by Rick Munarriz - 406 Reviews - 155 List
A dollar isn't what it used to be, but there are buck magnets beyond the suburban dollar stores. From fish tacos to shots of hot sake, there are $1 deals to be had around Miami if you know where--and when--to look. Let's go over a few of the deals that won't break the bank.
Updated: November 23, 2009
TUESDAY: It's always cool when a throwback watering hole also rolls back prices. It's also the place to be if you're a day late for Lost Weekend's special as bottles of ice cold Pabst Blue Ribbon go for just a buck apiece at this friendly dive bar on Tuesdays. It's a little dark at first, but give your eyes a chance to dilate inside this iconic time capsule.
WEDNESDAY: Few things help cool sushi go down than hot sake. At this trendy chop shop, shots of hot sake are available for just a dollar between 3pm and 7pm. Procrastinators are welcome beyond Wednesdays, since this deal is good Monday through Saturday.
THURSDAY: Miracle Mile social seafood joint is a beacon for the thrifty on Thursdays. Soft tacos will set hungry diners back just $1 apiece from 3pm to 9pm. Those with a little more pocket change can wash it all down with $3.50 fruit mojitos.
THURSDAY: Thursday is "Raw Bar Night" at this classy South Miami watering hole, with its "gastropub" approach to premium pub fare. The shellfish stars here are the $1 oysters, though emptier pockets can opt for the 75-cent clams instead.
FRIDAY: South Beach alley cats have no beef with this hipster bowling venue. Half-pound burgers go for just a buck on Fridays, between 4pm and 9pm. Just make sure you wipe your hands of any burger grease when you're up. It would be a shame to see that ball slip out of your hands.
It's no fun to head out to the local multiplex and have to take out a home equity loan to buy a tub or popcorn and a pack of Raisinets. This indie theater, in the heart of Little Havana, plays mostly foreign films and spares you the costly concession prices with its $1 bottles of water.