There is certainly no shortage of exciting clubs in Miami, offering a night of dancing until the early hours of the morning. However, where do you go for a more quiet night? Perhaps you are simply looking to enjoy a cocktail in a refined, relaxing environment. Luckily, Miami has numerous lounges suited for just such an occasion. Take a look at some of these go-to cocktail spots.
Setai Lounge Bar
The Setai hotel is home to numerous bars and restaurants, but those looking to enjoy a beverage in an effortlessly elegant atmosphere will find themselves at the Setai Lounge Bar. Cozy leather chairs complement the natural wood ands tone used throughout the main bar’s construction. Dim lighting adds to the warm ambiance. Beyond premium spirits and an extensive wine list, the menu offers several light dishes as well as an assortment of caviar.
DiLido Beach Club
Regarded as the premier oceanfront lounge in South Beach, DiLido beach club at the Ritz-Carlton provides a food and cocktail menu on par with the staggering ocean views. The menu features a selection of fresh seafood, steak, and lamb dishes. This is the perfect spot to sip cocktails under a moonlit sky, listening to the gentle lapping of waves flirting with the shores of Miami.
Martini Bar at the Raleigh Hotel
The décor in The Raleigh hotel provides a look into the art deco architecture and styling of the past that laid the foundation for Miami’s design movement. Elegant, classy, yet warmly welcoming, the Martini Bar at the Raleigh is a must-see. Although there is a full bar and wine selection, this lounge is known for its martinis as the name implies. Enjoy a cocktail and soak in the ambiance long after the sun goes down.
Beyond the aforementioned locales, Miami offers a truly huge variety of bars and lounges, sure to suit the desires of any resident or visitor. Although the nightclubs are certainly appealing, there is something to be said for a relaxing night with good company in a cozy cocktail lounge.