Miami, keep your pots and pans close because the Heat are set to play the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals once again. This time around, the Celtics are coming in to the series as the No. 2 seed in the East, while the Heat are a No. 8 seed — the second to make it this far in the history of the NBA playoffs.
For fans looking to cheer on their favorite team alongside a crowd, there are tons of restaurants and bars televising the game that Miami has to offer. Here are just 18 our favorite destinations for a prime game-watching experience. Go Heat!
1. CMX Stone Sports Bar, Brickell
Go big or go home at this prime Brickell City Centre spot housing the largest indoor LED screen in Florida. Since it is located next to a movie theater, whether you catch a screening before or after the game, you’re sure to have the best seat in the house to watch the Heat battle it out. Enjoy gourmet food options, a full menu of signature handcrafted cocktails and a list of wine and beer.
Find CMX Stone Sports Bar at 701 S Miami Ave Suite 401.
2. Grails, Wynwood
This one-of-a-kind sports bar housing over 70 TVs is perfect for the heart and “sole” of every Heat fan. Decked with sneakers on display indoors and outdoors, grab a bite in their lounge or their patio covered in colorful murals, and drink from their creative cocktail list, served in a ceramic Air Jordan sneaker you can take home with you. Happy hour specials run from 4-7 p.m. and include some $8 food and drinks, Monday through Friday.
Find Grails at 2800 N Miami Ave.
3. The Wharf, Downtown
This is Miami after all, so watching the game on the water should be an option. There’s always something fun going on at The Wharf and watch parties are not a rarity. Soak up the city skyline views, indulge in food truck grub and delicious drinks, and catch the game on one of their many flat-screens. Upcoming watch parties can be found on their events page here.
Find The Wharf at 114 SW North River Drive.
4. Flanigan’s, multiple locations
We couldn’t get through this list without adding South Florida’s most iconic seafood bar! Flanny’s is a great gathering place for sports watching, but you might want to get there quickly because their locations fill up pretty quickly on Heat nights. If you manage to snag a reservation, they offer 50% off beer, wine and liquor every night, from 9 p.m. ’til close.
Find all Flanigan’s locations here.
5. Batch Gastropub, Brickell
For years, Batch has been the go to spot in the city for when you want to grab a beer with friends and catch the latest game on the big screen. Not only will you be surrounded by fellow Heat supporters, but you’ll also have access to incredible deals like 5 for $25 Mix & Match 16 oz buckets, $5 Barn Burner Shots and $5 Bud Light drafts. And don’t forget their delicious classic wings and sliders to truffle fries and baby back ribs, perfect for snacking while watching.
Find Batch Gastropub at 30 SW 12th Street.
6. Clevelander, South Beach
If you’re looking to enjoy the postseason game with a side of party on Ocean Drive, then this is the ideal spot. Adjacent to their swimming pool, lit up in neon and full of live DJs and dancers, is the Kush at Clevelander Sports Bar. There are all kinds of monitors screening the game and their outdoor 20-foot LED screen is sure to stick out. Show your support for the team by trying their mouthwatering Miami Heat burger.
Find The Clevelander South Beach at 1020 Ocean Dr.
7. Bay 13 Brewery, Coral Gables
Australian brewpub Bay 13’s biggest draw might be its fish & chips and expansive patio where one can enjoy crisp brews. Its eight watch screens and stadium-surround sound stay on with the Miami Heat and all playoffs, they offer $25 pitchers, $7 pints and $5 pots.
Find Bay 13 Brewery & Kitchen at 65 Alhambra Plaza.
8. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, Coconut Grove & South Beach
This lively Mexican restaurant is an awesome place to watch the Heat play while you stuff your face with tacos and margaritas. Not all Bodegas are created equal, so keep note that only their lounge locations — Coconut Grove and South Beach — will be playing the games on the big screens!
Find Bodega at 3419 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, and 1220 16th St, Miami Beach.
