If you’ve made your way through Wynwood lately, odds are you’ve walked by Brothers and Brawlers, the warehouse decorated on the outside by a Stranger Things inspired alphabet wall. But inside the head scratching facade, lies a unique concept store space that is the brainchild of Sebastian Ramirez.
Interwoven amongst the vintage motorcycles, racks of handmade clothes, sunglasses and bespoke tailoring studio, is a coffee bar that has quickly become the go-to spot to get a java fuel-up in the neighborhood.
Manning the post is Panther Coffee vet Ryan Hall, who created Brother and Brawlers concise coffee menu focusing on a handful of espresso-based drinks using New York City favorite Eastlick Coffee and Miami’s own Panther Coffee. Each drink is tailored to the guest’s preference in coffee, sweet milk and foam, but cold brew, “original formula” Coca Cola and Sprite, along with a rotating daily doughnut by Ella Cafe are also on hand.
In the upcoming weeks Hall plans to add “non-happy hour, happy hour” drinks to the menu featuring different classic cocktails made with coffee instead of a liquor, like the “Joe Lee,” a take on a dark and stormy made with coffee instead of rum.
As for the space, everything is for sale — from the vintage light fixtures to the restored couches that are housed in the back of the venue in its lounge area, which is perfectly equipped for having a meeting in or even getting some work done (which is encouraged, surprisingly, by the staff). And come early next year, Brothers and Brawlers hopes to start serving beer and wine along with the coffee, and will begin to feature later hours and musical acts.
The store is now open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 359 NW 28th Street. Call 305-799-2225 for more information.