With heavy hearts, the bar industry shared in the loss of Sweet Liberty’s founding father, John Lermayer, who passed away too soon, just last year.

John was the force and spirit behind Sweet Liberty and an example of selfless and charitable action. A dedicated father, award-winning bartender, mentor, friend and die-hard New York Rangers fan, John was best known for his animated personality, enticing cocktails, his love for people, travel and his son, Radek. It was John’s tireless work ethic and spirited personality that helped him create Sweet Liberty, a space that his neighbors and friends from all over the world can call home and a place to pursue happiness.

Sweet Liberty cocktails overhead view

Sweet Liberty Cocktails

Photo by Ellie Groden

In honor of John, Sweet Liberty is saluting his name by inviting everyone to the bar on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21 as they celebrate the life of John Lermayer and the proclamation declared by the city of Miami Beach. Starting June 20, come party with friends, family and pop-ups at the bar all night long. Beginning at 7 pm, Sweet Liberty will play host to a rotation of internationally beloved food and beverage hotspot pop-ups that are flying down their top bartenders to take over Sweet Liberty’s bar for the evening. They are welcoming beloved bars Café la Trova (Miami), Basik (NYC), Katana Kitten (NYC), Ghost Donkey (NYC), Spare Room (Los Angeles), Occidental (Denver), and special guest DJ who was also a long time and dear friend of John, Chris Bostick. Then on Friday, June 21, the celebration continues with live performances by Brendan O’ Hara and The Swayzees, followed by late night tunes with Reid Waters. Come pay tribute to John Lermayer’s life and legacy with Sweet Liberty this weekend!

celebrate John Lermayer day flyer

Celebrate John Lermayer Day