If its Sunday and you find yourself in the semi-tony area of South Beach that the locals know as SoFi (South of Fifth Street), dont feel compelled to have a $1,000 meal at Smith & Wollensky or drop a McDonalds managers salary on bottle service at Privé. Thats right, you can have a damn good time at 423 Washington Ave. Youll find tattoo designs splashed across the walls and bar-top, as well as gasp a stripper pole tucked in the corner and primed for some late-night bump n grind. Yeah, its Love Hate, and were assuming you already know the credentials: owned by the dudes who run Miami Ink, named best dance club by us, blah blah blah.
Sure, this place rocks every night of the week from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., but each Sunday it gets dope, as DJ SelfBorn spins old-school hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and dancehall from the Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties. Its Classic Sundays, and if you want to boogie to the beats of the pioneers who made todays hip-pop phenomenon possible, stop by. The vibe is cool and unpretentious, the drinks are hella strong, and you just might catch legend Special Ed getting his groove on with the common folks. Call 305-695-8616, or visit www.lovehatelounge.com.
Sundays, 10 p.m., 2008