All Dol-Fans wish they could head out to Sun Life Stadium for every game to cheer on the Fins, but that doesn’t always work out. Whether the team’s away or you just can’t get your hands on a ticket, it is never fun to miss out. Fans might be tempted to spill a tear in their beer but there is another option. Check out this list of watch parties that are so much fun, you’ll feel like you have home-field advantage.
Dolphins Road Rally at Duffy’s Sports Grill
3969 N.E. 163rd St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
Duffy’s on the waterfront is the official sports bar of the Miami Dolphins and home of the official Miami Dolphins watch party. The Dolphins Road Rally is held during each away game complete with Dolphins cheerleaders and alumni. There are autographs, contests and your first drink is on the house if you arrive wearing Dolphins gear. Drive or park your boat on the waterfront.
Sandbar Sports Grill
3064 Grand Ave.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
For every Dolphins game, Sandbar Sports Grill has a watch party fit to please the biggest Dol-Fan. It has 26 TVs and two huge HD movie screens so there is never a bad viewing spot in the house. It also offers great drink specials during the game like $4-$5 pre-selected beers. Pair that with an order of Sandbar’s famous fish tacos and you’ve got the next best thing to tailgating.
Shuckers Bar & Grill
1819 79th St. Causeway
North Bay Village, FL 33141
Shuckers is located on North Bay Village adjacent to a Best Western Hotel on the bay. The newly remodeled establishment boasts 23 high-definition flat-screen TVs and NFL Sunday Ticket so you can take a break from the excitement of the Dolphins game to catch up on what’s going on in the rest of the league. Shuckers also serves up delicious seafood that will make fans think that the people tailgating are missing out. It’s an experience that every Dol-Fan should have.
Monty’s South Beach
300 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Located near the Miami Beach Marina, Monty’s has a pool, indoor and outdoor seating and on Sundays, it has a Miami Dolphins watch party hosted by Miami Sports Generation. The event features $3 drink specials on select beers and $5 specials on cocktails along with a discounted menu. VIP guests get reserved seating with the best views in the house.
The Playwright Irish Pub
1265 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Sometimes when you watch a Dolphins game, you just want some wings, burgers, pizza and beer. At The Playwright Irish Pub, you will find over 20 television screens, three large projection screens, five beers for $20 drink specials and a $5 food menu that includes hot dogs and pizza. It’s everything a simple fan could want besides watching the Dolphins take on a rival.
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Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.