Taubman Realty Group and Live! Hospitality & Entertainment, a division of The Cordish Companies, are excited to announce the summer 2023 debut of VIVO! DOLPHIN MALL. With a name literally meaning “lively,” Vivo! will be just that with 62,000-square-feet of dining and entertainment space including an expansive 30,000-square-foot al fresco plaza. Vivo! will be the ultimate destination for premium entertainment, great food and drink, and first-class hospitality in Miami. Conveniently located five miles west of Miami International Airport where Dolphin Expressway and the Florida Turnpike intersect, Vivo! will be an all-encompassing central hub for lunch, brunch, dinner, nightlife, concerts, date night, or a laidback hangout with friends and family.
“It’s been incredible working with Taubman Realty Group to bring this world-class dining and entertainment experience to life at Dolphin Mall,” stated Scott Steenrod, chief operating officer of Live! Hospitality & Entertainment. “For over two decades, our Live! brand has dramatically changed the entertainment experience all around the country. Vivo! Dolphin Mall will bring even more energy and excitement to an already bustling destination, including best-in-class food and drink, premier live music and entertainment, and first-class hospitality that our Live! brand is known for nationwide. We can’t wait to debut Vivo! this summer including bringing Sports & Social and PBR Cowboy Bar to Florida for the first time, and welcoming Sergio’s authentic Cuban cuisine to the District.”
“Our multi-center partnership with Live! Hospitality & Entertainment comes to life for the first time with Vivo! Dolphin Mall,” said William Taubman, president and chief operating officer of Taubman Realty Group. “We are dedicated to engaging our customers with the absolute best in entertainment and experiences and this project will provide unparalleled enjoyment within this competitive market.”
Encompassing multiple food and beverage concepts, Vivo! Dolphin Mall features three signature areas including its energetic center, SPORTS & SOCIAL. Found in other markets at similar entertainment/lifestyle districts, professional sports stadiums, and world-class casino resorts, Sports & Social is a carefully curated dining, entertainment, sports viewing, and social concept by Live! Hospitality & Entertainment. The space will feature three bars, live music and entertainment throughout the week, nostalgic arcade games, and an unrivaled sports-watch atmosphere – the next best game watching experience outside of a stadium or arena. Outfitted with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology, the sports bar will offer an impressive 50-foot LED screen that allows for simultaneous viewing of multiple games and sporting events. Game days will feature an electric environment with elements such as emcees and DJs, live fan-cams, competitions and games, and industry-leading sound and light effects.
The 17,000-square-foot domain will offer an elevated menu conceived by James Beard Award Nominee, Chef John Suley, from its made-from-scratch kitchen. Guests will be able to enjoy a full menu for lunch and dinner as well as an indulgent brunch experience on the weekends. Menu favorites include Crispy Kataifi Wrapped Shrimp, Cacio e Pepe Arancini, the Southwest Bowl, Truffle Mushroom Flatbread, Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich and Beef Barbacoa Tacos. For brunch don’t miss out on avocado toast, savory breakfast skillets, and Chicken & Bliss. The bar’s beverage program will include creative craft cocktails, specialty drinks, and an extensive line-up of local and national brews on tap.
Anchoring the Vivo! Dolphin Mall complex will be PBR COWBOY BAR. The result of a partnership with PBR (Professional Bull Riders), the world’s leading bull riding organization, PBR Cowboy Bar will live up to its legendary name, bringing an authentic Country Western spirit married with big-time entertainment and nightlife to Vivo!. The 10,000-square-foot venue will offer high-energy music, two expansive bars, private VIP tables with bottle service, world-class sound and lighting, and a mechanical bull.
The soul of PBR Cowboy Bar comes alive through its great entertainment, the best in country music, and its rich traditions, including Freedom Friday, a night of appreciation once a month for all military personnel, veterans, first responders and public service members. As the 13th PBR Cowboy Bar in the country and the first in Florida, guests can expect big-name country music entertainment as other venues have welcomed natural stars including Luke Bryan, Old Dominion, and Justin Moore. PBR will be the hottest new spot for great music, vibes, and dancing in Miami’s buzzy late-night party scene.
“PBR Cowboy Bar is a thriving concept and important part of our sport’s expansion off the dirt through an expanding partnership with The Cordish Companies,” said Sean Gleason, Commissioner and CEO, PBR. “As Western culture and our sport surge in popularity, Vivo! Dolphin Mall is an ideal place for the 13th good-time cowboy bar. We can’t wait to welcome South Floridians and visitors alike to come in and ‘Be Cowboy.’”
Sports & Social and PBR Cowboy Bar will both open onto a sprawling Vivo! Plaza that will create a free-flowing community gathering space for live music, sports watch parties, family-friendly events, cultural celebrations, food, and beverage festivals, and more. The highlight of Vivo! Plaza will be its stage complete with a state-of-the-art 24’ LED screen for sports viewing and live musical performances. With room to host up to 2,000 people for concerts, the Vivo! Plaza will showcase a wide range of live music that celebrates local, regional and national touring artists. Guests can also expect to enjoy beverages from the plaza’s Blue Moon Garden Bar and a Miller Lite Bar, as well as various lawn games, covered picnic tables, and plenty of lounge seating.
The casual “backyard” space will include a container food and beverage area for guests to eat and enjoy bites from SERGIO’S CUBAN AMERICAN KITCHEN and refreshing drinks from CRUSH BAR, including Maryland’s signature Orange Crush drink, which is landing in South Florida for the very first time. The iconic beverage takes fresh squeezed juice and your choice of spirit and serves it up over crushed ice.
Creating authentic dishes using family recipes to fuse Cuban and American cuisines since 1975, Sergio’s Cuban American Kitchen’s cooking is based on the philosophy of simple, fresh and homemade. With 14 locations across South Florida, the beloved restaurant features items such as Pan Con Lechon made with grilled pork, onions, mojo sauce and Cuban bread; Croqueta Preparada made with ham, pork, two croquetas, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard and Cuban bread and Frita & Fries made with a chorizo and beef burger, onions, string potatoes, ketchup, order of fries.
“Sergio’s Restaurants is delighted to partner with Vivo! Dolphin Mall to showcase the Cuban and Latin cuisine we’ve grown famous for,” shares Carlos Gazitua, CEO of Sergio’s Cuban American Kitchen.
The Cordish Companies is one of the largest, most respected developer-operators of upscale mixed-use, entertainment and casino resort destinations in the United States. In Florida, Cordish was the original development partner of the Seminole Tribe of Florida for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, two of the most successful casino entertainment resorts in the world. The Cordish Companies is also currently under development on a 223-acre mixed-use resort destination in Pompano Beach, FL in partnership with Caesars Entertainment, as well as additional projects in Miami and Orlando.
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