Dixie Grill and Bar's uniquely embellished interior dons vintage trinkets and memorabilia for diners to feast their eyes on as they delve into a menu of classic American eats. Couples can jumpstart gustatory glands by sharing an appetizer of deep-fried mozzarella served with house-made marinara sauce ($7.95). Muting belly bellows more effectively than a swiftly thrown leather shoe, the grilled cheeseburger wedges a half-pound of Angus beef slathered in barbecue sauce, onion straws, bacon, and cheddar cheese between two grilled cheese sandwiches ($11.95). Thaw out a frozen palate with the spicy fire burger smothered in jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, and an optional coating of house-made fire sauce ($9.95). The Jack Daniels sauce chicken entree wins over tasters with two grilled chicken breasts slathered in a signature whiskey glaze ($13.95), while the Key West shrimp sports a fresh coat of crispy-sweet coconut batter ($14.95).
Crowned Miami New Times' Best Neighborhood Bar/North in 2008, Billy's Pub plays gracious host to a four-course spirits and stogie soiree. Patrons first choose vodka, bourbon, or scotch, and then swig on three drinks from the selected liquor tributary prepared in any combination of straight up, mixed, or semi-gaseous. With tongues and tummies properly marinated, lips and dexterous chin dimples can then puff on an aromatic, tobacco-leaf roll-up in such brands as Ashton and Dunhill. Sidle over to the pool and beer-pong tables, or exhale a smoke cloud to blind foosman goalies for a game-winning corner kick.
Fresh fare can be found at Northeast Coconut Grove's Barracuda Raw Bar and Grill, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. None of the fare at Barracuda Raw Bar and Grill is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar. Wifi is on the house at Barracuda Raw Bar and Grill, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Weekend visitors to the bar are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Barracuda Raw Bar and Grill is ultra casual. For those in a hurry, the bar lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Prices at Barracuda Raw Bar and Grill are a bargain (usually less than $15 for a meal), so you'll have plenty of cash left over to treat a friend (or two).
Sporting Miami-Dade's oldest liquor license, Tobacco Road has been the city's quintessential bar for more than 100 years. A speakeasy where Al Capone reportedly once drank and gambled, Tobacco Road now specializes in what Frommer's lauds as "good and greasy bar fare." Bites range from houesmade empanadas and smoked baby-back ribs to the "death burger"—Angus beef crowned with grilled onions, jalapenos, and jack cheese.
As bartenders pour top-shelf liquors and beers, musicians rock out every night on the same stage once graced by blues luminaries, such as John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy. The party lasts until 5 a.m. every night, leaving just enough time for Tobacco Road's vampire maintenance crew to clean up before sunrise.
Tavern In The Grove is a relaxed restaurant with an elegant decor and classic American dishes. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. The bar is stocked with TVs, so you can watch the next big game. Pull your partner onto the dance floor — the restaurant provides more than enough room to twist the night away. With the booming music and energetic crowds, this restaurant can get downright loud.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Tavern In The Grove, so plan accordingly.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's Main Hwy location.
With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Tavern In The Grove.
For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, Pub One is a top pick. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Pub One's menu that can cater to your needs. You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar.
Expect to wait longer for weekday service as the after-work crowd tends to fill the bar.
Street parking is readily available near Pub One's NE 1st St location.
With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Pub One.