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Best Rooftop Bars In Brickell And Downtown Miami

You’re not on a terrace or a balcony, you’re on the actual rooftop with nothing but the skyline surrounding you. These are the best rooftop bars in Brickell Downtown Miami.

Sugar at the East Hotel

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Perched atop EAST, Miami’s 40th floor, Sugar is an Asian-inspired oasis framed by Brickell’s rising towers. Bamboo chairs, lush greenery, and a hand-carved bar open up to spectacular views of Biscayne Bay; even the bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows. Sugar is all serenity by day, but things get scene-centric after the sun sets on weekends; on these nights, prepare to wait in the downstairs lobby to be let up.

Area 31 at the EPIC Hotel

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Area 31 is the home to some of the best seafood dishes in the Miami area and offers unmistakeable views of the Miami skyline, Biscayne bay, and the Miami river. It serves as both restaurant and bar, with indoor majestic seating, and a casual terrace lounge. On Friday’s Area 31 is a hotspot for happy hour. The Area 31 monkiker is actually coined from a sustainable fishing area in the Atlantic Ocean designated by the United Nations. Pretty Cool!

Bloom Skybar at the Langford

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Downtown Miami’s renowned Langford hotel features a rooftop hotspot formerly known as Pawn Broker but is now the Bloom Skybar (pictured above). This 12th-floor bar and lounge which was formerly backed by the Pubbelly Group continues many of its famous traditions like the popular bathtub cocktails. The bar is immensly popular with the happy hour crowd, especially on Friday nights. Bloom Skybar’s 1920s-inspired space adds Miami flair with its music selections and programming.

Rooftop at E11even

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You don’t have to give into the strip club scenario downstairs to enjoy Eleven’s rooftop; an elevator takes those looking to sip in sky straight to the top floor deck. Once upstairs, you’ll be drenched in Downtown’s city lights and the bay breeze. The vibe here can range from party-pumping to leisurely, depending on the night; check Eleven’s programming schedule for information on DJs, hookah nights, and more.

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Brickell Rent Prices Aren’t Budging–Yet.

Ranked as the 9th most expensive city to rent in the nation, Miami has seen its rents rise over the course of the last few years. Miami is only behind Chicago and Washington D.C. regarding average median rent cost. The average cost to rent a one-bedroom in this city is $1,800/month, with a two-bedroom checking in at $2,500/month.

Here is how Zumper’s quarterly rental map shows one-bedroom median rent prices across Miami’s most popular neighborhoods (the fall 2016 prices are in parenthesis).  We will take a closer look at the rental market across Greater Downtown Miami.


Brickell: $2,150 ($2,150)

Price Change: 0%

Downtown: $1,920 ($1,970)

Price Change: 2.5%

Edgewater: $1,800 ($1,820)

Price Change: 1.1%

Wynwood: $2,150 ($2,250)

Price Change: 5%

While a surge of new units for sale and rent have hit the real estate market, it is surprising to see that the average prices for a one-bedroom rental in Brickell have held steady. Looking at the prices compared to Fall 2016, Zumper reports that prices have remained the same in Brickell, while only decreasing slightly in Downtown and Edgewater.

However, I still foresee rental prices to trend downwards in Brickell and Downtown this year. There is still another wave of condos coming into the market: Notable projects are still under development, such as Brickell Heights, SLS Lux, ECHO Brickell, and Panorama Tower. Downtown Miami still awaits Biscayne Beach, Paraiso on the Bay, Aria on the Bay, and Miami World Center. This forthcoming influx of even more units will certainly shift the status quo.

If you or anyone that you know are interested in buying, selling, or renting, please call or email us at admin@brickell.com.

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Thanksgiving Dining in Brickell and Downtown Miami

From lunch buffets to waterside dinner settings, Miami’s Thanksgiving offerings are diverse and delicious. We’ve rounded up the best holiday meals in Downtown and Brickell.

Toro Toro

For a Thanksgiving with a delectable Latin flair, look no further than Toro Toro: Nosh a succulent chipotle and sage glazed turkey alongside crispy-skin pig roast, Oaxaca cheese mashed potatoes, and chorizo stuffing. Dig into the feast during the $65 per person lunch buffet (seatings at 2 pm and 3 pm) or the $69 per person family style dinner (seatings at 6 pm, 6:30 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9 pm). For more information, click here. Prices did not include gratuity and taxes.


A budget-friendly, traditional Thanksgiving meal is crossing tables at Perricone’s. For $29.95 visitors may select turkey or ham with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, and cranberry sauce. The holiday fare does not include beverages or dessert and can be enjoyed during lunch or dinner service.


For holiday dining with a very, make a reservation at Seaspice on the Miami River. The decadent Thanksgiving dinner plates fall flavors in an elegant ambiance, including a pear and celery root salad, turkey roulade, and a dulce de leche molten cake.


Simple, savory servings are greeting Thanksgiving patrons at Crust. The three-course, $35 per person menu is being offered from 5-10 pm and includes classic roast turkey and sides, ginger butternut squash, and bourbon pecan pie. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

db Bistro Moderne 

Finely executed food is synonymous with db Bistro Moderne, and Thanksgiving will be no exception. The restaurants three Course Prix-Fixe menu is $65 per person ($35 children under 12) and presents options like endive and escarole, cured wahoo, pumpkin agnolotti, turkey, and a French apple tart.

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Critical Mass


Hundreds of bikers gather to weave through the streets of Downtown, Overtown, Little Haiti, and Miami Beach for Critical Mass on the last Friday of every month. This 20-mile route encourages community, inviting riders young and old, experienced or novice to participate. The Miami Bike Scene backs the monthly endeavor, providing up to date information leading up to the event. Check the Critical Mass Facebook or Miami Bike Scene website for a checklist on what to wear, what to bring, and where to meet.