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Address: Eighth Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL
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Watching life go by

I guess having breakfast early in the morning watching a lady only wearing a small bikini rollerblading down the road might sum up the zaniness of this place. Even the waitress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I guess having breakfast early in the morning watching a lady only wearing a small bikini rollerblading down the road might sum up the zaniness of this place. Even the waitress serving me decided to take a picture of her when she returned back up the drive. Soon to be followed by a man taking his dog out for a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

place for fashion, lay back dance, watch shows, surprises, crazy and normal people, exotic cars, exotic people, Plenty food and drink, and a cross the street there is white sand south beach. it can be suitable for families (early hours of the day) or for a adults after dark. CU around

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It doesn't matter what kind of person you are, you won't be able to resist the people watching on Ocean Drive and South Beach. Any time of the day or night, fun is to be had. Don't fall for the tourist traps like free drinks or food but enjoy overall experience.

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Crosby, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Very crowded in the evenings. with anything imaginable within your optical grasp. water pipes abound at just about every restaurant. public transportation available just about around the clock. Most transport is expensive ~100$ one way from ft. Lauderdale airport to the Beacon Hotel.

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New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Although the ocean is just across the road and the art deco buildings wonderful, the whole scene of 32 to 64 oz. drinks and hostesses trying to get you to stop at their restaurant really ruins the whole scene. Going through the outside tables made you feel like you were running the gauntlet at times. There were many crowds, loud... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Too crowded The best thing about Miami Beach is the beach. Too many people begging for something from you. Rundown hotels. Don't stay at the Starlite Hotel. Do try breakfasts on the strip...very reasonably priced and least crowded in the morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Whether you're hanging out or driving through, Ocean Drive is hot. If you're driving expect to not go anywhere fast, as there's a ton of traffic due to this popular spot. This reminds me of Waikiki beach mixed with Vegas nightlife.

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Jackson Heights
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I'm guessing if you are under 30....enjoy overpriced food and drinks.....loudness......and ridiculous groups of looking people...come here! The Times Square of Miami

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's all about people watching ... and seeing super expensive cars. Apparently the rule is the less clothes the better, for both men and women. As it turns out you don't even have to have a nice figure to follow. It's all fair game on this strip. Love the Art Deco architecture! A million restaurants with drinks in glasses the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is probably one of the busiest areas of Miami Beach. It is full of life & the bars are literally heaving with people.

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