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There truly is no greater hour than happy hour. (And it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, right?) With a bevy of prime dining establishments and fab happy hour deals, the Design District is the ideal spot to grab an après work cocktail.

Estefan Kitchen: 3-7pm Weekdays | Discounted bites and drinks
If you’re in the mood to sip, savor and sway to some good tunes, Estefan Kitchen—the newest addition to the MDD’s hot-and-trendy block—is the place to do it. Its newly launched happy hour features items like Handmade Croquetas, Baked Cuban Empanadas, the restaurant’s World Famous Mojitos, plus wine, beer and cocktails, all available from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every weekday. And every Friday, enjoy beats by a local DJ out on Palm Court from 5 to 9 p.m.

Harry’s Pizzeria: 3-6pm Weekdays | 1/2 price on all snacks, beer, wine & Farmer Fizz
Happy hour’s half-price snacks make it a great time to sample some of the yummy light bites at Harry’s, like the polenta fries, homemade meatballs or homemade foccacia. (Rosé and polenta fries are a match made in heaven, trust.) Casual and cool, the laidback vibe at Harry’s makes it a great place to grab a drink with friends and catch up. Plus, #pizza.

ella Happy Hour

ella: 5-7pm Every day | half price beer, wine, spritzes & sangria
Great for people-watching and sangria-sipping alike, Miami’s endless summer cements ella’s front yard of Palm Court as a prime al fresco happy hour spot. When the weather heats up, nothing is more refreshing than a spritz; ella’s refreshing combination of prosecco, amaro and orange wheel. Situated amidst the palms at ella's succulent dotted tables, the view of more than a few of the District’s noteworthy art installations is as top notch as the sips.

Michael's Happy Hour

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink : 4:30-7:30pm Weekdays | 1/2 price cocktails, wine, beer & bites
The laid back atmosphere and seriously good food at Michael’s Genuine make for a special yet unpretentious happy hour experience. With a new food-friendly Genuine Happy Hour, half-off drinks, wine and beer complement half-off snacks, including the addictive Crispy Pig Ears with chile and lime, Thick Cut Potato Chips with pan-fried onion dip, and homemade Falafel with tahini sauce and pickles. So go hungry, and leave… very happy.

Bonus! Abaco Wines & Wine Bar: Weekday Wine Tastings | Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6-7:30 pm

Whether you’re mulling over a big purchase or celebrating finally scoring that coveted “it” accessory, Abaco Wines & Wine Bar is the perfect spot to pop by and grab a glass of vino. In addition to the buy one, get a ½ glass free happy hour special, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, it offers in-store tasting for $25 a person, which are complimentary if you spend $50 or more that day. On Tuesdays Abaco's sommeliers guide you through the tasting process using an aroma kit, on Wednesdays the sommeliers buy food from The Market #atMDD then pair wine from the shop, and on Thursdays it features a variety of different specific wines, regions and restaurants. 

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