Enjoying a Drink at the Essex House Hotel Bar

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Today I had a chance to enjoy one of the many bars inside an Art Deco hotel and take advantage of the happy hour specials. After a hot walk through South Beach in conducting a walking tour for a couple of clients, I refreshed in one of the classic Art Deco Hotels--the Essex House hotel designed by famed Deco architect, Henry Hohauser. What's makes this hotel so special in terms of Art Deco? Well you'll just have to take my tour!

My plan was to visit the Wolfsonian Museum after 6pm (free admission on Friday's after 6pm) so I had some time to spare. After concluding my tour at the Essex Hotel, I refreshed in the ladies room and then sat down for a drink at the Essex House hotel bar. Happy Hour specials abound throughout Miami. So why not take advantage of the price break and great weather. On this bright, hot day, it was nice to relax in a cherished deco hotel in the cool air condition. It appears so did my clients.

A bar full of people with loud music beseiging my eardrums is not my idea of relaxing, so this quiet time (it was only 5pm) with bay windows and view of 10th Street and Collins was just perfect. After ordering a Cosmo, I sat with my clients for some great conversation. Don't you love it when you're at a venue and meet the most interesting people. I learn I shared a lot with my clients--a love for cats and passion for reading and the desire to visit Chicago and Oak Park to witness the houses of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Happy Hour Special for drinks includes half price on beer (reduced to $3.25) and well liquors ($4.25 for one shot) and is offered both weekdays and weekends from 5pm-8pm.Appetizers are a delectable $5.00 on weekdays.

Vanessa, the bartender

So take a break from the routine and head down to South Beach to unwind and relax with these great specials. Where else can you soak in Deco architecture and history, sip a signature cocktail, and watch the most eclectic group of people on earth? Only in Miami Beach!

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