Exploring & Escapades

bits & pieces of my travels

Tag: waterfront


Newport bar

newportsunsetFriends, margaritas, and a waterfront bar not too far from home. And the live band played Wagon Wheel, You & Tequila, and 500 miles all in a row. Sometimes, the simplest things are the most beautiful.

Rusty Pelican

Rusty Pelican Sunset

Rusty Pelican Pink SkyDinner at the Rusty Pelican, as the sun sets over Biscayne Bay.

San Francisco Bay


Fisherman's Wharf

SF boatsWandering the tourist-piers of San Francisco Bay; Alcatraz Island, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39.


Brickell SkylineDinner on the water as dusk sets in; at Crazy About You, Miami.



The BridgwayeCloudy Easter dinner with a beautiful view at the Bridgwaye Inn, back up North.


Happy Hour at Monty’s

Waterfront,  boats tied up, palm trees, Christmas lights, DJ, tiki roof, tiki bar, on the pier, ocean breeze, everyone you know from everywhere- happy, buzzed, celebrating the weekend: It’s just another Friday between 4 and 8 p.m. at Monty’s, Happy Hour at its finest.

Happy Hour at Monty's

Could there be anything more “U Miami” than this?

Whenever someone from out-of-town (especially someone from up North; especially especially someone from up north during the winter) comes to visit, it’s always the same. We just HAVE to take them to that perfect little harborside hotspot for dinner and drinks. And to make them extremely jealous (but you didn’t read that here). Personally, I’ve sold more than a few friends the idea that my school is the “best school ever” after a Friday at 2550 South Bayshore Drive. The atmosphere is that good; Monty’s is that good!

Even if you don’t have friends visiting (or maybe you’re visiting yourself), make sure you check out Coconut Grove’s greatest Happy Hour. Technically, it runs Monday through Friday, 4-8 p.m., but everyone knows Fridays after 6:30 p.m. is the time to go. Get a PK3 and a Miami Vice. Go earlier if you want a table. Take a cab; you won’t be able to park. And don’t plan on leaving well after 8. You’re going to love it.

Watching the sun go down, dancing, catching up with friends- it’s such a good time. It’s fun. It’s crazy. And it’s so Miami!

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