48. Blues Bar at the National Hotel – Miami

CITY: Miami
ADDRESS: 1677 Collins Ave.
WEBSITE: nationalhotel.com

Sometimes, you can get an even mixture of elegance and class without the stuffiness usually associated with such. The unassuming décor is finished with '40s era chairs and an art deco Oak bar, which should help convince you that this is a place where you can sit down, order a Manhattan, and actually enjoy a conversation. However, the name might be a bit misleading; there’s only live music every Monday, so if you’re looking to hear the blues, head to Crescendo Jazz and Blues Lounge afterwards for an earful.