Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Save Our Pubs and Bars!

NPR just posted a story about fighting the recession by visiting your local pubs. In particular, British pubs are being especially hard hit, as they are closing at an absurd rate of 52 a week! It seems pretty insane that so many pubs are closing and it makes me think of all the little haunts we've got in our own town. If I could, I would hop on a plane now and drink all over the U.K. if I had well, the money. If you ARE in the U.K., however, encourage your friends to grab at least one drink at the pub before going home! Or else all your favorite haunts will be gone.

Here in Miami, we don't really have much in the way of pubs, but we've got our own little bars. I've only seen one neighborhood bar close in the last year (R.I.P. Hooligan's Pub! - Tony Roma's and Bennigan's don't count...), but I would prefer that no other bars/pubs close any time soon. Here's my plug for some of my favorite neighborhood haunts:

5501 NE 2nd Ave - Little Haiti

2200 S. Red Road - Miami

729 SW 1st Ave. - Brickell

5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd. - Coral Gables

9809 SW 72nd St. - Miami

626 South Miami Ave - Downtown Miami

6030 S. Dixie Hwy - South Miami

2108 NW 57th Ave. - Miami

1115 16th St. - Miami Beach

5850 Sunset Dr. - South Miami

10005 Sunset Dr. - Miami

1811 Purdy Ave. - Miami Beach

172 Giralda Avenue - Coral Gables

7221 SW 58th Ave - South Miami

100 21st St. - Miami Beach

12721 S. Dixie Hwy. - Miami

2212 SW 8th St. - Little Havana

7230 SW 59th Ave. - South Miami

3131 Commodore Plaza - Coconut Grove

Suggest some of your own favorites! And make sure to perform your civic duty and visit at least ONE bar/pub a week! Together, we'll get through these tough times, and more importantly, we'll get through them drunk.


Great Gables said...

in the Gables include The Globe, JohnMartin's, The Bar, Fritz & Franz, Ortanique. Also popular with good drink specials are Yard House, Morton's, Flemings's, La Cofradia, Anacapri, Archie's, Tarpon Bend, Sports Exchange, Da Virrorio, Books & Books Cafe, Por Fin, Randazzo's, Chu's, Graziano's, Les Halles, Novecento, Havana Harry's, Red Koi, Houston's, Taberna Giralda and Villagio.

48crash said...

LAST CHANCE on US 1 just before the drive to the Keys.....and thanks for mentioning Fox's that is one of my personall all-time favorites...a step back in time