Ask The Expert: Brad Low, Surfcomber Hotel Concierge

The Surfcomber's head concierge talks to Where South Florida about Miami hot spots, hotel info and more.

A thriving poolside bar, day and night parties, events: These are among the draws at the Surfcomber hotel, which is housed in a historic Art Deco building. Where South Florida asked the concierge of the iconic Miami Beach property, Brad Low, for some recommendations that he gives to the property's guests. 

Brad Low
Brad Low, concierge at the Surfcomber (©Carolina Cajiao)

How do you enjoy South Florida on your days off?

I’ll head over to the beach for some paddle boarding and snorkeling, or hang out by the pool.

What's your favorite time of the year in Miami?

Winter—it’s sunny outside but a bit cooler. Miami also hosts many noteworthy events around this time—Art Basel and New Year’s Eve are always great times … the city is full of activities.

Surfcomber pool party
A lively pool party at the Surfcomber (©A Classy Blog)

What is your favorite "live like a local" secret you share with your guest?

When guests are looking for nightlife, I recommend checking out the local spots—Purdy Lounge, Bodega and Rec Room are some of my favorites.

Wynwood Walls
Wander through the colors and emotions painted onto the walls in Wynwood. (©Zagat)

What do you recommend to your guests for the rainy days in sunny South Florida?

Wynwood Walls ... although the art is an outdoor attraction, sunshine is not necessary to enjoy the vibrant installation or check out the galleries, shops and restaurants throughout this trend-setting neighborhood. A Marlins game ... no matter what the weather, the retractable roof shields fans from unexpected rainstorms, while the expansive concessions and classic ballpark tunes keep everyone entertained. PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami) ... a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st century. Lincoln Road Mall ... the mall is within walking distance and offers a variety of shopping, dining and social activities.

Favorite restaurant recommendations on the beach?

The Social Club ... with a sexy décor that encourages socializing and Cuban-inspired regional fare designed to be shared, The Social Club has everything guests need to wind down the day with a handcrafted cocktail or kick off a night on the town in style. Food, drink, people: It all comes together beautifully at The Social Club. Havana 1957 ... with a vintage atmosphere that offers some of the best mojitos on the beach, and affordable, delicious Cuban food with a great ambiance of historic Espanola Way. Nuvo ... specializes in seafood and pasta pairings ... authentic Italian cuisine, casual outdoor dining. The Dutch ... variety of delicious American-inspired dishes made fresh each day—don’t miss out on their great desserts!