Paint and sip is a relatively new trend that is spreading across the country like wildfire. It’s a bring your own beverage (BYOB) event that combines the love of painting with the love of alcohol. Unlike most art classes, all skill levels are welcome and each student works on their own version of the same painting with step-by-step instruction by an art professional. Many venues have put their own twist on the trend with some providing food and alcohol onsite and others offering painting options other than canvas like pottery and glass. So check out the list below to see which paint and sip fits your budget and preference and create a work of art that is uniquely you in a relaxing, calming and fun environment.

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Bottle And Botega
2765 S.W. 27th Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 505-9344
www.bottleandbottega.com

Bottles and Botega is a pop-up paint and sip that makes great use of South Florida venues. You can typically find one of its parties at The Broken Shaker or at its newest venue, Red Koi Lounge, which comes complete with a special food and drink menu. The price ranges from $35 to $45 per class, not including drinks and food, and events are held several times a month. Just go to the website, pick a designated painting night convenient for you and sign up. All you have to do is show up 20 to 30 minutes early and the painting supplies, aprons and drinks are waiting for you.

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Vino Van Gogh
153 N.E. 4th Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33483
(561) 272-5272
www.vinovangoghfl.com

Besides the unbelievably cool name, Vino Van Gogh is a great paint and sip venue. Its studio is located in Delray Beach and its classes are held six nights a week with multiple sessions on the weekends. Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours long and the price ranges from $35 to $40. All painting supplies are included in the price and the only additional cost is the BYOB. Food is not provided onsite but this venue does offer the option to bring your own. Like most paint and sips, all you have to do is go online to select the night and painting of your choice and you are well on your way to creating a work of art, no matter what your skill level is.

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Joe Picasso’s
495 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 462-2551
www.joepicassos.com

Joe Picassos is a South Florida artistic original. Its BYOB paint and sip includes both canvas and pottery, depending on the night you attend. Every Wednesday night is Ladies Night and students arriving after 5 p.m. can get a 15-percent discount off the price of their pottery painting. Canvas painting classes are also available with a designated painting per night and guests should check the website’s calendar for event information and pricing. The best part is that if you’ve caught the painting bug, you can return for one of its many other pottery and painting classes and get a more in-depth study of the arts, making this is a great location for the all around artist.

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Paints N’ Cocktails
10029 Cleary Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 514-7383
www.paintsncocktails.com

Paints n’ Cocktails is awesome because it really make uses of the wine theme. Guests can either paint on the standard canvas or they can opt to paint on a provided wine glass and take home a DIY souvenir of the night. Just like other paint and sips, you sign up online for a BYOB event by choosing your date and painting. The price is $35 to $45 for a two- to three-hour class and all supplies are included, even the wine openers and cups. As an additional bonus, participants who don’t like their work or want to complete an unfinished product can return for one free one-hour session held once per month to touch up their painting and receive more instruction. How cool is that?


Bailey Contemporary Art (BaCA)
41 N.E. 1st St.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
(954) 284-0141
www.bacapompano.com

Bailey Contemporary Art might be the best bang for your buck. Its BYOB paint and sip classes are only $30 and are held every Friday, but it’s highly recommended to try one of its many other events during the week for a more communal experience. This two-story contemporary art gallery also has exhibits, poetry and spoken word events, artist housing and film screenings. Not bad for a newly renovated former hotel.

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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.

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