If you love the MTV's Wild 'n Out, get ready to get wild on Ocean Drive when Nick Cannon brings the hip-hop comedy show to life in the form of a sports bar and arcade.
Cannon, the host of the MTV show that's run for more than a decade, announced the opening of the 2,500-square-foot entertainment and dining space that includes a full-service sports bar with 12 TV screens, a 100-seat dining room, and an area where guests can purchase show-themed merchandise. Located inside the Hotel Victor, the bar is set to open Friday, June 15, with a special party.
Later this year will see the completion of an arcade where guests can play classics such as Pac-Man, Asteroids, and pinball.
The main draw, however, will be monthly appearances by Cannon, along with various guest appearances, comedy shows presenting up-and-coming performers, and the Wild 'n Out Girls.
The South Beach location marks the first Wild 'n Out Sports Bar & Arcade. A second is slated to open this summer in San Diego's Gaslamp District.
Cannon says of the themed bar and restaurant: "Miami is the perfect location for the first Wild 'n Out Sports Bar & Arcade. The energy of the Wild 'n Out brand matches the vibe of Ocean Drive. Imagine spring break every weekend. That’s what you can expect — entertainment, cocktails, and endless fun.”
The restaurant will offer a menu of sports-bar fare meshed with comfort foods such as country fried chicken and waffles served with white cheddar sauce and maple syrup ($18), maple bacon wings ($14), and a fried chicken glazed-doughnut sandwich ($19).
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What's an Ocean Drive spot without oversize cocktails? Look for giant drinks such as the Blue Bulldog margarita, complete with a Corona floater; the Pretty Much Boo'd U ($18), a fruit-flavored, rainbow-striped daiquiri topped with whipped cream and a pineapple wedge, fresh strawberries, and cherries; and the Wild 'n Out Henny Bomb ($36), made with Hennessy, peach schnapps, coconut rum, grenadine, and Red Bull. Happy-hour specials will be available from noon to 5 p.m., and deals will be available throughout spring-break season. Prices for drinks and food are not yet available.
Next Thursday, June 14, the bar will host a Miami Wild 'n Out Girl casting call from 5 to 9 p.m. The first 1,000 girls registered before 8 p.m. can try out for a chance to become one of the new Wild 'n Out Girls for the upcoming season. Registration is not required, but all participants must bring a headshot and are encouraged to "dress to impress." The top 15 girls will be announced following tryouts and will be invited to attend the grand-opening event Friday, June 15, where the Wild 'n Out Girl winner will be announced.
Wild 'n Out Sports Bar & Arcade. Hotel Victor, 1144 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-535-3500; wildnoutsportsbarandarcade.com. Opening-night party hosted by Nick Cannon from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 15.