21 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Miami.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Taquiza is a rare affordable spot in South Beach that also makes some of the best tacos in the city.
Iberico Pata Negra is a neighborhood Spanish restaurant along the Miami River where you can get some very good tapas.
Jim and Neesie is a cozy restaurant in Mid-Beach’s Generator hostel with some great cocktails and good food too.
El Carajo is a Spanish restaurant in the back of a gas station where you can pick out a bottle of wine from the store and eat tapas.
Verde is a cafe located within the PAMM where you can eat good pizza, salad, and more with a pretty stunning view of Biscayne Bay.
Blue Ribbon is a solid sushi and fried chicken spot in South Beach good for a date or nice weekend dinner.
Bodega is one of South Beach’s best taco spots with a bar in the back that gets pretty packed on weekends.
Rincon Escondido is a tiny spot in Edgewater that does Spanish tapas and some Argentinian plates. It’s good for a quiet dinner or casual meal.
Pubbelly Sushi is a fun spot in Sunset Harbour that’s good for sharing some sushi and small plates.
Barmeli69 is a cozy MiMo restaurant with a menu heavy on vegetables and plenty of wine to choose from.
Casablanca is a casual seafood spot on the Miami River. Most of the seating is outdoor waterfront tables, which is exactly why you come here.
The Citadel is a big food hall in Little River with plenty of seating and a rooftop bar.
The Sylvester is a Midtown cocktail bar with a lot of comfortable seating and some great cocktails.
Esotico is a shiny tiki bar and restaurant near Downtown. The drinks are strong and they serve a surprisingly good octopus hot dog.
The Corner is a Downtown bar good for Happy Hour or a place to drink when everywhere else is closed.