Sometimes, it’s nice to get away from your kids—we all need a break. If you’ve found a babysitter, make sure your “parent’s night out” is one to remember with a visit to one of these five great spots.
Cerveceria La Tropical
Cerveceria La Tropical—Wynwood’s Cuban brewery—is the perfect place to escape the kids for a day. It’s one of the few neighborhood breweries with a full kitchen, so expect plenty of bites like crispy yuca mojo fries, pork rinds, ham croquettes, and other island fare to pair with your suds. With so many beers on tap, repeat visits are in order. One last tip: Come on a nice day, and sit outside for the ultimate lounging experience.
Cerveceria La Tropical is located at 42 NE 25th Street, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website.
Paperfish Sushi Bar
Paperfish Sushi Bar is a hidden gem in Brickell—literally. Finding the entrance can be a little confusing, but once you step into the place, you’ll be happy you did. The restaurant specializes in Nikkei (Peruvian-Japanese fusion) cuisine, so don’t be surprised to see ceviches and tiraditos listed among all the tasty options. And tasty options are many: signature nigiris like the salmon aburi and maguro-foie will blow your mind, as will miso black cod and Thai rice.
Paperfish Sushi Bar is located at 1421 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
RED South Beach
For a romantic night out without the little ones, look no further than South of Fifth’s iconic RED South Beach. The beloved steakhouse is home to some of the best cuts in town as well as one of the largest steakhouse menus you’ll encounter here. Not only are there a ton of steaks, but there are also a ton of raw bar selections, salads, pasta dishes, chops, and seafood to be had. Whatever you order, a side of the four-cheese mac and cheese is a must.
RED South Beach is located at 801 South Pointe Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
Playing with your food is encouraged at Soju Miami, a Korean BBQ joint in Wynwood. Tables at this restaurant have stoves for you to cook meats to your liking; it’s a very laid-back vibe and a unique night out. Short rib, brisket, ramen, and dumplings are a few of the many items you’ll have the opportunity to snack on. Just know that reservations are strongly recommended given the interactive nature of the experience.
Soju Miami is located at 322 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Italian food is always a good idea, and Toscana Divino features no shortage of Italian specialties and wine to enjoy. A quick note about the latter: This Brickell hotspot has one of the biggest wine bottle selections in the city—we’re talking hundreds upon hundreds of choices. In other words, definitely Uber over.
Regarding the food, you’ll find items like lobster salad, breaded bone-in veal, cacio e pepe, and lasagna Bolognese among the many highlights at Toscana Divino. If you can’t make up your mind, consider the Florentine dinner, a 2-person platter consisting of multiple pasta options and steak.
Toscana Divino is located at 900 South Miami Avenue, #185, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website.