Beloved Downtown Miami hole-in-the-wall speakeasy reopens over one year later
Due to the pandemic, The Corner announced they were closing on March 16, 2020 until “further notice.” However, after closing for over a year, the late-night bar in Downtown Miami has reopened its doors once more to the relief of their regular patrons.
Where to watch the Kentucky Derby in Miami and Fort Lauderdale
The Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 1., and bars across Miami and Fort Lauderdale are serving classic Derby juleps and bites for the first time since 2019. We’ve rounded up Kentucky Derby events with some southern charm being offered across Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
A ‘home rum!’ Coconut Cartel slushy bar opens at the Miami Marlins stadium
The Miami Marlins have officially partnered with Coconut Cartel Special Añejo, the aged Guatemalan Rum proofed with fresh Central-American coconut water, and will be served throughout Miami Marlins’ home ballpark, loanDepot park, for the duration of the 2021 baseball season.
They’re back! Free water trolleys return to Fort Lauderdale for hopping between restaurants, bars, and more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Free boat trolleys have returned to downtown Fort Lauderdale’s New River after nearly a year of being out of service due to the pandemic. The Riverwalk Water Trolley, which is managed by the City of Fort Lauderdale, links visitors and residents in Fort Lauderdale to some of the most popular bars and restaurants along Las Olas, and even museums and parks — all at zero cost. According to the City of Fort Lauderdale, they just restarted their service on March 12 after near a year on hiatus. The trolley has eight stops, four on each side of New River, and runs daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. To order a trolley, simply call 954-TROLLEY to request a pick-up. For more information on the trolley, or to find out how to hop on one yourself, click here.
Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Miami 2021
MIAMI – Although St. Patrick’s Day may look and feel a little different this year, there are still bars and restaurants across the county bringing the luck of the Irish to the 305. Here are some spots across Miami-Dade hosting St. Patrick’s Day celebrations:
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale bans out-of-state spring breakers under 23
In a statement posted Friday on Instagram, The Wharf Fort Lauderdale, (a popular bar in Fort Lauderdale, with a location in Miami), announced the shocking measure: Through March 31, they will restrict guests with out-of-state IDs to those 23 or older. The post reads, in part, “During Spring Break season #WharfFTL will be 23+ for all guests with out-of-state ID 😄 #KnotWorking.”The smiley face emoji truly seems to speak volumes, as reports of packed bars with maskless patrons have started surfacing late this week. AdThe mayor is well aware of issues the city has had at The Wharf. In Miami Beach, the city has increased spring break police staffing but said what’s been seen so far is nothing compared to what visitors can expect this weekend. According to officials, more enforcement measures will be implemented this week, with school off for spring break and increased occupancy rates at local hotels.
Wynwood’s Wood Tavern to close its doors for good
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – After over a decade of drawing lines out the door for their cocktails, beer, and tacos, Wood Tavern in Wynwood is closing its doors for good on March 14. Wood Tavern will be closing its doors for good Sunday 3/14/21 Please let us gather our thoughts. #EndOfEra”Owner of Wood Tavern and Miami Bar Group, Cesar Morales, put out a statement on Instagram, Tuesday, explaining the reason behind the sudden closure. It reads, in part, “There is a lot to share about Wood Tavern. For more information about Wood Tavern, click here.
Tobacco Road is back! Famous dive bar returns to Brickell
MIAMI – Tobacco Road is back! According to the Miami Herald, the dive bar known for being a local hotspot after midnight is returning to South Miami Avenue in Brickell after being shut down in 2014. However, the bar won’t be a replica of the old one. Although it won’t be located at Tobacco Road’s original location, (which has since been torn down,) the bar will be at the former River Oyster Bar that is only two doors down from the original location. The menu will range from craft beer to elevated bar foods, such as chili, barbecue chicken nachos, wings (that will be similar to the ones Tobacco Road used to sell), and bang-bang shrimp.
3 nabbed at Johannesburg airport with gold in carry-on bags
In this photo supplied by the South African Police Services (SAPS), gold bars weighing 73.5 kilograms (162 pounds) are photographed at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Police are investigating a possible international gold smuggling syndicate after three suspects were arrested with the gold bars in their carry-on luggage. (South African Police Services via AP)JOHANNESBURG – South African police are investigating a possible international gold smuggling syndicate after three suspects were arrested at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg with gold bars weighing 73.5 kilograms (162 pounds) in their carry-on luggage. “Upon questioning of the suspects and further inspection of their hand luggage, officials discovered the gold bars and some foreign currency,” said police spokeswoman Col. Athlenda Mathe.
81-year-old behind bars for pet violation
81-year-old behind bars for pet violation An 81-year-old great-grandmother spent two nights in a Maryland detention center for a minor pet violation committed nearly a year ago. As WJZ's GiGi Barnett reports, the senior citizen says her punishment doesn't fit the crime.cbsnews.com