When it comes to filling up a typically abandoned Miami athletic stadium, it’s not rocket science. Just add booze. If you beer it they will come, which is what will happen from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at the 3rd Annual Miami Beer Festival at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way. Kegfuls of craft and international breweries will be on, er, tap serving their most stellar suds. There will also be food trucks and DJs. Admission os $40 for general population and $50 for VIP which includes an extra hour of specialty beers poured only during that hour. Food is additional as are the Marlins season tickets. For more information on the beer fest go to www.miamibeerfestival.com.
There aren’t too many places in the country at which a tailgating party involves swimming in water that hasn’t frozen over. Consider yourselves lucky and celebrate even if your fave team is not playing the big game at a pre-game pool party Sunday, Feb. 1 at Monty’s Sunset, 300 Alton Road, where 2 p.m. is the official kick off time for an afternoon of debauchery in the form of live bands, DJs, raw bar, drink specials and, eventually if you are still coherent, the actual Super Bowl shown on 30 HDTVs including a huge, inflatable projection screen. For those unable to walk, hobble or stumble in or out of there, they’re offering free rides down the beach to and from the party in one of their souped-up golf carts. Over at the Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave., a similarly splashy affair, with its 1 p.m. pool party followed by a 5 p.m. Bowl watch party in the Red Room where there will be game-appropriate food and drink specials, including a $25 pitcher of beer and an $8 hot dog.
Showing (Pig) Skin
Talk about distractions. E11EVEN, 29 NE 11th St., Miami’s most celebrated, celebrity purveyor of T&A is getting in on the big game too and, as to be expected, it’s making it rain in the form of a full open bar and a barbecue tailgate catered by Pride and Joy BBQ, which is actually bringing its own smoker to the parking lot in case it’s not smoking enough inside. In addition to the assorted eye candy, there will be big screens showing the real game should you find yourself interested in that sort of action. The open bar and BBQ go from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $30 for women and $75 for men. (There are some exceptions to that whole equality thing, huh?)