Walk through the It Hostel of the U.S., The Freehand, and you'll find the Broken Shaker, which has redefined what it means to drink in Miami. You don’t have to be surrounded by oontz-oontz raves and a gaggle of muscle-y tourists. This James Beards-nominated poolside bar has ping-pong, chill barbecues, and cocktails made from fresh-pressed juice and herbs that are plucked from the onsite garden.
What was once a pop-up bar, The Broken Shaker is now a permanent fixture at the Freehand Miami. The James Beard Award-nominated bar is located in the high-end hostel on South Beach serving up a selection of handcrafted cocktails. The bar itself is a tiny room by the pool with a 1950s Havana look. You can grab your cocktail—made with elixirs, syrups and infusions using herbs and spices from the onsite garden—and drink it in the bar, or head outside to the pool and nestle into one of the lounge chairs. Away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach, The Broken Shaker offers a more intimate setting than the lavish pools at high-end hotels in the area.