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Best Brickell Gyms

Get your fitness on at some of the best places in the Brickell area to work up a sweat! Whether its strength training, cycling, yoga, martial arts, etc this list will provide you with the best of the best.


RedBike Studio

Cycling

RedBike is a place that is “born, bred, and inspired by Miami.” The epitome of a true Miami cycling experience, RedBike infuses Miami culture in their all-Latin RumbaRides featuring synchronized club lights and bouncing tunes that will give you a South Beach vibe. At RedBike workouts are full-body, high-intensity, and rhythm-based cardio. The aim is to maximize calorie burn, accelerates fat loss, build strength, and develop lean muscle tone. The fun-loving and party- like environment will inspire you to reach your fitness goals.

Society Fitness

Multifunctional Gym

At Society Fitness members are privy to a truly outstanding all encompassing fitness experience. Located just a few steps from the majestic Miami River Society Fitness is the premier fitness destination of Brickell residents. The beautiful 3,600 sq. ft. functional fitness facility at Society Fitness is perfect for on-the-go business professionals, athletes and everyone in between who have a passion for living life, staying active, and achieving fitness goals. Society Fitness is a community and they believe that the beauty of training shouldn’t end with the physical improvements to your body but also developing friendships that will last long after you’ve surpassed your fitness goals in a beautiful atmosphere.

Loop

Pilates

Loop takes the pilates to a whole new level. Often coined as “Pilates on Steroids” by true fans, the workouts at Loop are high intensity, safe on the joints and one of the best ways of training your body and building a powerful core and lean muscle. The most well-known workout at Loop is 50-minutes of intense total-body done on the MegaFormer using slow and controlled movements to work your slow-twitch muscle fibers to failure. It may seem intimidating at first but the results are amazing. Not only do you burn an average of 600 calories per class, but for the next 20-24 hours after class, your metabolism is increased so your body can repair the muscles. The beauty is that the workout is designed for all fitness levels. 

CKO Kickboxing

Martial Arts

Kickboxing is one of the most grueling but rewarding fitness activities and CKO Kickboxing is the perfect place to get your martial arts moves on. At CKO Kickboxing be prepared to burn fat, reduce stress, and tone your body to the max by punching and kicking real heavy bags. Fitness Kickboxing is one of the best fat-burning cardio exercises with up to 1,200 calories burned during just a one hour class. CKO Kickboxing offers exciting, fun, and engaging group fitness classes and keep the punches and kicks basic to focus on the fitness aspect of your workout. The beauty at CKO is that their kickboxing classes are for both beginner and advanced levels so each member can grow and evolve at their own pace while having a fabulous experience. 

EPIC Interval Training

Strength Training

EPIC is a innovative circuit-style fitness program that is the perfect mixture of fitness and creativity producing optimal results. At EPIC members start with a foundation of body weight exercises, cardio and strength training with mobility drills to recover and restore your body. Like many of the fitness centers on this list EPIC’s program has levels so that anyone can partake in their interval training. EPIC has also been rated one of the most creative and inspiring workouts by various national media outlets. At EPIC they say, “EPIC is more than just a fitness program, it’s an experience!”

exhale

Yoga

Located conveniently in the contemporary and chic EPIC Hotel and Residences, exhale Downtown Miami is the ultimate wellbeing and fitness destination. This premier location provides members with a full schedule of tremendous Barre, Cardio, Yoga, and HIIT classes and workouts. The gym  is full of amenities and massive in size enhancing the workout experience. One of the great perks is the full floor of spa therapy rooms that provide renowned massages, facials, acupuncture, manicures, pedicures, and waxing. Begin or end your exhale experience with a moment to relax and rewind at the coed sauna, calming zen lounge, and private infrared saunas.




Best Hotels Brickell & Downtown Miami

Hotels are the key to a great vacation and we’ve put together a list of the best spots to kick back and relax in Brickell and the surrounding area.

