There are some occasions when you embrace the Las Vegas feel of Miami Beach and there are others when that sounds like a nightmare. For the latter, there’s Sweet Liberty. It’s packed at night, but when you’re looking to day drink it’s a good spot to hide out from the larger crowds. They have an extensive cocktail list and the food menu includes great snacks, like fried chicken, spicy tots, and cauliflower nachos, along with $0.75 oysters during Happy Hour.
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Joe’s Take Away is the much more casual location next door to Joe’s Stone Crab where you can show up in shorts and get food to go.
Pinch Kitchen is a spot in the Upper East Side that feels super casual, but serves a wide range of really great food.
Tap 42 Midtown
Tap 42 is a casual restaurant in Midtown where you can sit outside, have some drinks, and eat a really good burger.
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Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in South Beach serves fried chicken and other Southern classics in a stylish space.
Michael’s Genuine is one of the only places you can go for a low-key brunch or casual dinner in the Design District.
Baby Jane in Brickell serves strong drinks and Japanese drinking food, like ramen and friend chicken.
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