Skip Valet: 8 South Beach Restaurants With ParkingBy Carissa Chesanek
June 17, 2014
Forget high-priced valet tickets ($20!) and long walks to the car, these eight local hot spots have ample parking for South Beach diners.
Skip the valet at this sexy crimson-accented steakhouse, and instead opt for do-it-yourself parking in the small lot right next door. The trick? Get there before 7:30 PM to avoid the dinner rush and the cars that come with it.
This contemporary American eatery inside the ultrachic W South Beach Hotel has a large parking lot right across from the entrance, so you won't have to walk far in those sky-high stiletto pumps.
Parking on the street might be tough when hitting this SoFi fave, but don't fret. The chill American joint offers $5 valet every night (um, yes that includes weekends), so you won't mind handing over the keys.
Oolite Restaurant and Bar
Kris Wessel's organic-focused South Beach newbie is located in the old Cooper Avenue space right off Lincoln Road, so that means you'll have plenty of parking to choose from since it's smack-dab in the middle of two garages.
This wine shop is full of surprises, including being a full-fledged cozy bistro serving fancy Mediterranean and French eats alongside its impressive vino bottles. It also has its very own — wait for it — parking lot. And get this: it's completely free.
While this funky resto-lounge might not have its own lot, there's one out back behind Epicure Market (ahem, right next door), making it a hop, skip and jump away from this local favorite.
Sitting high atop the 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage, this gorgeous penthouse not only offers excellent elevated dining to savvy scenesters, it also supplies plenty of parking too (since walking in this heat is not an option).
With a lot right across the street, this Asian gastropub usually has parking before the late-night rush. When in doubt, there's the Sunset Harbour garage in that neighborhood nook. It's closer to Pubbelly Sushi, but not far from the original outpost.