The Downtown Miami renaissance continues. This time, it’s Bar Lab co-founders Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi who are setting their sites on the burgeoning business district. This fall, the duo who helped jumpstart the city’s cocktail craze with their award-winning bar, Broken Shaker, open Margot Natural Wine & Aperitivo Bar inside the Ingraham Building (21 SE Second Ave). Cozy and intimate, the small bar will concentrate on natural wines and liqueurs, such as Amaro and vermouth. Plus, it’ll serve an assortment of tapas and small plates. For the uninitiated, natural wines are made organically or biodynamically, with minimal intervention, few additives and without preservatives. They’re usually made by small producers, largely women, and in limited qualities. While chemical-free booze is a trend among the sustainable crowd, it was the process and players that mostly drew Bar Lab to the natural wine concept. “We fell in love with this approach to winemaking years ago when we first visited the vineyards, and both or our restaurants—27 and The Exchange in Los Angeles—have all-natural wine lists,” says Orta. “Most of our favorite wines right now are from female winemakers.” They’re entrusting the look of Margot to a woman as well: Danya Hachey of MaD Artistic, Bar Lab’s creative director, who’s putting her signature touch on the whole thing—think retro, airy, playful and with plenty of bespoke furniture to tie it all in. And because women just make everything better, the wine bar’s pla
The last thing locals look forward to all year is summer. If you live here, you know it’s hot, rainy and humid, and generally miserable from June through August. July’s proverbial rain clouds do have a silver lining: Miami Spa Months. The citywide special, which runs through August, features deeply discounted wellness treatments, from massages and facials to rub-downs with CBD (by far 2019’s hottest spa trend) across top facilities. Prices and offers vary by location (though you’ll find deals as low as $109). And while there are many, many treatments to choose from, we’ve narrowed down our favorites below. This short list of facials, massages and weird scrubs are the kind of things you’ll need to get ready for summer but also keep you sane while braving the heat for the next few months. If you haven’t had a massage since last year’s spa month:CBD + Sticks & Stones massage at The Spa at The Miami Beach EDITION CBD is the hottest thing to hit the wellness circuit this year, and if there was ever an opportunity to experience its soothing effects, it’s during spa months—especially if the last time you showed some love to your muscles was during last year’s special. This one uses hot stones and a bamboo stick to kneed every single kink. The pressure is generally medium but there’s no getting around the (good) pain you’ll feel when the bamboo is rolled over a trouble zone—consider it a reminder to not wait a full 12 months before your next massage. 60 minutes, $139 (Couples opt
Imagine if Ultra Fest, all the laser light shows at the science museum and Cirque du Soleil got together and made a baby. That freaky baby would be tripping out on some next-level plane of existence, and its name would be PY1. Created by Canadian billionaire and Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté, PY1 debuted in Montreal earlier this year and will soon be making its way south—way south—to Miami in September. The massive, pyramid-shaped touring venue is a hallucinogenic labyrinth of projection screens and sound systems designed to present super high-tech, immersive multimedia and electronic music shows. Sounds like a Miami match made in heaven, TBH. Contained beneath its eight-story-high peak are 32 laser projectors, 286 kinetic set pieces, 444 LED light fixtures and 126 speakers that come together to create the main attraction: a kaleidoscopic, 60-minute techno-odyssey dubbed “Through the Echoes,” voiced by the late Zen philosopher Alan Watts. There are also seven different themed nights, from the cosmic house music party Astral Plane to a geometric, computer coded minimal techno rave called Sci-Matic, all of which are restricted to 18+. Tickets for all of the shows start around $20 and increase from there. Or if you have pyramids of cash to shell out, you might consider renting out PY1 for your next big private event. Either way, you’ll want to keep an eye out for exact dates and showtimes as September approaches because, unlike boring ancient pyramids, PY1 is fu
It’s just like the name says: The Pain Remover at beloved Coconut Grove watering hole Monty’s makes all the hurt and stress—and, frequently, all memory—go away. Known by all who frequent the staple waterfront haunt as the PK3, this tropical delight is made with dark rum (three shots of it), cream of coconut, pineapple and orange juice. It goes for a very cute $6 Monday through Friday during happy hours, but everyone knows when 4pm on Friday hits, it’s prime PK3 time. Monty’s currently shakes up between 35 and 40 thousand PK3 cocktails every year. The spiked punch affectionately known as PK3 (short for Painkiller 3) to anyone who has witnessed far too many sunsets at Monty’s is officially listed as the Pain Remover on the menu, with strength options #1, #2 and #3 indicating the number of rum shots. But who are we kidding? The extra rum only sets you back an extra dollar, and it’s been a long week. You’re going all-in for the three. You might regret it tomorrow, but tonight you’re living your best life. Monty Trainer founded Monty’s in 1969 and it’s been home to countless movie scenes, family gatherings and, of course, co-ed debauchery ever since. Eventually, Trainer’s partner and partner’s son, Steve Kneapler, took over operations of the Grove hot spot. Kneapler was all about island life and did a fair amount of traveling through the Caribbean. In his adventures, he came across the Soggy Dollar Bar, home to the original Painkiller cocktail. Created in the 1970s by Daphne He
