With the longest night of the year (Dec. 21st) approaching, we're setting you up to make it the Best Night of Your Life, starting with happy hour. Pick one of these prime places to get your night started.
Doraku's a Brickell sushi joint, in which recycled wood and dangling sake barrel lanterns make sure you know you’re in a Japanese resto while downing spicy garlic prawns, cream cheese & shredded crab, plus that spicy tuna minx called the Geisha, offering an entirely new twist on your roll-playing fantasies.
When the Brother Jimmy’s gods (read: bartenders) command you to “Put some South in yo’ mouth,” you do not decline. This Miami outpost of Murray Hill, New York’s one-stop-shop for inexpensive beers and Southern snacks offers up starters like hush puppies with maple butter, frickles with horseradish sauce, and loaded fries with pulled pork or pulled chicken, topped with cheese, diced tomatoes, house BBQ sauce, and ranch dressing. Larger plates like country catfish served with cornbread and chicken or pork Dixie hoe cake keep the finger-lickin’ goodness going well into the evening, as beer flows more freely and “Take Me Home Tonight” plays one too many times.
RA's serves up tons of special rolls (tempura calamari, kanikama crab mix, and cream cheese rolled & topped with spinach tempura bits) as well as your favorite classic rolls (salmon avocado, etc).
660's is known for killer cocktails, including the Margarita de Sandia (Patron Platino, Cointreau, watermelon, lime, agave nectar) and the Sixth & Washington, a summery take on the martini with vodka, dry vermouth, and lemon juice.