Miami’s Mid Beach begins at 23rd Street and stretches north on Collins Avenue, past the fabulous Faena District, and ends on 44th Street, with the famous Fontainebleau and Eden Roc resorts. Following its restoration by Argentinean developer Alan Faena, Mid Beach is now the hottest new neighborhood in Miami Beach. Here you will find exceptional bars and lounges serving up refreshing, and refreshingly unique gin cocktails for the summer.
Cali at Gin + Collins
Enjoy this libation made with St. George Botanivore Gin and Fever-Tree Tonic garnished with allspice berries, plus lemon and orange peels while relaxing on leather banquettes and plush armchairs that encourage lingering at this newly opened craft cocktail haven. Gin + Collins takes inspiration from Spain with a gin and tonic-focused menu in a chic space at the AC Hotel Miami Beach. 2912 Collins Ave, Miami Beach (at the AC Hotel by Marriott Miami Beach), @GinandCollins
2912 Collins Ave, Miami Beach (at the AC Hotel by Marriott Miami Beach), @GinandCollins
Trinidad & Ta-Boo-Yah at The Continental Miami
The Continental Miami, with its Kool-Aid-colored 70’s décor, is a buzzing spot to meet for drinks, including this one with Bombay Dry Gin, Passion Fruit, Honey, and Orange Blossom. A second bar, outdoors in the retro courtyard patio, overlooks Lake Panocoast.
2360 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, continentalmiami.com, @ContinentalMiami, @Continental_Mia
Traymore 1939 at Traymore Gin Bar
The Traymore Gin Bar is a few steps up off the Metropolitan by COMO- Miami Beach hotel’s elegant soft grey and cream marbled lobby, and alongside The Traymore Restaurant. The Italian granite bar is devoted to gin cocktails and showcases an eclectic collection of more than 40 gin brands from around the world. Don’t miss the Traymore 1939 with Nolet’s Gin, Rosemary Syrup, Orange Curacao, Grapefruit, and Pomegranate.
2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (at the Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach), comohotels.com/metropolitanmiamibeach/traymore-gin-bar, @TraymoreRestaurant
Hollywood & Vine at Saxony Bar
The basement level Saxony Bar has its own dedicated velvet-roped entrance outside of the Faena Miami Beach hotel. Steeped in golden-age glamour, the intimate bar features live DJ and a classic cocktail menu. G’Vine Gin, Riesling, Abricot du Roussillon, Lime, Sage.
3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, faena.com/miami-beach/saxony-bar, @FaenaMiamiBeach
Strawberry Fields at TALDE Miami Beach
TALDE Miami Beach’s has an Asian street market décor with walls covered in street art, and a bar with a cozy speakeasy vibe offering cocktails like the Strawberry Fields made with Beefeater Gin, fresh strawberries, lemon juice, sugar cube and Prosecco. Chef Dale Talde’s ultra hip restaurant and bar features craft cocktails & old-school Hip Hop sound.
4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach (at The Confidante Hotel), taldemiamibeach.com, @TaldeMiamiBeach
True Bleau at Sorso by Scott Conant
Scarpetta is one of signature restaurants at the spectacularly massive and glamorous Fontainebleau Miami Beach resort property, which has been attracting legendary celebrities among its global visitors since 1954. The masterminds behind the new and seasonal cocktails at Sorso, a specialty pop-up cocktail lab and infusion bar located in Scarpetta’s gorgeous lounge, have created a menu with creative drinks like this one, combining Barr Hill gin and grapefruit soda infused in a cold drip cocktail tower, with a pea flower infused ice cube.
4441 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach (at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel), fontainebleau.com/sorso-by-scott-conant-lounge-at-scarpetta, @fontainebleau
Yucatán G&T at Matador Bar
The sexy Matador Bar, in the Miami Beach EDITION hotel, has floor to ceiling windows offering the only unobstructed views of the ocean of any hotel in this hot new Mid Beach neighborhood. The stone bar’s massiveness dominates the black walnut paneled anteroom of the Matador Room by Jean Georges. But the cocktails are the main event and we can’t get enough of the Yucatán G&T with Plymouth gin, habanero sauce, hibiscus syrup, tonic, lime wheels with Thai chili as garnish
2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786 257-4600, matadorroom.com/matador-bar, @MatadorRoom
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