Hurricane Bar & Grill Happy Hour the Choice for Former Dolphins, Canes Greats
|Hurricanes hangout, Miami Springs-style.|
365 N. Royal Poinciana Blvd., Miami Springs
The hours: Monday through Friday 4 to 7 p.m.
The deals: $1 off everything at the bar and half off all appetizers.
The scene: You can live your entire life in Miami and never go to Miami Springs, a sleepy town just north of the airport. And mostly that'd be all right, except for the fact that you'd miss out on Hurricane Bar & Grill. The bar is in an anonymous group of storefronts on a nothing street. But once you step through the foyer, you realize you're in the Cheers of this small town.
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The drink and meal happy-hour specials are swell, but the real deal is the 16- to 18-ounce New York strip steak with baked potato, salad, and garlic bread for $20. It used to be you could get it only one night a week, but its popularity forced the owners to make it available all the time.
Conclusion: In the years that Hurricane Bar & Grill has been around, Miami has grown into a cosmopolitan and international city. But somehow -- maybe because it is so hard to find -- the bar has kept its small-town identity. When you feel like losing some of the big-city 'tude, put your GPS on overdrive and find your way to this neighborhood joint.