Miami Spice is upon us, the city’s annual restaurant extravaganza. Throughout August and September you can try some of Miami’s best restaurants at a fraction of their normal price. And here at WPH we want to make sure you enjoy gastro fare created by award-winning chefs, colorful cocktails and straight-up good deals across SoBe. Here are 5 innovative eateries you must check out while in SoBe.
At the Coral House
WPH South Beach
If you don’t want to stray far from WPH after a day at the beach or out shopping, Employees Only is on-site and open til 5 a.m. (dinner served until 1 a.m.). There isn’t a bland meal on the menu! Billy Gilroy and crew have some stellar options, especially the the bacon-wrapped lamb chop. And in honor of Miami Spice, Employees Only is doing a special $35 menu all August and September, with bacon-wrapped lamb included. Have a craft cocktail while you’re there, too -- the Amelía is our summer favorite, pairing smooth vodka and elderflower liqueur with puréed blackberries and lemon juice.
1418 20th St.
You can’t go wrong at Pubbelly. Two-time James Beard award nominee Chef Jose Mendin has a way of elevating pork and casual dining to a new level. Dinner prix fixe deal (weekdays only) comes with a beverage pairing and a generous options. The Bao Pork Belly is savory and has a nice pickle-y zing. Pubbelly is a local favorite and great place for groups, so expect crows on the weekends.
1819 West Ave.
Vegetarians and vegans, look no further. About 1.5 miles from WPH, Soul Tavern offers an all-vegetarian menu with vegan options in a tucked away, zen-like setting. The gastropub serves up “play-based comfort food,” paired with creative cocktails. For the Miami Spice prix fixe special, go with the sushi. And check out their happy hour, too. They do ½ price drafts on weekday afternoons, which is a perfect excuse to take one of the WPH Martone bikes out for a spin.
237 30th St.
Sweet, Sweet Liberty. This late-night spot located in the up-and-coming Collins Park area has fair prices and an incredible cocktail collection. Did we mention they close at 5 a.m.? Don’t forget to check out happy hour, as it might be the best in the state -- .75 cent oysters and $5-7 cocktails. Yup. Prix fixe deals are for dinner and Sunday brunch. Check out the options here.
1600 Lenox Ave.
Two words. Southern comfort. Yardbird is a casual, rustic southern style eatery with outdoor seating (pets welcome!) and brightly colored down-home cookin’. Yardbird is participating in the menu prix fixe for weekday lunch only, and they’re packing punches with the options. We wholeheartedly recommend the devilled eggs, and the fried chicken, too. This may be your only chance to end a 3-course meal with fried Oreos, so get at it!
Joining us in SoBe? Check out our list of specials.