7 Ways Miami Maintains Relevancy
By Lane Nieset for Paste
Whether it’s been a month or six since your last trip to Miami, you’d barely recognize The Magic City. Historic downtown is taking on a modern day revival with classic cocktail rooftop bars, craft coffee cafés and gilded boutique hotels, while the Wynwood Arts District and Brickell have expanded their pedestrian-friendly streets to include pop-up music venues and California-inspired vegan cafes. From your morning cold brew to your nightcap, here’s how Miami keeps up with an ever evolving world.
6. Down to Earth Rooftops
In this one-upping society, every hotel is clamoring to create the highest and most enticing rooftop bar on the beach. But what visitors don’t know is that the better rooftop is more down to earth, providing a closer look at the true sultry Miami scene. Part of the Downtown revival, boutique hotel The Langford opened up a little over a year ago in the historic 1925 Beaux-Arts Miami National Bank with throwback travel-inspired rooms (think vintage trunks) and one of the city’s best restaurant groups, Pubbelly, behind their restaurant PB Station and rooftop bar Pawn Broker. While the rooms capture one part of the vintage element, the bar captures the other through its cocktails. Sit al fresco staring out at the city’s skyline while sipping on a Prohibition era cocktail like the bathtub gin-inspired Giggle Water, a bubbly version of a gin and tonic served in a ceramic bathtub.