Updated: Shopping trips to South Beach’s Lincoln Road Mall will dazzle the most ardent fashionista who will probably require a cooling cocktail to fortify the search. We’ve conducted a highly non-scientific survey of area bars and sidewalk cafes to see where a thirsty traveler might find Happy Hour Bargains on food and drinks. Here is our Top Ten List of Discount Destinations!
Indulge the senses at Tantalize, a chic new supperclub just east of Lincoln Mall where guests celebrate Happy Hour every Friday from 6pm to 8pm. Enjoy signature cocktails for half price and a unique selection of the chef’s gourmet bar snacks including Lamb Foie Gras Meatballs with a pistachio chimichurri, Braised Pork Cheek Arepas with an avocado mousse or tangy Cobia Ceviche with Thai basil all priced around $10. Stay for dinner and live performances by Miami’s most talented cabaret and burlesque performers.
Located just a half block north of the mall, Yard House’s cool industrial setting is the ideal spot for fans of craft beer who gather Monday through Friday from 3pm – 6pm for a great selection of half price appetizers, beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Since Lincoln Road Mall is open late, shoppers can stop in after the stores close for a second happy hour Sunday nights through Wednesday nights from 10pm until closing for more special prices.
Huahua’s gourmet taqueria just west of Alton Road offers a fun weekday happy hour from 4pm – 7pm with Mexican brews like Dos Equis and Negro Modelo for just $3 and fresh fruit margaritas for $4. Since Lincoln Road is a popular weekend destination, the shop serves a roster of midnight munchies until 4am for that perfect post-movie snack. Grab a basket of salsa and chips for just $4 and enjoy the scene.
Stop into Haven, South Beach’s high tech hideaway for a sunset sip Monday through Friday from 6pm – 8pm when craft cocktails like Gin, Lemongrass, Hibiscus and Soda or Lychee, Pear, Prosecco and Jalapeno are just $8 as are a curated selection of wines by the glass. Beers including Hoegaarden, Sierra Nevada and Stella Artois are only $5.
Discover this charming Argentinean steakhouse where happy hour pricing extends throughout the menu! Baires awesome discount dinners are served weeknights from 4pm – 6:30pm including Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Beef Milanese topped with a Fried Egg, and a perfectly grilled New York Steak all priced under $15. Also starting at 4pm, Baires happy hour drinks start at $4 for beer and $5 for wine by the glass. Cocktails like Caipirinhas and Martinis are just $8.
One of the most popular happy hour destinations for locals, Doraku Sushi offers great deals on sushi and drinks every day of the week! Stop in from 5pm – 7pm to enjoy deep discounts on tuna + avocado or crunchy crab rolls, grilled eggplant or edamame plus tender tempura battered shrimp – all priced under $5! The drinks menu also delights with a choice of hot or cold sake, draft beer or house wine plus delicate lychee-infused martinis under $5.
One of our favorite sidewalk spots, Segafredo L’Originale offers an aperitivo happy hour buffet of Italian treats weeknights from 6pm – 8 pm including bruschetta, mozzarella skewers and imported cured meats and cheeses. Check out the parade of weary shoppers from a comfortable shaded table near the fountain as you sip beer, wine or a cocktail and enjoy La Dolce Vita.
Holding pride of place on the corner of Lincoln Mall at Alton Road, Mexican eatery Rosa Mexicano offers a small plate cantina menu from 4pm – 7pm including Chicken Flautas, Mexican Pepper Quesadillas and an assortment of Tacos (roast pepper, chipotle chicken, sauteed beef and pork carnitas) for $7. Guests can also order dishes for the table to share including unlimited freshly-prepared guacamole and chips for $14 or three cheese nachos for $10. Mexican beer starts at $4 and wine or fruit-infused sangria by the glass is $5. The house margarita is served frozen or on the rocks for only $6.
Bavarian Tavern Hofbrau Munchen serves traditional German fare and classic imported brews in regular steins and giant glass boots seven days a week. Stop in for happy hour Wednesday night from 5pm – 7pm to feast on a freshly baked soft pretzel with tart mustard topping and sample the dark Dunkel beer, the tart Hefe Weizen, the amber Maibock or the dark, rich Hefe Weizen Dunkel. These beers are part of a 400 year brewing tradition.
One of the largest sidewalk cafes on busy Lincoln Road Mall, Nexxt Cafe overlooks Euclid Circle and offers great people watching. Be sure to check out the daily happy hour menu served from 4pm – 6pm with half-priced drink service and $7.95 appetizers. Choose from an amazing roster of tasty treats including a cheesy grilled quesadilla, spicy buffalo chicken wings and crispy avocado wontons. Share hot spinach and cheese dip or spiced Vietnamese summer rolls, tender chicken potstickers or garlicky fried calamari.
Balans celebrates the season with a delicious roster of $5 happy hour treats including Tostones in Garlic Sauce, Spicy BBQ Wings, Seared Tuna Wontons and Crispy Grouper Bites in Tropical Tartare Sauce. Share a 10″ pizza for just $8. Special pricing on food and drink service is available Monday through Saturday from 3pm – 7pm, Sunday through Thursday 10pm until closing, Friday and Saturday 11pm until closing and Sundays from 4pm – 7pm.