As the name suggests, this is a place to drink at. Nothing less, nothing more. Avoid this mockery of a sports bar by all means. Regardless of having pro sports teams, Miami is just not a sports town. There are more Yankee fans in any part of Miami than Marlins, Dolphins, and Heat fans combined. If you are new to or visiting Miami and staying at a nearby hotel, do yourself a favor and catch a game somewhere else. This is definately not the Ft Myers or Orlando Ale House you visited.
If you have the dying itch to peek behing the big wooden doors, do it before 7 PM. You will find a confused restaurant/bar that actually has decent food for a reasonable price. The soups and appetizers are good. The salads and deserts are delicious. The entrees well...hey it's supposed to be a sports bar, not a restaurant, remember?
By 7 PM, this place is filled with drunk Miami residents. And by Miami residents I mean people from all over south and central america, who drink and then proceed to drive as if they're still in south or central america. Although it is set up with TVs and sports memborbilia everywhere...I can't see myself coming here to catch a game. Ever. I'd rather drive to Sandbar or even Quarterdeck.
If you live in Miami, Oye! Unless you've visited an ideal sports bar somewhere north of dade county, you will find yourself coming back to this place over and over again to get loaded, not to watch sports. While you have promised yourself to spend your entire minimum wage check at a place with better music, better atmosphere, and better looking waiters and bartenders...the prices at this place are perfect for any blue or white collared warrior looking to relax, have a drink, and move onto the next activity of the night. By no means plan on staying at this Ale House past 7, stretch the time to 8 only if you're picking up someone from the airport and then head somewhere classier. If you don't mind talking over hip hop beating the shit out of the speakers and the drunk douchebags from New York and Hialeah breaking pint glasses while trying to get laid, then stay past 7. Did I forget to mention breaking your pint glass or beer bottle makes the place explode in sincere clapping and cheering? I'm not being sarcastic. On the plus side, this is probably the only place in Miami with free valet parking and gratuity not automatically included.
So overall, the sports bar set up is actually pretty good, but the quality of the atmosphere just doesn't seem right, especially as the night gets older. This is a great place to eat and pre-drink before moving onto better things to do, plus you'll have more money in your wallet after leaving the Ale house than if you went to Flanigans or Hooters down the street.