The old glass brick window entrance at Tony Nik’s feels more like the setting of a noir film set in old Miami than a bar in the middle of North Beach. It’s a good place to pop into when you want to escape the light of day and drink a cocktail or a cold beer at one of the button top tables in the back.
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