8 spots in Miami that are going all out for the Rio Olympics

Gearing up for the Summer Olympics but don’t yet know where to celebrate? Head to any of these game-ready spots and geat ready for #Rio2016. 

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1. JohnMartin’s Restaurant & Irish Pub

This iconic spot in Coral Gables will welcome the 2016 Rio Olympics with an exclusive premiere party on Friday, Aug. 5. Starting at 4:30 p.m., the festivities will include a Brazilian dancer, a Gisele Bundchen look-a-like contest, prize giveaways, carnival masks and Rio themed food and caipirinhas. The Opening Ceremony will stream live from all seven of the pub’s TVs. 

253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

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2. Brazilian Olympics Party & Battle Ball Brawl

Head to the Wynwood Yard on Friday, Aug. 5 and celebrate the opening night of the Olympics with $5 caipirinhas all day at Mortar & Pistil, screenings of the opening ceremonies, and a full-on battle ball brawl beginning at 7 p.m. Competitors can don a battle ball suit and compete battle royale style at The Wynwood Yard’s honorary Battle Ball Royale tournament. Admission is free to the event, $20 for Battle Ball Royale (tickets are available here). 

The lots at 56, 64, and 70 NW 29th Street, Miami

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3. BLT Prime

Doral’s BLT Prime is ready for Rio with a new Olympics-inspired burger board offering a wide selection of global culinary burger options. From a jerk pork patty burger representing Jamaica, to a beef, tofu, rice noodle and stir fry burger representing China, the new Olympics menu launches Aug. 5 and will be available for lunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays for the duration of the Olympic Games. Oh, and guests also get to enjoy a $5 draft beer of choice with the purchase of any burger – sounds like a solid gold deal to us.

4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral

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4. The Lounge at The Setai

The Setai wants guests to get comfy as they cheer on their favorite team in their luxe and opulent lounge. Beginning Friday, Aug. 5, The Lounge will take on the semblance of a Copacabana Beach setting, featuring live streaming of the games on a big screen TV every day. Guests can also beat the heat Brazilian style with The Lounge’s latest speciality cocktail, the Olympic-Rings made with vodka, lemon and lime, and champagne, accompanied by Life Savers or gummy rings.

2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

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5. The Carillon

Miami Beach’s The Carillon will celebrate the Olympics with a prime time viewings of the games accompanied by a special selection of four new caipirinhas and a Rio-inspired tapas menu from restaurant Thyme. Feast on a range of Brazilian-themed dishes by Chef de Cuisine Denevin Miranda, ranging from churrascarria steak, croquettas, empanadas, and grilled sausages. 

 6801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

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6. Steak Brasil Churrascaria

Downtown Miami’s Steak Brasil Churrascaria will offer guests the opportunity to savor the games with an all-you-can-eat rodizio for just $20.16 paired with two-for-one caipirinhas. The famed steakhouse will of course be livestreaming the summer Olympics on its six big screen TVs. 

190 SE 1st Ave, Miami

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7. SUSHISAMBA Miami Beach

The iconic South Beach hot spot will celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with Brazilian-inspired cocktails and cuisine from August 5th through the 21st. On the cocktail menu guests will find plenty of cachaça in both the Kiwi and Strawberry Sake Caipirinhas. Guests can also beat the heat with a Kaffirinha Ice Pop, crafted in-house with Kaffir lime leaves infused in cachaça and  churned with lime and sugar​. For the munchies, you can enjoy a selection of Brazilian street food.

Lincoln Road Mall, 600 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach

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8. At Home

Don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your own couch and big screen? No problem! Host your own Olympic games viewing party and wow your guests with this Rio-inspired cocktail by TY KU.

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2 ounces of TY KU Coconut Nigori 

1 ounce of Bacardi 151

1 ounce of Kahlua

1 1/2 ounces of cream

Sprinkle of cinnamon

Shake and strain into martini glass. Over a bar spoonm, pour cream to float on top. Over cream float the Bacardi 151 and light it with a match. As flame burns sprinkle some cinnamon onto flame, then clap your hands over the flame to put out. Give it a stir and serve.

 

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