EAST Miami

788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

Perhaps the most unique and chic hotel on our list, EAST Miami is smack-dab in the middle of the great Brickell City Centre home to luxury retail, fine dining, and new condos. A fresh and modern creation, EAST Miami exhibits earthy vibes with natural stone walls and brown marble tile floors in its lobby. Developed by the Hong-Kong based EAST brand, the hotel honors its Chinese roots through clean and elegant design while maintaining a youthful spritz. The hotel’s masterful swimming deck is stunning and a favorite among guests. Like many other hotels on this list EAST Miami has floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious balconies with great views. “Uruguyan Heaven” is what I like to call Quinto La Huella which is EAST Miami’s featured restaurant. Find out more about this savory spot on our 10 Best Brickell Restaurants list.

Mandarin Oriental

500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131

Asian luxury at its finest, the Mandarin Oriental Miami is a five-star masterpiece located ideally on the exclusive Brickell Key. The Mandarin is one of the few resorts in the area that tangos with exclusivity and convenience as its located right next to Brickell and Downtown Miami. Rooms at this world-class haven exhibit high-gloss marble, bronze sculptures, dark-wood accents, and floor-to-ceiling windows with awe-inspiring views of the bay and the city. Residents are privy to the award-winning 15,000 square-foot spa and fitness- center as well as an on-site boutique. The resort is also home to one of the best restaurants in Miami, La Mar by Gaston Acurio. This Peruvian spot will tantalize your taste buds and keep you wanting more. Learn more about La Mar on our 10 Best Brickell Restaurants list.

Four Seasons

1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

The Four Seasons Miami is among the cream of the crop when it comes to luxury and the brand exudes excellence on a worldwide level. Whether your on a romantic getaway, a family trip, or just staying for the night, The Four Seasons is a one-of-a-kind destination. The hotel stands distinctively above the serene Miami skyline and is a short walk from the picturesque Biscayne Bay providing guests with breathtaking views. The hotel features a two-acre resort-style pool area that is elegantly landscaped and features private cabanas, hammocks, and lounges. To top it off, the staff members at the hotel provide guests with complimentary smoothies and bites to eat during the day. The Four Seasons Miami also features a tremendous 50,000 square foot Equinox gym for guests to use. The experience at the Four Seasons is unrivaled and has everything your looking for in a dream stay.

SLS Lux

805 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130

Located right next to the popular hotspot Brickell City Centre, SLS Lux is a flashy high-rise that is the epitome of city leisure. Developed by Arquitectonica and Jorge Pérez’s Related Group, SLS Lux features world-class art like a bronze Fernando Botero sculpture near the entrance and line drawings by Salvador Dalí. The hotel comes with the S Bar, an elegant rooftop pool and bar with beautiful views of the Brickell skyline. Guests are also able to enjoy the Ciel Spa known for its healing deep tissue massages. At SLS Lux the rooms are spacious featuring a private balcony and marble kitchen bar along with a tremendous bathroom setup that has a marble tub and rainfall shower. The hotel’s restaurant is a trendy and hip Japanese dive known as Katsuya which sports a great sushi bar selection.

InterContinental Miami

100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

Perhaps the very definition of a great business hotel, the InterContinental Miami is perched eloquently on the Miami River and is also within close proximity to Biscayne Bay. A hotspot amongst business travelers, the InterContinental fuses an elegant old-style feel with a fresh modern touch. The hotel is a prime location for conferences and events as it features large ballroom spaces. Rooms are homey and spacious with elegant bathrooms and panoramic windows providing views to Biscayne Bay and the port of Miami. Toro Toro is the hotel’s main restaurant attraction. Created by Mexican chef Richard Sandoval, it infuses contemporary tapas and pan-Latin cuisine.

W Miami

485 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

The W brand is known worldwide for its glitz and flash, and its Miami locale exhibits much of the same. The W Miami has premier location among the skyscrapers of Brickell and is very close to the popular touristy destination Mary Brickell Village. The hotel has ravishing design, both interior and exterior. The glass structure was created by Arquitectonica and renowned designer Kelly Wearstler mixes Beverly Hills Rococo design with a hint of Asian flair. One unmistakeable feature at W Miami is the fantastic 300-foot-long infinity pool on its 15th floor. 15th & Vine is the featured restaurant and is adjacent to the pool deck with a beautiful patio terrace overlooking the bay. The name W rings bells around the world as it serves host to some of the greatest parties. The club FIFTY found on the 50th floor produces game-changing ragers that go long into the Miami night.

