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Michigan Avenue - 2015 - Issue 8 - Winter - Sandra Lee

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photography by tk; illustration by tk photography by knape/getty images (cocktail). opposite page: courtesy oF the grammy museum; Danielle karagannis (clark Jr.) alan silFen (richie) up all night "miami beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in america, so sit on the sand on ocean drive." —cedric gervais BAR HOP Lines form around the block at Bodega (305-704-2145;, the Alton Road–adjacent lounge with a secret entrance and taco stand. The party can start with Mexican food and end eight hours later with bottles of vodka—or vice versa, depending on your mood. LIV IT UP For the biggest DJs and wildest party crowds, LIV (305-674-4680; at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is the go-to destination. You can sip Champagne and dance under falling confetti on the lavish dance floor, while top spinners like Tiesto or Zedd are working just steps away. AN INTIMATE AFFAIR Though the quarters are close at Wall (305-938- 3130;, the celebrity-studded lounge packs a mean nightlife punch. With some of Miami's sexiest dance parties and performances, Wall is an intimate spot where you can let loose with friends and rub elbows with A-listers. SOUTH OF FIFTH SOUNDS With its world-famous DJs, Story (305-538-2424; is a must-see for any vacationer. Private tables next to the DJ booth or near a recognizable celebrity can run over $100,000 on special occasions. But any view of Calvin Harris at 4 am is sure to be a good one. 24-E11EVEN In a category all by itself, the "showclub" E11even (305-829-2911; 11miami .com) is where the party literally never stops. You can stumble in at 5 am to find it packed with people dancing, or just watch the in-house talent perform their moves—often including an acrobat dangling from the ceiling. SOUTH BEACH CLASSIC Delano South Beach (305-672-2000; morgans delano-south-beach) offers unparalleled attractions, including the Delano Beach Club's weekend daytime poolside parties. Relax on the sophisticated deck, sipping exquisite cocktails in a private cabana, or lounge by the infinity pool until sunset. After dark, head to FDR, the Delano's nightclub, and dance the night away. NEW IN TOWN Amidst the colorful buildings in the Art Deco District is the recently renovated Nautilus, A Sixty Hotel (305-503- 5700; nautilus). You can unwind by the heated saltwater pool at the Cabana Club during the day, dine at the stunning Driftwood Room in the evening, and enjoy sublime libations in the Lobby Bar before a night on the town. TO THE NORTH Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails (954-699-0901; locations/hyde-beach- kitchen-cocktails) in Hallandale Beach offers the perfect dining experience for those who are heading up north but still crave a taste of South Beach. This oceanside destination serves heavenly cuisine and cocktails. MIDNIGHT RAMBLERS From Brickell to South Beach, in Miami the day begins when the sun goes down and then just keeps on going. Miami is a city that loves to celebrate, and it doesn't let a little thing like sleep stand in its way. A quick trip to town can offer a full 48 hours of activity should one so desire. While the fun often begins in the evening, it doesn't necessarily ever have to end. Fun dinner before a night out: Drunken Dragon ( It's a very cool spot in a strip mall, and you don't really see it from the outside. You walk in and the energy is incredible. Best way to experience the Miami club scene: On a Friday night, Story ( is the best. Saturday night, if you really want to go for it, you should stop at LIV (livnight and end up at ClubSpace ( for the full Miami experience. They bring international talent every week. Best place to watch the sunrise after a long set: Miami Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in America, so sit on the sand on Ocean Drive. Recovery the next day: A liquid IV at VitaSquad (, and then end up at the beach at the W South Beach hotel ( and just relax. How to Spin it Grammy-winninG, miami- based dJ CedRiC geRvais selects the best of miami's niGhtlife scene. Miami's nonstop nightclubs are as alluring as the city's gorgeous beaches. MiaMi 4 8 hours in

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