by Rick Munarriz - 406 Reviews - 155 List
Heading out for a night of fun with the boys? When you're in Miami, this doesn't mean settling for a night of poker in your den or renting a fistful of Clint Eastwood DVDs. You can canvas the town and find a restaurant that will keep piling sirloin on your plate until you send out a red light or blues club that's been boozing up locals since 1912. Miami also lets you get into the game, and that even includes legal wagering if jai-alai is up your alley. Check out our best recommendations.
Updated: October 21, 2009
You know a night on South Beach with the boys is a success if you find yourself watching the sun rise as you work your way through a short stack of granola pancakes at this beachfront institution. Stick around and fuel up until you're sober enough to head back home.
A reputation for old school blues and stiff drinks have blessed this hot spot for nearly 100 years. That's an eternity in South Florida. Most nights have great dinner specials if you commit to a two-drink minimum. You did come ready to drink, right?
Cheap brews will satisfy the thirsty penny-pinching boys at this eternal institution in the heart of Coconut Grove. It's a short walk to all of the pricier watering holes in the area, so this is where you come to fill up before you make a scene somewhere else.
Bowling had evolved from the corny shirts on league nights. This hip venue offers an upscale twist, with stylish neon alleys and big screens at the end of every lane with sports channel programming. There is even a table-service restaurant and a lively bar to wind down before or after your frames.
Whether it's the Florida Marlins or the Miami Dolphins on the field, there is always a skybox worth renting with the boys. The football games typically sell out, though there are always seats to be had when the baseball diamond is in play.