JW Marriot Marquis

255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131

The JW Marriot Marquis is located right on the water near Biscayne Bay. The luxurious establishment is nestled in between new high-rise condo developments and office towers and its close proximity to Brickell City Centre and Mary Brickell Village are just one of its many perks. A shining glass masterpiece, the JW Marriot oozes with distinction. Facilities at the JW Marriot are unrivaled as guests can enjoy a rooftop pool deck, luxurious spa with picturesque views, a huge fitness centre, and even a full-sized basketball court. Rooms boast opulent floor-to-ceiling windows that yield photo worthy views of Biscayne Bay and the downtown skyline and mini t.v screens are located in the bathroom mirrors for a modern feel. Daniel Boulud’s restaurant Boulud Sud is perfect for a quick bite or romantic dinner and mixes classic French cuisine with a Mediterranean twist.  

Best Brickell Lunch Spots

Brickell is constantly transforming. With the variety of trendy and contemporary eateries sprouting around the district you just know there are a host of places to stop for a delicious lunch. To make your life easier, we’ve put together a knockout list of what we consider some of the best lunch spots in Brickell.

Crazy About You

Just from the name “Crazy About You,” one can get romantic vibes from one of Brickell’s most amazing lunch atmospheres. Developed by the team at Spanish Grupo La Misión- which brought us Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita as well- this contemprary Brickell restaurant serves savory eclectic cuisine and features a fantastically romantic view of the bay. Popular for lunch- dates, Crazy About You features beautiful decorum, freshly made food, and has tremendous bang for your buck. Some crowd favorites are the serrano ham croquettes and the mojo-roasted half-chicken with spinach and artichokes.

Casa Tua Cucina

If you haven’t heard about Casa Tua Cucina on brickell.com before, where have you been! Perhaps our favorite food destination, Casa Tua is a perfect spot to meet for a delectable lunch experience. The 18,000-sq.-ft. marketplace features a wide host of different stations serving Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. The setting is perfect for a quick bite and the design is superb with its clean tile work and casual ambiance. Casa Tua offers a wide range of pizzas, pastas, pastries, charcuterie and crudos along with a wine bar and a flower shop.

Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita

Another fantastic lunch location from the Spanish Grupo La Misión, Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita is an experience for the ages. A rustic 2- story setting, Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita was once the site of Miami’s Fire Station No. 4. Something quirky and awesome about the restaurant is that the upstairs with its rooftop dining area, panoramic views of the Miami skyline, and indoor seating area, is called “Dolores”. On the other hand the downstairs is referred to as “Lolita,” and features a café on weekdays while transforming into a trendy night lounge in the night.

Tacology

The true haven of tacos, Tacology is home to some of the best Mexican street food in all of Dade County and Miami. Located in the heart of the Brickell City Center, Tacology’s neon purple logo is hard to miss. Tacology was created by Chef Santiago Gomez and has a unique market atmosphere with majestic hanging vines, decadent canopies, and colorful seats. A perfect place to gather during lunch time with friends or family, Tacology combines a cool atmosphere with zesty, tangy, and delectable Mexican food options. I normally go for the Pulled Chicken Chilaquiles which are to die for. Tacology also makes its way onto our 10 Best Brickell Restaurants list.

Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen

Trendy, hip, artsy. This is what comes to mind when thinking of Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen. Commonly known in the community as the “Mediterranean Chipotle,” Zuuk infuses cool black & white interior designs with quick, fresh, and healthy food. Customers can construct their own bowl, roll, or salad and add proteins, toppings, and spreads to create their own unique Mediterranean masterpiece. The service at Zuuk is fantastic and the employees are known to be some of the friendliest in Brickell.

Best Happy Hours in Brickell & Downtown Miami

Who doesn’t want to enjoy a good happy hour every week? Living in the financial district of Miami can make daily life feel hectic and nonstop, so it is important to recognize the hotspots that will enable you to relax and unwind, all while saving a couple of bucks.

