The 5 most significant happy hours in Miami

1) Zest Bar & Lounge

The hours of tipsy delights don’t get longer or better than this. Every weekday from 3 to 8 pm, chef-owners Cindy Hutson and Delius Shirley tempt the downtown workaholics who live in the sun but perhaps never really see it with craft beers, curated wines and cocktails.

a decorative wall full of ceramics at Zest restaurant Miami

At: Southeast Financial Center, 200 S Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown

+1 305 374 9873

http://zestmiami.com

2) Toscana Divino

Elegance is an oyster and a glass of Prosecco. Expedience is enjoying it at the walk-in bar during daily happy hour from 5.30 to 8 pm. And ecstasy is not being mobbed or mugged at this modern Italian restaurant, and carrying on a conversation in a modulated tone of voice.

black and white picture of customers at the Toscana Divino bar

At: the shops at Mary Brickell Village, 900 S Miami Avenue, Brickell

+1 305 930 8052

http://toscanadivino.com

3) Via Verdi Miami

This Italian restaurant and wine bar, run by twin chefs from Northern Italy, entices with an extra-long, exuberant happy hour. Because it lasts from 4 to 8 pm daily, it often overlaps with specials like ‘50% Off Dine-In Pasta Mondays’ and ‘50% Off Bottle Wine List Wednesdays’. Feel 100% free to stay here all afternoon and evening.

two glasses of white wine and fried baby squid at Via Verdi Miami

6900 Biscayne Boulevard, MiMo District/Upper East Side

+1 786 610 3176

http://viaverdimiami.com

4) Beaker & Gray

Happy hour isn’t always about making yourself feel better, although this place is pretty darn good at that with drinks and food specials from 4 to 7 pm Monday to Friday. Beaker & Gray also likes to pay it forward with the ‘Instant Karma’ promotion. Every fourth week of the month, happy hour proceeds are donated to a charity.

fried balls witch sauce and a pink cocktail from Beaker and Gray Miami

2637 N Miami Avenue, Wynwood

+1 305 699 2637

http://beakerandgray.com

5) Kyu

A former warehouse turned sustainable Asia barbecue joint, this well-liked place is often overbooked. Enter extended happy hour, Tuesday to Saturday (note: Saturday!) from 4.30 to 7.30 pm, when local J. Wakefield brews and the house’s signature Wynwood Mule are marked down.

a red coloured cocktail at Kyu bar Miami

251 NW 25th Street, Wynwood

+1 786 577 0150

http://kyumiami.com

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