Thursday, July 18, 2002
The Best of South Florida: Best Night Clubs
They are the hippest of the hip ... the trendiest spots in town. It's where you go to see and be seen. So get ready to strike a pose. We have an all access pass to the best night clubs in South Florida - no cover charge necessary.
(WSVN) The glittering lights ... the pounding bass... the smoke filled dance floors ... South Florida is home to some fabulous clubs.
Gerry Kelly, Level Co-Owner, says"One thing that's really good about Level is it's size. This location has always been the crown jewel of every night club owners."
And our voters agree ... voting Level as the third best night club in South Florida.
"We do amazing shows and great entertainment. It's a fun place to be..."
And as the name implies .. there are many levels of fun at Level ... with dance floors and bars on three floors... it's the perfect place to relax with friends.
Al Williams, a patron, says"I like the different people and the music is always good and the people that work here and everything like that ... so it's really nice."
In second place: the ever flamboyant Crobar.
Scottie, Crowbar Host, says"Crobar is an experience .. it's not a club it's an experience."
"The most discriminating palate for imagination and indulgence."
So imagine a place where the beat can be felt in every inch of your body ... and dancers make sure the music never stops.
Carrie Bishop, a patron, says"The energy it has, the people. It's really drawn ... the staff really takes care of people on the beach and anybody that comes in from out of town."
Out of towners will always remember this this popular South Beach Club. The drinks are never empty and the party never ends.
"When they come to Crobar they seem to forget that they're stockbrokers attorneys and lawyers and so forth ... They let go and this is what we're here for."
But according to our viewers .. the best dance beat belongs to Opium Gardens ...
Mark Lehmkuhl, Opium Owner, says"It's quite frankly the most unique club on the beach. It's not just one big empty room ... we have so many different rooms you can wander around at."
It's a place where the essence of the orient takes you away.
Everything is here... from a romantic dinner ... to a night on the rather unique outdoor dance floor.
Angela Antonick, a patron, says "They have shows and acts and dancers and it's just amazing."
It's built like a coliseum with places to lounge on the outside and a place to jam on the inside.
And at this coliseum, you'll definitely want a front row seat.
"The people, the models the beautiful. Everything is gorgeous here. The food is fabulous and the atmosphere is amazing."
Opium is always changing. Mark even showed us the new private party room being built right now.
You know it's giving the crowd what they want that makes them number one.
"I graciously accept that. That's very very kind of everybody to do that for us."
All three night clubs don't open until 11 and the party goes to the early morning hours.
And if you want to look fit before heading to the clubs, we'll show you where to find the best gym next week.
But before you head out the door, don't forget to vote for the best dog groomer.