Casa Tua

Here at Brickell.com Casa Tua Cucina is one of our top restaurants overall and you can check out our favorites on the menu in our Top 10 Best Restaurants in Brickell Article. Casa Tua’s happy hour also fits its high standard. Casa Tua Cucina is located in the recently opened Saks Brickell City Center. The food hall is massive and regal in its own right and is a popular destination for brunch, snacks, or dinner. The Casa Tua bar proudly serves 48 assorted wines by the glass, beer on tap, as well as a host of specialty cocktails. To enjoy Casa Tua happy hour you must be seated at one of the spots at the bar. The happy hour at Casa Tua runs from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m every weekday. During the 3 hour stretch you can enjoy $8 cocktails, $6 wine, and $4 beer. On top of that Casa Tua serves $5-10 tapas to satisfy your snacking inclinations.

American Social

American Social is a trendy and popular spot located on the waterfront. It is perfect for casual gatherings between family and friends and is known for its delectable brunches, casual ambiance, and is a hype spot to catch a game. American Social has prime location on the Miami River and regulars are privy to some tremendous views. Happy hour at American Social is on weekdays from 4 – 8 p.m. and features $10 cocktails along with half off other alcoholic beverages. On top of that you can pair your drink with $6 snack plates and enjoy a wide range of beer options.

SoCal Cantina

SoCal Cantina is truly a margarita lovers heaven. This quirky yet contemporary outdoor bar is located in the heart of Brickell outside of the popular restaurant, Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita. A Mexican masterpiece of a bar, SoCal Cantina offers fantastic tequila options and mezcal drinks along with small snacks. Happy hour runs from 4- 8 p.m everyday and cocktails are a cool $7 while beers come in at $4 a pop, and shots at $5.

Area 31

Area 31 is one of the most popular bars in Brickell. The views at Area 31 are tremendous the fantastic happy hour options make it an attractive option to many. On Fridays, guests at Area 31 can enjoy specialty cocktails, select rum, and champagne starting at just $5. One of the unique things that makes Area 31 different is that the price of the drink corresponds to the time of purchase; $5 at 5 p.m., $6 at 6 p.m., etc. They also have a regular happy hour weekdays from 5 – 8 p.m. where you can order $7 specialty drinks and snacks.

Brickell Heights Equinox

The recently opened Equinox location at Brickell Heights epitomizes the contemporary fitness qualities of the brand while infusing it with a hint of Miami.

Equinox Brickell Heights embodies the true Miami spirit with its panoramic yoga studio, wraparound pool deck and cabanas, floor-to-ceiling windows, over 8,000 square feet of strength and cardio equipment, deluxe locker rooms, steam rooms, a full-service spa, juice bar and café and more. 

Aaron Richter the Senior Vice President of Design at Equinox said, “Equinox Brickell Heights was designed as a true urban oasis.” “We wanted the light, color, and flavor of Miami to be on display at every turn in this club, so we thoughtfully incorporated elements such as floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound deck to highlight the bright surroundings of the city.”

The features at Equinox Brickell Heights are awe-inspiring. Equinox Brickell Heights features yoga classes, group fitness programming, top-tier personal training, Pilates, cycling, Kids Club, lounges, Kiehl’s products, Eucalyptus Towels, an outdoor pool and much more. Equinox instructors will manage a mixture of innovative and diverse classes like The Cut, The Pursuit, and Firestarter.

Brickell Heights is also home to four treatment rooms and a shop, which offers a selection of chic performance athletic apparel from brands like Rhone, Michi, Koral, and Spiritual Gangster, making Equinox Brickell Heights an all-around excellent workout experience.

Brickell City Center Expansion

Plans for the new and improved Brickell City Centre

One of the hottest destinations in all of Miami, Brickell City Centre is set to grow even bigger and better.

Brickell City Centre is known to residents of Miami as a hub of fine dining, top of the line shopping, and endless entertainment options. As great of an attraction Brickell City Centre currently is, plans are being made for its expansion. The plan though is a longterm one and construction won’t begin for another couple of years.

Swire Properties, the project’s original developer, plans to add two brand new state of the art towers. These towers will stand 54 and 62 stories high respectively and will be connected by a unique and distinctive bridge where pedestrians can walk between properties. Both towers will consist of over 972 residential units and a three-level multifunctional retail base.

