With Miami becoming a hub for cryptocurrency companies, the area is also attracting digital currency conferences, with April featuring Miami NFT Week from April 1 to April 3 and Bitcoin Conference 2022 from April 6 to April 9. As the area ushers in a new way to purchase products and invest, some Miami restaurants and hotels have started accepting digital currency as a valid form of payment. So we’ve created a guide on where crypto enthusiasts can dine and pay with cryptocurrency:
Chotto Matte on Miami Beach
The global restaurant Chotto Matte offers flavors and ingredients that tastefully blend Japanese and Peruvian culinary traditions. The restaurant is launching its first-ever NFT in conjunction with NFT Week and Bitcoin Conference on April 5. From April 4 to April 10, Chotto Matte will serve a limited edition, Bitcoin-inspired cocktail, the 10/31, featuring Hakushu 12-year-old Japanese Whisky, Cognac, Umeshu Okinawa black sugar, and bitters and a secret set menu, both only available for purchase in Bitcoin. The theatrical drink will be presented with a flammable dollar garnish and flamed before the guest, then revealing a Bitcoin coin. Chotto Matte’s secret menu, featuring opulent dishes like a Wagyu Sirloin, will only be available to those with “Whales” and “Industry” passes.
Mamey in Coral Gables
Mamey by chef Niven Patel is a chic farm-to-table restaurant serving innovative cuisine with Asian, Caribbean and Polynesian influences. Through the property’s partnership with BitPay, Mamey allows guests to utilize Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Dogecoin and four USD-pegged stablecoins (GUSD, USDC, PAX and BUSD) to pay for dining.
Orno in Coral Gables
Orno is a New American restaurant that offers guests a genuine, farm-to-table experience using locally sourced ingredients from Chef Patel’s farm, Rancho Patel. Specialty cocktails and hand-selected wines compliment chef Patel’s wood-fired culinary creations. Patrons can use cryptocurrency to pay for dining, including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Dogecoin and four USD-pegged stablecoins (GUSD, USDC, PAX and BUSD).
Shelborne South Beach
Shelborne South Beach, an Art Deco gem, is located on the iconic Ocean Drive and boasts an amazing Oasis Garden, David’s Cafe (serving Cuban coffee) and an iconic Art Deco pool deck for a relaxed vibe and traditional South Beach nostalgia. Shelborne is partnering with BitPay to accept cryptocurrency payments on its websites, by email or in person.
THesis Hotel in Coral Gables
THesis Hotel Miami is a modern property offering guests a sun-filled rooftop pool with tropical views and a poolside bar. THesis Hotel was the first hotel in the Miami area and one of the first nationwide to accept cryptocurrency as payment. Through its partnership with BitPay, THesis Hotel Miami allows guests to utilize Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Dogecoin and four USD-pegged stablecoins (GUSD, USDC, PAX and BUSD) to pay for room reservations, dining and event bookings.