The Bar and Courtyard at The Setai Miami Beach
The ultimate in luxury is no stranger at The Setai Miami Beach, where guests are treated to an experience that few can imagine. From the stunning architecture of the Art Deco Building and the modern all-glass 40 story Tower to the lavish yet serene Asian-inspired interiors, The Setai Miami Beach caters to those who desire to experience the good life. The lavish life isn’t any better experienced than by sipping Setai’s exclusive Gold Martini, a decadent blend of Russian Standard Vodka Gold Edition, Louis XIII Cognac de Rémy Martin, Grand Marnier “Cuvée Cent Cinquantenaire,” Riesling Ice Wine by Mission Hills 2009 Okanagan Valley (British Colombia), and 24 carat gold luxuriously served in a hand-etched martini glass from Asprey. While sipping the extremely decadent $100 Gold Martini, one is enveloped in the sophisticated interiors of sky-high Asian pergolas, arching palms, dark woods, trickling water fountains in the black mosaic courtyard pool, and sumptuous raised banquettes.
2001 Collins Avenue | 305.520.6000 | thesetaihotel.com
Khong River House
Bold and exotic, Khong River House melds the flavors and cultural traditions of Southeast Asia into a South Beach hotspot known for authentic cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere. The Southeast Asian inspired interiors feature reclaimed wood and brick walls, sky-high ceilings, and a zenful bar that features white stone Buddhas looking down on the gin-centric bar and communal dining space that is dimly lit by Edison bulbs in antique Asian birdhouses. Khong River House’s unique interiors and authentic cuisine inspire their alluring cocktails like the signature Blackberry Lychee Punch, an exotic blend of Beefeater Gin, Tanduay Gold Rum, lime, cardamom, and garnish of fresh blackberries and lychees.
1661 Meridian Avenue | 305.763.8147 | khongriver.com
MO Bar + Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental Miami
Located in the glamorous Brickell area, MO Bar + Lounge offers a cosmopolitan nightlife experience inside the ultra-luxe Mandarin Oriental Miami. The cocktail menu at MO Bar + Lounge was curated by acclaimed mixologist Angelo Vieira and focuses on fresh, house-made ingredients, herbs, and syrups blended with premium spirits to create modern and sophisticated libations. The interiors of MO Bar + Lounge are just as luxurious as their cocktail menu, with contemporary leathers, woods, and metals complementing the soaring 30-foot floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic skyline and waterfront views. These dramatic views provide a cosmopolitan backdrop to sipping the Queens Park Swizzle, a luxe twist on the classic mojito with rum, fresh mint, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, soda water, bitters, and a mint sprig garnish, pairing perfectly with the regular live jazz and Latin music.
500 Brickell Key Drive | 305.913.8288 | mandarinoriental.com/miami
Nikki Beach Miami Beach
Swaying palm trees, sunshine, oceanfront lounging, and beautiful people make Nikki Beach Miami Beach the quintessential South Beach experience. Considered the Miami playground for Miamians and international jet-setters, Nikki Beach’s cabanas with white linen curtains and crisp white beachside loungers provide the perfect environment for noshing on fresh sushi or dancing to the daily house music from resident DJs, of course while sipping the refreshing World Famous Nikki Beach Mojito. The Mojito is a Miami institution in an of itself and Nikki Beach provides a delicious twist on this Miami classic with a blend of lemon flavored rum, fresh mint, sugar, and rum in either regular, strawberry, or mango flavors.
One Ocean Drive | 305.538.1111 | nikkibeachmiami.com
Hyde Beach at SLS Hotel South Beach
As one of the leading party destinations in Miami, Hyde Beach follows in Hyde Lounge’s nightclub footsteps by creating an ultra-luxe lounge and club environment on the South Beach oceanfront. Located in SLS Hotel South Beach, Hyde Beach’s 8,000 plus square feet of Philippe Starck designed indoor/outdoor lounge, garden, pool, and beach space allows revelers multiple atmospheres to enjoy the delicious cuisine from James beard award-winning chef José Andrés, fresh sushi from Chef Katsuya Uechi, and designer cocktails from renowned mixologists. Pass the time away Miami-style in a private poolside cabana in the sun while sipping one of Hyde Beach’s signature drinks, the Cucumber Watermelon Margarita, a revitalizing mix of Avion Silver Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, watermelon, and cucumber.
1701 Collins Avenue | 305.455.6301 | sbe.com
Living Room at W South Beach
Known for their stunning artisanal drinks featuring essential oils, housemade spices, and edible flowers, Living Room is a sexy, sultry lounge within the W South Beach Hotel & Residences that features the equally sexy Paloma Hermosa, an intoxicating blend of Tapatio Blanco tequila, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, fresh grapefruit, lime, agave and egg whites. The lounge features an exclusive cocktail program from renowned San Francisco-based cocktail designer Scott Beattie and provides lavish interiors of white Mongolian alpaca chairs, sumptuous Italian sofas, lit white candles, bronze accents, and travertine and marble walls, allowing guests to sip their perfectly curated cocktails in style.
2201 Collins Avenue | 305.938.3000 | wsouthbeach.com
Chic and contemporary, Meat Market is South Beach’s modern steakhouse with innovative cocktails, stunning décor, and a devoted following of A-list celebrities, Miami trendsetters, and young professionals. Meat Market’s reputation for being the “see and be seen” spot in South Beach perfectly translates into one its signature cocktails, Some Like It Hot, a seductive martini with Ocho Reposado, raspberries, lime, and habanero agave nectar. Created by expert mixologist Ezra Pattek, Some Like It Hot is a sweet and spicy way to mingle with the in-crowd while being surrounded with chic interiors of warm woods, roomy leather banquettes, and gold metal accents.
915 Lincoln Road | 305.532.0088 | meatmarketmiami.com
Wynwood Kitchen + Bar
Lively and fresh describes both Wynwood Kitchen + Bar and their signature cocktail, the Guayabera. A blend of rum zacapa 23, guava juice, lemon juice, sprite, the Guayabera is the ultimate way to experience the most-talked-about neighborhood in Miami. Founded by the Wynwood neighborhood trailblazer Tony Goldman and his daughter Jessica Goldman Srebnek, Wynwood Kitchen + Bar is considered one the hippest and most visually striking restaurants in the nation. The restaurant blends the vibrant Wynwood art scene with Chef Aguilar’s innovative spin on Nuevo Latino cuisine, creating a modern dining destination within a 5,000 square foot warehouse space of driftwood accents, dark oak tables, contemporary metals and leathers, and stunning art splashed along the walls. Meanwhile outside the lively patio allows the chance to dine and socialize while facing the iconic Wynwood Walls.
2550 N.W. 2nd Avenue | 305.722.8959 | wynwoodkitchenandbar.com