There’s a new spot on Collins Avenue that is making South Beach a little cooler, Drinkhouse Fire & Ice. Drinkhouse Fire & Ice is Miami’s first and only Ice Vodka bar and Experimental Cocktail Fire Lounge offering an unparalleled and exhilarating social experience. The 4,200-square-foot venue immerses guests in a sensory-stimulating journey complete with innovative cocktails, riveting custom art displays, 100,000 pounds of ice, glistening ice sculptures by award-winning master ice sculptor David Berman, and captivating original pieces by world-renowned photographer Peter Lik.
Established local entrepreneurs and humanitarians Sally Drinkhouse and Nicole Pritchett dreamed up what is poised to be the iciest haute spot in Miami. “We’ve carefully designed each element of the Drinkhouse Fire & Ice experience—from the rare crystals to the contrasting hot and cold environments to the molecular cocktails—to develop a total enthralling experience,” Drinkhouse says, “we believe locals and tourists alike will enjoy exploring this exceptional gathering of spirits.” Adds Pritchett, “Drinkhouse Fire & Ice is going to be a wholly stimulating experience as guests flow from the stunning Ice Bar to the sultry Fire Lounge. We want people to feel energized and alive.”
No need to come all bundled up to this 23 degree Vodka bar, Drinkhouse adorns all guests with stylish faux fur coats, gloves, and lined slippers upon arrival. Once inside the winter wonderland, guests will enjoy nightly music and artistic entertainment, including dancer and EDM sensation Lady Casa, who attracts audiences with her positive vibe and wildly colorful style. Throughout the year, Drinkhouse Fire & Ice will recruit the hottest talent in live music and host an impressive roster of locally and internationally known DJs. Visits to the Ice Vodka Bar are limited to 45 minutes per session for comfort and safety purposes.
A unique beverage program will feature elaborately presented handcrafted cocktails and molecular creations specially prepared by an innovative team of globally trained mixologists, helmed by up-and-coming local mixologist/cocktail scientist Chandelle Yarmey. After the Vodka Ice Bar, guests can defrost in the Fire Lounge. The red-hot cocktail lounge is the perfect spot to warm up after the ice lounge with a handcrafted cocktail. The Fire Lounge showcases made-from-scratch cocktails, which feature locally-sourced ingredients and inventive combinations. Enveloped in warm colors with mirrored brass elements and original photography by the acclaimed Peter Lik – including the dazzling “Eternal Flame” piece – the interior is balanced by a collection of rare and precious crystals from around the world and furnished with tables made of selenite, a translucent crystal that removes negativity and encourages mental clarity.Driven by the charitable nature and backgrounds of Drinkhouse and Pritchett, Drinkhouse Fire & Ice will benefit a new local charity every month by donating a portion of the profits to the organization and immortalizing them through a customized ice sculpture. “At the end of the day, we have a vision to create an establishment in Miami that evokes an elite and distinctive social environment but, most importantly, gives back to that community,” Drinkhouse says.
Drinkhouse Fire & Ice is located at 1672 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Reservations are encouraged for the Ice Bar. For more information, visit www.sobefireice.com or call 305-534-2423.