Where to watch the Super Bowl in Miami
What is it? Ballyhoo Media is throwing a watch party at Virginia Key Beach Park where guests can watch along on one of their floating 48-foot screens. (The Ballyhoo team did the same thing last year for the World Cup.)
Why go? Where else can you swim in the ocean while gazing upon Tom Brady’s glorious skin? Plus, over on dry land, the party will have a DJ, food, drinks and games.
What is it? Miami’s super popular waterfront bar. This Miami River spot is always lively, with rosé and champagne flowing like the water below.
Why go? Wharf is offering $50 bottles of Perrier Jouët Brut from Noon to 4pm.
What is it? A classy alternative to your average sports bar. We can guarantee you won’t leave Michael Schwartz’s lovely (and quite tasty) waterfront restaurant smelling like cigarettes and light beer.
Why go? Your $50 ticket gets you two complimentary drinks and access to two food stations with chicken wings, shrimp ceviche, chimichurri pork ribs and a lot more.
What is it? One of Miami’s most popular sports bars (with equally popular locations in Fort Lauderdale and Tampa). If AmSo wasn’t having a Super Bowl blowout, there’d be protests.
Why go? There’ll be a special $10 Super Bowl menu with smoked buffalo wings, spinach and artichoke dip, pizza and more.
What is it? Miami’s 24/7 party palace, where the fun literally never stops. Like, ever.
Why go? E11even is really going all out for this one. Their viewing party on the E11even rooftop ($30 to $50) comes with an open bar and complimentary barbecue. Head downstairs afterward to keep the party going.
What is it? One of our favorite neighborhood cocktail bars, where the vibes and quality are relentlessly on point. The (very good) food here is worth a try too.
Why go? The Anderson is offering a “happy meal” package on Sunday, which includes a shot, beer, burger and fries for $15. Also, chef Jimmy Lebron of 27 Restaurant is doing a special barbecue menu. Stick around for karaoke afterward.
What is it? Wynwood’s gorgeous outdoor beer garden will be showing the big game. Game time snacking and drinking options will be plentiful thanks to its various food trucks and full bar.
Why go? Wynwood Yard will be playing live reggae throughout the day and feature specials on drinks and food, such as $5 cheese steaks and bao buns for $4.50.
What is it? Wynwood’s airy Latin brewery, with plenty of cozy outdoor seating. Plus, the onsite Peruvian food truck, Chi-Fa, offers some pretty delicious snacking options.
Why go? Veza Sur is unrolling the big screen on its patio for some prime viewing. Plus, Chi-Fa is offering half-off its very good chicken wings.
What is it? A great Miami hotel with an even better view. The Mondrian’s Biscayne Bay-facing pool is one of our favorite spots to kick bad with a bottle of rosé.
Why go? The Mondrian is rolling our their 15-foot flat screen and offering discounted bar bites (wagyu hot dogs, lobster rolls and more), beer bucket specials and $10 Absolut cocktails.
What is it? A Gables hotspot that always delivers great drinks and food. It’s always wise to arrive a bit early, as seats here fill up quickly. The same will be true for the bar’s Super Bowl party.
Why go? Happy hour is going to be extended from 5pm until the place closes.
What is it? The Brickell City Centre’s Mexican mecca. The tacos here come in various forms and are best washed down with one of the restaurant’s tasty cocktails (we love the mescal-based ones but the margaritas here are wonderful too).
Why go? Speaking of those cocktails, the bar area is offering two-for-one cocktails, beer and spirits for the Super Bowl.
What is it? Miami Beach’s favorite triple-threat: a nightclub, bowling lane and ice skating rink. It is as fun as it sounds.
Why go? Basement is offering bowling and bottle packages as well as $75 open bar deals.
What is it? Brickell’s multi-story Italian food hall, where you can get lost in pasta. This classy alternative to your average mall food court is a super popular spot.
Why go? During the Super Bowl, enjoy an extended $5 happy hour at the second floor Aperitivo Bar. $20 also gets you access to the bottomless Negroni fountain (a sight to behold).
What is it? Wynwood’s splashy take on a diner, complete with burgers, fries, shakes and strong cocktails. Though considerably hipper than your average greasy spoon, it’s a solid spot to drink, eat or both.
Why go? Happy hour will be extended through the gam and so will a selection of $5 bites.