MIAMI (Nov. 11, 2016)— Menin Hospitality continues to expand their 16th street presence with the opening of Ricky’s, an entertainment playground concept just steps from Alton Road & Lincoln Road at 1222 16th Street. This old-school mecca evokes nostalgia with its carnival-inspired menu, galvanized steel & distressed leather décor, arcade game favorites and a wide selection of beer and craft cocktails.
The Ricky’s menu is the product of Culinary Director Chef Bernie Matz’s imagination, showcasing American fare-ground favorites with a modern-day twist. The food frenzy menu allows guests to delight in the noise and neon while enjoying bites & snacks that range from sliders, salads, sandwiches, loaded fries to carnival sweets. Over-the-top dishes include Lil’ Smoked Corn Dogs, Nashville Hot Popcorn Chicken & Waffles, Waffle Mac n’ Cheese, Lamb Burger Smash Sliders, the signature Sloppy Pig Burger and decadent Fried Apple Pie Rings, among others. Proving dedication to quality and authenticity, Ricky’s meats are smoked in house, producing an untouchable experience.
“Our continued growth on 16th street, allows patrons to have a variety of unique destinations to experience at each venue-- whether it’s during the day or late at night. I can’t wait for locals to experience Ricky’s food and drink menu, nightly programming and over the top atmosphere that they won’t find anywhere else on South Beach,” said Keith Menin, Managing Principal of Menin Hospitality.
Setting itself apart from other bar and nightlife experiences, Ricky’s beverage program offers table-tap beer bongs, more than 150 whiskey varieties and an all-inclusive craft cocktail menu. Catering to groups, tableside barrels will allow guests to create their own punch, featuring a spirit of their choice, greens, fruits, and spice as part of a “choose your own mash drink” experience. The venue is also home to more traditional arcade games including Air Hockey, The Terminator and Basketball Shootout.
Ricky’s is mixing it up every night of the week with nightly programming to cater to a variety of audiences. Live bands, sporting event watch parties and karaoke nights are accompanied by food and drink specials that go hand in hand with the respective night’s theme. Peace, Love & Music Fridays cast chill vibes with live Reggaeton sounds, Game Day Saturdays and Sundays showcase all NFL and NCAA games for sports fanatics, and Ricky Bobby Sundays bring country music to Miami Beach.
Ricky’s is open Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 a.m.
About Menin Hospitality
Headquartered in Miami, Florida since 2005, Menin Hospitality’s eclectic collection spans throughout South Florida and Chicago including upscale lodging, lifestyle restaurants and nightlife venues as well as a division dedicated to independent projects focusing on art, culture and design. Menin Hospitality currently operates hotels Mondrian South Beach, Bentley South Beach, Gale South Beach, Kaskades South Beach, Sanctuary South Beach, and Raffaello Chicago; nightlife venues Drumbar Chicago and Radio Bar South Beach; and restaurants Pizza Bar and Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, and Halves & Wholes. Openings in 2016 include Bakehouse Brasserie in South of Fifth with further plans to expand within the U.S. and internationally in the future. For more information on Menin Hospitality, please call 305.704.3615 or visit meninhospitality.com.