Friday, January 30, 2015

Good Spirits

M' yeah, we're gonna need you to drink this evening


You're trapped in the same cycle of "happy hours."

Pull a Tarantino and unchain yourself for one of these new after-work hotspots. Bonus points if you do it in a cowboy hat.

Sit back in this swanky lounge inside the hotel’s towering atrium lobby to enjoy skyline panoramas with a rum-infused Tropical Island in hand, chilled with a fruit juice ice molding. Afrobeat jazz standards provide the soundtrack for your happiest hour of the day: eating shrimp dim sum and monster lobster rolls.
Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell (305-913-8288).$11 and up.

Lazuli Lounge
Happy hour is the perfect lead-in to get to know your sexy coworker better. Bring her by the fountain terrace of this newly-renovated lounge, where the two of you will enjoy chilling on a comfy couch by the fire pits. Sip on saketinis, share seafood paella, then test out her skills at cigar rolling and domino playing.
Thursdays 5-8p. The Ritz-Carlton, 3300 SW 27 Ave., Coconut Grove (305-664-4680). $10 and up.

La Cote Mediterranean Grill
Step inside this new two-story venue offering both beachfront and poolside views and 2-for-1 chilled prawns and fried calamari. Down a mojito pitcher if you’re feeling saucy, or keep the night calm with a bucket of six Coronas for you and those five co-workers you don’t despise.
Mon-Thu 4-6p. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-674-4710). $15 and up.

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