Watch parties: Join fellow Heat & Panthers fans at these South Florida venues


Where: Kaseya Center (601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000;
Enjoy: A Miami Heat Road Rally is planned for Thursday’s Game 1, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. The rally will include an “interactive watch party” with the team’s public address announcer, Michael Baiamonte, as well as other Miami Heat staples such as Uptown Dale, Burnie, the HEAT Dancers and Hoop Troop. Tickets are $10, and parking is $10. Some concessions will be open; food cannot be brought in.

Where: NOBO Brewing Co.(2901 Commerce Park Drive, Boynton Beach; 561-320-1522;
Enjoy:The brewery will host an Unofficial Miami Heat NBA Finals Watch Party and Free Trivia night beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Where: The Wharf Fort Lauderdale (20 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-372-7606;
Enjoy: The downtown riverfront party hub is showing games on a giant screen with sound on. Also offered: Giant beer pong and cornhole; $5 Tito’s cocktails from 4 to 7 p.m.; food from Red Cow BBQ, Lunchroom Sandwiches, The Piefather, Cookies & Cream, and Los Altos Taqueria.

Where: Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill (1280 S. Pine Island Road, Plantation; 954-533-7152;
Enjoy: Menu includes jumbo shrimp, nachos, wings, chili, salmon and burgers.

Where:Packy’s Sports Pub (4480 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point; 954-657-8423;
Enjoy: 8:30 p.m. on Heat game nights and 8 p.m. on Panthers nights. Burgers, sandwiches, chicken parm and salads are on the menu.

Where: Honey (16 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-270-7187;
Enjoy: In the heart of downtown Delray Beach, Honey has a festive bar scene and an outdoor patio area. Open from 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays.

Where: Original Fat Cat’s (320 Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-5867;
Enjoy: Games will be shown on the big screen and more than a dozen small screens around the restaurant, which has indoor and outdoor seating.


Where: FLA Live Arena (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise; 954-835-7000;
Enjoy: The Panthers will host two watch parties, for Game 1 on June 3 and Game 2 on June 5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for general admission and includes parking; proceeds benefit the Florida Panthers Foundation. Food and drinks will be available, and the Pantherland store will be open. The Game 1 watch party will include beer tastings for fans age 21 and older from Funky Buddha Brewery, plus T-shirt giveaways, games and drink specials. The Game 2 watch party will feature drink specials and samples from Jameson, G.H. Mumm and Coors Light.

Where: The Inn Field (11439 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise; 954-741-2100; Enjoy: Buy one beer and get one free if you show your ticket to a Florida Panthers game from this past season.

Where: Bru’s Room (235 S. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach; 954-785-2227;
Enjoy: The bar installed an “amazing new big screen,” just in time for the Heat and Panthers games, according to a post on

Where: The Irishmen Pub (1745 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Boca Raton; 561-368-1129;
Enjoy: Festivities begin at 8:30 p.m. for Heat games and 8 p.m. for Panthers games.

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