There’s a new music festival in town, and it’s finally giving Ultra and Rolling Loud-weary Miamians a dose of good, clean fun via its lineup of sunny, broad appeal artists and headliners Chance the Rapper, Jack Johnson, Daddy Yankee and Kygo. The inaugural Miami Beach Pop Festival will debut this November 8 through 10, featuring three jam-packed days of nearly 50 performances spanning all manner of fun, upbeat and good times-celebrating genres. The best part? It’s all going down on the cool white sands of Miami Beach between 5th and 10th streets, on the shoreline adjacent to Lummus Park and the iconic Ocean Drive. Miami already has an impressively eclectic mix of music festival offerings, from the late-night, alternative electronic festival III Points, to the 20-years strong Afro Roots festival and everything in between. But there had long been a glaring absence from the yearly slate of large-scale music events: good old accessible pop music. That’s all about to change with the introduction of Miami Beach Pop (the name really gets to the point). Organized by Frameless Creative in association with ACT Productions and the Parker Company, the new fest aims to “connect artists and fans through shared moments of inspiration and is proud to present a showcase of musicians that champion positivity and connection,” according to a release. Apart from putting together a pretty killer lineup of national, international and local acts, Miami Beach Pop wants to be a “trailblazer for ec
In today’s shocking headline: Kendall is now cool, and officially worthy of its own restaurant week. We’re only half serious, of course the ’burbs deserve their own week dedicated to showcasing the fantastic eateries located west of the Turnpike. Unlike Coral Gables’s, which lasts an entire month, Flavors of Kendall Restaurant Week sticks to a seven-day schedule, taking place from June 24 to June 30. Participating restaurants include Pisco y Nazca, Pubbelly Sushi, Devon Seafood + Steak and Earls Kitchen + Bar. Three-course dinner menus will run $39 across eateries, making Kendall’s competitive to what’s on tap in August and September during Miami Spice. This being the neighborhood’s first major culinary endeavor, restaurant week kicks off with a big party on Thursday, June 20th, from 6 to 9pm at the Hilton Miami Dadeland (9100 N Kendall Dr). Early bird tickets are $25 and available online. Quell any doubts as to the caliber of eateries in Kendall with samples from participating restaurants, plus enjoy drinks and live entertainment. Music, food and cocktails—barring traffic, Kendall isn’t so bad after all. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Even though Miami is the city of perpetual sunshine, we’d be remiss to overlook the unofficial start of summer: National Rosé Day. The season’s drink of choice gets its own day, June 8, and restaurants around town are giving you plenty of reasons to celebrate. Below we’ve rounded up the best rosé deals to take advantage of this Saturday. Nautilus by Arlo Make your way to the Nautilus Club for brunch or hang by the hotel pool and enjoy $10 frosés all day. The Wharf Rosé. All. Day. The riverfront bar celebrates from noon to 8pm with live bossa nova music, complimentary samples from 100 wineries and bottle specials that start at just $20. Mondrian South Beach The Mondrian’s Sundance Pool series turns into a two-day rosé bash, featuring specials on Three Olives rosé vodka cocktails on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7pm. Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club In a convenient turn of events for folks who can’t celebrate on Saturday, the Cadillac holds its fête on Sunday. Stop in at the hotel’s Bungalow by the Sea (that’d be the restaurant by the pool) for a $10 house-made rosé sangria and sophisticated BBQ fare from noon to 6pm. Verde As if you needed another reason to explore the PAMM, the museum’s bayfront restaurant offers specials on rosé sangria as well as the pink stuff sold by-the-glass during regular business hours on Saturday. Villa Azur The fabulous French restaurant treats guests to live music and specials, such as a $13 glass of Entourage Côtes de Provence 2017.
What’s better than a glass of rosé? A bottle. And what’s better than a bottle of rosé? A discounted bottle. Because more is more when it comes to rosé, Time Out Market Miami offers a sweet deal on bottles of Château Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé this month: for every cheese or charcuterie board purchased at Miami Smokers ($23 for five kinds of cheese or $25 for five types of meat), customers get a bottle of the popular French rosé for only $24 (normally $48). Buy the board and take your receipt to the Market’s pop-up wine bar to redeem the deal. If you haven’t heard of Miraval wines, you may be familiar with its producers: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The couple purchased the Miraval estate in the South of France in 2008 and launched the popular line of elegant rosé shortly after. Despite their messy divorce, the two still share custody of the estate. They may not pair well, but the Miraval truly goes with everything, especially a cheese board. And, honestly, that’s the only pairing we really care about. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Soon you won’t have to trek to Wynwood for your artisanal doughnut fix. The truck-cum-shop that’s had patrons lining up since day one opens its second outpost in South Miami (6022 South Dixie Hwy, South Miami) next Friday, May 24th. The new Salty Donut takes over the former Fox’s Lounge locale for its much-anticipated expansion. To celebrate the occasion, Salty teams up with frequent collaborator Havana Club on a limited-edition rum cake doughnut. The boozy treat features layers of brioche that have been rolled in cinnamon sugar and filled with a rum-infused crème de vie. Should you need more alcohol in your life, customers over the age of 21 receive a free mini bottle of Havana Club with their purchase. The special doughnut goes on sale on opening day (May 24!) and will only be available for 10 days. If you’ve ever experienced the madness of a Salty limited run, you know these things will go fast—better start queueing up now. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Feeling hungry? You will be once you’ve taken a peek inside the new Time Out Market Miami. Time Out’s new food and cultural market—the second in the world and the first in the USA—brings the best of the city under one roof. Pay a visit to the South Beach site and you’ll find 18 of Miami’s top chefs and restaurants serving up their best dishes every day, three bars hosting the city’s leading bartenders, and a digital space for art and culture—all curated by our expert local editors. Take a look at the preview video below to see why we’re so excited. (Oh, and if you’re not in Miami, don’t worry. We’re opening Time Out Market New York and Time Out Market Boston very soon, with Time Out Market Chicago and Time Out Market Montreal following later in 2019—each market bringing together the best dishes, drinks and culture from all over its home city. Your table awaits.)