This long weekend, Americans across the country will be celebrating their independence in the best way they know how: with hamburgers, hot dogs, and some homemade apple pie. But, while having a barbecue picnic can be fun, let Miami's local hotels and restaurants host your celebration so you can watch the fireworks or brunch in splendor.
Here are some of the greatest places to eat in Miami for the Fourth of July this year. As always, tax and gratuities are not included in prices, and reservations are strongly encouraged.
Celebrate Independence Day early with a boozy brunch at Bagatelle Miami Beach. On July 3, this vibrant South Beach hangout will toast the red, white, and blue with the help of DJ Gotta. For reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-704-3900.
The Biltmore Hotel at 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables.
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Starting at 5 p.m., show your American pride at the iconic Biltmore Hotel. During the Fireworks Spectacular event, the hotel will offer an open bar, a Stars and Stripes BBQ dinner, and an extravagant fireworks display. Though you are free to dine at one of three hotel restaurants throughout the day, the barbecue menu will feature American classics like all-beef prime hamburgers, Hebrew national hot dogs, and house-made bacon, jalapeño, and cheddar cheese biscuits. A general admission entrance costs $170 for adults and $45 children, but members can enjoy a discounted rate of $135 for adults and $40 for children.
Broken Shaker at the Freehand Miami
Start celebrating the Fourth a little early with a poolside mango barbecue on July 3 at the Broken Shaker in Miami Beach. From 2 to 10 p.m., the restaurant will offer a variety of savory American favorites and beloved cocktails. You can register for the event on Facebook or call 305-531-2727 for more information.
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Faena Hotel Miami Beach
The Faena Hotel hosts an all day beach and barbecue celebration on July 4th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy an asado at Los Fuegos including four courses from chef Francis Mallmann’s menu, along with unlimited house wines, mimosas and Absolut Elyx bloody marys. Live music from DJs throughout the day will play, and the Spam Allstars will perform live. Kids will be kept busy with a host of special activities, while grownups can enjoy reserved beach chairs all day. Tickets are priced at $150 for adults, $55 for children, plus tax and service charge. Book tickets at losfuegosfaenamiami.tocktix.com.
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In addition, the property is also offering a July 4 celebration package for $60 plus tax and service charge that includes an all-inclusive beverage package. Enjoy live music by the Spam Allstars and DJ Richie Hell, and drinks from the Tree of Life bar featuring unlimited cocktails by Absolute Elyx, along with Plymouth Gin, Avion Silver, select wines and beers from noon to 4 p.m. Complimentary Faena Play activities are available all day with games, prizes, face painting, patriotic T-shirt creations and more. Reservations can be made by calling 786-655-5600.
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From July 2 through July 4, Icebox Cafe will be offering an all-American brunch to celebrate our nation's independence. In addition to the usual brunch menu, the chef will offer two stand-out specials: Red, White, and Blue pancakes made with Anglaise sauce and fresh berries; and a hearty, short rib Benedict with tender meat, all natural eggs, and a specialty sauce. If brunch-goers arrive late, they can sip on the restaurant's specialty red, white, and
Naked Taco at Highbar
Celebrate America's independence with a rooftop party at Naked Taco on South Beach. Starting at 5 p.m., guests can enjoy a four-hour open bar and an American barbecue buffet for $100 per person (additional VIP is available). If you decide to stay past sunset, you can also snag an amazing view of Miami Beach's famous fireworks.
From 1 to 9 p.m., Nautilus will host a very American celebration to ring in the Fourth of July. The barbecue will feature holiday classics like hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, and juicy watermelon. Before 4 p.m., girls will receive free admission, but guys will need to pay $20 no matter the time of day. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at alpha.wanttickets.com.
This Fourth of July, Radio Bar wants you to join them for a boozy celebration. Starting at 4 p.m. on Monday, they will be hosting a beer bong tournament with $10 Avion margaritas and $7 Avion shots. If you get hungry, you can also enjoy $5 hot dogs and $5 grilled cheeses while you participate in some exciting giveaways. Call 305-397-8382 for more information.
Rusty Pelican view
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Enjoy one of the best views of Miami's fireworks from the Rusty Pelican this Fourth of July. To celebrate the holiday, the popular eatery will be offering an American-style buffet filled with crowd-pleasing favorites. For $52.70, including food and drink, guests can choose from hearty entrées like brisket barbecue sliders, chicken wings, and hot
Toast America's freedom at Tap 42 during its new bottomless brunch. For $15, enjoy unlimited mimosas, bloody marys, and Funky Buddha Floridians. The à la carte menu will include Chicago-style steak and eggs ($16.50), chocolate banana French toast ($13), and white chocolate strawberry pancakes ($13). For reservations, call 786-391-1566.
There are few better places to day drink than Wynwood Yard.
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The Wynwood Yard
On July 3 at 3 p.m., enjoy a relaxing afternoon with friends in preparation for Monday's festivities. Following an opening set by Robby Hunter of Magic City Hippies, Blues-master Zach Deputy will be playing live tunes to help you celebrate America's independence. The culinary pop-ups at the Yard will offer barbecue-themed menus, and Concrete Beach Brewing Co. will provide a refreshing local brew. The event is free if you RSVP online at eventbrite.com.