Miami: DRB Gets Haute Gastronomic Makeover

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What was once a landlocked beer bar in the heart of Downtown Miami, the DRB has since undergone a massive makeover; and with it, earned a new name, a new chef, and a completely revamped, delicious menu of classic French-meets-Asian cuisine. Now helmed by Chef Ryan Martin, previously of Haven Lounge and Juvia, the new 180 Degrees at the DRB is unlike anything that location has ever seen before — and staying true to its motto, “gastronomy redefined,” it brings an authentic gastropub concept to an otherwise overlooked corner of illustrious Downtown Miami.

First taking over the joint in June 2014, Chef Ryan closed the then-DRB until the following September, when it was reopened and introduced to the world as 180 Degrees at the DRB. Open for brunch, lunch, dinner and “happy hour,” today, 180 Degrees has more than 150 craft beers daily; a menu of creative, but simple dishes crafted with inventive techniques like sous-vide, dehydration, smoking and molecular gastronomy; and a 50/50 Burger — a tantalizing combination of Chorizo, Angus beef, queso frito, maduro, fried egg and spicy citrus aioli — that was named the 2015 ‘Best Burger’ by the Best of Awards from Miami New Times. 

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Craving a taste of true gastropub fare? Head to 180 Degrees at the DRB and try Chef Ryan’s classic, impressive dishes like the Snow Crab Spring Roll, Tuna Poke, a menu of Nitrogen-based ice creams, and the raved-about Deep-Fried Twix dessert — they all promise a delicious gastropub experience you’ll want to keep having over and over again.

180 Degrees at the DRB is located at 501 NE 1st Ave.

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