Top Bars With Sake In South Florida

March 27, 2014 9:00 AM

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Sake is a staple in Japanese restaurants but many sushi establishments are adding a dash of nightlife to their menu. Try sake direct from Japan or sample a sake cocktail that will turn your opinion of this Japanese rice wine on its head. In fact, non-Japanese restaurants are getting in on the sake game as well. Some bars have an extensive menu featuring wines, cocktails, beers and sake, offering clients a sampling of the world. So try one or all of these scintillating sake drinks to get a taste of world class craftsmanship.

Abraxas Lounge

407 Meridian Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-9005

Abraxas Lounge is located away from the club scene in Miami Beach. This 4th Street find houses an extensive selection of imported wines and beers on a menu that spans multiple pages. The bar itself is small and if you don’t know where to look, you’ll miss the purple neon sign. Guests will find the sake on the wine list and like many of its other imported drinks, it will have you coming back for more. Sip your sake inside this small space or stand outside on the porch in this South Beach hidden gem.


661 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 947-6263

NAOE is a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar located in Brickell Key and it proudly serves sake from the Nakamura Brewery in Ishikawa, Japan. The family of NAOE’s own Chef Cory’s established the brewery in the 1800s and now this beverage is proudly served in Miami. Patrons can expect chilled green bottles of Nichiei sake along with a wooden spoon and wooden bowl filled with ice. It all equals an authentic sake experience.

M-Bar at Mandarin Oriental

500 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 913-8358

Inside the stylish Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the M-Bar overlooks Biscayne Bay and serves up sake hybrids along with wine and coffee. Try the lychee saketini. It’s a cocktail mixture of Wodka vodka, sake, Chambord and lychee juice. Guests can sip this unusual drink while sitting on a pink plush sofa and eating sushi or caviar. It’s high-end luxury with an Asian twist.

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232 5th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 397-8770

Kone is a restaurant and sushi bar that specializes in sakirihias. The influence is a fusion of Brazilian caipirinha and Japanese sake leading to a melodic concoction mixed with real fruit like strawberry and açai. Hot sake is also available for purists. While you’re there, partake of the sushi bar and try its famous temaki rolls. You’ll never look at Japanese food the same way again.

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7100 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 759-3999

Moonchine is the place to get your sake variety. This bistro, bar, lounge and garden has an entire drink menu featuring sake variations like the saketini, the sake mojito and the classic hot or chilled sake. The drink menu begins with chilled sake and then moves down to milky unpolished sake, beer, wine, cocktails and martinis. Pair that with nightly entertainment like poetry readings and live DJs and you’ve got the best night ever.

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Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at

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