Mai Kai

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Miami Rum Renaissance Returns For Fourth Annual Edition

    ​For Robert, Robert Jr. and Robin Burr, rum isn't just a type of liquor, it's a way of life."[Rum] is an incredible spirit," said the elder Robert, the family's patriarch and founder of Miami's Rum Renaissance, which takes place April 16-22. "And now it's experiencing a renaissance of appreciation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain's The Layover: I Left My Liver In San Francisco (A Recap)

    ​There's no doubt that San Francisco is one of the top cities for restaurants, so I was looking forward to seeing Tony's picks for dining in his San Francisco Layover. Interestingly enough, it was the drinking that really took over the episode (which is also a good thing, indeed).As Tony checks in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Rum Renaissance Festival Kicks Off a Weeklong Booze Fest Tonight

    Photo by Justin NamonLast year's Rum Renaissance.​Rum aficionados rejoice as the third annual Rum Renaissance Festival kicks off tonight with Zombie Jamboree at the Mai Kai in Fort Lauderdale. this evening, it's all about the famous Zombie cocktail. Tiki torches and free flowing DonQ cocktails mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    The Mai-Kai: Where the Drinks are Strong and the Ambiance is Stronger

    ​Night Watch is a regular feature about bars and clubs by nightlife columnist Tara Nieuwesteeg.Mai-Kai 3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale 954-563-3272; If love makes the world go 'round, alcohol makes love a little easier to find. That's why, this week, I've selected a few great places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    What to Hear in Broward and Palm Beach This Weekend

    via Flickr user xshotbymk​Tonight: The new jam capital of the world, Broward County, welcomes The Radiators to Culture Room. Peaches, who is probably the polar opposite of every jam band ever, is playing Revolution Live. Surf rockers Cutback are playing a rum fueled show at Mai Kai tonight, and re ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    MP3 Of the Day: "The Summertime" by Cat Shell

    This past Thursday's main music story in both the Miami New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach tells the story of Cat Shell. She's a young Boca singer-songwriter who performs material worthy of the torch-song divas of yesteryear, and you can read Lee Zimmerman's full article about her here. As t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    Mini Lobsters Kill 4

    A skeleton walks into a bar and says, "Can I get a beer and a mop?" No seriously, mini lobster sport season in Florida opened last week (regular season starts tomorrow) and four divers have already ended up dead, crushed within the deadly claws of murderous mini-lobsters staging a well-organized un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Last Night: Juliette & the Licks at Culture Room

    Juliette and the Licks October 30, 2007 Culture Room Better Than: Patti Smith fronting the MC5 – or just as good anyway. It’s a sad state of affairs when more people turn out on a Tuesday for the Tiki-fied floor show at Mai Kai than for a second South Florida coming of Juliette and the Lic ... More >>

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    December 22, 2005
  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Play It as It Lays

    The days of Sinatra and Sammy may be long gone, but Miami's piano men refuse to stop the music