Legendary watering hole The Miami is set to reveal the multi-million-dollar makeover that will cement its place as one of the Gold Coast’s top casual dining venues.

Having closed for renovations in June 2019, the historic tavern will unveil the incredible refurbishment with the full venue opening this December. The stylish coastal fit-out will enable guests to choose from a range of Level 2 destinations including a restaurant, café and deck, with wraparound windows providing the perfect vista of neighbouring Miami Hill and the Coolangatta skyline to the south. A short stroll downstairs will see sport fanatics find a completely overhauled sports bar and TAB, with more than 22 fresh cold brews on tap and a huge selection of other beverages. Additional car parking has also been factored in to the renovation, with a selection of rooftop spaces to allow easy access for customers.

The Miami Venue Manager, Meaghan Skinner, said every effort had been made in the redesign to enhance a venue that catered for all walks of life. “The Miami has been a focal point for the local community for decades and we are looking forward to once again welcoming a diverse range of guests through the doors,” she said. “The freshness of our multi-million-dollar fit-out, from the pale hues of the timber to the blues of our beachside colour scheme, will no doubt prove popular with everyone from families, singles and couples to tradies and local workers. The Miami was already famous for its delicious food, cold drinks and great atmosphere but we are ready to take things to the next level.”

The Miami has occupied the same block of land for almost a century, with the visionary EH Berry opening the original Hotel Miami in 1925. Continual upgrades culminated in 1966 with the birth of The Miami Tavern, with leading Australian hospitality group ALH acquiring the venue in 1993. “The Miami is part of the fabric of the Gold Coast, having hosted everything from beauty contests and international bands to countless local sporting clubs’ celebrations,” Ms Skinner said. “With such a rich history, it’s little wonder the local community rallied to save the venue in 2005 when council initially approved plans to replace it with a high-rise development.”

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