Bar Collins: Not Your Average Lobby Bar

Last month, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel completed a $50 million renovation that included fully redesigned guest rooms, a new pool deck, an updated lobby, and several new food and beverage offerings. Among the new additions: Bar Collins, a complete revamp of the hotel’s lobby bar.

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Meet Your Bartender: Will Thompson

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When you’re sitting on the other side of the bar from Will Thompson, you’re getting more than a transaction. More than just a “What are you having?” More than just a “hello” and “goodbye.” You’re getting an experience.

Thompson, a 32-year-old former Air Force medic, has made a name for himself over the years tending bar at some of Miami’s top restaurants and watering holes including Broken Shaker, Ball & Chain and, more recently, The Local Craft Food + Drink. He’s come a long way since getting his feet wet in the industry at P.F. Chang’s after completing his military service. Read more