Miami's Best Late Night Eats For Art Basel

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By Shayne Benowitz

From classic diners to buzzy lounges, these are Miami’s best late night eateries

Every December, the crowds flock to Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week. After the art fairs and glitzy parties let out, you may find yourself famished and in need of a place to devour some late night eats. Lucky for you, we’ve got some great spots in Miami to sate those wee hour cravings. We’ve rounded up our favorite spots for a delicious bite and a buzzy scene well into the early morning hours.

La Sandwicherie

Grabbing a bite late night doesn't mean you can't eat healthy. La Sandwicherie is a classic spot with freshly made sandwiches on crisp baguettes and fluffy croissants along with salads and smoothies. Their lip-smacking-good French vinaigrette and fresh vegetables are the game-changing ingredients here. With locations in both South Beach and Brickell, La Sandwicherie is open until 5 a.m on weeknights and 6 a.m. on weekends. The South Beach location is an al fresco counter across the street from the notorious dive bar Mac’s Club Deuce.

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Bodega

There’s more than meets the eye at Bodega, an open-air taco stand on South Beach that stays open until 5 a.m. nightly. While crowds gather for steak chimichurri, al pastor and pescado tacos, a secret entrance through an unassuming port-o-potty door leads to a speakeasy-style nightclub for tequila tippling, dancing and late night revelry. The large industrial space is popular amongst locals where you can hit the dance floor or hold court by the pool tables. Just remember, whenever hunger strikes, a full menu of tacos and tortas awaits just outside.

    Artichoke Pizza at Ricky’s

    Next door to Bodega, their late night sister destination lures crowds with its buzzy scene, live music and vintage arcade games like Lady Pacman and air hockey. With a throwback 1980s vibe, Ricky’s is a chill spot for a fun night out. It’s also home to an outpost of New York City’s Artichoke Pizza serving their crave-worthy pizza by the slice or the whole pie until 5 a.m. The eponymous artichoke slice is made with an outrageously delicious blend of artichoke hearts, spinach, cream sauce, mozzarella and pecorino cheese on a sturdy, crunchy crust sure to satisfy any late night craving.

      Big Pink

      Owned by legendary South Beach restaurateur Myles Chefetz, Big Pink is a longtime go-to for late night dining in South Beach. A retro diner in the South of Fifth (SoFi) neighborhood, it offers a monstrous menu of indulgent items like buffalo chicken pizza, mac and cheese and Philly cheesesteak until 5 a.m. on weekends. Expect to find revelers from nearby nightclubs like Story staving off their hangover with hearty helpings into the early morning hours.

        Versailles

        Family-owned and operated since 1971, Versailles is the classic destination for authentic Cuban cuisine in Little Havana. Not only is it the unofficial town square for Miami's Cuban diaspora, it serves delicious favorites from empanadas to stuffed plantains, croquetas and, of course, the Cuban sandwich made with sweet ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and yellow mustard pressed on crusty Cuban bread. Just south of downtown’s museums and galleries, get a taste of Calle Ocho and Miami’s Cuban culture late night at Versailles, which stays open until 3:30 a.m. on the weekends.

          Lagniappe

          Beloved for its nightly live jazz music and laid-back atmosphere, Lagniappe is a New Orleans-style wine bar with a sprawling outdoor patio offering freshly grilled barbecue and build-your-own cheese and charcuterie plates until 3 a.m. on weekends. Choose from mahi-mahi, salmon, chicken, filet mignon or veggies on the grill, purchase a bottle of wine and snag a big picnic table in the backyard to enjoy with friends.

            1-800-LUCKY

            This Wynwood hotspot is a 10,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor Asian food hall, slinging bao buns and dim sum, along with craft cocktails, until 2 a.m. every night. It draws a hip crowd craving late night DJ beats in the courtyard with a side of sushi and poke bowls. It has a hip industrial design with neon lighting and it even boasts a convenience store and record shop in the front. Don’t leave until you’ve sampled the matcha ice cream served inside a fish-shaped cake cone topped with unicorn ears and horn from Taiyaki NYC—and snap an Instagram while you’re at it.

              Mason

              From Chef Brian Nasajon, Mason is a newfangled diner in the heart of Midtown making it the perfect spot for a late night bite when the Miami Art Week satellite fairs let out nearby. Enjoy all day breakfast items like “goopy eggs” made with muenster cheese, sour cream and bagel chips or pastrami hash with Yukon gold potatoes and a fried egg. Or sink your teeth into a grilled Reuben or short rib melt with fontina cheese and caramelized onion. Go for an old fashioned Cream Soda or select from their impressive wine, beer and cocktail menus. Best of all, their late night happy hour menu goes until 2 a.m., so you can save some scratch while filling your belly.

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