1. You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat
Venice, Florida is the shark tooth capital of the world. And the aptly named Sharky’s On The Pier is the Best Florida Beach Bar for 2013 according to Florida Beach Bar. As long as those sharks and their teeth stay in the water, this place sounds lovely!
2. Hemingway’s Hotspot
Sloppy Joe’s opened the day prohibition ended. It was a favorite hangout of Ernest Hemingway. The bar celebrates its most famous patron by hosting a Hemingway lookalike contest every July. So, start working on your facial hair!
3. Alice In Miami Beach Wonderland
It doesn’t get any more Miami than The Delano South Beach. It’s the place to see and be seen. The pool area features Philippe Starck’s whimsical Alice in Wonderland garden path. It’s the perfect place to work on your tan during the day and whoop it up at night.
4. Lifestyles Of The Rich And Shameless
The Soho Beach House is a private hotel, spa and restaurant in Miami Beach. If you’re lucky enough to spend some time at this little slice of heaven, you have to visit the photo booth where you can snap a shot and post it all the wall. Who knows, maybe you’ll even meet someone famous. (Or who thinks they are famous.)
5. Cocoa Puff Cocktail Heaven
The Broken Shaker inside the Freehand Hotel in Miami is the #2 bar on The Miami New Times’ “10 Best Bars on South Beach” list. They have a unique spin on cocktails featuring ingredients like hydroponic herbs, Lebanese coffee with Mexican hibiscus and Cocoa Puff-infused bourbon. CEREAL BOOZE ON A BEAUTIFUL DECK?!?!?!?! That’s it. This place is perfect.
6. Party Like Jimmy Buffett
There is always something exciting happening at The Square Grouper. It’s the location where Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson filmed the music video for “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere”. Every Monday is “Must Drink Mondays”. This spot hits the perfect balance between super fun and totally laid back.
7. Chic Drinking Spot For The Healthy Hottie
The Standard Hotel in Miami has perfected luxury. The spa-hotel offers a chic mix of relaxation and entertainment. The restaurant serves dishes that follow the traditional Mediterranean diet, so you will look and feel amazing while you take in the view. Let’s take a moment and pretend we are there right now. Ahhh, it’s good.
8. Best Parking Spot In Town
Caddy’s On The Beach in Sunset Beach offers a low-key escape for everyday life. You can tie up your boat and enjoy a cold beer with your toes in the sand. Caddy’s offers complimentary umbrellas and lounge chairs. Amazing sunset, unbelievable service. Life is good.
9. All The Martinis. All The Time.
Mandarin Oriental Miami brings big-city style to the beach. Their menu features more than 250 martinis. We’ll take one of each.
10. Shake Your Bon Bon (Fire)
Harry’s in St. Pete Beach has everything you’d ever need: the beach, a pool, palm trees. They also have a cozy fire pit to sip your tropical drink next to on chilly nights. Whoever this Harry person is knows how to live!
11. Rip Open Your Yellow Muscle Shirt And Enjoy A Beer
Hogan’s Beach in Tampa is Hulk Hogan’s latest venture. They have an electronic shark ride and beachfront dance floors. Sounds like Hulkamania is nailing it.
12. Tiki Twerking
In Clearwater Beach, Shephard’s Beach Resort has to be visited because words can’t do it justice. They have amazing local music day and night. You can bust a move on the dance floor in the Tiki Bar that extends over the water or bring the party to a boat. It’s the kind of place you are guaranteed to have an amazing night.