Sports On The Brain at Sports Exchange Happy Hour
|The Shrine will melt your brain.|
45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 5-8 p.m. Late-night 11 p.m. to closing
Deals: 2 for 1 specials, $5 well, $3 domestic, and $3 house wine drink specials, as well as half-priced appetizers and $5 pizza specials.
Scene: Sometimes happy hour coincides with a huge sporting event: the NCAA Basketball tourney, the World Cup, heck even the World Strongest Man Competition. And when that happens, you need somewhere to watch the games on a giant screen and with the volume turned up loud (especially if you are in a sports bar). That's where the Sports Exchange on Miracle Mile comes into play.
They have your oversize TV-Jones covered, and then some. It's called the Shrine and resides behind the 50 ft. bar. We're talking about a 25-by-8-foot, high-definition projection screen, which is surrounded by eight 58-inch, high-definition plasma televisions. Or you could cozy up to any of the other 24 large-screen televisions throughout the restaurant. As for the volume, ask for a Sound Box and they'll bring you the modern day equivalent of drive-inn microphone that plays the volume of any of the bar's television you choose.
|From any angle it's imposing.|
Conclusion: As far as sports bars go, the Sports Exchange is definitely in the Super Bowl, Final Four and World Cup Final. If you're looking for a place to get rowdy over some sports, but don't' want to risk going home missing a couple of teeth or with a shiner, then this is your spot.