Beautiful waitresses clad in plaid mini kilts crisscross Tilted Kilt, hoisting trays of Celtic-themed pub fare as sports fans catch games on high-definition TVs. Almost a decade old, the Tilted Kilt franchise originated in Las Vegas, where restaurateur Mark DiMartino first conceived of a sports bar with Irish touches—an idea that has since spread across the country. Patrons can stay out late at the pub, spending the night sipping on beers while sampling burgers, fish ‘n’ chips, or shepherd’s pie filled with beef and veggies. On a weekly basis, musicians enliven the already party-like atmosphere, strumming tunes or throwing up fistfuls of counterfeit money on the eatery’s patio.
A salsa-dancing hotspot by night and a palate-pleasing eatery by day, Mango Martini’s seasoned chefs churn out a well-rounded menu of breakfast and lunch specialties as bartenders concoct accompanying brews. Palates preferring the yolky flavors of daybreak eats can time travel to prenoon hours with eggs benedict or sausages tucked into pancake blankets. Cuban sandwiches, mac ‘n’ cheese, and salmon with garlic mashed potatoes conquer guests' cravings for savory noontime feasts. As entrees slowly disappear, unlimited mimosas sate unquenchable thirst with nips of bubbly champagne and tangy orange juice that tango atop taste buds or mambo down guests' bibs.
Each of the The Playwright Irish Pub’s three locations—two in Florida and one in Connecticut—embodies a warm atmosphere complemented by an Irish-inspired menu of food and drinks. Servers present tables and booths with bangers 'n' mash platters, 8-ounce burgers, or other hearty pub eats while bartenders pour steins of beer. The pub's two Florida locations feature expansive murals painted by Irish craftsmen to depict the glory of old-country Dublin and New Dublin on Mars.
The bar looks like a beer-lover's rainbow, a row of draft handles representing more than 30 brews. While bartenders fill pints and 7-ounce flight glasses, flat-screen televisions air major-league sports from around the world, from football to international soccer to pay-per-view UFC bouts. These surroundings make the bar and grill the kind of place where fans can spend an entire day catching games while enjoying drinks and a menu of pub fare. Valet parking lends the sports-focused eatery a luxurious aspect only seen in the sports world when the Marlins wear tuxedos instead of their baseball uniforms. In addition to sports, Hoops attracts guests with special events such as Singles Mingles and karaoke.
Sports Grill has perfected the recipes for its seven signature chicken wings over the course of a quarter century. Such culinary expertise fills the menu, from barbecued baby back ribs to philly Sports steak sandwiches with peppers and cheese. There's even seafood including a blackened fish fillet sandwich. The staff also serves beer and wine in front of major sporting events, which Sports Grill broadcasts across 17 flat-screen TVs.
Mr. Moe’s Bar and Restaurant gives the impression that it belongs in the Alaskan wilderness. The log cabin, slate rock, roaring fire and eleven foot grizzly bear may seem a bit out of place in South Florida, but the food doesn’t. This casual dining spot offers an American-styled menu with home-cooked Black Angus burgers, barbecue, pizza and pasta. The Old West and Americana artifacts and memorabilia that decorate the walls are fun to look at, and on Tuesdays, customers can try their luck on the mechanical bull. Mr. Moe’s is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., and offers live deejays on Friday and Saturday. It is the only place in Coconut Grove that is open till 3 a.m.