Be Transported To Miami At Prahan’s New Openair Restaurant, Beyond The Palms

Drink, Eat, Melbourne / 17 March 2020

It’s Miami Vice on a whole other level.

Summer might be officially over, but the good vibes are here to stay with Prahan’s newest colourful addition. Tucked behind the infamous Chapel Street lies Beyond The Palms – an openair bar and restaurant where Miami Vice meets the south-side. Beyond the Palms will have you believing you’re in a Miami Tropicana paradise from the moment you enter. Piña Colada’s anyone?

From the same team that brought us an Aussie themed cocktail bar, Galah, Beyond The Palms will have you thinking you’ve travelled back to 80s Miami. Electrical orange bounce off the walls, with large neon signs in pink, blue and yellow. A giant palm tree towers over the restaurant with flaming orange booths and flamingo sculptures as far as the eye can see. As far as colour go, Beyond The Palms have pulled it off by balancing the brighter hues with dark wood decking and timber furniture.

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The tropical theme flows through to the drinks with Galah’s head bartendar, Gee Shanmugam, putting together a playful cocktail menu. Sip on jalapeno-infused margaritas, watermelon caipirinhas, and mojito and sangria served by the jug. Let’s not forget about the iconic piña colada’s, your choice of tequila, vodka or white rum with whipped pineapple and cracked pepper. You can also expect a selection of brews on tap and an extensive list of wines.

Galah’s head chef, Rory Greenwood, focuses heavily on Cuban and Mexican flavours for the food menu. Dig into loaded fries with queso fresco and spiced beans, charred corn with black garlic sauce and fried green chillies with toasted pepitas, jack cheese and crushed tostadas. For a more substantial meal, you can’t look past their signature burgers, all served with hot fries and brioche bun. The Cubanos Burger is a favourite, loaded with pulled pork hock, spicy pickles, cheese and a drizzle of truffle mustard. Or perhaps the Cajun Chicken Burger is more up your alley, with cajun spiced fried chicken, avocado salsa, BBQ sauce and coriander to finish. There’s also plenty for vegetarians to love, with half the taco menu being vegetarian friendly and plenty of sides to go around. If you’re heading to Beyond The Palms with friends, there’s plenty of hefty sharing plates to go around, perfect for feeding an entire group.

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Beyond The Palms is 100% dog friendly, meaning you can bring your furry best friend along. Catch DJs on Saturday nights, with live music and winter setups coming soon. There will also be a brunch menu to be released later in the year.

For more information on the bar, you can visit their website here. 

P.S: St Kilda’s Prince Public Bar have reopened after massive renovations