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Radio Bar’s Cocktails Come In Loud & Clear

Radio Cooler at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio BarHoney Dew Me at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio BarBerry Sour at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio BarColada Swizzle at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio BarRadio Mule at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio BarFreddy Phil-Up at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio BarWalking Dead at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio BarRadio Tower at Radio Bar, photo by lee kleinRadio Bar, photo by lee kleinRadio Bar Cocktail, photo by lee kleinOutdoors at Radio Bar, photo by lee klein

The reason Radio Bar is my favorite SoBe lounge isn’t that the graffiti-garnished patio out back sits directly beneath a radio tower transmitting Christian tunes on the AM dial. That’s just a neat little bonus. I really like the place because it’s easy to slide into – the atmosphere is artsy and informal, the crowd is local and varied, the bartending staff, led by Menin Hospitality’s Teddy Collins, is exceedingly friendly (and Collins is one of Miami's best mixologists). Plus Radio Bar has a pool table, offers complimentary popcorn, doesn’t close until 5 am, and is located just a few blocks from my home.

Even without all of these enticements, the cocktails alone would be worth coming here for (especially during Daily Happy Hour from 6 pm to 9 pm, when specialty cocktails go for $7, draft beers for $4). There are a whole new slew of seasonal drinks to choose from; I’ve tried at least half of them, each one dazzling in a unique manner. My favorite, though, is the Walking Dead, which boasts a beautiful balance between sweet, spicy, and herbal flavors. I’ll let the descriptions speak for the rest. 

WALKING DEAD 

VIDA MEZCAL, RED BELL PEPPER, JALAPEÑO, HERBS, AGAVE, PINK PEPPERCORN 

Walking Dead at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio Bar

RADIO MULE 

STOLI GOLD VODKA, BLUEBERRY MINT REDUCTION, LIME, GINGER BEER 

Radio Mule at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio Bar

RADIO COOLER 

HENDRICK’S GIN, ELDERFLOWER, WATERMELON, BASIL, LEMON 

Radio Cooler at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio Bar

COLADA SWIZZLE 

COCONUT INFUSED MOUNT GAY XO RUM, CHOCOLATE MILK, RADIO’S COFFEE BEAN TINCTURE 

Colada Swizzle at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio Bar

FREDDY PHIL-UP 

BOTANIST GIN, GREEK MASTIHA, APEROL, PINEAPPLE JUICE, RADIO’S POMEGRANATE CRANBERRY GRENADINE 

Freddy Phil-Up at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio Bar

HONEY DO ME 

PURITY VODKA, HONEYDEW MELON, LEMON GRASS, CAVA SPARKLING WINE 

Honey Dew Me at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio Bar

BERRY SOUR 

STRAWBERRY INFUSED KAPPA PISCO, EGG WHITE, HONEY, CITRUS, FLORAL ESSENCES 

Berry Sour at Radio Bar, photo courtesy Radio Bar

Radio Tower at Radio Bar, photo by lee klein

Radio Bar, photo by lee klein

Radio Bar Cocktail, photo by lee klein

Outdoors at Radio Bar, photo by lee klein