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Guide to guzzling: South Florida drinking events for Sept. 6-19.

Summer's winding down, so some Miami art-district businesses are putting on their version of what happens around a fire hydrant on a hot New York day: On Sept. 7, the Wynwood Block Party will have revelers spilling onto a one-block stretch of Northwest Second Avenue, hopping from Lester's Cafe to Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, Joey's Italian Cafe and other spots offering discounts from 3 to 9 p.m. Check for details.

D.B.A. Cafe in Fort Lauderdale will play host to the first-ever Funky Buddha Beer Social, during which the Oakland Park brewery will serve beer cocktails and beer-tapas pairings in a cocktail-party setting rather than the typical beer-dinner format. Tickets cost $25 per person for the Sept. 9 event at

The next Grovetoberfest free beer tasting is scheduled for Sept. 9 at OTC Restaurant in Brickell. The theme for the night is dark beers. ("Dark Side of the Moon" is the tasting's name.) Go to

Did you know it's Halfway to St. Patty's already? The Dubliner in Fort Lauderdale sure did. There are still six months left before the green holiday of drinking, and this Himmarshee pub can't wait to get its clover-pinned top hats on during its Sept. 17 happy-hour event. With the purchase of a $20 ticket at guests get two free drinks.

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