Swire will add an additional 90,000 square feet of new mall space at the former Tobacco Road property which will include over 840 parking spaces. Swire is also committed to dividing $1 million equally among the five commission districts designated for affordable housing or anti-poverty efforts.

Parking for the new towers will be in the garages that are above the ground. Most of the existing parking at Brickell City Centre is currently below ground, and One Brickell City Centre and the North Block are planned to have below-grade parking.

The projects schedule will depend on favorable market conditions, construction will not begin for another couple of years and completion would then take another three or so years.

Brickell.com Nominated For Best Agent Website by Miami Agent Magazine

Our very own Brickell.com is up for the Best Agent Website Award by Miami Agent Magazine! This has been a year of rejuvenation and growth here at Brickell.com led by our founder Andres Larin. Our commitment to providing visitors of our site with up to date real estate listings and multifaceted content about our wonderful Brickell district and the larger Miami area has enabled us to be in the position we are in today. We pride ourselves on our hyper-locally focused website that brings the best user experience by offering a seamless search engine for Brickell Real Estate, in-depth analytics to buyers and sellers, and an effective marketing strategy that has a proven track record of getting results. Our continued dedication to excellence has enabled us to garner over 100,000 visitors in the last year alone. But our commitment to grow our site is at the core of what we aim to accomplish, so that we can serve as a hub for all things Brickell and Miami. To vote for us for the Best Agent Website award and more please visit Miami Agent Magazine!

Best Coworking Spaces in Brickell

Do you need a change of scenery from that dormant and lifeless office space that you currently work in? By working in a Coworking Area you can rent out space and work in a fun environment alongside other innovators. Miami is now the second most entrepreneurial city in the United States, which means business owners are constantly on the lookout for affordable and professional spaces to work. If you want rent out a Coworking space in Miami these are some properties you need to check out.

Capital One Cafe

850 South Miami Ave


You can find the convenient Capital One Cafe in the Capital One Building on South Miami Avenue. This popular hotspot is a relaxing place to sit back, enjoy a warm some fresh joe and get to work. There is free wifi that is reliable enough to get your tasks completed on time. We personally find that Capital One Cafe is a great rendezvous spot for quick meetings between friends and associates. One really unique perk that sets Capital One Cafe apart from its contemporaries is that if you are part of a non-profit, student or alumni organization you can also book a “Private Community Room” for meeting space during normal business hours.

Hive Brickell

1548 Brickell Avenue


Hive Brickell is one of those locations that anybody feels right at home in. Its design epitomizes a home setting but also tangos with the balance of a work setting to optimize your mental output. One of the fascinating things about Hive is that there is no requirement to have a long term commitment. Hive offers semi-private and private office spaces that are available on an hourly, daily or monthly basis. It’s the best of both worlds: your own personalized office free of any hassles and binding agreements. Semi-private office spaces options begin at $500 per month, $75 per day or $25 per hour.

Quest Workspaces

1395 Brickell Ave and 777 Brickell Ave


Work. Stay. Play. That is the motto at Quest Workspaces. Their 1395 Brickell location at the Brickell Arch is meant to be the full lifestyle and luxury experience not just for you but for your clients as well. Quest Workspaces contains spacious conference rooms with spectacular views. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee on the 25th floor of the Conrad Hilton overlooking Key Biscayne or a stay at their exclusive newly remodeled Questers’ Only Condo on the 33rd Floor. You can come relax at the Conrad Spa or work up a sweat at the Crossfit Vida or the tennis courts as well. Rates for workspaces start at $499 per month at Quest.

