The same opening bar team behind famed Employees Only Miami is opening Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery, an intimate and sophisticated craft cocktail bar with a selection of more than 150 rums, a New York City meets Miami vibe and drinks that will appeal to both the casual consumer and the cocktail connoisseur.
I had the opportunity to attend the media night a couple of weeks ago, and needless to say, it’s a must to check out. Located in the basement of the Stiles Hotel on Collins. The menu at Swizzle will include a versatile cocktail list, with a large focus on classic and contemporary cocktails, as well as a mix of spirit forward cocktails and refreshing tropical drinks; I highly recommend the Madame Hong (pictured above).
Madame Hong, originally served at Macao Trading Co. under the watchful eye of Bozovic during his tenure as bar manager in New York City. It’s meant to invoke feelings of the beginning of spring. It’s served in a champagne flute and with bitter notes due to its use of Campari.
When you enter, you feel as if you’re in a speakeasy; the music was great, passed apps were very Miami, and the intimate setting is unlike no other in Miami. The rum bar has 24 seats inside, 30 seats in the lounge area, and an outdoor area by the pool.
Swizzle is located at The Stiles Hotel at 1120 Collins Ave, and open Sunday through Thursday 5PM to 2AM and 5PM to 5AM on Friday and Saturday.