Five Only-In-Miami Places to Watch the Miami Heat in Game Four
This summer seems to be more about the Miami Heat than Miami's actual sweltering mid-year heat, as the 305's most beloved team battles the San Antonio Spurs. But after Monday night's tough loss -- a very hard pill to swallow -- Heat fans are feeling on-edge about how the NBA Finals may turn out.
But chin up, Heat Nation. Though the last game offered San Antonio a chance to brag about a victory, don't give up. Instead, do what Miamians do best:
party Root for the Heat in these only-in-Miami venues.
We've all heard of the infamous sports bars that govern Miami, but it's not worth going if you're going to end up watching a small screen from a corner next to the men's bathroom. You deserve better than the smell of a drunken man's urine. What's better, you ask? Wall-sized flat screens, garden courtyards, a rooftop, outdoor video screens, and swings.
1. Haven Gastro Lounge
World Red Eye Haven Gastro Lounge
They say that everything is good in moderation, but at Haven Lounge they like everything in excess, and no one complains. Who dares complain about multiple wall-sized projection screens and Miami's best martini? It'll feel as if D-Wade and King James are playing right before your eyes. You'd have to be a fool to complain. Celebrate the Heat's road to victory (because they will win) with $10 cocktails and $5 hot tots/sweet fries. Plan ahead and reserve your table because Heat enthusiasts claim their territory quick.
2. 1.The News Lounge
Located in the heart of 55th Street Station, News Lounge welcomes Miamians (and others) to its courtyard. But the main draw here is its extended "White Hot" happy hour, lasting from 5 p.m. to the end of the game. In this city, who doesn't love $3 Heinekens or $6 lychee martinis? Maybe you're looking to play pool or lounge on a bed as you watch the game. News Lounge has you covered. Or you can watch the game outside from one of the two huge projector screens. The choice is yours, and here you have plenty!
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