Taking shots at the bar is already a performance: the dramatic tossing back of the head, the struggle not to make a puckered, that-was-rough face. Shots Miami's bartenders embrace that theatricality by creating a show around each of their handcrafted shots, outfitting drinkers with silly props like oversized sombreros and sunglasses. The goofy costumes complement more than 150 cheekily named libations, such as Fruit Punch to the Face, a watermelon-flavored vodka shot. Shots Miami?s crew mobilizes its liquor, props, and glassware for private and corporate events, where they happily adapt their concept and drinks around each soiree?s specific theme.
Visitors and locals alike feast on Miami's culinary delights during Grub and Pub Crawl's food-and-drink-centric tours. Over the course of an evening, groups visit five or six restaurants, each of which provides a complimentary bite to eat or glass of wine, beer, or cocktail to drink. Guests mix and mingle as they soak up the ambiance at each location, then cap it all off with an afterparty hosted by the tour's final stop. Each Grub and Pub Crawl keeps it local by exploring one of four neighborhoods: Brickell, Wynwood, South Beach, or Coral Gables.
Looking for the antithesis of a South Beach bar? Get to Wood Tavern in Wynwood. Known for its outdoor bar with shared picnic tables, bleacher seats and plenty of standing room, this local hangout is miles away from the pulsing, expensive vibe found elsewhere in town. Graffiti is everywhere, from the walls to the tables to the classic Cadillac parked on the side of the bar, and the joint offers a wide variety of craft beers from local breweries, though more national labels are also available. Be prepared: seating is first-come-first-serve, and the place gets busier the later it gets. No reason to get dressed to come to this truly neighborhood establishment – people come to drink and socialize.
Nestled in Wynwood’s art district, the talented barbers and stylists of LaNu’s Barbershop create eye-catching hair designs. Within the shop’s chic, art-filled space, stylists trim overgrown heads or shave well-defined shapes into heads, making sure customers leave looking as dapper as a knight riding on a horse that's wearing a horse-tuxedo.
Santa Crawl Miami specializes in holiday spectacle with hundreds of Santas marching through the streets, heading from bar to bar dressed in their beards and red-and-white clothing. It's not all Santas, though; there's also Mrs. Clause, and reindeer, and elves, all sharing libations and celebrating the seaosn together. Santa Crawl Miami includes stops at Gramps, Shots Miami, and R House for drinks and general holiday merriment.