Short-lived watering hole Boombox has officially morphed itself into The Sylvester (3456 N. Miami Avenue) an eclectic cocktail and coffee bar with a touch of Miami nostalgia. And just like its predecessor, it’s lead by the team behind neighboring Beaker & Gray.
“While Boombox was the concept we designed it to be, our guests wanted more of what makes Beaker & Gray such an amazing experience — not just a great atmosphere, but cocktails by Ben Potts and cuisine by Brian Nasajon together,” says bar director and co-owner, Potts. “Brian and I are both Florida natives, so we decided to go back to our roots.”
The 3,400-square-foot space is decorated in colorful vintage wallpaper combined with tropical touches that play up the retro vibe while the space’s former sleek seating has been switched out for repurposed antique furniture that gives off a low-key, relaxed feel. Scattered throughout the venue, guests will find games including a pool table, pinball machine, foosball, and plenty of board games.
The cocktail menu “pays homage to old and new Miami” with drinks like the “Ñooo, Que Frio!” a twist on a Old Cuban or a the “Magic City Mule.” In addition, it features an extensive non-alcoholic options including coffee, mushroom tea and cocoa, kombucha on tap, as well as CBD upgrades for all beverages.
As for food it features options like barbecue mariquitas with spicy parmesan cheese dip and green mojo; smoked fish dip with cobia, garlic cream cheese, and salt and vinegar wontons, and an arepa grilled cheese.
The Sylvester is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday to Saturday, and 4 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday and Wednesday.