October means the end of Miami Spice, but db Bistro Moderne is filling the void with the return of Burger & Bordeaux, its three-course dinner special, available through the end of the month. Diners can choose a starter and then move on to the pièce de résistance, the much-loved gourmet db Burger stuffed with red wine-braised short ribs and foie gras, served on a parmesan bun with a side of pommes frites. Wash down dinner with a glass of Les Cadrans de Lassègue and end with a decadent dessert. 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, 305-421-8800
The District is turning 1 and celebrating with a five-course dinner for 50 people this Thursday, October 2 at 9 p.m. With their host, artist Domingo Zapata, diners will make their way through Chef Horacio Rivadero's menu, which encompasses cuisine from the Americas and the Caribbean. If you can't make it to dinner, swing by during the reception from 7-10 p.m. for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and music by Umber, Camee, and Vidal and the Goosebumps while checking out the eatery's newly curated artwork. 190 N.E. 46th St., Miami, 305-573-4199; to RSVP, call or email email@example.com
Haven't made it to Brickell's first pop-up bar yet? Don't worry: Better Days will stay open through New Year's Eve so there's plenty of time to spend an evening at the transformed thrift shop and try one of the signature cocktails—like the much-loved Mexican Michelada, a beer cocktail with Modelo Especial, extra spiced and over ice. Stop in for happy hour from 5-8 p.m. 500 Brickell Building, 75 S.E. Sixth St., Ste. 103, Miami, 786-220-7690
Mansion is getting on board with the city's craft cocktail craze by launching its new mixology bar, Cocktails & Dreams, on Saturday, October 4. Mixologist George Cavros (creator of the cocktail menu at Las Vegas' King Ink) has prepared a menu of classic and cheeky cocktails, from his Old Fashioned to the Whips & Paddles, a blend of rye, strawberries, allspice, lime juice, and Champagne.
This weekend Mansion will also launch its weekly Saturday-night soirées with Mansion Made Me Do It, an evening modeled after Amsterdam's Red Light District complete with Dita Von Teese-type performances. Stay tuned for each week's theme. 235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 786-735-3344