Miami is on getting on the speakeasy bandwagon. Well, the “modern” speakeasy bandwagon, anyways. The latest to join the mix is Commonwealth Miami, which quietly debuted last month on South Beach.
Part restaurant, part bar, it features more than 120 different types of whiskeys, scotches and bourbons onhand, plus 50 different varieties of beers bottled and on tap.
Heading the kitchen is executive chef Daniel Roy, who most recently worked alongside Top Chef Winner Jeremy Ford and Chef Jean-Georges at Matador Room at The Edition Hotel. The menu is described as being centered around “cravability” with dishes like bacon marmalade topped burgers, charcuterie boards, duck fat fries, pork tacos and pan seared red snapper.
The 2,300-square-foot space, situated right smack dab on Washington Avenue, is outfitted with rustic wood, whiskey barrel inspired walls and a semi-private abbey room. Outdoor seating is slated to begin in January.
The restaurant is now open nightly from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. at 1216 Washington Avenue. Call 786-773-1813 for more information.