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The Freehand

The Broken Shaker

Cocktail Bar$$$$
Ocean Front, Miami Beach
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  • Irma Z.
    Irma ZandlOctober 11, 2014
    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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Bob S.
    Bob SpechtAugust 4
    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! 🌴
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Iva C.
    Iva CrvakMarch 21
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • 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).
  • 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
  • Jessica K.
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fatherly
    FatherlyJuly 13
    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
  • 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.
  • Joel O.
    Joel OMarch 27
    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.
    Upvoted Oct 10
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yasmin F.
    Yasmin FansaApril 10
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    Wonderful place where you can have amazing cocktails and chill out by the pool. Great music as well.
  • Phil H.
    Amazing cocktails, music and Chinese food. Name your favorite spirit and leave to bar staff to choose drink
  • miamism
    miamismApril 13, 2014
    Hands on owners that go out of their way to please - and hand-crafted cocktails are out of this world!
  • Stefanie
    StefanieApril 10
    A don't miss spot in South Beach! Think: mid-century tiki bar with the most amazing cocktails.
  • Isaac S.
    Best spot for drinks in Miami! Great outdoor area and expert bartenders customize based on what you like
  • 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
  • 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 !
  • Matt L.
    Matt LanningOctober 15, 2014
    Such a beautiful space, and fantastic drinks too! Love the privacy of the tables around the pool!
  • Amy W.
    Amy WiddowsonFebruary 1, 2015
    An absolute gem and surprise. Great cocktails and people watching, and a non-ritzy atmosphere.
  • 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.
  • Ajay K.
    Ajay KulkarniJanuary 27, 2014
    this is the spot. like Brooklyn in Miami. great cocktails. so chill.
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