A friend and I were going to do happy hour and one of his favorite HHs is at Edge Steak and Bar in the Four Seasons in Brickell. I used to live a block away, but hadn’t ever been to the restaurant or bar before. Obviously the Four Seasons is a really nice place, so you wouldn’t associate it with an affordable happy hour, but this one has some good deals.
The restaurant is up on the 7th floor of the Four Seasons building and the bar is right as your enter the larger restaurant. There also is an awesome terrace next to the Four Season’s pool that extends the bar and the restaurant outside. Unfortunately when we went there was a torrential downpour going on (kind of normal for summer afternoons in Miami). The terrace is probably one of Edge’s best assets, but the bar and restaurant inside are still really nice. When we got there around 4 PM it was reasonably empty and relaxed. Between 5 and 6 PM was when it got a lot busier, but not overcrowded.
The happy hour is daily from 4-7 PM. Draft beer, well and specialty cocktails, and select wines are 50% off. They also have a 2-for-1 special on their small bites (they’ll charge the more expensive item) and $1 oysters. My friend and I both got a mixed drink. My friend’s Old Fashion was $7 after the discount. They got our drinks mixed up on the bill, but think my vodka soda was $4-$5 after the discount. Definitely not bad for what is truly an upscale bar.
My friend got 12 oysters and we both got our own anticucho and then we shared the truffle fries and tostones with guacamole. The anticucho were beef skewers with potato and is covered in a slightly spicy sauce that I really loved. The truffle fries were thick cut fries and the truffle aioli sauce on the side. It was what you’d expect from good truffle fries. The guacamole that came with the tostones (by themselves pretty standard) was very good. They give you a baskets of kettle chips for free at the bar and this helped us finish off the guacamole that didn’t fit on the tostones. My friend enjoyed his oysters in general, but also how could he not when they were only $1 each. The anticucho at $10 was the most “expensive” item so all our small bites were $20 total under the 2-for-1 special. Overall the food was really good and well-priced to take the edge off afternoon hunger (see what I did there?).
$4-$7 drinks is not bad at all for Brickell and Edge is a nice space in the Four Seasons. I really want to check it out when the weather is nice and you can take advantage of the terrace. It would be a nice place to take people out of town and/or if you want to go someplace a little bit more upscale (but still well-priced) than Mary Brickell Village. I also will certainly be back hopefully soon to check out Edge’s Sunday brunch (my same friend raves about that). The brunch itself is making me day dream (check out the brunch menu here)….
Edge Steak and Bar- 7th floor of the Four Seasons (1435 Brickell Ave Miami, FL)