Top Bars To Watch The 2014 Winter Olympics In South Florida

January 30, 2014 8:00 AM

The Winter Olympics is a magical time once every four years that enthralls all and encourages worldwide competition. This year it’s in Sochi, Russia and South Floridans from all walks of life and countries will be heading out to bars from February 7 to February 23 to cheer on America and their respective native countries. Some bars put the Miami nightlife on full display while others offer a bit of escapism with decor that is reminiscent of a winter lodge, but all offer great views of the winter games. Check out the list below to find the right bar for your personality.
bokampers Top Bars To Watch The 2014 Winter Olympics In South Florida

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Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill

15500 S.W. 29 St.
Miramar, FL 33027
(754) 400-8558

Head out to Bokampers in Miramar to get a sports bar experience with a bit of winter. First of all, it’s huge, clean and nicely decorated, complete with a fireplace that adds to the winter ambiance. The food includes signature burgers like the pretzel bacon swiss burger and the wings are out of this world. It doesn’t matter where you sit because there are views of TVs and projection screens everywhere. This is the place for sports fans, non-sports fans and if you want to bring them, children.

moes Top Bars To Watch The 2014 Winter Olympics In South Florida

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Mr. Moe’s

3131 Commodore Plaza
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(305) 442-1114

Keeping with the winter theme, Mr. Moe’s is a bar in Coconut Grove that is constructed like a log cabin. Bar hoppers can forget they live in South Florida for a bit by sipping beers, viewing the 11-foot stuffed grizzly bear, warming up by the fireplace and taking a ride on the mechanical bull. They can view the winter games on one of the 32 flat-screen TVs at their disposal. It’s great for a night out with friends and you’ll get some great burgers as well.

duffys Top Bars To Watch The 2014 Winter Olympics In South Florida

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Duffy’s Sports Grill

3969 N.E. 163rd St.
N. Miami Beach, FL 33160
(305) 760-2124

Duffy’s Sports Grill is already the official sports grill of the Miami Dolphins, Miami Marlins and the Florida Panthers, but it’s also a great place to watch the Winter Olympics. The restaurant is located on the waterfront so patrons can choose to either eat inside in the spacious restaurant and bar or venture to the patio to enjoy serene views of the water. Money is also not a problem here. Duffy’s has daily two-for-one beer specials, fantastic bar food like wings and regulars can save by using their MVP card. It’s a great way to get that sports bar feeling with a hint of South Florida style.

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finnegans river Top Bars To Watch The 2014 Winter Olympics In South Florida

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Finnegan’s River

401 S.W. 3rd Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 285-3030

Finnegan’s River is located on the Miami River and is a completely outdoor bar. If it’s not raining, sports fans can arrive by car or boat and sit down at the bar to watch the winter festivities. There is also a pool to help you cool off if the weather is cooperative. There are 10 television screens located at the bar and multiple 20-foot screens which are visible from the pool. Whether or not you have guest in town, this is a great way to see the city of Miami skyline while enjoying the Winter Games.

slackers Top Bars To Watch The 2014 Winter Olympics In South Florida

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Slackers Bar & Grill

995 W. State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 530-4758

Slackers is a medium-sized establishment with 50 HDTVs. No matter where you sit, you’ll get a great view of the games and some tables even have their own television. The crowd is mellow and is more for those looking for an authentic bar experience, but you would expect nothing less from a bar run by Wisconsin transplants. Avid beer drinkers frequent this establishment to sample the 20 craft beers on tap and regulars use their loyalty card to save on meals like ribs and steak. This bar proves that it’s totally okay to be a slacker.

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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

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