Where to Eat and Drink in Miami for the NBA Finals

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Get ready, Heat fans.
Tonight, the Miami Heat heads to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year and is just four wins shy of a three-peat. Ever wonder where the term "three-peat" came from? It was coined by Byron Scott in 1988 and trademarked by none other than Pat Riley, who hopefully soon enough will own it. A three-peat is no easy feat, and few teams have made history in the 68 years of the NBA. They are the Celtics, Bulls, and Lakers (L.A and Minneapolis). We didn't know who the Minneapolis Lakers were either. This is a food blog after all.

But because sports and food go hand in hand, Miami restaurants are celebrating the White Hot Heat by offering specials during game time. So tonight, put on your game face and support the players as they attempt to make history as back-to-back-to-back champs. Game on.

See also: Take a Bite Out of the Miami Heat at Rok:Brgr

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Monty's Miami Beach
Watch the game on one of Monty's fifteen 90-inch TV screens and knock back a 12-piece order of wings and a pitcher of domestic draft beer for just $20. The catch: It's inside only.

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E11even
E11even's rooftop bar isn't running a food or drink special per se, but the club is doing a pregame unlike any other -- free. That's right, for an hour before every NBA Finals game, E11even will offer the best open-air seating downtown to watch the game on a jumbo projector screen and enjoy free drinks. And if you get hungry? Well, Carla Pellegrino's restaurant Touché is just feet away so you can go snack on some of her delicious offerings during halftime.

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Taperia Raca
Giorgio Rapicavoli and Alex Casanova are big Heat fans, so they're hosting viewing parties throughout the finals at their new tapas joint in MiMo (except Sunday night and Monday, when the restaurant is closed). TV sets and a large high-def projection screen will broadcast the game, and game specials will be sizzle in the kitchen. Choose from sweet-and-sour shishito-glazed D-Wade Duck Wings; King J croquetas with truffle, Manchego, arroz Valencia, and aioli; 3-peat pinchos; the Big 3 (a variety plate of four pinchos, four duck wings, and four croquetas); and the B.O.S.H. burger (a beef patty topped with blue cheese, onion jam, Serrano ham, and heirloom tomato). Wash it all down with $15 Pat Riley pitchers of Mahou or Fat Tire. What's a Spanish place without sangria, though? White Hot or Red Hot sangria pitchers are also available for $25. Now that's a slam drunk.


Location Info

Lorenzo

1776 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Toscana Divino

900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Rok BRGR

5800 SW 73rd St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Haven

1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

Oak Tavern

35 NE 40th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Radio Bar

814 1st St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

The Federal Food Drink & Provisions

5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

PB Steak

1787 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Taperia Raca

7010 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

E11EVEN MIAMI

29 NE 11th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Monty's Sunset

300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music


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26 comments
Erin Erin
Erin Erin

I'm not seeing many or any TVs in these photos! Miami New Times fail!

Brad Beaty
Brad Beaty

No Flanigans, sports grill, sunset tavern, or world of beer? This list is a fraud!

Claudio
Claudio

So how much does an actual sports bar have to pay you guys to make the list? This list is awful. Restaurants with 3 TVA?

Andre Martinez
Andre Martinez

Anywhere you can watch the game without hearing jackasses that just started watching today

Robert Fernandez
Robert Fernandez

Flanny's, Sports Grill, Ale House, those are the places to go watch the Heat. Not all these trendy spots. Leave that to the bandwagon uppity fans.

Miguel Santiesteban
Miguel Santiesteban

pffffft, not a single sports bar and the pictures of all of the locations show small bars and almost none show the screens or tv's you will actually watch the game on. What a joke of a list.

SeanYe West-Kendall
SeanYe West-Kendall

Suviche in Wynwood. 2-4-1 throughout all Heat games and the best Peruvian Japanese fusion Miami has to offer. #Heatnation

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