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.
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
Ingredients: Dickel No. 8 whisky, strawberry balsamic reduction, and orange peel.
The Big Apple
Ingredients: Angel’s Envy bourbon, apple cider simplAngosturaAngustora bitters, orange, apple cider, apple slice, and pine tree sprig for garnish.
Commonwealth Miami Specialty Cocktails
Not Hemmingway’s Daiquiri
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.
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, www.commonwealthmiami.com
Open from 6PM to 2AM
Connect socially: @commonwealthmiami