A new handsome bar debuts in the South of Fifth neighborhood in Miami Beach. A bit of Britain invades the South Beach scene, as Lord Balfour takes on its original moniker with a playful design and English inspired bar menu. Handcrafted cocktails mix the goodness of freshly muddled ingredients along with infusions of tea that play upon the British theme from a Tower of London to Buckingham Palace to Downing Street. A Picadilly Circus is a paradoxical remedy, blending the benefits of green tea with lemon juice and mint, a concoction that stands up to its rum base while seltzer provides a hint of effervescence. Tower of London gets the sweet and spice of the tropics with a complimentary mix of aged rum, coconut reduction, and mixed fruit juice that meets a splash of lime and dusting of nutmeg. A few hearty brews sourced from the UK round out Balfour’s bar menu, from the English Old Ale, Theakston’s Old Peculier to more recognizable names such as Sam Smith’s IPA.
Just as in the boldly flavored drinks, an overall witty design is just as irreverent as the UK Prime Minister’s character himself. You’ll be greeted with expressions Lord Balfour is most famous for highlighted on a backlit origami scroll makes a dramatic mark as a canopy in the hotel’s lobby. Enjoy a spot at the bar or you may end up lingering on the cushy seating on the expansive shaded veranda while taking in Ocean Drive.
It won’t cost you a King’s Ransom to have a few drinks as specialty cocktails start at $12, and two for one specials take place from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm daily Monday – Thursday. Lord Balfour is located at 350 Ocean Drive. Rates start at $199. For more information on Lord Balfour, or to make a reservation, please visit www.lordbalfourmiami. com or call 305-673-0401.
ABOUT LORD BALFOUR
The Lord Balfour is a boutique hotel of 64 rooms and suites on Ocean Drive, South of Fifth Street, in a neighborhood better known as “SoFi” to the South Beach locals. Sitting steps away from warm, turquoise waters and white sandy beach, the hotel is located in the heart of the Art Deco district and near the city’s ever growing arts and culture scene. The Lord Balfour makes a wink to the Brits, and delivers a distinctive experience and chic vintage style that merges with a thoroughly modern setting. The expansive veranda provides the perfect place to people watch while enjoying a refreshing tea-infused cocktail from the lobby bar. The interior landscaped courtyard, fringed with palms, provides a tranquil retreat to enjoy a morning coffee or refreshing beverage. Lord Balfour is located at 350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida.Phone: 305.673.0401
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