The Raleigh Scores

A very hearty congratulations to the Raleigh, who’s 70th anniversary just got a bit sweeter as Playboy includes the hotel’s Martini Bar in its August 2010 list of America’s Greatest Bars. Says the mag: “The Martini Bar, tucked away like a maid’s station inside the lobby of the chic Raleigh Hotel, is no secret to civilized Miami locals or travelers who know the pleasures of a good, small thing. It’s the crown jewel of anonymous vintage cocktail bars in a town of shake-your-booty nightclubs. From its cracked terrazzo floors to its bleached-wood bar—holding seven coveted red-leather stools—nothing has changed here since the doors first opened in “boom-time” Miami roughly 70 years ago. Break out the white dinner jacket, order a $7 martini and raise a glass to Ricky Ricardo.”


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