Sweet Liberty Drink and Supply Company to Open in South Beach

John Lermayer and partners opening Sweet Liberty
John Lermayer and partners opening Sweet Liberty
Courtesy of John Lermayer

The Miami cocktail scene is getting an exciting new addition to the already growing list of bars and lounges serving up creative cocktails.

The big news? The dream team behind the operation.

Regent Cocktail Club's John Lermayer, the team behind Blackbird Ordinary, and David Martinez of Michy's are partnering up to open Sweet Liberty Drink and Supply Company.

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According to Details, the South Beach bar, scheduled to open some time this winter, will feature decor that's "vintage industrial with an urban twist" as well as classic American cocktails, house-made sodas, and bottled cocktails.

Sweet Liberty will also serve food and, although the menu has not been completed, expect modern takes on classic tastes of Americana like Maine lobster rolls and New Orleans po' boys. As partner John Lermayer puts it, "We are working on some pretty innovative things here. We plan on pushing the envelope when it comes to the drinks, but we are just as happy to serve to serve you a Miller High Life and and a lobster roll. "

What about the supply part? Guests will be able to stock up on tools and bitters from Cocktail Kingdom, a company that features high-end professional bar ware.

John Lermayer says that Sweet Liberty will offer "honest gastopub-style food and a world-class cocktail bar with a neighborhood, unpretentious vibe."

The talented bartender is looking forward to sharing the knowledge he's garnered from his travels. "I've been pretty fortunate to experience some of the greatest bars around the world, I really feel it's the neighborhood spot that South Beach deserves. It's about accessible luxury, it's about community. We aim to be a bar that the people of Miami can be proud to call their own."

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