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The Nine Best Places in Miami to Watch Mayweather vs. McGregor

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Rosie Cohe/Showtime

Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor, the biggest fight you didn't know you wanted until someone told you it could be a thing, is only days away. The once-retired Mayweather will take on the UFC's biggest star, McGregor, in Las Vegas next Saturday, August 26, in a boxing match that is all but guaranteed to break the all-time record for pay-per-view buys. It's definitely time to figure out where you'll watch the bout.

The bad news is that pay-per-view will cost you $99.95. The good news is you don't have to pay that crazy price to see the fight if you know where the nearest watch party is. Here's a list of the best Mayweather-McGregor watch parties so you can spend that $100 on important things, like beer, nachos, or even lap dances.
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1. Marina 84. The King of Boxing vs. the King of MMA watch party will take place at Marina 84, where tickets get guests a $5 discount and include their choice of beer. Marina 84 will have more than 40 TVs showing the fight, surround sound blasting from the in-house speakers, indoor and outdoor seating, and booths that include your very own personal TV. Party rooms are also available for groups that book in advance. 7 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at Marina 84, 2440 W. State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale; 954-734-2424; marina84.com. Tickets cost $20 via eventbrite.com.
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2. Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant. Tickets to the watch party at Fado include a seat (first come, first served) and limited fight-night drink specials. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for guaranteed seating. There'll be plenty to entertain you while you wait; in addition to broadcasting the main event, Fado will also show the preliminary fights that begin earlier in the night. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant, 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-924-0972; fadoirishpub.com. Tickets cost $30 to $40 via freshtix.com.
3. Miami Yacht Party. This is Miami, so there are plenty of options beyond sports bars. DJ Laz from Hits 97.3 will host one of those options when he takes his talents to the water for a Mayweather-McGregor watch party on the South Beach Lady yacht, docked behind the Bayfront Park Amphitheater. A large LED screen will be placed on the top outside deck, and big-screen TVs will be placed throughout the yacht. 8 p.m. Saturday, August 26, aboard the South Beach Lady, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-565-7258; fightnightyachtparty.com. Tickets cost $85 to $3,000 via fightnightyachtparty.com.
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4. Wonderland Cabaret. Wonderland will have a special 30-foot screen, two 12-foot screens, and various other TVs devoted to the McGregor-Mayweather fight. The strip club's scantily clad entertainers will be on hand to help guests enjoy the festivities. Drink and food specials will be available before, after, and during the entire card. 8 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at Wonderland Miami, 7770 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-631-2564; wonderlandmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 to $30 via tixr.com.

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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.
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