The Super Bowl 2020 Guide to Eating and Drinking in Miami

It’s been a decade since the Magic City last hosted the Super Bowl, and boy, how the city has changed in the past decade. Not only has our stadium undergone numerous name changes, but the city itself has undergone massive changes. Now, South Beach isn’t the only neighborhood to visit during your visit. There are plenty of options throughout downtown Miami.

Super Bowl LIV – not to be confused with Miami’s famous mega club – is played Hard Rock Stadium, which straddles the border between Miami-Dade and Broward (i.e. the home of Fort Lauderdale). The neighborhood it’s in isn’t exactly full of restaurants, however. Our best suggestion? Before the game (or after), head to one of Miami’s exciting new dining destinations to discover the best the city has to offer.

FOOD IN MIAMI

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Essential Miami Restaurants – Eater 38 has a variety of restaurants and cuisines from around the city that are a staple in the area. From decadent pasta to must-try Cuban food, this is the guide first.

Miami’s Hottest Restaurants – Winter heralds a slew of new restaurants in Miami, and this is the crème de la crème everyone is talking about.

Brunch Essentials and Hot and New – Miami is a brunch city and there are many options to choose from. From time-tested favorites to new check-out favorites, these spots won’t steer brunch-goers in the wrong direction.

Late Night Dining – Miami is a late city with plenty of bars, restaurants, and clubs that run into the wee hours of the morning. Fortunately, there are plenty of restaurants that offer everything from slurpable noodles to kilometer-high sandwiches.

Waterfront Dining – Because there’s nothing that makes friends more jealous than seeing pictures of Waterfront Dining on their Instagram feed in February.

Stone crabs – Miami’s unofficial crustaceans, there are plenty of places to eat them aside from Joe’s famous stone crab – although this is a very solid choice.

Cuban – Some say Cuban food in Miami is actually better than Cuban food in Cuba. Whether that’s true or not is hard to say, but these places give hungry guests a taste of the islands.

Key Lime Pie – While many places in South Florida have Key Lime Pie on their menu, only a handful get it right. These are the top options, both sweet and sour.

WHERE TO DRINK IN MIAMI

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Essential Cocktail Bars – Miami’s best of the best drinking places. From high-end cocktails to late-night pubs, whatever your mood, this guide has all drinkers covered.

Best New Bars – Would you like a drink at Magic City’s hot new watering hole? Then look no further than this card.

Must-Have Happy Hour And Hot New Happy Hours – While some Miami drinks can get people back up to over $ 20 a pop, these numerous happy hours around town have some deals on offer.

Hotel Bars – One of the best kept secrets is that Miami hotels are home to some of the best bars in the Magic City. Seriously. You can buy a drink here – whether you stay at the hotel or not.

Sports bars – you haven’t received a ticket for the big game? Don’t worry, these water holes show the full effect.

VISIT NEIGHBORHOODS

Wynwood – Probably Miami’s most popular neighborhood, home to not only blocks of bright street art, but also some of the best restaurants in town.

South Beach – Although many teams like to say they are “bringing their talent to South Beach” (thanks, LeBron), the game takes place about 30 minutes from Miami Beach. But unfortunately it is still worth a visit. Yes, there are plenty of tourist traps abound – tip: at all costs, skip the restaurants on Ocean Drive – but this guide will sure get those looking to dine on South Beach in the right direction.

Little Havana – The epicenter of the Cuban community in Miami offers a fun mix of long-time favorites and newbies in the now booming neighborhood.

Downtown Miami – In an area that is bleak at 5pm, there are now a number of hot new bars and restaurants that keep the party going until late at night.

Fort Lauderdale – Are you staying in Miami’s northern neighbors? The culinary scene has gotten just as impressive in recent years, and here are the best new places to check out.

DISCOVER MIAMI

A Guide for Miami’s Eaters – For the ultimate introduction to Miami’s food scene, here’s the (highly-meaning) guide to Magic City’s best restaurants.

Miami’s Essential Drinks – This area has a cornucopia of drinks that are only available in Miami and cannot be found anywhere else from Jupina to Cortaditos. This guide breaks everything down and where to find the best.

Have a fun day in downtown Miami – Not far from the Hard Rock Stadium is Miami’s Downtown district. Here’s how to make the most of the day in this distinguished hood.

Check out the full list of Eater Miami’s menus, which includes everything from Miami’s best Cuban sandwiches to indulgent ice cream. Do you have a question or do you need a recommendation in town? Hit Eater Miami on the tipline.

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