“Build a house with cocktail taps and a psychedelic ’70s den, and they will come.”
Okay, that’s not actually an old saying.
But it should be.
Because it applies to this place: 27 Restaurant & Bar, a 1930s bungalow that’s been retrofitted with Negroni taps and lava-lamp-friendly spaces, now open at Freehand Miami. (See the slideshow here.)
Once upon a time, this was actually somebody’s house. And it still looks the part. Because they’ve kept all of the necessary homestead components intact: hanging plants, a fireplace and a family room stocked with framed photos and board games. Oh, and there’s a psychedelic den with mod couches and lava lamps. It’s pretty much one Topher Grace away from being the set of That ’70s Show.
You’ll start upstairs—that’s where the Broken Shaker crew is manning the bar. They’ve got bottled cocktails along with Negronis and spicy palomas on tap.
As for what you’re eating, it’s a crazy mix of dishes from the different folks who make up Miami Beach. So you’ll find “Bubbie’s” latkes next to “Abuela’s” rabo encendido.
You know, all of the major Miami food groups.