Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Miami
Looking for something a bit out of the box for Valentine’s Day? Sweet Liberty has the answer to those tired of your average candlelit dinner/red wine combo. The Miami Beach cocktail bar is instead throwing a drag queen champagne and milk wrestling party. Who said romance is dead? Expect the bar to transform into a wrestling ring complete with an inflatable pool and 20 gallons of milk and champagne. The free party is perfect for anyone looking to grunt out a bit of romantic frustration and possibly get a little messy in the process.
This one is for those cold hearts who curse the flowers and candy and romance of February 14. The Anderson’s Tainted Love ’80s Heartbreak Party is our anti-Valentine’s Day party pick. Grab the special $7 “Shot Through the Hart” cocktail and dance those feelings out ’80s-style.
Ball & Chain is catering to the fairer sex this V-Day. Ladies drink free at the Little Havana mainstay from 8pm to 10pm. The bar is making some special Valentine’s Day cocktails too, which is good because you’ll need all the liquid help you can get when you belt out those ballads during the night’s karaoke. Just go with something by Rihanna. You’ll be fine.
The Atton’s rooftop pool is romantic on a regular day, with its 360-degree views of Biscayne Bay and sapphire blue pool calling your name. But when you throw a huge blow-up screen in the middle of that pool, include a free glass of prosecco or wine and throw on the Sandler/Barrymore rom-com 50 First Dates—well, you’ve got yourself a dangerously romantic evening under the stars. A special menu of tapas, cheese and charcuterie is available as well.
Brickell’s Blackbird Ordinary recently launched a brand new karaoke night and if you still haven’t managed to check it out, Valentine’s Day is your lucky night. In addition to the bar’s karaoke shenanigans, local artist Lone Wolf is dishing out heart-shaped pizzas, which will probably be more satisfying than any date ever.
Curl up with a good movie on the beach at the Edition’s Valentine’s Day version of its Movies in the Sand series. The highly appropriate Dirty Dancing will be on the big screen so even if you happen to be date-less, you can still close your eyes and pretend like Patrick Swayze is talking to you.
The Deering Estate invites two Miami musicians to its sprawling grounds for a special Valentine’s Day concert. Alejandro Elizondo and Yoli Mayor, who you might remember from the most recent season of America's Got Talent, provide a soundtrack on the lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets to get as cozy as humanly possible.
Grab a drink from the bar and park yourself on a couch in the hotel lobby for six hours of gratis live music. The evening’s performances kick off with moody jazz and blues courtesy of Pierre-Alexandre Petiot (5 to 8pm) on the piano and speeds up with Tom Lippincott on guitar (8 to 11pm).
Couples looking for an introspective date on Valentine’s Day should head to the Faena’s Tierra Santa Studio, where spa director Agustina Caminos leads a two-hour meditation designed to open your heart and crown chakras. Single folks are encouraged to come practice some self-love too!
Enjoy a beachfront showing of When Harry Met Sally at ETARU Hallandale. Each guest who books will receive a lounge bed on the beach and a special tasting menu. There are early and late showings at 7pm and 9:30pm, depending on whether or not you want to eat before or after the flick.
The Faena Theater’s Sensatia show is a wonderful combination of cabaret, acrobatics, musical numbers and food. The Valentin’s Day edition should be especially stunning and dreamy. There are two shows, one at 8pm and the other at 10pm.
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