Visiting Sobe for the month of May as I contemplate a move from San Diego to Miami.
Looking for places where I am more likely to run into locals (not tourists) that serve good food and I can eat at the bar (if they have a TV great, if not no worries) so I can get a better idea of the area and people from a resident standpoint....I think I have the Italian fare and steak places scoped out....from my research, I think I have come up with Semilla, Barceloneta, Yardbird, and Olivers as good places in SoBe and I will definitely concentrate on the Sunset Harbour area. Prefer to interact with more of a professional crowd (age can vary from 30-50), if that exists in SoBe.
Any other places in SoBe or other areas outside Sobe, as I may rent a car a few days and explore...i.e. any can't miss places in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove (Lokal?), Brickell (been to Il Gabbiano), and downtown/midtown (Oak Tavern)??
I understand I might not be able to escape tourists if I am looking to hit a good happy hour in SoBe (i.e. Smith & Wollensky, Prime One Twelve, etc--but I have been told these places are worth it)....looking for any and all suggestions for local bars after dinner as well ( 1826?....Cavalli??...Monty's...the speak easy next door to Lucali?)