The Edit By Brett Graff
What's brewing in Miami this week...(hint: beer.)
Miami Marlins Block Party
The Miami Marlins want to take you off the field and to Wynwood Walls. Yes to celebrate Opening Day, the team is throwing a neighborhood block party and for three, crazy hours – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday April 5th – it will cover the cost of admission. There will be prizes, a Marlins speed pitch, and some serious baseball names including alumni Gaby Sanchez and Antonio Alfonseca. Of course, Billy The Marlin and the Marlins Mermaids will be there to represent.
Also promised are some ballpark themed bits. It’s not clear whether revelers will get a taste of what’s cooking at loanDepot park this season, but a recent food reveal proves time there will be tasty. The culinary lineup is created by Levy and includes Magic City BBQ, which will serve smoke house inspired southern flavors, including its pork slider with creamy corn nuggets. There’s also Bites de la Calle, with Latin-inspired street eats such as glazed maduros. And new menu items from PINCHO, Miami’s Best, SuViche and Fowl Pole. What’s more, Biscayne Bay Brewing has created a batch of beer just for the team, on draft, in cans and in bottles.
Tuesday, April 5th, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wynwood Walls – 266 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127.
New World Symphony’s Beer and Brass Program
New World Symphony — America’s Orchestral Academy on Miami Beach — presents the highly-anticipated return of Beer and Brass at the New World Center. For the first time in the New World Center performance hall, guests will experience a lively evening with a chamber music recital performed by NWS Brass Fellows and served with beer pairings that emulate the program’s repertoire.
Conceived of and curated by six NWS Brass Fellows, this event is its 4th year and is presented in partnership with Veza Sur Brewing, Wynwood’s Latin Craft Brewery and Bar. The program reflects the colorful flavors of Veza Sur and represents the vibrant spirit Miami with inspiration from the diverse communities that make up Miami.
Friday, April 15th at 7:30pm, $40 at nws.edu or through the box office by calling 305-673-3330. Ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older and present a valid ID at the door.
Bars Per Person
It’s possible the study didn’t even include the other events on this page when doing this math, but money.co.uk analyzed the number of bars per person and guess what? Miami tops the list of cities with large numbers of drinking establishments per drinker. Or at least people. Looking at global cities and using data from Trip Advisor, Miami is 9th in the world with 18 bars per 100,000 people. Who beat us? Well, in the United States, only Las Vegas (41 bars per 100,000,) Orlando (40 bars per 100,000) and San Franciso (27 bars per 100,000.) Internationally, we lost to some very respectable locations including Prague in the Czech Republic, Edinburgh Scottland and Dublin Ireland.
The Global Cities with the Most Bars per People
|Rank||City, Country||Bars & Clubs Listed on Tripadvisor||Population||Bars & Clubs Listed per 100,000 People|
|1||Prague, Czech Republic||631||1,318,085||47.87|
|2||Las Vegas, USA||283||675,592||41.89|
|5||San Francisco, USA||239||884,108||27.03|
|8||Dublin, Republic of Ireland||251||1,255,963||19.98|
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.