Better Days, an independent boutique bar brand launched in August 2014 as the single vision of its creator, Challo Schott. The thoughtfully designed space took inspiration from retail brands and the 1970's American culture to create a vintage & thrift shop within its storefront spaces and an incognito bar within. Better Days has a unique take on bar design using simple yet experiential elements, giving the space a subtle, humble & human expression.
Brickell’s original neighborhood bar takes a fresh look at craft cocktails & beers within an American kitsch paradise and packages it alongside our eclectic throwback sensibilities and back-to-basics bar model. Better Days is a local’s spot built upon a classic foundation of guest service and exceeding expectations; we promise fine drinks at fair prices.
Originally the bar was open for 30 days with two timeline extensions prior to announcing their full time lease on the space in the 500 Brickell building after a very challenging, but successful first 90 days in business. Better Days opened as an intentional eye sore alongside the posh, polished, and plastic-ness of the neighborhood.
The staged storefront - as Schott called it was a 'cool qualifier' to ensure that people understood they were somewhere unique and should expect a different experience.