Tequila produces a range of delectable drinks, most of which are perfect for letting loose a bit. So sit back, relax and pretend you’re on vacation when visiting Miami’s best tequila bars.
5181 Sheridan St
Hollywood, FL 33021
Hours: Mon to Thurs 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., Fri and Sat 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
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Don’t be mislead by Patron Azteca’s name – the bar offers much more tequila than just Patron. Try any of the 15 other varieties, ranging from Hotel California to VooDoo Tiki. If you need some grub to soak up the tequila, El Taco Tuesday will fix that right up. From 4 p.m. until closing, you’ll get all-you-can eat tacos for five bucks with any drink purchase.
5501 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
Hours: Daily 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.
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Churchill’s is a Miami fixture for live music and offers have an extensive tequila list. The place where Marilyn Manson first performed live offers Corazon tequila all day, every day for only four bucks. All well drinks are $2.50 before 9 p.m., so you can get the same Corazon tequila mixed with pineapple juice, cola or whatever your heart desires.
Cinco Cantina and Tequila Bar
4251 Salzedo St
Coral Gables, FL 33183
Hours: Mon to Wed, Sun 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., Thurs to Sat 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
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Cinco Cantina and Tequila Bar wouldn’t call itself a tequila bar if it didn’t bring the tequila. From a $9 shot of Espolon to the heavy hitter’s Corzo, Cinco’s selection is expansive. It even carries Tres Generaciones, harvested from the Mexican highlands starting back in 1873. Too old for you? Take a time machine to the 1942 Don Julio. Cocktails include the Frida Sunset made of Frida Kalo Tequila, grenadine and orange juice and the La Reina Margarita, a frozen contraption of Patron tequila, Corona and Cointreau.
El Vato Tequila and Taco Bar
1010 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
Hours: Mon to Wed, Sun 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Thurs to Sat 11:30 a.m. – 3 a.m.
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El Vato’s dons a whopping 22 types of tequila – not including any flavored or premium brands. Specialty margaritas include the El Diablo, which is a mix of Cazadores Silver Tequila, Bacardi Rock coconut and fresh pineapple. Play it safe with a shot of Patron, or start a night on the town with the Tanteo Coca made with tequila and chocolate pieces. You’ll even find a jalapeño-flavored option, the Tanteo Jalapeño. If you have exhausted all previous options, lighten up with the Tiki Dessert Rose and its juicy pear flavor.
1501 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33109
Hours: Daily 12 p.m. – 3 a.m.
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Tequila Chica’s prides themselves on tequila and the bartenders, or chicas, that serve it. Choose between the Chica Rita Margarita, made with Sauza Conmemorativo Anejo Tequila or try the classic Tequila Sunrise, a blend of Patron tequila, orange juice, reposado and grenadine. If you’re confident that you can put your money where you mouth is, a shot of Herradura Seleccion Suprema will run you $100. The high price tag stems from the tequila’s ten-year process, which includes dilution, fermentation and a long stint in the stone over for core blue agave and tequilana weber.
Anthony Cave is a freelance journalist based in North Miami Beach, Fla. He has written for The Miami Herald, Broward/Palm Beach New Times, CruiseCritic.com and he also interns at WLRN-Miami Herald News. His work can be found at Examiner.com.