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The Hoxton's the first of three new Brickell joints (from Nobu extraordinares) linked by private back corridors. In sticking with that theme, there are hidden bookshelf-packed nooks, leather couches, and creepy portraits. In other news, their cocktails are not hidden and are really good.
When the Brother Jimmy’s gods tell you to “Put some South in yo’ mouth,” you do not say no. The New York-based one-stop-shop for inexpensive beers and Southern fare splits its food menu equally between saucy barbecue specialities and fried delights. Hush puppies, fried pickles, hot wings anchor the starters, while fried spiced catfish and Dixie hoe cakes stand out among the non-BBQ entrées. Of course, it's a rarity to come here and not order barbecue, and luckily the platters of sliced brisket, Carolina pulled pork, and baby back ribs do not disappoint.
Like any self-respecting tavern, Biscayne offers pub grub and drinks - the pub grub being American comfort food like crab cake sliders, short rib pot roast, and eggplant fries and the drinks a rotating menu of 30+ craft beers.
Rarely does one encounter a dive bar that places such emphasis on skillfully crafted food with elegant presentation. For those who crave a chill ambience (think: repurposed wooden walls, dim lights, and chalkboard drink specials) with gourmet flavors, 180 Degrees at the DRB offers a respite. It’s a gastropub that marries traditional culinary techniques with bar fare, leaving locals raving about their signature 50/50 burger (a house-ground patty of chorizo and beef, topped with queso frito, spicy lime aioli, and a fried egg) not to mention their rotating list of over 50 draft beers.
It may be considered Miami's oldest bar, but TR's laid back yet lively atmosphere's still got it; they're serving up good bar food and drinks & host live music seven nights a week.