That vision is becoming a reality with the launch of the Citadel’s Summer Series on the Rooftop, its newly minted entertainment space. With 5,000 square feet and seating for more than 200, it’s the ideal spot to enjoy a cocktail at the bar, listen to live music or DJs, take in a health-and-wellness class, or attend a family-friendly event.
Along with the bar's debut last week, the Citadel also kicked off its Live Rooftop Sessions, presented by Miami’s trombone sensation Chad Bernstein, cofounder of Guitars Over Guns, who can be seen playing around town with Spam Allstars and Suenalo.
Bernstein will curate and perform for the weekly live music series, happening Wednesdays from 8 to 11 p.m. There's also the weekly party This End Up, presented by Patrick Walsh & Friends on Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m.
The rooftop space is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 6 to 11 p.m. It's a relaxing spot to take in expansive views of downtown Miami and the surrounding neighborhoods. Lush greenery around the bar and terrace adds warmth, and the inviting umbrellas shade elegant patio tables and chairs. The space is also equipped with removable covers to deal with Miami's unpredictable weather, because the show must go on.
“Music is just one component of the entertainment here," Salucci says. "Our goal is to create a community-centric gathering place for great artisanal food, handcrafted cocktails, maker-driven retail, and culturally immersive experiences."
There’s much more to come at the Citadel this year, so anytime you stop by for a bite, a cocktail, a rooftop show, or some sustainable shopping, you might encounter something new.
The Citadel. 8300 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-908-3849; thecitadelmiami.com. Follow the Citadel on Facebook (@TheCitadelMIA) or visit its Eventbrite page for more on the upcoming events.