36 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Miami.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
HaoChi is a dumpling pop-up that takes over Little Havana’s Union Beer Store Mon-Wed. The dumplings are fantastic.
Melinda’s is a bar and restaurant in Downtown. Their patio is a good place to have a few drinks and some food before a night out.
Happy Wine is a wine and tapas spot in west Coral Gables. It’s a cute date spot and there’s weekly live music.
Over Under is a Downtown cocktail bar that serves food like jackfruit nachos, cheeseburgers, and more stuff that tastes good while drinking.
The Wharf is a crowded waterfront bar on the Miami River. It's loud, mostly outside, and there are food trucks.
Sylvano is an Italian restaurant in Edgewater. Only come here to drink wine outside and split a few small plates.
La Cocina is a cocktail bar in the back of Hialeah’s Stephen’s Deli, and it’s fun enough to visit whether or not you’re eating at the restaurant.
Grails is a sports bar in Wynwood that has tons of TVs and plenty of outdoor seating.
Casa Florida is an outdoor cocktail bar in East Little Havana where you can drink inside a retro bus.
Spanglish is a small cocktail bar in Wynwood with great cocktails and a small food menu.
Tomorrowland is a mostly outdoor bar in Downtown that works for Happy Hour or really any time you want to drink outside.
Orilla is a pretty Argentinian restaurant inside Urbanica The Euclid Hotel. It’s a good spot to share some small plates and have cocktails.
Mama Joon is a Mediterranean restaurant in the Life House Hotel in South Beach. The food is just okay, but the backyard is pretty.
Veza Sur is a Wynwood brewery where you can sit outside and relax with some good beer. There's usually a food truck out back too.
Casablanca is a casual seafood spot on the Miami River. Most of the seating is outdoor waterfront tables, which is exactly why you come here.