Where to Eat & Drink on the Fourth of July in Miami

Fireworks and BBQ included

Fourth of July in Miami

If you happen to find a fellow patriot in Miami, well, you’ve come to the right place.

Let’s be honest, Miami doesn’t exactly “do” holidays well, probably because every day seems like a holiday (we can make an exception for Halloween — anyone that’s been on Lincoln Road on October 31st can attest that it’s an all out freak show). We have Santa wearing snorkeling gear, New Year’s Eve typically doesn’t start until 3 hours past midnight, and yes, on one occasion someone asked us what date the Fourth of July was that year. But fear no more!  We’ve got you covered.  Below are the places to be on this beautiful, firey, midsummer classic:

1. ADDiKT at W Miami

Neighborhood: Brickell

This Fourth of July, come enjoy an American BBQ for the 4th of July at W Miami’s ADDiKT Terrace. The menu will be priced at $35 for an “all you can eat” experience from 12PM-3PM. Attendees can also expect to enjoy the fireworks from the terrace while they are dining. Entree options include All American Burger sliders, Grilled Chicken Quarters with Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce, Mini Waygu Hot Dogs and Truffle Lobster Mac and Cheese. Classic BBQ sides such as cornbread and potato salad will be served along with dessert options.

2. InterContinental in Downtown Miami

Neighborhood: Downtown

Celebrate the 4th with BBQ and fireworks at the InterContinental in Downtown Miami. Head to the luxury hotel’s rooftop pool to enjoy a festive buffet featuring classic BBQ dishes, cocktail specials, and live entertainment. Once the sun sets, you’ll be in the perfect spot to watch the fireworks with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay. Of course, a great party wouldn’t be complete without something to take home, so the InterContinental will be providing party favors to all guests who attend. Adult $45, kids 6-12 years old $20.

3. No. 3 Social

Neighborhood: Midtown

Offering an elevated Wynwood aesthetic, No. 3 Social, perched above the coveted Three Restaurant, will celebrate Fourth of July with festivities all weekend long. Guest can kick off the long weekend rocking to a DJ with the latest beats on Wednesday, followed by a July 4th themed ladies night on Thursday. Bring your girl squad and enjoy 50% off drinks from 7 pm till midnight. Not to mention, being the first rooftop in Wynwood, guests will be able to experience the best fireworks views in the neighborhood. Continue the weekend with Funk-it-Fridays and many more events all weekend long to make it the best Fourth of July yet!

4. Sugar

Neighborhood: Brickell


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Take in the fireworks and unobstructed, panoramic views of the Miami skyline while sparks fly across Brickell and beyond this Fourth of July. Sip on new, refreshing seasonal cocktails like the Single Mariachi made with single malt whiskey and mezcal blended with honey, fresh ginger and citrus, or the One in a Melon crafted with gin, Lillet Blanc, watermelon puree and citrus. Savor shareable bites like Sugar’s signature Bang Bang Shrimp, Bangkok Egg Rolls or Steamed Prawn Dumplings, while enjoying the spectacular fireworks displays.

5. Rusty Pelican

Neighborhood: Key Biscayne


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Rusty Pelican, known for its dazzling waterfront views, is inviting diners to join them for their top floor Fourth of July celebration. Pricing is as follows (includes one welcome drink of beer or wine; exclusive of gratuity and additional beverages): $65 Adult General Admission; $75 Window Seating (all ages); and $25 per child. From 7 PM to 10 PM guests can indulge in a lavish dinner buffet including St. Louis BBQ Ribs with whiskey barbecue sauce; Garlic Crusted Prime Rib with balsamic chimichurri; Homemade Mac & Cheese with aged cheddar, smoked gouda and grated parmesan; decadent desserts and more! A DJ will be spinning tunes and party goers can dance and dine with the most outstanding views of Miami’s fireworks over Biscayne Bay. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. For reservations, please call (305) 361-3818 or purchase tickets here: Eventbrite; www.therustypelican.com.

6. The Citadel

Neighborhood: Brickell


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Bring the whole family to The Citadel on July 4th for a day full of specials and festivities. All day happy hour and brunch specials with live music are included with a fireworks watch party. Enjoy food from over 11 different restaurant concepts and drinks from the Citadel bar. Specials will be offered all day.

7. Astra

Neighborhood: Brickell


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The newest rooftop venue in Miami, ASTRA in Wynwood will be hosting a July 4th Party to include 360′ views of the Fireworks across Miami. Music will be presented by APACHE + friends. Free Cover before 7 PM with RSVP here.

8. Amara at Paraiso

Neighborhood: Brickell

If you’ve been to Amara at Paraiso, you know the views are a thing. Stop by for the grilled street corn with elote sauce, lime, queso fresco and more off-the-grill specials from Chef Michael Paley.

Neighborhood: Fort Lauderdale

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Stephen Starr’s El Vez! With beachfront views and family-friendly patio games such as cornhole, El Vez is the perfect venue to sip on the Red White and Blue Mexican Mojito made with blanco tequila, blue curaçao, watermelon, mint and fresh lime, available all day for $10. Guests can also indulge in favorites including tacos and guacamole, and enjoy the fireworks across town. 

10. Cantina la 20

Neighborhood: Brickell

Cantina La 20 will host an Independence Day-themed Ladies Night. Girls will be able to enjoy various types of margaritas like coconut, passion-fruit, tamarind and even gold for FREE from 5-10 PM. Both bars upstairs and downstairs will honor the unbeatable deal. Ladies are encouraged to dress up in red, white and blue for the holiday and stay to watch the fireworks. For reservations and bottles, please call 786-623-6136. Cantina La 20, 495 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131. The restaurant closes at 12 AM.