Progressive food and cocktails, an ostentatious interior and an undeniable buzz around Miami Beach make Drunken Dragon one spot you need to check out during your visit. Here are five reasons to stop by.
A restaurant-bar hybrid, Drunken Dragon has quickly risen up the ranks as one of the chicest nighttime hangouts in Miami Beach. It serves eight different kinds of sake, along with draught beer, wine, champagne and contemporary cocktails.—the cogoyo is a can’t fail with Bacardi Gold, pineapple, orange, chipotle liqueur and absinthe.
Playing off the strip mall locations of so many Korean BBQ joints around the country, the Drunken Dragon sits inside an unassuming box on Alton Road. The sign outside reads “MARKET” in simple red neon, leaving casual pedestrians and tourists completely unaware of the spectacle inside.
The still new Drunken Dragon is an absolute marvel inside. At the entrance, the hostess stands behind a dim sum cart and in front of a dark, modern array of Japanese bondage posters and the restaurant’s massive communal table, a 300-pound slab of Douglas fir that hangs from the ceiling. It’s quite a scene to say the least.
This DIY Korean BBQ Joint has several new takes on the fun and interactive eating style. For the BBQ, Drunken Dragon grills up short rib, beef tongue and octopus in the traditional manner, , but then in real Miami fashion, they do a Banh Mi Cuban Pressed with pork, pate, pickles, sriracha, and herbs.
On the channel side of the island on Alton Road, the Drunken Dragon is a refreshing step away from the crowds and hoopla of South Beach. Don’t get us wrong, we love being in the thick of Ocean Drive, but sometimes a change of scenery is nice.
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