Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Heavy Metal Chic Rocks South Beach Miami

South Beach Rocks: Restaurant, Bars, and Clubs on men.style.com:

November 4, 2005—Though better known as home of the DJ-infested Winter Music Conference and, of course, the eponymous Sound Machine, Miami is starting to discover good old-fashioned rock 'n' roll—aesthetically, anyway. The latest evidence, after Tommy Lee’s Rok Bar and Automatic Slims, is Snatch, a bilevel lounge that just opened in the legendary Liquid space in South Beach. Befitting the salacious name, the main room, above, looks like Philippe Starck’s take on a Whitesnake video (Tawny Kitaen not included—though there is lingerie dangling from the chandeliers). Two enormous mirrors etched with images of Jim Morrison and Axl Rose dominate the walls, and by the entrance you'll find a very non-Miami mechanical bull. Bathrooms are adorned with vintage concert posters and autographed pictures of classic axemen. Come January, a large upstairs dance floor should be open, but until then, stick with the lounge for the Saturday night party organized by E-Z, the team behind Friday nights at the Townhouse. Groupies optional.

P.S. If you’re looking to spot an actual rock star rather than his likeness, head north to the Chamber Lounge for a classic dive packed with off-duty South Beach scenesters. Stashed in the basement of what was once a hotel, it’s got a killer jukebox, strong cheap drinks, and a well-worn pool table.
Snatch Rock 'n' Roll Bar & Lounge, 1437 Washington Ave., South Beach, (305) 604-3644, www.snatchmiami.com; Chamber Lounge, 2940 Collins Ave., Middle Beach, (305) 673-0338.

— Mark Ellwood

It's ALL about the Rock and Roll....whether in Cleveland or Boston, New York, Philly, LA, London, worldwide :) It's a global thing.

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