Top Ten Places to Eat and Drink in Miami

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Don't be fooled: There's rum in each scoop.
Hell yeah, it's Friday.

That means it's time to eat, get hammered, and then eat again. But before you start all the revelry, let's go over the proper linguistics of Miami food and booze.

Una hartura: A state of gluttony spawned by consuming excess edibles. Symptoms include paunch, immobility, and lethargy.

Tremenda borrachera: A condition spurred by intaking vast quantities of alcohol. Side effects include narcolepsy, verbal diarrhea, and extreme elation.

Our goal is to provide you with the best places to practice your new, fun vocabulary. What follows are the top ten places to eat and drink in Miami.

You're not that drunk. The walls are actually changing.
10. Haven
Located just a few steps from pedestrian-friendly Lincoln Road, this self-proclaimed "digital hi-fi lounge" will produce a sensory overload. At Haven, the walls aren't actually walls; they're screens lit up with nature scenes and all sorts of psychedelic vistas. Liquid nitrogen smokes up the place -- which makes for a great setting to get your drink on. Try the Waiver ($17), a cocktail made with St. Germaine, green melon, and a brilliant champagne popsicle. Pair it with chef Todd Erickson's playful food, such as tater tots with blue cheese and balsamic ketchup ($9). And yes, we're serious about the champagne and tater tots. That's just how we roll.

Graziano's, for bife and malbec.
9. Graziano's
You think Graziano's and you think lamb empanadas, bife de chorizo, and Malbec from Mendoza. But you should also consider the Argentine restaurant's pitchers -- jugs of sangria-like concoctions such as La Argenta ($49), made with Luigi Bosca Malbec, Cointreau, and fresh fruit. The drink would pair well with milanesas or anything from the grill. If you prefer to keep it classy, though, order una parillada de carne y achuras (blood sausage, sweetbreads, chinchulines, and short rib for $22 per person). Wash it down with un quartino (a quarter-liter) of Luigi Bosca Malbec ($12).

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Location Info



177 SW 7th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Sumi Yakitori

21 SW 11th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


3425 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Swine Southern Table & Bar

2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Edge Steak & Bar

1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Tap Tap

819 Fifth St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

MC Kitchen

4141 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

OTC: Over the Counter

1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

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Daniel Convers
Daniel Convers

Barley and Swine, in the downtown Dadeland area, should be on here.

James Fleming
James Fleming

St Patrick's Cathedral should be #1, as sharing in the bread and drink of Christ is the only activity which gives everlasting life and an invitation to the greatest and longest lasting party ever!


The plate with the gallo pinto ? Sergios serves similar all day long for less than 1/2 the price. Tip Tap, not to mention most of the Top 10 listed is a ripoff. Area Code 55, Texas de Brazil or the Knife. In fact Fritanga Monimbo is equal.

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