What to do in and around Miami this week
It's a good week in Miami for food and drink lovers. January 30 is the Miami Beer Festival, with more than 50 breweries in attendance, and there are two new venues on the scene: The Bar at 1306 for super late (or super early) cocktails, and Trust & Co. in Coral Gables for shared platters and raw delicacies. If you need to burn off a few calories, head to Mount Dora and rummage around the antiques and flea markets, and if that sounds like too much work, watch the conclusion of the year's first polo tournament at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
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January 28 | Restaurant opening
Trust & Co. Opens in Coral Gables
There’s a new gastropub opening in Coral Gables on Thursday. Trust & Co. will open with a happy hour and then be open for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late-night drinks and bites. The small but tasty-looking menu includes shared plates like bacon and date croquettes, and favorites like short rib ravioli, steaks, and burgers. There's also a raw bar menu and a bar menu.
4 p.m. | Trust & Co., 2 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables | (305) 444-7433 | website
January 30 | Beer Festival
Miami Beer Festival
The fourth annual Miami Beer Festival is back at Marlins Park. Craft beer enthusiasts will sip beer on the baseball diamond from more than 50 breweries from around the country. Participating breweries include favorites like Oskar Blues Brewery, Funky Buddha, and Lagunitas, and locals like MIA Brewing Co, Islamorada Beer Company, LauderAle, and more. Food trucks will be on-site and DJs will be playing music—because you know what happens after a day of drinking.
5–9 p.m. | Miami Beer Festival, 501 Marlins Way, Miami | (305) 480-1300 | From $40 | website
January 30–31 | Escape the city
Antique hunters and spiritualists alike will find they’ll have a jam-packed weekend of activities in Mount Dora and neighboring Cassadaga. The big draw in Mount Dora is Renninger’s Antique Center & Farmer’s Flea Market, two markets located on 117 acres of land. Open every weekend, these twin markets bring out antique diggers from around the country. This weekend is also the Civil War Festival, featuring re-enactments, living history exhibits, live music, and more. Head over to neighboring Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp to connect with spirits through a medium, for spiritual healing, for meditation, or simply to take a historic tour through the property. On Saturday there’s yoga in the morning, a tour in the afternoon, a chili cook-off, and then a Spirit Encounters Night Photography Tour.
8 a.m.–4 p.m. | Renninger's Florida Twin Markets, Mount Dora | (352)-383-3141 | website
January 31 | Polo
International Polo Club Palm Beach
The first polo tournament of the year comes to a close on the last Sunday in January with the Bobby Barry Cup Final and the Joe Barry Cup Final at International Polo Club Palm Beach. Get your hats out and hop in the car for an afternoon of polo with the country's top-rated players. Brunch is served on the Lilly Pulitzer Patio and there’s a traditional halftime divot stomp on the field with complimentary champagne and ice cream bars.
12 p.m. | International Polo Club, 33414, 3667 120th Ave. S, Wellington | (561) 204-5687 | From $100 | website
The Bar at 1306
When Grand Central closed a while back, Miami’s ultra-late night owls shed a tear but this week they can celebrate with a craft cocktail at 5 a.m. because the team has opened a new concept called The Bar at 1306. The Bar at 1306, formerly the White Room, is a new neighborhood bar that is open every day from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. The cocktail menu was put together by C Virginia King, a Broken Shaker alumnus, and is served with light bites that are complimentary during happy hour. The dark, old-world interior is the perfect place to lose track of time.
5 p.m.–5 a.m. | 1306, 1306 N Miami Ave., Miami | (305) 377-2277 | website
Patricia Guarch Wise is a Miami native and the blogger behind Miami Nice. Her interests include paella, paranormal activity, Proenza Schouler, and her Pekingese named Bonnaroo.