One of the beauties of living in South Florida is that there’s always something to do, and there’s no such thing as “ordinary.” Thus, it comes as no surprise that a simple task like listing the “top mixologist bars in South Florida” can turn into a glamorous event. One of the reasons for this phenomenon is perhaps because here, what’s in one’s glass is never enough —your drink has to come with an experience. The mixologists at these bars will concoct delicious libations before your very eyes.


Soho Beach House
4385 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(786) 507-7900

In Miami Beach’s ultracompetitive mixology bar scene, it simply does not get any more “upscale” than Soho Beach House. How exclusive is SBH? How about needing a membership just for one’s money to be accepted. Luckily, the restaurant on the first floor is available to the public, and club members are also allowed to bring guests. Those fortunate enough to have a “hook-up” can enjoy some of the most delectable cocktails prepared by the best mixologists in South Florida. So, order something refreshing and enjoy the amazing ocean view on Mandolin Beach.


Area 31 At Epic Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way (FL-16)
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 424-5234

Area 31 is located on the Epic Hotel’s rooftop in Downtown Miami. It not only offers some of the best mixology cocktails in South Florida, but the view of the Miami skyline is also magnificent. This upscale bar is comprised by some of the most create mixology cocktails in the country. Among some of Area 31 specialty drinks are Craft Cocktails, Champagne Cocktails, Zerodegrees cocktails and much more. There’s no question that Area 31 lives up to the nickname of being one of South Florida’s “favorite elevated hangouts.”


Juvia Miami – Lincoln Road Mall
1111 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8272

With a penthouse view that’s sure to take anyone’s breath away, Juvia in Miami Beach is also among the top mixology spots in South Florida. The inside and outside dining areas are serene and the staff is welcoming and friendly. Nevertheless, what make this one of the top mixology bar destinations in the Sunshine State are the cocktails and the atmosphere. Juvia is open Monday through Wednesday (and Sundays) from noon to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to midnight, and Thursday through Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. (

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Fifty Miami Ultra Lounge At Viceroy
485 Brickell Ave. (50th Floor of Viceroy Miami)
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 908-1194

This lounge/bar is unquestionably one of the sexiest mixology destinations in South Florida. It is located on the 50th floor of the Viceroy Hotel & Spa. This enables patrons to savor their favorite cocktails while enjoying a 360-degree view of the Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami. Hours of operation are from Friday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., and reservations can be made via email at


Above Mayfair Pool & Lounge
3000 Florida Ave. (CocoWalk)
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 441-0000

Above Mayfair Pool & Lounge is conveniently located in the heart of one of the most prominent party destinations in the country, Coconut Grove. That fact alone makes this a go-to hot spot for South Florida locals and visitors alike. Whether it’s before clubbing or after the fact, enjoying a delicious cocktail by the pool or the fireplace always seems like a “good call.” Some of the main attractions at Above Mayfair Pool & Lounge include the eight cabanas, each containing a flat-screen TVs and cozy couches for small groups to mingle in a private setting.

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