The world comes to Miami, so it only makes sense the international vacation destination is known for pouring some of the world’s best wine.
With everything from dark and luxurious like a rich cabernet to bright and lively like prosecco, Miami’s wine bars are much like the beverages they decant, numerous and varied by taste, style and budget. Many make sure you don’t drink on an empty stomach, pairing pours with everything from shareable small plates to juicy cuts grilled to perfection.
From Coral Gables to South Beach, Downtown to the Design District, wander into one of these sommelier-approved wine bars, grab a glass or even a bottle and savor Miami’s gift of grapes.
Conveniently located blocks away from the Brickell area, LeKoKe offers more than 300 wines from the best wine growing regions on the planet. The family owned wine boutique presents a cozy and casual ambience perfect for sampling its selection of wines from the Old World and the New. Pair your preferred pour with a bite from a simple yet eclectic tapas menu. 1225 S.W. 8th St., 305.848.5656.
Recognized as one of the Top Wine Bars in America by Wine Enthusiast magazine, this cozy wine bar features boutique, small production wines priced at near retail along with a menu of grilled basics with an assortment of cheeses and charcuterie. There’s also a four-bedroom apartment for rent upstairs in case you have a little too much. Live music scheduled nightly. 3425 N.E. 2nd Ave., 305.576.0108.
El Carajo International Tapas & Wines
Once a humble gas station, this family-owned and operated wine shop, bar and restaurant has been offering wide selection of global wines since 1989. Serving up Spanish tapas along with paella, steak, seafood and more, El Carajo is considered one of Miami’s best-kept secrets, especially since its wine store is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. 2465 S.W. 17th Ave., 305.856.2424.
Uvaggio Wine Bar
Fusing old-world European charm with modern-day urban energy, this chic wine bar in Coral Gables perfectly pairs hand selected boutique wines with tasty bites in an intimate ambiance. With the entire front of house staff trained sommeliers, ready to guide guests through unique wine tasting experiences, it’s only natural that Uvaggio’s menu is designed around its wine. Live music Monday through Thursday. 70 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305.448.2400.
Right in the heart of South Beach, Wine Depot features a robust shop carrying more than 180 domestic and international wines, an in-house Sommelier and a restaurant serving French and Mediterranean fare. The warehouse-inspired wine bar sports a stainless steel bar, glass-enclosed private room and modern patio and hosts weekly tasting events. 555 Jefferson Ave., Miami Beach, 305.672.6161.
This eclectic and eccentric Catalan-style kitchen in downtown Miami serves freshly prepared tapas and shareables in a rustic and minimal speakeasy environment. 134 N.E. 2nd Ave., 786.542.5070.
Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar
Celebrity chef and author Adrianne Calvo’s Napa Valley inspired restaurant dishes up wide selection of her one of a kind “Maximum Flavor” infused dishes along with a wide selection of fine and boutique wines. One of Yelp’s “Top 50 Places to Eat in Miami,” this hidden gem is renowned for “Dark Dining”, which gives the diners an unique opportunity to experience food without using their sense of sight. 11510 S.W. 147 Ave., 305.408.8386.
This Wynwood wine bar serves farm-to-table fare family style in a funky little house and outdoor terrace decorated with art comprised of 100-percent recycled materials. Regularly scheduled live music and barbecue served on weekends. 7251 Biscayne Blvd., 305.754.8282.
This mom and pop wine shop with locations on Calle Ocho and in Coconut Grove is a happy home for novice wine-enthusiasts and expert connoisseurs alike. Offering an extensive selection of premium wines, spanning more than 1,000 labels from around the world, Happy Wine also serves authentic tapas in its rustic shop. Voted “Best Wine Store” by Miami New Times. 5792 S.W. 8th St.; 2833 Bird Ave., Miami, 305.262.2465.
Located in a former tire shop, the Wynwood wine bar—run by Argentinian sommeliers—fuses Argentinian and American cuisine paired with a wine collection ranging from Californian to Argentinian wines. Wine and empanadas delivered within a one-mile radius. 2200 N.E. 2nd Ave., 305.333.6929.