Discovering some hidden gems around Miami where Voli can be found was an eye opener and a pleasure to find some of the ‘out of the norm’ places that Voli can be enjoyed off the usual track for a tourist. First and foremost I want to thank the whole Voli Vodka team and especially the incredible Voli Girl for taking me to some of the amazing places around Miami and for the great company and time I will always remember! Here’s some of the unmissable places to visit to enjoy Voli with a whole new experience every single time from one extreme to another. Be sure to have these places on your lists to visit next time you’re in Miami for the coolest VO
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The Drunken Dragon – 1424 Alton Road in Miami Beach
First stop is The Drunken Dragon Restaurant. Known as the first Korean/barbecue restaurant on South Beach, walking by you would be easily forgiven for wondering if you had the correct address. The exterior of this little treasure has blacked out tinted windows with a big red sign as simply ‘Market’. Which leaves you a little baffled until you realise it’s actually the name of a Latin supermarket that used to be there before. However, once you open the door to this this gastro-pub/ cocktail place you’re greeted by a welcoming, dimmed and Asian inspired wooden themed ambience. Dine at the table or bar. The restaurant has a very impressive menu with a special vegan menu range.
With some bites of sweet and spicy Edamame beans and tofu especially made kindly by the chef for us, our cocktails came in copper style mugs. I was hooked on Drunken Dragon’s Voli inspired Tai Basil Mule in particular. Made from Voli Black this cocktail is infused with basil leaf with a strong lime and ginger beer infusion. Very quenching and I would strongly recommend this Voli cocktail to be sampled. You WILL be delighted! This exotic-themed drinking and dining restaurant with it’s talented, friendly and helpful mixologists at the bar could pretty much create a bespoke cocktail with a Voli Black – Just talk to the friendly bar staff on the kind of ‘taste’ you would like and let them work their magic for you.
Fox Hole Bar – 1218 14th Court Miami Beach FL 33139
Next up is the Fox Hole bar which is conveniently located just behind the Drunken Dragon with a little unmarked entrance behind the restaurant in an alley which makes the whole experience of Drunken Dragon and Fox Hole together fun and a little mysterious itself.
If you’re planning a night out, it’s a great idea to package these two up together on the ‘Voli Bar Crawl.’ Pitbull loves his sport and this cool bar is very sports orientated with TV screens all over showing Live games, arcade areas with games machines. The place soon converts into a bar/club later on in the evenings. Visiting on a Monday, this place was already getting packed out in the early evening. Nice to watch some Live sports, listen to the banter between viewers and supporting sports teams in hand with a Volito – with that added splash of water of course!
The Basement Bar – 2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Enter the Edition Hotel. Elegant, sophisticated and demure. As we make our way through to the bar located in the basement which for obvious reasons is also named as The Basement Bar, we are catapulted into another universe!
Fun, edgy, a constant stream of fast and vibrant neon style colour changing effects with a Live DJ pumping out the tunes. Entertainers skating around dressed in tu-tu’s to wigs and more. This bar come nightclub is something quite unique, quirky, surreal and freakish – and it’s only a Monday night! As you look around in delight and amazement while enjoying a Voli mix directly opposite and virtually attached to the bar we have a bowling alley and to the left an ice skating rink lit up bright like it’s Christmas every day.
Turning up the fun factor, the Voli Girl and I managed to get the amazing DJ of the night to play Pitbull’s FREE.K for us and match the vibe.
Pump up the Voli with a disco vibe, Basement let’s you come as you are and simply have FUN while you’re enjoying the smooth vodka however you want it. Get fun, creative, freaky with your Voli mix. This and more is exactly what The Basement Bar allows you to do and be!
Club Havana – 1615 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
This beautiful lounge and bar is situated in the heart if Calle Ocho. Lit up fairy-light esque style from the outside. This chilled bar has comedy and open mic sessions on a Tuesday. Atmosphere on the night was very chilled and enjoyable and it’s easy to get lost, sink back and relax in the ambiance and enjoy the jazz, blues and Live world music it’s fun and friendly Live band has to offer. But not relaxed to the extent you’ll just want to chill. Believe me, you’ll be tapping away your toes, feeling the rhythm and want to get up and dance to the music.
Beautiful Cuban art on the walls and Voli decor all over the bar. From Voli black bottles lined up on the shelves to the rubber bar mat’s lining bar top to bar end. Voli napkin and straw holders, cocktail mixers to a huge lime/lemon holder case. But the best for customers is a portable Voli phone charger – enjoy the Voli, atmosphere while your phone charges! This bar is Voli-fied to the max. My favourite tipple at Club Havana is a mojito made with Voli Black. Intense, refreshing and exhilarating from the very first sip! A MUST visit and drink!
Thank you again to the wonderful Voli Girl and all of Team Voli for taking me off the grid, opening my eyes and palate to another side of Miami and experience other ways to enjoy Voli Vodka. I strongly recommend Voli fans worldwide to have the above venues on their hit list to visit on their next Voli Crawl when in Miami and indulge in these variety of ‘Voli Hot Spots’ and appreciate the different vibes but same great vodka each one has to offer. Enjoy!
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