Building Co Miami

120 SW 8th St


Perhaps one of the most innovative workspaces in the city Building Co Miami is a sight to behold. Jose “Hutch” Rasco and Juan Diego Calle wanted to help other tech companies succeed in the city that they love. To bring this dream to life, they envisioned a physical space where local tech entrepreneurs could gather, learn, collaborate, and grow their businesses together like a little slice of Silicon Valley in the 305. Building Co is home to some of Miami’s top tech companies and startups, and the founders’ vision is being brought to life every day. At Building Co individual desks start at $550 per month.1

Pipeline Brickell

1101 Brickell Ave South


Pipeline Brickell is the place for you if you are an independent professional, a small business team, or an entrepreneur with a fresh company. This corporate building provides its members with a dynamic learning environment in a desirable location. The aesthetic of this coworking space is unmatched comprising of modern furnishing and vibrant decorations enabling your creative juices to flow and allowing you to work at your optimal level. Pipeline offices also offer a variety of conference rooms and event spaces.  Office rates start at $649 per month.


Best Luxury Condos in Brickell

The Brickell district is home to some of the best condominium developments in all of South Florida. Here is a list of the creme’ de la creme’ when it comes to Brickell condos.

Jade Brickell

Jade Brickell is quite simply one of the most attractive and majestic condo establishments in the Miami area and its exemplary perfection is exhibited in a multitude of ways. Designed by the world renowned Revuelta Vega Leon Architects, Jade Brickell features 338 luxury residences infused with smart technology. Jade is in close proximity to the water and surrounding hotspots providing residences with prime location privy to only the best condo developments. Personally, we would rate the amenities as 5 star and some of the best in all of South Florida; like the 31,000 square feet Tropical Haven, infinity-edge lap pool, reflecting pool, and full service European-style spa. Tremendous floor plans are available at Jade Brickell with the best being floorplan B found in the 1 or the 11 line. These properties come with tremendous views of the bay and are highly sought after units. 

Four Seasons Residences

Just like the world famous 5 star hotel, Four Seasons Residences does not disappoint as it ranks as one of the best condo developments in the Miami area. As the second tallest high rise in Miami, Four Seasons Residences offers astounding views of the bay and city alike. The amenities are top-of-the-line as residents get membership to the fantastic Equinox Brickell gym, full-room service, an assortment of pools and activities, and close access to some of the best restaurants in the city. When we focus on some of the best floor plans that Four Seasons Residences has to offer, units E & F come to mind located at the 41st floor and up. These are corner units with beautiful views of Biscayne Bay. As another prime location development, Four Seasons Residences has become a mainstay at the top of our condo rankings.  

Santa Maria

The Santa Maria built in 1997 has been a mainstay amongst the top condominium developments in Brickell. Developed by the famous Ugo Colombo this 51-story highrise is easily detectable on the Miami skyline and is known for its famous views and tremendous positioning on the waterfront. The amenities at Santa Maria are truly fantastic including: an elegant clubhouse, gazebo and cabana area, underground racquetball court, lighted tennis court, oversized pool, and a secluded courtyard with a tree-shaded path. Residents are also just a short drive away from South Beach, American Airlines Arena, and the rest of Brickell. At the Santa Maria getting a bay facing property is ideal and we recommend the 01 and 02 lines at Tower Level between the floors of 27 and 42. Sporting tremendous floor-to-ceiling windows these circular properties with spacious balconies will provide you with unforgettable views of Biscayne Bay.

Echo Brickell

Echo Brickell is a premier 57-story 180 property condominium development built just recently in 2017. One of the major perks of Echo is customers have a wide variety of properties available ranging from one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom floor plans, including an exclusive penthouse designed by the famous architect Carlos Ott that is going for a cool $37 million. This penthouse property includes an indoor lap pool, private gym, 23-foot high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Echo Brickell employs smart technology and features Italian cabinetry, marble floors and countertops, and premium kitchenware. Perfect location in the heart of Brickell and fantastic amenities like the unique vanishing edge pool which overlooks Biscayne Bay makes it even more appealing. We would strongly recommend the 01, 02, and 03 lines at Echo Brickell. The beauty at Echo is the multitude of floorplans available making it a flexible option for potential residents.   

Rise & Reach Brickell City Center

The Rise & Reach Condominium developments feature some of the best locations in all of Miami. In close proximity to Brickell City Centre, this pair of condo buildings enable residents to enjoy a juicy slice of Brickell including all the top-of-the-line restaurants, shops, and entertainment options it has to offer. Built in 2016 by the well-known Swire Properties, Rise & Reach are LEED certified developments with residences that are delivered fully finished and furniture-ready with a choice of two interior finish packages. The two buildings also each have half-acre amenity decks. Residents are given a choice of many property sizes from 1-4 bedrooms. The most preferable floor plans in our eyes at Rise & Reach are 01, 03, and 11 lines. These units are all water facing and are on the higher floors enabling residents to experience tremendous views of Biscayne Bay. 

