Spirited Miami’s 2016 list of best cocktail events during Sobe Wine & Food festival!

It’s that time of year!  It seems like every single day there is something going on in Miami!

Next week is a fun time where some of the best chefs, bartenders and hospitality professionals get together for a week of fun all around town.

Here are our recommendations for cocktail events around town:

Wednesday, February 24th


Mendin & Friends presents:  Employees Only and Pawn Broker

The Pubbelly Boys are at it again!

World renowned bar chefs of Employees Only in NYC and Derek Stilmann of Pawn Broker in Downtown Miami, are completely taking over Pubbelly, transforming the restaurant into an exclusive, limited entry, late-night speakeasy. Curtains drawn, lights dimmed, your senses will tingle from the air of exclusivity.


1418 20th Street
Miami Beach, FL

Tickets here.



Tiki Charity Event brought to you by Cornerstone Marketing

Famed west coast bartenders Alex Straus and Yael Stormborn will get behind the stick and serve up delicious libations for a night of tiki in support of Lotus House, a local holistic shelter for women and children. $10 gets you a raffle ticket and food curated by David A Martinez, tiki drinks made by Alex Straus, Yael Stormborn, and Liz Pearce, and entertainment provided by Kerri Aultman. This will be one for the record books, ladies and gentlemen. 10 until close.

Sweet Liberty
237 20th Street
Miami Beach, FL

Thursday, February 25th


Broken Shaker Miami gets a full fledged takeover by Broken Shaker Chicago!

Come enjoy Chicago inspired cocktails and food at Broken Shaker Miami.

RSVP on Facebook @FreehandMiami

2727 Indian Creek Drive
Miami Beach, FL

Brought to you by:  Knob Creek Bourbon, Hornitos Tequila, EFFEN Vodka and Auchentoshan Scotch Whisky.

Friday, February 26th


Charleston, S.C.’s HUSK, Sean Brock and Montreal’s co-owners of Joe Beef restaurant, David McMillan and Frédéric Morin take over Yardbird

“Together with Yardbird’s own John Kunkel, this divinity of chefs are bringing their individual styles and luxurious cooking to serve you happiness on a plate paired with select spirits offerings!”

Cocktails by American Whiskey Ambassador, Adam Harris
Brought to you by Knob Creek


1600 Lennox Avenue
Miami Beach, FL


Sunday, February 28th



A Deliciously Decadent Afternoon of Chocolate & Cocktails

In its Miami premiere, this three hour (with a VIP hour) walk-around tasting is sponsored by Valrhona Chocolates and stocked with an array of chocolate-friendly liquor brands.  You’ll have a chance to taste through a selection of bespoke desserts made by Miami’s premier chocolatiers, bakers, and pastry chefs, each paired with a complementary spirit. At the bar, chocolate purists and cocktail lovers can taste through Valrhona’s signature line of chocolates while watching some of Miami’s finest mixologists shake, stir and serve custom libations designed to bring out the best in each variety.

Hosted by James Beard-Award Winning Pastry Chef, Cookbook Author, and TV Personality, Johnny Iuzzini!


Pamela Wiznitzer (The Cocktail Guru Team)
Evan Hawkins (Craft Social Club)
Josue Gonzalez (Sweet Liberty)
Ray Tremblay (Sweet Liberty)
Richard Vaughn – Thompson Hotel Seagrape Restaurant
Samantha Frei – The Palms Hotel & Spa
Keith Wallace – The Cupcake Galleria
Odille Arias – Coya Restaurant & Members Lounge
Paola Levy – Paola Cake Atelier
Gina Sansonia – Cucina Bambina, Inc.
Jennifer Woo – So Woo Cakes

2pm (VIP), 3-5pm (General Admission)

Brought to you by the Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash


Drinkhouse Fire & Ice

1672 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL

Tickets here.

There you have it folks, here are our picks!  Enjoy this upcoming week responsibly.  Please check back as we will be adding events as we get closer.


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