A night out on a rooftop bar is just one of those things you have to try at least once. In Miami there are several rooftop bars, and it might be hard to decide where to go. My friends and I went to Area 31, a rooftop bar at the Epic Hotel in Downtown Miami.
This bar has a thing called chase the clock where drinks are $5 at 5 pm, $6 at 6 pm, $7 at 7p pm and $8 at 8 pm.
What I think you should know about the Happy Hour at Area 31 Rooftop Bar in Miami is that the place is more hype than anything else. I wouldn’t do it again. When we got there, the place was packed but we were lucky to get a sofa and table just on the outside of the actual bar area. We all ordered white wine and got 3 plastic cups of (cheap) Pinot Grigio.
I’m no wine expert by any means (I just know what I like and what I don’t like), but this wine was not fantastic. And $7 for a small plastic cup of wine was in my mind completely ridiculous. Hence the hype.
If you go to a rooftop bar like Area 31, don’t get too hung up on the fact that the food and drinks are way too expensive for what you get in terms of both quality and quantity. We decided to just enjoy the fact that we were out having a great night…with a great view!
Because you should also know that the view from Area 31 is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Needless to say, we took pictures. So did a lot of other people. And when the sexy flame twirling and eating lady dressed in black leather and HIGH heels came out to do her show, we took more pictures.
When the bar closed around 11 pm or so, it CLOSED. All of a sudden, the music was turned off and it was time to go. We got our bill, found out that our really nice waitress had totally over-charged us, complained, and ended up talking to the manager who then sorted it out for us (thank you!).