The Tipsy Flamingo is here to elevate your spending habits.
The new bar of Last Call Hospitality Group – responsible for Redbar Beverage Company to Brickell and Sweet Caroline Karaoke Bar – marries high-end cocktail culture with a Miami vibe. Yes. That means a lot of neon and a lot of hot pink, maybe more than your eyes have seen in quite a while.
“Basically, we’ve taken the best features of Miami, from tropical vibes and colors to sounds and mixed them together to create a unique and intimate place,” co-owner Juan Marcos Rancano said in a press release.
This means that the 1,300 square foot place is all about (fake) foliage, palm leaf wallpaper, and – as we mentioned earlier – neon (including a sign that proclaims “No. Flocks Given ”). Did we mention that hot pink is a major theme?
A relaxed happy hour starts at 5 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m., with $ 5 beer and wine, $ 7 drinks, and $ 9 Flamingo Punch (note: we’re not sure exactly what’s in it, so order wisely). As the night wears on, the Tipsy Flamingo takes on a more upscale living room feel, with local DJs playing a mix of hip hop, funk, disco, and reggaeton.
On Tuesday, women drink free from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., while comedians try their jokes on Sunday evenings.
Created by Marco Balza, the cocktail menu also pays homage to the Magic City. The bar’s version of the classic Cuba Libre is called the Downtown Mentirita.
Specialty cocktails include Miccosukee Slammer (Volcan Blanco Tequila, lime juice, apricot syrup, egg whites, Tajin and Peychaud bitters) and River of Grass (Mezcal Pierde Almas, lime juice, celery bitters, mint and coconut water). My English is not very nice – with Canaima gin, guava marmalade, lime juice, orange bitters, cream cheese mousse and Galleta Maria crumbs – would taste like it of a pastelito de guayaba. We haven’t tasted it yet, but you can be sure we’ll investigate further.
Or: 40 NE First Ave., Miami
Hours: 5 pm-3am from Tuesday to Sunday; tipyflamingomiami.com