Miami's Top Restaurant and Hotel Bathrooms
5. In fifth comes the Pelican Hotel and Cafe's restaurant bathroom. Here you will feel like a techno-pirate: TV's are embedded above the urinals, and the stall door looks like the entrance to a brig. Marketing manager Paolo Albertoni told Short Order the hotel mixes maritime elements from the old hotel with a whimsical, playful theme. That's not to mention it makes pissing next to some dude less awkward. Beware when entering this bathroom - occasionally you'll hear an "Arghhhhh" from the constipated old buccaneer in the stall.
|Mutineers get sent to Pelican's brig|
|TV's above Pelican's urinals|
3. In third comes the W South Beach's bathroom. Here an etched glass screen divides the men's and women's bathroom entrance areas. If parents don't do their jobs, this design breakthrough allows adolescent boys to spy. Alternatively, diners can look through the glass wall to see a mirror that projects an infinitely regressing image of themselves. Trip balls in this chic bathroom.
|Glass wall separates men's and women's sides at the W|
|Individual bathroom at the W South Beach|
1. Balans in Brickell wins first place for Miami's top restaurant bathroom. Glass doors to individual bathrooms are transparent when vacant. But when they're occupied, they go opaque. Often, confused drunks are in plain sight in the midst of tinkling. It may require some getting used to, but this technology makes going to the bathroom an explorative experience. Various users have noted the bathroom as one of the highlights of their night at Balans.
|Transparent mode at Balans Brickell bathroom|
|Balans bathroom goes frosty|
826 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Ecco Pizzateca & Lounge
168 SE 1st St., Miami
W South Beach
2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Club 50 at the Viceroy Hotel
485 Brickell Ave., Miami
901 S Miami Ave., Miami