We all know that Miami is well known for its amazing nightlife, with tons of clubs, bars, and resorts to keep you busy until all hours of the night. Of course, if you’re going to stay up late having a good time, you’re bound to get hungry. Fortunately, Miami is also filled with plenty of great restaurants that stay open late to accommodate all of the city’s partygoers. Here are seven great places to eat in Miami next time you work up a hunger late at night.
For a late-night meal that’s simple yet satisfying, head to La Sandwicherie, which has two locations, one on South Beach and one in the heart of downtown Miami. You won’t find anything too fancy on the menu, just good, hearty sandwiches and salads at fair prices. Both locations are open until at least 5 a.m. every night of the week, and both places guarantee you the chance to get a good meal before the sun comes up.
Just south of downtown Miami, you’ll find La Moon, a great Colombian restaurant that offers plenty of dishes that are perfect for filling your stomach late at night. La Moon has several delicious, fried appetizers, but if you’re seeking something more, they have a variety of fish, pasta, chicken, and pork dishes to fill you up. During the week, the restaurant closes at midnight, but on Friday and Saturday nights, La Moon stays open until 6 a.m.
If you want choices, Big Pink is the place to go, as it features over 200 items on its menu. Specialty burgers and wings are two of the things Big Pink does best, but it also serves breakfast all day, so you can get your hands on waffles and pancakes any time you want. It’s also received rave reviews for its large portions, so no matter how hungry you are when you walk in, you’ll leave full and satisfied. Big Pink is located in one of the busiest areas of South Beach, and Thursday through Saturday nights it stays open until 5:30 in the morning.
This place is not located in any of Miami’s hubs known for their nightlife, but if you’re looking for a nightcap and some great food, The Anderson is the place for you. Aside from classy and tasty cocktails, the food offered is high end, including queso, coconut shrimp, a patty melt, a vegetarian burrito, and a Japanese hot dog. If you’re looking for delicious food and one final drink at a place that stays open until 2 a.m. on weekends, you can’t do any better than The Anderson.
Taqueria El Carnal
If you find yourself on the outskirts of downtown Miami and craving tacos, the place to end up is Taqueria El Carnal. It looks like a hole in the wall, but it serves up some of the best tacos in Miami until 3 a.m. most nights and 5 a.m. on the weekends. For truly authentic Mexican food, this is the place to go, and it’s the perfect spot to satisfy a late-night hunger.
Pizza is always a great option for late-night eating, and Pizza Bar is the place to go to grab a quick slice or order a whole pie when you’re on South Beach in the early morning hours. Pizza Bar prides itself in having the largest slices in Miami, and that reputation is absolutely true. The pizza is quite tasty as well, and so are the wings, making Pizza Bar a no-brainer if that’s what you’re craving. Thursday through Saturday nights, Pizza bar is open until 5 a.m. and 2 a.m. every other night of the week.
Noodles are a notoriously great food for eating late at night, and in Miami Momi Ramen is the place to go. Most who have visited praise Momi Ramen for having the best ramen they’ve ever tasted, and it doesn’t hurt that it comes in substantial quantity as well. Seven days a week, Momi Ramen is open until 3 a.m., so no matter what day of the week you like to stay out late, if you like noodles, plan to end your night here.
There’s no denying that summers in Miami can get quite hot. Fortunately, there are plenty of great ways to cool off amidst the summer heat. But sometimes the best thing to do is use the ocean water that surrounds Miami and just jump right in, as this can be a good way to cool off and enjoy yourself at the same time. When you do that, your options are almost endless, but here are five awesome water activities that you have to give a try when visiting South Beach.
With so many canals and groves amidst the intercostal waters in the Miami area, it’s the perfect area for exploring via kayak. It doesn’t take much expertise to maneuver a kayak, and there are plenty of places in Miami where a novice can rent a kayak and receive basic instructions on how to get around. Most importantly, there are several great places for kayakers where you can either explore plush green scenery or get a close-up look at the spectacular Miami skyline.
If you don’t want to ride in a kayak, another option is to explore the waters surrounding Miami Beach via paddle board. Paddle boarding is preferable to kayaking if you want to get out onto the ocean rather than working your way through canals and rivers. There’s a wide variety of options when it comes to the types of paddle board you want to buy or rent and the way you want to use it, so the possibilities with paddle boarding in the Miami area are almost endless, and no matter what one you choose you’re bound to have tons of fun.
Fly boarding is a relatively new activity, but it’s really caught on in South Florida. Fly boarding is essentially wearing a jetpack that can propel you through the air, allowing you to do dazzling tricks and dance moves. The pack also enables you to swim through the water at a high rate of speed before you plunge through the surface into the air. In short, it’s the perfect activity for the shores of Miami Beach.
Not every water activity has to be a lot of work; sometimes you just want to sit back and go fishing, and there are plenty of opportunities to do that in Miami. In additions to beaches and piers where you can spend the day relaxing and waiting for the fish to bite, the Miami area also offers plenty of fishing charters that can take you to spots where you can go fishing for large and exotic fish that you’ll only find off the coast of South Florida. No matter what type of fishing you prefer, Miami has something that fits what you like.
