It’s hard to beat sipping a cocktail on a pristine tropical beach with a gentle breeze and good company. South Florida offers gorgeous views and some great places to soak up the sun while enjoying delectable libations.

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Sky Bar

Shore Club
1901 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 695-3288

Part of the trendy Shore Club Hotel on Collins Avenue and located right next-door to the popular Japanese restaurant Nobu, the SkyBar is a known night spot for high-profile celebrities. Set in a lavish tropical outdoor landscape, large beds and cabanas surround a lit pool. If you are looking for privacy, sheer curtains separate reserved areas for small groups and VIP parties. You’ll find an extensive selection of over 75 rums at the Rumbar, one of the main attractions to the Miami Beach hot spot.

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Delano Pool Bar

1685 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-6400

The Delano Pool bar is the perfect place to sip on your drink of choice while ‘people watching.’ The bar gives visitors a clear view of who’s checking in and out of the hotel and you never know, you might just spot a celebrity. Extremely high-end liquors are available as well as a light food menu.

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Trina Lounge

The Atlantic Hotel
601 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 567-8020

Located directly across the street from one most beautiful beaches in Fort Lauderdale, Trina Lounge offers unobstructed views of the ocean from the bottom floor of the Atlantic Hotel


You also have the option of  sitting outside, just yards away from the water. Trina has an exquisite food menu to accompany just about any adult beverage of your choice and was named the “Best Restaurant with an Ocean View” in the April 2009 issue of Ft. Lauderdale Magazine.

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Beach at Mandarin Oriental

500 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 913-8288

Located on exclusive Brickell Key, the ultra-luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel is known to house world-class athletes and celebrities when they visit South Florida. One of the best places to sip a drink in South Florida is while laying out on the private beach, complete with open-air sushi bar and pool bar. The view is breathtaking.

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Nikki Beach Club

1 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-1111

At the Nikki Beach Club you can sip your favorite cocktail while standing barefoot on the soft white sand. The relaxed tropical atmosphere setting combines all the natural beauty of South Beach, set in simple luxury. When the South Florida sun goes down, the sky near the ocean lights up from a series of beach bonfire pits. The Nikki Beach Club is famous for having one of the best mojitos in town.