Drinksgiving: Where To Party on Thanksgiving Eve

Cervecería La Tropical will celebrate its grand opening in South Florida on February 19, 2021
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Cervecería La Tropical

Cuba’s oldest brewery and Wynwood’s newest hotspot, Cervecería La Tropical, is the perfect place to imbibe and hang out with friends and family before Thanksgiving. Guests may enjoy Happy Hour from 4 PM until 7 PM with unbeatable food and beverage deals including $5 beers, $6 Tank-To-Glass Beers and $10 Beer Cocktails; as well as Chef Cindy Hutson’s Latin-Caribbean bites such as $1 Tacos, $3 Chicharron, $2 Plantain Chips and $3 Cubo de Cojones (Bacalao Fritters). The brewery recently transformed its 10,000 square-foot botanical gardens into a holiday wonderland, complete with a light installation by Mr. Christmas Lights for guests to get in the holiday spirit. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable. Cerveceria La Tropical is located at 42 NE 25th Street in Miami. www.cervecerialatropical.com

No Man's Land Interior
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No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land – Fort Lauderdale’s vibey cocktail parlor, lounge, and eatery – opened November 2021 and is the brainchild of hospitality powerhouse and CBS Big Brother reality star Memphis Garrett of Garrett Hospitality Group. Billed as a “refuge from the ordinary,” No Man’s Land offers locals and visitors a bespoke and intimate experience featuring exquisitely-crafted cocktails, inventive small plates, and polished yet approachable service in a sexy and sophisticated space. Cocktails take center stage under the direction of Chevy Farrell — who has worked with cocktail titans Death & Co. at Fort Lauderdale’s Sparrow, as well as other notable spots, including Hyde Beach Kitchen & Cocktails and Glitch — libations are elevated yet approachable. Creative beverages include a selection of starters from Amuse Booze, as well as meticulously-crafted cocktails including Casks Overboard – bourbon, yellow chartreuse, Coco Lopez and passionfruit; and Bowie’s Last Stand – Blanco tequila, Ancho Reyes, green juice, and Los Magos Sotol, which Garrett is a partner in. Under the direction of Executive Chef Austin Blake, dishes perfectly complement the boozy libations. They include Foie Gras “Old Fashioned” – bourbon-cured terrine, Luxardo gastrique, Angostura mascarpone, and Demerara brioche and Steak Tartare with truffle duxelles, cornichon,
arugula, and blackened potato. No Man’s Land is located at 666 Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. www.nomanslandftl.com

The Apothecary 330
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The Apothecary 330

A hidden gem nestled inside downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Pizza Craft, The Apothecary 330 is the ideal destination for imbibing locals and visitors to visit on Thanksgiving Eve. The speakeasy-eque cocktail club boasts an intimate setting with a vibrant bar program featuring a variety of handcrafted cocktails, premier spirits and wines, healing tonics, and elixirs. Standout Apothecary Cocktails include Buzzing Moon – Barr Hill Gin, Velvet Falernum, passion fruit, coconut, and lemon; The Fizz – Grey Whale Gin, pumpkin chai, infused gin punch, aquafaba, lemon, and simple syrup; and The Tiki Drink – Plantation Dark Rum, Brugal Spiced Rum, All-Spice Dram, Falernum, maple syrup, pineapple, homemade apple cider, and tiki bitters, served with a flame garnish. The cocktail club also features several Classics & Modern Classics, including Espresso Martini, Paloma, and Amaretto Sour. The Apothecary’s newest highlight is a tableside Old Fashioned Cart, a personalized experience offering several fine spirits, garnishes, and smoking varietals for guests to customize their dream Old Fashioned. Insider tip: guests can also indulge in decadent Italian bites from Pizza Craft while sipping on magical libations inside the cocktail club. The Apothecary 330 is located at 330 Himmarshee Street inside Pizza Craft in downtown Fort Lauderdale. www.instagram.com

Taurus Beer & Whiskey House - 3540 Main Hwy, Miami, Fl 33133
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The Taurus

On Thanksgiving Eve, The Taurus serves as one of Coconut Grove’s longest-standing locales, a perfect drinking den for imbibers to flock to. This true neighborhood gem has been serving South Floridians for nearly a century. Here, guests can catch up with old friends over drinks and delicious bites. Owned and operated by Ariete Hospitality Group (AHG), the iconic spot is known for its extensive spirit and beer selection, handcrafted libations, and elevated small plates crafted by the 2020 James Beard Award “Best Chef: South” semifinalist Chef Michael Beltran. The Taurus, located at 3540 Main Hwy C103 in Miami, will be open on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, from 5 PM to 3 AM. www.thetauruscoconutgrove.com

Time Out Miami
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Time Out Market Miami

Time Out Market Miami brings the best of Miami under one roof — chefs, drinks, and cultural experiences. This curated mix gives Time Out Market visitors an authentic taste of the Magic City. This “Drinksgiving” celebrates with old friends and new at Time Out Market Miami’s main bar in the center of the Market, serving up innovative craft cocktails created by top local mixologists from some of Miami’s most renowned bars and Time Out Market’s specialized bar team. The sprawling food hall right off Lincoln Road is the perfect spot to score sweet drink deals Wednesdays from 4 PM to 7 PM. The value: Pay $5 for all local draft beers, $7 for select wines-by-the-glass, and $8 for unique craft cocktails. For a refreshing afternoon buzz, try the Cucumber Cooler made with vodka, cucumber shrub, lemon, lime, mint, and tonic—it pairs perfectly with bites or a full-on meal from any of the Market’s eateries. Time Out Market Miami is located at 1601 Drexel Avenue on Miami Beach. www.timeoutmarket.com

The Scape Goat
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The ScapeGoat

Nestled in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood, The ScapeGoat is an intimate bar known for its classic cocktails, inventive contemporary libations, and a carefully curated selection of wine, beer, and spirits. An Ariete Hospitality Group (AHG) concept, this edgy drinking den is the perfect destination for a fun outing on Thanksgiving Eve. Imbibers can enjoy creative concoctions and classic cocktails by Miami’s favorite barman Bobby Gilardi (@champagnebobby). Happy Hour is available daily from 5 PM to 7 PM. Specials include $10 select cocktails and $5 selected draft beers. The ScapeGoat is located at 100 Collins Avenue CU4 on Miami Beach. The ScapeGoat is open daily from Noon to 3 AM. www.scapegoatsobe.com

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