May 24, 2017
By Carla Torres | November 12, 2016 | Food & Drink
At drinking den Baby Jane, shaken and stirred libations are heating up Brickell's nightlife.
Baby Jane’s intimate 40-seat interior is overflowing with quirky, thought-out details, from a tile bar and full-ceiling mural by renowned artist Juan Rojas to a ’50s refrigerator door to the neon-red i’m not your baby sign that has ignited its own hashtag on Instagram.
Sidebar and Ariete owner Jason Odio got his start in Miami’s nocturnal life as a sophomore in high school, when he threw his first all-ages summer jam at Living Room in downtown for club veteran Roman Jones. A decade and a half and a restaurant and bar later, Odio has reunited with his longtime mentor (and the operating brain behind Opium Group’s myriad of clubs) to bring cocktail house and eatery Baby Jane to life.
“The fact that he showed me everything and we’re still close was an opportunity for us to come back together,” Odio says. Baby Jane is an expression of what Odio prefers at this point in his life, he says: remastered craft cocktails like the tongue-in-cheek Jane & Juice (gin, cucumber bitters, lime juice, St. Germain, and egg white); a hard-to-beat selection of old-school music ranging from hip-hop to rock to disco (come on a Tuesday for bring-your-own-vinyl night); attentive service that might include your barkeep writing you a poem to pair with your drink; and an unpretentious cool-kids crowd and vibe that will keep you out till 3 am on a weeknight or 5 am on the weekend.
Evade a much-guaranteed hangover by taking Baby Jane up on everything she has to offer, including new-world American bar bites (think pork belly and plantain doused in caramel) from chef Michael Beltran and sweets like guava and cream cheese Pegasus pie courtesy of Dallas Wynne. Nobody puts Baby Jane in the corner. 500 Brickell Ave., Miami, 786-803-8004