Football season has officially descended upon Miami, with fans cheering on their team while chomping on wings and downing buckets of beer. Between planning your fan wardrobe, checking game schedules, and finalizing fantasy teams, you’ll be glad to learn that getting a deal on food and drinks comes easy in the Magic City. Here are just some of the bars and restaurants kicking off the season with specials to help get you through every touchdown.
1. Jack’s Miami
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. This Italian comfort-food eatery offers a nontraditional game-day special that will definitely get you off your couch. Grab all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs and all-you-can-drink draft beer for $19.99 during “Monday Madness.” 2426 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-640-5507; jacksmiami.com.
2. Purdy Lounge
. Catch the game at Miami Beach’s low-key, eclectic lounge with a 75-inch screen and a slew of drink specials. Take $7 tequila shots and share a Build-Your-Own Beer Bucket, with five beers of your choice for $20. Even cocktails are getting a makeover. Purdy’s Top Cat — a mix of amaro lucano, strawberry, and lemon topped with Red Bull Orange Edition — is served in a game-day-ready red Solo cup. 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-4622; purdylounge.com.
3. Lost Weekend
. This sports bar is a classic game-day hole-in-the-wall, with a pool table, low-cost beer, and TVs from every view. But even if cheap food and drinks doesn’t speak to you, order a dozen wings during the first half of any weekend NFL game and get a free pitcher of Miller or Coors Light. 218 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-672-1707; subculture.org/lostweekend.
4. Jack’s Sports Bar at the Clevelander
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. This football season at the Clevelander, watch the games on a 20-foot LED screen and enjoy specials for locals and tourists alike during every NFL and NCAA game. Miamians are in luck with locals-only deals like 20 wings with a 64-ounce pitcher ($30), a Cleve burger with 16-ounce draft beer ($20), and three chicken tacos with a margarita ($15). Splurge and get a bottle of Tito’s vodka and a Bud Light bucket for $225. Other specials include $6 beer bottles, $18 beer pitchers, $25 beer buckets, and $5 shots of Jack Daniel's. 1020 Ocean Dr., #1, Miami Beach; 305-532-4006; clevelander.com.