12 Ways to Spend Your July 4 Weekend

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July 4 is almost here. How will you spend this patriotic day? If you need some suggestions, check out these ideas for a memorable holiday weekend in Miami. Happy 4th of July!

Jalapeno Mexican Kitchen
Nikki Beach
Midtown Oyster Bar
American Social Brickell
The Federal
Villa Azur
Delano Beach Club
Tamarina
Biscayne Tavern
Touche
Radio Bar
The Forge

Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen

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From 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, oceanfront eatery Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen will be celebrating Independence day in full summer mode. Guests can enjoy chicken, pork and steak tacos ($4 each) on the grill as they enter the restaurant.

Red, White & Blue “Liberty Vice” cocktails ($5) will also be offered all day, layering the restaurant’s signature blended Strawberry Daiquiri and Piña Colada with a Blue Curaçao Floater.

Call 305-532-4747 for more information.


Nikki Beach

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Nikki Beach Miami does the 4th of July the good, old American way – with explosive beats, over-the-top BBQ, and a massive fireworks display across the South Beach sky.  This year, IndepenDance DJ’s include Boris, Cocodrills, Vanjee, Patrick M and many more.

Beachside, guests can feast on the ultimate BBQ featuring eight kinds of burgers – from The St. Tropez Foie Gras Burger, featuring seared foie gras, sautéed mushrooms and a fried egg, to the ‘Meeerrrica Burger featuring American cheese and pork belly bacon smashed between two glazed donuts. Also on the menu are a variety of foot-long hot dogs smothered in chili and slaw, and Chef Frank’s famous truffle fries, fried macaroni and cheese balls and many more.

The night is complete with a massive fireworks show. IndepenDANCE takes place July 4th from noon til 11pm and is 21+. Tickets start at $20.00 and burgers start at $10.00. For more information, visit www.independance.com.


Midtown Oyster Bar

Midtown Oyster Bar Burger

For 4th of July, Midtown Oyster Bar will be taking orders for their ready-to-grill MOB Burger patties, so patrons can grill them at home.

The MOB Burger combines the perfect blend of Chef’s cut prime beet including brisket, short rib and chuck mixed with a tried-and-perfect mix of seasoning including but not limited to paprika, lemon pepper, brown sugar, cayenne, onion and garlic powder. At the restaurant, it’s served with Applewood smoked bacon, white American cheese, lettuce and tomato on a potato bun and a side of homemade ketchup with unique clove and cinnamon flavors.

Anyone can order a minimum of 4 10-ounce patties. Each patty-only set of 4 is priced at $26. They can be picked at the restaurant on the morning of July 4th between 10 a.m. and noon. There is no maximum number of patties that can be ordered but only in sets of 4. There is an option to upgrade to “full package” priced at $32 for each set of 4 patties and include buns, toppings and condiments, including MOB’s homemade ketchup. Orders are being accepted by email at info@midtownoysterbar.com until Thursday July 2nd at 2 p.m.


American Social Brickell

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In conjunction with Vitamin C Productions, American Social Brickell will kick off its Independence Day celebration at 6 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live music as well as a $10 AMSO burger special. There will also be Red, White and Blue giveaways throughout the evening.

For more information, call 305-223-7004.


The Federal

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With a patriotic name like the Federal, it’s no surprise that the eatery is offering a number of July 4 specials. There will be an all-American BBQ and boozy brunch with several standout dishes:

Uni Croissant – sea urchin, chives, sea salt and butter

BBQ’d Deviled Eggs – smoked pork shoulder, pickled Serrano and creamy horseradish.

Guests can also indulge in festive bottomless mimosas, mojitos, Micheladas, tropical bellinis, and PBR tallboys for $19.

Call 305-758-9559 for more information.


Villa Azur

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Dine decadently for Independence Day at Villa Azur, the South of France inspired eatery located in the heart of South Beach.

