TGIF(all)! The hustle and bustle of the work week has left you feeling in need of both leisure and thrills. Thankfully, there’s a bit of both to treat yourself to this month. If you’re coming up short on ideas for the season, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Ice skating, bowling, hip shakin’ and tempting Asian cuisine are just a few suggestions to make your outings movie-worthy!
Hips Don’t Lie
Electrify the dance floor and then chill out at the Fire & Ice bar on South Beach every Monday 8pm-1am. For $25, you get a package that includes a salsa/bachata dance lesson with professional dancers, ice bar admission and a complimentary drink. Make sure to take advantage and test out your new moves on the dancefloor! If you’re really heatin’ up, cool right back down by ordering a drink during happy hour (until 10 pm) which comes served in glasses made of ice!
1672 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach• sobefireice.com/fire-ice
Boozin’ at Basement
Basement is a vibrant, funky space curated by NYC’s Studio 54’s Ian Shrager. It vows to “take back the nightclub experience.” Visitors who come can expect to dance the night away at a neon-lined seat less club and bar. And the fun doesn’t stop there. Basement is also composed of a bowling alley and ice skating rink that both boast good vibes and incredible music. If you’re looking for a night that strays from the typical hard-partier vibe, come to Basement and celebrate in a different way.
2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach• basementmiami.com
Old New York
Bringing back the feel of 1920 speakeasies, Jezebel Bar + Kitchen promises a relaxed vibe with quality food. No matter how much you eat, you’ll be hungry for more. You might feel an atmosphere resembling New York a little as you admire the art on the walls and sit at the wooden slab bar. Jezebel is fairly new, having opened in July, and is open 7 days a week, from 5pm to 5am. Happy hour is from 5pm to 8pm so come with your stomach empty to score deep fried Oreos, pizza pockets, and of course, discounted liquor.
1625 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach • jezebelmiami.com
CMX, located in Brickell City Centre, presents an immersive movie experience that combines two Friday night faves. Watch all the latest movies from the comfort of CMX’s oversized reclining seats. And what’s a movie without some marvelous food? Don’t forget to pre-order dinner on the CMX app so it’s hot ‘n ready when you get there. Menu options are far from what you would see in a regular theater. Treats such as Cuban eggrolls, grilled shrimp and special king crab rolls are all available to tear into all while gazing at the big screen.
701 South Miami Avenue, Miami •cmxcinemas.com
Brickell is known for its glitz and glamor, and Komodo is no exception. On the first floor, the restaurant offers irresistible Southeast Asian cuisine. On the third floor, you’ll be in the center of the action at the Lounge. Functioning Friday and Saturday, the Komodo Lounge offers a picturesque environment to hang out and make your night lively. Bottle service is available so watch out for the bottle girls coming through with sparklers and champagne in tow. Rock to exotic music as the nighttime takes over, and tomorrow you’ll surely have stories to tell. The lounge is always hosting celebrities and musical acts so be sure to check the event calendar often!
801 Brickell Avenue, Miami •komodomiami.com
Whisper Is the Talk
50 floors up high at the W hotel is where your weekend solace should be. A glorious rooftop lounge, Whisper Cocktail Club, sits atop the sleek hotel in Miami. The best DJs keep the tempo and vibe going as partygoers socialize and grab cocktails. Happy hour, deemed Sunset Sips, runs from Wed-Sat 6pm- 8pm so take the opportunity to get there early for delightful deals!
485 Brickell Avenue, Miami •wmiamihotel.com/miami-nightlife
By: Aaliyah Pasols