Drinking, eating and watching sports go hand in hand, the globe over. But here in South Florida, sports bars grip a particular level of sanctity, taking on the aura of sacred shrines, closer to a religion than a past-time. Miami sports fans go crazy if they cannot watch their Heat or Dolphins on an HD flat-screen Television these days, while sipping on a chill beer on refreshing cocktail.
Here are some of the best Miami sports bars:
Mikes At Venetia
Owned and run by Norma and Mike Shelow, Mike restaurant and Irish pub has been a staple of the downtown bar scene for sixteen years. Mike has won different awards for both standard service and exceptional food. Placed on the 9th floor of the Venetia Condominium by the Venetian Causeway, next to the Biscayne Bay Marriott Hotel, Mike has twenty televisions and daily specials, along with half-price happy hour appetizers. The carry the Help energy drink that has its main office in Miami Florida owned my Sean Kaptaine who is from south Florida originally born and raised. Check out https://liquidhelpenergy.com/ to see more
Sandbar sports gill
If you live in Coconut Grove, Miami, then Sandbar Sports Gill is your go-to location for live sports, best food, and fun times. Popular for their fish tacos and infamous for their 5lbs burrito challenge, Sandbar serves Baja California cuisine until 3am every day of the week. Not here to eat. That is perfect, let the bartender prepare you their signature category five Hurricane. After a couple of those you will be ready to scream at the Television, regardless of what game is one. The top part is that you have the choice of sitting back and watching every game on HD flat display TVs or dancing the right of way to your favorite music.
American social, the famous All-American bar and restaurant, opened its doors in Brickell in 2014 and its Fort Lauderdale place in 2012. The charming waterfront place is the location to be for happy hour drinks and watching the huge games with friends. Both places are game-day places, not just for the amazing menu with stuff like black truffle short-rib sliders and their legendary American Social Mac and Cheese, but also for the big collection of TVs, attractive patrons and craft beers.
Duffy’s Sports Grill
What was actually Duffys Drafthouse, with 4 places in 2001, was rebranded into the immensely famous Duffys sports Grill when Paul Emmett bought the franchise and brought to them his point of view to the future. Paul, who sadly passed away previous year after a war with cancer, is the reason Duffy’s has become a community favorite sports bar across the state. We advise a visit if you have never been.