Miami just got a bounty of new places for you to lounge from Brickell to Kendall to Miami Beach.
When you take a seat at the bar and get your first glimpse of the cocktail menu at Bar Nancy, it’s easy to forget you’re in Little Havana. They aren’t just slanging mixed drinks at this hole in the wall bar with a nautical theme. With its wood-lined walls, Betsy Ross American flag hanging, and bar graced overhead by a cutout of a ship’s hull wearing the bar’s namesake, Bar Nancy is Miami’s newest artisanal craft cocktail dive – and quite possibly, it’s best yet. Read more.
Opening this month in the Delano is the Doheny Room, the Los Angeles-based celeb hot spot described as “European meets California farmhouse feel.” And if that confuses you, imagine at one booth a Jonas brother and at another Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. True story and the juxtaposition of old Hollywood and new. As for Miami Beach’s version, who knows, but we’re sure it will be a swank Star Wars bar of sorts when it opens. Read more.
Baru Latin Bar, Kendall’s newest nightlife acquisition, is located at the Palms at Town & Country Mall, which is exactly where you expect a nightclub in Kendall to be. Helmed by Hector Antunez, the Kendall location is across from Blue Martini Kendall, another one of Kendall’s go-to (read: only) party spots. Read more.
Constantine De Lucia, the man behind Tino’s and Ichimi, has a new spot in Brickell that serves the dinner and beyond crowd with a house cocktail menu featuring 20 signature drinks and well-known favorites. Lounge al fresco in the expansive patio or head to the heart of the venue, a sweeping bar, and take your drink to one of the comfy couches and kick back. The best part: You can dine until the joint closes (at 5 a.m.) on legit chow.
Providores & Publicans, 141 SW 7th St, Miami; 786-618-2841
Part of a bigger take over that included the legendary Club Space, former after hours hot spot Libertine has reopened its doors as Floyd, a haven for jazzy live performances, eclectic DJ sets, disco and soulful house.
10 p.m. till late Thursday-Sunday, Floyd Miami, 34 NE 11th St, Miami
This place is seriously cool, Miami, and I don’t think we have anything else quite like it: a truly intimate cocktail bar with a touch Old World New York City charm serving an unfussy, yet ambitious bistro menu with admirable precision.
Employees Only, 1030 Washington Ave., South Beach; 786-264-3945
YAKU by La Mar, a waterfront bar and lounge at the swanky Mandarin Oriental featuring Peruvian-inspired punch cocktails, is your new place to land when your hanging in Brickell. Despite its high-rent location, the drinks are surprisingly reasonable priced.
6-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami; 305-913 8358