Just in case you need one more reason to head to Miami Beach, The Broken Shaker at the Freehand Hotel has been selected as the No. 1 bar in America. The Daily Meal scrutinized bars across the U.S. and released its list of the Top 150 Bars in America 2018.
The top honors were given to Broken Shaker based upon a wide range of criteria. Its outstanding array of daring cocktails and fabulous-yet-cool bar vibe scored superlative marks. There’s no denying that the ambiance and exquisite surroundings which include an expansive courtyard complete with pool, may have helped propel the Miami hotspot to numero uno.
Awards are in abundance for Broken Shaker. The bar has caught the eye – and taste buds – of Esquire’s 24 Best Bars in America, a 2015 Tales of the Cocktail prize from the Spirited Awards, and a 2014 James Beard Award nomination. The Daily Meal placed the bar in its eighteenth spot on the World’s 50 Best Bars list.
“It’s the perfect drinks spot for your tropical vacation.”
Miami scored big again as the acclaimed online bar review organization, The Daily Meal also awarded its No. 8 spot to Sweet Liberty Drinks and Supply Company in Miami Beach. Sweet Liberty also nabbed No. 27 spot on the World’s 50 Best Bars list.
Jupiter’s Square Grouper Tiki Bar in Jupiter Ranked at No. 100. The Treasure Coast gem is a national landmark. It’s also the place where Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson filmed the video for “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.”
Nearly one-third of the bars on the top 150 list were in New York and California.
The Broken Shaker is at 2727 Indian Creek Drive, in Miami Beach. Hours of operation are 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday through Friday and 2 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; call 305-531-2727. For more information, or to learn about new locations opened in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York go to FreehandHotels.com/Miami/Broken-Shaker.