When you don’t feel like deciding between ordering cocktails or sitting down to dinner, head to Commonwealth. South Beach’s newest bar/restaurant combo bills itself as a speakeasy but there’s nothing clandestine about the joint; think warm, relaxed and sometimes rowdy depending on which sports game is showing on one of the big-screen TVs. From the straightforward menu to the wide selection of whiskeys and bourbons (about 120!), Commonwealth is forthcoming, if not generous, about all it has to offer. We’re partial to chef Daniel Roy’s chicken tacos and crispy duck fat fries served with garlic confit aioli. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with a scoop of Sweet Melody’s craft ice cream, which is local and available only at select restaurants around town.
1216 Washington Ave
|Cross street:||between 12th and 13th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 6pm–5am|