Where to Celebrate July 4th in South Florida

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July 4th is fast approaching. Still need plans? No worries: Check out our roundup below for South Florida specials and events this Wednesday. As always, details are subject to change, so contact the venue beforehand for the latest information.

Amara at Paraiso

Watch the fireworks with the best restaurant view in Miami on the Fourth of July, complete with a special Latin “Backyard BBQ” inspired menu from chef Michael Paley. Available a la carte as a supplement to Amara’s regular dinner menu, guests can enjoy La Caja China, a whole pig roasted under the coals served with accompaniments and choice of fire-kissed bread or tortillas, or go for a bold, exotic twist on

American classics like the Chorizo Cheeseburger or Butifarra hotdog. Grilled Oysters, Grilled Corn, and Watermelon Salad with spiced pepitas complete the meal. The Crossing of Biscayne Bay, a special cocktail made with bourbon, house-made horchata, agua fresca of rice, sugar and cinnamon, and topped with a crispy orange, will be offered for $13 each, along with Peruvian lager beer Cusqueña buckets for $20 (5 bottles). DJ Savy Fontana will set the mood. Walk-ins and reservations are welcome from 5:30 until 11:00 pm.

American Social Bar & Kitchen

All-American food and booze is a must for any 4th of July festivity. With classic American bites such as their AmSo Burger that’s grilled to perfection, Mac & Cheese with Vermont Cheddar, Gruyere, Parmesan, cream cheese and Orecchiette (you can even add truffle), and Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings with Bourbon BBQ sauce, caramelized vidalia onions and smoked blue cheese vinaigrette, American Social Bar & Kitchen – Brickell and Las Olas has you covered.

From 4-8 p.m., guests can enjoy happy hour with special-priced patriotic drinks while enjoying waterfront views. The restaurant even pays tribute to classic Americana style with red, white and blue décor, as well as framed magazines on the walls that each represent an iconic moment in American history. After all, with America in the name, can you think of a better place to celebrate the land of the free?

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

To celebrate the new SKY Bar and the Fourth of July, the Atlantic Hotel & Spa, along with SKYY Vodka, will host a kickoff party to be remembered. On Wednesday, July 4, guests can start the night with happy hour at SKY Bar from 4–7 p.m. Specialty Fourth of July-themed cocktails — including Aperol Spritz (red), Watermelon Lemonade (white) and SKY Blue Margarita (blue) — will be served, in addition to small plates.

Following happy hour, SKY Bar will offer a traditional American Clam Bake feast from 7–9 p.m. The breathtaking views of the fireworks show over the Atlantic Ocean will begin at 9 p.m. Guests can indulge in a chef-inspired menu including Maine Lobster with drawn butter, Steamed Little Neck Clams and PEI Mussels, Sautéed Snapper with sautéed spinach and a bountiful carving station featuring Roast Top Sirloin of Beef. Attendees can end the night on a sweet note with Apple Pie or Strawberry Shortcake. Cocktails, beer and wine are available at SKY Bar on a cash basis. The SKY Bar happy hour will be available to hotel guests and guests with tickets for the American Clam Bake.

The price of the American Clam Bake and fireworks viewing party is $59 per adult, and $29 for children aged 12 and under. Advance tickets are strongly recommended and can be purchased online at atlantichotelfl.eventbrite.com or by calling 954-567-8070.

Atton Brickell Miami

Atton Brickell Miami will be serving up their very own delicious grilled BBQ by the pool with dishes like the famous ATTON Burger, Black Angus Hot Dogs, Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich, New York Steak with Vegetables, BBQ Wings, and specialty cocktails at Atton’s Vista rooftop bar. Come out and celebrate Fourth of July the right way in downtown at Atton Brickell Miami!

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company will making sure that everyone gets the most out of America’s Independence Day by having food specials all day and, of course, on beer!

On July 4th Biscayne Bay Brewing Company will be firing up the grill and offering 3 different style hotdogs all day, only priced at $2.50 each! Choose between a Venezuelan style hot dog, a normal plain hotdog, and/or a chili dog. To wash it down enjoy 25% off all growler fills, 6-packs, and special release bottles.

