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Bocce Miami

Where to Eat and Play in Miami

How else do you expect to burn off that beer?

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Everyone has at least one childhood memory of taking turns between a Happy Meal and a smelly ball pit. Old habits die hard, and people still appreciate some other kind of entertainment while enjoying dinner, but this time the shoes can stay on.

We scouted the city for places with great food and great games. No height minimum required. Did we miss your favorite place to eat and play? Mention it in the comments below and we'll check it out. Burger King's indoor playground doesn't count.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
2727 Indian Creek Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 531-2727
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Freehand Miami offers a handcrafted communal atmosphere a block from the beach, it's home to 27 Restaurant & Bar and the famous Broken Shaker. 27's picturesque everything (including the food and drinks) make the experience that much more enjoyable. Its homey upstairs lounge offers plenty of board games like backgammon and dominoes.

2. Bianca at Delano

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1685 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-5752
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Bianca at the luxurious Delano Hotel boasts a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, including delicacies like seasonal truffles, specialty rolls from Umi Sushi and a sirloin bistecca. There's also a huge chess board, because sedentary board games don't burn any calories.

3. Bocce Bar

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3252 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 245-6211
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Dine on Bocce's homemade beet and goat cheese ravioli paired with one of its crafty artisanal cocktails before your big game of outdoor Bocce ball. Make sure to skim over the rules before you show up, though, you don't wanna be that person. P.S. Word has it that the cannoli croccanti is one of the best in town.

4. Lost Weekend

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218 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-1707
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This dive bar is more than just daily happy hours and drinks priced at what bottled water costs in other South Beach bars. Lost Weekend hosts no-entry-fee Pool Nights Sundays and Tuesdays. Winners take home 100 bucks, not that they'll need it, since there are $3 beers and $5 liquor specials available all night.

5. The Bend Liquor Lounge

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6844 NW 169th St
Hialeah, FL 33015
(786) 542-1948
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Whenever you're feeling painfully nostalgic about Galaga, but you're an adult so you can't just show up to an arcade and order a bunch of beers, The Bend Liquor Lounge is the place to be. Other classic games include Connect-4, jenga, Pac-Man and darts.

6. The Funky Buddha Brewery

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1201 NE 38th St
Oakland Park, FL 33334
(954) 440-0046
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Funky Buddha has a variety of beers on tap, year round, seasonal and special releases. Basically, enough beers to make you really bad at corn hole, bocce ball and giant jenga. But it's all in good fun.

7. The Mighty

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2224 Coral Way
Coral Gables, FL 33145
(305) 570-4311
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This local gastropub spotlights an extensive selection of premium craft beers and good eats, like the popular shrimp and corn fritters and lamb sausage. The Mighty's got a big pool table for everyone to show their skills (or lack thereof).

8. 180° @ the DRB

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501 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 809-7564
180 @ the DRB takes endless beer options, Miami's burger of the year and big comfy couches, puts them all in one really chill space, and throws in the best board games of your youth.

1. 27

2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Freehand Miami offers a handcrafted communal atmosphere a block from the beach, it's home to 27 Restaurant & Bar and the famous Broken Shaker. 27's picturesque everything (including the food and drinks) make the experience that much more enjoyable. Its homey upstairs lounge offers plenty of board games like backgammon and dominoes.
2727 Indian Creek Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140

2. Bianca at Delano

1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Bianca at the luxurious Delano Hotel boasts a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, including delicacies like seasonal truffles, specialty rolls from Umi Sushi and a sirloin bistecca. There's also a huge chess board, because sedentary board games don't burn any calories.
1685 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. Bocce Bar

3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Dine on Bocce's homemade beet and goat cheese ravioli paired with one of its crafty artisanal cocktails before your big game of outdoor Bocce ball. Make sure to skim over the rules before you show up, though, you don't wanna be that person. P.S. Word has it that the cannoli croccanti is one of the best in town.
3252 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137

4. Lost Weekend

218 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
This dive bar is more than just daily happy hours and drinks priced at what bottled water costs in other South Beach bars. Lost Weekend hosts no-entry-fee Pool Nights Sundays and Tuesdays. Winners take home 100 bucks, not that they'll need it, since there are $3 beers and $5 liquor specials available all night.
218 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. The Bend Liquor Lounge

6844 NW 169th St, Hialeah, FL 33015
Whenever you're feeling painfully nostalgic about Galaga, but you're an adult so you can't just show up to an arcade and order a bunch of beers, The Bend Liquor Lounge is the place to be. Other classic games include Connect-4, jenga, Pac-Man and darts.
6844 NW 169th St
Hialeah, FL 33015

6. The Funky Buddha Brewery

1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334
Funky Buddha has a variety of beers on tap, year round, seasonal and special releases. Basically, enough beers to make you really bad at corn hole, bocce ball and giant jenga. But it's all in good fun.
1201 NE 38th St
Oakland Park, FL 33334

7. The Mighty

2224 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33145
This local gastropub spotlights an extensive selection of premium craft beers and good eats, like the popular shrimp and corn fritters and lamb sausage. The Mighty's got a big pool table for everyone to show their skills (or lack thereof).
2224 Coral Way
Coral Gables, FL 33145

8. 180° @ the DRB

501 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132
180 @ the DRB takes endless beer options, Miami's burger of the year and big comfy couches, puts them all in one really chill space, and throws in the best board games of your youth.
501 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33132

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