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Employees Only (Closed)

Bars, Cocktail bars South Beach
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(16user reviews)
Employees Only
Photograph: Courtesy of Employees Only

Following its time as a pop-up bar during 2016’s Art Basel Miami Beach (when drinks were just $5!), the cult-favorite speakeasy Employees Only has opened a permanent location in South Beach, on the property of the Washington Park Hotel. NYC concepts don’t always translate well when they make the move to Miami, but Employees Only is a clear winner in the Magic City. Its vintage decor blends effortlessly with the vibes of Miami Beach. And loyal patrons of the perpetually packed West Village location can rest easy knowing that the Billionaire Cocktail and hand-cut steak tartare are still served alongside several 305 exclusives. 

Venue name: Employees Only (Closed)
Address: 1030 Washington Ave
Miami Beach

Cross street: between 10th and 11th Sts
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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EO is THE gold standard for handcrafted cocktails and bartenders in Miami and the continent of North America -- I have traveled far and wide and am happy to say I've found the BEST.

Ummm, so yeah, the bartenders Sunday night of Seriously, it was incredibly crowded and packed but the drinks were just as good as I remember them from NY location, and the bartenders so professional and on their A-game it continues to behoove me. Yup, EO continues to be my number one bar in the city (if not the planet). Had the "West side" to start and then straight up Mata Hari (bartender picks the concoction and liquor) after that and yes every cocktail was hands down amazing. Not to mention it is an art to watch these guys in action. Anddddd yes there is more. You would think the patrons would be your class A douchbaggery but they were the nicest and most considerate group of people in an incredibly packed bar in Miami I have ever experienced. When I was carrying two cocktails (one in each hand) people moved out of the way. When I wanted to order at the bar, guys offered to help me and other females offered me their seat. When I stood near the bathroom, people asked me if I was in line. I was just beside myself. The bartenders, vibe, and people make this one of the best bars in the city. Just go. You won't regret it.

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Been a Craft Bartender for four years, this place is home in a sea of over priced cocktail bars in Miami Beach this place treats a stranger or a regular like family. Great service, great bartenders, fantastic atmosphere. Knowledgeable about the craft of the cocktail you'd be hard pressed to find a drink they haven't heard of! Absolutely love this place a home away from home as someone who is new to the city by far the best bar in Miami!!

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This place has quickly become a Miami Must. I am sincerely impressed with the quality of the cocktails and the team behind the bar. The food is perfectly made and served. This is the first time I go to a bar in Miami where the bartender's attitude is one in which it is their pleasure to serve you. Cannot be missed.

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Great addition the Miami bar scene, not to mention the amazing cocktails and bartenders. A must visit place for locals and visitors. Unlike any other cocktail bar/restaurant on the beach. If I could give this more than 5 stars, I would. The service and food here is the best. 👌🏼

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In Hot and wild Miami, where everything is burning down, Employees Only is bringing to you cool NYC VIBE, straight from Tribeca/ NYC.Great ambience and perfectly crafted cocktails made with love and passion will sail slowly through your mind.

Simply...Awsome Craft Bar...Visit is must!

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Environment full of love ,happiness ,beautiful people!best food and drinks made by the best chefs and bartenders in the world.

Must go!

Amazing, craft cocktails and perfect service!!!

Probably best bar in US and # 1 in Miami

A great addition to South Beach. A top rank establishment created by experienced pros. The beautiful room sets the atmosphere and is followed by drinks, food and service that compliment each other to make it a wonderful experience.  Con mucho estilo....

Exceptional bar and restaurant! The best cocktails in Miami, that's for sure! My favorite ones are Amelia, West side and Anjeho Especial. I highly recommend to try their food! Bone marrow poppers, lamb chops, octopus terrine. And from mains my favorite ones are Red Snapper and Rib Eye!!! Music is always with so much style, same as their stuff! Love love love!

A must when on the beach. Love their trout and always have the Bellini. Love this place

The staff ,drinks and atmosphere is something Miami needed for a long time

EO Miami is like stepping into another world where you niyjoung outside matters . Best cocktails in Miami and great service.

It has everything, WELCOMING Staff, great design,  beautiful AND interesting crowd, great drinks (they invented GREAT drinks!).. inventive food in good size portions.  It attracts both locals and visitors. All of whom are people who are easy to be with, engaging etc.. I think what I love most is how it makes you feel to be there.. they appreciate your patronage!  There should be an EO in every city, as you always feel special when you are there. LOVE IT... 

By far for real the best that old happen to the beach...stylish speak easy place with all to offer, from wooden sexy bar and dine area in to right next to fountain and pool green surface lounge under stars quiet part. Music always to top quality with serbian plus world wide crew to make you some of the best stuff out there. For a reason 4 years no. 1 of NYC (and world) place out there ,) ...go for any coctail, signiture steak trtr and spiCy shrimp. Say "Živeli" to guys and just let in hood time that is about to happen...soup at the end is just something that is signiture as learn why ;) ...enjoy it )