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Hurricane Irma: Restaurant Closings, Event Cancellations, and Hurricane Parties UPDATED

Hurricane Irma: Restaurant Closings, Event Cancellations, and Hurricane Parties UPDATED
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As Hurricane Irma continues to move toward Florida, restaurants and bars are setting plans in motion.

Some, like Gramps in Wynwood, plan to remain open as a literal port in a storm and communal meeting space. Other establishments, such as Spris and Pincho Factory, are postponing events originally scheduled to take place later this week.

Here is a running list of Miami restaurants that have provided hurricane opening/closure information. Check back here frequently. As restaurants and bars announce closures or plans to stay open, New Times will update this list. It's also a good idea to call before heading to any establishment because weather conditions could change at any moment. Most of all, be safe and don't venture out if conditions are bad.

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Abaco Wines and Wine Bar
The Design District wine shop will be closed September 7 until further notice.

America's Backyard

The Fort Lauderdale bar and music venue is closed for the storm.

Florida City and Cutler locations closed until further notice.

The Arketekt in Brickell

Ariete plans to stay open while weather conditions are safe. In addition, chef Michael Beltran is offering to-go specials while you're busy prepping for Hurricane Irma. Deals include a $10 burger, a $3 frita, $8 grilled wings, and a $3 side of fries.

B Bistro
Will close today (Thursday) at 3 p.m. and remain closed until after the storm.

Bangin' Banjo Brewing Company

Open noon - 6 p.m. Friday and offering $2 off all draft beers and brew water to anyone who wants it, and filling growlers/crowlers.

Baru Latin Bar
All locations will remain open until Saturday only if weather conditions are safe.

Batch Gastropub
Brickell’s neighborhood gastropub will remain open as long as it is safe.

Beaker & Gray
The Wynwood restaurant and bar will be closed tonight, September 6 through Sunday, September 10.

Bee Heaven Farm

The farm's web store is closed for the rest of the week. According to an email, "Due to the potential threat of Hurricane Irma,we will be making hurricane preparations on the farm for the remainder of this week. Our webstore is closed this week and the Pinecrest Market will be closed this Sunday, Sept 10."

Bird & Bone
Closed to the public — partially operational to serve stranded hotel guests until further notice.

Biscayne Bay Brewing
The brewery will fill up your containers with water prior to the storm. The brewery plans to stay open as long as it's safe to do so.

Bitter Truth Bar
Will keep its doors open while it is safe to do so. Bring your own board games and unwind before the hurricane.

Blackbird Ordinary
Plans to stay open as long as conditions remain favorable.

Open Friday for regular service, Saturday to be determined; Sunday closed.

Bunnie Cakes
Bunnie Cakes' owner, Mariana Cortez, says the vegan bakery is open today and tomorrow and will close Friday at 4 p.m. "We will be closed Saturday and Sunday... All cake orders and parties booked for the weekend have been canceled."

Burger Beast Ninth Blogiversary at Magic City Casino
Burger Beast's party, scheduled for September 13, has been postponed to a later, unspecified date.

The Butcher Shop in Wynwood
Will be closed for the storm.

Cabo Flats
Open Thursday and serving happy hour all day at every location (Jupiter, Delray, West Palm Beach, Doral CityPlace, and Dolphin Mall).

Cake Thai Kitchen
Closed until further notice.

Candela Gastrobar
Will remain open until Friday when the last forecast is released. Delivery will be available as well. Saturday’s ceviche class will be postponed until September 23rd at 3 p.m.

Cantina La Veinte
Closed Friday, September 8.

Cao Chocolates
Closed until next week

Cardon y el Tirano
Cardon y el TIrano will stay open until it is unsafe to stay on the streets.

Chef Takeover With Common Threads at Mondrian South Beach
The Chef Takeover, scheduled for Thursday, September 7, has been postponed until further notice.

Cheeseburger Baby
The Miami Beach location will remain open as long as conditions are safe.

Cibo Wine Bar
Cibo Wine Bar will remain closed until Monday to ensure its staff is safe and has the opportunity to leave if wanted.

