Slick, yet laid back, the Four Season’s after-hours lounge attracts a young, prosperous, pretty crowd with a house DJ, great drinks, and noshes. Wednesday through Friday live Latin and jazz bands entertain the crowds until 10pm.
Hoy Como Ayer
Enjoy live entertainment– everything from yesterday's boleros (love songs) to today's salsa – while you down cocktails and appetizers.
The first in what is now a jet-setting chain that stretches from Cabo San Lucas to Saint-Tropez sprawls along the oceanfront at the southern end of South Beach's sands. Lounge by day in a private cabana with VIP bottle service or sashay after dark into 0-1 (One Ocean) on the second floor. A seafood restaurant and raw bar provide sustenance to the fashionable, international crowd.
Dance downstairs or retreat to the quieter upstairs lounge when you need to recharge in this big, boom-boom, two-story venue. It even has a sidewalk-café outside. Theme nights, which range from the hugely popular “Planeta Macho” Latin party on Tuesdays to Sunday night karaoke, are all the rage here; check the website ahead of time to determines which theme is scheduled for the night you plan to party. Cover charges apply for the evenings that see the most traffic (Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays).
Skybar at the Shore Club
Miami’s electric nightlife scene gets sensual at South Beach’s glamorous Skybar at The Shore Club. Party-hardy celebrities (the likes of Jessica Simpson, Lindsey Lohan, and Matthew McConaughey) and fashionitas mingle in an intimate labyrinth of lantern-lit tropical gardens, poolside cabanas, and four full-service bars.
The News Lounge
At 55th Street Station, where a cool collection of businesses fueled the revitalization of the Upper East Side corridor along Biscayne Boulevard, this latest venture from restaurateur Mark Soyka (Andiamo! Brick Oven Pizza, Soyka, News Café) is a welcome comrade. Inside it's a high-ceilinged saloon with Art Deco and industrial flourishes; outside, a patio with comfy couches, swings and a pool table creates a neighborhood chill zone that's both stylish and cozy.
Depending on the night of the week, anything could happen at this downtown hipster hangout. The dress code is non-pretentious, the crowd young and artsy, and the prices affordable. In a nod to the lounge's cool factor, long-running Back Door Bamby ( a party known for playing “house, funk, disco, and everything in between”) jumped the causeway from South Beach to set up shop here on Saturdays. The outside patio, with its fire fountain, is a local favorite.
This small, former speakeasy still pulls in young and old alike with its varied music (especially blues), and its quality burgers and steaks.
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