Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Free Beer, Dark Dining, and More UPDATED

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Yesterday was one hell of a washout. And Saturday, there was more humidity than we thought was physically possible. So, basically, what we're trying to say is we can't wait for fall to arrive so we can at least enjoy, like, two "cold fronts" and wear boots or something. #MiamiProblems

Unfortunately, fall doesn't officially start for another few days -- despite Starbucks already putting out its Pumpkin Spice Latte, which totally throws us off ever damn year.

In any case, hope you've got a cup of java at hand to calm the weekday jitters. We have some cool events lined up to help hold you over until the weekend.

Update: The Sizzling History of Miami Cuisine dinner at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar has been cancelled.

The Dark Side of the Brew
On Monday at 6 p.m., OTC will host a Grovetoberfest beer tasting. The best part: It's completely free. The second best part: It's Pink Floyd-themed. The final best thing: It features all dark beers (think black IPAs, Belgian quads, dark ales, dark brown ales, and so on). Sample mysteriously dark suds, cash in on the swag giveaways ("Dark Side of the Brew" logo tees might be the best thing we've seen -- ever), and score free tickets to Grovetoberfest. It's an awesome event, but there's a catch: You must RSVP and get there early or on time, because only the first 50 people to arrive will be admitted.

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Doraku Tweet-Up
Not to stroke our own ego or anything, but the New Times crew is a pretty fun bunch of characters. We like hanging out with you guys, and we like hearing your stories, and like you, we like to get our drank on. Fortunately, when we do it at events that we host, we drink for work. Sigh -- occupational hazards at their best. Anyway, we'd like to see you tonight at Doraku for a happy-hour tweetup. We'll sip cocktails and munch sushi rolls and take pictures to post on Instagram and do all the fun things that people do when they're hanging out with friends. So join us from 7 to 9 p.m. -- you need not be shy.

Location Info

OTC: Over the Counter

1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Doraku Brickell

900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

2550 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Country Club of Coral Gables

997 N. Greenway Drive, Coral Gables, FL

Category: General

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