Among the many reasons to love Miami: Outdoor drinking is year-round. Few places in America can compete with the city’s array of rooftop bars, courtyard lounges and backyard beer gardens. Here’s where to grab a drink in the sunshine, whether you’re after Old World wines or first-class cocktails.
The Broken Shaker
Long known as one of the city’s premiere cocktail bars, The Broken Shaker is a Miami essential—a temple of mixology that happens to have a lush, shady courtyard. Herbs from the garden make an appearance in many of its eclectic cocktails, which range from twists on the classics (a Beefeater Gin gimlet with lime oleo saccharum) to the internationally-inspired (the “Gorilla Monsoon” with gin, garam masala, and mango chutney) to the downright quirky (the “Walk Down Alameda” with vodka, vermouth, zucchini, pear brandy and citrus).
It’s hard to resist a backyard beer garden—let alone one with ping-pong tables and giant Jenga. Campton Yard, from Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn at The Hall hotel, is an ideal place for an afternoon pint, with beers on draft from Florida and the Caribbean, a towering banyan tree for shade, and a welcoming, low-key vibe.