In a city where food and culture are the driving forces behind nearly everyone's daily routine, one rarely expects a shortage of things to do over the weekend.
We cram food, music, and good vibes during the workweek. Why shouldn't it spill over to Saturdays and Sundays? Days of rest and quiet are fine, but come on, guys.
Live a little this weekend. Winter Music Conference is officially in full swing, and you can get your daily dose of teenagers in tutus and knee-high socks along Biscayne Boulevard in downtown pretty much anytime over the next few days. Likewise, Sunday is St. Patrick's Day, and though Miami may be the least Irish city in the world, we've no shortage of spirit and excuses to drink beer.
Late Night Eats for Ultra-Goers
We care about your well-being. There, we said it. Sometimes that maternal instinct creeps up on us, and on a weekend that sees more alcohol and drug consumption than any other weekend in Miami (though probably not by much), we want to make sure you're at least well-nourished. In this list, you'll find everything you need to help soak up a potential hangover and any other ill effects from whatever else you consume. Try Gigi's soba noodles, or La Sandwicherie's all-fruit smoothies and sammies. Maybe a bowl of ramen from Momi will soothe the ever-constant banging in your head. Perhaps lots of water and aspirin would do you well too. Party smart, kiddies!
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For those who sold their Sunday Ultra passes or have no interest in EDM and simply want to see a live band and have a brew, March 17 is your day. St. Paddy's Day might not be the biggest holiday around town, but in the Northeast, this is some serious shit. Though in Ireland, you'll probably just hear crickets come Sunday. Anyway, like we said before, Miami has no shortage of excuses to drink and be merry. You can choose among pub crawls, festivals, indoor parties, outdoor parties, parties that kids can enjoy, and parties where kids are nowhere to be found. Live bands, DJs, bagpipers, green beer, and lots and lots of shiny clovers will all be there for the taking should you decide to mull around with the Miamirish.
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