8 Spots for a Guys Night Out in Miami

Heading out for a night of fun with the boys? When you're in Miami, this doesn't mean settling for a night of poker in your den or renting a fistful of Clint Eastwood DVDs. You can canvas the town and find a restaurant that will keep piling sirloin on your plate until you send out a red light or blues club that's been boozing up locals since 1912. Miami also lets you get into the game, and that even includes legal wagering if jai-alai is up your alley. Check out our best recommendations.

Updated: October 21, 2009

Restaurants


Front Porch Cafe

1458 Ocean Dr, Miami, FL 33139

You know a night on South Beach with the boys is a success if you find yourself watching the sun rise as you work your way through a short stack of granola pancakes at this beachfront institution. Stick around and fuel up until you're sober enough to head back home.


Bars & Lounges


Tobacco Road

626 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130

A reputation for old school blues and stiff drinks have blessed this hot spot for nearly 100 years. That's an eternity in South Florida. Most nights have great dinner specials if you commit to a two-drink minimum. You did come ready to drink, right?


Mango's Tropical Cafe Incorporated

367 NE 61st St, Miami, FL 33137

Rowdy nightclub where singles, and those who wish they were single, drink, dance, and mingle. True to its name, you'll find mango mojitos and frozen concoctions on the menu. Don't worry. They serve the hard stuff, too.


Tavern In The Grove

3416 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

Cheap brews will satisfy the thirsty penny-pinching boys at this eternal institution in the heart of Coconut Grove. It's a short walk to all of the pricier watering holes in the area, so this is where you come to fill up before you make a scene somewhere else.


Sports


Miami Jai-Alai

3500 NW 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33142

You can always grab the cheap seats as you place your bets on players snagging "pelotas" in their "cestas." If you want to kick things up a notch, head up to the steakhouse upstairs, where you can still wager between hearty courses.


Strike

11401 NW 12th St, Miami, FL 33172

Bowling had evolved from the corny shirts on league nights. This hip venue offers an upscale twist, with stylish neon alleys and big screens at the end of every lane with sports channel programming. There is even a table-service restaurant and a lively bar to wind down before or after your frames.


Sun Life Stadium

2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Miami, FL 33056

Whether it's the Florida Marlins or the Miami Dolphins on the field, there is always a skybox worth renting with the boys. The football games typically sell out, though there are always seats to be had when the baseball diamond is in play.