The Best . . .
(WITH THE WORST NAME)
1437 Washington Ave. (305-604-3644)
This posh Aspen-ski-lodge-meets-Alice-in-Wonderland bar and lounge is notorious for its wild rock-and-roll scene. Saddles serve as bar stools, and many patrons filled with liquid confidence (including Colin Farrell, we hear) ride Snatch’s mechanical bull or shiny stripper poles.
4 A.M. PIT STOP
San Loco Taquería
235 14th St. (305-538-3009)
Come with cash (they don’t take credit cards), and prepare to wait in a long line with stomachs growling for the $2.25 beef hard-shell delights. Open until 5 a.m. on weeknights and 6 a.m. on weekends.
REASON TO GET UP EARLY
Between 1st and 15th Streets
You might want to bring your camera-phone on this jog: Gloria and Emilio Estefan drive from their Star Island manse to run with trainers here early weekday mornings; Jennifer Lopez and Diddy have been known to hit the route when in town—separately, of course.
PLACE TO MAKE
A REAL-ESTATE DEAL
1000 S. Pointe Dr. (305-674-0647)
Yellow-and-white striped banquettes, bright orange umbrellas, and a floor of sand help make this a splashy power-lunch spot, especially for the Euro set. Bring a pen and enjoy long afternoons filled with bottomless bottles of rosé, tender crab cakes, and luscious dorade royale.
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