Rooftop Bar At 1 Hotels

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This past week, I was in Miami for a little vacation and escape from the never ending NYC winter. I stayed at the brand new 1 Hotels South Beach, which was totally breath taking. Everything there is focused on sustainability, organic and eco-friendly materials, and offering farm to table with some of their dining options. They currently have three dining offerings on premises, and the adjoining Beachcraft opening as well.

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The hotel is one of the only (if not the only) in Miami Beach to host a rooftop pool, and a gorgeous one at that. The Rooftop Bar there serves drinks and a menu of raw seafood, salads, burgers and a little dessert too. I started with a lovely glass of Rose to kick things off, going perfectly with the warm weather and cool breeze surrounding.

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Next, I ordered the Tomato Salad (watermelon, arugula, cypress point loblolly cheese, cancha, balsamic). It’s a smaller portion, but so light, refreshing and filled with flavor. Tomato and watermelon salads are usually a common summer salad with feta cheese, but I really liked the pairing of the loblolly cheese, giving it a bit of a sharper, less salty taste and adding a nice dynamic between the sweetness of the watermelon and tomato, the acidity from the balsamic and the bit of crunch of the cancha (pretty much a fancy version of corn nuts).  

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I also had their Sliders (wild salmon, pickled mustard seeds, horseradish, brioche). Now, I was a little surprised when these arrived with cheese on them, since it wasn’t in the description, and even more, what kind of cheese it was, but I was so hungry I didn’t even bother to ask. I will say, it was tasty, so I can’t complain, but should probably be added to the menu description. The brioche buns are buttery and soft, adding a nice richness to the little tender salmon burgers, which get a bit of a kick from the horseradish. 

The Shorts:
Name: Rooftop Bar
Location: 1 Hotels 2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Now, to get to the roof, you need to be a guest at the hotel, so, it’s technically not open to the public. But, I had an incredible stay there, so, next the time I’m back, I’ll be up there in a second. 
Would I recommend it? Absolutely. The view of the beach is gorgeous, the rooftop is beautiful, and the food and drinks are really great. 

Skye Bar

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When it comes to Sao Paulo nightlife, if you’re looking for a chic and classy vibe with an amazing view, Skye Bar at Hotel Unique in Jardim Paulista is where you’ll want to go. And, unique it is. The architecture of the hotel itself is worth the visit alone. 

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Depending on what time you arrive, you may have to wait in a line to head up to the rooftop. But, don’t worry, you won’t need to wait too long until you can head up to this outdoor, rooftop bar. They also have a restaurant, so, you could enjoy a dinner, followed by some pool deck cocktails. 

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For my beverage, I ordered the Passion Rose (Ketel One Vodka, rose syrup, orange blossom syrup, strawberry liqueur, mandarineto, passion fruit and sparkling wine). This was really nice. It has a nice balance of floral sweetness and just a little tartness from the acidity of the fruit. 

The Shorts:
Name: Skye Bar
Location: Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 4700 – Jardim Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure. There’s a really nice, relaxed, yet slightly upscale vibe here.
Would I recommend it? Yes. The view is fantastic, and, if you’re looking to enjoy a cocktail or two and some conversation, this would be a great spot.