Bar Hopping In Miami Rental Boats

For many, bar-hopping is a tradition that is well entrenched in the minds of many and is certainly high on the agenda when they visit the festive city of Miami and its surroundings. With hundreds of possibilities, the choice of a bar-hopping session is huge, and there is something for everyone. However, bar hopping in Miami rental boats can help you take your party to the next level, adding a new dimension to the fun.

 Bar Hopping in Miami Rental Boats

When you stop in several bars in one evening – or, for the more hardened ones, in one day – you have to respect some basic rules. Don’t drink too much at once (it’s hard to say you’ve been shopping in one bar if you do so many shots that you pass out at the second bar); always eat while drinking (not hard because most bars also serve excellent meals); and, most importantly, never, ever drink and drive.

So unless you have a very patient – and very friendly – designated driver in your group, shopping in your car is a no-no. You could try to take a Uber to transport yourself between drinking establishments, but this can become very expensive very quickly, especially at rush hour, when prices go up.

You could try walking from bar to bar, but at some point, the walking may turn into wobbling, and it won’t be much fun. A better idea? Rent a pontoon boat and party on and off the waters of Miami.

Party & Pontoon: The Perfect Match

If you have never sailed on one of these boats, you may not know exactly what pontoon boat rentals in Miami offer. For starters, these elegant boats are designed to party.

In very simple terms, a pontoon boat is a boat that has a large flat deck mounted on metal tubes called pontoons . These provide extra buoyancy that allows boat designers to create amazing deck layouts ; with all sorts of cool things like large lounges, bars, and sun loungers. As we mentioned, they are built for fun and are certainly suitable for a big party, day or night.

Renting one of these Miami Boat Rentals will allow you to party all day and all night long. Start the day with a welcome drink, then mix, mingle, dance, laugh, take a nap, sunbathe – whatever you want . Then, at nightfall, enjoy a cruise around Miami’s best sights before heading to its best waterfront bars. Sounds like a good time, doesn’t it? 

Miami Best Bars for Boaters

So you’ve planned your big day on the boat ! Now you have to choose which of the many bars lining Miami’s bustling waterfront you’re going to; where your captain moor so you can spend the night.

While there is a wide selection of bars that cover all kinds of atmospheres, themes, and food and drink options . Here’s a look at some of our personal favorites to get you started:


A sports bar in Miami is unlike any other sports bar in other cities, as Duffy proves. People there love the Dolphins, they love the Heat, and they all hope Derek Jeter can work miracles with the Marlins; but the action at Duffy’s is much more than first runs, three-point games, and home runs.

Warm, lively, and friendly, the bar is equipped with the obligatory big screen TVs for those who want to watch the games and cheer on the local teams; but there is also a large poolside terrace, an excellent DJ, and offers two-for-one drinks all night long.

  • Shuckers Waterfront Grill

Yes, it’s a restaurant ! A real symbol too, since it’s been serving the best fresh seafood in Miami for years . But no one minds if you just want to go to the bar and enjoy a few dishes from their extensive beverage menu. The view from the waterfront patio is unbelievable; the atmosphere is fresh, casual, and unpretentious. And for those who watch their wallets while drinking $13 Presidente pitchers, it’s hard to top that.

  • Mo Bar & Lounge

 This bar in the stylish Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel provides the perfect spot to attend. It’s hip, it’s trendy, and the view of downtown Miami across the waterfront is breathtaking.

Add to that the fact that the smart cocktails are perfect , and the bartenders are super friendly and helpful . So you have a great place for those who want to drink in (figuratively and literally) true Miami glamour without being completely broke.

  • Kiki on the River 

Kiki on the River is another of Miami’s best-known restaurants. But it also has a bar that serves some of the best beers, wine cocktails that you will find everywhere. The boho-chic atmosphere is relaxing and welcoming; the views of the waterfront are magnificent! And it is the perfect place to finish off your boat rental bar in Miami before heading home.