Happy hour—that small window dedicated to catching up with friends or checking out that Tinder match who’s probably lying about being 6’3.” These local eateries have managed to offer great grub, beer, wine and cocktails—and all for one boozy bargain. With summer fast-approaching, it’s time to find your new favorite spot!
Monty’s Raw Bar
Address: 2550 South Bayshore Dr.
Happy Hour: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
Monty’s Raw Bar has proven to be a staple for students. Located in Coconut Grove, its proximity to campus and happy hour prices are unbeatable. With deals ranging from $3 to $6, students can indulge in mojitos, frozen drinks and more. Offering $1 oysters, shrimp and pacific stone crabs, you can literally taste the waterfront view.
Address: 1421 South Miami Ave.
Happy Hour: Daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This stylish restaurant and lounge quickly became a student favorite for its airy, canopied terrace and daily happy hour menu. For four hours each day, you can sip on $6 craft cocktails and enjoy tapas, while the in-house DJ spins reggaeton and pop. Be sure to make a reservation if you don’t want to be stuck waiting in line.
Address: 1424 Alton Rd.
Happy Hour: Daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For those craving Korean BBQ and tiki-themed cocktails, the Drunken Dragon offers happy hour, or “Dragon Hour,” daily from 5 to 7 p.m. House draft beers ($4), house wine or sake ($5) and over 10 signature cocktails ($6 or $7) can be enjoyed on the worldwide playground that is Miami Beach.
Address: 2727 NW 2nd Ave.
Happy Hour: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday
Better known for its diva-filled weekend drag brunch experience, R House is a contemporary restaurant and bar located in the heart of Wynwood. During their weekday happy hour, enjoy bites and drinks from their diverse menu, including Miami classics like a Cuban sandwich ($7) and house mojito ($6).
words_alexis masciarella. photo_sydney burnett.
This article was published in Distraction’s summer 2021 print issue.