A little mystery makes everything better. Disguised by a secret door, little signage, and a taco truck, these covert bars only heighten the drinking experience. Discover South Beach’s secret drinking dens worth going to.


1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, 1.2 miles from Washington Park Hotel

Bodega appears to be a hip taco bodega at first glance, but walk through the secret bathroom door near the entrance and follow it to one of SoBe’s top nightlife destinations. The hidden two-level lounge is bursting with energy, killer cocktails, and tasty Mexican street food bites. Go right to the bar during their daily Happy Hour from 6 - 8 p.m. for half-off cocktails and $2 tacos.


1218 14th Court, Miami Beach, 1 mile from Washington Park Hotel

This semi-hidden speakeasy is the place to be when you’re looking for a late night out without having to mix with the masses. The after hours lounge has a pool table, arcade games, dartboard, and jukebox. Curl up in comfy seating next to the TVs to watch an old school movie. Marked by a faint red light above an oversized door in the alleyway, Foxhole is a treasured retreat in SoBe - if you know where to find it.

Do Not Sit On The Furniture

423 16th St, Miami Beach, 0.8 miles from Washington Park Hotel

Skip the crazy club lines and listen to DJs in an intimate atmosphere at Do Not Sit On The Furniture. Cutting edge DJs power the party in this snug nightclub, complete with a disco shark. If you prefer your house music with an underground vibe, this dimly lit club is for you. Big things happen in small spaces and this little spot does not disappoint. 

Sweet Liberty

237 20th St Suite B, Miami Beach, 1.2 miles from Washington Park Hotel

Sweet Liberty tends to fly under the radar, but this tucked away retro bar in the up-and-coming Collins Park area delivers. Solid drinks, solid food, no pretenses. Their cocktail menu is world-class. Created by award-winning bartender John Lermayer and Dan Binkiewicz along with restaurateur David Martinez, Sweet Liberty’s creative cocktails and American bites is what puts this bar on top. Visit during Happy Hour, happening daily from 4 - 7 p.m, to save on wines by the glass or bottle, sherry, craft beer, and select $6 cocktails.

Kill Your Idol

222 Española Way, Miami Beach, 0.6 miles from Washington Park Hotel

Leave the chaos of South Beach at the door when you step into Kill Your Idol on Española Way. The small bar’s ambience is a throwback to the ‘No Wave’ movement of the late 70s in NYC, a movement paying tribute to underground music, Super 8 film, and performance, video, and contemporary art. The delightfully quirky dive bar features a colorful cast, alternative tunes, and unbeatable nightly specials.

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