Bars in Allapattah

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Taking shots at the bar is already a performance: the dramatic tossing back of the head, the struggle not to make a puckered, that-was-rough face. Shots MIAMI’s bartenders embrace that theatricality by creating a show around each of their handcrafted shots, outfitting drinkers with silly props like oversized sombreros and sunglasses. The goofy costumes complement more than 150 cheekily named libations, such as Fruit Punch to the Face, a watermelon-flavored vodka shot. SHOTS Miami’s crew mobilizes its liquor, props, and glassware for private and corporate events, where they happily adapt their concept and drinks around each soiree’s specific theme.

311 Northwest 23rd Street
Miami,
FL
US

Looking for the antithesis of a South Beach bar? Get to Wood Tavern in Wynwood. Known for its outdoor bar with shared picnic tables, bleacher seats and plenty of standing room, this local hangout is miles away from the pulsing, expensive vibe found elsewhere in town. Graffiti is everywhere, from the walls to the tables to the classic Cadillac parked on the side of the bar, and the joint offers a wide variety of craft beers from local breweries, though more national labels are also available. Be prepared: seating is first-come-first-serve, and the place gets busier the later it gets. No reason to get dressed to come to this truly neighborhood establishment – people come to drink and socialize.

2531 NW 2nd Ave
Miami,
FL
US

Nestled in Wynwood’s art district, the talented barbers and stylists of LaNu’s Barbershop create eye-catching hair designs. Within the shop’s chic, art-filled space, stylists trim overgrown heads or shave well-defined shapes into heads, making sure customers leave looking as dapper as a knight riding on a horse that's wearing a horse-tuxedo.

3040 NW 2nd Ave
Miami,
FL
US

In the bygone era of the saloon, few cowboys got to munch on endives stuffed with crabmeat and cilantro. And though The Lost & Found Saloon bears old-fashioned decor—a long wooden bar, rustic tables, and a wagon wheel converted into a ceiling light—visitors aren't confined to period eats. Instead, they bite into marinated eggplant with three melted cheeses or grilled shrimp with sage and thyme. Chipotle is a favorite seasoning, flavoring burgers, salads, mahi mahi, and even tofu melts. For breakfast, diners enjoy scrambles and omelets made with eggs from free-roaming hens. The rest of the day, sips of cold beer offset the heat from dabs of various hot sauces, including a house blend made with real chunks of house.

185 NW 36th St
Miami,
FL
US

Like its imaginative cocktails, Ricochet Bar & Lounge's décor mixes a wide variety of distinct elements to create an alluring final product. Tufted walls, purple marble accents, and reclaimed wood swirls around a 90-foot triangular bar that serves as the lounge's centerpiece. Rotating installations of video art flash across TV screens, and curated drink coasters designed by local artists offer a hip place to rest glasses or elbows during arm wrestling contests. Ricochet's food menu adds to the artistic ambiance, mollifying pangs of hunger with mini paninis, guava and lime lollipop ribs, and other innovative small plates.

3250 NE 1st Ave, Ste 122 B
Miami,
FL
US

The bistro brings the charming atmosphere and cuisine of the United Nations to southern Florida with the flair of a glitter-doused hot air balloon. Set in a convenient locale, Urbanite wraps patrons in an inviting cocoon of décor featuring lustrous cherry-wood furniture, earthy tones, and vibrantly colorful artwork. Assembled by chef and operator Frank Imbarlina and his palate-pleasing culinary talent, Urbanite Bistro’s menu melds international flavors with eclectic European fare. Sample smaller bites, such as the alligator egg roll with mango-roasted jalapeno creme ($9) or wild mushroom empanadas with vegan gravy and chervil ($9). Heartier dinner entrees feature plenty of game, such as the natural magret duck with cinnamon persimmons, Israeli couscous, and baby spinach with duck lardon ($21), or shoyu-glazed boar chops with a pecan crust, purple sticky rice, and grilled baby bok choy ($25). Cocktails, beer, and a varied wine list help wash tasty tidbits down like a boozy slip-n-slide.

62 NE 14th St
Miami,
FL
US