No, it's not TRON. It just feels like it.
Psychedelic walls with alternating scenes make you feel like you're on one helluva trip, and Haven Lounge offers liquid nitrogen-laced cocktails to kickstart your journey.
Find this futuristic digital Hi-Fi lounge nestled between Kim’s Chinese Restaurant and the local yokel singing outside Panizza Bistro.
Once inside, head over to the neon bar where a girl in a skintight dress cheerfully serves up "pop drop," popsicle cocktails of handmade vodka, cucumber, and basil.
Then slide over to the high-top counter space to watch Chef Todd Erickson (he's got a “Best Chef Under 27” nod from Dallas Observer) work his magic in the kitchen.
Start with lobster-scallop ceviche and the crispy fried crackle-pop spicy tuna roll, then inhale the crab cake slider.
Sink into one of the back leather booths and wait for the DJ to come around 11:30p. Order a bottle, sit back and enjoy.
Skintight dresses, liquid-nitrogen booze and crab cake sliders? If this is the future, we're sold.
1237 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (305) 987-8885
Price: 2 (of 4) Noise: 3 (of 4)
Scene: Mellow south beach locals looking for late-night munchies
Parking: Street and metered lot behind building
Best bets: Chesapeake skewer and maki peru roll
Hot seat: High-top bar overlooking kitchen
Leave room for dessert: Custom-made nitro ice cream with daily flavors
Nearby: Van Dyke Cafe; Abbey Brewing Company; Purdy Lounge
The Rundown's restaurant reviews are based on anonymous visits by reporters, not press releases.