Ricochet Lounge Opens Tonight with Treats for the Senses

Alan Roth and Tommy Pooch are no strangers to what's hip and hot, bringing sexy back to Miami's nighttime revelers since the early '90s. Their new midtown lounge, Ricochet, is due to open tonight, and it will bring a new nightlife experience to the area.

The bar lounge has an "uplifting and sexy vibe", says Roth giving the area a space where people can eat, drink, socialize and experience art on a new level. No detail is left to chance. Be it through music, video art, or performance artists, the space is designed to appeal to the senses -- even the coasters are paper art designed by Daniel Ashram.

"We want to be the local neighborhood hangout but without the dive aspect," says Roth.

But no full sensory experience is complete without food. Alan's created that perfect blend of sexy vibes and food before -- remember Rumi on Lincoln Road, where the kitchen pumped out dishes, the DJ spun, and the line was down the block. For Ricochet, Pooch and Roth have teamed up with the flaco from Red Light, Kris Wessel, to create a light bar menu full of finger foods that "make you feel good about what you're eating". No nachos, wings or mini-sliders here.

Starting November you can expect mini-paninis stuffed with goat cheese and tomato or prosciutto and brie, ceviches, shrimp shooters, "licky ribs" and sour orange popsicles, all for under $12. Wessel takes inspiration from his own menu -- tweaking some of his signature dishes to make them "finger friendly" and collaborated with Roth and Pooch to design a menu that's sexy and very Miami.

The doors open at 5 pm every day and will stay that way "until the fat lady sings" Pooch says with a smile.

3250 NE 1st Ave. #122B, Miami

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Christina Staalstrom