Since I can’t travel to Miami Beach this week as planned, thought I would at least share with you some of my annual favorite haunts- a virtual visit if you will. While Brickell used to be home, I can’t resist staying on the beach. It’s also a testament that these spots have stayed during the constant revolving door of the Miami scene.
- The Bar at the Setai Courtyard– Refined, upscale spot for a quiet, upscale drink. Perfect for that ‘just one’ before or post dinner.
- Broken Shaker– Quirky, fun, great cocktails.
- The Lido Bayside– Best place for sunset drinks and snacks in the whole city
- Sugar at East– Insane views. Go at an oddball day time and skip the nighttime douch baggery.
- Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita– Fun rooftop and restaurant in the heart of Brickell. Decent food and very affordable.
- Edge– amazing champagne brunch at The Four Seasons
- Jaya– Refined Asian fusion with excellent tasting menus
- Lucali– delicious chewy, crusted pizza of the NY outpost
- Ola– incredible seafood heavy Latin fare on the beach
- Prime 112 – See and be seen while eating a steak
- Pubbelly Sushi Miami Beach– Delightful small plates in a neighborhood haunt. Great for sharing and staying awhile.
- Zuma– Fantastic Asian fusion on the river and in the Epic hotel. Everything on this menu is beyond delicious.
- Acqualina Resort– Grownup romance in Surfside
- The Confidante– Affordable, perfect beach vibe in mid-beach.
- The Raleigh (will you EVER reopen??)– Old school perfection. Great food. Perfect crowd.
- The Redbury– Cool and affordable that shares the amenities of SLS and The Raleigh. Best of both worlds.