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The Freehand

The Broken Shaker

Cocktail Bar$$$$
Ocean Front, Miami Beach
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  • IrmaZandl T.
    OMG where do I start! LOVE this place.so chill and casual but nothing is random. cocktails start at 6pm food at 7pm. Ceviche is best I've had. Great staff. My fave Miami spot
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GyllenstiernaDecember 22, 2016
    First time in Miami Beach and I thought it was all about the glitz and glamour. This place is refreshingly different. Beautiful garden and pool and amazing cocktails. Missing it already.
    Upvoted Mar 21
  • Bob S.
    Bob SpechtAugust 4, 2016
    What a place. First things first, grab a (likely fantastic) cocktail in the room to your left as you enter. Next, find a place outside to sit back and enjoy life with the rest of the vibrant crowd! 🌴
    Upvoted Feb 4
  • Eater
    EaterMay 28, 2014
    Nothing broken about this James Beard-nominated bar. Talia Baiocchi says, “It's one of those craft cocktail bars that is the modern imagination of what Miami must've been like in the deco days.” Read more
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Emilie S.
    Emilie SobelOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I've been coming here for years and love it every time. Jimmy is one of the staff members and is the BEST! He always makes sure that my group of friends are enjoying themselves to the fullest.
  • Miami New Times
    Miami New TimesNovember 8, 2012
    One of the best pop-up bars around town that will not be forgotten! Home to one of the best bartenders, Gabriel Orta! Plus brewed delicious home-made ginger beer! Will be truly missed!
  • Glenn E.
    Glenn EbertNovember 28, 2012
    Once a pop-up, now a nightlife legend in South Beach. Arguably some of the best libations in all of Miami, this place is a Bourbon fueled Speakeasy where all drinks are a solid choice.
  • Iva C.
    Iva CrvakMarch 21, 2016
    Great cocktails and very nice atmosphere. It can be so crowded that first you have to wait in a line for 15 minutes just to get in and then to basically fight with other people to have a seat.
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AJanuary 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cocktails in Miami. Hands down. An an atmosphere to match. Huge selection of spirits, bitters and syrups. Menu changes every week or choose a spirit and allow the bartenders to freestyle
  • Olly W.
    Olly WiltonJanuary 10, 2015
    A bar for people who don't like 'bars'. Tell waitress what you like and she'll do the rest. Great setting and cocktails. Pork tacos were excellent
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KNovember 23, 2014
    This is a kind of bar I always imagined Cuban bars to be like. Everything smells like mint, rosemary, incense and cigars. The daily punch bowl is a great choice to start.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.February 25, 2014
    Surprisingly great bar in back of a hostel - seasonal crafted cocktails, string lights, swimming pool, plenty of tables and chairs for intimate conversation or a round of Jenga with friends.
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice hideout terrace/hotel pool bar well located and still FAR from the show-off pretentious crowd you usually see in South Beach nightlife spots... More locals, less tourists. Great place
  • Dmitry K.
    Dmitry KovalevOctober 29, 2016
    Cocktails are great - check. What one needs to take into account is that The Broken Shaker is NOT a "posh" bar or club. Interior is average, very little space, and the bar itself is a part of hostel
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithDecember 28, 2016
    feels like a secret society. amazing and friendly service. gorgeous patio. dark rum, deep vodka shelf, and imaginative bartenders. the cool vibe is intoxicating.
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra M.February 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ambience is amazing! Not your typical Miami bar. Place has great character and beautiful courtyard with pool . Love this place, a must visit will only be open for 6 months. Drinks are superb.
  • Miami New Times
    Miami New TimesJuly 15, 2013
    Classic Prohibition-era cocktails are aplenty at the vintage-chic canteen in the Freehand Miami hostel (a retro revival of the historic Miami Beach Indian Creek Hotel).
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KohlMay 30, 2016
    Love this place very chill vibe. Cocktails are put together by some top mixologists in the world. Feels like your sitting in a friends backyard , very nice for a date.
  • Tata
    TataAugust 31, 2014
    Reserve a table if you are planning to get late (after10:30pm). Reservations are available for parties of 8 minimum. This place and Wood are the nicest places in Miami
  • WhiskyJuliet
    WhiskyJulietJuly 25, 2014
    Tucked away in the Freehand Miami Hostel you'll find this gem headed up by the Bar Lab peeps. Homemade jerky and other bites accompany their creative cocktails nicely.
  • Marc S.
