Ultra 2015


Ultra does not allow you to bring outside food or drink, but there are vendors within the festival grounds. If you want to eat before or after the shows each day, there are a number of great options in the vicinity. Whether you feel like a swanky sit-down dining experience or something more casual and quick, Downtown Miami has you covered.

For the rundown on where to eat in South Beach, head to our Guide to WMC.

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  • Biscayne Tavern

    A gastro-tavern dishing up "local grub and craft brews." Open for 6:30am breakfast all the way through midnight, Biscayne Tavern is ideal for a laid-back atmosphere and gourmet comfort food whether it be before the festival or afterwards. We hear the dessert is not to be missed - who said you can't order milk and cookies at a restaurant?

  • Area 31

    Area 31, the brainchild of Chef E. Michael Reidt, is located on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel. Reidt has won numerous awards for his work in the kitchen, including the 2011 Eater Award for Chef of the Year. While the majority of the menu is inspired by Miami's costal location, there are vegetarian and vegan options available as well. Be sure to check out the pool bar, where you can sip on a cocktail and have appetizers while overlooking the bay.

  • Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink serves dishes using natural and locally sourced ingredients-they mean it when they say genuine. Their food is mostly gourmet American, with a few hints of Asian and French thrown in. Whether you go for a special occasion or simply a night out, Michael's is sure to leave you feeling happy and satisfied.

  • Sweat Records Café

    This café is Miami’s only completely vegan coffee house and doubles as a Wi-Fi lounge. After you’re done surfing the net and trying one of the café’s vegan treats, take a walk around the rest of Sweat Records ‐ an indie music store and event space for workshops, movie nights, and live music performances.

  • Cafeina

    Cafeina is a combination restaurant, lounge and art gallery. The restaurant serves tapas-style plates, such as goat cheese croquettes and stuffed dates. Wash down your small bites with one of their signature cocktails - the Hot Passion combines pureed citrus flavors with a kick of jalapeño. If you need a break from the dance floor, be sure to check out the back patio, which features a live DJ and hammock beds.

  • Andiamo Pizza

    This brick oven pizza joint may resemble an old drive through on the outside, but the only thing served on the inside is classic Napoli style pizza. Offering classic Italian combinations, as well as some modern American ones, Andiamo is the place for pizzas, calzones, and even meatball subs on your trip to Miami.

  • S&S Diner

    Miami’s oldest diner provides affordable comfort food in a retro setting. They serve breakfast and lunch while providing a great little slice of vintage Miami. Make sure to hit an ATM before you arrive though, this is a cash only joint.

  • DB Bistro Moderne

    This upscale restaurant, located in the JW Mariott Marquis Hotel, is the perfect choice for a special occasion or a nice meal. Taking its inspiration from the abundance of local fresh seafood, DB Bistro puts a classical French touch into each of its dishes. One of the main attractions here is the French Spice Dinner, which changes seasonally. This five-course meal, at $50 per person, gives diners a taste of some traditional and more modern French plates.

  • Versailles

    With a French name and decorative chandeliers, this quirky restaurant may not seem Cuban, but that's what they serve. Don't let the appearance fool you, this is one of the most loved Cuban restaurants in town, and despite it's decor, the food is very authentic.

  • Granny Feelgood's

    Open for breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, Granny Feelgood’s offers healthy and traditional American diner food and many vegetarian/vegan options. The portions tend to be quite large but the chefs utilize natural and fresh ingredients so you don’t have to feel guilty about stuffing your face.

  • Democratic Republic of Beer

    This restaurant/pub is home to Miami’s largest selection of beer and provides customers with an ever-changing beer menu from more than 60 countries accompanied by a food menu with selections from all over the world. It is open until 5am 7 days a week and, with their happy hour specials, live music, and international atmosphere, it’s more than just a beer lover’s dream.

  • Manhattan Café and Market

    • 251 North East 14th Street
    • Miami, FL 33132
    • +1 (305) 372-1966

    With their fantastic Italian-style sandwiches, this small café is great for grabbing a meal on the go. Wait time and lines tend to be short and prices are reasonably inexpensive. Close to many of downtown Miami's hotels, this is a good place to stop by before hopping on the bus or metro mover on your way to the festival.