Miami’s booming financial district may be a hub for young professionals, but in Brickell, business is anything but “as usual.” Here, futuristic skyscrapers receive as much sunshine and ocean breezes as any resort town, and trendy restaurants line its walkable thoroughfares.
Its laid-back Mary Brickell Village is an oasis of shops and boutiques lined by tree-shaded courtyards. The serenity can make you forget that you’re one block away from Brickell Avenue, the financial capital of Latin America.
Just to the west, the new Brickell City Centre mixed-use development includes a luxury shopping center, two residential towers and the EAST, Miami hotel.
And after day-shopping, Brickell transitions into a dining and nightlife hotspot, with restaurants, cafes and clubs that keep visitors happy and the after-work crowd from going home.
1. American Social Brickell
American Social Brickell has a great happy hour.
2. Batch Gastropub
Batch Gastropub has a locally sourced menu and a wide selection of beers.
3. Better Days
Better Days is a local favorite with popular weekday themes such as “Ladies ’80s” every Monday.
4. Blackbird Ordinary
Blackbird is another local favorite. It offers its signature Blackbird drink with fresh blackberries, games and special DJ lineups.
5. Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita
Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita has a downstairs lounge dubbed Lolita, but an urban rooftop oasis in Dolores. In the terrace of a historic building — Miami’s former Fire Station No. 4, dating back to 1923.
6. Drake’s Bar
Drake’s Bar will remind you of a classic English pub.
7. Pawn Broker
Pawn Broker is a bar specializing in New American-craft spirit cocktails on the rooftop of a 1925 building that houses the boutique hotel, The Langford.
8. PM Fish and Steak House
PM Fish and Steak House has a great passion fruit mojito.
Sugar, styled after a Southeast Asian jungle in the EAST hotel, has a great rooftop view of Miami and is known for specialties like The Getaway, a mix of plantation pineapple rum, tamarind ginger chutney, ginger beer and lime.
10. The Bar @ Level 25
The Bar @ Level 25, Conrad Miami’s rooftop pool bar, is the place to relax with a mojito.