553 NE First Ave.
Florida City, FL 33034
Phone: (305) 248-9300
Fax: (305) 245-2753
The bar is quiet and you can relax on the plush love seats rather than the usual bar stools. The wine tasting events are as popular as the live jazz performance. Drop in after a long day at work and chill.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Sunset Place, this quaint little bar is actually a hot spot for the Miami music crowd. With it's quirky, laid-back appeal, Bougies, as its known by its customers, gets some of the best musical acts in town. And it covers a wide variety of genres, ranging from Hip Hop and R&B to Reggae, Jazz and Rock. And the best part about Bougies is that there is never a cover. It does not matter what night it is or who is playing, patrons never pay at the door. It has a rustic ambiance, reminiscent of a cozy log cabin. The people are always fun and friendly, and the staff are warm and inviting. No frills and no attitude here.
If you are a fan of Nicaraguan food, this is one restaurant you must visit. El Novillo is an exceptionally good addition to the plethora of South American eateries emerging in the Miami area. The decor is suggestive of a hacienda with a graceful and inviting look. Appetizers are varied such as the fried cheese, nacatamalitos or ceviche. But definitely save room for an entree. Try the churrasco or a pepper steak in cream sauce. Enjoy the live Marimba music on certain days of the week while you sip on your drinks at the bar.
Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, Mr. Moe's is a bar and restaurant combo with a very unique flare. The decor sets it apart from any other establishment as its theme is a log cabin set amidst a tropical jungle. It may sound odd, but its quirkiness is what has made it a legend on the Miami circuit. Most nights you can catch live performances on the main stage, or watch people struggle to ride the mechanical bull that has taken up residency there. And the food isn't bad either. Focused around hearty, home-cooked American fare, expect to see dishes such as T-Bone steak, Baby Back ribs and Buffalo Burgers. But the main attraction is the beloved 11-foot Grizzly Bear that stands proudly at the front of the restaurant watching patrons dig into their steaks and ribs.
Zarabanda is a very popular restaurant and club featuring international cuisine by chef Joel Rodriguez, plus a cigar room, theme nights, live entertainment, impeccable service and an exceptional champagne and wine list. A contemporary combination of wood and lavender-colored furnishings highlight an informally elegant ambiance. The dinner menu includes appetizers like seafood, mushrooms and tapas, salads, fresh fish and pastas as well as Vaca Frita (Cuban-style flank steak) and Lamb Chops. However, the lunch menu is somewhat limited but offers tasty specials.
Somewhere between a jazz bar and an upscale restaurant, The Globe is a neighborhood favorite both for its ambiance and fabulous Italian-fusion food. An impressive selection of wines, beers, and liquor make it nearly impossible not to have a drink with your dinner. Along with the standard pizza, pasta, and salads found in just about every Italian restaurant, you can also choose from specials such as the lobster club sandwich. Dim lighting, a mahogany bar, and the sounds of jazz and blues characterize The Globe.
La Covacha is a Latin nightclub popular among singles in the Miami area. There are DJs as well as live bands that keep the energy up and the dance floor full. There is also an inventive menu that features Cuban fare and sushi samplings, with some tasty cocktails to top it all off.
Known around town as being one of the hottest salsa clubs Miami has to offer, Cafe Mystique spices life up with a fabulous line up of the very best in Salsa and Latin music. Whether the DJ is spinning on the tables, or a live band is playing, you're certain to Cha Cha your night away on the dance floor. It has a fun and sexy vibe with a crowd to match. But be sure to brush up on your moves, because these guests don't mess around. They know their stuff and they tend to dance into the wee hours of the morning. The drinks are pretty good, nothing out of the ordinary, but standard for Miami. Its a smart casual scene, so dress to impress but leave the tie at home. Expect a line on popular nights, call for information on reservations and bottle service.
Club Azucar is one of Miami's hottest gay clubs. Azucar features everything from ladies nights on Wednesdays, while Saturdays and Sundays feature drag shows, cabarets and male strippers. Regardless of the night, Club Azucar always packs it in with people looking for a fun night.