First, let me start off by saying that I have been hearing about this place for months and now I finally see what all the fuss is about. Upon arriving at Rhythm and Vine, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Its in a very nondescript building but once you walk in you are taken some where else. Rhythm and Vine can only best be described as an eclectic hangout reminiscent of a place you’d typically find in Wynwood. When you walk in there is a very dark, cozy and modern lounge/bar area adorned with unique artwork.
The indoor space then opens up to the outdoor space which is nothing short of amazing! Think hippie-chic backyard picnic. Rhythm and Vine’s outdoor space includes an old Airstream trailer which houses a bar and there is another side bar as well. Then you have an open grassed lawn space complete with picnic tables and lounge areas to complete the most comfortable chill outdoor setting I’ve experienced in a long time.
Now enough about the décor, let’s talk about the drinks.
Rhythm and vine has an amazing cocktail menu. We started of the night with their signature drink called the Coco OG which comes in a branded coconut that you get to keep. The Coco OG is a mix of Rumhaven coconut rum, Milagro Tequila, fresh lime, pineapple, OJ, homemade blackberry syrup and topped with tropical red bull. It pretty much tasted like a beach party in cocktail form.
Next we sampled the Orange Crush which is a combination of Stoli O Vodka, fresh squeezed orange juice and then topped with orange red bull. Most of the time menus’ say fresh squeezed but at rhythm and vine it’s as fresh as it comes as the bartender squeezed it right there for our drink.
Next up on the spring cocktail menu was the Watermelon Vine which is apparently their most popular and I can see why because it was delicious! It was just the right mix of New Amsterdam Vodka, lemongrass, mint, citrus and watermelon. This is the kind of drink you could drink all day just hanging out in the back yard.
With all these tasty cocktails you need some grub to go along with it. Fear not, while Rhythm and Vine does not have a kitchen, they have something better….food trucks. They have a handful of food vendors that pull right up to their awesome outdoor space. The night that we were there featured Smokey C’s BBQ and it was delicious. I had the pulled pork and the brisket plus some mac-n-cheese… because what’s bbq without mac-n-cheese?
We finished off the night with some cocktails from their old school faves menu, the Art Basil which is the perfect combo of sweet and savory and the Dealer’s Choice which the bartender creates which was equally as tasty as the rest of drinks.
Art Basil & Coco OG
PS They have weekly event specials including Happy Hour Thursdays and Fridays, Local Love Wednesdays with an extended happy hour and 50% off for those with a Ft. Lauderdale ID, Ladies night Thursdays with complementary white wine or rose, We Stay Tropical Saturdays with chill house music from live DJ’s and lets not forget Sundays of course they offer bottomless mimosa’s, rose, or bloody Mary’s for $20. And lastly through May 2nd, they have Active Tuesdays where they have weekly pop-up 60 minute workouts in the garden followed by a healthy market place inside.
Megan is a contributor for The South Florida Sage. She is a trained chef, registered dietitian and food photographer. She has a total love affair with food. You can find her on instagram @foodinfocusphoto and online at foodinfocus.photography. All images appearing in this post photographed by Megan Huard.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary tasting at Rhythm & Vine.