This July 4, the mediterranean cuisine venue will celebrate with a special holiday-themed drink, The First Lady, made with lemon ice cream, raspberry vodka and fresh mint served in a martini glass and will be available throughout the night along with the restaurant’s usual mouthwatering menu. Pastry chef Sebastien Feneyrol’s Strawberry Cheesecake will also be served, crafted solely for the holiday for $14.

Call 305-763-8688 for more information.


Delano Beach Club

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On July 4th, Delano Beach Club will host a celebratory night swim soirée. From 7 p.m. until 2 a.m., guests can enjoy grilling in the orchard and ice cream carts, and revelers are encouraged to swim under the full moon and starry sky. There will be dancers and models giving in-pool performances, as well as glow-in-the-dark beach balls and floaties up for grabs.

With host Yes Julz and music by Tito, Arlette Carlin and Dave Sol, sounds will be bouncing off the legendary hotel pool keeping the party going till the early morning.

For cabana/daybed reservations please call 305.924.4071 or email DBCVIP@LIGHTMIA.COM


Tamarina

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Celebrate Fourth of July at Brickell’s coastal Italian eatery Tamarina with a family style BBQ and great views of downtown’s fireworks. On July 4, Tamarina will spice things up from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. with grilled, barbeque-style dishes including Pork Ribs, Honey Garlic Chicken Drumsticks, Beef Sliders topped with swiss cheese, bacon, avocado and spicy mayo, Grilled Corn and Grilled Asparagus.

Tamarina will also offer American favorites from the kitchen, including Mac and Cheese, Red Bean Casserole, Baked Potatoes and Coleslaw Salad that can be washed down with unlimited Peroni Beer and Four Roses Bourbon while children indulge in ice cream and soda. In addition, diners can enjoy live music while they indulge followed by a beautiful display of fireworks at the amphitheater on Biscayne. The delectable BBQ buffet will cost $56 to match the number of signers of the Declaration of Independence.

For reservations call 305-579-1888 or visit www.tamarinarestaurants.com.


Biscayne Tavern

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Biscayne Tavern is just steps away from the Bayfront Park fireworks show, making it a prime location for Independence Day festivities. Inside the restaurant, you can enjoy Red, White and Blue speciality cocktails for just $10 along with the delicious food you’ve come to know and love.

Call 305-307-8300 for more information.


Touche

Touche Restaurant

Guests looking to stay cool and sweat-free can celebrate Fourth of July at Touche Restaurant and its adjacent Rooftop. Touche’s new summer menu features dishes such as Linguini Alle Vongole Veraci, linguini with manila clams, white wine, and extra virgin olive oil sauce; Bistecca Alla Pizzaiola, pan seared prime in cut NY strip loin, topped with fresh tomato sautéed in extra virgin olive oil and fresh oregano; and Salmone in Salsa Al Limone, pan seared salmon over sautéed spinach, lemon and butter sauce.

Guests can enjoy the lighter fare and views of the Downtown Miami skyline through the floor to ceiling windows that surround the dining room.  After dinner, guests can venture out to the Rooftop to sip on one of their specialty cocktails such as the Sweet Ginger, Remy VSOP, Disarrono, lemon juice, simple syrup, muddle ginger, garnish with lemon wedge.

For reservations and more information, go to touchemiami.com.


Radio Bar

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Radio Bar is hosting a 4th of July Bash on Saturday, July 4 featuring $7 Sailor Jerry Punch and $7 Shot of Sailor Jerry & PBR with late night BBQ starting at 10:00 p.m.  Not only are there food and drink specials, but there will also be a Miami Ink Pop Up Shop.

For more information, go to radiosouthbeach.com.


The Forge

Burgers and July 4 go hand in hand. That’s why The Forge is offering guests a giant burger special this holiday weekend. For $23, patrons can get a 10 oz. BBQ Burger with pulled pork, coleslaw, jalapenos, fried pickles and smokey BBQ sauce – and fries, of course.

Call 305-538-8533 for more information.