Your Guide to Miami Beach Summer Eating and Drinking 2023
Summer is an ideal time to eat and drink in Miami Beach and this guide will lead you to the best of it all. From old-standbys to hot newcomers, check out these standout dining and drinking options this summer in Miami Beach. Here’s a foodie itinerary for some of the best culinary delights in town.
Start the Day off Right with Breakfast Tacos at Naked Taco
It’s all things tacos, tequila, and Día de Los Muertos at Naked Taco. Pick a sunny streetside table at the Collins Avenue Mexican eatery to enjoy the breakfast tacos served with scrambled eggs, queso fresco, and carne asada. Pair them with a Tequila Sunrise and wash it all down with a plate of Breakfast Churros for a meal worth waking up for. It’s a culinary moment you’ll want to take advantage of while the sun is shining.
For a quicker option, visit Canvas Café within The Sagamore. The warm and cozy coffee bar serves hot drinks and fresh pastries like chocolate croissants, dulce de leche muffins, sweet and savory danish, and so much more.
Eat Lunch at one of the Best Sushi Spots in Miami Beach
Everyone loves a light dish in the summer and sushi is a great way to endure the heat. Plus, it’s packed with protein that will fuel your body for the rest of the day. There’s nothing more fulfilling than a healthy plate of fresh fish from one of SoBe’s sushi restaurants, of which there are many. Some of our favorite spots include Paperfish, Sushi Song, Tanuki, SuViche, Toni’s Sushi Bar, and Pubbelly Sushi.
Drink Tropical Cocktails at The Sagamore’s Pool Bar
Summers can be sizzling here in Miami Beach. A tasty summertime concoction will help cool things down. The Sagamore’s Pool Bar is the perfect spot to unwind with your favorite cocktail and get your splash on. The bar is open every day, with weekday Happy Hour and mix-and-match buckets of beer, hard seltzers, and canned cocktails. Plus, there’s wine and an impressive menu of House and Frozen cocktails, all of which can be served in a pitcher if you’re in a sharing mood. Try our namesake drink, The Sagamore Coco Loco, made with Santa Zacapa 23 rum, piña colada, and coconut water, and served in our signature coconut.
Snack on Tropical Fruit from the Lincoln Road Farmers Market
Stock up on fresh fruits every Sunday at the Lincoln Road Farmer’s Market. The year-round market always has an abundance of delicious and nutritious tropical fruits from local growers that are hard to come by elsewhere. Fruits like mango, jackfruit, avocado, dragon fruit, passion fruit, and papaya are almost always available, but keep an eye out for unique tropical fruits like sapodilla, canistel, mamey, lychees, longans, and mamones.
Visit the Best Rooftop Bars in Miami Beach
Miami Beach’s rooftop bars are always a draw. Plan your visit to these open-air setups when the heat is bearable. A few of our favorite summer cocktails can be found at Juvia high above Lincoln Road, the 70s inspired rooftop lounge Highbar, and MILA (try MILA’s Eastern Sunset, a revitalizing blend of Siete Misterios mezcal, Vida mezcal, watermelon, rhubarb, yuzu, mint, and shiso).
Dine Al Fresco for Dinner at the Best Outdoor Restaurants in Miami Beach
Summertime outdoor dining season is shining as bright as ever. Miami Beach has plenty of restaurants that have perfected the art of al fresco dining. Now that the sun has receded, it’s the perfect time to have a seat at a restaurant patio along famed SoBe streets like Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue, and Española Way.
Have a Glass of Wine and Share Small Plates at Water Lion Wine + Alchemy Bar
Named ‘Best Wine Bar’ by Miami Herald, the whimsical wine and cocktail bar opened in December 2021 at The Sagamore and has been making waves in SoBe ever since. Water Lion’s cozy 10-seat bar and 12-seat dining space features a relaxed vibe paired with beverage offerings like beer, cider, sake, and an in-house fermentology-based mixology program of artisanal low- and no-ABV cocktails. The highlight of the menu is their ever-evolving selection of wine, paired with light plates like raw oysters, top-quality charcuterie, chopped shrimp dip, and deviled eggs topped with options like prosciutto di parma, truffle paste, and osetra caviar.
Grab an Ice Cream Cone at The Frieze
Whether it’s summer or not, a scoop from The Frieze Ice Cream Factory is always a good idea. Made fresh daily, their all-natural, super premium ice cream comes in both nostalgic and innovative, eyebrow-raising flavors like grape-nuts n’ raisins, green tea, and mamey sapote. The Lincoln Road ice cream parlor also has real liqueur flavors like Pink Champagne sorbet, red wine sorbet, and bourbon maple walnut, as well as dairy-free real fruit sorbets like tamarind, key lime, lychee, and guanábana (soursop).
Sip a Fresh Pressed Juice or Smoothie
It’s summer, and juices and smoothies are a great way to fight the heat while staying hydrated. Stay energized and refreshed at places like Juice & Java or The Smoothie Shop, which offers an extensive menu of fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies using ingredients like mint, coconut, pineapple, guava, kiwi, melon, papaya, lychee, kale, cilantro, jalapeno, and avocado.
Is this talk of summertime sips and bites making you hungry for a trip to Miami Beach? Treat yourself to an array of tempting dishes and drinks with The Sagamore’s on-site dining options like Canvas Café, Water Lion, Pool Bar, and more tempting dishes delivered to your room or poolside post.
Savor the sunny shores of South Beach this season with The Sagamore’s special offers, available only on our website, and start booking your travel plans with us in Miami Beach. Now for a limited time, our Sagamore Summer Escape includes up to 20% off your stay, plus exclusive perks like a beverage credit to the Pool Bar, tickets to the Pérez Art Museum Miami, and a complimentary room upgrade.