Merry Christmas, Miami. Make last-minute reservations for Christmas dinner tonight, or head to the Broken Shaker for a Chrismukkah Chinese takeout pop-up. And if you're interested, there's also a bounty of bars open today Then pregame New Year's this Thursday with a curated Macallan whiskey tasting.
Chrismukkah Chinese Takeout Pop-Up at the Broken Shaker. One of Miami's party hot spots is taking a surprisingly low-key approach to its holiday celebration. The folks at the Broken Shaker are keeping it inclusive with a "Chrismukkah" celebration. They know that once the presents are opened, you spend the rest of the day watching movies on the couch, so they're getting you out of the house with Chinese food by Chef Jimmy, who will serve a special menu that includes local smoked fish/coconut fried rice and apple-pie wontons. 6 p.m. Monday, December 25, at the Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; freehandhotels.com. Admission is free.
Holiday Doughnuts at the Salty Donut. Through December 31, visit the Salty Donut in Wynwood for holiday-inspired treats ($6 and up). Expect an apple-pie doughnut crowned with a flaky pie top; a gingerbread-man doughnut layered with cookie butter and buttercream decor; and a flan doughnut filled with caramel custard and dipped in candy sugar. Daily till sold out at the Salty Donut, 50 NW 23rd St., #112, Miami; saltydonut.com.
Christmas 2017: Miami Restaurant Guide. This year, take everyone out to one of the many Miami-area restaurants offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining. From a Noche Buena-inspired feast to champagne-fueled buffets, there's something for everyone. Make reservations before time runs out. Prices do not include tax and tip.
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Miami Bars Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Christmas is a wonderful time to gather with family and unwrap presents. At least that's what the Hallmark Channel would have you believe. But, sometimes family can be too much or you simply are spending the holidays with friends and want to get a few drinks. Either way, Miami's bars feel you. Here's a list of bars that will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Macallan Tasting at MO Bar + Lounge. On Thursday, December 28, enjoy a curated tasting of four types of Macallan whiskey led by local brand ambassadors. As you drink, they will talk about each variety and give you the inside scoop behind the Macallan brand. Attendees who dine at the bar post-tasting will receive a 15 percent discount off the menu. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 28, at MO Bar + Lounge, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami; $25 via eventbrite.com.