FDR Speakeasy Bar at Delano (Review)

by Libation Staff | Last Updated: December 7, 2021

At the hotel Delano in South Beach in Florida, there is an exciting nightclub named FDR, after the big man himself, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The hotel is made in the ever-popular Art Deco décor, designed by the world-famous architect Philippe Starck.

The Delano hotel has made South Beach the place to be in the 1990s, a reputation it has still kept until now. However, one of the proper attractions of the hotel is the FDR bar. The bar is underground, which adds an air of exclusivity. The bar attracts trendy crowds, and many world-renowned DJs have worked here, along with mainstream artists and up-and-coming stars.

The bar is separated into two rooms with intimate, moody lighting and exquisite decorations. The large bar is adorned with every imaginable top-shelf bottle of liquor, and the cocktail menu is impressive and quite long. You can enjoy a Presidential – Grey Goose Cherry Noir Vodka, Red Bull, fresh lime, and mint. Another suggestion that is a must-try in the FDR bar is the Lucy – Belvedere vodka, St. Germain liqueur, Chambord, lemon juice, and prosecco.

If you are not a fan of the nightclub scene, you can also visit the Rose Bar, located on the main floor of the Delano hotel. The Rose Bar is for a more quiet time, with an intimate atmosphere and discreet service. The cocktails served here can be enjoyed in the Lobby Lounge and the outdoor terrace. 

If you are in the mood to snack, then you can also order food from Bianca, the hotel Delano’s signature restaurant next door. However, we need to note that the prices are a bit steep, which is understandable considering the exclusivity of this establishment.