Chotto Matte

Guests who order the Fourth of July cocktail will receive the restaurant’s signature Inca Manhattan – made with whiskey, tonka, Dolin red &dry, caramel, Fernet Branca Menta, and lemon oil – decked out with a sparkler, blue popping candy on the rim and a star-shaped marshmallow. For an extra patriotic experience, order the chicken wings – made using a traditional Peruvian marinade of aji panca and aji Amarillo chili, chargrilled over hot coals – served with an American flag for an Instagram-worthy July 4th meal.

The Confidante Miami Beach

Come celebrate the Fourth of July with a relaxing stay at the Confidante Miami Beach. Located just steps away from the busy Collins Avenue, The Confidante is a playful oceanfront oasis in Miami’s mid-beach neighborhood that combines the vibrant glamour of Miami’s past with the sophistication and amenities of modern day.

Guests can enjoy quality dining experiences in unique settings, including the Southern-inspired Bird & Bone, led by renowned Miami Chef Richard Hales, and refreshing poolside Cielito Artisan Pops, sold in The Backyard. Additional amenities include two heated swimming pools (one for adults only), private cabanas and bungalows, a full-service beach area, and lush tropical gardens. For more information, please call 305-424-1234 or visit www.theconfidantehotel.com.

Corsair Kitchen & Bar

CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar at Turnberry Isle Miami Resort is a modern American restaurant serving a garden-fresh, contemporary menu from the open kitchen helmed by Chef Gordon Maybury. This July 4th bring your family and friends for an evening filled with fun, food and fireworks!

From 6PM to 9PM, they will be serving up an All-American BBQ spread with classics like burgers and hot dogs, mac n’ cheese and fries and offering guests front row seats to the annual fireworks display on the outdoor patio overlooking a tropical oasis and the resort’s acclaimed championship golf course.

Priced at $75 per adult and $25 per child (ages 5-12), the 3-hour extravaganza will feature a special DJ performance along with unlimited beer, wine and specialty cocktails including sangria. Children can enjoy a face painter, an airbrush artist, a bounce house and a cotton candy machine. CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar is located in the Turnberry Isle Miami at 19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura. For reservations please visit here.

Delano Beach Club

On Saturday, June 30th, Delano Beach Club is proud to host DIPLO’s world famous Mad Decent Pool Party presented by DiskoLab. For one day only, Diplo will hit the turntables for the Miami Music Week style soiree in June! The event will also feature very special guest Mad Decent All Stars and other surprise guests.

From 2pm all the way through 10pm, guests can dance to the incomparable stylings of Diplo and his unprecedented lineup while sipping on Delano Beach Club’s esteemed bites and cocktails. There’s nothing better than poolside partying with the option of daybed AND cabana lounging at Delano Beach Club. Bring back MMW with Diplo this Summer!

Tickets available HERE. For All Table Inquiries | 786.479.8128 or DBCVIP@sbe.com

Garden Table for 4 | $1,200
Includes $1000 F&B Credit and Admission for 4
Pool side Daybed for 6 | $2,300
Includes $2000 F&B Credit and Admission for 6
Backstage Tables for 6 | $2,800.00
Includes $2000 F&B Credit and Admission for 6
Poolside Cabanas for 10 | $4,500.00
Includes $4000 F&B Credit and Admission for 10
Canopy Bed for 10 | $5,500
Includes $5000 F&B Credit and Admission for 10

ETARU Hallandale

ETARU Hallandale, the restaurant featuring contemporary Robatayaki cuisine, will host a Fourth of July celebration cookout on their second-floor terrace, which features spectacular panoramic ocean views, on Wednesday, July 4 from 12:30PM until 4PM. The cookout will feature an outdoor robata grill and beats by DJ Nuny Love.

Fireworks from up and down Hallandale Beach will be visible for a remarkable and memorable experience. An a la carte food & beverage menu will be available with favorites such as the ETARU Burger with tomato, onion and shiitake ketchup served with fries; and a selection of sushi, sashimi, salads and Robata dishes. A variety of refreshing cocktails including the Bonsai Storm with plantation dark rum, pickled ginger, lime ginger beer and angostura bitters; the Rita Okinawa made with Yuzu kosho infused tequila, yellow chartreuse, lime & agave; Frosé; and an assortment of wines and beers.

