Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel's Open Bars: Where to Drink for Free During Miami Art Week

As Art Basel approaches, you may try to fool your friends into thinking you're all about the art. But let's be real: the reason you're so stoked about the wild week ahead is the b-o-o-z-e. Free booze, that is. The open bars are important as the multi million dollar objets d'art.

See also:

Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Art Fairs and Gallery Guide

Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Music Guide: Acts Announced So Far

So we've rounded up a selection of events and installations where you can get your drink on, free of charge -- and enjoy art, music, and mingling while you're at it. Hiring a driver might be a wise idea. Just saying.

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Made in Italy

Aperitivo event featuring works of art by Alex Turco. Featuring Zonin prosecco, Ferrarelle Water, Peroni Beer, Averna Liquor and Radio Kiss Kiss. The event runs Tuesday, December 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 900 S. Miami Ave. RSVP on Facebook.

Gentleman Jack's Art, Beats and Lyrics at LMNT

Art, music and booze. Free event with an open bar. RSVP required. Text "Miamiabl" To 68405 or RSVP at The event runs Wednesday, December 5 from 7 p.m. to midnight at 55 NW 36 Street.

Buoniconti Fund Benefit & Exhibition at Art Miami

Drink up at this complimentary cocktail reception and exhibition of the works of Ma Desheng. RSVP to 305-243-4656 or [email protected] The event runs Thursday, December 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 3101 N.E. 1st Street.

Tai Ping Celebrates Rita Motta

Sip champagne in celebration of Tai Ping's collaboration with Rita Motta. The event runs Thursday, December 6 from 5 to 6 p.m. at 180 NE 39th Street, #217. RSVP to [email protected]

The Zone Pop-Up at Once Gallery

This pop-up gallery will showcase works by fashion photographers (think Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Hermes) Stephen Ach and Enrique Badulescu. Live music and cocktails. The event runs Thursday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 170 N.W. 24th Street.

Big Bang Kick Off Mixer at Miami Science Museum

Mingle with young professionals, listen to tunes and get a discount on gala tix. Complimentary admission and open bar with Bohemio Rum, Revolucion Tequila and Finlandia Vodka courtesy of Hernan Valverde and Brown Forman Beverages. RSVP to [email protected] or 305-646-4249. The event runs Thursday, December 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 3280 South Miami Avenue.

Kartell Celebrates Louis Ghost Chair

Celebrate the 10th year anniversary of Phillippe Stark's Louis Ghost chair with cocktails. RSVP at [email protected] The event runs Friday, December 7 fro 6 to 9 p.m. at 155 NE 40th Street.

Party for Espacios Shindig in celebration of Espacios, a work by Venezuelan-born visual artist Ramon Aular del Valle. Hors d'oeuvres provided by Chef Adrienne and cocktails by El Cartel Tequila. Open to the public. This event runs Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at 167 N.W. 25th Street.

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