As America prepares to celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4th 2022, we wanted to share some delicious food and drink specials being served up all weekend long. These tasty deals are sure to make sparks fly. From red, white and blue themed cocktails to all-American classics, the below South Florida dining destinations are the perfect spots to celebrate America’s birthday with friends and family.
Dust off your favorite cowboy hat and spend Independence Day in a Southern State of Mind! Join Nikki Beach for a cowboy disco celebration in partnership with Calirosa Tequila, leading rosa tequila brand. Guests will enjoy speciality Calirosa Tequila cocktails like the Paloma Rosa (Calirosa Rosa Blanco, Lime Juice, Agave Syrup, Fresh Pink Juice) and the Sunset Hour (Calirosa Rosa Blanco, Aperol, Grapefruit) and more.
Dance the night away to sounds by producer and guest DJ Francis Mercier, and enjoy entertainment amidst sparkly decor with a country twist. End the night with a bang while watching Nikki Beach’s own fireworks show at 9pm.
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
Fireworks for your taste buds are popping with flavor at the Magic City’s favorite bake shop! Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop is celebrating America’s birthday all weekend-long from Saturday, July 2 to Monday, July 4 with specialty Star Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches for $9.99. The patriotic treat, which will be available in-store only, features two red, white & blue sprinkle cookies filled with scoops of your favorite FDBS handmade ice cream flavor including White Chocolate Guava Cookie Dough, Red Velvet, Birthday Cake and Chocolate Brownie. The specialty RW&B sprinkle cookies will also be available individually for $4 each. On Monday, July 4, both Fireman Derek’s outposts will close at 8PM. Fireman Derek’s – Wynwood is located at 2545 N. Miami Avenue; Telephone: (786) 703-3623; Fireman Derek’s – Coconut Grove is located at 3435 Main Highway; Telephone: (786) 502-2396.
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
Celebrate Independence Day with an indulgent BBQ and oceanfront fireworks at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. On Monday, July 4 from 7:30PM to 9PM, the festivities kick off with music, festive favors and a delicious BBQ including picnic-style salads, NY strip steak, BBQ ribs, shrimp on the barbie, grilled chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, non-alcoholic beverages and an array of sweet treats. The BBQ is priced at $109 per person; $57.23 per child (ages 3 – 12). Alcoholic libations will be available for purchase from a cash bar. At 9PM, grab front row seats for the resort’s spectacular oceanfront firework show. Tickets for the celebration can be purchased on EventBrite – HERE. The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive in Key Biscayne. Telephone: (305) 365-4228
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
Spend the holiday weekend at Conde Nast Traveler’s #1 Florida Resort. Room rates start at $329 a night including complimentary welcome drinks and complimentary late checkout based on availability. Book a tee time, indulge at âme Spa & Wellness Collective or have a blast at Tidal Cove waterpark during your stay. Select the Independence Day package for a room and admission to the resort’s Fourth on the Green party complete with food trucks, fun and games and fireworks starting at $424 a night. Prices not inclusive of tax and resort fee; book at jwmarriottturnberry.com. JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa is located at 19999 W Country Club Drive in Aventura.
Corsair Kitchen & Bar
Enjoy Independence Day at Corsair Kitchen & Bar, where guests will be seated on the restaurant’s terrace overlooking the golf course ($150 per person) or inside the dining room ($120 per person). The evening features a delicious dinner buffet as well as access to various food trucks on the lawn for the resort’s Fourth on the Green celebration; an open bar featuring bubbles, beer, wine, water and soda as well as a Maestro Dobel tequila bar featuring complimentary tequila tastings and margaritas. There will be a musician performing and a special VIP location allocated for private viewing of the fireworks show. The event gets underway at 6:30PM. Seating is limited; reservations are required and can be made by calling (786) 279-6800. CORSAIR Kitchen + Bar is located in the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa at 19999 W Country Club Drive in Aventura.
Experience Independence Day at the iconic downtown Miami hotel, where guests can enjoy the ultimate escape with a Fourth of July getaway. Celebrate Independence Day by taking in the stunning views of Biscayne Bay, waking up to a complimentary breakfast at the hotel’s own Olé restaurant and special 4th of July celebrations. On Monday, July 4 guests can sip cocktails, dance to music and enjoy a rooftop viewing of the downtown Miami fireworks show, on Miami’s exclusive VIP Skylawn. Signature cocktails and other libations will be available from the cash bar. Booking is now available, and reservations can be made HERE. InterContinental Miami is located at 100 Chopin Plaza in downtown Miami.
Time Out Market Miami
March to the beat at Time out Market Miami as we get down with an all-day family-friendly party. All weekend long, Market-goers can celebrate with themed-cocktails, including watermelon jello shots and E11EVEN Vodka red, white and blue pop-rocks at the Time Out Bar. The Market will be the perfect destination before the beach and fireworks with all-American classics like the mouth-watering Smashburgers and Key Lime Pie boozy shakes from Little Liberty, Chick’n Jones famous chicken buckets, PizzaElla Margarita classic pizza, and more. The Market will also have face painting and sidewalk chalk art activities for children. Resident DJs will also keep you dancing and grooving to upbeat music all weekend long. Time Out Market is located at 1601 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach; Telephone: (786) 753-5388; https://www.
Celebrate Independence Day with La Cañita, the latest Caribbean-Latin American concept-driven restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein and partner David Martinez, located in Bayside Marketplace. Offering spectacular waterfront views of the fireworks beginning at dusk, fun specialty cocktails, BBQ specials and live music, La Cañita is certainly the place to be this 4th of July! Address: Located in Bayside Marketplace 401 Biscayne Blvd., 2nd Floor Miami, FL 33132
LA TRAILA BARBECUE
La Traila Barbecue, Miami’s genuine Texas-style craft barbecue, founded by Miami native/Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Isaiah McKenzie and Austin native and pitmaster Mel Rodriguez, has your back all weekend. Available for dine-in, take-out and delivery, treat your BBQ guests to Miami’s best slow smoked prime brisket, pulled pork, ribs and sausage. In addition to platters and meat by the half pound, signature drool-worthy items include the Brisket Sundae with a mac and cheese base then layered with baked beans and cream corn then topped with smoked brisket, cotija cheese, crema and house sauce; La Barbecue Stack with sliced brisket, pulled pork, smoked sausage, topped with our house-made sauce, pickles and onions; a variety of burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, and sides. As a nod to Mel’s Mexican heritage, additional feature items graze the menu: Brisket Queso Empanadas, Brisket Quesadillas and Brisket Elote which is made of mexican street corn, topped with brisket, cotija cheese, mexican crema and housemade sauce. Wash it all down with $5 bottled beer or Isaiah’s Frozen Lil’ Dirty Margaritas for $8. La Traila Barbecue is located at 8030 NW 154th Street in Miami Lakes, Florida. For more information, please visit www.latrailabbq.com. Follow on Instagram @latrailabarbecue
Enjoy 360 degrees of fireworks at Redfish by Chef Adrianne Calvo. From waterfront cabanas to a rooftop observation deck, guests are guaranteed to see a show while enjoying selections from the custom-built Oyster Bar, raw bar, sandwiches and salads, seafood and meat entrees and an array of sweets. Cool down with one of the signature cocktails like a Lychee Guava Martini with Grey Goose, lychee, guava and lime; a Watermelon Mojito with Havana Club Rum, watermelon, lime and mint; Sangria or a beverage from their extensive beer and wine list. Address: 9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables