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Here’s where to find the coolest bar and restaurant merch in Miami

Wear your love of Miami restaurants and bars with these stylish, food-inspired fashions

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil
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The city is in the midst of a major food moment. From the culinary renaissance happening in Little Havana and the recent supper club boom to, yes, even Miami restaurant-inspired fashion. More than put their chefs in designer aprons or deck staff members in smocks and on-trend workwear jumpsuits (you might’ve spotted the folks at Time Out Market Miami rocking these), local bars and eateries are churning out their merch for customers to purchase. Miami breweries are partly responsible for the jumpstarting the trend (think Veza Sur with their unmissable floral hats) but now nearly every bar, cafe and other food-and-drink-focused business has followed suit. Looking for a fresh way to support your favorite local eatery? We have some stylish ideas. 

The best bar and restaurant merch in Miami

  • Bars
  • Breweries
  • Wynwood
  • price 1 of 4

You may not have tried the beer at Wynwood’s Veza Sur (though you should, it’s damn tasty) but you most definitely have seen its tropical snap-backs on heads all over town. They’ve been around since day one, both in full floral and in black with a hibiscus-covered, flat bill. Veza sells a wide assortment of hats, including a hot pink dad cap emblazoned with the brewery’s slogan, #HechaEnMiami.

Ball & Chain
  • Bars
  • East Little Havana
  • price 2 of 4

In addition to supplying Miami with one of the best mojitos in the city, Ball & Chain slays the merch game with more items for sale than drinks on its cocktail menu. From a shirt to a shot glass to a pin and a growler, the Little Havana bar has it all. Find yourself in need of shade for your stroll down Calle Ocho? Pick up a fedora, the signature hat worn by all the bar’s cantineros. Need a last-minute souvenir? You can’t go wrong with a Cuban cigar. 

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  • Bars
  • South Beach
  • price 2 of 4

The award-winning South Beach bar is synonymous with two popular expressions: Pursue Happiness (late owner John Lermayer’s forever M.O.) and Miami Is the Shit (#FACTS). If you’ve lived here, visited or spent more than two minutes outside of MIA, you know it’s true. Now, for only $60, you can have it emblazoned on a jacket and share it with the world. “The Miami is the shit bro merch has taken on a life of its own. It’s fun, firmly tongue in cheek and like totally Miami bro,” says Fraser Hamilton, head bartender and general manager at Sweet Liberty.

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E11even
  • Nightlife
  • Clubs
  • Park West
  • price 3 of 4

If there ever was a merch status symbol, it’s the famous E11EVEN hat. Celebrities like Margot Robbie and Floyd Mayweather have been spotted wearing it, as well as regular people trying to make a statement about their partying habits (#NOSLEEP!). It’s $50, which is steep by most standards though when you’ve spent the night making it rain $1s, it’s actually quite affordable. 

Pho Mo - Time Out Market
  • Restaurants
  • South Beach
  • price 2 of 4

If you’re into puns, Vietnamese food and dope logos, Pho Mo’s suite of tees, hats and—yes!—customized chopsticks are more of your style. Partner Gio Gutierrez designed the items, available for purchase at the restaurant’s Time Out Market location. if missing out on pho does nothing for your FOMO, passing up on this might. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Aventura
  • price 2 of 4

Aventura’s 800 Degrees is where you pick up a souvenir and do a good deed in the process. The $20 hats are designed with the restaurant’s logo and feature a number 40 and a 3 on either side to represent the Miami Heat jersey numbers of co-owners Udonis Haslem and Dwyane Wade, respectively. The best part? 100 percent of proceeds from hat sales go toward the Udonis Haslem Children’s Foundation and the Wade World Foundation.

B-Side at 1-800-Lucky
  • Things to do
  • Event spaces
  • Wynwood
  • price 2 of 4

Making his merch debut on B-Side’s fresh tees is a young Papa Chang, everyone’s favorite sushi-rolling dad. He and his James Beard-nominated kids, Valerie and Nando, recently opened the Nikkei sushi counter at 1-800-Lucky, and with it, the Chang Gang rolled out a line of shirts and hats adorned with the spot’s cute Japanese cartoon logo. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Barbecue
  • Wynwood
  • price 2 of 4

KYU’s signature Wynwood Mule has become an icon of the restaurant, partly because the Asian-inspired variation doesn’t come in the expected copper mug. Instead, to highlight the laborious cocktail, which features pineapple that’s been smoked for three hours, the restaurant decided on a specialty tin can handpainted by neighborhood artist 2Alas. “People always comment on it. We like to think it pays homage to the creative street art within the neighborhood,” says Steven Haigh, KYU’s cofounder. It’s for sale, which means you won’t need to stuff the sticky cup in your purse after a round of drinks.

Mama Tried
  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Downtown
  • price 2 of 4

One of the bars responsible for Downtown Miami’s nightlife renaissance has capitalized on its sudden fame with bespoke gear. Like the bar’s drinks, items are affordable and include a versatile pin with the logo for $8, dad hats and simple black-and-gold tees for $25. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Diners
  • Coconut Grove
  • price 2 of 4

Chef/owner Michael Beltran makes as much merch as he does food, and his collections aren’t limited to Chug’s. The Coconut Grove Cuban diner does sell the largest assortment of Beltran’s signature Pig Inc. apparel, including tee shirts and hats featuring the adorable parachuting swine logo, but you can find other items such as house-made granola and Leña gear (his Time Out Markt spot). It ain’t Supreme, but Pig Inc. is known for its special-edition drops, so keep a close eye on the various restaurants for the latest.

Coyo Taco
  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Wynwood

You’ll need to be a fast shopper to keep track of all the T-shirts and hats coming from Coyo Taco locations across the world. The 305 shirt is one of the original designs, and still available today, though the limited-edition tees are surely the most popular—from the Miami Heat Vice-inspired tees to the Art Basel creations Coyo rolls out every December.

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