6752 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33141
www.facebook.comHours: Tues to Fri – 5 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sat – 3 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sun – 12:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
If you’re looking for a place that celebrates the spirit of the beach, then Sandbar is a “shore” thing. Located in North Beach, this local hotspot may look like a hole in the wall on the outside, but once you step inside your toes are greeted by sand-covered floors and walls flanked with surfboards. You can have a drink, play a game of pool or pick a house, rock or hip hop tune on the the TouchTunes jukebox. Stop in Wednesday and Sunday for a complementary buffet to accompany your jukebox selections.
Mac’s Club Deuce Bar
222 14th Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-6200Hours: Mon to Fri – 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Mac’s is the definition of a dive bar. It’s small, grungy and all kinds of fun. Here you’ll find a pink neon digital internet accessible jukebox that plays everything from alternative to R&B, one pool table and quite the beer and alcohol selection. This is a no frills, have a beer bar that stands in stark contrast to the glitz of South Beach. Insiders tip: Hit the ATM before going to Mac’s, as this club is cash only.
Chalk Ping Pong & Billiards Lounge
1234 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.chalkmiami.com Hours: Daily – 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
All bars in Miami need a niche and Chalk has a great one. You can go into this bar and play ping pong and pool while being bathed in an electric blue light. For the veteran billiards players there are even leagues to join and tournaments to play in. Bar-goers will also love the lounge’s modern jukebox that plays great tunes and top 40 hits. While it looks trendy with leather seats and neon lighting, the vibe is very casual. They have a full bar and Chalk Ping Pong & Billiards Lounge is a great alternative to a dirty dive bar.
5501 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
www.churchillspub.comHours: Daily 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.
If trendy or grunge isn’t your speed, then a good old fashion British pub is sure to please. Churchill’s Pub has a modern jukebox that plays rock and punk music and the pub boasts a great selection of imported beers that you’ve come to expect from a British establishment. There’s also the option of listening to a live band while grabbing a spot of food.
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2531 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
www.facebook.comHours: Wed to Sat – 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
This one is for all of you hipsters out there. Wood’s Tavern is located in the heart of the Miami Design District and features indoor and outdoor seating. The atmosphere invites patrons to discuss the parallels modern art versus abstract art while jamming to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers or the White Stripes on Wood Tavern’s jukebox. There’s never a dull moment here.
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