    Marc SDecember 5, 2015
    Great cocktails with a slightly bohemian vibe. Tell the bartender a drink you like and let him improvise around that.
  • Sylvia C.
    Sylvia ChirinosDecember 30, 2014
    Very nice place to come to for a small gathering or reunion with friends. The drinks do not disappoint and the vibe is very chill. It's definitely for a younger crowd.
  • Elizabeth O.
    Super trendy cocktail bar. Loved the indoor outdoor vibe. Felt very much like a beachy soho house. Catch of the day with taco fixings is a win
  • Fatherly
    FatherlyJuly 13, 2016
    Parents, enjoy the tropical vibes, chaise lounges, and James Beard-nominated cocktails. Kids, enjoy that shuffle board, ping pong tables, and … pool? Hey kids, they have a pool! Read more
  • Miami New Times
    Miami New TimesNovember 15, 2012
    Best of Miami Winner 2012 – Best Bartender: Drinks aren’t just mixed here; they’re crafted by the talented bartender Gabriel Orta. Don’t order your usual here! Ask for recommendations! Read more
  • Benjamin G.
    What a place. An amazing oasis on Miami Beach. Excellent cocktails and amazing atmosphere. Try "Out for Blood"
  • Brian C.
    Brian CooperMay 18, 2013
    Great place with great food and drinks like no place on earth. Horrible customer service from Owner/Bartender Gabriel Orta. Every other server/bartender was extremely nice and helpful.
  • Yasmin F.
    Yasmin FansaApril 10, 2016
    Good for pre-drinks, and an intimate/cozy night with friends. Perfect vibes and amazing music. You'll feel like you're at a really large house party.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RogersApril 10, 2013
    Try the Agave Fairy cocktail - tequila mixed with homemade pineapple vinegar, fresh lime juice, and a fermented star-fruit mash cut with honey.
  • Joel O.
    Joel OMarch 27, 2016
    Didn't even realize this is one of the top bars in the country. Stayed at the Freehand last summer and this place was literally right outside my window. Had some good times with good people here.
  • Miami.com
    Miami.comAugust 1, 2014
    The cocktail menu is constantly changing, highlighting fresh herbs and spices from the onsite garden, and homemade syrups, infusions, and elixirs. Read more
  • Rob V. B.
    Rob V. BurrJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    There is no better place in Miami to order by Dealer's Choice. Give them a hint of what you like and let them surprise you. I guarantee that you won't be disappointed.
  • Kara B.
    Kara BSeptember 10, 2014
    Get there early to get drinks, also in the back they have a mini bar with ice cold beers
  • Guil R.
    Guil RozenbaumMay 10, 2015
    The grilled cheese sandwich with the tomato soup is delicious (especially w/ bacon). Great cocktail menu. Lively and great ambiance
  • Mike V.
    Mike VietzJanuary 2, 2014
    Some of the best signature drinks on the beach. The staff is great and the ambience is bar none. One of my favorite spot!!!
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaJune 1, 2014
    Get the mango clover! Really chill place to sit outside and have some great cocktails.
  • Miami.com
    Miami.comAugust 1, 2014
    With eclectic patio furniture shaded underneath lush, tropical palms, and nostalgic party games, like Jenga, nearby, The Broken Shaker feels like you’re hanging out in a good friend’s backyard. Read more
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The rooftop bar has the best outdoor seating in Miami, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Miami. Read more
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MancinoSeptember 21, 2015
    this is my second time here and must saa it was better then the first. this place just seems to get better! thanks guys!! Dennis Mancino HD View 360 OTC Capital Partners
  • Foursquare Insiders
    Foursquare InsidersNovember 25, 2015
    "Sip exotic and delicious cocktails by the beautiful outdoor poolside lounge area, surrounded by lush greenery" - Ava Rollins, Art Publicist Read more
  • Carlos R.
    Carlos RussoAugust 15, 2014
    Get their old fashions. Original or their smoked mushroom one. Both great drinks to enjoy in their amazing atmosphere.
  • Luca P.
    Luca PietrantuonoSeptember 26, 2016
    Wonderful place where you can have amazing cocktails and chill out by the pool. Great music as well.
  • miamism
    miamismApril 13, 2014
    Hands on owners that go out of their way to please - and hand-crafted cocktails are out of this world!
  • Phil H.
    Phil HMay 27, 2016
    Amazing cocktails, music and Chinese food. Name your favorite spirit and leave to bar staff to choose drink
  • Stefanie
    StefanieApril 10, 2016
    A don't miss spot in South Beach! Think: mid-century tiki bar with the most amazing cocktails.
