AmericanAirlines Arena’s New Bacardi Ocho Lounge is a Slam Dunk

Some of Miami’s top culinary and cocktail talent is now on full display at AmericanAirlines Arena’s new Bacardi Ocho Lounge, located on the Bacardi Ocho Suite Level of the arena. Thanks to a multimillion-dollar renovation complete with Wynwood-inspired décor and one-of-a-kind installations from artists like Bikismo, Crash, and Magnus Sodamin, the intimate space offers guests a completely immersive experience that makes them feel part of the action.

For the new space, Levy and VP of Hospitality, Rufino Rengifo, tapped an all-star culinary council along with Executive Chef at AmericanAirlines Arena, Chef Jarod Higgins including Carlos Garcia of Obra Miami, Diego Oka of La Mar, Deme Lomas of Niu Kitchen and Arson, Jose Icardi (Executive Chef of SBE) and Santiago Gomez (Executive Chef/Owner of Tacology and Cantina la Viente). Because of this dynamic group, guests can enjoy bites like Milanese sliders, carnitas tacos, shredded chicken arepas, octopus anticucho, romesco ribs, mini lobster rolls, and so much more.

The drink menu got a serious upgrade as well, courtesy of Bacardi. Highlights on the new menu include the Bacardi Mojito made with Bacardi Superior, Soda, Fresh Lime, Mint Leaves; Bacardi 8 Old Fashioned made classic with Bacardi Reserva Ocho, Angostura Bitters, Sugar, Orange Peel; Patron Paloma with Patron Silver, Pineapple, Passionfruit, Lime, Soda; Bombay Sweet Tea with Bombay Sapphire, Pineapple, Sweet Tea; Bacardi Old Cuban made with Bacardi Reserva Ocho, Angostura Bitters, Mint, Lime, Prosecco; Bacardi Cuatro Smash made with Bacardi Cuatro, St. Germain, Red Grapefruit, Tonic; Jalapeno Heat created with Cazadores Reposado, Lime Juice, Orange Juice, Organic Agave Nectar, Jalapeño; and the Cuatro Highball with Bacardi Anejo Cuatro, Angostura Bitters, Ginger Ale.

Want to check it out for yourself? Bacardi Ocho Lounge is open to all members who renewed their Dewar’s Clubhouse Membership for the 2019-20 season as well as to individuals with suite-level access, as indicated on their tickets. Single-game ticket buyers can upgrade their experience to include Bacardi Ocho Lounge access by contacting Premium Ticket Services.

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