WORLD CUP FEVER!
SocialMiami's picks for viewing the final World Cup matches
Quarter-finals - July 4 and 5 at 1 and 5 p.m.
Semi-finals - July 8 & 9 at 4 p.m.
Play-off for Third Place - July 12 at 4 p.m.
World Cup 2014 Final - July 13 at 4 p.m.
Travel the globe through a menu inspired by each of the countries competing in the first stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar's viewing parties. Take advantage of $5 drinks and appetizers ranging from $7 to $12 while you view the games on a flat-screen TV. World Cup highlights - created by Executive Chef Frank Rog - include, for example, a traditional Brazilian dish called Feijão Tropeiro, and a Bucnica Croatian squash cottage cheese strudel in tribute to the first World Cup match. Select one of the specialty cocktails, Rio Royale or Sailing Croatia, to complement these dishes.
15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar
in the Viceroy Miami
485 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami
Show your futbol spirit at Oak Tavern and enjoy country-inspired drinks as you watch the most anticipated soccer games of 2014. Try the World Cup Caipirinha in honor of Brazil, as well as specially priced $5 A-Z libations paying homage to competing teams, including Aguardiente – Colombia; Fernet & Coke – Argentina; Gin & Tonic – England; Tequila & Sangrita – Mexico; and Gin Tonic – Spain. Pair your refreshing drinks with a bite and watch all the games on HD widescreen at Oak Tavern’s communal table.
35 N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District
Wynwood has caught World Cup fever and is hosting the biggest viewing party in Miami. You’ll feel like you’re in Rio watching the Cup in this 35,000 square foot pop-up stadium, filled with food trucks, lounge seating, live entertainment, HD TV’s, free admission and free beer for the first 500 guests. Root on Team USA!
N.W. 2nd Avenue & 23rd Street, Wynwood
Batch Gastropub is gearing up for the World Cup with 17 TV's and $20 buckets of Coors Light or Heineken to sip during the games. Beer not your drink of choice, try a delicious Bacardi Guava Batchjito cocktail ($8) instead and add 3 mouth-watering empanadas, arepas and a basket of fish & chips, all for $12.
30 S.W. 12th Street, Miami
Big-screen TV's with surround sound will make World Cup viewing a treat at Taperia Raca. Head honchos Giorgio Rapicavoli and Alex Casanova are offering futbol-themed specials and half-priced tapas like croquetas de queso, albaricoques con tocino, albondigas 'frita' and nutella arroz con leche croquetas. Wash them down with white and red sangria, tinto de Verano, Calimocho, or craft beer, all specially priced.
7010 Biscayne Boulevard, MiMo District
Miami Marriott Dadeland has converted its Lobby Bar Le Mirage into a soccer lounge with two giant screens and plenty of sofas to relax while watching the games. The bar will be running a variety of World Cup promotions with reruns of the best games! For the quarter-finals, take advantage of Le Mirage's all-day happy hour; during the semi-finals, you can enter to win an extravagant weekend brunch for two; and the finals will be celebrated with a huge barbecue party.
Le Mirage Bar at Miami Marriott Dadeland
9090 S. Dadeland Boulevard, Miami
InterContinental at Doral Miami has brought in a giant screen and additional TVs for customers to enjoy the 2014 FIFA World Cup games. The lunch buffet will be featuring a variety of bites from the US, Central and South America to commemorate the teams of the Americas! Take advantage of happy hour prices during all the games. Guess the games’ score and win $20.00 discount off your next visit to the restaurant.
InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87 Avenue, Doral
305-468-1400 ext. 4318
Enjoy the bold flavors of Brazil with Executive Chef Conor Hanlon's internationally inspired Mini Mixed Churrasco – choice cuts of chicken, pork and beef marinated in a traditional mix and grilled over an open flame, served with chimichurri sauce. Accoutrements include steamed rice and black bean soffritto. The specialty dish is available à la carte at $32 at The Dutch, Living Room and WET poolside.
