Beer, Wine & Spirits in Miami Beach

Wine-Tasting Class for Two or Four at Wine by the Bay (Up to 53% Off)

Wine by the Bay

Downtown Miami

Wine and art boutique hosts tastings of top-end Italian and Californian wines paired with cheeses, olives, and other snacks

$80 $41

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In-Home Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Complimentary Bottle of Wine from PRP Wine International (Up to 87% Off) 

PRP Wine International

Redeem from Home

Wine consultants travel to homes, pouring samples from four or six different bottles for small groups

$150 $19

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VIP Pub Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Pub Crawl Miami (Up to 51% Off)

Pub Crawl Miami

Miami

Knowledgeable guides lead guests to local hot spots to enjoy VIP admission, party favors, and drink specials

$25 $14

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Pub Crawl Cruise for Two or One from Boat Bar Crawl (Up to 54% Off)

Boat Bar Crawl

Downtown Miami

Water taxi ferries folks from bar to bar during a bay-spanning adventure

$125.48 $59

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Up to 53% Off Wine & Beer Education — Societ? Dante Alighieri; Valid Wednesday 4 PM - 7 PM

Societ? Dante Alighieri

Coral Gables Section

Two-hour courses held every Friday at 7 p.m. explore varietals from around the world, imparting pairings with food and sweets

$65 $30

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One or Two Wine-Glass Painting and Pairing Classes at The Heart of the Gourmet (50% Off)

The Heart Of The Gourmet

Pompano Beach

At boutique winery, guests paint their own wine glasses while enjoying infused olive oil, balsamic with tapas, and a wine sample

$50 $25

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$29 for a Wine-Tasting Package for Two on a Friday or Saturday at Schnebly Redland's Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Schnebly Redland's Winery & Miami Brewing Company

Miami

Unique wines made with mangoes, avocados, and other nongrape fruits fill souvenir glasses at tasting prior to party with live music

$60.80 $29

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Fernanda's International Market, a treasure trove of rare ingredients and made-to-order gourmet sandwiches, bakes robust breads and fine pastries. Among a troop of hearty sandwiches, the Martorano ($8.99) stands out for its spicy temper and muscular blend of sopressata and cappacola meats. The Churchill ($8.99) loads its taste gun with Branston pickle relish and fights hunger pangs on ham-coated beaches, cheddar cheese fields, and hot mustard streets. Fernanda's also sells prepared food by the pound and hard-to-find international groceries like Thai lemon grass.

3045 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

Montreal native Tony Bianco teamed up with executive chef Enzo Addario to create Hot Tomatoe, a traditional Italian bistro boasting a menu that brims with house-made, cooked-to-order pastas, flavorful meat dishes, and full- and light-bodied Italian wines. Their regional cuisine typically integrates up to seven essential ingredients—oil, garlic, basil, tomatoes, pasta, and olives—from which Snow White’s seven dwarves drew their names. In addition, the staff goes shopping for fresh ingredients three to four days a week to supplement both seasonal compositions and year-round dishes, which include veal parmigiana, filet mignon, and penne norma.

626 S Federal Hwy
Deerfield Beach,
FL
US

As rum collector and enthusiast Robert Burr sensed what he termed the "awakening of rum" in 2005, he decided to direct his passion toward educating the community. Drawing from an earlier career in magazine publishing, he compiled a list of 100 of his favorite rums each year into a free guide, which he gave to local liquor stores. As he developed connections with other enthusiasts and tasting judges, he formed the International Rum Expert Panel, an organization of 36 cane-spirit lovers from around the world. He gathers the majority of these experts in Miami Beach each year for the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, a celebration of the libation's international varieties. Through the festival's schedule of events, Robert aims to honor iconic spirits while also featuring lesser-known rum makers that guests might not otherwise find without finding and deciphering Blackbeard's long-lost treasure-map pajamas.

Held at the opulent DoubleTree by Hilton, the annual event has grown to include hundreds of rums hailing from countries such as Jamaica, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. As they mingle in spacious convention halls, visitors navigate a labyrinth of bartenders and brand ambassadors proffering island apparel, art, and books. Industry experts expound on the history, origins, and childhood fears of the libation during weekend seminars and bartender competitions. Attendees also revel at a two-day tasting exhibition, late-night parties, and VIP events at various Miami venues.

6701 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach,
FL
US

Though classic drinks such as the old fashioned may once have reigned in the stately bars of Miami's art-deco hotels, today a high-energy club scene pushes bartenders to pour higher volumes of more sophisticated drinks—and yes, style counts. After slinging drinks in nightlife hot spots including the Clevelander South Beach, Gordon Eagerton launched Elite Bartending School to prepare cocktail craftsmen for today's Miami, eschewing outmoded techniques and rarely ordered drinks to focus on about 120 of South Beach's most-wanted libations.

Eagerton and his fellow instructors run the state-licensed school within Club Play, a 10,000-square-foot South Beach nightclub with three bars, eight wells, and six computer terminals, enabling hands-on practice for all levels of mixologists, from beginners to full-time professionals. The school supports its alumni by posting full-time job leads every week, and the quality of education has earned Elite Bartending School honors in Miami New Times’ Talk of the Town for three years running.

1045 5th St.
Miami Beach,
FL
US

At Cara Mia Trattoria Italiana, chef Alessandro DiMaggio takes a farm-to-table approach to his menu, creating dishes that pop with the flavors of fresh mozzarella, organic greens and vegetables, and wild porcini mushrooms. The restaurant blends fine Italian cuisine with a festive Caribbean motif, like a macaroni map of the Lesser Antilles. The cooks augment the culinary beauty of plates of thin-sliced carpaccio and creamy risotto with the aesthetic beauty of terracotta tiles, white-leather barstools, and a hint of a pink-neon glow. The open air of the high-ceilinged dining room hosts meals of homestyle lasagna or grilled swordfish, and the full-service bar doles out 14-ounce pours of cold Peroni beer as well as glasses of Italian wines.

1040 Alton Rd
Miami Beach,
FL
US

Aspiring to delight each of the five senses, Doré colorful atmosphere serves as both a hip lounge and dining destination for contemporary cuisine with an international flare. Beneath glittering chandeliers and glowing lights, diners sip on wine while browsing a menu of small plates of lobster crab cakes and entrees of aromatic, tandoori-spiced duck breast or six-hour braised lamb shank. Each night, live DJs weave a soundtrack that blankets the chic interior, providing a beat to chew each bite of tuna carpaccio to.

1669 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach,
FL
US