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.
Broken Shaker, located on our rooftop pool deck of the historic Commercial Exchange Building, offers handcrafted cocktails and small bites. Winner of Tales of the Cocktail’s Best American Hotel Bar award and a James Beard Award finalist, Broken Shaker’s delicious cocktails, infused with homemade elixirs and exotic ingredients bring the flavors of the beach to the center of the city.
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.
Freehand LA’s restaurant, The Exchange, pays homage to the 12 story vintage blade sign (the largest in LA) under which its entrance proudly sits. The restaurant is led by the team behind Bar Lab, who brought us the beloved 27 Restaurant at Freehand Miami, and Angeleno chef Alex Chang, best known locally for his Paladar dinner series. Similar to 27 Restaurant in Miami, where dishes explore the city’s many flavors through a Latin lens, the menu at The Exchange explores the multi-cultural flavors of urban LA through an Israeli lens. This is the first restaurant in California from the design team Roman & Williams.
Located in the hotel’s lobby, Rudolph’s Bar & Tea offers a menu built around tea-infused cocktails & vintage spirits, alongside full tea service and light bites. The bar is a nod to Rudolph Rosenberg, once the owner and operator of the Commercial Exchange Building that now houses Freehand LA.