A weekend of adrenaline is making its way to the Magic City in the form of the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix. Undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated sporting events of the year, the weekend promises to be full of exhilarating races and some of the hottest events. From watch parties to menu specials and massive activations, Miami is abuzz with exciting things to do all weekend long.
Here are some of the can’t miss events along with some more chill watch parties for those who want to be part of the F1 festivities but won’t actually be at the race this weekend in South Florida.
SWARM’s Wynwood’s Racing Fan Fest x Us Weekly
SWARM is partnering with Us Weekly, the world-renowned media giant based in New York City, to present Racing Fan Fest 2022. Taking place from Thursday, May 5th to Sunday, May 8th from noon to 3am. The event, located at 2250 NW Second Avenue in Wynwood, will be host to 5-time world champion team Oracle Red Bull racing, as well as Scuderia AlphaTauri. Inside Racing Fan Fest, fans can expect to experience cutting-edge entertainment and culinary concepts, including The Red Bull Fan Zone, Official Formula 1 Merch Store, international performances by world class DJs, an unforgettable nightclub take over with Nebula, a partnership with E11EVEN Vodka, an AT+T VR Racing Simulators Activation, The Kid Zone, and so much more.
FTX Off The Grid’s Electric Beach
FTX will be taking over Miami Beach, transforming almost three entire blocks into an all-immersive ‘Electric Beach’ themed three-day activation – FTX Off The Grid. Free to the public by day, and ticketed performances by night, the event will host a series of unique and immersive experiences at the intersection of crypto, culture, and cars and will turn into a full-blown concert spectacle featuring top headliner performers (Disclosure, Kaytranada, Jamie XX, etc.) each night. They’ll also be closing down the streets to have F1 cars race up and down Ocean Drive on both Saturday and Sunday to kick-off each day.
American Express Presents CARBONE BEACH by Major Food Group
Fusing an incredible culinary experience with surprise live entertainment each night, every evening of the limited engagement will begin with an expertly curated cocktail hour, followed by a seated dinner prepared by chef Mario Carbone. This spectacular dinner party will feature CARBONE’s classic dishes, served with the sense of theater and luxury synonymous with the Michelin-starred restaurant since it opened its first location in New York City nearly a decade ago. Weaved throughout the evening’s journey will be surprise performances and authentic Italian touches – for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Exclusively available to American Express Card Members, reservations at CARBONE BEACH are limited to 200 guests each night. Reservations are available beginning today on Resy at this link.
Embrace the Official Toast of F1 with Ferrari Trento
This partnership marks the first time in nearly a century that an Italian sparkling wine has knocked Champagne off the iconic F1 podium. A luxury, award-winning winery producing traditional Champagne method sparkling wines in the Trentodoc region of Italy is featuring a Limited Edition F1 collection with a specially designed bottle for the city of Miami. Those who want to be part of the festivities can find the limited edition Ferrari at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Prime Italian, Sardinia Restaurant, Stiltsville, and Dolce Italian — as well as Total Wines throughout South Florida.
Loews Miami Beach Hotel unveils newly designed 2022 FORMULA 1 show car
DHL Express, the Official Logistics Partner of F1, is celebrating the Miami race by delivering an F1 show car to be unveiled at the iconic Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The public will be able to see the newly-designed 2022 race car up close, beachfront at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, May 4-5. For diehard motorsports fans, IndyCar race driver and former F1 driver Romain Grosjean will be onsite to greet fans on May 4 during the unveiling event. F1 fans can enjoy the Official F1 Show Car on the beach, and then go inside to Bar Collins to sip on new cocktails (like the Old Man & The Bee made with Mitcher’s Rye Old Fashioned with fresh honeycomb) and enjoy a special F1 Miami Grand Prix steakhouse themed menu to be served through the weekend.
