Hey South Florida! Looking for something to do, but don't know where to go? Want to try something new, but have no idea what's worth the trip? Tight on funds, and looking for a good deal? Or are you just bored, hungry, and thirsty and need a little inspiration?
Well, here's a handy guide to offer up some ideas of where to explore — and what you can eat, drink, or enjoy — in and around Miami. Bonus: there's a different suggestion for every day of the week, so you can get you groove on Monday through Sunday somewhere new.
$15 Zoo Miami Mondays
Zoo Miami just made Monday a lot more fun — and affordable. This summer, they launched $15 Monday, offering a reduced rate for you and yours through September 27, 2021. You can pay $15 (plus tax) per person, but must purchase tickets online to receive the discount. Keep in mind: there’s a limited number of tickets available, so you have to act fast. This special promotion offers a significant discount from the regular price, which is $22.95 for adults, and $18.95 for children age 3-12. (Admission is free for children age 2 and younger). For more information visit zoomiami.org.
Milkshake Tuesday at Vicky's House
On Tuesday, August 17, the 12-seat milkshake bar, tasting room, and beer store named after restaurateur, Matt “Kush” Kuscher’s mother, Vicky, will be honoring the woman herself as she celebrates her 75+1 birthday. To get the party started, Vicky’s House will be offering $5 Adult Root Beer Floats and $10 Ice Cream Nachos - house-made waffle chips topped with ice cream and all the fixin’s from 3PM to 7PM. Also debuting on this auspicious occasion, a special edition Strawberry Banana Milkshake Sour Ale dedicated to Queen V by Unbranded Brewing – available for a limited time by-the-can or in a 4-pack. In addition to milkshakes, Vicky’s House serves a variety of hand-churned locally-made ice cream by Sweet Melody, floats, two versions of red and white wine — “cheap” and “better”— as well as frosty cans of PBR and an impressive selection of specialty brews. For more information, please visit the Kush Hospitality website at kushhospitality.com.
Wild Turkey Wednesday at Tobacco Road
On Wednesday, go ahead and answer the (turkey) call at Tobacco Road by Kush, which features its Wild Turkey food and drink specials and live Rockabilly from 10 p.m. to midnight every Wednesday. Offerings include Wild Turkey Shot + Turkey Burger ($12); Turkey Mule ($7); Wild Turkey Shot + Beer ($6); and Wild Turkey shots ($5) from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Barflies and bird impersonators can also try their luck at yelps and gobbles during the weekly Turkey Call Competition where guests compete for a swag bag full of prizes. Join the fun at Tobacco Road located at 650 South Miami Avenue in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. For more information visit kushhospitality.com.
Booze & Tattoos at Time Out Market Miami Thursday, Friday, and Sunday
During the month of August, Time Out Market Miami is offering more than just a delectable dining experience for its visitors. Adding to the venue’s laundry list of stellar programming is customizable, wearable art. All month long, the market will also be home to a pop-up tattoo parlor by local ink master, Jefferson Soto, where you can sit down and get one of his hand-drawn, permanent tattoos. Jefferson will be onsite Thursday and Friday from 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. The sprawling food hall located right off Lincoln Road is the perfect spot to score sweet drink deals when you can pay $5 for all local draft beers, $7 for select wines-by-the-glass, and $8 for select craft cocktails from 4 to 7 p.m.
Drag Queen Bingo Thursday
Forget the lame, deadpan number callers you’ve experienced at other game nights because Time Out Market has drafted the fiercest name in Miami’s drag scene: Miss Athena Dion and her bingo night take over at the market happening every Thursday at 7 p.m. The city’s most in-demand diva keeps you entertained with a speedy one-hour round, featuring extended happy hour pricing on cocktails for players and a few $25 Time Out Market gift cards up for grabs. Games are free to join and groups of all ages and sizes are welcome to try their luck at filling up a card. Not into games? Arrive at 8 p.m. for RuPaul’s Drag Race Watch Party, also hosted by Ms. Dion. For information visit timeout.com/miami/time-out-market/drag-bingo-at-time-out-market-miami.
Friday Happy Hour at Cervecería La Tropical
Cuba’s oldest brewery and Wynwood’s newest hotspot, Cervecería La Tropical, has revamped its Happy Hour offerings and extended the hours, giving guests even more reasons to head to the brewery. Wednesdays through Fridays, La Tropical will offer an all-new happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. with unbeatable food and beverage deals including $5 beers, $6 Tank-To-Glass Beers, and $10 Beer Cocktails; as well as executive chef Cindy Hutson’s Latin/Caribbean-themed bites like $1 tacos, $3 chicharron, $2 plantain chips and $3 cubo de cojones (Latin speak for bacalao fritters). Those who wish to stick around post-happy hour Friday are invited to enjoy live music performances, which are programmed weekly at the brewery from Friday to Sunday. Weekend lineups can be found on La Tropical’s Instagram. For more information visit cervecerialatropical.com.
Drag Queen Story Hour Sunday
Yes, this is exactly what it sounds like: an over-the-top, fabulous hour spent with local drag icon, CC Glitzer, who will be reading live for kiddos every Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. From offering children of all ages a positive, glamorous role model and promoting inclusivity to inspiring a love of reading, we couldn’t think of a better person to lead the little ones of Miami in a story hour. There's just nothing sweeter than encouraging a child’s curiosity in a safe and positive space. Tickets are $5 and — bonus — includes a free scoop of ice cream from nearby Azucar. For more information visit: timeout.com/miami/things-to-do/drag-queen-story-hour-with-cc-glitzer.