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Wynwood’s Newest Hotspot for Cocktails! Bar Lab Opens Higher Ground Lounge at Arlo

Broken Shaker's Bar Lab Hospitality Opens Higher Ground Cocktail Lounge at Arlo Wynwood
Photos Credit: Higher Ground at Arlo Wynwood

Celebrated Team Behind Broken Shaker Unveils New Urban Retreat & Cocktail Lounge

Higher Ground, the newest addition to Bar Lab Hospitality’s portfolio of renowned cocktail and culinary concepts, opened its doors at the new Arlo Wynwood hotel just in time for Miami Art Week/Art Basel 2022. A not-so-soft opening, it turned out, as word quickly spread of Bar Lab’s new digs in the Wynwood Arts District and Higher Ground became standing-room-only for art lovers, artists, gallerists, partiers, and cocktail crawlers. The indoor-outdoor jungle oasis encompasses the third floor of the newly-opened hotel at 2217 NW Miami Court.

Broken Shaker's Bar Lab Hospitality Opens Higher Ground Cocktail Lounge at Arlo Wynwood

Higher Ground’s cocktail program takes center stage and is helmed by Christine Wiseman, Bar Lab’s Global Beverage Director. A veteran in the hospitality industry for over two decades. Cocktails are all meticulously crafted, shot through with herbal elixirs, exotic infusions, and freshly pressed juices.

Under the direction of award-winning Chef Brad Kilgore, the food at Higher Ground is meant to complement the cocktails with a rotating selection of raw bars and small plates. Dishes might include Local Crudo, based on what’s fresh that day, with aji pepper cremose, local radishes, and shaved fennel; Shrimp Cocktail with a Belizean cocktail sauce; Beef Tartare, dressed with umami oil and ancho chili and served in chilled lettuce cups; along with Oysters prepared in a variety of ways.

Broken Shaker's Bar Lab Hospitality Opens Higher Ground Cocktail Lounge at Arlo Wynwood
Photos Credit: Higher Ground at Arlo Wynwood

Higher Ground is an adult playground with various programming and special events. “We have so many unique activations planned with an incredible roster of talent,” says Bar Lab Managing Partner Seth Alexander. “Whether it’s an immersive art experience, a cultural celebration, an Italian disco night, or a live performance from an internationally-acclaimed DJ, there is always something happening at Higher Ground.”

Higher Ground is located on the third floor of Arlo Wynwood at 2217 NW Miami Court and is open Thursday – Sunday, 5 PM – 11 PM. Valet and metered street parking are available. For additional information, visit www.highergroundwynwood.com.

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