On the corner of North Miami Avenue and NW 28th Street stands a teal blue building, the new home of Grails Sports Bar, currently Wynwood’s first and only sports bar. This modern take on the traditional sports bar pays homage to not only famous athletes, but also to the sneaker-head culture. And for sneaker enthusiasts Grails has some “holy grails” proudly displayed throughout. These Grails are equally celebrated sneaker culture similarly to your favorite sports team, which you can enjoy watching on one of Grails 60 TVs.
The space is owned and operated by Oscar Ortega, Hector Acevedo, Eddie Fuentes, and Manuel Picon, the four men behind the Cocktail Cartel and Grails’ sister restaurant, Spanglish. The Cocktail Cartel has helped develop the beverage programs at some of Miami’s most notable spots, including Zucca, Byblos, and Finka Table & Tap, Glass and Vine as well as several other bars around Miami-Dade. The space will offer seating for about 70 indoors, about 120 in the covered outdoor space, and, when the Miami weather permits, about 100 people outside. The decor differs depending upon where you stand. Inside, the theme is a bit more Chicago Bulls/Michael Jordan-inspired, but out back, the colors are very much Miami, with bright teals and sharp magentas. And with all the wall space outside these artistic bunch will for sure have enough murals to potentially create their own version of a mini Wynwood Walls.
Like any proper sports bar, plenty of cold beverages are on hand the star of the drink menu is the Satisfy Your Sole, a spin on a classic Moscow Mule, served in a custom-made ceramic sneaker, made with vodka, lemon verbena, ginger, watermelon, and lime. In addition, they will offer a Grails versions of other classic cocktails, and with the Cartel behind the bar plenty of flair. In addition to cocktails Grails boasts an extensive tap list showcasing local South Florida breweries, such as J Wakefield Brewing Co., Nightlife Brewing, and Tripping Animals Brewing Co., to name a few.
Grails Sports Bar. 2808 N. Miami Ave., Miami; Open daily from noon to 1 a.m.
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