Independence Day is quickly approaching, which calls for a fun-filled Fourth of July weekend spent with friends and family to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago. Since the holiday lands on a Tuesday this year, Miami hotspots have taken it upon themselves to kick off the celebrations the weekend prior and keep everyone busy from Saturday to Tuesday. From a grilling masterclass at Faena Miami Beach to a rose-lover’s paradise at EAST, Miami and the perfect shortcut to amazing BBQ at Smokey Bones, the possibilities for this Fourth of July are endless!
Rose, White, & Blue at Sugar
EAST, Miami | Tuesday, July 4 | 4:00 pm
Who says Fourth of July celebrations can’t be on a Tuesday? Honor the holiday in style and pretend it’s the weekend on the rooftop of EAST, Miami at Sugar while soaking up panoramic views of bustling Brickell and Downtown Miami. This year, the bar + garden will offer endless amounts of rose (with bottle specials all day) and music by DJ Lazaro Casanova, along with a newly-crafted menu to dance, dine and drink all evening long.
Advance table reservations highly recommended. For more information, call +1 786 805 4655.
Groovy Vibes at Villa Azur
Villa Azur | Tuesday, July 4 | 6:30 pm
Villa Azur leaves its Mediterranean roots for a night to travels to the American ‘60s, transforming into a glamorous old school diner with rollerblading greeters, live entertainment and beats by DJ Yez. Guests will enjoy special offerings of traditional American favorites including burger sliders, hotdogs and Independence Day-inspired specialty cocktails.
Champagne Flow on the Miami River
Seaspice | Tuesday, July 4 | 6:30 pm
Seaspice pays homage to freedom with a nautical theme, featuring live entertainment, lounge beats, bubbly by Moet & Chandon and surprise performances popping up at different intervals throughout the night. In addition to bites from its new summer menu and flowing glasses of champagne, the celebration will be capped off with a dazzling fireworks show from the restaurant’s sweeping river views.
BBQ for Everyone from Smokey Bones
From savory ribs to pulled pork, baked beans and Texas-style brisket, Smokey Bones has all the essentials for a stress-free Fourth of July. Party-throwers can impress their guests and choose from BBQ party packs, Family Feasts, and Family Reunion packages on Smokey Bones’ catering menu, sure to satisfy meat lovers of all kinds. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone it’s takeout ;)
For more information visit http://smokeybones.com.
Grilling Masterclass with Francis Mallmann
Los Fuegos | Saturday, July 1 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join Faena Miami Beach on July 1st as its Ambassador of Fire, Francis Mallmann, hosts an intimate Grilling Masterclass. The day begins in the kitchen of Los Fuegos, where the world-renowned chef will teach a three-hour lesson on his signature live-fire cooking techniques. After perfecting their open-flame culinary skills, guests will sit down to a family-style lunch, enjoying the fruits of their labor with Chef Mallmann and his selection of wine pairings before leaving with an autographed copy of his best-selling cookbook, “Seven Fires.”
$400 per person, plus tax and service charges. Price includes cooking lesson, lunch, wine pairings and signed copy of “Seven Fires.” Offer is based upon availability and is extremely limited. For reservations, call +1 305 535 4697 or e-mail at email@example.com
Independence Day BBQ at Faena Miami Beach
Tree of Life | Sunday, July 2 | 12:00-7:00 pm
This Independence Day, Faena brings its South American grilling expertise to the modern American BBQ. Beginning at noon on Saturday, July 2, guests can enjoy festive fare from its Hot Dog & Burger Cart, beer and cocktails, live music from Sarah Packiam, and stunning ocean views in the shadow of Damien Hirst’s iconic gilded mammoth. Guests can select from the Bar Package, which includes a limited open bar or the BBQ & Beach Package, which features gourmet hot dogs and burgers, and reserved beachfront lounge chairs for the day. Groups of up to six people can opt for the fully-loaded Cabana Package, which adds another American tradition to celebrate: bottle service.
Make your reservations or call +1 786 655 5600 to book.
Spencer Ludwig at Faena Theater
Faena Theater | Sunday, July 2 | 9:00 pm
This Fourth of July weekend, Faena LIVE welcomes rising artist Spencer Ludwig to Faena Theater for an intimate summer concert on July 2. The Warner Music recording artist, known for his unique, high-energy performances, will showcase his eclectic mix of funky jazz, R&B and pop that’s sure to get every guest on their feet.