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Meet Mark Meram of 8Street Brickell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mark Meram.

Hi Mark, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I am a Detroit native who has lived in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood since 2014 – after graduating from Michigan State University.

My background is rooted in small business, music/nightlife & real estate investment.

“The idea of 8Street Brickell was born from the concept of what’s missing from Brickell nightlife. My business partner & I came to the conclusion that an upscale neighborhood bar & lounge with an emphasis on excellent guest service, exceptional design detail & a great music program could really help transform Brickell to the next level. We both live in the Brickell neighborhood & wanted to create a venue that we ourselves would want to visit.”

A few of my favorite features about 8Street include the state-of-the-art Void Acoustics Sound system & the floating “golden-sculpture” L.E.D. Ceiling that flows down seamlessly into the back-bar.

“A great vibe makes any environment better & at the end of the day people tend to gravitate to the venue that provides the best music, service & design.”

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Being an entrepreneur, the road is never smooth – facing obstacles & challenges occurs every day.

Overcoming those obstacles with your team is what makes you grow, become better & build something worthwhile.

One of the biggest challenges – by far – was opening in December of 2020 during a global pandemic – facing constant shutdowns/delays throughout our journey – not knowing if we would ever even open after years of hard work.

We were fortunate enough to find the perfect family that stuck w/ us & our vision years before the pandemic even started.

Thank you Cristian Munarriz, Tiffany Backes, Stuart Byers, Evelyn Reuscher, Venetta Smith & Jesse Alarcon without your dedication, hard work & sacrifice 8Street would not be the success it is today.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about 8Street Brickell?
8STREET is an upscale neighborhood lounge bar in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood.

Specializing in hand-crafted cocktails, a carefully curated music program & impeccable service driven by our amazing team.

At 8Street, we honor what was, what is & what will be.

You can’t be everything to everyone, but you can be everything to someone.

Locals welcome, tourists will find us.

Subtle chic in a modern uptake of the classic speak easy.


WE BELIEVE… people like to be treated nicely & with respect.

We believe… quality of service is paramount.

We believe… music makes the moment.


So maybe we end on discussing what matters most to you and why?
What matters most is that our team & customers are in positive spirits.

We believe that positivity is contagious (just like negativity can be) & when you treat others well, you become better & that’s what matters – it is also what customers will remember after they leave your business & why they will return.


  • Happy Hour M-F 5-8pm $8 Cocktails

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Image Credits
Photos by Luis Antonio. Instagram: thelouiscollection

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