Located in the heart of Midtown, The Sylvester is a vintage eclectic cocktail and coffee bar from the fab co-owners that brought you Beaker & Gray, Bar Director Ben Potts and Chef Brian Nasajon. The 3,400 square foot space is decked out in colorful vintage wallpaper combined with tropical touches that play up the retro vibe, and the re-purposed antique furniture creates the overall cozy and relaxed ambiance.
“We wanted to create a unique, inclusive space with something for everyone, a place where you would want to be stuck in a hurricane,” says Potts. Scattered throughout the venue, guests will find plenty of diversion with games including a pool table, pinball machine, foosball, and plenty of board games.
The cocktail menu pays homage to old and new Miami, and features upgraded classics using next-level techniques and locally sourced sustainable ingredients. Led by Ben Potts, the attentive bar team expertly executes the creations by Bar Managers Derek Stilmann, head of Creative, and Rani Cassuola, Operations Lead. The menu also includes a rotating and unique wine list and as well as a selection of locally brewed craft beers.
Eclectic Vintage Cocktails at The Sylvester Bar
Cayo Hueso Gimlet
Take a liquid trip to The Keys (Cayo Hueso) with this tasty Tequila & Key Lime version of the classic gimlet; shaken with house made Graham Cracker Milk Washed Avion Anejo Tequila, Key Lime Cordial and Lime.
Derek’s take on the legendary tiki cocktail; made with Appleton 12 Year Rum, Wray & Nephew Rum, Paranubes Oaxaca Rum, Pineapple and Smoked BBQ Dry Spice Syrup.
Ñooo Que Frio
Liquid nitrogen-muddled mint modernizes this Old Cuban; created with Bacardi Cuatro Rum, Nitrogen-Muddled Mint, Green Apple, Strega and Sparkling Wine.
Ketel One Vodka, Basil Kombucha, Italicus (Italian liqueur) and St-Germain, and garnished with Pink Peppercorn Paint.
The Sylvestre Negroni
The Botanist Gin, house-made Aged Date Vermouth and house-made Young Thai Coconut Campari.
Magic City Mule
Absolut Elyx, House Pineapple-Ginger Beer and Chili Pepper Bitters, served in a mini disco ball vessel.
Cocktail for dessert; Monkey Shoulder Rum, Nitro Cold Brew Coffee, Chocolate, and topped with Banana Custard Cream.
Carrot Cake Colada
Surprisingly spicy and just slightly sweet; Plantation Xamaica Rum, Redemption Rye, Carrot Cake Coconut, topped with Mascarpone; served with a spoon and bio-degradable straw. (not pictured)
In addition, The Sylvester will feature an extensive non-alcoholic offering including a full coffee program from local roaster, Great Circle Coffee, with alternative hot beverages such as mushroom tea and cocoa and kombucha on tap.
The Sylvester Bar– Midtown Miami Details
3456 N Miami Avenue, Miami; thesylvesterbar.com; @thesylvesterbar
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 4pm to 1am; Friday and Saturday, 4pm to 2am
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