Just below a soaring radio tower on First Street, the old Jeronimo’s space has been hosting one of Miami’s hottest new pop-up nightspots since early this year.
Radio (no longer a Pop-Up) Bar is here to stay. As of April 5, Radio Bar is open permanently, run by Menin Hotels. The original concept, conceived by Paolo Cardoso, Tatanka Guerrero and Flip Falca—refugees from the over-hyped local club scene—remains the same. Radio Bar offers a down-to-earth taste of mixology and light bites in a homey, eclectic environment that’s a relief from South Beach’s pounding megaclubs. James Beard nominee Craig Schoettler, who previously slung drinks at Chicago’s acclaimed Drumbar and then The Aviary, has put together a smart menu of innovative cocktails, featuring fresh ingredients, housemade syrups and unique pairings. Originally slated to close in late February, locals and visitors alike can now count Radio Bar as a fixture that’s here to stay.
Some changes have gone down too: in addition to adding several new cocktails, the bar now offers a full “Snack Bar” menu and serves up pizza slices from the Menin Hotels’ Pizza Bar. They’ve also brought in James Beard nominee and Chicago’s acclaimed Drumbar mixologist, Craig Schoettler, to shake things up. Schoettler says his cocktails are inspired by the bar’s décor; “The new beverage program compliments the inviting atmosphere whereas one would feel just as comfortable in flip flops or a business suit when sipping on a great rum or bourbon”. And if all that new stuff isn’t tempting enough yet, they’re also rolling out a new daily Happy Hour with two for one signature cocktails from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cheers to that.
Source : Ana Heretoiu & Gilt City