Wood Tavern is Coming with Cocktails and Coldplay

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Wood Tavern (2531 NW Second Ave., Miami) may have a suggestive name, but there's no tongue in cheek joke hidden in there. The newest watering hole set to open mid-October in Wynwood takes its name from the part of town in which it sits. Though owner Cesar Morales didn't love the title at first, he asked around and people went for it, so, he says, "I went on the side of the majority." Very democratic.

Morales grew up in the restaurant business in Atlanta, and he's no stranger to taking drink orders. Currently, he owns printing businesses MiamiFlyers.com and samedayprinting.com.

His newest endeavor at Wood has only drinks, no food will be served. The beverages will be affordable though, slung for between seven and eight bucks, and of the highest quality.

"The idea with the drinks is to try to stay as natural as possible," according to Morales. Juices will be made by his own two hands or he'll purchase the tastiest and most organic products.

Though Morales' favorite drink is simply a Madras, he wants "to get creative" with what he serves at Wood Tavern. He isn't a beer drinker, so he enlisted the help of his girlfriend and the public on Facebook to determine which brews to buy. There will be a nice selection of craft beers on draft.

Wood Tavern will be "a true bar." By that, Morales explains that he wants to "make it easy for somebody to pop in and have a drink." There will be no VIP, no list, no reservations. His passion is interior design, and his desire is to make the bar comfortable. There will be a vintage vibe, so expect alotta wood.

There won't be room for bands, but DJs brought by Supermarket Creative will feature alt rock. He named Coldplay, U2, Black Keys, and The Strokes. Let's just hope that Coldplay never plays when this writer's there. Please.

"The music is important to set the mood, but it's not the focal point," he said, and doesn't expect that people will dance. But if they dance, then they dance. "We'll see!"

Guess we'll all see what going to happen to Wynwood once all these bars start opening their doors. Maybe it'll end up the next Coconut Grove? Let's drink to that not happening.

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Bigjok
Bigjok

How very droll , liz Tracy making cheap digs at coldplay, how utterly original. How about this liz why even a mention a band you quite clearly dislike in your article. Must just be s trick to increase your readership as I would never have come across your article if coldplay hadn't been mentioned. I'm so sick of music snobs continually having a go at coldplay . Here's an idea all the way from bonnie Scotland , why don't keep your ideas to yourself. now do one

culinary killa
culinary killa

sounds like place where shady dudes like George Michael meet up to do their dirty deeds

Justsayin
Justsayin

Kinda like the Disney version of a real hole in the wall type bar...

raisedintheMIA
raisedintheMIA

Call it what you will....Cheap drinks, good music, relaxed atmosphere..... just without the rats (or even Disney's main mouse). I hope it doesn't disappoint but I will reserve by two cents worth until it actually opens...

Guest
Guest

$8 is "cheap" for drinks? Maybe by yuppie spot standards, but $8 is pretty average for most bars/clubs around downtown. Is there any hope for a place in the area that is cool and also actually cheap?

raisedintheMIA
raisedintheMIA

Yep... $6-$8 for mixed liquor and $4-$6 for craft beers is very much on the low side in general for anything even closely resembling hip in Miami.  

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