Cecconi’s, Miami Beach


Here’s Part II of my picks for the best Miami happy hours 2014  in different parts of the city, this time Miami Beach and Midtown. If you missed it, here’s Part I covering Brickell Avenue, Coral Gables and South Miami. All were chosen for their delicious food, buzzy atmosphere, the deal, and a decided plus is entertainment.

Miami Beach

Haven Gastro-Lounge

1237 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | (305) 987-8885

For a more fun atmosphere and something offbeat, check out Haven Lounge, right off of Miami Beach’s iconic outdoor mall and party spot, Lincoln Road. Neon lights, nitro ice cream and southern hospitality, Haven is a modern day lounge with upscale comfort food. Happy hour at Haven is every night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a selection of craft cocktails, like Fever, made with lychee, pear, Prosecco and jalapeno, for $7. Haven knows some people just need a nice beer after a long day at work, so they also offer a selection of 12 beers for $3.50 each. For dinner, Haven offers special rolls on their happy hour menu like spicy tuna ($7), cucumber truffle ($5), and kalifornia ($7).


1330 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | (305) 674-6522

This is the outpost of Michelin star, Chef Frederic Joulin, his venture into gastropubs.  The only thing better than Semilla during their regular business hours is Semilla during happy hour, at the U-shaped bar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. everyday, with a menu of selected items at $6 each at the bar. Items vary from pot stickers, organic chicken, Blue Pointe oysters, shrimp tempura,  to passion fruit bellini’s, Florida draft beers and more.


Soho Beach House Miami 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 | (786) 507-7902

A classic Italian restaurant in the clubby SoHo House with outposts in hot spots from London and New York to Venice, Cecconi’s has a romantic setting and is the place for people watching.Happy hour specials include $4 finger foods like eggplant caponata and basil crostini and meatballs, made with san marzano tomato sauce. Drink specials include $7 select specialty cocktails and wine. Happy hour at Cecconi’s is every Tuesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.




3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137 | (786) 369-0353

Located in the heart of Midtown, Miami’s very own little version of New York’s trendy SoHo district, SUGARCANE has a fusion menu with heavy South American and Japanese influences.  SUGARCANE’s happy hour is in the bar area only on Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with $5 American Wagyu Sliders , $3 edemame or marinated olives, $6 shrimp tempura sushi rolls and $7 Octopus aho Panca. Share $25 sangria pitchers or $35 mojito pitchers or get your own $7 specialty cocktails, wine or beer.


Contributions to blogpost by Sami Aponte

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