Beauty is an interesting concept in Miami. We have the natural beauty of the ocean and the Everglades, contrasted by the decidedly NOT natural beauty found in many of our finer strip clubs and pool parties. To make up for the latter, we also have some downright breathtaking bars. These are Miami’s 13 most beautiful, many of which take advantage of those jaw-dropping bayside sunsets while others flaunt sprawling street art or just sexy decor.

Little Havana

If Epcot had a “Cuba World,” the bar there would look exactly like Ball & Chain. Except this place is real. An odd historic spot in Miami that hasn’t been bulldozed for condos, this Calle Ocho club saw the likes of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Louie Armstrong, as the posters from its heyday that now line the walls will attest. Restored and reopened last year, the main room with vaulted Dade County pine ceilings leads to a tropical oasis of a backyard, complete with a bandshell shaped like a pineapple.

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