9. Sandbar Sports Grill, Coconut Grove
This beachy Coconut Grove spot is home to five pound burritos, world-famous fish tacos and 40 great beers on tap. Whether you catch a seat indoors or in their patio, Sandbar also features dozens of screens, including a 155-inch projector televising the game. Monday through Friday happy hour from 3-7 p.m. offers half-priced drinks.
Find Sandbar Sports Grill at 3064 Grand Ave.
10. Bottled Blonde, Wynwood
You’ll never miss a game at Bottled Blonde, thanks to its 49 HD TVs and LED walls positioned around the bar. Arrive for a fresh slice of pizza and wings in their beer garden and stay for the elite atmosphere. The best part is that Bottled Blonde transforms into a nightclub after dark, so you’re sure to have a great time no matter the outcome of the team’s scores!
Find Bottled Blonde at 2838 NW 2nd Ave Bldg 2.
11. American Social, Brickell
American Social’s screens on one side will have you catching the action and soaking in the sights of the historic Miami River on the other. Take advantage of their happy hour Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. and their impressive menu of American classics like signature burgers, wings and on-tap beer.
Find American Social at 690 SW 1st Ct.
12. John Martin’s, Coral Gables
Try your luck at this quintessential Irish pub, which is home to epic watch parties to celebrate the upcoming games. There are multiple flat screens, so you will feel like you’re right in the middle of the action and won’t miss a single minute! Root for your team with a cold beer in one hand and a fork digging into delectable Irish food in the other. And don’t miss out on “Lucky Hour” featuring half priced Irish beer and whiskeys on Mondays through Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Find John Martin’s at 253 Miracle Mile.
13. Black Market Miami, Downtown
Support your team from one of Black Market’s locations, Downtown Miami or Bayside Marketplace, and enjoy 2-for-1 drink deals Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m. in addition to a menu full of burgers, tacos, salads and more. Notably known for its theming around the nostalgia of ’80s Miami, reminisce about the city’s sports past and present while witnessing the Heat battle it out on one 40 TVs.
Find Black Market at 168 SE 1st St and 401 Biscayne Blvd Unit 225-N.
14. SHOTS, Wynwood
Shots is the ultimate spot if you want clubbing with a side of playoff action. There are massive screens broadcasting every heart-stopping moment for the crowd and a half-off all signature drinks happy hour. Satisfy your cravings during the game with an array of mouthwatering shots, buckets and cocktails.
Find Shots at 311 NW 23rd Street.
15. Prison Pals Brewing Co., Doral
In the heart of Doral, Prison Pals’ vibrant taproom sets the stage for an unforgettable viewing experience. As the playoffs unfold on multiple screens, you’ll find yourself surrounded by fellow fans indulging in the meticulously crafted brews, each one bursting with unique flavors.
Find Prison Pals Brewing at 8205 NW 12th St #3.
16. Tacology, Brickell
Picture this: two large screens strategically placed throughout Tacology, ensuring that no matter where you sit, they’ll have a perfect view of the game. Whether someone decides to sit at the bar, lounge at a table or take in the ambiance of the outdoor seating area, take in every single moment of the Miami Heat’s quest for victory. To complement game day, guests can sip on handcrafted margs or a perfectly chilled beer to celebrate each and every point!
Find Tacology at 4th Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave.
17. Maü Miami, Midtown
Hit up the group chat, put on your Heat jerseys and head over to Maü Miami for one of the best game-watching experiences thanks to their ultra 200-inch outdoor screen. Normally, you’d head to this Bohemian-style restaurant for its energized ambiance and delectable Mediterranean bites like filet skewers and maki rolls, but that doesn’t change when embracing the White Hot Heat.
Find Maü Miami at 3252 NE 1st Ave Suite 109.
18. Cantina La Veinte, Brickell
Every dunk, three-pointer and jaw-dropping moment can be seen from Cantina La Veinte’s lineup of outdoor TVs (by the water too!) and two large projectors. We suggest arriving early for their happy hour, which runs until 7 p.m. for zesty tacos and refreshing margaritas!
Find Cantina La Veinte at 495 Brickell Avenue.