Miami Restaurants Celebrate 4/20: Dinners, Beer, and Smoked Meats UPDATED
You can't get these edibles in Miami, but you can still celebrate 420.
Photo by David Minsky
April 20 is the international day for getting high on weed, and thousands of people across Miami will get seriously stoned, and then they'll get hungry. It's called the munchies — that deep, primal hunger you feel after smoking weed, dabbing, or what have you.
Weed is technically still illegal in Miami, but you can bet your buds that a good portion of the population will partake of it anyway this Wednesday.
After several hours of smoking bowls, you'll probably want to hit up the nearest Sergio's. But why not go to places where your weed sensibilities are not only respected but also appreciated? Here's a list of 4/20 events to check out when you're high and hungry.
Boxelder Craft Beer Market
Boxelder will do a bottle share this Wednesday. There are rules, but they are simple. First, you must bring one "kick-ass" bottle of beer or mead to share. If you don't have a bottle, you can buy one at Boxelder — it has a fine selection.
You must also own a Boxelder tasting glass. If you don't have one, you can purchase one there for $6. Luckily, they can be reused. Pillo's Food Truck will be onsite serving pizza and steak sandwiches beginning at 6:30 p.m.
World of Beer
Two main events will happen at World of Beer (WOB) locations in Miami.
From 7 to 11 p.m., the midtown Miami location will spotlight Sierra Nevada beers for Hop/20. Smoke a jay, and then try some of the dankest pales and IPAs on the West Coast. Visit the WOB midtown website for more details.
Although WOB's Dadeland store won't specifically celebrate a 4/20 event, this location will highlight beers from Dogfish Head Brewery. From 3 p.m to 1 a.m., be there for a DFH tap takeover, featuring DFH Import Ale, Miles Davis Bitches Brew, Higher Math, Romantic Chemistry, Choc Lobster, and DFH 120 Minute IPA in bottles.
Miami chef Giorgio Rapicavoli is back for his annual stoner meal at Eating House this Wednesday. Some of the items featured on the menu are a double bacon cheeseburger with raw beef and "smoked" cheddar; pizza poutine with "green herbs"; loaded nachos supreme with "OG cheese"; and breakfast mac 'n' cheese with Miami Smokers bacon. Dinner costs $42 per person. It's a late-night feast that begins at 11:45 p.m. Check out Rapicavoli's Instagram page for more details.
How about some good vibes, cocktails, and complimentary hors d'oeuvres? From 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., Bází is hosting the first installment of its monthly music series with a kick-off party with reggae music and bites like Jamaican patties, conch fritters, and jerk chicken wings fresh off the grill made by
The Riverside Market and Cafe
The Riverside Market and Cafe is celebrating with special beers, including a keg of Laguintas' Waldos' Special ale, which is released only once a year on 4/20. Kegs get tapped at 7 p.m. at Riverside Market, located at 608 SW 12th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.
The Federal Food Drink & Provisions
After a smoke down, you might want to consider going to The Federal for Munchie Madness. From 12-10 p.m., you can gorge yourself on a $4.20 menu items like "Blunt" buffalo pig wings, "Dab-O" onion and bbq beet dips, "OG" bacon coffee chocolate cookies, and Mexican "Green" avocado tostadas.
Inviting dining room.
Photo courtesy of Pinch Kitchen
The five-course beer dinner will take place this Wednesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m and will include a special beer released the day before. The new release will be available only at the brewery and during Craft Collab.
Tickets cost $75 and include tax, gratuity, and fees. Purchase tickets via pinchcraftcollab2.eventbrite.com.
PAX, a company specializing in loose-leaf vaporizers, will deliver 420 pizzas
Even though Tap 42 isn't located in Miami-Dade, Broward County shares the love for 4/20 too. This Wednesday only, Tap 42 will offer a special 4/20 cocktail. The Blueberry Kush is made with South Florida Distillers Fwaygo rum, blueberry preserves, thyme-peppercorn syrup, and fresh lime for $4.20. Fwaygo Rum shots will also be available for $4.20. This offer is available at Tap 42’s Fort Lauderdale location (1411 S. Andrews Ave.).
Then up in Fort Lauderdale, LauderAle brewery is throwing an all-day 420 party with beers and reggae band, Army -Gideon from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. They even include 20 minutes to grab some beers before you get your smoke on, twice. Well done, LauderAle. The brewery's located at 3305 SE 14th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.
26 Degree Brewing Company
LauderAle's not the only one with reggae on 4/20. The cats at 26 Degree Brewing Company are throwing a 4/20 party with munchies, beer, and reggae band LFTD LVLS. Outside the Box food truck will be slinging fresh salads, sandwiches, and wraps. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. at 26 Degree, located at 2600 E. Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach.
Q79 Smokehouse Custom Meats Grand Opening
How about going to a block party, man? Get stoned and head to Tap 79 Brews & Burgers for the grand-opening block party of Q79 Smokehouse Custom Meats. Tap 79 is located at 1071 NE 79th St. on Miami's Upper Eastside. The block party starts at 7 p.m.
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