The Broken Shaker is the epicenter of Freehand-Miami, a trendy Art-Deco premium hostel for the new-age traveler. The Broken Shaker has been nominated twice as a James Beard semi-finalist for “Outstanding Bar Program”. The bar was honored with the coveted Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for “Best Hotel Bar in America” and has ranked #14 for the “World’s 50 Best Bars”.
Once again, Bar Lab and the Sydell Group have catapulted the success of their Miami venue by bringing something new and fresh to the the mid-west; inspiring Chicago’s with their own local twist on classic cocktails. Located downtown at the Freehand Hotel, guests’ can revel in being served Bar Lab’s award-winning, unique and playfully handcrafted cocktails. The Broken Shaker Chicago creates a charming Midwestern environment for to guests feel comfortable sipping while socializing.
Building on its talent and reputation of uniquely crafted cocktails, Bar Lab will open its third Broken Shaker outlet in the heart of downtown LA in the historic Commercial Exchange Building, in the summer of 2016. The Broken Shaker will be located on the rooftop of the Freehand Hotel adjacent to the pool. The LA location will offer small plates of street food inspired by LA’s multicultural melting pot. All produce will be organic, locally grown, and sourced.
27 Restaurant is Bar Lab’s first full-service restaurant and bar, also located at the Freehand Miami and adjoined to the Broken Shaker. The creative and tasty local food coupled with its inviting and nostalgic atmosphere are reminiscent of a modern-day salon. The cocktail menu is crafted with the same passion and dedication that Bar Lab is known for; enticing the palate with savory and complex flavors. The meals incorporate a variety of enticing Miami ethnic dishes using an eccentric variety of spices, herbs, vegetables, breads, and proteins all locally grown and sourced for fresh flavor.
In 2016, Bar Lab took on the recreation of Miami’s oldest standing bar and liquor license, previously know as Magnum. Located in the heart of MiMo, the venue is poised as a local neighborhood bar with an approachable ambiance reminiscent of 1980’s counterculture with a laid-back and modern twist. Bar Lab’s innovative bar program showcases a unique take on cocktails, by paying homage to the forgotten classics. To complement the eclectic cocktail menu, Miami’s rising star chef, Alex Chang, the Executive Chef of the Vagabond Hotel, created the food menu which takes an exotic approach to traditional bar bites.