Carbonell

The Carbonell Brickell Key is located on Brickell Key in Miami, Florida. Carbonell- as one of the very best condos- features sensational views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami river. The beauty of the Brickell Key life is the tango between spectacular urban setting and a “homey” exclusivity feel. Residents of Brickell Key are able to enjoy their own island space while being connected to the larger Miami area. Carbonell a 40-story establishment was constructed in 2005 and offers one to three bed properties along with penthouse options, the condominium building also has 333 properties. From the moment you enter Carbonell Brickell Key you feel the vibe that it exhibits. The porte-cochere entrance welcomes you into a fantastic two-level lobby of water, maple, and marble, with a lobby terrace onlooking the river.

Asia

In terms of desirability, few buildings match the allure of the Asia Brickell Key condos. This building by developer Swire Properties features incredible architecture by J. Scott Architecture and is located on Brickell Key. With its waterfront location on the northern side of the island, Asia residents enjoy unobstructed northern vistas of the water as well as the Miami cityscape. The Asia Brickell condos has just 123 units, which means each residence has a tremendous amount of space and a significantly higher sense of privacy as you’re basking in the waterfront boutique living experience. The building’s seventh floor is home to a beautiful urban oasis featuring an infinity edge pool and there are plenty of amenities to make the most of the island living experience. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see Asia residents taking a leisurely stroll near the building or admiring the stunning sunset views thanks to the island location.

Bristol Tower 

Standing forty stories tall right on Brickell Avenue, the Bristol Tower condos elegant contemporary design commands attention. Its location next to the tranquil waters of Biscayne Bay coupled with the lush landscaping and easy access to the bay collectively create a living experience that feels like you’re staying at a resort 365 days a year. The Bristol Tower condo remains another fine example of the unique appeal of living in the trendy Brickell area. Bristol Tower provides a broad array of units to choose from. Go with a two bedroom unit or something larger with five bedrooms, boasting a fantastic array of residential features. Modern kitchens, diverse layouts, balconies with plenty of space, private elevators leading to private foyers, astounding views are all qualities that make the Bristol Tower condos among the finest residences in all of South Florida. Bristol Tower’s amenities further reinforce the feel of living in a resort. Play a round of tennis on the courts, spend the day swimming or sunbathing by the pool, keep the body active in the fitness center, there are plenty of amenities to make use of.

Icon Brickell

Brickell Icon

The Icon triumvirate of Icon Brickell I, II, and III make up some of the best condos in Brickell. Designed by Arquitectonica and developed by The Related Group, the monumental residential development features more than 1,700 condominium units. Beginning with its multi-level entrance, the Icon on Brickell is an impressive design marvel. Modeled after the Maoi structures of Easter Island, the 100 columns that populate the entrance to all three towers are designed by Philippe Starck and stand at 22 feet tall. The well-designed entrance has separate drop-off sections for each tower’s lobby as well as two drop-off sections for the two bayside restaurants. The incredible design of Icon on Brickell continues throughout the lobbies and into the towers. Philippe Starck also designed each tower’s lobby with ceiling heights of 22 feet. Furthering its standout design is the buildings’ amenities layout. From a two-acre pool terrace with three infinity edged pools to a 28,000 square-foot fitness center and spa to five restaurants and even a rooftop pool and lounge called Icon Club 50, the Icon on Brickell is a luxury condominium tower on Brickell rivaling world-class resorts.