The Cocktail Shack at SLS South Beach Launch, Hosted by Dos Hombres’ Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul
SLS South Beach welcomes The Cocktail Shack, a colorful beachfront cabana that will serve up a series of rotating cocktails year-round. Join SLS South Beach during Race Weekend for a party celebrating opening night of The Cocktail Shack’s opening night on May 7 will be hosted by hand-crafted mezcal brand Dos Hombres along with its founders and Breaking Bad co-stars, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. For more information and tickets, click here.
Dine with Dario Cecchini in Miami at SLS Brickell
An exclusive dining experience hosted by legendary Italian butcher Dario Cecchini of Carna Steakhouse will take place on May 5th and 6th at 7pm. Indulge in a unique dinner featuring a multi-course tasting menu with wine and cocktail pairings and enjoy a captivating live grilling demonstration by Dario himself. This dining experience includes a multi-course tasting menu with wine and cocktail pairings. Thursday is exclusively for Chase Sapphire cardholders, while Friday is open to the public. For more information and tickets visit here.
Brugal 1888’s Wonders Await at La Ventanita
Brugal 1888, is hosting its next “Wonders Await at La Ventanita” – a rotating neighborhood popup series inspired by Miami’s coffee culture – in the lobby at Fontainebleau Miami Beach just in time for Formula 1 weekend, featuring art installations by globally renowned Mexican artist Cesar Menchaca. From May 6 to 8, guests can enjoy cafecito and pastelito by day and a lively Brugal 1888 rum bar by nightfall. Master mixologists and esteemed local bartenders will shake up craft cocktails showcasing the premium rum – such as the signature Don Nano’s Favorite with Brugal 1888 and a coconut water ice sphere while sharing stories of the legendary Brugal family. Art installations will include Menchaca’s limited-edition Brugal 1888 bottles colorfully adorned with Huichol art and F1 inspired helmets and model cars.
Enjoy specialty cocktails and tasty bites at Mickey Burkes
On May 8th, Miami Beach’s neighborhood restaurant and bar, Mickey Burkes will host an F1 Miami Watch Party at 3:30 p.m. on their 17 flat-screen TVs. Mickey Burkes has you covered with brunch specials featuring a delicious I Love My Hammy (honey-baked ham + black kassel smoked speck ham + oak-smoked cheddar + red onion marmalade + spiced apple butter + shaved fennel + butter-grilled white mountain bread). Pair it with Rosé & Champagne specials as well as their mouth-watering $10 specialty-crafted cocktails curated by mixologist Danilo Bozovic. The perfect spot to enjoy F1 and just a wonderful experience. Specials will be available starting at 2 p.m.
‘Miami Race Nights’ at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
To celebrate Formula 1’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix, BleauLive at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach, in partnership with The Creative and Capture Studios and co-produced by unKommon events, are pleased to announce ‘Miami Race Nights’ – a three-night, star-studded beachside music experience with performances by Claptone, Meduza and Vintage Culture with an opening set by Korolova; Calvin Harris with DJ Ruckus and Plastik Funk; David Guetta with Loud Luxury and Morten; and more to be announced. The weekend of events will feature experiential activations, specialty cocktails, pop-up lounges, giveaways and more. Presenting brand partners include Johnnie Walker Whiskey, Patron Tequila, Heineken, Smirnoff Vodka, Squid Disposable Vapes, and Segi TV. The energized fan fest will take place poolside at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach from Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8, 2022. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the party continues until 1 a.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.bleaulive.com.
Maü Miami hosts a watch party in Midtown
On Sunday, May 8th, Maü Miami plans to host a watch party and play the big race on a large projector on their outdoor terrace. F1-fanatics and party-goers can join in on the fun and enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine accompanied by unique crafted cocktails. Table reservations are highly recommended.
Batch Gastropub Miami is where to watch in Brickell
With 15 TVs and 3 projectors planted all over the bar, guests will not miss the races wherever they turn. Make a pit stop at the bar for specials including $5 Bud Light Draft, 5 for $25 16oz mix-n-match buckets, and $5 Barn Burner shots. Pair it with all of your scratch-cooked favorites, craft cocktails, and great vibes. Reservations are suggested.
