The 5 best cocktail throwbacks in Miami

1) Prohibition Restaurant and Speakeasy

It’s always the 1920s in this classy joint, where the cocktails are updated takes on tradition. For instance, the French 75 uses Prosecco instead of Champagne and the Mojito adds fresh raspberries to its fresh mint. However, a globally oriented food menu ensures that you remember the actual century that you’re in.

classic interior at Prohibition Restaurant and Speakeasy

3404 N Miami Avenue, Midtown

+1 305 438 9199

2) Nancy

Named after a Colonial ship, the Revolutionary War-themed bar Nancy is run by renowned mixologists and features live music programming. Try the secret, off-menu drink, the ‘VIP Captain’s Call’ (30 dollars): your favorite base spirits and flavor profiles custom crafted and served in a take-home octopus glass.

people drinking at Nancy cocktail bar

2007 SW 8th Street, Little Havana

+1 305 397 8971

3) Tapas y Tintos

In business since 1982, this bar is a study in Spanish relics, with vintage costumes from matadors to futbol players to flamenco dancers decorating the walls. It’s also a retrogressive homage to gin, with 18 different brands available.

bar interior of Tapas y Tintos Miami

448 Española Way, South Beach

+1 305 538 8272

4) Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co.

This hometown hideout, founded by the late John Lermayer and longtime hospitality pros Dan Binkiewicz and David Martinez, combines discretion and erudition. The décor is classic neighborhood lounge; the cocktails and fare seriously inventive. From the ‘Panamaniac’ to the ‘Cauliflower Nachos!’ the drinks and dishes endear from the get go.

interior of Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co.

237-B 20th Street, South Beach

+1 305 763 8217

5) Floyd Miami

Located within the uber-popular Club Space, Floyd is a separate room where you can find musical artists, craft cocktails, and a distinctly speakeasy vibe. Dedicated to late nights and locals, Floyd hosts indie album drops, live band sets, DJ residencies in support of homegrown festivals, pioneering producers – and liquor promos.

people partying at Floyd Miami bar

at: Club Space, 34 NE 11th Street, Downtown

+1 786 618 9447

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