Faena Miami Beach

Get the celebrations started early on Sunday, July 1 with live music and festive F&B offers at Faena Miami Beach. Starting at 12:00 PM, Sarah Packiam will take the stage at Tree of Life for a live performance of American rock and pop classics while guests sip on celebratory specialty cocktails including a Blue Daquiri and Strawberry Vodka Lemonade, and American bites including a Bourbon Maple Burger, Wagyu Beef Chili Dog, Pecan Pie and Red Velvet Whoopi Pie.

Glass & Vine

Glass and Vine, the outdoor oasis in the heart of Coconut Grove is inviting families to join them this Independence Day to celebrate the holiday in Peacock Park. Lunch, Happy Hour, and dinner will be available including refreshing dishes like the Watermelon Salad with lime crema, cotija, toasted corn and cilantro; and Jerk Chicken Sandwich with brioche, onion, cilantro, mango lime vinaigrette and French fries.

Also available are the Local Fish Tiradito with rocoto leche de tigre, sweet potato and cilantro; and Housemade Semolina Pasta with green pea pesto, pistachios and toasted breadcrumbs. Wash it down with one of their delightful cocktails like the Bay View Spritz with Fos Greek Mastiha, lemon, mint and prosecco or the La Mula with Olmeca, ginger liqueur, jalapeño and ginger beer.

Kiki on the River

Kiki on the River celebrates our nation with NFL Miami Dolphins All-Star Reshad Jones and a Greek inspired American classics by Chef Steve Rhee. Starting at noon, Kiki’s Chef Steve Rhee will offer a special menu of Greek-inspired American classics like the Greek Style Burger ($18) made with ½ Lbs Angus Beef Patty, served with all the fixings and topped with shredded Kefalograviera cheese on a brioche bun, a Chicken Souvlaki Sandwich ($17), Churrasco steak ($24) or Catch of the day Fish Sandwich deep fried with tomato, English cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, Greek oregano, Olive oil, served with Fava Puree, on a Pita. All specials will be served with herbed French fries or house salad.

To enhance the festivities Kiki will also be offering cocktail and drink specials including pitchers of “Poseidon’s Punch” for $14 per glass.

Malibu Farm

Enjoy a special $45 pre-fixed menu with mouthwatering choices including Caja China Tacos, BBQ delights from the pit master – think low and slow cooked brisket, smokey chicken thighs and Biscayne Bay Brewing x Proper Sausage Collab, and sides like Cous Cous ‘Mac n Cheese,’ Chard Corn and Broccoli Mashed. End things on a sweet note before the fireworks with their Summer Fruits Streusel and house-made Ice Cream. Don’t forget to cheers to America’s birthday with an 8 oz. draft beer from Biscayne Brewing Company.

Guests can also order any of the above a la carte as well as Pit Master Pizza topped with all of your BBQ favorites, Brisket Sandwich, BBQ Beet Sandwich and $5 Biscayne Bay Brewing ale’s as they take over Malibu Farm’s taps for the day.

The National

Miami’s most influential brand, Made in Miami, and Revolution 93.5, South Florida’s leading radio station for dance music, are celebrating Independence Day at The National Hotel on Saturday, June 30th with a patriotic poolside celebration featuring an all-star lineup of electronic music performers! Jump into the fun at the National’s pool, the longest infinity-edge pool in all of Miami Beach, and dance away to live beats from local artists including: award-winning songwriter, producer and DJ, Oscar G; Jesse Perez; Ralph Falcon; Lazaro Casanova; Stryke; Carabetta & Doons; Roland and El Chino Dreadlion.

Tickets to this red, white and blue pool party start at $25 for arrival before 2 p.m. or $30 for all-day access. For tickets, click here.

The National Hotel is also offering VIP Table Packages including bottle and food services in VIP area starting at $675 inclusive of taxes and fees. For all inquiries, please call 786-999-6040.

For a perfect staycation, The National will offer a promotional package including a hotel stay and two tickets to the pool party. This package is inclusive of the resort fee and starts at $299 per night, plus tax, and will be available for booking between June 29th and July 1st. Guests are encouraged to book directly at www.nationalhotel.com or by emailing reservations@nationalhotel.com. For more information and full event schedule, also visit www.nationalhotel.com.

Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach Miami, the quintessential South of France style beach club known for it’s joie de vivre and larger than life celebrations does 4th of July with explosive beats, over-the-top Burgers, favorite bunk activities, S’mores, and a massive fireworks display across the South Beach sky. Celebrated at each of the twelve Nikki Beach locations across the world, Fourth of July Nikki Beach-style has become legendary.

From 12pm – 5pm: The day starts with Nikki Beach’s Brunch – long considered one of the best brunches on South Beach. Offering a myriad of stations and dishes ranging from savory prime rib and whole roast pork, to live paella stations with fresh seafood, handmade pasta made to order on site, custom omeletts, house pickled vegetables, Nutella waffles, decadent desserts, Nikki Beach also offers a craft Bloody Mary bar.

Starting at 5pm: CAMP NIKKI BEACH commences – guests can feast on the ultimate burger selection (starting at $10) including the Donut Burger featuring American cheese and pork belly bacon smashed between two glazed donuts – and many more. Join in for classic bunk activities like tug-o-war and races.

The night is complete with a massive fireworks show – one of only two that take place directly on South Beach – exclusively for Nikki Beach guests who can recline on the beach club’s luxurious day beds or sit with their toes in the sand teepee-side while watching the night sky.

Brunch is $49.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.

After 5pm – Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here.

No. 3 Social

On Wednesday, July 4, No. 3 Social will serve as the ultimate firework viewing spot starting at 9:20 PM with quasi-views from its rooftop in Wynwood and live music by local band Tamboka playing gypsy, Latin-style songs from 6:00-9:00 PM. The rooftop lounge will also offer its daily Social Hour from 5:00-7:00 PM featuring $7 cocktails and $5 beer, wine and bites (burgers and sausages will be BBQ’d for guests for the holiday!).

Rusty Pelican

Rusty Pelican, known for its dazzling waterfront views, is inviting diners to join them for their top floor Fourth of July celebration. For $65 per adult (includes one welcome drink), and $25 per child, enjoy an evening of live entertainment, dancing, dining and party favors with the most outstanding views of Miami’s fireworks over Biscayne Bay.

From 7PM to 10PM, indulge in a lavish dinner buffet including Grilled Mahi-Mahi with mango and papaya salsa; St. Louis BBQ Ribs with whiskey barbecue sauce; Garlic Crusted Prime Rib with balsamic chimichurri; Homemade Mac & Cheese with aged cheddar, smoked gouda and grated parmesan; and decadent desserts including a Homemade Mini Apple Pie made with Granny Smith apples and brandy and Key Biscayne Pie with a graham cracker crumb crust and key lime curd.


This Sunday, July 1, riverside hotspot Seaspice adds a patriotic flair to its Sunday brunch with a pre-Independence Day party. Co-hosted with Moët & Chandon, the event will feature live music, DJ, and surprise entertainment throughout the day as guests enjoy an à la carte brunch menu and menu favorites like the Seaspice Lobster Benedict, Salt-Crusted Whole Red Snapper, and the Ribeye served on volcanic hot-stone. RSVP is mandatory!

Shooters Waterfront

Celebrate the 4th of July dockside on Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway at Shooters Waterfront. With 3 state-of-the-art bars, guests can enjoy an array of refreshing cocktail options like Frose, Mermaid Kisses, and Watermelon Mint Cooler. From 4 p.m.-7 p.m., drinks will be half-off by the bar.

With a carefully crafted menu of fresh seafood set against a breathtaking backdrop of Florida’s boating lifestyle, there’s no better place to pay tribute to the stars and stripes. Guests are welcome to arrive by land or boat courtesy of Shooters’ complimentary, 340 feet of dockage.

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

With Fourth of July streaming towards us and this year’s festivities falling on a Wednesday, locals are invited to spend their hump day oceanside sipping on the exclusive red, white and blue mojito cocktail. With ‘strawberries red glare and blueberries bursting in air,’ this patriotic cocktail will have you singing the star-spangled banner, boasting notes of lime and mint to compliment a bold rum. Offering fantastic views, guests are encouraged to stroll the beach just across the street as the water glistens beneath the vibrant colors of Fort Lauderdale’s fireworks display.

