If you frequent Brickell, you may have noticed that Irish pubs are popping up faster than warts on a toad. Not that there's anything wrong with a pint of Guinness and a waitress in a kilt, but after a recent round of watered-down drinks and an indiscernible bar snack at a certain Ireland-themed newcomer, we were left wondering when something new would hit the area.
Enter Jeronimo's Bar, opening soon at 500 Brickell. This will be the sister location to Jeronimo's Bar South Beach, which is also in the works in the South of Fifth neighborhood. According to the website, the SoBe location will be "warm, inviting, and the antithesis of other South Beach destinations," and judging by the looks of the Brickell location, it seems the owners have the same intent there as well.
We ran into Gus, the manager of Jeronimo's Brickell, who informed us that they hope to have the Brickell location ready for friends and family in time for New Year's, with a soft opening in mid-January. A quick look around revealed a tranquil, simple space covered in dark woods, and plush banquettes surrounding the entire space. Available will be original cocktails, including a namesake punch containing St. Germain, vodka, and ginger beer, along with an interesting selection of wines and beers. Music will "span across the board" and include old-school hip-hop, funk, new wave, and rock.
Whether or not Jeronimo's becomes the unique cocktail hangout that Brickell lacks remains to be seen, but at the very least let's hope they don't waste one of their taps on Guinness.
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