, electronic, blues,...  Read More



Bodega is South Beach's newest taqueria bringing cheap eats and stiff drinks to locals and tourists alike. It's vibrant interior makes you hungry for those delicious pork belly tacos everyone's raving about. But it isn't just tacos. Try their...  Read More



Nina's House is a relatively new fixture on the South Beach scene. This up-and-coming lounge replaces the old 1930's House cocktail bar, and so far it's being touted as a hidden gem. The poolside hot spot is located inside the Confidante Hotel,...  Read More



Avoid the crowds on Ocean Drive and head to Purdy's, an off-the-beaten-path location with a colorful and loyal following. If the scene grows old or if you are simply not in the mood for the nocturnal fray, Purdy's offers just the antidote. The...  Read More



Located in the heart of bustling Brickell is this multi-level restaurant and lounge combo that's got locals buzzing. Komodo is brought to the masses by David Grutman, whom you may know of as the man behind South Beach's STORY and the...  Read More



This snazzy, Downtown Miami lounge popped up on the scene in 2014 and has since become a favorite haunt for cocktail-loving locals. LILT touts itself as a "sophisticated alternative" to the downtown scene, boasting a Cocktail Hour (that's the...  Read More


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