Happy Friday, Miami. The weekend is here and there are all sorts of ways you can enjoy.
From celebrating National Ice Cream Day with a sweet offer, to going to a Swim Week party at the Broken Shaker -- it's all here for your indulgence.
Weekend starts now!
Happy Hour at L'Echon Brasserie
Have you checked out L'Echon Brasserie, the Pubbelly Boys' brand-spankin' new take on French fare? What are you waiting for -- a deal? Well, here it is. L'Echon Brasserie has launched a new happy hour, called le cinq a sept. Roughly translated, it means the two-hour period after work when the French meet up with their lovers before going home to their spouses. Ooh la la, indeed! So, for your 6 to 8 p.m. "tryst," choose from oysters ($2 each); pan con tomate ($2); tarte du jour ($7); a petite bistro burger ($5); petite croque monsieur ($3.50); marinated olives ($5), and pan con l'echon ($4.50). Well cocktails are $7, draft beers are $6, and a selection of wines are $6. Offered Monday through Friday, it's a damn fine way to say au revoir to the work week.
Swim Week at the Broken Shaker
The Broken Shaker has an entire weekend's worth of Swim Week events, complete with fashion shows and free drinks. Hmm...bikini models and crafted cocktails. No brainer.
Today from 9 to 10 p.m. check out RICA Swim's 2015 collection and enjoy complimentary Stolen Rum cocktails.
On Saturday, July 19, hit the Guns & Rose party from 2 to 6 p.m. hosted by WattsUp Rose, Perrier, and 6 Shore Road. Complimentary rosé from 2 to 3 p.m., pop-up shops from 6 Shore Road, Floss Swimwear, and more. Music by Christa Marie and model Jessie Andrews and Broken Shaker's barbecue menu will be available. The event is open to the public, but you must RSVP to email@example.com.
On Sunday, July 20, hang at the Summer Camp BBQ from 2 to 7 p.m. It's summer camp (with booze) complete with arts and crafts (when was the last time you tie-dyed a shirt or made a friendship bracelet?), a photobooth, and DJs. Fox House and ELA will host pop-up shops and everyone gets free Peronis from 3 to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public, but RSVP to https://www.facebook.com/events/247107545485993/ Then from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. the 6 Shore Road Fashion Show hosts their official Swim Week after party, hosted by Natalie Off Duty, where you can enjoy a one-hour open bar by Stolen Rum. Te event is open to the public, but RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wynwood Brewing Company Tour
Since Most of Miami's bartenders are in New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, it might be a good time to take your inner beer geek out for a spin. Wynwood Brewing Company hosts a brewery tour on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. The interactive tour (and by interactive, we mean you drink beer while a knowledgeable person discusses the inner workings of this Miami brewery), costs $10 and includes a pint of one of their core beers in a glass you keep, and tastings along the way. Did we mention that all proceeds from the tours go to the Boys Baseball Club at the local Roberto Clemente Park in Wynwood? Win!
It's National Ice Cream Day
It's yet another made up holiday -- but who cares because when it comes to this creamy, frozen treat we all scream for ice cream, right? Maybe it's the Brooklyn roots, but even with schmancy gelatos and house-made ice cream, nothing gets the job done like a Carvel soft serve cone...made better when it's only 80 cents!
To get in on this deal, just print out the coupon on Carvel's Facebook page and bring it to any shop. Then choose between a junior cup or cone in vanilla, chocolate, or new Nutella for only 80 cents. Sprinkles are extra (but we suggest you spring for them).
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