Freehand Hostel

  • Room at the Bar

    Travel + Leisure

    Room at the Bar

    The concept of making the bar the backbone of a hotel was pioneered by Miami’s Freehand Hostel, where the Broken Shaker quickly became the city’s hottest hangout when it opened,...

  • Boutique Bohemian: High-End Hostels Come to America

    The Wall Street Journal

    Boutique Bohemian: High-End Hostels Come to America

    Some investors are betting the next big market in hospitality will be the scruffy, cost-conscious backpacking crowd. ...

  • Miami-Imported Freehand Hotel and Cocktail Bar Broken Shaker Soft Opens in River North

    Eater

    Miami-Imported Freehand Hotel and Cocktail Bar Broken Shaker Soft Opens in River North

    Take a photo tour and read the menus for the “hipster hostel” and second location of the James Beard-nominated cocktail bar on Ohio Street. ...

  • Chicago’s New Freehand Hotel & Hostel Officially Opens June 1

    Curbed

    Chicago’s New Freehand Hotel & Hostel Officially Opens June 1

    As summer approaches, a whole slew of new hotels are gearing up for Chicago’s big tourism and convention season. And while many of the latest entires to Chicago’s burgeoning hotel...

  • A New Kind of Hybrid Hotel and Hostel: Freehand Chicago

    Cool Hunting

    A New Kind of Hybrid Hotel and Hostel: Freehand Chicago

    The Freehand Miami made waves when it first opened in 2012. The laid-back boutique hostel stuck out in the South Beach hotel scene, saturated with extravagant but oftentimes uniform options. ...

  • A Laid-Back Alternative to Miami Hot Spots

    T Magazine

    A Laid-Back Alternative to Miami Hot Spots

    The team behind the bohemian Freehand hostel and its tree- lined Broken Shaker courtyard bar have taken over a neighbor- ing property, converting a Miami Beach house into 27 restaurant. ...

  • City Guide: Miami

    Saveur

    City Guide: Miami

    Miami’s forward momentum is astonishing. The rate at which change occurs is faster than the speed of Maserati coupes racing across the MacArthur Causeway, a picturesque highway that connects Miami proper to...

  • Bar Tripping: Broken Shaker Miami Beach, FL

    Punch

    Bar Tripping: Broken Shaker Miami Beach, FL

    Miami Beach isn’t known for hideaway watering holes or avant-garde cocktails. Instead, it’s a land of pitcher Mo- jitos, mid-afternoon dance parties and velvet-roped club queues. ...

  • Ten Best Brunches in Miami Beach

    Miami New Times

    Ten Best Brunches in Miami Beach

    Brunch might be fairly new at 27, but Bar Lab boys Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta have been plotting its arrival for a long time. ...

  • 27 Restaurant Brunch: Smoked Fish Croquetas, Cinnamon Rolls, and Green Bloodys

    Miami New Times

    27 Restaurant Brunch: Smoked Fish Croquetas, Cinnamon Rolls, and Green Bloodys

    The Broken Shaker’s Bar Lab Boys, Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta, like to change things up. A constantly rotating monthly menu of libations synchronzed with the seasons is usually the...

  • The Hottest Restaurants in Miami Right Now, December 2014

    Eater

    The Hottest Restaurants in Miami Right Now, December 2014

    More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restau- rant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot,...

  • Sneak Peek at The Freehand Chicago, Opening This Spring

    Hotel Chatter

    Sneak Peek at The Freehand Chicago, Opening This Spring

    The Virgin Chicago won’t be the new, hip hotel in Chicago for very long after it opens in January. A little over a year ago, we were stoked to find...

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