What’s the best cocktail bar in town?
That’s easy and it's no big secret. The Broken Shaker in Miami Beach is a one‐of‐a‐kind cocktail beach bar experience that is not to be missed. This place has the greatest vibe and the tastiest cocktails that are concocted with elixirs, syrups, and infusions made from garden herbs and spices, fresh‐pressed produce and exotic ingredients from around the world (and their very own garden growing all around the outdoor tables). This place is fabulous, even if it is in a hostel!
What’s the best drink in town?
Anything they’re pouring at The Broker Shaker for starters. Their cocktail list seems to change so often that it's hard to pin down a single favorite, although last time I was there I had a Salted Caramel Old Fashioned which was unforgettable. Another contender would definitely be the Sage Thrasher at Blackbird Ordinary, a nearby Brickell watering hole where the drinks are anything but ordinary. This place is also a great place to rub shoulders with real locals.
Who do you think is the best bartender in Miami?
I’m partial to girls behind the bar, so I think I’d have to pick Virginia over at The Broken Shaker. I know I keep mentioning that place...but sorry, I love the drinks there! If you can track her down, Ashley Danella, the head bartender for Pubbelly is also fabulously talented.
Where’s a great place to catch some great DJ sets over some good drinks?
I can’t say enough about the Rec Room at the Gale. It’s an amazing combination of retro style and approachable cool which feels exclusive and welcoming at the same time. It's super hot right now so try to get there early (it opens at 11pm) to avoid a long wait or disappointment.
Where’s a great place to go for a great beer?
I’m not always a beer girl, but our very own Biscayne Tavern is always a good bet it you want to sample some local craft drafts. You can usually count on seven or eight locally brewed beers on draft, including some of my favorites from the Wynwood Brewing Company.
What’s your favorite local brewery?
Top of my list is the nearby Wynwood Brewing Company, which finally opened their tap room at 565 NW Street, just a few minutes away. I adore their famous La Rubia Blonde Ale, but I’m also partial to their IPA. Thursday is ladies' night from 7pm to close and it’s a great place to start the evening.