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Make the most of Memorial Day Weekend 2018 at these South Florida events

Having fun on Miami Beach for Memorial Day Weekend.
Having fun on Miami Beach for Memorial Day Weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner. Whether you’re all about action-packed parties, champagne brunches, or low-key beachside BBQs, plan your perfect weekend with this guide to MDW in Miami.

2. Wild 'N Out

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Nick Cannon will be greeting guests all weekend long at his soon-to-open Ocean Drive sports bar, Wild ‘N Out. Stop by to meet the celebrity himself while enjoying select cocktails, bites, and beats by a live DJ.

Wild ‘N Out, 1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. Cafeina

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As part of its relaunch, Cafeina will introduce new programming this weekend, beginning Thursday, May 24 with a Piano Bar concept that will feature a professional pianist playing lounge and jazz tunes while guests sample bites from a brand new Colombian-Asian fusion menu. Then on Friday, May 25, Cafeina kicks off Laughy Hour — a new weekly happy hour and stand up comedy night — from 5-9 p.m. And finally on Sunday, May 27, brunch warriors can enjoy Cafeina’s Garden of Good and Evil Sunday party, starting at 2 p.m. and offering bottomless options of frosé, champagne, and cocktails.

Cafeina, 297 NW 23rd St., Miami

297 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL 33127

7. Seaspice

Miami River view from Seaspice Restaurant. Handout

On Sunday, May 27, Seaspice will host a special Memorial Day brunch featuring live dancers, entertainment, music, and champagne by Moet & Chandon.

Seaspice, 422 NW North River Dr., Miami

422 NW North River Drive, Miami, FL 33128

12. Chill beachside


If you don’t want to leave your beach chair, download EazyO, Miami Beach’s first beachside food & beverage delivery app-based service, and get drinks and snacks delivered straight to your corner of the beach. Chilled rosé? A margarita? Coming right up.  The app is available at The Confidante Miami Beach, Fontainebleau, Hilton Cabana, Marriott Stanton and more hotels in the area.

Farmer’s Table, 1901 N Military Tr., Boca Raton

1901 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431

15. La Moderna


Take a break from all the Memorial Day Weekend madness at La Moderna, located in Miami Beach’s low-key South of Fifth neighborhood. During happy hour from 5-7:30 p.m., you’ll enjoy $6 house wines and signature cocktails, plus complimentary mini Margherita pizzas.

La Moderna, 1874 Bay Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139

1874 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

18. Quarterdeck

Quarterdeck Dania Beach

Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28, all Quarterdeck locations will offer Jack Daniel’s chicken wings and select cocktails for $19.99. Signature Quarterdeck cups will be in theme with American flags throughout the summer.

Quarterdeck, multiple locations

Española Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139

21. Glass & Vine

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Located in the heart of Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, Glass & Vine will celebrate Memorial Day by extending their signature weekend brunch to Monday, May 28. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Glass & Vine, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove

2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove

22. The Strand Bar & Grill

Enjoy a staycation at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort this weekend, and brunch to your heart’s content at The Strand from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday — because bottomless mimosas or rose for $25 is always a good idea.

The Strand Bar & Grill, 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

23. Etaru Hallandale

This beachside Hallandale hot spot will host a Memorial Day cookout on Monday, May 28 from noon until 5 p.m. There will be a live DJ, a pop-up shop by Heed Spa, an a la cart food and beverage menu with ETARU favorites, cocktails, and an outdoor grill.
Etaru Hallandale, 111 South Surf Rd., Hallandale Beach
111 South Surf Rd., Hallandale Beach

24. Tap 42

Enjoy Tap 42’s famous $20 bottomless brunch during Memorial Day Weekend, including bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Funky Buddha Floridian beer. Brunch takes place from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Tap 42, 301 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables

301 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables