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Top Beach Bars In South Florida

August 7, 2014 8:00 AM

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(Source: Nikki Beach Miami)

(Source: Nikki Beach Miami)

Beach bars are the stuff of cubicle daydreams–a frozen, cool daiquiri with a pink umbrella, a pair of sunglasses, the smell of suntan lotion in the air and beautiful men and women having a great time. South Florida has great beach bars and they stimulate the senses with delicious food and cocktails, music and atmosphere. For the tourist and native, a few hours at a beach bar could change one’s outlook after a hard day. At these bars, bring friends and a fully charged phone to make memories and take snapshots of priceless moments.

Nikki Beach Miami
1 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-1111
www.nikkibeachmiami.comIt stands at Southpointe on Miami Beach and it is an anchor landmark for tourists, celebrities and native Miami Beach residents. The only location in the U.S. rivals the other locations around the world (Marakesh, Cabo San Lucas, Koh Samui) with its beds, its events and Sunday brunch. The party may start while the sun is up but a person could stay at Nikki Beach for the whole night if prepared economically and socially. The Sunday brunch is $49.95 a person and offers rotisserie stations, sushi rolling station, dessert along with fresh mimosas, house champagne and bloody marys (at a price). Events include the celebration of Bastille Day, the IndepenDANCE music week event and others.

RumBar
455 Grand Bay Drive
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 365-4500
www.ritzcarlton.com/KeyBiscayne/Dining/rumbarPassing the Rickenbacker Causeway into Key Biscayne is like going through a portal into another world where the previous was concrete and urban and this one is lush, tropical and eased. RumBar is open to the public and plays Latin music in the beautiful setting of the Ritz Carlton hotel. Walk around outside and feel the sea air invigorate and refresh your mind. Drink delicious Bacardi rum while dancing the night away and really feel the character and personality of Greater Miami.

McSorley’s Beach Pub & Rooftop Lounge
837 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 565-4446
www.mcsorleysftl.comMcSorley’s gives the tourist and the native two choices: the downstairs pub or the rooftop lounge. Either choice is a win-win because each place offers its own style with the pub giving people a chance to socialize and the rooftop lounge, a chance to dance to thumping, head-bobbing music. The beach is only a small walk away so a walk on the beach after a chance encounter at McSorley’s is a great possibility. Events which include guest DJs and drink specials are constantly available so there should be no doubt on the night’s activities when in Ft. Lauderdale–go to McSorley’s.

Related: Top Dive Bars In Miami

S3 Restaurant
505 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 523-7873
www.s3restaurant.comS3 offers a luxurious beachside patio for customers to enjoy the sunset with friends over drinks and delicious food. As the sky turns pink, yellow and orange and the dark blue of the night takes over the sky, the fire from the pits outdoors lights up everyone’s faces and the drinks bring about interesting conversation and connections. Have delicious cocktails and small appetizer dishes like mac n’ cheese, empanadas or the shrimp and cheddar grits. You will melt into the sofas and never want to leave.

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Elbo Room
241 Ft. Lauderdale Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 463-4615
www.elboroom.comThe famous location on the strip has been around since 1939 and was featured in the classic movie “Where the Boys Are.” It is an anchor establishment and people can walk in from the beach to have drinks and eat while enjoying the atmosphere before they return to the water. Cash is King at the Elbo Room and there are two floors with live bands and cold beer to sit or stand and take in the experience.Related: Top Cocktail Bars In South Florida

Eric L Labrador is a freelance writer covering all things Miami. His work can be found on Examiner.com.
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