It’s time to show your pride and where red, white and blue! There are a bunch of great celebrations happening all over South Florida. Check out some of my favorite parties.
1 Ocean Dr. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
Nikki Beach Miami, the quintessential South of France style beach club known for it’s 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 Victor Calderone, Chus +Ceballos, Behrouz, Rafa Barrios, Vanjee, ALX, Patrick M, Debby Coda, MD and surprise guests take to the decks, featuring 17 hours of non-stop dance music.
Beachside, guests can feast on the ultimate BBQ to kick off Nikki Beach’s Weekly Saturday BBQ to include Baby Back Ribs, 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 sides like 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 with doors staring at noon and is 21+. Tickets start at $15.00 and BBQ features start at $9.00. For more information visit: www.independance.com. Nikki Beach is located at One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach FL. www.nikkibeach.com.
901 S Federal Hwy. | Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Gulfstream Park, located in Hallandale Beach, FL, will host Freedom Fest from Saturday, July 2nd to Monday, July 4th. The three-day celebration will feature an array of entertainment including live racing, family activities, giveaways, entertainment and more. Racing fans can enjoy three days of world-class live Thoroughbred racing, starting with the Summit of Speed on Saturday and continuing on Sunday and Monday. Also happening daily, the Fan Grab Giveaway will give guests the chance to win prizes, including betting vouchers, race wagers, Gulfstream Park merchandise, Ten Palms buffets, VIP Fan Experiences, and retail and restaurant gift cards. The casino will be open 24 hours throughout the weekend from Friday at 9 a.m. until Monday at 2 a.m.
Delano South Beach
1685 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
On Sunday July 3rd, Delano South Beach invites guests and party goers to enjoy the first Night Swim Pool Party of the summer in conjunction with a 4th of July Weekend BBQ. With BBQ served all day, including during the Privileged Sundays Pool party starting at 2pm as usual, guests can enjoy fun activations including giant beach balls, red/white/blue lighting, ice cream, colorful floaties, and sounds by DJ Tito, Nate Ryan and Dave Sol. Come swim with us!
After the pool party, FDR is the go-to for late night celebrations. In honor of its namesake, FDR Lounge at Delano offers a chic ambience where guests can enjoy signature cocktails such as the Eleanor (Bombay Sapphire Gin, Muddled Strawberries, Lemon Juice), the Presidential (Grey Goose Cherry Noir Vodka, Red Bull, Fresh Lime, Mint) and more. Perfect for July Fourth!
251 NW 25th St. | Miami, FL 33127
KYU’s Asian wood-fire grill concept in Wynwood offers all the fun a good old backyard barbecue without the hassle. Ditch the basic cheeseburger and hot dog combo for crisp pork belly steamed buns, grilled octopus, duck breast “burnt ends” and wagyu beef brisket.
2360 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Typically relegated to Saturdays and Sundays, The Continental will be open for brunch Monday, July 4, 2016, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in celebration of Independence Day and will resume regular Happy Hour and dinner hours. The restaurant will be offering 50% discounts all day on a favorite dish -- the Philly Cheesesteak Eggroll -- in honor of July 4th and Philadelphia where the declaration was signed. The catch? Guests must use a password to unlock the discount. The password is: The name of any original signer of the Declaration of Independance. Guests are encouraged to study up on history and enjoy cheesesteak eggrolls with a variety of The Continental’s holiday-appropriate items including rum punch bowls and backyard burgers.
Big City Tavern, City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill, Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, City Oyster and Sushi Bar, and all Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
On Monday, July 4th your favorite Big Time Restaurant Group locations will be serving up their savory weekend brunch in celebration of Independence Day. Big City Tavern, City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill, Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, City Oyster and Sushi Bar, and all Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar locations will be serving their weekend brunch menus along with a delicious selection of special items. No holiday brunch is complete without Unlimited Mimosas or Endless Bloody Marys, available at all locations for only $12 (with the purchase of an entrée).
