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Hidden Spots to Eat and Drink in South Beach

Where do locals eat and drink in South Beach? Some of these spots recently opened, but because of the pandemic, some of them have gone unnoticed. Healthy food, gourmet milkshakes, sushi, and even $5 tacos. If you live or work in SoBe or if you just come to play, you need to try these local spots as soon as possible.

Wave at 1 Beach Club
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1 Beach Club

Wave at 1 Beach Club is a sea-to-table dining concept featuring fresh, organic, and local sustainably-sourced fare, fusing the fresh flavors found in the Mediterranean with the bold Latin flavors. The 50,000 square-foot space not only includes a full service restaurant but also a beachfront outdoor bar opened to guests. The outdoor restaurant, open to guests and non-members, echoes nature’s balance between stunning design and effortless comfort, featuring sprawling daybeds, overstuffed pillows, and time-tested textures. From organic shapes to vibrant patterns, every surface is an invitation to relax and enjoy a laidback luxurious atmosphere, all encased in lush greenery and the sea breeze.

2341 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, Fl 33139

Kosushi Japanese Restaurant
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Kosushi Miami

Under the command of chef George Koshoji, Kosushi offers a unique culinary experience, combining authentic and contemporary Japanese cuisines. Kosushi located in the heart of Miami Beach’s South Pointe neighborhood claims to have the best sushi from São Paulo, Brazil. In fact, for the past five years, Kosushi has been awarded a Michelin Star in Brazil. In Miami, guests can enjoy traditional Kosushi dishes, along with Miami exclusive Asian fusion creations artfully crafted by Executive Chef Edwin Delgado. Kosushi Miami also has an exclusive cocktail selection, created by iconic Brazilian mixologist Márcio Silva, featuring drinks like “Shokobutsuen” (gin, fresh lemon juice, basil, cucumber, mint, and organic sugar syrup), as well as a curated list of wines and sakes showcasing flavor profiles for every palate.

801 South Pointe Dr. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Miami Vice Canteen
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Miami’s Vice Canteen

The Lincoln Eatery’s bar is a new mixology concept that pays homage to Miami Beach in the 1970s and 1980s, offering a price point that takes bargoers back in time. The concept pays tribute to memories of Miami Beach’s past, immersing guests into pop culture during the late 20th century with decor and memorabilia from popular television programs filmed in Miami Beach during the 70s and 80s. As bargoers relax on the tropical-inspired bar stools and lounge seating, they go on an iconic journey to the pre-MTV Spring Break version of South Beach as they sip reasonably-priced cocktails. Miami’s Vice serves a curated menu of classic and contemporary libations with a touch of Miami Beach flair as well as wine, beer, and specialty cocktails.

723 Lincoln Ln. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Freehold Pizza
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Pizza Bar – West Avenue

Pizza Bar is set on at the end of Lincoln Road on 16th Street and Collins Avenue, in the Art Deco District. Located in the heart of South Beach, you can’t miss the late-night eatery that tourists and locals refer to as the largest slices on the beach, because of their signature XL slices. This late-night spot is open Sunday through Wednesday, 11 A.M. to 2 A.M. and Thursday through Saturday, 11 A.M. to 5 A.M. Choose from specialty pies or pick your own toppings for a one of a kind creation, excellent for a corporate office party or even a birthday party. Catering platters are an effortless way to help celebrate with large groups. 

1222 16th St. Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Pura Vida – West Avenue

Miami’s go-to spot for healthy, clean, feel-good eats, announced back in October the opening of its fifth and largest South Florida location situated on West Avenue in Miami Beach. Since its inception in 2012, Pura Vida has established itself as a health-conscious all-day cafe and wellness hub for South Floridians, serving an all-day breakfast menu, superfood smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, flavorful salads, wraps, and bowls, along with a wide variety of gluten-free and vegan sweet treats, sourced using all local and organic ingredients whenever available. The new Miami Beach location continues serving its traditional menu items patrons have grown to love, along with some new standout items.

959 West Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 

Sky Yard Miami Beach
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Sky Yard Rooftop + Bar 

Located in the heart of Miami Beach, SKY YARD offers an exciting rooftop bar experience created by The Knock Out Hospitality Group. The entertainment vibe is fueled by yard games, golf simulators, pool tables, ping-pong, air hockey, and more. SKY YARD’s food menu ranges from steakhouse-inspired bites to Asian-inspired raw dishes with a Latin twist. SKY YARD is open from Thursday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

723 Lincoln Ln. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Taco Taco Express in South Beach
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Taco – Taco

The home of the $5 taco! Taco Taco Taco Express, located at the historic Whitelaw Hotel, is an outdoor taco restaurant serving delicious tacos made fresh from locally sourced ingredients. The menu includes a variety of tacos and taco combos, chips and salsa, and their famous street corn. Some of Taco Taco’s popular choices are Carnitas – juicy seasoned shredded pork, Mushrooms – sautéed and flavorful, a vegetarian favorite, and Steak – grilled tender Grade A sirloin.

808 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Market MilkShake Bar
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The Market Milkshake Bar 

The Market Milkshake Bar’s menu is deceptively simple, featuring classics like shaken strawberry and shaken chocolate on board. But what they’re not telling you is that these thick and creamy shakes are topped with premium desserts and candies, upping the sweetness factor. Take, for example, the shaken strawberry: it’s finished in whipped cream, with a sweet candy rim, with strawberry rock candy sticks, and a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar on top. Or the shaken Nutella, with a mini jar of Nutella and chocolatey pirouette cookies. These sweets must be tasted to be believed, so why wait?

723 Lincoln Ln N, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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