As you probably know by now, I spent last weekend in Miami. It was my first time visiting this part of Florida and I absolutely loved it. We spent our time checking out the Art Deco architecture, catching some rays on the beach and enjoying some amazing food and drinks. Living in NYC, I am spoiled when it comes to bars and restaurants. Since there are so many amazing options in NYC, sometimes when I travel I am disappointed in the quality of food and drinks. However, I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed every place we ate and drank at in Miami. Not to mention, each place had quirky and vintage inspired decor. So I decided to put together a little guide of these bars and restaurants.
1111 Collins Ave
Come here for solid Mexican food and cocktails. We actually ended up eating here twice, dinner on our first night and lunch on our last day.
819 Lincoln Road
There are 3 different locations in South Beach, but we went to the Lincoln Road spot. We just grabbed drinks here, so I can't comment on the food. The drinks were good and it had great ambience. The decor and music were reminiscent of vintage Cuba.
11th Street Diner
1065 Washington Ave
I'm a sucker for some classic, all-American food, so we came here for breakfast twice. Solid diner food with a retro interior and exterior.
Pane & Vino
1450 Washington Ave
Authentic Italian restaurant. They even prepared the pasta right in front of us at the table.
436 Espanola Way
After dinner we grabbed some gelato here. I got the Nutella flavor and it was amazing!
2727 Indian Creek Drive
This place was a bit farther north, so we had to take an uber there, but it was well worth the quick drive. This place is a tiki bar with cool outside seating area. The drinks were amazing, definitely the best we had on the entire trip. The bar tender even concocted a coconut rum cocktail just for us.
The Social Club
1717 Collins Ave
We came here for brunch one morning. Although the service was a bit slow, the food was very good. Also you can get a free mimosa if you check in on Yelp!
Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company
237 20th Street
We came here for some pre-dinner appetizers and drinks. They have happy hour everyday from 4-7 where they have $5 cocktails (including Moscow Mules- which are my favorite!)
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
1600 Lenox Ave
I ate at the Vegas location last year, and I've been dreaming about their biscuits and mac and cheese ever since, so I had to come to this location to get my fix!
Sorry I kind of slacked on the last two spots and only got photos of the bathroom lol
My one regret is that we didn't have any Cuban food while we were here, but all the more reason for me to plan another trip back here soon! I hope this guide is helpful if you're planning a trip to Miami!