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7 Authentic Bars in Miami, Florida

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6 Authentic Bars in Miami, Florida

By: Hiroki Watarai

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If you want a sense of the Miami the locals experience, here are six authentic bars worth visiting.

And the really good news? Drinks are much cheaper than in the luxurious nightclubs normally associated with this glitzy Florida city.

Mac’s Club Deuce

222 14th St

305-531-6200

Mac’s Club Deuce has been famous since the show Miami Vice was on TV. American chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain frequents it when he is in Miami, and locals of all sorts will be here until 4 a.m. So come around, sit down, listen to the jukebox or play pool, and you might even get to see Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones!

Mac's Club Deuce

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Phillip Peassar
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Ted’s Hideaway

124 2nd St

305-532-9869

Ted’s is located in the South of Fifth area of Miami, next to the restaurant Big Pink. In addition to the strong drinks and the pool table, this place is always filled with locals, and classic rock is always playing. And on occasion, an Elvis impersonator may show up.

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Abbey Brewing Company

1115 16th Street

305-538-8110

A short walk from commercialized Lincoln Road, Abbey Brewing Company is a small, cozy bar on a side street in South Beach. They serve their own brands of award-winning ales and drafts. There is dart boards that are free to use, and the bartender plays a mix of tunes from his iPod.

Abbey Brewing Company

Abbey Brewing Company
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Eduardo Merille
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Lost Weekend

218 Espanola Way

305-672-1707

The Lost Weekend has pool tables, darts, air hockey, cheap drinks and a jukebox with great tunes. Though right down the street from the major clubs, it’s not a “typical” South Beach bar.

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Churchill’s Pub

5501 NE 2nd Ave.

305-757-1807

Located in the Little Haiti neighborhood, this English pub is a wonderful spot for live music. The food is great, the portions are gigantic and the pub has a lot of musical history. Marilyn Manson played here, as did bands like The Slackers and Agent Orange.

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Thomas Hawk
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Purdy Lounge

1811 Purdy Ave

305-531-4622

While it has “lounge” in the name, Purdy Lounge is part of a new generation of locals’ bars. It has cheap drinks, two rooms, DJs, a pool table, board games and pixelated video game paintings on the walls. It’s about as authentic as it gets!

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