A long, leisurely brunch is always a good idea when you’re on vacation. With so many options in Florida for a delicious, boozy brunch – where do you start? We’re here to help!

We selected the top 10 brunch spots below based on reviews, menus and our own personal experiences. We think they each offer something special with well balanced menus and some unique twists on classics to start your day off right in the Sunshine State – they are not to be missed!

Florida’s Top 10 Brunch Spots for 2021

Esotico | Miami

Esotico Miami, a new tropical-themed bar and craft cocktail establishment located on the ground floor of CANVAS, the premier condominium in the heart of Miami’s Arts + Entertainment District. The newest venture from acclaimed restaurant operators the Graspa Group, Esotico Miami will offer exotic drinks conceived by Daniele Dalla Pola along with contemporary tropical cuisine and live music courtesy of local artists.

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Sweet Liberty | Miami Beach

Situated in the up-and-coming Collins Park area alongside the Bass Art Museum, Sweet Liberty offers guests world-class cocktails and creative American food. Conceived and operated by award-winning bartender John Lermayer and Dan Binkiewicz along with restaurateur David Martinez, Sweet Liberty brings an intelligent selection of food and drink from sophisticated to simple to downright delicious.

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Whiskey Joe’s | Tampa

When you think of Whiskey Joe’s, think of a warm tropical breeze, white sands, family fun, cold drinks, delicious grub, and killer sunsets. Whiskey Joe’s invites you to grab a couple of their famous tacos in the dining room, soak up some sunshine and sweet waterfront views on the patio or relax under a palapa on their large private beach.

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Rhythm & Vine | Fort Lauderdale

Not too many places quite like Rhythm and Vine! The lively outdoor section where you can mix and mingle and get some great service from both the drink side and the food trucks or even just play some of the group games are things you can’t pass up. Then you have the inside where you can relax on those comfortable couches and sofas or just bust a move on the dance floor to the DJ, it’s all an experience you have to try for yourself!” – Google Review

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Three x Social | Miami

Delicious. The food, wow! The atmosphere, wow! The experience, wow. Great rooftop view. This is a must if you are in Wynwood. Be mindful and make a reservation. They offer brunch, happy hour, dinner and happiest hour. Each menu is unique. I went for brunch and will definitely go back. Three & No. 3 Social is a place you brag about. Enjoy.” – Google Review

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McSorley’s Beach Pub | Fort Lauderdale

Beach Pub w/ an upstairs lounge and roof deck just steps away from the ocean featuring a Video DJ on weekends, weekly drink specials and over 30 TV’s!

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c. 1949 | Tampa

This is one of the best bars in Tampa. They really live up to the “Florida Beer Garden” part of their name: it is super rare to see a non-Florida beer on their draft list. It’s always a chill vibe and hanging out on the patio is great, especially when the weather is nice. The bartenders are very knowledgeable of the craft beer scene across Tampa Bay and Florida and can answer any questions you may have about the beer. The do special music events regularly and there is also always a food truck of some kind. And if you’re not a fan of craft beer? They’ve got some stuff like Bud light in the bottle. It’s really just the perfect spot to grab a drink.” – Google Review

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Backyard | Fort Lauderdale

We are your Backyard. Your home away from home. Grilled Goodness, Home-Made Pizzas, Ice Cold Beers, Spritzes, and Refreshing Cocktails. Come to eat, hang out, play games, drink, and socialize. All are welcome. Only good times to be had. Memories to be shared.

“The set up at Backyard was extraordinary! Open spaces, a ping-pong table and several other games all around.  The DJ was enjoying the music as much as we were.” – Google Review 

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Grails | Miami

Grails is more than your average sports bar — it’s an experience. Grails brings together hyper-local beers, hand-crafted cocktails by world-class mixologists, and upscale, unique dishes, all packed inside a fun and welcoming atmosphere. The Grails Experience takes place in 2 parts — an indoor “sneaker-themed” sports lounge, decked out with one-of-a-kind art pieces and rare sneakers on display, as well as a colorful, spacious outdoor “Miami Vice” patio. Whether dining inside or outside, you’ll have your sights set on one of their 70+ TVs. With plentiful space and many sharable drinks and dishes, Grails is the perfect location for families, large parties, or a get-together with your close friends.

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The Patio | Tampa

A Palma Ceia staple for almost a decade, they are open 365 days a year and never close before 3 am. Beer lovers will rejoice when they see our seasonally changing local beer selection, they boast a 14 of the best local crafts, handpicked by an in-house beer connoisseur. You’ll find yourself surrounded by palm trees, tasty drinks and great company, this is the spot where everyone knows your name and more importantly, what you like to drink. Stop in with your friends, family and especially your pup.

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Jen Robertson
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Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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