These 10 Best Miami Hotel Bars Are Hot and Haute

When you're traveling, it's incredibly convenient to book a hotel with a great bar. Not only do you benefit from the perks of a ready-made clientele and a convenient hangout, but you save yourself the hassle of getting home once you've called it a night.

Our selection of Miami's best hotel bars streamlines your planning process, presenting the top places to drink and chat while you enjoy a convivial atmosphere.

We've selected a wide array of hotel bars that will impress everyone from the corporate lawyer to the globe-trotting backpacker. For a satisfying night out that's all class, check out Skybar Miami Beach at The Shore Club, one of the beach's most popular spots with the jet-setting crowd.

If you're looking for something even hauter, you can venture to the St. Regis Bar and Wine Vault in the posh Bal Harbour neighborhood, where you'll find thousands of perfectly-chilled wines, expert sommeliers, and a champagne sabering ritual the likes you've never seen.

Those looking for an alternative night out would be happiest at Broken Shaker, located inside the Freehand Hostel. Local hipsters, beatnik backpackers, roaming artists and the like all come together at this quality cocktail bar. 

And for a truly Miami experience, there's nothing like partying the night away while drinking at any of the Clevelander's pool-side bars--a sight to behold.



If you ask any local or any tourist to name 3 bars in the heart of South Beach, the Clevelander would definitely be on that list. And there are so many reasons for that. Most bars don't include an outdoor pool on the beach, and that's just one...  Read More

FIFTY Miami Ultra Lounge


Located on the 50th floor of the Viceroy Hotel in Brickell, FIFTY Miami Ultra Lounge is the hottest pool party in South Florida. The pool was originally built as a club house for hotel VIP's, but today this private pool opens to those willing to...  Read More



The Social Club is the right kind of scene to be in for drinks, dinner and good times on South Beach. It enjoys a cool clientele that prefer a laid-back atmosphere with chilled cocktails and delectable dishes. Come here for their Happy Hour...  Read More



Located in the heart of Mid-Beach is the spectacular Thompson Hotel. And just behind this luxurious oasis is one of Miami's newest bars: 1930s house. The bar itself is inside of a small bungalow on the Thompson Hotel property and you'll have...  Read More

The Bar at the Setai Hotel


Like the hotel itself, the Bar and Courtyard at the Setai Hotel caters to a well-heeled clientele who sip nothing but the best single malts and the finest wines. The stylish and ever-so-sophisticated space is modern and sleek, without being...  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

Rose Bar
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Whether you're staying at the Delanoe Hotel or merely searching for a spot on the beach to grab a drink, Rose Bar is the place to be. Incomparable people-watching is a mainstay at the endlessly classy Rose Bar where, appropriately enough,...  Read More



Just a few years ago, a hip little cocktail bar opened up inside the Freehand Hostel on Miami Beach. Today, it is one of the most well-known and sought out places to enjoy a well-crafted drink for a reasonable price. Frequented by locals,...  Read More



One of Food & Wine Magazine's 2012 Fifty Best Bars in America, the Living Room at the W South Beach features one of the most innovative cocktail programs in Miami. The funky lounge, located in the W South beach Hotel & Residences, is...  Read More



When visiting the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, you'll want to take a moment to stop in at the St. Regis Bar and Wine Vault. There's nothing quite like this hotel bar anywhere else in Miami. Chic and contemporary, you won't know what to make of...  Read More


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