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Top 13 Places to Eat and Drink Near American Airlines Arena, Frost Museum of Science and Pérez Art Museum Miami

November 2, 2018

While the rest of the country cools down, Downtown Miami heats up with a flurry of activity. From music performances to basketball games, here are a few restaurants and watering holes within a 20-minute walk of the arena.

 

1. Mignonette Downtown

210 NE 18th St
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 374-4635

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For some of the freshest oysters in town, Mignonette is a local staple. Oyster lovers can get their fix of raw, Rockefeller, or “Frank;” or try them all with a generous oyster flight. Other notable seafood items include a lobster roll (served warm or cold), two seafood towers, and lobster deviled eggs.

Oysters on repeat
Mignonette [Official]

2. The Corner

1035 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 961-7887

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The Corner is the city’s essential postgame hangout, open until 5 a.m. during the week and 8 a.m. on the weekends, the neighborhood pub features an impressive selection of domestic and imported beers, wines, spirits, and snacks.

Where everybody knows your name
The Corner/Facebook

3. Fooq’s

1035 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136
(786) 536-2749

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For feel-good comfort food, Fooq’s is an unwavering go-to spot. Serving dishes like bucatini with pork belly, a decadent burger, and an assortment of spreads and rice, the Persian-French bistro consistently delivers homestyle goodness.

Looks good. Feels good.
Fooq’s Miami [Official]

4. 601

601 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
(786) 777-2607

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American Airlines Arena’s in-stadium restaurant makes game day dining a cinch. Offering upgraded versions of sports fan favorites, the Xfinity East Plaza eatery is a veritable option for ticket holders who’d prefer not to snack out of a box. With water views, a self-serve beer bar, and a selection of Pubbelly Sushi, a meal at 601 is the best way to have your game and eat it too.

5. CVI.CHE 105 Downtown

105 NE 3rd Ave
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 577-3454

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If ceviche is what is being craved, Cvi.Che 105 has loads of it. Marinated with lime juice and accented with onions, cilantro, corn, and sweet potatoes, this Peruvian plate is ideal for sharing or taking down solo.

So much ceviche
CV.CHE 105 Downtown/Facebook

6. Mama Tried

207 NE 1st St
Miami, FL 33132
(786) 803-8087

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Low-key turn up is Mama Tried’s style, pumping out diverse beats every night of the week. The cocktail menu features libations like the Raspberry Beret and Elvira Hancock Punch — prepared with spirits, bubbles, and fruit — while the retro bar games pay homage to a different time in nightlife’s past.

Pac-Man, anyone?
Mama Tried/Facebook

7. Novikov Miami

300 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 489-1000

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The proper place to flaunt that Hyde after-game getup, Novikov Miami is the cool kid in town when it comes to high-end Asian dining. With sushi, dim sum, and a mean Peking duck, the dishes are as “Instagramable” as the Biscayne Bay views.

8. Black Market Miami

168 SE 1st St
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 400-8023

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With more than 30 TV screens, Black Market Miami is the ultimate sports bar. To drink? Fans order beer in bulk by the bottle. To eat? Bar food is what’s for dinner with burgers on burgers, tacos, and beer battered onion rings.

When one game is not enough
Black Market Miami/Facebook

9. Café Bastille

248 SE 1st St
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 425-3575

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A hidden gem with a flair for French cuisine, Café Bastille is a refreshing alternative to typical Miami flavors. From foie gras to pate, delicacies are aplenty at this charming brasserie.

More than pommes frites
Café Bastille/Facebook

10. Bloom Skybar

121 SE 1st St
Miami, FL 33131
(857) 600-2203

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With live DJs, sunset views, and a daily happy hour, Bloom Skybar is Downtown Miami’s preferred rooftop party locale. Cocktails range from classic to clever with old-time favorites and brand-new innovations like The Bathtub, a gin concoction cheekily displayed in a mini bathtub vessel.

That rooftop life
Bloom Skybar/Facebook

11. Vero Italian Restaurant

90 SE 1st St
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 533-1357

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A genuine Italian restaurant tucked away in the quiet comfort of “The Village,” Vero Italian Restaurant nails that trattoria lifestyle. Specializing in pizzas and pasta, the friendly cafe offers multiple options for all dietary needs.

A village trattoria in the heart of Downtown
Vero Italian/Facebook

12. Boulud Sud Miami

255 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 421-8800

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For a more sophisticated pregame, Boulud Sud’s classy casual bar scene vibes seamlessly with the eclectic menu. Serving Mediterranean cuisine like chicken tagine, lamb flatbread, and an array of small, medium, and large plates, Boulud Sud is what happens when happy hour grows up.

Happy hour starts at 5 p.m.
Boulud Sud [Official Photo]

13. Meraki Greek Bistro

142 SE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 773-1535

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For simple Greek food in a laid-back setting, Meraki Greek Bistro serves up both with a smile. Guests enjoy traditional dishes like kebabs, gyros, spanakopita, and roasted lemon potatoes that will make anyone question their low-carb diet.

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