Coco Bambu
The South Beach restaurant has postponed its September 7 opening date due to Hurricane Irma. Managing partner, Felipe Luna tells New Times, " A new date will be announced as soon as we can guarantee our employees and building safety. We wish Miami Beach residents a safe passage through these uncertain times"

Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce
A chamber luncheon scheduled for Friday, September 8, at the Sonesta has been postponed and will be rescheduled shortly. For more info, email [email protected]

The Cooper in Palm Beach Gardens
Closed Friday until further notice.

Copper 29 Bar
Coral Gables, craft cocktail bar will be pouring up drinks and will remain open until conditions are unsafe.

Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar

Will remain will remain open until conditions are unsafe and will be delivering via UBEREATS until they are servicing the area.

E11Even Miami
E11Even Miami will be closed Wednesday, September 6 through Sunday, September 10.

Ella Cafe
Closed Thursday, September 7 through Monday, September 11.

Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz

Closed Thursday, September 7 through Monday, September 11.

Finka Table & Tap
Open Thursday and Friday. Closing Saturday and Sunday and hoping to open ASAP if no damage.

Fooq's Miami
The restaurant will be open as long as it's deemed safe.

Closed until further notice.


Closed until after the storm.

Open 11 a.m. until mandatory closing or 3 a.m. (whichever is later). Unlikely that Gramps will be open Saturday and will be closed Sunday.

Harry's Pizzeria
Harry's Pizzeria in Design District and Coconut Grove will be open today and tomorrow, September 7, closing at 9 .m. They will be closed Friday, September 8 through Monday, September 11. The Downtown Dadeland location will be open today and closed September 7 - 11.

I Heart Mac and Cheese

Located in an evacuation zone in Fort Lauderdale. They are closed.

iPic Theater and the Tuck Room
Closed THursday and Friday. IPic Mizner Park closed as well.

Islas Canarias Restaurant and Islas Canarias Cafe
Open Thursday and Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday. According to Eileen Andrade, "Islas Canarias Cafe has a generator so we will definitely be open right away - everyone needs their croqueta fix".

Isle Casino
Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park will be closed in anticipation of Hurricane Irma beginning at 12am Friday September, 8.

Jack’s Miami
Updated: Jack's has closed for the storm.

Kiji Cuzco
The Wynwood sushi restaurant will remain open as long as it’s safe. The Sushi with a Twist class will be postponed until further notice

LA Sweetz
Closed Thursday through Saturday. Sunday TBD.

La Cueva Bar
Will remain open until Friday when the last forecast is released.

La Cote at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach
CLosed THursday, September 7 through Sunday, September 10.

La Mar by Gaston Acurio
Closing Friday until further notice.

Latin House and Mad Love
Open noon - 9 p.m. through Saturday, unless conditions change. Closed Sunday.

Luxe Gourmet Buffet at the Casino at Dania Beach

As of now, the buffet will be open for dinner this Friday, September 8, and Saturday, September 9.

Mac's Club Deuce
Plans to remain open.

Closed until after the storm.

Mama Mia Italian Restaurante
This Hollywood restaurant will remain open until the county deems it unsafe.

Maya’s Grill
The Lincoln Road restaurant is closed until further notice.

MEAT Eatery & Taproom
Both locations — in Boca Raton and the Florida Keys — will close as of Thursday afternoon for the storm.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
Closed Thursday, September 7 through Monday, September 11.

Mojitobar & Plates by Douglas Rodriguez at Sawgrass Mills Mall

The restaurant and bar faces Irma with around the clock Happy Hour. Mojito specials and assortment of plates for $5 will be offered all hours until Irma leaves South Florida!

Mojitbar at Bayside Marketplace

The Bayside location will be closed Friday through Sunday.

Ms. Cheezious
Open Thursday and Friday.

My Ceviche
Miami Beach location closed already. Miami International Airport location will close at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Friday). All other locations will close at 3 p.m. today (Thursday). The restaurants plan to reopen Tuesday after storm assessment.

Naked Crab at B Ocean

Closed until after the storm.

