Miami’s latest round of restaurant openings includes a new concept from Miami chef Michelle Bernstein, the opening of a new cocktail bar in downtown Miami, and the annual Halloween pop-up from Death or Glory in Delray Beach.
Halloween Pop-Up at Death or Glory
116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach
This week, Death or Glory in Delray Beach returns with its popular Halloween-themed pop-up cocktail experience.
Through October 31, the female-owned cocktail bar and restaurant will be serving up plenty of spooky fun.
The entire restaurant and outdoor patio/bar has been transformed into a scene straight out of a horror movie.
The menu will also feature its share of seasonally themed drinks, from the “Dead on Arrival,” a communal drink housed in a blood bag on an IV stand, to the “Lizzie Borden,” an old fashioned served on an axe.
The month will also bring a variety of activations, including Witchy Bingo in conjunction with the ACCF/Witches of Delray and fortuneteller evenings complete with free tarot card readings.
Open Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight.
40 NE First Ave., Miami
Tipsy Flamingo, downtown Miami’s newest cocktail bar from the hospitality group behind RedBar Brickell and Sweet Caroline Karaoke Bar has arrived.
The theme here marries the best in music, drink specials, and a bonus hidden comedy club with buy-one-get-one drink specials every Sunday evening, hosted by MiamiComedy.com.
Sip specialty cocktails like the “Miccosukee Slammer,” made with blanco tequila, lime juice, apricot syrup, egg whites, tajin spice, and Peychaud’s bitters; the “Tipsy Colada,” made with rum, coffee, vanilla syrup, salted caramel; and “My English Is Not Very Good Looking”, a blend of gin, guava marmalade, lime juice, and orange bitters topped with a cream cheese foam and galleta maria crumbs.
Open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Read more from the Miami New Times.
Halloween 2021: The seven best ghost and cemetery tours in South Florida
If you ain’t afraid of no ghost, October is filled with opportunities to mingle with the spirits of South Florida’s past.
As the days toward Halloween dwindle, brave souls can avail themselves of ghost and cemetery tours at some of Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s oldest haunts.
Some tours even welcome ghost-hunting equipment for those who happen to have a pendulum, dowsing rod, and EMF meter lying around the house.
Below is a randomly ordered list of South Florida’s best ghost and cemetery tours.
Happy spirit stalking!
Read more from the Miami New Times.
South Beach businesses put up big money against Miami Beach’s effort to change last call
Miami Beach voters will decide this November whether to stop the sale of alcohol at 2 a.m., moving last call at bars and clubs up from 5 a.m.
South Beach nightclubs will put up hundreds of thousands of dollars to stop a ballot referendum.
They face off against the political teams and supporters of the current and former mayor, who hope voters limit partying hours.
The measure on the ballot in November is non-binding but would be a clear sign of public opinion to the city commission.
The nightlife on South Beach generates millions of dollars and employs a few thousand people.
It also brings crowds, rowdiness, and crime, disturbing neighborhoods on the barrier island.
Read more from NBC Miami.
‘Save jobs’: South Beach hospitality workers protest 2 a.m. booze ban outside Miami Beach City Hall
As city commissioners took steps Wednesday to create more regulations for clubs and bars, more than 100 South Beach hospitality workers marched to City Hall to speak out against a citywide referendum that seeks to gauge support for a push to roll back alcohol sales to 2 a.m. from 5 a.m.
The protesters, who work at late-night clubs like Mango’s Tropical Cafe and the Clevelander, waved signs, wore matching T-shirts and shouted their opposition to any attempt at shutting down booze sales early.
Mango’s owner David Wallack led the crowd — estimated to be at least 170 workers and business leaders — in chants of “Stop the Lies” and “Vote No, Save Jobs.”
Read more from the Miami Herald.