The Gale Rooftop
1690 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
On Monday, July 4th celebrate at The Gale Rooftop with the biggest rooftop party on South Beach. From 3-10pm guests will enjoy a decadent BBQ, drinks sponsored by Jack Daniels, Budweiser and Tito’s Vodka with live music by Patrick & The Swayzees and DJ Tom_Tuna throughout the day and into the starry night. Guests can purchase their tickets on www.mixstir.com.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand Hotel South Beach
1801 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
Guests can make their way to the pool at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand Hotel South Beach on Saturday, July 2nd for Cazzette at The Shelborne. Happening from 1:00pm to sundown, guests will be able to hang out poolside while enjoying bites from The Sarsaparilla Club, live music by headliner Cazzette with supporting acts by Mike Russ, Brazilionaire, Malone and Blaze Carreras. Cabana’s are starting at $1,500 and daybeds starting at $1,000. Early ticket sales start on Monday, June 27 at $15 (early arrival) and $30 (general admission), guests can purchase their tickets at http://www.wantickets.com/Events/208356/CAZZETTE-POOL-PARTY-THE-SHELBORNE.
814 1st St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
Radio Bar will be celebrating America’s independence with events and drink specials all weekend long. Stop by on Sunday, July 3rd for karaoke beginning at 9 p.m. (Born in the USA, anyone?), $7 Jameson shots and Radio Bar Picklebacks, and $10 Jameson Caskmates cocktails. The fun continues on Monday, with beer pong beginning at 4 p.m. Drink specials that day include $7 Avion Tequila shots, $10 Avion Cadillac Margaritas, and $5 hotdogs and grilled cheeses. On Tuesday, July 5th, join Radio Bar’s own Teddy Collins from 7 - 8 p.m. for an Avion mixology class and learn to craft two tequila cocktails.
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th St. | Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Join Brimstone Woodfire Grill for a summer celebration at the Red, White and Blue Beach Party on July 9th. Guests will be treated to summer favorites including cotton candy, traditional snow cones and even specialty snow cones infused with spirits. A caricature artist will also be on-site drawing free live portraits along with a body painter. BG Live, a rock ‘n’ roll party band performing English and Spanish music ranging from pop, rock, dance, salsa, merengue and top 40, will keep the tunes coming all night long. Guests will also have the chance to compete for prizes in a Best Beach Outfit Contest. The party is free to attend. Guests can enjoy food and beverages from Brimstone Woodfire Grill’s regular dinner menu in addition to the drink specials.
Mondrian South Beach
1100 West Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
Known for spectacular views and an outstanding bay-side pool deck, Mondrian South Beach is the place to be for the Independence Day. Hotel guests and locals alike are invited to celebrate in style with a special barbecue menu prepared by Chef Dustin Atoigue, a DJ and Holiday themed cocktails including the American Beauty, frozen strawberry rosé with rose petals and rose mist; and Stars & Stripes, gin, Blue Curaçao, lemon, and honey, garnished with an American Flagged Cherry and classic frozen torpedo. Daybeds and cabana rentals will be extended through the evening for front row seats to the fireworks display. This is happening Monday, July 4, 2016 from 12 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
St. Regis Bal Harbour
9703 Collins Ave. | Bal Harbour, FL 33154
Celebrate the Fourth of July poolside at Miami’s best address, The St. Regis Bal Harbour. The resort is serving up delicious food and great views with a contemporary take on the classic Fourth of July barbecue. The evening will feature multiple buffet stations including a raw bar, bbq beef, pork, burgers and classic sides, and Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour will dazzle and delight with a Fourth of July themed dessert presentation. Live music and Bal Harbor’s fireworks display will top off the festivities. The celebration will take place at the Resort Pool on Monday, July 4th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Admission is $139 for adults, $75 for children and $350 for VIP tickets that include bottle service and a private beach setup to watch the fireworks.
Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel
1825 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
Celebrate Independence Day at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, with a BBQ Pool Party starting at 1 p.m. The party will include sounds by Dave Sol, Andretta, Giovannetti, Kid Moss, Dank and Joe Paes. BBQ menu highlight items include: Nautilus Burger, Grilled Hot Dog, Smoked BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken Pinchos "Kabobs," Veggie Kabobs and a Chopped Salad. The party is $15 admission but free for ladies and hotel guests. Guests can also reserve a cabana or daybed by emailing: email@example.com.