Sadly, more people in Miami probably know jai alai as an IPA than as a pari-mutuel. But if you want to see how the beer got its name -- and why in the 1980s this was THE place to be -- hit Miami Jai-Alai and bet on guys hurling a ball against a wall who are absolutely, positively not fixing the matches. The crowd may well be full of people still there from the '80s, but with enough beer and the right amount of heckling, you’ll see why people loved this stuff 30 years ago, and probably still should.
Expand your horizons at an art cinema
Going to the movies in Miami is a special experience, what with the bonus soundtrack of people on cell phones saying stuff like, “Oh my God, bro, you won’t believe this movie I’m at right now.” If you prefer more polite movie audiences, try catching some lesser-known art films at places like O Cinema, Cinematheque, Tower Theater, and the Cosford Cinema at UM. You’ll not only hear the movie, you might actually learn something, too.