Freehand Hostel

  • Why Locals Love Freehand’s 27 Restaurant

    Ocean Drive

    Why Locals Love Freehand’s 27 Restaurant

    Artisanal food and cocktails have made 27, at the city’s premium Freehand Miami, a hit. ...

  • The Broken Shaker Is a Bar Straight Out of Miami

    Chicago Magazine

    The Broken Shaker Is a Bar Straight Out of Miami

    The Broken Shaker (Freehand Hotel, 19 E. Ohio St., River North, 312-940-3699) has that kind of worldly, mysterious vibe you like to see in a hotel bar in the middle...

  • The Eater Chicago Heatmap: Where to Drink Now, June 2015

    Eater

    The Eater Chicago Heatmap: Where to Drink Now, June 2015

    Miami’s James Beard-nominated hotspot brings versions of its delicious culinary-focused cocktail program to a cozy clubhouse-feeling room in the back of the new Freehand hostel, where the Tokyo Hotel stood...

  • Go Inside the Freehand, Chicago’s New Hotel/Hostel

    Chicago Magazine

    Go Inside the Freehand, Chicago’s New Hotel/Hostel

    We though your hostel-crashing days were long over, until we laid eyes on Chicago’s newest accommodation, the 217-room Freehand Chicago, opened earlier this month in River North’s former Tokyo Hotel...

  • The Rise of the Boutique Hostel in the U.S.

    Condé Nast Traveler

    The Rise of the Boutique Hostel in the U.S.

    Earlier this month, Chicago welcomed The Freehand, a new “hotel-hostel” in the River North neighborhood. The 217 rooms are a mix of shared and private, including two penthouse suites, giving...

  • 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...

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