One of the advantages of living in South Florida is the endless opportunity to bask and party in paradise. It’s a beautiful thing. And it’s certainly not lost on the people who opened the best outdoor bars in South Beach. The idea is simple. People in Miami like to party. And everyone loves being outdoors. It’s only natural to combine the two.

When it comes to outdoor bars, Clevelander is the STORY. Tourists have been known to come across the pond and to cross state lines to see what the buzz is about surrounding this venue!  And there’s plenty of buzz, rightfully so. Located at the world-famous Clevelander Hotel, this place has it all. The Clevelander’s pool and epic entertainment every day of the week are a huge draw. With three bars capable of hosting up to 1,000 guests, the pool and patio areas are a hotbed of possibility. But if you want to step things up (literally), you want to check out the C-Level, six floors above. The party is just as hype, but you get the bonus of decadent beach views too.

Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami 2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach FL

If The Clevelander is the STORY of South Beach’s outdoor bars, Broken Shaker is the best outdoor bar you’ve never heard of if you’re a tourist. Broken Shaker is located in the rear of the Freehand Miami. This self-described “romantic, compact watering hole” is indeed a hidden gem. Nestled away from the rest of South Beach’s hustle and bustle, Broken Shaker offers a chill but fun vibe that can’t be found anywhere else in South Florida. Guests are greeted by dim lights strewn throughout an herb garden and poolside seating when you venture deeper. And is there any better place to enjoy expertly crafted cocktails than poolside?


Nikki Beach One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Fl Phone 305-538-1111

Whether it’s partying until the wee hours of the morning or rolling out of bed after a night of partying for brunch, it’s hard to beat Nikki Beach. Like The Clevelander, Nikki Beach is a required stop for visitors and locals alike. By night, it attracts the world’s hottest DJs and the trendiest of guests. By day, it’s either the ideal spot for a brunch or a Sunday Funday to get your mind off having to go to work the next day.

Juvia 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach FL Phone (305) 763-8272

What’s better than eating and drinking on Lincoln Road? Eating and drinking above Lincoln Road. We’re pretty sure if you look up the words “posh” and “swanky” in the dictionary, you’ll be referred to the entry for Juvia. Juvia has a delicious dinner menu, but even better brunch offerings. Seriously, offering an Asian-French brunch is unlike any other at Juvia. And with a $23 prix fixe brunch menu, you can’t beat the affordability either. If you err on the slide of class, Juvia is certainly one of the best outdoor bars in South Beach.

Miami offers a steady stream of options for views, brews, cocktails, and nightcaps. But if you really want to soak in what the city offers, you'll want to check out one of the best outdoor bars in South Beach. Register on 305area to stay connected to Nightlife in Miami, Restaurants in Miami and the surrounding area, including Sports and much more! Your subscription is free. (All photos from respective business Facebook Pages)