By Rebecca Bulnes
By Laurie Charles
By Chuck Strouse
By Lee Zimmerman
By Laurie Charles
By Falyn Freyman
By Hans Morgenstern
With South Beach undergoing a strange summer regeneration of sorts, new parties are springing up all over while old (in SoBe terms) haunts are still hanging on. On Friday, Society Hill (627 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-9993) hosts a big blowout to celebrate its glorious first year in existence -- no small feat in this transient club mecca. The party's usual Friday night madness will be pumped up with an open bar from 10:00 to 11:30 and DJ Laz-A-Looney spinning fun retro and disco hits. The next night, Saturday, head down a couple blocks to Amnesia (136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 531-5535) where promoter/musician/man-about-town Aramis Lorie introduces La Movida, a night of Latin rock and Eurodance rhythms spun by international mix master DJ Fabio Vallebona. The party starts at 11:00 and continues until the last cha-cha kid goes home. If all goes well on the grand opening night, look for La Movida every Saturday -- same place, same time -- adding a much needed Latin tinge to the club scene. For more weekend revelry, stop by the old Pacha; it's opening up as the new Bikini Club (155 Lincoln Rd., 841-6888). It's all about dancing at Bikini, with Friday night bringing us "Sex on the Beach," a nasty little night where drinking and dancing can lead to, well, sex -- and who knows what other sins? "La Boom" rolls in on Saturday night straight from Cancun, Mexico, with DJ Pete Moreno spinning retro, high energy, and disco tunes into the wee hours for a restless crowd. "La Boom" is big on fashion, hosting several agency parties chock full of beautiful people. Both nights adhere to a strict New York-style door policy so be sure to look the part; with practice, you might just find yourself on the other side of the velvet ropes.
Warsaw, "Sugar Shack." Dance the night away with a jumpin' blend of hip-hop, funk, and reggae distributed to a swarm of energetic club kids. 1450 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 531-4555.
Bar None, "Funkadelica." The boys from party central present a psychedelic summer party where you have to put on your best polyester and get funked. 411 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 672-9252.
Chili Pepper, "Bite the Pepper." Funky grooves and acid jazz tunes dispensed all night long making friction and fuss along the way. Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 531-9661.
Squeeze. Alternative, industrial, gothic and other underground fantasy music churned out by DJ Danny Bled -- the perfect backdrop for naughty acts and a party beyond reckoning. 2 S. New River Dr., Fort Lauderdale, 522-2151.
Salvation, "Backtrack." Step back in time with a disco reunion lead by DJ Abel. Get there early and get there funky for cheap drinks and a too cool discount for those who dress the part. 1771 West Ave., Miami Beach, 673-6508.
Cheers, "El Subterraneo." A hot dance party full of comfort and delight where Latin rock rules. 2490 SW Seventeenth Ave., 857-0041.
Baja Beach Club, "America's Party." It's the Fourth of July every week with patriotic drink specials and an indoor fireworks display to set the night aflame. 3200 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, 954-561-2432.
Seaview Hotel, "Acoustic Underground." The Folk Club of South Florida brings together a slew of poets, singer/songwriters, and guitarists for some stunning native Brazilian roots music. 9909 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 279-8100.
Tigertail Lounge, "Karaoke Night." Belt out your best ones at a night not to be missed -- kickin' fun at Coconut Grove's mainstay bar. 3205 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove, 854-9172.
Splash, "Men Who Prefer Men." Go underground at a deep house dance party complete with go-go boys and free drinks from 10:00 to 11:00. 5922 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami, 661-0917.
Cafe Casablanca, "Reggae Night." Jamaican man Richi D. spins that island beat and special guest Skank performs his superstar brand of Brazilian reggae. 100 Ansin Blvd., Hallandale, 940-9969.
Cameo Theatre, "Disco Inferno." Year after year the party rolls on and the regulars just can't get enough of Seventies trash music. 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0922.
Churchill's Hideaway, "Symphony for Chango." It's organized chaos as Miami's best percussionists meet for a night of syncopated drum beats. 5501 NE Second Ave., 757-1807.
Hard Rock Cafe, "Daily Double Happy Hour." Loosen those ties and kick off those pumps with food and music, and half-price drinks every weekday from 4:00 to 7:00, and from 10:00 until closing. 401 Biscayne Blvd. (Bayside Marketplace), 377-3110.
Bash. Sample the sounds and celebrate the release party of the new CD put together by resident DJs Marc Sacheli and Ivano Bellini. Guest DJs Ian Appell and George Acosta also make an appearance. 655 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 538-2274.
Rose's Bar & Music Lounge. Afro-Cuban rhythms abound with Miguel Cruz and his Loco Mambo, featuring singer Dayami. 754 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0228.
Marsbar, "Groovy Tuesday." Funk tunes and roots reggae rhythms abound, with some drink specials thrown in for good measure. 8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 271-6909.
Greenwich Cafe. Hump day turns into a ladies night with cool drinks and hot jazz by Miami's own Vincent's Ear. 901 S. Miami Ave., 374-1445.
Cafe Iguana, "Salsa Ardiente." Kendall's megaclub rolls out the heavy artillery for the young and restless, Latin division. 8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 274-4948.