The White Hot Heat is back. Whether you’re a diehard fan who never misses a game or the kind who digs your number 6 jersey out of the back of your closet when playoffs roll around, it’s always fun to rally behind the home team.
This is Heat Nation, after all, and many restaurants and bars are showing their support by offering food and drink specials that will certainly get better as the championship gets closer.
For now, here are your ten best bets for catching all of this year’s NBA playoffs action.
This new Brickell hot spot offers $15 Miller Lite pitchers during all games plus a dozen wings for $8. Feel good buying a special Batch White Hot T-shirt for $20, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to charity. Even better: Wear the tee during all Heat games broadcast at Batch and enjoy $5 craft beers.
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
A go-to spot for New Yorkers and Brickellites alike, Bro J’s in Sunset Place recently opened. Chow down on barbecue specialties while guzzling beer with your favorite frat bros and watching the game on the many flat-screen TV sets.
Duffy’s Sports Grill
With a fresh new location in Coconut Grove, Duffy’s has ceaseless two-for-one drinks and plenty of TV screens. Enjoy classic sports bar snacks at this haunt that’s all about anything involving a referee.
Watch the game on Oak Tavern’s 80-inch screen and pray for Ray Allen to sink some three-pointers. For every three-point shot made, you get a $3 shot of whiskey. You can also nosh on special food items such as smoked duck nachos with black beans and cheese sauce, Vietnamese chicken wings, and house-ground slider burgers with oxtail marmalade, pepper jack cheese, and fried shallots.