Haute Secrets: Zack Bush Shares His Favorite Places in Miami

Zack Bush

Zack Bush is the owner of the legendary Calle Ocho Miami nightlife destination, Ball & Chain. The Little Havana bar and lounge is one of the most authentically Cuban destinations in Miami and draws in a huge crowd of locals and tourists alike, eager to get a taste of the epic experience of live music, dancing, great food and drinks. Although much of his time is spent at his own haute destination, here, the entrepreneur shares his other favorite places in Miami:  

Where were you born:  Miami, Florida (specifically, South Miami Hospital)

How long in Miami:  40 years

Neighborhood:  Coconut Grove

Occupation:  Co-Owner Ball & Chain, Co Owner of Mad Room Hospitality,  Entrepreneur, Children’s Book Author and connector of people and ideas

Favorite Restaurant:  Komodo

Best Sushi:  Nobu

Best Italian: My wife, Gina LaBianca Bush 

Best dessert:  Azucar Ice Cream

Best place for a romantic date:  Ball & Chain on a weekday listening to great jazz

Best Sunday brunch: The Biltmore

Best place for a power business meeting: Lung Yai Tapas

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? EAST, Miami Hotel

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: John Varvatos

Best Spa: Mandarin Oriental Miami

Favorite Charity Event: Any and all events for Guitars Over Guns Organization (GOGO)

Favorite Cultural Event: Viernes Culturales 

Best Steakhouse: Prime 112

Best Pizza: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

Best Lunch:  A working one so I can get home to family sooner!

Best Museum/Exhibit: Miami Children’s Museum with my family

Describe your city in three words: The Magic City

All-around favorite spot in Miami:  Little Havana

Best Aspect of Miami:  The people, of course