Bravo 12/2/10The only place to kick back after a good Cuban meal in Miami is the Deuce. Just a good juke joint. -Jimmy Bradley, Top Chef
Club Deuce Bar & Grill
222 14th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Afterhours,Bar,College Bar,Dance Club,Dive,Gay / Lesbian,Hipster,Urban
As the oldest bar in South Beach, “The Deuce” is perhaps the best-known dive bar on the island. It’s a bar with a lot of attitude, and as such, it doesn’t attract too many tourists. What you can expect, however, is a no-frills bar filled with locals, bikers, hookers, fighters, transvestites and just about anyone who would fit in the movie Roadhouse. Aside from people-watching at this classic South Beach spot, which can be wildly amusing, a jukebox blasting an eclectic mix of hits provides the only other form of entertainment. Whether you’re into Johnny Cash, Top 10 hip hop, Squeeze or the Sex Pistols, the Deucers know how to find just the right tune from every era.
Eats & Drinks
Don’t expect anything fancy here, party-goers. The Deuce doesn’t waste time on fruity, expensive umbrella drinks. But if you’re looking for cheap beer you’ve come to the right place. The Deuce, in fact, boasts the cheapest beer and strongest drinks in South Beach, served in basic plastic cups. And although the service is not overly friendly, expect it to be good and fast. The people who frequent The Deuce are from all different walks of life, yet they do share one very important similarity: they know how to get their drink on! So get to drink, drink some more, and stumble home with a tranny or a granny just as the sun comes up.
The bar itself at The Deuce takes up over half the building as it winds its way around in a giant horseshoe. Mirrors cover every wall, only broken up by a few big-screen TVs. Along the ceiling, Miami Vice neon wraps and twists, forming the likenesses of buxom ladies. These neons provide the only light in The Deuce, enveloping patrons in a soft, seductive glow. The atmosphere here is strangely magical and unearthly. When stepping into The Deuce, it’s almost as if you’ve crossed the threshold into an alternate universe.
Be sure to look out for these celebrities who have been known to frequent The Deuce: Matt Dillon, Eddie Vedder, Cameron Diaz, Colin Farrell, and Johnny Knoxville.
AskMen 11/25/10Open nearly 24 hours a day (doors close around 5:00 a.m. and open back up at 8 a.m.), this watering hole offers two-for-one drinks during daylight hours.
Travel Channel 12/5/11One of the last dive bars left in South Beach. Good for late afternoons or late nights! As seen on Travel Channel’s The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.
Esquire 2/1/11Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Presumably, you are in Miami because you are looking for trouble. At the Deuce, you will have a very good time finding it.
vicequeenmaria 1/16/10This is a must-stop for any self-respecting bar fly. Great daily happy hour. Expect real characters here. No touristy bullshit. Cash only!