Club + Bars

Brickell's first pop-up cocktail bar 'Better Days' opens in an incognito space

Miami’s newest pop-up cocktail bar is in a decidedly “incognito” location. “Better Days,” with its shabby chic/hipster decor, is inside a thrift shop (on Brickell? Si.) in the 500 Brickell building.

Make no mistake, this is no speakeasy. Creator Challo Schott says the secrecy is more of a “deterrent or qualifier for guests who are in-the-know.”

That means you have to be cool, or reading this article, to find Better Days. Once you arrive, you’ll find the dead flamingo logo, vintage furniture and materials in a living room-style setting with a few TVs, pool tables, and a DJ booth/stage for live performances.

Schott, a nightlife guy and Jimmy John’s franchisee in Delray Beach, says guests should expect a “back-to-basics bar model coupled with eclectic throwback sensibilities.”

Better Days, open daily from 5 p.m. – 5 a.m., features a revolving menu of craft cocktails and beers, including two simple “day changers,” the Paloma and the Michelada. Both are popular Mexican refreshments lauded for their thirst-quenching properties. The Paloma is a tequila-based drink with fresh grapefruit juice, lime, and soda water and the Michelada is cerveza spiked with lime juice, spices, peppers, and served in a salt-rimmed pint glass.

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Residents of 500 Brickell will be treated to special pricing.

Happy Hour (Monday – Friday): Half off well drinks, calls, drafts, and wines. 

A weekly industry (service, salon, retail) night is TBA: half off the entire check as well as nightly industry discounts up to 30 percent. 


A representative from Better Days informed that information originally provided by the venue was inaccurate: Challo Schott is the creator and Jeronimo Hirschfeld is the owner.