The night that kicks off the next six weeks of festivities is Thanksgiving Eve, AKA Drinks-giving. The nationwide booze-centric “holiday” is the time to gather friends — and in some cases family — and hit the town.
In true Miami fashion, plenty of places are celebrating this unofficial celebratory evening, from pre-holiday happy hours and special events to late-night live entertainment. For our four top picks, check out the alphabetical list below.
Dogfish Head Miami
325 NW 24th St., Miami
Thanksgiving Eve means plenty of savings at Dogfish Head Miami, where craft beer lovers can gather to enjoy an all-day happy hour with $5 select beers and discounted food on Wednesday, November 24. Before you head home, make your own variety pack with a selection of vintage bottles and 16-ounce-can four-packs to keep the party rolling into Thanksgiving Day.
1000 East 16th St., Hialeah
On Thanksgiving Eve, Kush Hialeah’s La Cocina Cocteleria will commemorate the anniversary of Fidel Castro’s last day on earth with a Cuban-style pachanga, “F*ck Fidel.” Beginning at 5 p.m., the restaurant will fire up the Caja China for “El Cubano Completo” platters that include generous portions of lechón asado, moros, and yuca alongside the bar’s signature “Pata Sucia” punch (served in a souvenir cup). To keep the festivities going, the staff will pass out complimentary Havana Club rum shots starting at 10:39 p.m. for a proper farewell toast. Event highlights include a Fidel Castro piñata, domino tables, live music, customized “F*ck Fidel” cigars, and a local artisan market for guests to get a head start on Black Friday shopping.
101 NE 34th St., Miami
Hyde Midtown’s rooftop hotspot, with its moonlit panoramic views of the city, is giving diners and drinkers a special reason to gather on November 24. Beginning at 5 p.m., revelers can enjoy specially priced $10 Tito’s mules and the bar’s signature “El Diablos” all night long. Later in the evening, DJs will be hitting the decks to hype up the special dance performances from the Salvaje’s visiting troupe.
The Wharf Miami
114 SW North River Dr, Miami
Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve Wharf-style at Miami’s favorite riverside locale. This week, the venue comemmorates the night before Thanksgiving with $1 Wharf lagers and $3 select wines by the glass from 4 to 7 p.m.