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The 13 things you absolutely must do this Summer in Miami

Published On 06/10/2014 Published On 06/10/2014
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1. John Martin's Irish Pub & Restaurant 253 Miracle Mile, Miami, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

Irish classics and Cajun flair meet at this Coral Gables pub. The odd combination works surprisingly well, as regulars rave about staples like their Pub Burger, a blacked patty topped with smoked bacon, Irish cheddar, and seasoned with Cajun spices. Locals come for the food and stay for the weekly live music, as the 20 foot mahogany bar -- lifted from an old Irish church -- proves an ideal place to enjoy a pint. Consider swinging through on St. Patrick’s Day -- apparently the festivities here are some of the most raucous and merry in Miami.

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2. Seasons 52 321 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

We know you probably don't care that whatever you order from this seasonally rotating menu of fresh eats is under 475 calories, but that is indeed a thing. You know what's also a thing? Flatbreads, desserts in shot glasses, and choosing from a list of over 100 wines while all out on the patio; definitely a thing.

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3. Swine Southern Table and Bar 2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

Bacon is one of the best foods ever - but the rest of the pig isn't so bad either. Especially at Swine, where chefs serve pork with everything from maple butter and grilled apples to beans and barbecue sauce. Swine Souther Table is one of our top favorite places to get BBQ in Miami.

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4. Uvaggio 70 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

Michael Porter, a 20-year sommelier -- along with Top Chef alum Bret Pelaggi -- took his favorite bottles and created an entire menu of stuff to pair with them at this Coral Gables hot spot. Try the veal sweetbreads with gnocchi, beech mushrooms and gremolata with the J.L. Chave Mon Coeur 2010 CĂ´tes du RhĂ´ne. Pair with any of their 20+ wines by the three or 6oz glass, or one of their 100+ by the bottle.

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5. Bulla Gastrobar 2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

Bulla (pronounced boo-ya) is slang for chatter, and likely refers to both the bustling open kitchen at this large and light-filled space, and the conversation-inducing plates. The gastropub features tapas and a full bar, and brings the flavors of Spain to Coral Gables with courses like a calamari and king prawn paella, and a salad made with watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, and truffle honey.

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6. Delano South Beach 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

If next-level luxury is what you crave, The Delano's got you covered. Check-in for ocean-facing views, spa amenities, beach club access, and rooms featuring rainfall showers and iPads (actually) for you to play with.

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7. Terrazza at the Shore Club 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Terrazza at Shore Club offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner in both indoor and outdoor spaces that overlook the club’s infamous pool. The Italian menu is comprised of handmade brick oven pizzas, homemade pastas, fresh salads, and wood-fired, dry-aged steaks and chops. Opt for the Bufalina pizza with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, grated Parmesan, and basil, or the branzino with sautéed kale, cannellini beans, bacon, garlic, and salsa verde.

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8. The Clevelander 1020 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Miami is notorious for housing debaucherous Spring Breaks, which isn’t fair because a lot of places in Miami don’t reflect that parties-gone-wild mentality you’re picturing right now… but a lot of them do. The Clevelander is one of those places that does: it’s reminiscent of everything you think of when anyone utters the words “Spring Break,” mostly because it’s one of the founding fathers of those ubiquitous, raging parties on South Beach. The art-deco hotel’s three poolside bars serve tropical frozen drinks and plenty of American bar favorites (burgers, pizzas, salads, snacks), and the weekday happy hours and weekend brunches are the perfect excuse to see-and-be-seen on one of the busiest patios on South Beach.

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9. W Fort Lauderdale 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Fort Lauderdale)

By day, infinity-edge pools, award-winning restaurants, and water views from every room await you at W Fort Lauderdale. By night, guzzle a signature cocktail at either of their clubs, Whiskey Blue or the Living Room.

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10. Hyde South Beach 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Oh, you thought you knew all there was to know about SLS? Well now you need to learn yourself on Hyde, the LA superlounge whose infinitely more low-key Miami version basically looks like a swank rec/sun room complete with cushy orange couches, hula girl lamps, a tile-lined patio and pool, plus a foosball table whose players are princesses and punk rockers.

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11. Surfcomber Hotel 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

This boutique hotel offers up ocean views and top-of-the-line amenities like direct beach access, wine tours in the evenings, and of course their heated pool, which hosts some of Miami's sickest parties.

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12. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In 70 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127 (Wynwood)

This diminutive and charmingly retro take on the classic drive-in boasts space for 24 cars, walk-up seating in the grass beneath its giant screen, and serves up serious nostalgia in the form of old-school flicks (The Princess Bride, The Shining, etc.) on the screen, and vintage-y treats (Pop Rocks!) served out of a trailer.

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13. 1930 Social Club 1930 Bay Rd, Miami, FL 33139 (South Beach)

The people behind 'za joint Lucali have opened up 1930 Social Club that's, well, literally behind Lucali and's got old movies and board games that you can enjoy while sipping on some craft brews.

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14. The Raleigh 1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

One of the original hotels built during the crazy '40s "Boom over Miami" period (3k hotel rooms in two years, son!), The Raleigh combines pre-war decor with a buttload of tropical foliage right on the beach.

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