  • Just S.
    Just Sayin’January 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The grilled cheese(without bacon and jalapeno jam) and tomato soup are literally the best I've ever had.
  • GQ Magazine
    GQ MagazineNovember 20, 2015
    Broken Shaker often farms up its caipirinha—think pineapple, lime, and kale. Nutritious? Nah. But you do get a healthy buzz. Read more
  • Isaac S.
    Isaac ShabotMay 1, 2016
    Best spot for drinks in Miami! Great outdoor area and expert bartenders customize based on what you like
  • Amy W.
    Amy WiddowsonFebruary 1, 2015
    An absolute gem and surprise. Great cocktails and people watching, and a non-ritzy atmosphere.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LanningOctober 15, 2014
    Such a beautiful space, and fantastic drinks too! Love the privacy of the tables around the pool!
  • Yuliya Y.
    Yuliya YuliSeptember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love their atmosphere and the drinks are very delicious! Great place to relax and play some board games !
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DuassoJanuary 26, 2014
    Try "El Pepino" and take a walk to the back bar where you can play a round of ping pong. Hipster feel all around.
  • Meg S.
    Meg Shea1 week ago
    Cocktails are amazing. Great staff. Fun vibes. Chill atmosphere.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinDecember 1, 2014
    They can make a pretty good cocktail with whatever base or flavor you like, but with it comes some wait time
  • Ajay K.
    Ajay KulkarniJanuary 27, 2014
    this is the spot. like Brooklyn in Miami. great cocktails. so chill.
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaJuly 18, 2014
    Mango caipirinha is suupeeer spicy but great kick if you like spicy!
  • miles l.
    miles lennonMay 21, 2015
    Awesome low-key mixology joint. Unique for the area
  • Emilie S.
    Emilie SobelOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The services is amazing, ask for Jimmy! Great scene, amazing drinks and good vibes every time
  • Carsten R.
    Carsten RoehrFebruary 2, 2015
    Best location in Miami Beach! Great restaurant, bar and pool lounge! Place to be!
  • Dennis H.
    Dennis HansenAugust 9, 2016
    Seats fill up somewhat quickly but the cocktails are worth it! You have to go through the hotel lobby to get to it.
  • D & C.
    D & CMarch 25
    Very cool and chilled out place. Awesome cocktails too but not so cheap if you are not staying in the hostel.
  • Eve C.
    Eve C.September 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best to order multiple drinks at a time. The bar gets packed, and cocktails are made to order.
  • Adriana C.
    Adriana CraveiroJuly 24, 2015
    Amazing cocktails! Great music... Excellent ambiance by the pool! A must in South Beach
  • Mike T.
    Mike TrefzSeptember 8, 2015
    MUST See. Great cocktails, really cool outdoor spot in the back of the FreeHand Hostel.
  • Suraj S.
    Suraj SavaliaMarch 2, 2016
    Fantastic ambience. Super chill backyard vibe. Tell the bartender what you're feeling.
  • Yiwa W.
    Yiwa WangOctober 4, 2016
    Such a cute spot and the cocktails are incredible. Just don't jump in the pool :)
  • Cristian V.
    Cristian VFebruary 18, 2015
    Awesome drinks. The dealer's choice is avoid way to go.
  • Tomas O.
    Tomas OpitzNovember 7, 2014
    The best ambient with fantastic cocktails! Don't miss the T-shirts
  • Audun A.
    Audun AndersenJuly 24, 2016
    Best laidback place yet. Nice location, good mood, tasty drinks, perfect female/male ratio!
  • Dan T.
    Dan TorresDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great cocktails and punches - bartenders are always coming up with new, inventive drinks.
  • Kristi S.
    Kristi SchneiderAugust 17, 2014
    The cocktails are amazing! They really take their time to create a masterpiece!
  • Chase G.
    Chase GrayMay 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great bar at the Freehand. Much chiler vibe than most places in Miami Beach.
  • Gayle S.
    Gayle SealeApril 20, 2013
    Great cocktails. Definitely worth a visit !!
  • Irina
    IrinaJanuary 16
    Overrated. Service is slow, cocktails are just okay. It's cool that you can sit outside with all these lights but still it feels like a simple hostel pool area
  • Steve M.
    Steve MarcheseJanuary 14, 2015
    Great, down to earth outdoor bar with top notch cocktails.
