If you’ve got old friends coming back to town over the Thanksgiving holiday, you’ll want to start making plans now for an epic meet-up at one of Miami’s most happening spots. Don’t know where to go? We’ve got you covered. Based on anonymized trip data, these are the top 10 Miami bars frequented by Uber riders during Thanksgiving in 2016. Our riders know what’s up: We couldn’t have curated a better list ourselves.
Miami bars to visit on Thanksgiving Eve
One great thing about Area 31 is the panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, the Miami River, and glittering Miami skyscrapers. Located on the 16th floor of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel, this elegant restaurant is a comfy place to meet up with friends and enjoy delicious international cuisine. Social Hour goes from 5pm to 11pm and offers great drink deals and a Social Hour menu.
When: Daily breakfast, 7am – 10:30am; daily lunch, 11:30am – 3pm; dinner, Sun – Thurs, 6pm – 10pm; Fri – Sat, 6pm – 11pm
Where: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way
2. Wood Tavern
This artsy, industrial tavern serves up craft beers and cocktails in a friendly, relaxed environment that feels like home. Graffiti, local artwork, and stickers adorn the walls, giving this funky place a dive bar vibe, but the twinkling lights, spacious patio, comfy seating, and ample dance floor make it a place where you’ll want to hang out all night.
When: Tue – Sat, 5pm – 3am; Sun, 3pm – 12am
Where: 2531 NW 2nd Ave
Mango’s in South Beach is the place to go for dinner and a show. Cabaret shows occur nightly at 8pm in the Main Bar, and live bands and DJs keep the party going. The Jungle Room is an enchanted hideaway featuring velvet booths and the famed, muraled Mermaid Bar. Enjoy the comfy couches and Haitian artwork in the Vodou Room, or relax with your pals among spellbinding copper sculptures and other beautiful art works in the Mojito Room.
When: Daily, 11:45am – 5am
Where: 900 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
4. Club Space
This happening club is a mainstay of the Miami dance scene, featuring famous DJs spinning your favorite tunes until the wee hours. Join the crowd on the massive, state-of-the-art dance floor, or hole up on the spacious rooftop terrace dotted with palms and other greenery.
When: Fri, 12pm – 6am; Sat, 24 hours; Sun, 12pm – 11pm
Where: 34 NE 11th St
This place is made for meet-ups with old friends. A gastropub for the ages, this All-American club serves up hand-crafted cocktails and offers a large selection of craft brews. Enjoy stunning waterfront views from the palm-ringed patio, or take a load off inside, where you can enjoy delicious shared plates or a signature burger. Wednesday night is Latin Night, and you can get great specials on drinks and bar bites every night.
When: Sun – Wed, 11:30am – 1am; Thu, 11:30am – 2am; Fri – Sat, 11:30am – 3am
Where: 690 SW 1st Ct
Italian is on the menu at Segafredo Brickell, which also serves up delectable coffee drinks and craft cocktails beneath ornate, sparkling chandeliers. Hole up for the night in a comfy booth, and enjoy catching up with good friends over dinner before hitting the dance floor for a night of moving and grooving.
When: Mon – Wed, 4pm – 2am; Thu – Sat, 4pm – 4am; Sun, 12pm – 2am
Where: 1421 S Miami Ave
Live bands and DJs keep the dance tunes coming ’til dawn at Blackbird Ordinary, a stylish venue with low lighting, large, comfy booths, and a bar serving up your favorite specialty shots, cocktails, and delicious craft brews. A friendly, cozy vibe invites you to dig in and stay a while.
When: Mon – Fri, 3pm – 5am; Sat – Sun, 5pm – 5am
Where: 729 SW 1st Ave
This massive complex houses seven different bars, each with a different vibe. 3 dance floors invite you to bust moves all over the place, and live DJs and drag queens keep things spirited throughout. Twist never has a cover, and nightly specials keep you in cocktails until the cows come home.
When: Daily, 1pm – 5am
Where: 1057 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
This outdoor spot serves up craft beers, specialty cocktails, and colossal burgers to a Latin soundtrack. Live music and DJs keep you entertained—if not swinging and swaying—and the warm, wonderful patio vibe is punctuated with dazzling lights and wall-to-wall greenery.
When: Mon – Fri, 4pm – 3am; Sat, 2pm – 4am; Sun, 1pm – 3am
Where: 167 NW 23rd St
This stylin’ venue rocks 30 TVs playing all manner of sports and features over 100 beers for your sipping pleasure. Artisanal fare satiates the appetite, and delicious handmade cocktails whet your whistle. Dine under the trees on the sidewalk, or hole up inside, where the casual atmosphere and killer curated playlist inspire stimulating conversation and late-night cavorting.
When: Tue – Wed, 4pm – 12am; Thu, 4pm – 2am; Fri, 4pm – 4am; Sat, 10am – 4am; Sun, 10am – 12am
Where: 201 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale
Don’t miss the opportunity to give thanks for good friends this holiday season. This Thanksgiving Eve, assemble your crew, and head out on the town to enjoy delicious drinks, excellent eats, and incredible company.