You can’t travel to a place like Miami and not go snorkeling. There’s no shortage of places to rent equipment and find experts willing to guide you on a journey to the ocean floor, so there’s no excuse for missing out on this great opportunity. In the waters around Miami, you’ll find the world’s third largest barrier reef, not to mention a world of brightly colored, tropical fish that look amazing up close. If you’re lucky, you may also see manatees, dolphins, or other larger ocean-dwelling animals that will make your day. Snorkeling in Miami is perfectly safe and makes for a great family activity.
If you didn’t already know, Miami is home to some of the most renown spas in the world. In fact, the city has so many great spas that Miami Spa Month actually covers both July and August, giving you two full months to pamper yourself at some of Miami’s best hotel spas and resorts. With an overwhelming amount of choices on South Beach, here is a look at some of Miami’s very best hotel spas.
Acqualina Resort & Spa
This five-star resort and spa takes relaxation to the next level, offering a slew of amazing options, including a Finnish sauna, Himalayan salt wall, and ice fountain. There are also private rooms available that are perfect for receiving a massage or other types of spa treatment, as well as outdoor facilities, including a pool with a Roman water fall. Guests also have access to yoga classes, personal trainers, and even boot camp instructors if they want to get their body in better shape. Finally, part of what separates Acqualina from ordinary spas is a menu for lunch or dinner with food that complements many of the spa and fitness treatments offered, as there is no detail too small, making this the ideal spa experience.
Located at the Fontainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Lapis offers a wide variety of massages, facials, salon care, ayurvedic treatment and more. The spa also offers several unique body renewal treatments, including body wraps, body facials, body scrubs, and muscle relief. Lapis also has remedies for busy travelers who need to treat their jet lag or enjoy a deep tissue massage that can help them relax.
The Mandarin Oriental spa has some of the most elegant treatment rooms in Miami, with many of them including spectacular views of Biscayne Bay. The treatment options are equally impressive, with many of them inspired by century-old traditions from Europe and Asia. If you want to go all out, there are four distinct spa journeys that offer a variety of treatments at the same time, as well as more targeted treatments based on your desires. There are also several beauty options to make you look your best in addition to making you feel rested and relaxed.
Out in Belle Isle is the Standard Hotel, whose spa quite literally sets the standard for hotel spas in Miami. The Standard uses water as the main ingredient in many of its spa treatments, drawing on ancient bathing rituals from all over the world. The spa also offers acupuncture and a unique brand of sound therapy. On top of all that, there is also yoga and fitness classes available, and even group retreats in case you and several of your friends would like to get away and enjoy one of Miami’s best and most unique spa experiences together.
August in Miami can be an overwhelmingly hot and humid time of year, so much so that it just makes you want to sit by the pool all day. But at the same time, August is part of an exciting summer that’s jam-packed with cool concerts and events that will inspire everyone to get up and do something fun. Here is a look at some of the awesome events happening in Miami over the next month.
Miami Spice, August 1 – September 30
Miami Spice is a two-month, city-wide event in which restaurants all over Miami put their best foot forward and showcase some of their signature dishes. Chefs also do their best to put together three-course meals for either lunch or dinner at affordable prices, giving everyone the chance to experience some of the city’s best restaurants. There are hundreds of restaurants in South Florida participating, so take advantage of this amazing opportunity over the next two months and eat as much as possible.
Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, August 11-13
If you’re a fan of dance, or just enjoy learning about other cultures, you have to find time to check out the three-day Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, which is being put on by the IFE-ILE Dance Company, with help from the Miami Salsa Congress. The festival will include workshops where you can learn a variety of dances, including the Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo, Rumba, and more. You can even learn the art of Bata drumming. If you just want to be entertained, there are plenty of performances to take in, as well as parties where you can relax and enjoy yourself. The festival is August 11 to 13 at the Koubek Center, just south of Little Havana.
Monster Jam, August 13-14
This may not be for everyone, but there’s definitely plenty of people who will enjoy Monster Jam. It’s a particularly cool event if you have kids, as they will no doubt be in awe of the massive size of the vehicles and the show they put on. Between August 13 and 14, there are three performances at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, and ticket prices are as low as $20.
Ricky Martin Concert, August 27
Ricky Martin may not be the pop star he used to be, but he’s still a big deal in the Latino community of Miami, and anytime he performs in South Florida, it’s bound to be a memorable show. This concert is one night only at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and it’s not a concert you’ll want to miss.
Drake Summer Sixteen Tour, August 30-31
There may be no better way to say goodbye to August than with a concert from one of today’s biggest stars. Drake is coming to Miami’s American Airlines Arena for back-to-back nights at the end of August, and with two shows there will be no excuse for missing him. Your best bet is to buy tickets as soon as you can, giving you something to look forward to all month.