Albert Trummer's The Drawing Room: Aphrodisiac Cocktails Coming to South Beach

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The Drawing Room opens September 24.
Albert Trummer, the "mad scientist" of cocktails, has announced the opening date for his new Miami Beach venture, the Drawing Room Bar & Lounge.

The bar, located inside the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, will feature Trummer's own brand of cocktails that include botanicals, essences, herbs, and florals to create cocktails designed to relieve stress, kill pain, and work up the libido.

See also: The Drawing Room: Albert Trummer to Bring "Cocktail Prescriptions" to South Beach

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Lokal Yappy Hour Tonight: Drink $5 Florida Beer With Your Dog

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Take your dog to happy hour.
In honor of man's best friend and a great cause, Lokal is introducing the first ever Yappy Hour today. Yappy hours are a thing in Fort Lauderdale and basically invites your dog to drink with you at happy hour. OK, so maybe your dog doesn't drink but he keeps you company.

From 5 to 7:30 p.m. today, five dollars will get you a golden beer ticket to Florida kegs that can't be found anywhere else (not even at the breweries providing them) except Lokal. Because of the restaurant's close relationship with brewers, the pet-friendly and environmentally conscious burger-and-beer neighborhood joint is able to get these rare releases.

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Sam Adams Octoberfest Moves to Soho Studios on September 19 and 20

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This year's Sam Adams Octoberfest will be celebrated indoors at Soho Studios in Wynwood.
The fifth annual Sam Adams Octoberfest in Miami will be held at Soho Studios in Wynwood on September 19 and 20. It has been taken over by Tony Albelo of Social House Events and Javi Zayas of Zevents.

The details of the switch are a bit murky, but the past four years of the Sam Adams-sponsored Octoberfest celebration in Miami has not kept with tradition, says Albelo, who has attended the festival in Munich in the past. He contends it should be celebrated indoors over here as it is in Germany.

See also: Marlins Park Hosting Miami Octoberfest October 4

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The Vagabond Hotel's Pool Bar Is Open for Business

Paul Schroeder's Vagabond Collins.
The much-anticipated pool bar at Vagabond Hotel is officially open for business. The place received its liquor license just this week and is ready to welcome the neighborhood and hotel guests in the newly renovated, retro-luxe space.

While the pool is open to hotel guests only, the hotel's bar will be serving classic American cocktails to guests and locals alike. Beverage manager Paul Schroeder makes the Vagabond Collins with vodka, homemade lemon lime juice, and simple syrup with angostura bitters.

"We are bringing ingredients in-house and making all our own juice, grenadine, and simple syrups," said Schroeder. He added that there would be no molecular gastronomy at the bar, just simple classic cocktails, and that guests will be impressed with the happy-hour prices and operating hours, which are still in the works.

Regular prices for cocktails range from $12 to $14 with well drinks priced at $10. The pool bar hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Developer and preservationist Avra Jain told us she is taking special care to keep the noise down out of respect for neighbors.

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Petit Hosts Ladies Night With Comp Wine For Women Every Tuesday

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Starting tonight, Petit Miami will begin a new kind of ladies night special that will require you to meet up with your girlfriends more often. Every Tuesday night, tables of ladies with reservations will receive complimentary glasses of wine all-night long with their dinner. Talk about girl power!

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Sweet Liberty Drink and Supply Company to Open in South Beach

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John Lermayer and partners opening Sweet Liberty
The Miami cocktail scene is getting an exciting new addition to the already growing list of bars and lounges serving up creative cocktails.

The big news? The dream team behind the operation.

Regent Cocktail Club's John Lermayer, the team behind Blackbird Ordinary, and David Martinez of Michy's are partnering up to open Sweet Liberty Drink and Supply Company.

See also: Miami's Ten Best Bartenders

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Marlins Park Hosting Miami Octoberfest October 4

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Marlins Park will once more open its gates for a beer festival.
Marlins Park is turning out to be a handy location to host a beer festival. The baseball team announced that the stadium will host the Beck's 2014 Miami Octoberfest, formerly known as Brickellfest, October 4.

The worldwide beer festival celebrating the fall harvest will be an extravaganza of German and craft beers. Rain or shine, the show will go on. The roof will provide shelter or shade in the West Plaza. The festival will last from noon to 11 p.m.

See also: Inaugural Miami Beer Festival to Take Over Marlins Park January 19

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Grey Goose VX Launches in Miami

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Vodka mogul Grey Goose has a new spirit to celebrate, and it's packing cognac. Grey Goose VX, which stands for vodka exceptionnelle, launched September 1, which means you can get your drink on today. Simply pick up a bottle -- 750 ml retails for $74. It's not cheap, but this is one of those cases where quality over quantity is applicable.

Only a limited supply will be produced each year, and the brand will be rolling out the spirit to nightclubs and venues throughout the city. (Think LIV, Mansion, Story, etc.) But you too can get the uniquely looking VX bottle that's been modeled after XO Cognac decanters at liquor stores now.

See also: Roca Patron, Patron's Newest Tequila, Now Available in Miami

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The Search for Miami's Best Bloody Mary Is On

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How do you make your bloody?
When the work week is going bad, there's one thing that can keep us going to the weekend: the promise of a bloody mary.

There's something about this savory beverage that just says "weekend." Maybe its the claim that the cocktail' is a surefire cure for hangovers (with its mixture of salt and spirits, there's method behind that madness, although it probably only delays the headache that's bound to come). Or maybe it's the fact that a good bloody is as much a meal as it is a cocktail.

See also: Best Bloody Mary 2014: The Morgans Restaurant

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Estrella Damm Tapas Journey: Three Tapas and a Beer for $20 Through September

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Yes, you will have an Estrella Damm.
When was the last time you had three plates and a beer for $20? If that sounds familiar, you probably participated in last year's Estrella Damm Tapas Journey, which took lovers of the Barcelona beer through Wynwood for a taste of Spanish culture.

Estrella Damm has brought back the tour, extended it to Brickell and downtown, and added a bunch of Spanish restaurants, allowing you to eat and drink like a true Spaniard. Short Order was invited to sample some of the tour's tapas.

See also: Gabriela Machado Launches Paladar Dinner Series

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