Friday, June 10, 2011

Nikki Beach Miami

Commonly referred to as one of the "sexiest party spots" in the world we were expecting big things from this open-air day and night club.

 This oceanfront complex starts as an upscale restaurant during the day and transforms into a "see and be seen" club and lounge at night.  We chose to visit the afternoon beach soiree during the world famous Sunday Brunch we had heard so much about.  The crowd is a vision of mostly tourists lazily wandering up to the bar to order their next much needed Bloody Mary with expectations of mingling with the other gender.  Don't come expecting your average beach party, this party doesn't include water.  The white fabric lined cabanas and beach beds are located directly on the sand, situated under swaying palm trees.  There is a section of the beach within steps of the ocean waves designated to Nikki guests but the party and social scene remain back at the venue.

It’s hard to beat the sophisticated atmosphere here, the modern beats and minimal lifestyle is in every corner of the landmark jewel. The music brings out the crowd as resident DJ’s mix the latest and greatest with a house twist.  Most dance from their cabana, with the high cost of $300 a pop for a couple hours I wouldn’t stray far either.

If you are still recouping from the night before opt for the amazing variety of delectable brunch choices along with fabulous Mojito’s, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s created with South Beach flair that Miami is famous for.  Trust me these are worth the sticker shock price.  Hey you’re in Miami; expect to throw around money like P. Diddy.

Do you label yourself as the ultimate VIP and want to impress your friends? Bring them here, and watch their eyes pop, as the chic SoBe experience with its rich and beautiful crowd showcases great people watching.  Throw back cocktails with the pretty people in one of the clubs tepees or signature hammocks.

In the evening the atmosphere changes, tiki torches are lit and club goers start to enjoy the sand as their dance floor and the sky as their roof.  Don’t even think about going casual just because you’re at the beach, dressing to impress is still a must.

Tip:  Order a Strawberry Margarita from one of the sculpted tan servers it was one of our personal faves.