This Brickell spot lets you look out over Miami with a cocktail

The who: The posh East Miami outpost that just opened in Brickell City Center debuted Sugar, their rooftop lounge perched on the 40th floor of the hotel. 

The space: A spectacular two-level garden that is lushly landscaped with cocoplum, Star Jasmine, local Sea Grape, and Japanese Privet trees and outfitted with a sofa pit and daybeds.

A Balinese-inspired bar built of reclaimed oak is open on all sides to accommodate 30 hand-carved teak barstools. And surrounding it all are Bladerunner-esque views of the Miami skyline. 

The dishes: Asian tapas. Prices are as cushy as the setting with small plates going for $12-$16 and cocktails are $13-$15. Plates are served in easily shareable bite-sized portions.

The boneless Korean chicken wings are dressed with a fiery chili sauce while the Agadashi Tofu is dressed with shiitake dashi and grated daikon. The beef bao buns are two fluffy pockets of spicy beef or opt for lighter bites of Steamed Prawn and Scallop Dumplings with Hong Kong chili sauce. Tamarind Glazed Beef Satay come on skewers as do chicken satay with peanut sauce. 

Desserts include Coconut Pandan Leaf Crepe with fresh Florida mangoes, a lychee creme brulee and a molten chocolate cake lime sorbet. 


Bottom line: One of the swankiest rooftops in the city is also a scenic spot for Asian bites and drinks.