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Miami Swim Week 2021: Where to Eat, Drink, and Play

Just when you thought Miami couldn't get any hotter, guess again! Miami Swim Week Is back and temperatures around South Florida are rising! Debuting a lineup of must-see events and hopelessly tall models prancing on runways, the week has all the makings of yet another well executed Magic City celebration.
One would not think an event like this one would host a bevy of food and drink events, but this is Miami and Flocals will find any excuse to party.
From models mixing drinks, to dinner menus designed to be swimsuit-friendly, here are the best food-and-drink-related events during Miami Swim Week.

SLS South Beach Hotel

From the moment you realize we've replaced a traditional lobby with an open kitchen with live culinary theater to the first time you experience a menu created by Chef José Andrés or Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, it becomes apparent: we take food and drink very seriously.

This week dive into next-level sushi at Katsuya or sample the best of local Latin flavor from Bazaar. Bar Centro and Hyde are the perfect compliment to The SLS Hotel’s restaurant selections. The SLS South Beach guarantees a savory summer getaway - The ideal spot to host Miami Swim Week 2021.

Address: 1701 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139
Social: @SLSSouthbeach
Website: SLS Hotelsobe
Contact: 305.674.1701

The Bazaar South Beach

The Bazaar, created by James Beard Award-winning chef José Andrés, illuminates Miami with a spirited mix of sophisticated cuisine and a lively indoor-outdoor space.

Located in the heart of South Beach's Art Deco District, The Bazaar menu is a marriage of Andrés’s Spanish heritage and personal ingenuity with influences from the local Latin culinary tradition. At the Bazaar dining extends past the ordinary and envelopes guests in the Latino spirit of South Beach.

Katsuya South Beach

Featuring the dynamic pairing of master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, Katsuya is truly a feast for the senses. With specialty cocktails, unique rolls, and spectacular sushi and sashimi platters, Chef Uechi skillfully translates Japanese flavors for the American palate. The superb talent and precision of Katsuya by Starck has changed the face of Japanese cuisine.

Hyde Beach

Enjoy Hyde's first day-life oceanfront location at SLS South Beach featuring artful mixology and Katsuya cuisine inspired by local favorites.
Already an establsihed venue in Los Angeles and Australia, Hyde’s first Miami location keeps its celebrated style and energy going all day in the heart of South Beach at SLS South Beach. Dance, drink, and eat to your hearts content at Hyde Beach which promises a Miami night full seemingly endless possibilities.

Bar Centro

Cocktails become adventurous undertakings at Bar Centro by José Andrés. The culinary icon plays with a variety of fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables as well as modern tools of liquid nitrogen and organic emulsifiers to elevate the classics and reimagine the modern mainstays.

MILA Miami

Located in the heart of South Beach, MILA Miami (250-seat rooftop restaurant) has become the “it” location in Miami with an energetic setting and new inventive, upscale “MediterrAsian” menu. Transporting diners on a culinary journey throughout the shores of the Mediterranean and Japan, the restaurant was inspired by the co-owners’ – Gregory and Marine Galy – travels and experiences throughout the years. Living up to its mantra “joie de vivre” (in translation, “joy of living”), the chic Bohemian enclave restaurant embraces Miami’s unique vibrancy by pairing an elegant dining experience with a magical, glamorous nightlife. The star-studded culinary team has attracted locals, international visitors, celebrities and an A-list crowd with menu favorites, including miyazaki wagyu, olive wagyu and ohmi wagyu all imported from Japan, as well as other signature staples such as black rock lava grilled prime filet, beef short rib 'kalbi,’ foie gras & uni diver scallop, truffle rossejat, and more.

The iconic SwimWeek is taking over MILA Miami with a special “SwimWeek” event on Sunday, July4th. from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., in collaboration with AKOSHA SWIM, @AkoshaSwim and SAHIRA JEWELRY, @SahiraJewelryDesign. The host brands will feature a pop-up shop, as well a beautiful runway show with AKOSHA SWIM special collection “Liberty” and SAHIRA JEWELRY most beautiful pieces, all highlighted by the beats of a special guest DJ. Additionally MILA Miami will be hosting Sage Larock, Acquadeluxe, ALAPEL and splash jewelry on July 11th!

Address: 1636 Meridian Avenue Rooftop, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Social: @MilaRestaurants
Website: Mila Miami
Contact: 786.706.0744

Mondrian South Beach

Enjoy every course right on the coast at Baia Beach Club. Baia Beach Club is the premier waterfront dining destination. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, chic in design and Bohemian in spirit, offering guests copiously crafted cocktails and veritable Mediterranean options al fresco in our open-air oasis. Located on the deck at the Mondrian, boasting spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami.

Baia redefines the casual dining room experience. Serving elevated authentic dishes, in a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere.

Sports Illustrated will hold a runway show as part of the Paraiso Miami Beach on Saturday, July 10 at Baia Beach Club at the Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the fashion show starts at 9:30 p.m. General admission — on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached — is free as long as you RSVP by emailing 

Celebrate Swim Week with a daybed cabana, or waterfront bungalow priced from $1,000-$7,500, Price is dependent on the size of your party.

Address: 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach, FL
Social: @MondrianHotelSOBE
Website: Mondrian Hotel South Beach
Contact: 305.514.1500

Nikki Beach

Open daily, jet-setters, celebrities and Miami locals flock to Nikki Beach to soak up the sun on luxurious day beds while enjoying lunch and creative cocktails.

