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Looking for a new Friday night date idea? Well, look no further than our own backyard—at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.538.2000}. With 11 restaurants, eateries, and bars to choose from, just hop in the car, head to Miami’s most popular hotel, hand your keys to valet, and make a night of it… a whole night.

For a date that’s fun, fancy, and delicious, follow this guide for a Fontainebleau bar crawl like you’ve never had before:

Go early, and start with Day Drinking at Bleau Bar

We won’t judge you for actually day drinking, but this time, we’re referring to one of Bleau Bar’s best summer cocktails. As the saying goes, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so grab your sweetheart and head to the Fontainebleau right after work. The first place you’ll see when you walk in is Bleau Bar, so belly up and order two Day Drinking cocktails: it’s a mix of Pavan Liqueur de France, Whispering Angel rosé, lychee purée, and a mint and fruit garnish. Just remember to sip it slowly… after all, it is meant to be something you drink all day long.

Move on to Talladega Days at Hakkasan

Shake n’ Bake! This Talladega Days cocktail is just what you need for a hot summer night. Hakkasan is a world-renowned hotspot, and its talented team of bartenders spare no luxury in this mix of Corzo Tequila Silver, Cointreau, orange and pineapple juices, and guava purée. Throw in a hint of Filthy Black Cherry Syrup, garnish it with a fresh orchid, and drink up. Ricky Bobby!

Indulge in a Vita di Luxuary at Scarpetta

You’ve had a couple light drinks, and now it’s time to move on to the serious stuff: like this Vita di Luxuary cocktail. Part Sauternes Wine, Spring gin, Domain de Canton, lime juice, and hibiscus syrup, this drink will taste delicious when you pair it with Scott Conant’s famous spaghetti (which we also won’t judge you for ordering). The Hibiscus blossom and citrus foam garnish? Well, that just adds more pizzazz.

Finish the night with a Perfect Hemingway Daiquiri at StripSteak by Michael Mina

There’s nothing more “Florida” than this Perfect Hemingway Daiquiri: two kinds of Diplomatico Reserva rum, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, Luxardo Maraschino, and one Amarena cherry. To really treat your special someone, pair it with a sweet slice of key lime pie with caramelized honey, graham cracker crust, and lemongrass sherbet. It’s also very “Florida.”

Happy dining!

By Jennifer Agress | Miami Editor

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

By Sherri Balefsky | Miami Editor

It’s hard to believe that in March 1915, Miami Beach was only a blip on the international radar. But in true form, the city has seen exponential growth, pushing and sprawling its way into becoming one of the world’s top travel destinations and hubs for dining, arts, history, and culture.

In honor of the 100th anniversary, the iconic Fontainebleau {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.538.2000} presents several special celebratory offerings that are available throughout the month of March.

At Bleau Bar, the hotel’s hopping central lobby bar, guests can sip on the aptly named American Riviera, a lavishly curated cocktail featuring Grand Marnier 100 Year, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select, and angostura and Peychaud’s bitters topped with Champagne.

Fontainebleau Specialty Cocktail

At the acclaimed restaurant Michael Mina 74 (whose Chef de Cuisine Thomas Griese was recently named one of Zagat’s “30 under 30”), guests can celebrate the centennial in style with a three-course prix-fixe dinner for two for just $100.

Michael Mina 74

The menu offerings are as follows:

Amuse Bouche: Chef’s surprise

Choice of Appetizer:

  • Japanese Wedge Salad with carrot-ginger vinaigrette, red onion, and radish
  • Lamb Meatballs with ricotta dumplings, Meyer lemon, and date chutney
  • Ahi & Hamachi Poppers with Sriracha aïoli, cilantro, tobiko, and crispy riceHamachi Poppers Michael Mina 74

Choice of Entrée: 

  • Florida Snapper 
with crispy shrimp “fried rice,” pineapple, and curry broth
  • Lobster Cavatelli with poppyseed, lemon beurre blanc, and chervil
  • Braised Beef Short Rib with Moroccan-spiced carrots and vadouvan couscous

Choice of Dessert to Share:

  • MM74 Beignets with Macallan 18 and caramel pudding
  • Rocky Road profiteroles with milk chocolate, hazelnut, and marshmallow

For information or reservations, call 1.877.326.7412 or visit fontainebleau.com/100miamibeach. You can be sure to see us there!