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Sandbar Sports Grill's White Trash Parties

It's never been known as a dress-up place. This is not the bar to take a girl on a date (unless your love is a drunk sorority girl), but Coconut Grove's Sandbar Sports Grill is one of the most popular places for everyone from sailors to college kids to grab a burger and a pitcher of beer.

Sandbar turns 12 this week and it is celebrating with a host of specials and parties, featuring stripper poles, and lots of drinking, starting Monday, March 5 with half-priced tacos.

If you didn't get the chance to party in New Orleans this year, Sandbar is breaking out the beads for a combination Mardi Gras Spring Break party/pole dancing contest on Tuesday, March 6. We suggest ladies get a little liquid courage before tackling the pole, because the winner gets $500. Not a bad payout for a little acrobatic display (we promise, your boss will never find out that it was you on the stripper pole).


The classy fun gets classier on Wednesday, March 7 with the White Trash Bash beach party. It's time to bring Pensacola to Coconut Grove with penny beers, $10 hurricane buckets, $3 mixed drinks and female pudding wrestling. Hungry for something other than pudding? Dollar hot dogs and $3 burgers will be served.

Friday closes out the week's festivities with a trivia contest with a $500 purse and happy hour from 4 to 10 p.m.

We predict a lot of booze (and boobs) at Sandbar this week. Which is great -- because there are just so many days you can pretend you're a fine, upstanding citizen without letting loose.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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