Words by Simon Difford on 25-Jul-2016
709 NE 79th St, Shorecrest , Miami, Florida, 33138, United States
Tel: +1 305-757-3368
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-2am, Fri-Sat 5pm-4am, Sun 4pm-2am
Door: Open door
Style: Neighborhood bar
Recommended for: Alfresco, Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
The Anderson may look out onto a five lane highway rather than the beach but it does sit opposite Marine Max with luxury boats stacked three high. Despite the lack of nearby ocean, the Anderson even has its own beach shack bar and terrace.
Inside the large space is divided into two rooms - one with a black countered island bar surrounded by black walls, the other side with a leopard skin covered stage housing the baby grand and often a jazz band with red leather booth seating and tartan wallpaper. It's New York kitsch but cool.
The best aspect of The Anderson is its craft cocktails.