The Dutch inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences
2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
During World Cup games and for the duration of the competition, Meat Market will offer an International Happy Hour menu at the bar with selections representing the 32 nations competing for the FIFA World Cup Trophy. Chef/Co-owner Sean Brasel will also offer an array of menu items inspired by the competing countries, including American Wagyu Bacon and Cheese Slider with Meat Market Fries ($9), Argentinean Short Ribs Empanada with BBQ sauce ($9) and Netherlands Gouda Cheese Tater Tots ($9).
915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
HaVen South Beach will transform into a true haven for futbol fanatics for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and Executive Chef Todd Erickson's special menu pays homage to the host country Brazil. Enjoy a Green & Yellow Roll (Brazil Roll) - Hamachi + Cucumber + Pickled Daikon + Yuzu Tobiko + Jalapeño Masago + Wasabi Kewpie ($11); World Cup Burger - prime beef + chimichurri + gruyere + onion rings + fried quail egg ($12); and Tater Tots - balsamic catsup + Maytag bleu cheese ($8). Team your food selection with specialty cocktails created by Veev Acai Spirit of Brazil. Cocktails are $10 and served in a special edition Veev World Cup Brazil Mason Jar, and National Beer selections from Brazil, Spain, France and beyond are $5.
1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach offers viewing parties, themed entertainment, signature cocktails and traditional Brazilian cuisine that perfectly complement World Cup 2014. View World Cup games poolside on a 14'x24' screen above the Arkadia Pool. Enjoy three signature Brazil-inspired Leblon cocktails (Leblon Caipirinha, Brazil Coconut Batida and Strawberry Basil Caipirinha) and traditional picanha platters at LeCote. DJs will also spin in between games, keeping the festivities going. Waitresses will serve complimentary shots of Leblon, while Samba dancers entertain and enchant. At Solo indulge in maracujá and passion fruit flavored gelato and soccer themed pastries. And all games will aire at the bar at Bleau Bar.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Celebrate the World Cup with big-screen televised matches and a special 2-course menu ($22) and an array of cocktail specials at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana. FIFA libation specials include a World Cup Bucket – 5 beers from around the globe for only $25 and $7 glasses of Prosecoo Jeio, Pinot Grigio Gran Ducato and Chianti Le Torri and World Cup Caipirinhas, also $7.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
1014 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
SushiSamba Mundial 2014 - locations in Miami Beach and Coral Gables - offers the ultimate viewing experience featuring special events, festive food and drink menus and live play-by-play coverage of all matches through the final! Enjoy limited edition cocktails for national teams - Brazil, Japan and USA. You'll be wowed by SushiSamba's Caipirinhas and a Passion Fruit Batida made with cachaça; the Jin Hana that incorporates Japan’s age-old spirit sake along with gin and hoba leaf-infused elderflower liqueur; and the Bourbon Kick specially for U.S.A., comprised of coffee-infused Bourbon, Bénédictine and dry cacao! Special menu items available to accompany these amazing spirits.
600 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
180 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
Cheer for your favorite team at Cecconi's and watch on their new curved UHD TV's live at the bar, along with a special cichetti and cocktail menu, ideal for sharing with friends. The World Cup menu features $4 and $7 specials, like meatballs with tomato sauce and basil; fries with parmesan cheese and truffle, eggplant caponata brushetta, calamari fritti, sliders, pizzetta margherita and more.
4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Futbol fanatics can watch the final matches at Hyde Beach's World Cup viewing parties. Enjoy soccer-themed cocktails like Kiwi Caipirinhas, Pisco Delights, Agua de Valencia and the Hyde Summer Shandy while you root for your favorite team.
Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach Hotel
1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
See all the important final matches of the FIFA World Cup on the Traymore's giant, especially installed screen! Executive Chef Jonathan Lane has created an exquisite tapas menu that will form the perfect accompaniment for soccer fans from every participating country to enjoy while they root for their favorite team. The discounted tapas menu will include Braised Beef with Spanish chorizo empanadas, Chicken croquettes, Mini queso fresco and pickled vegetable tortas, Manchego cheese and rosemary roasted olives, and hamburger sliders. While watching the matches, guests can also enjoy half price Nolet Silver Gin and Zacapa Rum cocktails, as well as discounted imported beers throughout the duration of the World Cup. Discounted valet parking will also apply.
Traymore Restaurant and Bar at the Metropolitan by COMO
2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach