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12 Ways To Celebrate the Fourth of July in Miami

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Fourth of July is arguably America’s favorite holiday. Unlike Thanksgiving, which also scores highly on the patriotic scale, Independence Day brings people together with America-themed cocktails, hotdogs and fireworks. It’s one of the few days where it’s socially acceptable and even encouraged to day drink, making it easy to put politics aside and join in on the national pride.

Below are 12 patriotic places to celebrate America’s birthday. Go forth and make Uncle Sam proud.

Note: Venues are listed in geographical order from north to south.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Carillon Miami Beach

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6801 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL
(866) 800-3858
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For those who want an early start to the party, the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is hosting a beachside cookout Sunday, July 2 from noon to 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy music, family friendly activities, beach access and dishes like the chili grilled octopus with lime crema, or the grilled bavette steak served with salsa verde. Admission is $95 for adults and includes unlimited beverages.

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2. The Confidante

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4041 Collins Ave
Miami, FL
(305) 424-1234
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The Confidante is going all out with a four-day-long Independence Day celebration. Every day from Saturday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 4, guests can enjoy a poolside barbecue with a live DJ, complimentary Jell-O shots and America-themed cotton candy.

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3. 1 Hotel South Beach

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2341 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL
(305) 604-1000
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Looking for a weekend-long celebration? 1 Hotel South Beach will host its first Backyard Barbecue and Seafood Boil Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 from noon to 5 p.m. both days. Open to the whole family, the patriotic bash will feature games, face painting, music and hand-selected menu, including a southern boil of crawfish, shrimp and kielbasa sausage.

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4. Villa Azur Restaurant and Lounge

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309 23rd St
Miami Beach, FL
(305) 763-8688
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This Mediterranean eatery will roll the clock back to the ‘60s and transform into an old-school diner, complete with roller bladders, music, entertainment and dishes like burger sliders and hot dogs.

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5. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

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1101 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL
(305) 434-9529
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The newest museum in town is celebrating its first Fourth of July with a live DJ, barbecue dishes and views of the city’s firework display. Admission is reduced to $21 for adults and $15 for children aged three to 11. The museum’s exhibitions will be open late and laser light shows will run every 15 minutes.

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

6. Semilla Eatery and Bar

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1330 Alton Rd.
Miami, FL
(305) 674-6522
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Semilla is starting the party at 4 p.m., offering $4 cocktails and street food treats like braised beef bao buns and chicken tacos all night long.

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7. Sugar Factory (Miami)

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1144 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL
(786) 620-2800
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Few things scream ‘Murica like a milkshake. Naturally, Sugar Factory is kicking the American classic up a notch this Fourth of July with its red, white and boom vanilla milkshake. The over-the-top drink is served in a colorful ganache-dipped mug and topped with red, white, and blue sour gummy stars.

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8. Seaspice

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422 NW North River Dr
Miami, FL
(305) 440-4200
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Seaspice takes on Fourth of July with a nautical themed celebration. Guests will sip on bubbly by Moet & Chandon, enjoy surprise performances and watch the fireworks from the restaurant’s river views.

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9. Blue Water Café @ The InterContinental Miami

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100 Chopin Plz
Miami, FL
(305) 577-1000
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The Bluewater Café kicks off its Independence Day celebration poolside at 6 p.m. with a barbecue buffet, beer bucket specials, pitcher specials and—of course—views of the fireworks show. Get tickets here.

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10. Nikki Beach Miami

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1 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL
(305) 538-1111
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Time to show off that new bathing suit. Nikki Beach is celebrating Fourth of July with its annual beachside barbecue. Starting at noon, the club’s Independence Day bash will feature music by DJ Crespo, an over-the-top burger selection and its very own fireworks display. Tickets are $20, and burger features start at $10 each.

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11. Rusty Pelican

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3201 Rickenbacker Cswy
Miami, FL
(305) 361-3818
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This year, the Rusty Pelican is hosting a festive dinner with views of Miami’s fireworks over Biscayne Bay. Along with live entertainment and dancing, the celebration will feature a dinner buffet with classic American dishes like potato salad, barbecue ribs and homemade apple pie. Admission is $55 per adult and includes two drink tickets for beer or wine.

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12. Miami Biltmore Hotel

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1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
(855) 311-6903
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The Biltmore’s famed Fireworks Spectacular returns with its open bar, barbecue dinner and fireworks display. The celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. and goes into the night with the fireworks display at 9 p.m. General Admission is $180 for adults and $50 for children 12 and under.

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1. Carillon Miami Beach

6801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Carillon Miami Beach

For those who want an early start to the party, the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is hosting a beachside cookout Sunday, July 2 from noon to 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy music, family friendly activities, beach access and dishes like the chili grilled octopus with lime crema, or the grilled bavette steak served with salsa verde. Admission is $95 for adults and includes unlimited beverages.

6801 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL

2. The Confidante

4041 Collins Ave, Miami, FL
Hotels.com

The Confidante is going all out with a four-day-long Independence Day celebration. Every day from Saturday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 4, guests can enjoy a poolside barbecue with a live DJ, complimentary Jell-O shots and America-themed cotton candy.

4041 Collins Ave
Miami, FL

3. 1 Hotel South Beach

2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Booking.com

Looking for a weekend-long celebration? 1 Hotel South Beach will host its first Backyard Barbecue and Seafood Boil Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 from noon to 5 p.m. both days. Open to the whole family, the patriotic bash will feature games, face painting, music and hand-selected menu, including a southern boil of crawfish, shrimp and kielbasa sausage.

2341 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL

4. Villa Azur Restaurant and Lounge

309 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL
LuxToGo

This Mediterranean eatery will roll the clock back to the ‘60s and transform into an old-school diner, complete with roller bladders, music, entertainment and dishes like burger sliders and hot dogs.

309 23rd St
Miami Beach, FL

5. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

The newest museum in town is celebrating its first Fourth of July with a live DJ, barbecue dishes and views of the city’s firework display. Admission is reduced to $21 for adults and $15 for children aged three to 11. The museum’s exhibitions will be open late and laser light shows will run every 15 minutes.

1101 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL

6. Semilla Eatery and Bar

1330 Alton Rd., Miami, FL
Shireen's Favorite Things

Semilla is starting the party at 4 p.m., offering $4 cocktails and street food treats like braised beef bao buns and chicken tacos all night long.

1330 Alton Rd.
Miami, FL

7. Sugar Factory (Miami)

1144 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL
Sugar Factory

Few things scream ‘Murica like a milkshake. Naturally, Sugar Factory is kicking the American classic up a notch this Fourth of July with its red, white and boom vanilla milkshake. The over-the-top drink is served in a colorful ganache-dipped mug and topped with red, white, and blue sour gummy stars.

1144 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL

8. Seaspice

422 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL
South Beach Magazine

Seaspice takes on Fourth of July with a nautical themed celebration. Guests will sip on bubbly by Moet & Chandon, enjoy surprise performances and watch the fireworks from the restaurant’s river views.

422 NW North River Dr
Miami, FL

9. Blue Water Café @ The InterContinental Miami

100 Chopin Plz, Miami, FL
Hotel Planner

The Bluewater Café kicks off its Independence Day celebration poolside at 6 p.m. with a barbecue buffet, beer bucket specials, pitcher specials and—of course—views of the fireworks show. Get tickets here.

100 Chopin Plz
Miami, FL

10. Nikki Beach Miami

1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL
Time Out

Time to show off that new bathing suit. Nikki Beach is celebrating Fourth of July with its annual beachside barbecue. Starting at noon, the club’s Independence Day bash will feature music by DJ Crespo, an over-the-top burger selection and its very own fireworks display. Tickets are $20, and burger features start at $10 each.

1 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL

11. Rusty Pelican

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami, FL
Reymon de Real Photography

This year, the Rusty Pelican is hosting a festive dinner with views of Miami’s fireworks over Biscayne Bay. Along with live entertainment and dancing, the celebration will feature a dinner buffet with classic American dishes like potato salad, barbecue ribs and homemade apple pie. Admission is $55 per adult and includes two drink tickets for beer or wine.

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy
Miami, FL

12. Miami Biltmore Hotel

1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL
My fictional travel blog about Miami

The Biltmore’s famed Fireworks Spectacular returns with its open bar, barbecue dinner and fireworks display. The celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. and goes into the night with the fireworks display at 9 p.m. General Admission is $180 for adults and $50 for children 12 and under.

1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL

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