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Havana Hangovers

Tired of hanging out in Miami’s dark corners, fueled by cheap rotgut and deliberate sleep deprivation? Searching for an inspiring end to a soul-withering workweek? The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne might have the ticket for those “hate my boss, tired of the same boozy haunt” blues. On Thursday nights, the hotel’s RumBar is extending its happy hour from 6 p.m. until midnight, featuring six-dollar rum cocktails and complimentary tropical bites. It’s called Noches de Nostalgia, and the aim is to invoke memories of the glamorous Havana of the Fifties.

The atmosphere at RumBar is already intoxicating. The joint offers 52 rums, cachacas, and piscos from 18 countries. House band Grupo Nostalgia helps evoke the sultry vibe, as the bandmates perform in white dinner jackets and bow ties, playing the Cuban classics that earned the island worldwide acclaim. Crack out the guayabera, slurp down a rum and Coke, grab a stogy and a dance partner, and experience the aura that once inspired Hemingway to make Cuba his permanent home. It all goes down at RumBar at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. Call 305-365-4500, or visit
Thursdays, 2008


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