Little by little, Miami is opening its doors to residents who have had enough of dining, shopping and watching Netflix at home. For those that are ready for date night out instead of date night in, here is a list of restaurants that are welcoming diners into their establishments. Miami Beach in particular is embracing dining al fresco, literally, by shutting the iconic Ocean Drive to vehicular traffic in favor of generously-spaced outdoor seating.
Which begs the question – now that Miami and Miami Beach are officially Phase 1, are bars opening or not? The answer lies in how much food is being sold, and whether or not that bar is licensed as a food-service establishment . At least 50% of its revenue must be derived from food sales, which is a hurdle many bars are unable to jump. More information has not, to this day, been made readily available to understand how this may unfold in the future.
However, takeout is still readily available and can be easily combined with one of South Florida’s newest outdoor movie theaters for dinner and a movie that doesn’t include your couch or Netflix! Where, you ask? In Fort Lauderdale, the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival took over MASS District Parking Lot to screen Pulp Fiction. Here is a schedule of upcoming screenings. If Horror Movies are your thing, check out Popcorn Flights Drive-In Horrorshow, who is taking their popup drive-throughs all over South Florida this summer. Head to the Florida Swap Shop in Ft. Lauderdale where you can first visit the Flea Market to stock up before watching any one of a list of movies available for outdoor viewing. Dezerland Park in North Miami offers concession service directly to your car while watching your chosen film. Ticket prices vary and are charged either per car or per person, depending on location.