Downtown Miami is one of the oldest areas in Miami and you can always count on an after-work crowd for happy hour that bleeds into the wee hours of the morning. Tobacco Road is a stop worth making if you’re a history buff with a taste for beer or cheap cocktails. The proud bearer of Miami liquor license Number One, Tobacco Road is an old haunt with a killer happy hour on Fridays. The Road, as it’s commonly known, is a sure bet for a good time and live jazz, blues and R&B. Other cool spots to check out downtown include the cocktail lounge and outdoor space Blackbird Ordinary, where you can play a board game and sip a craft cocktail. One of Downtown Miami’s mainstays is the legendary, gigantic Club Space. This is the place to head for house, trance and techno dance music – and for partying into the wee, wee hours.
For a selection of beers that’s unrivaled, check out Democratic Republic of Beer (DRB for short) and then head over to The Vagabond for a hipster vibe and cool young crowd of locals. It’s hard to pinpoint a single characteristic for the Downtown area, it’s a large neighborhood full of character and from block to block it might have a whole new feel. Downtown Miami’s night spots are varied, but always fun.