By Bartender Ben Potts
Barman Ben Potts partners with chef Brian Nasajon for a new Wynwood restaurant and bar called Beaker & Grey. Potts talks about his new place and recommends four other new Miami cocktail bars.
Beaker & Gray
Brian Nasajon and I wanted to be in an up and coming part of town that was accessible to as many people as possible. Wynwood was an obvious choice for us.
The aesthetic aspects of Beaker & Gray is a beautiful blend of rustic features and refined ones. The materials are brick, concrete, brass, marble, walnut, and reclaimed wood. There are two 12-foot long floor-to-ceiling windows that open all the way making the restaurant feel like a huge terrace, since the building is raised four fee off the ground. The bar area wraps around into a lounge with floor to ceiling windows that make up all the walls of the room -- it feels like you're standing outside, but the windows are closed. The bar and the kitchen have mirrored marble bar tops and face each other.
For something refreshing, the Green House is a great balance of herbal, effervescent, and tart. The Nut Job is a great stirred cocktail that's a nutty twist on a Manhattan. Inside Outside In is a cocktail aged in a pineapple with a proprietary house blend of spices and served with a dehydrated pineapple wheel dusted with the same spices.
Chef Brian Nasajon’s Food
The cuisine at Beaker & Gray is contemporary, shareable dishes utilizing global ingredients.
2637 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
T: 305.699.2637 | beakerandgray.com
New Miami Cocktail Bars
The Rum Line
Awesome rum drinks created by some of the best bartenders in the business in an outdoor setting.
1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
T: 305.695.0110 | www.therumline.com
Great for cocktails in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
1650 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
T: 305.913.1000 | www.repourbar.com
The perfect place to run into friends and enjoy great food and drinks.
237-B 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
T: 305.763.8217 | www.mysweetliberty.com
A fun environment with a great selection of spirits and some really interesting drinks like boozy shakes.
2601 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
T: 305.747.7888 | wynwooddiner.com
Craft Social Club
I can't wait for this place to open so I can try their cocktail bottle service.
100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
T: 786-216.7719 | craftsocialclub.com
Bartender Ben Potts
Potts is the Bar Manager at Beaker & Gray and the national brand ambassador at Tudor Ice. A Miami native with an MBA from the University of Miami, he previously worked at Blackbird Ordinary and Purdy Lounge.
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