Game Day Guides: Miami Welcomes Jets Faithful

Primed for a 1:00 p.m. E.T. kickoff, this Sunday’s match up features two rivals squaring off to capture divisional supremacy. It’s the New York Jets (1-1) traveling to Sun Life Stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins (1-1).

Sun Life Stadium and The Magic City

Located just 15 miles from downtown Miami and 10 miles off the coast, sports fans of New York and New Jersey hope to take their “talents to South Beach” as the Jets look to rebound after struggling in Pittsburgh, against a young and restructured Dolphins team, fresh off a week 2 victory.

Football fanatics making the trip, you are in for a great weekend.  Every city has a reputation and Miami is known for its passionate, and at times uncultivated, nightlife. Whether you’re looking to check out Miami’s hottest clubs or prefer a more relaxing nightlife experience, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Here are this week’s suggestions for your pre, post and game day entertainment around the Sun Life Stadium.

For the relaxed

For those taking the 1,300 mile or 24 hour drive from New York to Miami, Godspeed. For those flying in, the two closest airports are Miami Airport and Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International. Before and upon arrival, plan your trip ahead of time and get to your hotel destination quicker and easier.

Once you are all settled, depending on where you are, be sure to stop by one of Miami’s casual bars to fill up on your favorite food and beverage. Looking for beer specials? Type beer. Looking for food specials? Type bar food. Whatever you are in the mood for, you are just seconds away from locating it.

South Beach Vibes

Miami is home to some of the hottest and famous nightclubs around. Primarily, the legendary South Beach club scene is the pulse of the nightlife in Miami. Known for its cultural diversity, fashion, and entertainment, there are over 150 clubs and bars to choose from – the South Beach vibe has something to offer for everybody.

Game Day: Wake Up and Go!

First time visitors to Sun Life Stadium might want to get up a bit earlier than expected in order to get your pre-game swag on. Implications connecting the stadium and the city of Miami would lead one to assume there are plenty of pre-game options for you. However, being situated in a highly relaxing surrounding, your best bet is to hit the road early and get to a local bar nearest to your hotel.

Get caught up on all the pre-game coverage while snacking away on the essential football foods. Oh, and a couple of pints of course. If you are downtown, get to a local sports bar. If you are staying near the Miami Airport, check out Champions Sports Bar at the Marriott or Tom’s NFL Club for a football-like atmosphere. Otherwise, if you are on the North side of Miami and closer to the stadium, check out these spots for some grub and beer.

Post-Game recap

Afterwards, recap the game with the crew over some friendly pool games at a nearby bar. If not, don’t forget that Miami for your out-of-towners does not come often, so get out and experience the renowned nightlife experience of South Beach once more before heading back home.


– barHappy team

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