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A Taste Of Miami

Industry Locals Reveal Their Top Recommendations For After-hours Fun

New York isn’t the only city that never sleeps. From colorful chic bistros and bodegas to bright lights and bottle service, Miami has plenty of diversions for visitors after the show gates close. We asked a few industry locals where they go to play after the horns blow.

“Tapas y Tintos on Española Way. The Latin charm of Española Way takes you to another world. The food at Tapas y Tintos is authentic Spanish tapas complete with sangria by the pitcher. I believe nightly after 10 p.m. they put on a show with Spanish guitar and flamenco dancers.”
—Rob Carron, Willis Marine

“My perfect SoBe evening starts at Tap Tap for authentic Haitian cuisine, like coconut and shrimp legim with mojitos, followed by drinks at Tantra to heighten the senses, then a VIP table at Club LIV in the Fontainebleau to dance and be seen.”
—Danielle Butler, Hill Betts & Nash

“As a misplaced southerner, there’s only one option: Yardbird, on Lenox Avenue, brings The South to South Beach. Chicken n’ waffles, shrimp n’ grits... right in the heart of Miami Beach. Wash it down with three fingers of bourbon and you’re right back home.”
—Andrew Parkinson, Yachts International

“I love taking clients out on a small boat for an ICW cruise during Miami shows. A good bottle of wine, the quiet of the water, the city lights. For some, it’s probably not as exciting as being seen at the newest Miami Beach hotspot, but for me it’s perfect. We really have one of the world’s greatest cruising grounds; why not show it off?”
—Bob Denison, Denison Yacht Sales

“Studio is a neat little karaoke bar under the Shelborne Hotel on Collins Avenue. It’s not your typical South Beach stop—it’s a dive—but definitely a fun way to end the evening.”
—Sara Ingersoll, Marshall Islands Registry/IRI

“Rare Steakhouse is where it’s at. Best steak I ever had, and the char was to perfection.”
—Alan Murphy, Pioneer Linens

“Juvia. It’s a chic French/Japanese/Peruvian fusion restaurant on Lincoln Road. A private elevator takes you to a penthouse oceanview dining room, the DJ sets a groovy mood, the food is delicious and the ambiance is straight sexy!”
—Summer Osterman, Burgess Yachts

“The Design District is a trendy place to explore Miami’s eclectic cultural scene. Abundant art galleries, distinctive architecture and chic fashion make visiting this historic neighborhood a truly unique experience. Harry’s Pizzeria is a great spot. The chef brews his own beers. Reasonably priced, relaxed atmosphere, perfect for unwinding after the boat show.”
—Maggie Hinesley, Camper & Nicholsons