Mixed Emotions, Mixed Drinks

Let the record show -- we think Ami James and Chris Nuñez are brilliant artists. Over the three seasons Miami Ink has been on the air, our affections have grown for the locally filmed reality show. Now that the hometown artists have taken their A&E television dough and opened up a plush bar -- Love Hate -- we keep hoping to run into the dynamic tattooed duo, share a beer, and pound some Jäger shots at their new club. If you have the same lofty ambitions -- or you’re single and shopping for a hottie -- you might want to become a regular on Monday nights.

The Lonely Hearts Club is a funky little evening with a speakeasy atmosphere. Hosted by Mr. Misery and the Colonel, the party gets jumpin’ around 9:00 with jazz, blues, soul, and old-school hip-hop (which is, truly, the best kind). You might not walk out of Love Hate tonight with a fresh tat on your arm, but if you play your cards right, you just might make a new friend who’s down with the Ink. Call 305-532-6102, or visit www.lovehatemiami.com.
Mondays, 9 p.m., 2007
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