Photo: Courtesy of Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
South Beach's over-the-top clubs get all the love when it comes to bachelorettes wanting the full shebang, but the city's bars offer up just as much fanfare — minus the hassle of squeezing past the doorman in your tiara and sash. Take the girls on a cocktail tour around town (or a craft beer crawl if that's more your thing), celebrating your upcoming switch from Miss to Mrs. at these hotspots. Here are our favorite bars in Miami for the ultimate girls' night out bachelorette party.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila (Above)
For a bachelorette party that mixes the best of South Beach's street food and bottle service, swing by the Airstream taco truck at Bodega for a fancy version of Mexican fare. After noshing on Philly steak and Chimichurri tacos, make your way to the back where a door will lead to the cleverly-disguised taqueria. Hold court on the red velvet couches on the speakeasy's upstairs balcony — or take the party to the dance floor where the specialty shots of mescal and bourbon are a must-try.
Photo: Courtesy of The Broken Shaker
The Broken Shaker
It's not often a hostel can boast a bar that's been named a semi-finalist for a James Beard Award (and deemed Best American Hotel Bar), but with syrups crafted from onsite garden herbs and a changing cocktail menu that's one of the most inventive in town — it happened! Kick off the night at the pop-up-turned-permanent bar set on the sprawling patio at the city's coolest hostel. Dandelion root-infused bourbon and tequila topped with mole bitters are crowd favorites. If you're out with a larger group, the patio is ideal — and there's plenty of room to spread out poolside in an Old Florida-style setting.
Photo: Courtesy of Delano Hotel
Rose Bar at Delano
One of the chicest spots to sit for cocktails on South Beach hands down is Rose Bar, tucked inside the Delano's sweeping lobby. Perch up along the bar for prime people watching while sipping on champagne cocktails. If you're feeling outdoorsy, head out to the pool where you can take group pics around the Alice in Wonderland-inspired garden, posing on the whimsical wrought iron chairs sitting ankle-deep in the water.
Photo: Courtesy of Wood Tavern
This backyard bar in Wynwood is a favorite both for starting or ending the evening. While you can definitely find your cocktail of choice here, Wood is really all about the beer. Order a round of local craft brews and take a seat outside at a picnic table on the terrace (where you can take your pick of games like Jenga). Your girls will also enjoy digging into street food-style Cuban sandwiches, served up from stands sitting just feet from the bar.
Photo: Courtesy of Radio Bar
Bachelorettes who are more of a fan of billiards than bottle service will feel right at home at Radio Bar. The South of Fifth hangout feels slightly sports bar-esque — minus the massive TVs — with a crowd rocking both sneakers and stilettos. The back door entrance under the radio tower gives it a tinge of speakeasy vibes and inside is just as cozy. The craft cocktails here are the main draw, with funky infusions like beat and ginger cachaça, but if the girls would rather a round of brews, they can go local with favorites like Funky Buddha on tap.