Discover the delicious flavors of the red, white and blue mojito for $12 on Wednesday, July 4th.

Stiltsville Fish Bar

Facing Biscayne Bay, Stiltsville Fish Bar, is the perfect spot to enjoy the 4th of July fireworks! Located in the heart of Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood, the eatery will be offering lunch, Happy Hour and dinner for holiday revelers with an approachable menu by Chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth.

Favorites like the Cobia Tiradito with avocado, crispy hominy and popped corn aji amarillo, cilantro and lime and variety of Po’ Boys filled with everything from oysters to fried green tomatoes are must-haves for lunch. Dinner highlights include the Surf N’ Turf Burger with butter poached lobster, grilled beef burger and Bayleaf & Citrus Crusted Fried Chicken served with a watermelon pickle salad and Stiltsville hot sauce.

Imbibe in ‘Off the Hook’ cocktails like the Sunny’s Strawberry Sunset with Absolut Elyx, St Germaine, yellow chartreuse orgeat, lime juice and fresh strawberry or the Bikini Club with Don Q Anejo, Velvet Falernum, passionfruit puree, lime juice, and Peychauds bitters.

Sugar Factory Ocean Drive

What’s a better way to celebrate your patriotic sweet tooth than by enjoying a perfectly themed milkshake to match? This $14 vanilla shake is served in a royal blue and white chocolate ganache dipped mug and decorated with red, white and blue sour gummy stars and sprinkles is a site to behold. Topped off with a heaping pile of whipped cream, tower of sprinkle-dipped marshmallows and a red, white and blue pinwheel pop, your camera is sure to be eating as well. Available from June 29 to July 29, this shake is “it.”

The Wynwood Yard

The Wynwood Yard is all fired up about this year’s Fourth of July celebrations! To get you geared up for it, The Yard is hosting a 4th of July Eve with ¡Suénalo! shindig and a 4th of July Beer Fest and BBQ at The Yard with BBQ specials and live music to groove independently to on both days.

Experience just how delicious independence tastes with specially-created dishes that make their debut on the 3rd. Also, on July 3rd, join New Times Readers’ Choice Awards Best Band and one of Miami’s Best Latin Rock Bands of All Times, ¡Suénalo! for an unmistakingly Miami-influenced sesh of Afro-Latin, R&B and funk jams starting at 7:30 pm.

For the official Independence Day bash on July 4th, join CHARCOAL’s summer pop-up, CHARCOAL beer garden + tapas for a BBQ from noon to 3 p.m. Stroll over to The Yard and rock out to ESCO delivering their soul-driven and melodic tunes at 4 p.m. followed by DJ Joseph Anthony finishing out the party from 7 pm. to 10 p.m.

Also, at The Yard, keep your fuel supply high with the most delicious BBQ-inspired dish ideas the fabulous food concepts at The Wynwood Yard have been busy cooking up along with complimentary beer samples from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (must RSVP and be 21+ for free beer samples) by favorite local breweries including Veza Sur, Biscayne Brewing, Wynwood Brewing, Concrete Beach and Tank Brewing.

Come hungry for Pi by Halfmoon’s Hawaiian luau-style pulled pork Pi, an empanada turned pie served piping hot along with mango salsa and coconut-lime sauce. Relish Food Dude’s calypso jerk BBQ ribs or their newly added house-smoked BBQ jerk pork served in whichever way you fancy – as a sandwich, rice bowl, or over fries.

Brazilian Fire highlights their summer specials including $1.50 slow-roasted chicken drumstick, flavor-bursting sausage or perfectly-cooked platanos. They even have gluten-free cheese bread (pão de queijo- 3 pieces at $1.50)

Kuenko unveils their special BBQ chicken slow cooked in a Flipino-influenced savory kare kare peanut sauce and served in Kuenko’s traditional rice-and-fried-egg donburi style. Pasilla Mexican Camioneta dishes up mouthwatering sweet pulled pork tacos with caramelized onions and tossed in an ancho chile BBQ sauce.