Indulge your sense of nostalgia and love for ’80s kitsch at this MiMO gem, injecting new life into the former Magnum Lounge space—home to Miami’s oldest bar. Much of what’s left and all of what’s been added seems frozen in time, harkening back to decades when David Bowie ruled, Pac-Man not Candy Crush was what you did to blow off your friends and music came from a jukebox. The result is the collective efforts of Broken Shaker/Bar Lab's Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi and the Workshop Collective's Jourdan Binder, plus Vagabond chef Alex Chang, who the guys enlisted to helm the eccentric bar menu (think cool-ranch beef crackling and French escargot). The cocktails menu is in keeping with the old-school theme, striking a balance between classics like the Sex on the Beach and new favorites, such as the rum-based Nobody Puts Baby In a Corner.
|Venue name:||The Anderson||Contact:|
709 NE 79th St
|Cross street:||at NE 7th Ave|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Thu, Sun 5pm-2am; Fri, Sat 5pm-4am|
|Transport:||Bus 3, 93, 112|
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I'm afraid I may not be cool enough to frequent The Anderson, but I do it anyway. It feels like a grown-up version of Wynwood, without any of the posturing and phoniness. The vibe is casual, there are plenty of places to sit or stand and the drinks are done well without costing a fortune.