Celebrating Fourth of July in Miami

Food, Fun & Fireworks: Fourth of July Happenings From Brickell to Miami Beach

Basement Miami: Roll through to Basement this Independence Day for Side – a night of can’t miss music, bowling, ice skating, drinking, and dancing. Enjoy a fully-stocked bar and spectacular lighting effects at one of Miami’s most Instagramable spots, multi-dimensional entertainment hub Basement Miami. Catch Hugo Bianco, Lu. Pon, Chris Conde and Markowicz on deck in the club and, Fly Guy and Disco Neil in Bowl. Get ready to party the night away. Reservations: Please email reservations@basementmiami.com.

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 Miami Beach: Wednesday, July 4, 12 PM-11 PM | $45/per person Pre-fixe Menu

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Malibu Farm Miami Beach on Wednesday, July 4 with craft beers, BBQ, and a breathtaking view. The popular restaurant offers the perfect beachfront location to catch Miami Beach’s annual fireworks show. Enjoy a special Independence Day-themed menu featuring a $45 pre-fixe menu with mouthwatering choices including Caja China Tacos, BBQ delights from the pitmaster – 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. Reservations: Please call 305-674-5579 or email reservationmfmiami@nobuedenroc.com.

Market at EDITION: Wednesday, July 4

Grab some sweet treats at Market’s Pastry Pod this Fourth of July! Indulge in delectable, freshly-baked desserts including red, white and blue doughnuts and Independence Day themed cupcakes at the Miami Beach EDITION’s food-hall inspired restaurant. Market is open from 7 AM-10 PM on Wednesday, July 4th. https://www.editionhotels.com/miami-beach/restaurants-and-bars/market-at-edition/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2  786) 257 4600


Nikki Beach Miami, the quintessential South of France style beach club known for its 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 12 pm – 5 pm: 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 omelets, house-pickled vegetables, Nutella waffles, decadent desserts, Nikki Beach also offers a craft Bloody Mary bar. Starting at 5 pm: 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 5 pm – Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fourth-of-july-camp-nikki-beach-tickets-46855408789

Quinto la Huella, East Miami: Wednesday, July 4, 5 PM – 8 PM

Celebrate the Fourth of July with drinks at Quinto la Huella’s La Previa happy hour in the lounge before heading up to Sugar to catch the fireworks. Sip on your choice of $10 cocktails, $8 glasses of wine, or our $5 beer selection. Each order of drinks is accompanied by small plates of complimentary snacks, which vary daily. Come early and grab a table! 


dine@quintolahuella.com 786 805 4646 

Skorpios: Wednesday, July 4, 5 PM-Close

Located in the epicenter of Miami’s popular Midtown neighborhood, Skorpios will be celebrating all things Red, White & Blue with $4 beers and their famed Ares Pita Burger ($18), which can be found on their James Beard Blended Burger Menu and is served with a small Greek Salad, Baklava, and soft drink. Don’t miss out on Happy Hour from 5-8 PM and receive half off all drinks, $5 cold mezes and half off hot mezes.  Yia mas!

Reservations: www.skorpiosmiami.com or 786-329-5905

SugarWednesday, July 4, 5 PM – 1 AM

Watch the fireworks from Sugar, the 40th-floor rooftop bar and lounge of the EAST, Miami, this Fourth of July. Guests can sip, savor, and take in the incredible panoramic views of Miami’s water and skyline as they enjoy Sugar’s exquisite Asian-inspired cuisine. For dessert, try Sugar’s take on the traditional Americana sweet treat Banana Foster Cake, which is served with caramelized bananas, whipped cream, and a unique touch of star anise. Sip on signature cocktails like the Tiger Lily with Zacapa 23 Rum, hibiscus, and passionfruit, or the Sacred Lotus with tamarind infused Belvedere Vodka and prosecco. At Sugar, the views and flavors are bound to capture you on Wednesday, July 4. http://www.sugar-miami.com/ (786) 805-4655 

The Local House: Wednesday, July 4th

Celebrate the 4th of July with front row seats to South Beach’s firework display at The Local House, the cozy neighborhood restaurant located in the popular SOFI neighborhood of South Beach. After a long day at the beach, head one block into the corner of 4th and Ocean Drive and grab a table outdoors for prime firework seating. Order a selection of All-American dishes like the Beachside Burger, Buttermilk Fried Chicken or Lobster Mac & Cheese. Wash it all down with a refreshing cocktail or glass of wine and cheers to the Red, White & Blue!   

Reservations: www.localhousemiami.com or call 786.230.8396.

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 un-mistakingly 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 for slow-roasted Josper meats like succulent dry-rubbed Texas-style beef brisket, slow-grilled chicken thighs and Lowcountry barbecued Berkshire pork shoulder to munch on with a side of jalapeno cilantro cornbread. 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 Estrella Damm and 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 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 Filipino-influenced savory 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. http://www.thewynwoodyard.com/   

VEZA SUR Brewing Co.: Tuesday, July 3

Join VEZA SUR Brewing Co. for El Triple, a pre-independence day celebration on Tuesday, July 3rd. All of their craft beers will be available for $3 until 3 am. Enjoy live entertainment by local DJ, Carlos Curto. The brewery will be closed on July 4th. http://vezasur.com/


Zulma Torres

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