Miami's Best Late Night Eats For Art Basel

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By Kara Franker & Shayne Benowitz

Where to dine late at night in Miami.

Every December the crowds flock to Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week. Since the sophisticated art shows and glitzy parties can stretch into the wee hours, it's important to know where you can dine late at night. We've rounded up a few of our favorite hotspots for a late night bite and a buzzy scene.

Bodega

There’s more than meets the eye at this 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 and late night revelry. Inside, 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.

1220 16th Street, Miami Beach

    Ricky's

    Next door to Bodega, another late night destination lures crowds with a buzzy scene, live music and vintage arcade games from Lady Pacman to 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 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.

    1222 16th Street, Miami Beach

      Lagniappe

      Famous for its nightly live music and laid-back atmosphere, Lagniappe is a New Orleans-style outdoor bar offering freshly grilled barbecue paired with an impressive wine selection until 3 a.m. on weekends. Grilled items include mahi, salmon, chicken, filet mignon and veggies. You can also build your own cheese plates and charcuterie boards to enjoy in the spacious back patio with friends.

      3425 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

        Big Pink

        Owned by legendary South Beach restaurateur Myles Chefetz, Big Pink is the longtime go-to for late night dining in South Beach. A retro diner in the South of Fifth neighborhood, it offers a monstrous menu of indulgent items like buffalo chicken pizza, fried chicken and biscuits and salmon eggs benedict until 5 a.m. on weekends. Expect to find revelers from nearby nightclubs like Story staving off their hangover with hearty helpings of Big Pink’s fare until closing time.

        157 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

          La Sandwicherie

          Grabbing a bite late night doesn't mean you can't eat healthy. La Sandwicherie offers 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 Mac’s Club Deuce bar.

          229 14th Street, Miami Beach and 34 SW 8th Street, Miami

            Versailles

            Family-owned and operated, Versailles has been serving authentic Cuban cuisine since 1971 in Little Havana. Not only is it the unofficial town square for Miami's Cuban diaspora, it offers delicious favorites like assorted empanadas, stuffed green plantains, yuca croquettes and their famous Cuban sandwich or medianoche made with sweet ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and yellow mustard pressed on crusty Cuban bread. 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.

            3555 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33135

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