Commonwealth Miami: The Hottest New Bar on South Beach

There’s a new place for serious drinks in Miami: Commonwealth Miami is a new whiskey bar and craft kitchen smack in the middle of South Beach’s raging nightclub scene. Miami nightlife veterans Angel Sanchez and Paul Brown, who successfully created a comfy bar for locals -and tourists, are responsible for Commonwealth’s quick popularity. The modern-day speakeasy, with an authentic whiskey barrel décor, hosts nightly events such as “Whisky Wednesdays” with live music and the ultra-popular “Taco Tuesdays” featuring resident DJ Jesse Perez.

The Elderberry cocktail at Commonwealth Miami

Commonwealth Miami carries over 100 whiskeys, scotches and bourbons from around the world as well as local craft beers, wines and an innovative craft cocktail menu. Presiding behind the bar is lead bartender Bradley Gorman. Here are just a few of the fabulous Old Fashioneds and prohibition-style cocktails crafted by Gorman:

Commonwealth Miami Old Fashioneds

Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields at Commonwealth Miami

Ingredients: Dickel No. 8 whisky, strawberry balsamic reduction, and orange peel.

The Big Apple

The Big Apple at Commonwealth Miami

Ingredients: Angel’s Envy bourbon, apple cider simplAngosturaAngustora bitters, orange, apple cider, apple slice, and pine tree sprig for garnish.

Perfectly Pear’d

Perfectly Pear'd at Commonwealth MiamiIngredients: Old Forester bourbon, pear simple syrup, and pear slice. (*my personal favorite)

Commonwealth Miami Specialty Cocktails

Not Hemmingway’s Daiquiri

Not Hemmingway's Daiquiri at Commonwealth MiamiIngredients: Brugal Anejo rum shaken with tiki bitters, rosemary, fresh grapefruit, fresh lime, and cinnamon.

Irish Clover

Irish Clover at Commonwealth MiamiIngredients: Paddy’s Irish whiskey, Dolin Blanc, blackberry shrub, fresh lemon, and egg white.

El Santo

El Santo at Commonwealth Miami

Ingredients: El Jimador tequila, pineapple cilantro cordial, hint of Laphroig, fresh lime, and grated cinnamon.

Hungry? Commonwealth also has a serious chef, Daniel Roy, in the kitchen. Chef Roy whips up delish farm-to-table dishes to share at the bar – such as Burgers, Duck Fat Fries and Street Corn, – or for dinner seated at an over-sized leather banquet.

Duck Fat Fries at Commonwealth Miami

Don’t miss his tasty $2 tacos, during Commonwealth’s “Taco Tuesdays”, paired with Modelo Mexican beer and a shot of Don Julio tequila ($12).

Commonwealth Miami details

1216 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, 786-773-1813,

Open from 6PM to 2AM

Connect socially: @commonwealthmiami


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