If anybody interpreted the recession as an opportunity to expand, it was definitely the party promoters of Poplife. Over the past several months, the crew consisting of Aramis Lorie, Barbara Basti, and Jake Jefferson has been getting hounded by Miami Beach megaclubs desperate for bodies to fill dance floors and VIP couches. After a short break from doing RokBar's Thursday-night Good Clean Fun party, the downtown party posse is back with another preweekend bash.
Recess at Twelve Lounge (1200 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) brings together their usual laid-back across-the-causeway vibe in a South Beach setting every Thursday night. "It's a fun club atmosphere without any of the hassles of the big club," Basti explains. Resident DJs Contra and Mike Deuce keep the partying going, along with $5 beer specials.
Thursdays, 11 p.m., 2010