There are some great sports bars in Miami, but you will have to search them out. Luckily, I made this list outlining my best Miami Sports bars to help you out!
Florida teams have had some good years recently, and so you might want to hit up a bar to watch the game, or maybe as a Miami Heat pregame or post-game spot near the arena in downtown.
Some of these bars have better food than others. One is definitely more hidden with a local clientele. And some have a focus on European football (yeah, I called it football, not soccer).
So, whatever you’re looking for, here is a rundown on Miami’s best sports bars.
Batch Gastropub is generally my go-to sports bar in Miami for catching the latest game while enjoying incredible deals on food and drinks. I concede part of the reason is because its located right in the center of Brickell, and I lived just a few blocks away.
But also, it has one of the best happy hours in Miami that includes $5 cocktails, $6 snacks, and $1 wings (the discounted wings are offered all night on Wednesdays). And the menu is relatively good for a sports bar, with things like Steak Frites, Shrimp & Lobster rolls, and Fish & Chips in addition to the expected bar food. There are over a dozen TVs on the walls and one large screen in the back. My biggest issue with this bar is that they don’t always turn on the sound for event.
Black Market is the perfect pregame destination for NBA fans headed to a Miami Heat game. With locations in Downtown Miami and in Bayside Marketplace, both are just a short walk to the stadium. This sports bar offers 4K TV monitors, a wide selection of beers, and a menu filled with bar food that includes burgers and wings. Or stay and enjoy the lively atmosphere while catching the Heat game or other event on one of their 40 TVs.
Mike's at Venetia
Mike’s is the most hidden sports bar in Miami. As you might guess by the name, Mike’s at Venetia is located in the Venetia Condominium complex just north of downtown. Once you follow the easy to miss signs up to the 9th floor, you’ll find the building’s outdoor pool and entrance to Mike’s. This certainly isn’t a place that you will just stumble upon.
But locals know Mikes well as being one of the best sports bars in Miami. There are 8 TVs above the bar, several scattered around the dining area, and more in the back near the pool tables. Drink prices here are hard to beat as well.
With over 27 televisions, pool tables, and daily specials, this no-frills sports bar provides a friendly and welcoming environment for locals and visitors seeking high-quality food and a laid-back atmosphere.
Sandbar, in Coconut Grove, is a beach-inspired sports bar with a wide selection of beers on tap and a menu featuring famous fish tacos and a massive five-pound burrito. With numerous screens, including a 155-inch projector, and a relaxed atmosphere, Sandbar is the perfect spot to grab a seat indoors or on the patio and enjoy the game with friends.
Mickey Burkes, named after a Miami Beach hospitality icon, is a welcoming spot for all, including sports fans. While not solely a sports bar, Mickey Burkes offers a lively atmosphere, numerous TVs, and drink specials that will keep you entertained while cheering for your team in South Beach.
It’s rare that I ever include a chain in my recommendations. But there are instances when I make exceptions and here’s the exception. Flanigan’s is family-run local south Florida chain with a little over 20 locations that are some of the most popular sports bars in Miami and the surrounding areas.
It has become somewhat of an institution here, and is popular for happy hour, dinner, and sporting events. With massive burgers, ribs, and seafood, Flanigan’s offers a laid-back atmosphere and delicious food that is popular with locals.
Grails isn’t just Wynwood’s first sports bar, they also claim to be the world’s first sneaker-themed restaurant and bar. The indoor “sneaker-themed” sports lounge is decked out with one-of-a-kind art pieces and rare sneakers on display. They even offer their famous sneaker cocktails in collectable ceramic sneakers. The shareable sneaker cocktail is The Holy Grail, which requires a 4-guest minimum and contains 20 cocktails worth of alcohol for $250.
The outdoor patio is the popular place to grab a couch and order hookah or bottle service if you’d like. But no matter where you sit, you’ll have a view of one of the 70+ TVs at Grails.
Grails brings together local beers, hand-crafted cocktails, and shareable dishes. This Miami sports bar is certainly a unique experience.
Finnegan’s Way provides a place to step away from the clubs in South Beach and grab some Irish fare and catch some live sports in a casual pub. Grab a full Irish breakfast during an English Premier League match in the morning or go later in the day for the corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, or fish & chips with a Guinness and NFL. They also have a full menu of other typical pub food.
Happy Hour is Mondays to Fridays from 4-7pm, with beer, wine, and well drinks at half-price plus $1.50 oysters,
305 Sports Bar
305 Sports Bar in Brickell is basically a hole in the wall spot for sports enthusiasts, especially soccer fans. It has a menu featuring wings, burgers, and Latin dishes. The inside is pretty small, but they set up TVs outside with several tables.
77 Sportbar is the go-to bar for European football matches. They are home to the local FC Barcelona supporters, so game days are especially lively. But they also show other soccer/football matches and other sports when on.
Since they are located on the Giralda Plaza pedestrian street, they have both indoor and outdoor TVs. They advertise themselves as having the coldest beer in town. However, I tend to skip the food here.