South Florida really doesn’t need another excuse to party. But what the heck? It’s nearing the Fourth of July, so it’s my patriotic duty to provide you with some of my favorite SoFla party spots.
1 Hotel South Beach Miami Beach
Specialty drinks and patriotic slushies from Tito’s vodka are just the beginning of what 1 Hotel South Beach will offer at their “Sip. Swim. Stripes” post-Fourth of July event. To celebrate your patriotism, stop by the next-level luxurious hotel rooftop for a buzzing pool party. Although open only for hotel guests during the day, the party will become open to the public at 7 p.m. It will include a DJ, an American-flag themed photo booth, goodies like sunglasses, fans and beach balls, and more, there is no better way to spend your Sunday out of the office.
Date: July 8th
Atton Brickell Miami will host a special edition Sunset Session, in which it will serve grilled BBQ by the pool with dishes such as the ATTON Burger, Black Angus Hot Dogs, Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich, New York Steak with Vegetables, BBQ Wings, and specialty cocktails at Atton’s Vista rooftop bar. A great place to view the downown fireworks. Specials include complimentary entry, 2 for 1 well drinks and draft beers from 2 pm – 3 pm, discounted menu prices from 3 pm – Sunset.
Date: July 4th
The Confidante Miami Beach Miami Beach
Located just steps away from the busy Collins Avenue, The Confidante is a terrific oceanfront resort in Miami’s mid-beach neighborhood Guest (and locals) get dining experiences at the Southern-inspired Bird & Bone, led by renowned Miami Chef Richard Hales, and refreshing poolside Cielito Artisan Pops, sold in The Backyard.
The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, FL
One of South Florida’s great, historic beach resorts will celebrate is style with these activities:
- Diplomat Landing BBQ & Beer Bash: 12-9 p.m.
- For $45 (plus tax), patrons can enjoy unlimited draft beer from Budweiser (Bud & Bud Light), a-la-carte BBQ smoked in-house and live music from 12-6 p.m.
- 33rd Floor Private Fireworks Viewing: 8-11 p.m.
- Get an unobstructed view of fireworks from the top of the 33rd floor of the Diplomat Beach Resort. For $100, enjoy an open bar, included parking and a private fireworks viewing at 9 p.m.
- Discounted Room Rate: July 1 to July 5
- Discounted room rates starting at $199 from July 1 to July 5.
The renowned ultra-club E11EVEN is featuring DJ Obscene, who has shared ng the stage with Miley Cyrus and Miami favorite Pitbull. Admission is $20 but expected to rise. To celebrate the 4th of July, there will be no cover until 8:00 p.m.
Kings is hosting a “pool party” whereby guests receive free billiards after spending $10
Date: July 4th
Duffy’s Sports Grill, North Miami Beach and Kendall
Offering: Duffy’s Sports Grill launches a Dog Days of Summer menu just in time for Independence Day. Guest can get signature craft-style hot dogs and lobster dishes. The new menu includes Cosmic Hot Dog, Frito Hot Dog, Reuben Hot Dog, Lobster Roll and a Lobster Cobb Salad. Chow down these items with Duffy’s Watermelon Margarita.
El Vez, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Newly opened Stephen Starr El Vez in the W Fort Lauderdale hshowcases classic Mexican fare with an emphasis on baja-style cooking. The eatery is offering a special BBQ for the Fourth of July. From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., El Vez will have an array of Mexican-styled BBQ including hotdogs, burgers, $4 Tecate cans (Bajan Mexican-inspired beer) along with DJ Spiff. The event is open to the public.
Newly-opened Palat in Upper Buena Vista/Design District has received well-deserved, rave reviews. On July 4, Palat will offer its Bacon Cheeseburger and any beer of his/her choice for $15. This 85-seat Italian restaurant boasts floor-to-ceilings glass windows that slide open to offer guests the option of indoor/outdoor seating.
Sugar Factory Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL
What’s a better way to celebrate your patriotic sweet tooth than by enjoying a perfectly themed milkshake to match? This $14 vanilla shake is served in a royal blue and white chocolate ganache dipped mug and decorated with red, white and blue sour gummy stars and sprinkles is a site to behold. Topped off with a heaping pile of whipped cream, tower of sprinkle-dipped marshmallows and a red, white and blue pinwheel pop. Available from June 29 to July 29.
The Blue Ribbon’s “Tito’s Last Stand” will be available from June 30th to July 7th. It’s made with Tito’s, cherry cordial, peychaud’s aperitivo and soda to make a sweet and refreshing sip.
Ocean Grill at The Setai, Miami Beach
The Setai’s cocktails, served in coconuts, are normally $25, but tits new “Coco Açai” will be $16 in celebration of Fourth of July. The cocktail screams red, white and blue and will be offered at The Ocean Grill, the hotel’s beachside restaurant, as well as at the pool and Beach Club.
Terra Mare Fort Lauderdale Beach
Located in the new Conrad hotel, Terra Mare will be serving happy hour specials all day that feature a broad range of market fresh and locally sourced land and sea dishes for $10 and under. Highlights include ropa vieja empanadas, charcuterie, pork belly buns, crispy calamari and more. Happy hour also includes $5 beers; $8 wines by the glass; and a cold pressed juice cocktail, such as the Terra Collins, made with Hendricks gin, cucumber, lime juice and simple syrup. Take a seat on the patio for an unobstructed view of the Fort Lauderdale Beach fireworks or cool off inside the chic main dining room.
Date: July 4th
Lolo’s Surf Cantina, South Beach
Great beach spot inside the Marriott Stanton hotel.
Lolo’s Backyard BBQ Platter for 2 – 56$
1/2 Slab Chipotle Pork Ribs / Roasted Corn / Grilled Baby Onion / Anaheim Pepper / Grilled Chorizo / Agave Marinated Shrimp / Corn Tortillas / House Salsas
Bud Light Bucket Specials $25.00 (5 BEERS)
Tito’s Vodka Cocktails $11.00 ALL DAY