If you’re planning on watching the big game somewhere, make sure the restaurant has these three things: good food, good beer, and a lot of TVs. These five spots check all those boxes—check them out the next time your favorite team plays:
BBQ & Craft Co.
BBQ and sports are a match made in heaven, and BBQ Craft & Co. is the perfect Brickell spot to enjoy both. While you root for your favorite team, you can enjoy some of the best dry rub wings you’ve ever had, along with loaded mac and cheese, pulled pork, and spare ribs—to name a few items. Sandwiches and salads are also plentiful if you’re looking for something a little more manageable. There’s also a full bar available, so you can drown your sorrows if your team isn’t playing their best.
All bar food is not created equal. Case in point: Black Market, which is Downtown’s premier sports bar. The elevated sports joint takes your basic bar food favorites and levels them up: locally sourced fish dip, fried shrimp, mahi-mahi bites, and truffle mac are just a few of the top sellers that pair perfectly with any game. While you’re here, make sure to try delicious Miami-centric craft cocktails like E11EVEN After This and the Miami Breeze. The one thing we’ll always get here: the Black Market Nachos, a tower of chips covered in melted cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, guac, and more.
Black Market has two locations in Downtown Miami. For more information, visit their official website.
Bottled Blonde has great food and drinks, but where they really excel at is screens: Everywhere you look, there’s a TV—we’re not exaggerating. As a result, there’s not a bad seat in the house, which is great because this place fills up fast. Food-wise, Bottled Blonde is big on Italian bites so expect selections like burrata, fried mozzarella, chicken parm, jumbo shrimp linguine, and pepperoni pizzas. Helping you wash everything down are 40+ local and national beer options, including favorites like No Mames from Tripping Animals Brewing Co. and Veza Sur’s Blonde Ale. Big parties can also partake in large-format drinks like the Mimosa Tower and the Mega Moscow Mule.
Bottled Blonde is located at 2838 NW 2nd Avenue, #2, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Lost Boy Dry Goods
If soccer is your preferred sport, then you need to visit Lost Boy Dry Goods. The Downtown Miami establishment is the place for all things futbol. Food-wise, the bar has a limited selection compared to the other entries on this list, but the offerings are more unique: German pretzels, Chicago hot dogs, charcuterie and cheeses, and the beloved Sloppy Jose—a tasty Cuban picadillo sandwich. Cocktail-wise, however, it’s hard to find a more robust drink selection. Melon swizzles, jungle birds, mezcal negronis, espresso martinis—the sky’s the limit.
Lost Boy Dry Goods is located at 157 East Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
Old Tom’s Sports Bar
Since 1984, Old Tom’s Sports Bar (formerly Tom’s NFL) has been the Miami Springs go-to for watching sports. On any given Sunday, the place will be filled with football fans spending the whole day watching games. TVs are everywhere, but the real draw here is the food—specifically the wings. The award-winning grilled wings can be served with the usual mild and Buffalo sauces or you can experiment with Old Crow Bourbon sauce, chipotle maple, and tequila lime.
Another big hit is Old Tom’s Burger Factory: a list of over 10 monstrous creations. The Hangover Burger with its fried egg and bacon is a must after a long Saturday night. The 305 Burger is another highlight and lives up to its name with ham croquettes and guava glaze. And yes, there are a ton of beer options.
Old Tom’s Sports Bar is located at 5001 NW 36th Street, Miami Springs, FL 33166. For more information, visit their official website.