M Bar & Lounge

Ham It Up

A Miami Tapas Bar... in Lauderdale

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You go to Fort Lauderdale for certain things.

To meet with your schooner guy (he never drives). Dock shoes (they make more sense in Broward). Epic piña colada marathons at Riverwalk.

And now... lamb lollipops and beer.

Yes, things are changing in Margaritaville—and change means that M Bar, a sexy new tapas bar with a breezy outdoor patio, is now open on Las Olas.

Imagine two of Miami’s tastiest restaurants—say, Sra. Martinez and Michael’s Genuine—got together and birthed a Lauderdale-friendly small-plates spot. Meaning there’s plenty to keep you interested—crispy pig ears, plenty of wine—but it’s accessible enough to bring your fishing buddies after a day spent hooking snapper.

So let’s say you find yourself in Harbour Beach around the Fourth and you need a place to escape with, say, a cocktail-loving Boca socialite. (Your favorite kind of socialite.) Guide her to a high-top on the patio and order her the En Fuego (made with cilantro and red pepper) while you get comfortable with a Belgian Chimay Cinq Cents.

And when hunger hits, you’ll retreat inside to the brick-and-leather lair for Foie Gras PB&Js, those Lamb Lollipops (basically, individual-sized lamb chops) and Braised Short Ribs in Dark Chocolate-Stout Reduction.

Boozy spare ribs never fail.

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