SLS Lux

SLS Lux is a premium condo establishment built in 2018 and developed by the well-known Related Group. SLS Lux Brickell rises 57 stories high and includes 450 condo residences including 84 luxury condo-hotel suites. The floorplans at SLS Lux range from 1-3 bedrooms and the penthouse options are 3-4 bedrooms. All of the condo residences at SLS Lux Brickell are fully finished and infused with Smart Home technology, Italian cabinets, rain showers in the master bath, and floor-to-ceiling walls leading to a spacious balcony. SLS Lux is located in the heart of Brickell near the hotspots of Mary Brickell Village and Brickell City Centre. The premier lines at SLS Lux in our opinion have to be the corner properties 01, 04, 05, and 09. All of these properties are spacious and have tremendous wrap around balconies that provide amazing views. The only limitationsto SLS Lux properties is the distance away from water. 

Brickell Brunch

Best Brickell Brunch Spots

Living in a fast-paced city oftentimes makes it difficult to sit down and have a real breakfast during the week. That’s where brunch comes in on the weekends, so that we can indulge our senses during a nice, long meal. Miami offers so many great brunch options ranging from small neighborhood spots to high-end dining experiences. It almost seems like Miami coined the term “brunch.” With Brickell being one of the hottest neighborhoods in Miami, Brickell offers many great brunch options for locals and visitors alike. Take a look at the best Brickell brunch spots below.

Atelier Monnier

848 Brickell Ave Ste 120, Miami, FL 33131

American Social

690 SW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33130

American Social has a well known reputation around Miami for its delicious brunch menu and it is a popular hotspot among locals. The views at American social exude a chill and relaxing vibe and the casual setting makes it a perfect place to experience a meal. You can enjoy a quiet brunch with friends and family outdoors on the waterfront patio, or you can sit inside and enjoy brunch in a social atmosphere where you can dance as you eat. Suring Saturday’s brunch, American Social offers bottomless mimosas or Bloody Mary’s with the purchase of a meal. Overall, American Social is a trendy and hip bruch destination in the heart of Brickell.

Amour De Miami

921 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Amour De Miami is a cozy and delectable French restaurant that reflects the delecate intracacies of the nation and embodies a little piece of France in every bite.  Located centrally in the middle of Brickell, Amour De Miami offers a distinct bruch menu featuring familiar American staples like sandwitches, burgers, and pasta, while also providing a selection of traditional French cuisine. The Nutella Crepe with strawberries and bananas are a must have when going to Amour De Miami and are famous around the city.

Zuma

270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131

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As heralded international chef Rainer Becker’s first U.S location for his line, Zuma features izakaya- inspired modern Japanese cuisine. The thing that struck me when going to Zuma for the first time was the magnificent design inside the massive establishment and the multitude of spaces you can enjoy your meal; all with unique views and vibes. Zuma has a main dining area, sushi and robata counter, sake bar, lounge, and even a terrace. The term Izakaya quite literally means “edible art,” and this is truly what you experience at Zuma. Not only is the food like a picturesque portrait, but the flavor and experience is out of this world. When ordering from the sushi bar I normally go with the popular Spicy yellowtail roll with serrano pepper and wasabi mayo. Zuma is a popular spot during brunch hours.

B Bistro + Bakery

600 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

What comes to mind when I think of B Bistro + Bakery is a rush of rustic vibes mixed with a cozy “homey” ambiance. Created by the famous Henry Hane -formerly of the Eating House- alongside pastry savant Antonio Bachour, B Bistro offers up a host of decadent pastries and scrumptious desserts along with an assortment of brunch options. The beauty of this restaurant is that it caters to vegans and vegetarians along with the everyday crowd by featuring many veggie-heavy dishes. Their Mexican Avocado Toast, Croissant French Toast, and Pastelito Pancakes are the most popular options from their brunch menu. Whether your by yourself or with friends and family, B Bistro is one of THE spots for brunch in Brickell. 

La Mar 

500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131

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La Mar is a Peruvian masterpiece developed by the world-renowned chef Gaston Acurio. La Mar truly has some magnificent views of the city and Biscayne Bay and the interior offers a comfortable and cozy vibe. The spot offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating with three contemporary bars providing distinctive culinary experiences ranging from upscale novo-Andean cuisine to Asian-Peruvian fusion and traditional seafood. Some of the most brilliant features of this premium dining experience are the tremendous ceviches, tiraditos, and the signature pisco sours. I normally find my way to La Mar on Sundays during two-hour brunch when they serve unlimited cocktails.