The Drogerie Opens At The Albion Hotel
Neatly nestled between Collins & Washington, James Avenue is a hidden, local pathway in Miami Beach. On this curious street, just off of Lincoln Road, lies The Albion Hotel, a beautiful, historic Art Deco institution owned by the Rubell family. Upon entering the lobby, a red curtain is draped to the side, only to reveal behind it is a bar, a new hidden gem called The Drogerie.
Albert Trummer, the famous mixologist known for greatly contributing to the speakeasy culture in New York, was set to open a clandestine drinking parlor in Wynwood. Due to the length of processing permits, he could no longer place on hold his vision of opening a bar in Miami. So, he decided to take his talents to South Beach.
The Drogerie, staged as a modern pharmacy, where the bartenders don lab coats and bunsen burners line the bar, offers the freshest fruits, herbs and botanicals from local growers, that when combined, as Albert describes, “creates a beautiful cocktail.”
The perfect little hidden bar also features art from Peter Tunney and Cero, as well as, wood design by Pablo Ricatti. Transporting the Wynwood vibe to South Beach, Trummer explains that he’s brought “Wynwood artists to create the ambience.” He describes, “The Albion Hotel is a historical hotel very into the Arts,” and it was precisely for this reason that he felt bringing his bar to this South Beach staple, would be the best fit. Having known the Rubell family from New York, who have one of the world’s largest private contemporary art collections housed in Wynwood, he was able to bring his mixology vision to fruition. Albert characterizes the artistic ambience at his bar as “a little bit contemporary and a little bit local.”
The Drogerie at The Albion Hotel is open beginning June 3rd, Monday through Saturday from 5pm to 2am, at 1650 James Avenue.