The extensive menu spans dishes representative of all the countries Nikki Beach is located in around the world including healthful salads, innovative sushi rolls, freshly caught seafood entrees and slow-roasted free range rotisserie chicken.

Relax under a signature Nikki Beach teepee and watch the waves roll in as the “happy music” and world-class entertainment take over. It’s a Miami hotspot you’ll never want to leave!

And be sure not to miss Nikki Beach Trend Walk Swim Event. Saturday afternoon, Nikki Beach's Lifestyle Boutique will host Trend Walk, a fashion vendor market including small shops, artists, musicians, and featured designers. After shopping, stay for Nikki Beach's weekly party Rosé Saturdays, where rosé costs $5 per glass and $25 per bottle. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13.

Address: 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL
Social: @NikkiBeach
Website: Nikki Beach
Contact: 786.515.1130

1 Hotel Beach Club

A mystical setting inspired by the modern boho vibes of Tulum, 1 Hotel Beach Club features sprawling daybeds, overstuffed pillows, and natural materials, the venue debuted in 2020 and has quickly become a destination for those in seeking out creative cocktails and sea-to-table fare. Grouper ceviche, softshell crab, and seafood towers are all made with organic and sustainable ingredients. If the aesthetic of this venue feels more bohemian and unpretentious than its counterparts', it's intentional. "We wanted to create another outdoor space for our guests and members to embrace Miami’s warm tropical weather all while getting to sink their toes in the sand. In addition to the alfresco lounge area, guests can choose to unwind and renew at the on-site Anatomy gym and Bamford Haybarn spa.

Address: 2341 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL
Social: @1hotels
Website: 1 Hotel beach Club
Contact: (833) 625-3111


Habitat is a sustainable, modern-day Mexican restaurant open for breakfast and dinner. Offering light and health conscious options as well as classic Mexican dishes using the freshest ingredients. Enjoy your meal in their nature inspired dining room, outdoor patio or private mezzanine.


When staying at the hotel, you can lounge by the pool and enjoy full menu service while relaxing in the sun.Winner of OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards for Best Sushi, Best Scenic view and Best Late Night Find. You and your guests will fall head over heels with Watr’s ambiance and offerings. 


Set within 1 Beach Club, beneath the swaying palms of South Beach, Wave is a sea-to-table concept featuring fresh, organic, local, and sustainable fare. The menu fuses the fresh flavors found in the Mediterranean with the vivacious Latin flavors that define Miami.


Plnthouse is home to 1 Hotel South Beach's healthiest dishes, whether you prefer plant-based cuisine or other locally sourced organic fare.  Enjoy breakfast, lunch or a quick smoothie after the gym with an ocean view. Create your own bowl with a variety of the freshest local ingredients, or make it a custom wrap!

If you're stopping by to grab a bite to go, dining pool-side or relaxing with us on our terrace, Plnthouse is the perfect South Beach escape.

In celebration of Miami Swim week, conserve the beauty of the beach by joining 1 Hotel’s beach cleanup with Debris Free Oceans and sustainable swimwear brand Chromat. Additional information provided below.

Lido Bayside at The Standard Hotel

A gathering place for friends to share drinks and bayside bites, Lido Bayside Grill is created using locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce. The menu includes chilled dishes, fried options, and expertly-grilled offerings.  For those concerned about the patented Miami humidity, have no fear, there will be plenty of frosé to keep your mind and spirit cool.


Lido Bayside is inspired by coastal cuisines and provides an exciting, varied palate that showcases locally-sourced ingredients and line-caught seafood that reduce bycatch and improve sustainability. Even our morning cup of joe is roasted and sourced here in Miami. Using only fresh, crisp, and clean ingredients to emphasize the vibrant flavors, Lido also offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options to ensure an inclusive dining experience for every diet.

Standard Spa Swim Week Sunday BBQ. Lounge poolside at the Standard Spa for a Swim Week and Bastille Day celebration. Enjoy tunes by Hottpants (2 to 5 p.m.) and Maurice Fulton (5 to 8:30 p.m.). A special rosé lounge will be open from 4 to 5 p.m. 2 p.m. to sunset Sunday, July 14, at Standard Spa.

Address: 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, FL
Social: @TheStandard
Website: Lido Bayside at The Standard Hotel
Contact: 305-673-1717

Joia Beach

Joia Beach Is a premier culinary, entertainment and relaxation destination offering the ultimate all-day venue of leisure and indulgence to locals and visitors alike. In between lounging in the picturesque setting, guests can indulge in Mediterranean seaside-inspired fare curated by Chef Erhan Ozkaya, available for both lunch and dinner. The beach bar serves as the perfect social setting to enjoy a lively meal with friends and family, conveniently located just steps away from the beach.

Address: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132
Social: @joiabeach
Website: Joia Beach
Contact: 305.400.7280

Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty, a concept born bred and beloved in Miami Beach. Located in the burgeoning Collins Park area alongside the Bass Art Museum, Sweet Liberty offers guests world-class cocktails and exceptionally creative American food. Conceived and operated by award-winning bartender John Lermayer and Dan Binkiewicz along with restaurateur David Martinez, Sweet Liberty brings an intelligent selection of food and drink from sophisticated to simple to downright delicious. 

Adorned with a pink neon sign that urges patrons to "pursue happiness" — quickly became one of the most revered bars in the world. Sweet Liberty has been named one of the World's 50 Best Bars and has won several Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. Sweet Liberty is a venue that you simply cannot miss out on when venturing through South Beach.

Address: 237 20th St suite b, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Social: @SweetLiberty
Website: Sweet Liberty
Contact: 305.763.8217