Now, in case you haven’t noticed, we are halfway through the year already and 4th of July is this Saturday! I have compiled a bunch of awesome food spots and activities you all must check out if you are looking to do something different – not just watch the fireworks at the Biltmore.
For those of you who are super foodies like me, you should check out:
Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen
530 Ocean Dr. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
From 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., on Saturday, July 4 these guys are hosting an all-Mexican Beachside BBQ Bash to celebrate Independence Day. Oceanfront eatery Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen will be celebrating Independence Day in full summer mode. They will be serving up chicken, pork and steak tacos ($4 each) on the grill as you enter the restaurant. There will also be Red, White & Blue "Liberty Vice" cocktails ($5) will be offered all day, layering the restaurant's signature blended Strawberry Daiquiri and Piña Colada with a Blue Curaçao Floater. Guests can also enjoy a front-row view of Miami Beach’s legendary firework show – beginning at 9 p.m.
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Steak 954 is the ideal place to celebrate this Fourth of July with its incredible views of the beach and spectacular desserts created by Pastry Chef Sarah Magoon. Guests can watch the fireworks from the outdoor terrace while enjoying dessert specials like the Root Beer Float (add a shot of rum or bourbon for $4) with Captain Elis Root Beer, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, and Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies or a Peach Cobbler with Sweet Corn Ice Cream. If guests are looking for a cooler dessert, the regular dessert menu is available which includes the Trio of Ice Cream Sandwiches and Key Lime Baked Alaska. For reservations or more information, please call 954.414.8333 or visit www.Steak954.com.
Looking for something with a bit more party involved, then head here:
Delano South Beach
1685 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
On July 4th, Delano’s poolside oasis, Delano Beach Club, invites guests to its celebratory night swim soirée in honor of America's independence. From 7 p.m. until 2 a.m., guests can enjoy grilling in the orchard and ice cream carts, and revelers are encouraged to swim under the full moon and starry sky while dancers and models provide in-pool performances where glow-in-the-dark beach balls and floaties will be up for grabs. With host Yes Julz and music by Tito, Arlette Carlin and Dave Sol, sounds will be bouncing off the legendary hotel pool keeping the party going till the early morning. For cabana/daybed reservations please call 305.924.4071or email DBCVIP@LIGHTMIA.COM
1901 Collins Ave. | South Beach, FL 33139
Reload Pool Parties is bringing it back to where it began. The popular party series got its start at Shore Club during WMC in 2013 and this year it is celebrating Independence Day in style at Shore Club with a lineup of all-star DJs including Harry Romero, Jonathan Cowan, Ollie Sanders and Dan.K. Known to deliver vibrant exciting pool parties; next-level entertainment and beautiful crowds. Daylong passes are available for $40 per person; noon to 3 p.m. tickets are $20. For more information or table reservations call 561.206.2582 or visit reloadpoolparties.com.
1690 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
On Friday, July 3, LDV Hospitality’s Rec Room will host Miami’s own DJ Laz to kick-start Independence Day. Celebrate in the subterranean lounge with classic Miami dance music of the early 80s’ while DJ Laz mixes it up until the break of dawn for this Miami Bass themed party. Rec Room will also play host to local Miami DJ Iron Lyon on July 4 to continue the celebration of America’s favorite holiday.
Regent Cocktail Club
1690 Collins Ave. | Miami, FL 33139
Brendan O’Hara makes his return to Regent Cocktail with The Rescues on Friday, July 3 to commence the holiday weekend. From 10 p.m. – midnight, Guests can enjoy soul-pop tunes while sipping on classic American cocktails, including Bourbon Old Fashions and Mint Juleps. Escape the hustle and bustle of South Beach and celebrate Independence Day with live music and cocktails at this elegant, inviting cocktail bar.
814 First Street | Miami Beach, FL
Radio Bar is hosting a 4th of July Bash on Saturday, July 4 featuring $7 Sailor Jerry Punch and $7 Shot of Sailor Jerry & PBR with late night BBQ starting at 10:00pm. Not only are there food and drink specials but there will also be a Miami Ink Pop Up Shop.
Nikki Beach Miami
One Ocean Dr. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
Nikki Beach Miami, the quintessential South of France style beach club known for its joie de vivre and larger than life celebrations does 4th of July the good, old American way – with explosive beats, over-the-top BBQ, and a massive fireworks display across the South Beach sky. Celebrated at each of the twelve Nikki Beach locations across the world, Fourth of July Nikki Beach-style has become legendary. This year, IndepenDance DJ’s include Boris, Cocodrills, Vanjee, Patrick M, ALX, Allan Gallego, Bill Kelly, Donnie Lowe, Carabetta & Doon, Thinking of Us, Chiri, Yander Delgado and surprise guests take to the decks, leading guests into hours of dance floor revelry.
Beachside, guests can feast on the ultimate BBQ featuring eight kinds of burgers – from The St. Tropez Foie Gras Burger, featuring seared foie gras, sautéed mushrooms and a fried egg, to the ‘Meeerrrica Burger featuring American cheese and pork belly bacon smashed between two glazed donuts – and many more. Also on the menu are a variety of foot-long hot dogs smothered in chili and slaw, and Chef Frank’s famous truffle fries, fried macaroni and cheese balls and many more. The night is complete with a massive fireworks show – one of only two that take place directly on South Beach – exclusively for Nikki Beach guests who can recline on the beach club's luxurious day beds or sit with their toes in the sand teepee-side while watching the night sky.
IndepenDANCE takes place July 4th from noon til 11pm and is 21+. Tickets start at $20.00 and burgers start at $10.00. For more information visit www.independance.com. Nikki Beach is located at One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach FL. www.nikkibeach.com.
Still feel like grilling at home, then you need to check this out:
Midtown Oyster Bar
3301 NE 1st Ave., Suite 103-1 | Miami, FL 33137
For 4th of July celebrations only, Midtown Oyster Bar will be taking orders for ready-to-grill patties to go so patrons can grill them at home. The MOB Burger combines the perfect blend of Chef’s cut prime beet including brisket, short rib and chuck mixed with a tried-and-perfect mix of seasoning including but not limited to paprika, lemon pepper, brown sugar, cayenne, onion and garlic powder.
Anyone can order a minimum of 4 10-ounce patties. Each patty-only set of 4 is priced at $26. They can be picked at the restaurant on the morning of July 4th between 10am and noon. There is no maximum number of patties that can be ordered but only in sets of 4. There is an option to upgrade to “full package” priced at $32 for each set of 4 patties and include buns, toppings and condiments, including MOB’s homemade ketchup. Orders are being accepted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org until Thursday July 2nd at 2pm.