Wednesday evening's playoff game was a true nail-biter. With the clock ticking down in overtime, LeBron James won the game for the Miami Heat with two seconds on the clock!
That was just game one!
Tonight at 8:30 p.m. the Heat face the Pacers for another white-knuckle game. Tickets are going for astronomical prices and you have an entire three-day weekend of partying. You've got to budget your money somewhere, so may we suggest skipping the AAA (and the $40 parking), and heading out to one of these great places instead?
So, get out your best white T-shirt (gotta show solidarity), grab a few friends, and watch the game at one of these joints:
Eat Like the Heat at Blackbird Ordinary
Want to eat like the Heat? Chef Michael Jacobs is the official food service provider for the Heat and he's at Blackbird Ordinary tonight for his Hidden Kitchen pop-up.
He's serving up street-food-style items like veggie tacos, slow roasted pulled pork Bahn Mi, brisket truffle mac and cheese and more (including a special "eat like the Heat" dish, which is a little something that he whipped up for the team before the game). Could be the DWade wrap, or the Norris Cole turkey meatball. You have to go there to find out. All food is $5 per serving and you can munch out while watching the game on the huge projection screen on the outside patio. And, of course, the cocktails are some of the best in the city. Starts at 5 p.m.
Mega-Screen at HaVen GastroLounge
If you really want to immerse yourself in the game, head over to HaVen, where pretty much the entire lounge is turned into one giant basketball court. Watch the game on a 110 foot projection wall and enjoy $5 bites and $10 drink specials. HaVen opens at 6 p.m. for pre-gaming. Reservations for tables are strongly suggested.
No Frills Game Watching at Sandbar
Flip flops and a white-hot shirt is the dress code at this Coconut Grove sport bar where you can watch the game in a most casual atmosphere. Get there straight from work for their happy hour from 4 - 7 p.m. and start the party early.
Interactive Fandom at Duffy's Sports Grill
Sports fans can geek out at Duffy's where the game's the thing. Nosh on wings and enjoy beer specials while live-Tweeting about the game with everyone else in the room at @DuffysMVP. Plus, win a $25 gift card to the sports bar by heading to their Facebook page and answering their ESPN Miami Heat question right now!
Watch the Game at One of ESPN's "Greatest Sports Bars" -- Mr. Moe's
What's a ski chalet (complete with a bear) doing in Coconut Grove? Being named one of "America's Greatest Sports Bars" by ESPN! Find out why it's so hot tonight during the game with $4 select martinis until 10 p.m., and $12 buckets of Miller Lite.
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Craft Beer and Haute Hot Dogs at Tongue & Cheek
Happy hour starts at 3 p.m. today and lasts until after the game ends. That translates into $4 craft beers, $8 cocktails, and a "Take me out to the Ball Game" family meal that includes two hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, and Italian Ice for dessert -- all for ten bucks! Ask someone to spill some beer on you and it's just like being at the game!