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaJuly 18, 2014
    This vodka, pineapple, ginger and mamay cocktail was 👌👌
  • Brittany S.
    Brittany SimonJanuary 6, 2015
    Great atmosphere for a chill evening with drinks and friends 🍍
  • Katie S.
    Katie Smith-AdairMay 16, 2013
    Seaweed-infused tequila is as likely to be sipped as bourbon mixed with locally loved Panther Coffee.
  • Jean-Baptiste R.
    Jean-Baptiste RouauxJanuary 2, 2015
    The burger is great. So are the cocktails. Very chilled place!
  • Miami New Times
    Miami New TimesNovember 17, 2014
    If you like your rum with a side of arts and crafts, then head to the Broken Shaker from 7 to 9 p.m. Read more
  • jordan v.
    jordan vanderkleiJanuary 10, 2015
    Loved the punch ($5 for guests during happy hour) and the pork wraps
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BenettiSeptember 1, 2013
    Rare to find a proper mint julep in any city, this spot not only has em but knocks them out of the park.
  • Denis P.
    Denis PerinoMarch 14
    Very nice place to chill on an afternoon m. Cheap and nice! Recommended
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MancinoAugust 14, 2015
    very chill place, and these guys know how to mix a drink right! - Dennis Mancino
  • Phillip B.
    Phillip BJune 7, 2015
    Ask for a custom cocktail using bourbon and passion fruit. Trust me.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SaterJuly 28, 2016
    Anything on this menu is spectacular. The bartenders know what they're doing.
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinOctober 1, 2016
    Cool vibe in this hostel, good cocktails, and nice outdoor.
  • Elisa R.
    Elisa ReyesJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Looking for a the perfect chill spot? This place has the perfect ambiance, the BEST DRINKS (blackberry mojito) for the perfect night.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HaywardApril 21, 2015
    Great cocktails in a relaxed garden! Will deffo go back.
  • Andy A.
    Andy AmendolaFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the clams! Twice. Fried rice is great too! Fried fish just ok
  • Brian M.
    Brian MerzJune 8, 2016
    Cool garden / pool side cocktail bar at a hostel of all places. Really funky by Miami standards
  • Jose C.
    Jose CaballeroAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Borrow a board game in the lobby, lounge around, and enjoy great drinks with friends.
  • Silvia E.
    Silvia EdgellSeptember 1, 2013
    Ambience is amazing! Not your typical Miami bar. Place has great character with a retro vintage vibe and beautiful courtyard with pool . Love this place, a must visit.Drinks are superb w/unique mixes
  • Noah
    NoahJanuary 2
    Super cool cocktail spot in a hotel backyard by the beach. Reminds me of Austin or LA.
  • Debbie L.
    Debbie LaymanSeptember 13, 2016
    Great decor and the watermelon drink special was perfect.
  • Abby
    AbbyOctober 28, 2015
    Cute, laid-back place to grab an evening cocktail with a friend poolside.
  • Cary L.
    Cary LawsonFebruary 15, 2015
    Eclectic, vintage Miami atmosphere. Good drinks, sexy olive/cornichon garnish!
  • Fatma G.
    Fatma GencDecember 5, 2015
    Favourite spot. Something Berlin Brooklynish. Cucumber based Bloody Mary. Fries.
  • Nick C.
    Nick CreeganFebruary 23, 2016
    Cocktails, good for groups, trendy, small bites, lively
  • Stella M.
    Stella MarieMarch 29, 2015
    Go early (before 10:30) to get Cards Against Humanity (and not wait in line).
  • Julie N.
    Julie NavarroMarch 7, 2016
    Très bel endroit et un peu prisé. Les cocktails sont plein de glaçons et un peu sucrés. Composez le vôtre.
  • Marcelo C.
    Marcelo CalleFebruary 19, 2016
    Excelente sitio. Muy buen ambiente, el servicio y los cocteles. El Hummus también estaba delicioso. Sitio muy recomendado.
  • Cristina O.
    Cristina OsorioFebruary 19, 2016
    El lugar es totalmente diferente a lo que encuentras en Miami. Pedimos el humus y estuvo delicioso. Muy buena música.
  • Renato C.
    Renato CuryAugust 23, 2013
    Muito bom para o esquenta. Fica anexo a um hostel. Bons bartenders e ótima música. Recomendo o old fashioned.
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph MorteraJanuary 22, 2015
    El bar es increible, los cocktails y sobre todo la audiencia. Dentro del FreeHand Miami. Con seguridad uno de los mejores 50 del mundo.
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