Sip in style at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
Race on down to Soff’s, the elevated lobby bar and lounge at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, to experience laidback luxury and toast to the world’s fastest race. On Saturday, May 7th from 8PM to Midnight, Soff’s will be offering specialty cocktails and pricing for wine selections by the glass and by the bottle ahead of the Miami Grand Prix. Guests will also have access to a Moet & Chandon Champagne Bar, exclusively featuring Moet Imperial, Rose, and Nectar Imperial Rose.
Baia Beach Club allows guests to enjoy the race poolside
Experience the thrill of watching F1 while relaxing bayside this year at Baia Beach Club. Guests will experience a curated 3-day VIP viewing pool party right in the heart of South Beach on May 6th, 7th, & 8th. Two 20 ft x 13ft LED screens will be streaming the races so guests never miss a minute while relaxing poolside. Complimentary caviar and champagne will be available daily along with a Petrossian x Taittinger Bar for guests to indulge in. A Private listening frequency will be available all three days exclusively to Mondrian for boaters who wish to enjoy the weekend out on the water.
Bottled Blonde x Dos Hombres Mezcal Pop-up
On Saturday, May 7th, Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul will host a very special tasting of their Dos Hombres Mezcal at Wynwood’s Bottled Blonde. Starting at 6:30pm, the duo will lead the bar, mixing up Dos Hombres-infused Mezcal Jalapeno Passion Fruit Margaritas for guests to enjoy.
Heineken + The Confidante F1 Watch Party
Tune in to Formula 1’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix at the official ‘Heineken Watch Party’ taking place at the Ambersweet Terrace located inside The Confidante Miami Beach. Light bites and refreshments will be provided on the terrace area from 3:30 to 6pm on Sunday, May 8, as guests cheer on their favorite drivers on a large inflatable screen with the hotel’s lush, tropical Backyard and pool area as the backdrop. This event is free & open to the public.
Indulge in a race-themed menu at Rusty Pelican
From May 2 to May 8, Rusty Pelican will be offering a themed Formula 1 menu with new plates and cocktails in the spirit of the race. Think dishes like the Ferrari Package: a salt-crusted Branzino with grilled broccolini & ricotta cavatelli paired with a bottle of Minuty Rose or the Aston Martin: a Whole Snapper Fish & Chips with salt & vinegar fries and buttermilk slaw served James Bond-style paired with The Vesper made with Hendrick’s gin, Elyx vodka, Lillet blonde, lemon peel; and the Monaco Grand Prix: a gold crusted 48 oz. Tomahawk steak served with a caviar-topped, twice-baked potato paired with the Grand Cru made Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23-year, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, organic honey-ginger syrup and candied ginger.
Action and bites to be found at Time Out Market
Time Out Market is celebrating once again for another epic watch party. On Sunday, May 8th from 3 to 7pm, the food hall’s 17-foot HD LED screen lights up for the Miami Grand Prix with all the action and bites from the best homegrown Miami chefs, and drinks specials from your favorite brands, including Heineken, Estrella, Johnnie Walker and La Fête Rosé. Capture the moment on Instagram at the replica Championship Podium complete with helmet props and Magnum La Fête bottles. RSVP via Eventbrite.
Formula 1 Watch Party at Shoma Bazaar
Doral’s newest destination for food, drinks and entertainment, Shoma Bazaar, invites guests to watch Formula 1 on their large scale projection screens all throughout Race Weekend. The Watch Party is free and open to the public, while food and drinks from several beloved Miami vendors is available for purchase.
Zuma to host an exclusive after-party
Celebrate the Grand Prix in style with Zuma with an exclusive after-party on May 8th. Enjoy unlimited food + drinks (no, we’re not kidding), a live DJ and a stunning firework show to top off the night on Zuma’s glittering outdoor terrace overlooking the famed Miami River. Tickets start at $250pp and are limited. Try to snag on here.