Eats, sips and treats on this Fourth of July

2018-09-19T13:05:37+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Lifestyle|

Fourth of July is a day of fireworks, patriotism and plenty of food and drinks. From happy hour to full-course meals, the Miami nightlife is not holding back. Take a look at what the city has to offer on this special holiday.

By Steven Guillen
South Florida News Service
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With unlimited options and endless variety, it’s not just backyard barbecue you’ll be enjoying this Independence Day. Whether you’re around Wynwood, Miami Beach or Downtown, you’re just a couple of steps away from red, white and blue everything.

The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th St., Miami, FL 33127
The yard Is keeping it traditional with bbq and beer. The venue will be hosting Beer Fest, a day of barbecue by CHARCOAL restaurant and other food vendors scattered throughout the yard. Some bites you can expect to find are Texas-Style beef brisket and classic sides like potato salad, corn on the cob and more. And the drink of choice for Texas-style brisket or Berkshire pork shoulder is always beer.

Multiple local breweries will provide complimentary drinks for guest who RSVP. Veza Sur, Concrete Beach and MIA Brewing are only a few of the local breweries present.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

1220 16th St., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Keeping the theme of backyard bbq with a culinary twist going, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila in Miami Beach is doing a brisket with a Latin twist. El Quatro BBQ Brisket Taco will be ready with $7 Corona beer. So grab a Corona, order a round of brisket tacos and get ready for some fireworks.


Tequila, bloody Mary, and blue Bombay. The red, white and blue for Miamians. No matter the color of
your drink, you’ll have an easy time grabbing a sip while the fireworks go off above you.

Terra Mare (Courtesy of the restaurant)

Terra Mare (Courtesy of the restaurant)

Terra Mare
551 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

If you find yourself traveling this Fourth of July, be sure to swing by Terra Mare in Fort Lauderdale. This beach-side restaurant will be celebrating Independence Day with happy hour all day long. With dishes like ropa vieja empanada and crispy calamari for $10 or under, you’ll have fresh choices to eat while you sip on $5 beer and $8 wines.
Afterward, sit back and enjoy the Fort Lauderdale Beach fireworks and bring the fourth to a spectacular end.

Concrete Beach Brewery
325 NW 24th St., Miami, FL 33127
Red, White, Brews & BBQ. That’s what Wynwood brewery Concrete Beach calls its Independence Day celebration. Head over to the local brewery where you can find BBQ by Zeke and Madrecita’s Bistro. And as any good celebration in Miami, there will be plenty of local beer and specials for growler fills all day. Best part is that the event is free. Show up with some friends, order a pale ale and enjoy the festivities.

After a long day of barbecue, cocktails with the friends and spectacular firework shows, it’s time to settle down and enjoy something sweet.

Sugar Factory's Red, White and Boom milkshake (Courtesy of the establishment)

Sugar Factory’s Red, White and Boom milkshake (Courtesy of the establishment)

Sugar Factory
1144 Ocean Drive, Miami, FL 33127
The Sugar Factory on Ocean Drive is making your Independence Day a bit sweeter with its Red, White and Boom milkshake. This vanilla shake is decorated in red, white and blue gummies, ganache and sprinkles. Then piled high with whipped cream, marshmallows and a red, white and blue pinwheel pop. The Sugar Factory is selling this insta-worthy treat for $14 and will be available until July 29.

Mojo Donuts
8870 SW 40th St., Miami, FL 33165
More of a morning person? Start your day with donuts and coffee at Mojo Donuts & Fried Chicken on Bird Road. The popular doughnut shop will celebrate Independence Day with special Fourth of July-themed doughnuts. And if you’re veteran with a valid ID, they’ll be giving out free coffee to you as well.

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop's Stars & Stripes Pie

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop’s Stars & Stripes Pie


Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
2818 N Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33127
Pie is as patriotic as it gets, and Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop in Wynwood is known for just that. The pie shop is showing its love of America with its Stars & Stripes Pie. A strawberry and blueberry pie topped with an American Flag crust. Grab a slice of this after all that barbecue and beer for a sweet end to the holiday.

Wherever you find yourself in Miami on Independence Day, you’ll most likely be surrounded by great bbq, colorful drinks and an eccentric nightlife. Go out and experience what Miami does best.