Making it through the work week in Miami can be a grind. There's long commutes extended by excess traffic, deadlines at the office, and not nearly enough caffeine to get you through the day. Really, the only thing helping you make it to the weekend is happy hour, and few cities do happy hour quite like Miami. It feels like every restaurant and bar has some sort of happy hour special to attracts Miami's stressed young professionals. Whether you prefer wine, beer, or spirits, there's something for you to ease the midweek struggle.

Wood Tavern

As arguably Wynwood's most popular bar, Wood Tavern is never without a crowd, and one of the reasons for that is their chill atmosphere and customer-friendly prices. Wood Tavern hosts happy hour every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, making their already-affordable drink options priced even better. If you're a member of the fairer sex, Ladies Night picks up as happy hour ends, so feel free to hang around for more libations!

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The Anderson boasts one of Miami's best atmospheres and decor. It's an elevated, 80s inspired watering hole located in the heart of Miami. The views and atmosphere aren't the only reason to pay this place a visit, however. The Anderson serves up $7 craft cocktails and $6 well drinks for happy hour. 

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The Wharf Miami opened its doors last fall and quickly became one of the most popular bars in Brickell. Sitting right on the bay, The Wharf is spacious and boasts gorgeous views, tasty food, and great drinks. If you swing by for happy hour, they also have arguably the best one in all of Miami. You can get beer for just $1 and wine for $3 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.!

Blackbird is another one of Brickell's favored haunts, but it does things a bit differently than its competition. Rather than a half-off special, Blackbird gives you a token when you order a drink during happy hour. That drink can be redeemed for a free drink whenever you're done. 

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If you're in the Coconut Grove area, you don't have to venture far for one of the best happy hours in Miami. Similar to Blackbird Ordinary, Tarpon Bend hands you a token with every drink purchase that is redeemable for a free drink. If you head over on a Friday, be aware that Tarpon's happy hour runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., which is the perfect time to kick off the weekend!

There's genuinely no bad time to visit American Social, another one of Brickell's best bars. If you'd like to save a little cash while being among a good crowd, happy hour is the time to go. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., you can enjoy half-off drinks and $10 specialty cocktails. 

If you like your happy hours with idyliic views, Area 31 is the place for you. Located within the Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Area 31 offers a hard-to-beat bird's-eye-view of Brickell and Downtown Miami as well as some of the best drink specials. Happy hours here are "beat the clock," so drinks are $5 at 5 p.m., $6 at 6 p.m., and so on. You can pair your favorites with a tasty dish as well. 

Miami's Latin influence is one of its defining traits, and few bars fulfill and cater to the needs of Miami's Latin community like El Patio. But it's not just one of Miami's best Latin bars- it's one of the best bars, period. If you can swing by happy hour, it'll likely be the best night of your week as beers are just $1 and well drinks are $5. Keep in mind that happy hour varies here; it's 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday.

If you're looking to brighten up your week, take advantage of one of the best happy hour deals in Miami. 

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