Coconut Grove's favorite dive bar, Barracuda is about as far as you can get from South Beach's glitz and glamor. The wood decorating the bar is all salvaged from an old shrimp boat and the bar is full of all kinds of entertainment like pool tables, beer pong tables and televisions for watching the game. The menu features Barracuda's famous fresh grilled snapper sandwich and their grilled mahi sandwich, as well as all kinds of bar food favorites from nachos to wings to even the addictive "crack pie" for dessert. From behind the bar comes a selection of craft beers which are on Happy Hour special every day until 8p.
The Bar is aptly named since it is "the" bar at Coral Gables. Established in 1946, The Bar is still going strong. There are plenty of beers on tap and lots of fine liquors. The Bar is perfect for just a drink, but they also serve top-notch bar food, such as fish and chips or a grilled steak sandwich. It is darkly lit which creates a mysterious atmosphere, perfect for a date or a night with friends.
A wine store with a difference is what Happy Wine at Calle 8 is all about. A delightful haven for all wine lovers, Happy Wine is also a wine bar with vinos from all over the world. Taste these delicious drinks with some tapas menu such as chorizos, paellas, ham and more. The ambiance is very casual and friendly with patrons sitting around wine crates and enjoying the wine fiesta. Don't miss the free wine tasting on every Saturday.
Located in the Village of Merrick Park, Sawa brings a fusion of Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine in a vibrant and lively atmosphere. Dining at Sawa is a unique experience, where patrons get to enjoy enchanting performances and eccentric themes in an elegant setting complete with chandeliers, linen tablecloths, white curtains, a sleek bar and lovely patio area for alfresco dining. The menu incorporates Eastern specialties ranging from sushi to tapas to kebabs, each highlighting native flavors while being rooted to the American palette. A lengthy selection of artisan wines, beers, hookahs and cocktails adds a flair to the whole experience.
Lulu in the Grove is the brainchild of Sylvano Bignon, his wife Maida and Eric Boucher. The contemporary menu is creative and delicious while the ambiance is exciting with its bold and attractive decor. Order anything from the menu and you will not be disappointed. The bohemian vibe of the restaurant will definitely lure you and the delish fare along with innovative drinks will make you come back for more.
This popular pizzeria has a parking lot attendant to regulate the swarm of cars trying to get a space. Casola's Pizzeria & Sub Shop is always packed but always prepared for a crowd, offering free samples of pizza while you wait. If you crave greasy food, this is the type that is too good to feel guilty about. The slices of pizza come in generous portions, and the delicious subs are prepared on the spot. Croissant Sandwiches, Burgers, Salads, Chicken Wings, and various hot subs are also available.
Sam's Hideaway is one of the oldest taverns in southern Florida. This dive bar, tucked away from the highway, is popular among locals, bikers and visitors alike for its laid-back vibe, drinks and pub grub. Enjoy a chilled pint from their list of draft beer, or cocktails and spirits with hot dogs, burgers and other classic American fare.
This restaurant can be found in Culter Bay just 28 miles from Miami. Expect delicious and mouth watering delicacies at Casanovas Restaurant. Teamed with excellent service and an economical menu, it makes for a good eatery. It is also the local hub for numerous cultural and local gatherings, the Halloween Fiesta been one of them. Come by and catch the local flavor both in food and culture at Casanovas. Call ahead for more details.
Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar is an upscale restaurant serving contemporary American fare with the most tasteful wines. With the dim lighting and cozy atmosphere, the restaurant is not only inviting but would make for a great place to impress your date. The food is prepared from fresh ingredients and is quite delicious looking like something you would see on Instagram. Take your taste buds on a culinary voyage and indulge in 24 Hour Braised Prime Beef Short Rib served with mashed potatoes or the Free Range Chicken Breast served with maple and Chinese hot mustard. The menu changes seasonally so don’t hesitate to ask the wait staff for recommendations as they are quite well versed with the menu. Don’t forget to pair the meals with refreshing wines such as the Caymen or the Cakebread. Chef Adrianne’s restaurant manages to be swanky without being pretentious which is quite a refreshing approach to fine dining and makes the restaurant a delight to visit.
Alabama Jack's has been a local tradition for more than 50 years. An eclectic crowd populates this spot in Key Largo, a mix of holidaymakers, boaters, kids and more. Locally made Key West Lager and Sunset Ale are popular, abetted by conch fritters, steamed shrimp and similar munchies. The fare is light, as is the atmosphere. On weekends, there is a live band at this popular spot in the mangrove swamps.