The typical South Florida temperatures will make their appearance once again as Spring comes around. When the meter hits 80, cool your nights down at these nocturnal spaces. Watch 15 minute plays while sipping on sangria, climb aboard a different kind of bar in Little Havana, and bowl like royalty while eating exceptional cuisine…March is full of surprises!
RUSSIAN TO TATIANA’S
1710 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach
If you’re tired of the same old nightlife scene, Tatiana Restaurant & Nightclub is the place to be. This restaurant is a cultural deep-dive into Russian music, food and entertainment. Traditional and modern European styles were used to design this luxurious space with glamorous chandeliers that hang low, and royal red decorations throughout. The 300-item menu consists of Russian plates and liquors; tempting you to try something delicious and new. The show is undoubtedly the best part, as it is a mix of Cirque-Du-Soleil and burlesque-like acts.
The Microtheater Miami brings forth a theater experience that will be a first for many. 160 sq. ft. shipping containers are used to host 15 minute plays for $5 a pop. Personal occurrences in theatre are usually rare due to the massive amount of seating, but at Microtheater, each shipping container only fits 15 people. This allows viewers to find themselves face-to-face with actors, providing an intimate, lively ambience. And while waiting in between plays, grab a drink! Their bar lounge serves wine, beer and sangria, while the food stands offer savory arepas, burgers and tapas!
5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek
True to its name, Nectar is a bar and lounge that will allow you to have a sweet night. Sip on specialty cocktails like Aviation Bee’s Knees that mixes Aviation Gin, lemon, and honey syrup together. The bar also serves scrumptious sushi; you can order Nigiri, Chef Chan’s Signature Rolls, House Specialties, or Maki. There’s a happy hour 5-8, Monday- Friday that advertises house wine by the glass for $3, and sushi rolls for as low as $6. Gourmet pizza, sandwiches and wings are also available to munch on as you enjoy the high-energy environment and live entertainment.
2007 SW. 8th St., Miami
Sail ahead to Bar Nancy, a new nautical-themed American Craft Cocktail Bar. The bar is inspired by an American Revolutionary sailing vessel, Nancy, that carried ammunition and spirits during the American Revolutionary War. Walk inside to be welcomed by wood-lined walls, a Betsy Ross American flag, and a porthole that was once part of a sailing vessel, all to fit the theme. The cocktails carry over the nautical fun too, with whimsical creations such as “Smile You Son of a B,” a Jaws-inspired cocktail that comes with a gummy shark. Follow their slogan to have the best time: “Carpe Noctem!” or “Seize the Night!”
DRINKS ON DECK
114 SW. North River Dr., Miami
Gaze out at the historic Miami River at The Wharf Miami, a 30,000 sq. ft. open-air pop-up featuring food trucks and drinks. The area includes three bars and five retail huts, with luxe lounge seating on a wooden deck and a one-of-a-kind view. Live entertainment performs weekly, and Miami’s most popular food trucks make appearances on rotation. If you’re arriving by boat, The Wharf even has dock space; pull over for some tasty bites and a drink!
STAY IN YOUR LANE!
3450 NW. 83rd Ave., Suite 152, Doral
At a typical bowling alley, you can expect sub-par food and cheap beer, but at Kings Dining & Entertainment, the food is top-notch and the drinks are cool creations, far from a Bud Light. Bowl on neon-lit lanes, take a turn at the billiards and shuffleboards, or play foosball and air hockey! The menu includes classics like burgers and pizza, but also eclectic options like Peanut Pad Thai with Grilled Shrimp, and Ginger Soy Glazed Salmon. The drinks menu is something else on its own, with cocktails such as Dude: Kahlua, Vodka and Sweet Cream. If you’re with a group of friends, order one of their huge mojitos/daiquiris. These can be shared between four or more people and includes a whole bottle of Prosecco, amounting up to twenty drinks in one.
By Aaliyah Pasols