Once a celebrated jazz haunt, Upstairs at the Van Dyke Café still offers a great alternative to South Beachs megaclubs and glitzy hotel lounges. Now, instead of bebop and standards, party people looking for fun can shake it to samba and favela funk on Sultry Sundays, presented by Map magazine and Leblon cachaca, the venues new weekly night with a Brazilian twist.
From 8 p.m. to midnight, revelers enjoy an intimate atmosphere above the noisy restaurant and away from the crowds on Lincoln Road. Resident DJs Marcelo and Erick Paredes provide the latest Brazilian sounds, and it goes without saying that a caipirinha is the drink of choice here. For more information or table reservations, call 305-532-1233.