New Year, New Nightlife

Spark up your nightlife this month by including these new spots in your agenda. What better way to welcome in the new year than atop a hip new Las Olas rooftop bar? Or maybe you want a more low-key spot where you can Hideaway… Whatever your preference, these party go-to’s won’t disappoint!

21 West Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

The recently opened Hideaway bar in Downtown Fort Lauderdale is the new drinking destination. This bar pairs an industrial chic setting and an array of artisanal cocktails and craft beers to create an environment that will certainly become addicting to many. This bar is not just any bar though; it’s a speakeasy bar that depends heavily on historic elements to bring it to life. Its located in the classic Bryan building, which is listed in the National Historic Registry, to help bring the old-timey feel out even more.

34 NE 11th Street, Miami

A first-floor room of the mega club Space houses a venue that many wouldn’t expect. Floyd, the bar that takes up the room under Space, is a completely different vibe from the all-night-long party that occurs upstairs. Floyd hopes to welcome a crowd that wants to avoid the packed club scene. It is more laid-back and chooses to play a more refined playlist that includes live jazz, lounge, and even chamber orchestra. It’s located in Miami’s 24-hour district so you don’t have to worry about arriving too late—this spot stays open until 5am. Here you can enjoy classic cocktails and sip slowly; very different from the club upstairs that pours vodka and soda into plastic cups. Come to Floyd if you’re craving a classy lounge that will still get you buzzed well off into the night.

2000 Collins Ave. Miami Beach

This glamorous little gem is hidden inside the Ora nightclub. It provides more low-key partiers a place to go for a relaxed vibe. On the second floor of Ora is the Anti-Social Social Room, a mixology bar that is an exclusive getaway amidst luxe décor. They have an extensive cocktail menu that gives a spin on classics. It’s all thanks to veteran mixologist Rodger Gillespie who helps to oversee a program that brings personal cocktails right to your table. At Anti-Social Social Room, mixologists work with you to create specialty cocktails for your liking right by your table.

2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami

Award-winning bar, Broken Shaker, will have you shook upon entrance. It’s an extension of the Freehand Hotel Miami, which also owns the adjacent hipster 27 Restaurant. Broken Shaker is a small poolside bar that manages to whip up the coolest creative cocktails in SoFlo. The cocktail list changes every 10 days based on what’s fresh, so you can always go back for a refreshing, good time. It’s a beautiful atmosphere with a classic waterfall, large pool, and lush greenery all around. Nights at Broken Shaker can either be a romantic night by the pool or a fun, party-filled night with friends.

187 NW 28th St, Miami

Brick claims to be “not your average bar” and with good reason. Walking around Wynwood, it’s hard to miss. A wall painted to look like bricks bares a mural that captures the vibe of the bar: A girl in a red dress dancing next to a well-dressed man playing the saxophone. The words “Brickhouse” are painted in large text next to a very appetizing cartoon beer. When you walk inside, the mural lives up to the reality. A 1920’s house acts as the backdrop for this beer garden, where a string-lit outdoor patio and live DJ welcome you into the atmosphere. They boast reasonably priced craft brews and bourbon, so for the beer drinker, this is the place to come.

1 W. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

For the partiers who would love to avoid the dense crowds and traffic of Miami, a new Las Olas bar is making its way onto the scene. Las Olas’ first rooftop bar is appropriately titled Rooftop and serves handcrafted cocktails such as Garden Party, a drink mixed with Tito’s vodka, Prosecco, pressed cucumber, and strawberry. Experience a night under the stars in this open-air patio that provides a breathtaking view of Fort Lauderdale’s skyline. They also have a small food menu titled “Nibbles” for in-between-drink snacking.

By Aaliyah Pasols