If you’ve decided that heading to Miami Beach this winter is the best way to combat seasonal affective disorder, we are behind you 100%, and we’re all about helping you save money on your trip. After you’ve booked your room at a discount and found an affordable flight, the next thing you’re going to want to save money on is food and drinks between soaking up the sun on the beach. Here are five days’ worth of happy hours so you can score some of the best eats and adult-beverages on a budget while you’re living it up in Florida.
After you get off the plane, welcome yourself to the gorgeous shores of Miami Beach in style. Sunset Lounge provides an incredible view of the bay, with sunsets that will take your breath away as the city is silhouetted in shades of pink, orange and yellow. Happy hour specials run from 5-7PM. While the special runs every weekday, stop in there on your first day if you can’t wait to take in some of the most beautiful views the city has to offer, especially at dusk.
Radio Bar gets its name from the radio tower near its entrance. Simultaneously swanky and casual, you’ll be sure to have a great time no matter what kind of clothes you packed. If you come on Tiki Tuesday, things will be even more chill than usual. Reggae music will be playing in the background, and cocktails will only cost you $8 a pop. Be sure to try the mai tai while you’re there; it’s the night’s signature drink!
You’re on vacation, so hump day doesn’t matter as much to you. But for local residents, Doraku Sushi’s lunchtime happy hour is a great relief from the stressors of the workday. You not only get draft beers and sake for $4 from noon to 3 PM every weekday, but you can also score a serious discount on the food. Be sure to check out reviews before you go; while many of their menu items are out-of-this world delicious, not all dishes are created equally.
Town Kitchen & Bar puts an emphasis on not being uppity. From its inception, the restaurant has been a place where family and friends could feel comfortable hanging out over a great meal with friendly service. Their lauded happy hour runs from 4-7PM seven days a week featuring half-off beer, wine, and cocktails, but if you come out for happy hour on Thursdays, the ladies in your party will be treated to champagne on the house. Many appetizers are also served at a reduced price during happy hour.
Meat Market is the sexier version of your local steakhouse, bringing glitz and glam to the original concept. While they are technically a restaurant, their happy hour Fridays make the place turn into more of a classy bar. From 5-8PM, drinks are half-price, attracting quite the crowd, and the world-class chef prepares ceviches, oysters and shrimp to help get something in your stomach.