Naked Lunch
Closed Friday through Monday. Will reopen Tuesday.

Naked Taco
Regular service through Saturday lunch. Closed to public Saturday dinner service and all day Sunday.

No Name Chinese
Open Thursday. Closed Friday until further notice.

Ortanique on the Mile
The Coral Gables restaurant is open Thursday for lunch and dinner.

Petit Rouge
Open Thursday and Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Phuc Yea
$10 pho tonight, September 6. Phuc Yea will be open tonight and tomorrow, September 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.; closed September 8 - September 10 with an update on September 11.

Pinecrest Farmers' Market

The market will be closed Sunday, September 10.

Pinch Kitchen
Pinch will remain open as long as it's safe. In addition, the restaurant's Natural wines will be priced at 20% to 50% off. In the event the storm hits and the restaurant loses power, the wines would go bad, as they require refrigeration.

Pincho Factory
According to partner Otto Othman, the restaurant has cancelled its Flagler pre-opening VIP dinner, scheduled for this Thursday. Says Othman: "We really want to make sure everyone is ready and prepared for the weekend." All Pincho Factory locations, however, will remain open until further notice, though the safety of its employees is top priority. "We want our teams preparing for any possible level of storm, making sure their homes and our stores are prepared."

Pizza & Burger at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Closed tonight, September 6.

Plomo Tequila and Taco Bar
Plomo will remain open until conditions are unsafe. Guests can enjoy Happy Hour from 4 to 8 p.m. every day.

Prosecco Cafe in Palm Beach Gardens
Will close on Saturday until further notice.

Pubbelly Sushi
Pubbelly Sushi is open for lunch and dinner at the Miami Beach, Brickell City Centre and Aventura Mall locations, today and tomorrow (Thursday). Restaurant management will then make a decision regarding the rest of the weekend.

Purdy Lounge

Will stay open as long as possible.


Closed for the storm.

Ritz-Carlton Resorts in Key Biscayne, Fort Lauderdale, and Bal Harbour
All restaurants at these resorts are closed until further notice.

Rocco's Tacos (Palm Beach Gardens location)
Will close at 10 p.m. Thursday and remain closed until further notice.

Rusty Pelican
Closed from Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, September 10.

The Seven Dials
The Seven Dials' Katie Sullivan tells New Times that the restaurant "will be open until it isn't safe to be open anymore or we lose power, definitely through Friday night."

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co.
Closed until further notice.


Although Spris' South Miami grand-opening event has been rescheduled for September 21, all locations (downtown, midtown, and South Miami) will remain open while conditions are safe. In addition, food will be available to-go.

Sakaya Kitchen
Open Friday normal hours; Saturday undecided; Sunday closed.

Salumeria 104
The restaurant plans to stay open while conditions are safe.

Closed for service tonight, September 6 through Sunday, September 10.

Open Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m. - midnight with happy hour all night long. Closed Saturday and Sunday witl plans to reopen Monday.

Spoto's Oyster Bar in Palm Beach Gardens
Closed Friday until further notice.

Closed for the storm.

Sweetness Bakeshop
Will be closed through Sunday

Temple Street Eatery in Ft. Lauderdale
Open Thursday for dinner and Friday for lunch. Closed Friday evening through Sunday.

Tropical Park
Farmers Market

The Market at Tropical Park will be closed this Saturday, September 9.

Tucandela Bar
This Brickell bar will open until Friday and will advise on their hours of operation on social media based on Friday’s forecast.

Vagabond Kitchen and Bar
The MiMo neighborhood restaurant will leave it’s doors open to its patrons until it is unsafe for guests and employees.

Vic & Angelo's (Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens locations)
Closed today until further notice.

Villa Azur
VIlla Azur will be open unless conditions change.  The SoBe establishment's Thursday night dinner party will go on as scheduled.

Wood Tavern
Planning to remain open through Friday.

The Wynwood Yard
Closed through Sunday.

Zak the Baker
Closed until further notice.

Will close at 3 p.m. Thursday and will reopen after the storm.

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