Thursday, July 26, 2007
Style File: The Office and Love Hate Lounge South Beach
You won't find velvet ropes and attitudes here, but you might leave with a tattoo. Seven's Belkys Nerey is taking us to two new hot spots in today's Style File.
WSVN -- Office Space: "Yeah, I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I'm working. I'd say in a given week, I probably only do about 15 minutes of real, actual work."
Does this sound like a typical day at your office? Well, at quitting time, you should check out The Office. It's a new bar and restaurant on Collins and 27th where you don't have to work too hard to have fun.
Mark Leventhal: "It's kind of a local's place. It's very laid back and it's chill."
It's run by a couple of South Beach club owners from the 90's, so they know how to rock it old school.
Robert Ziehm, co-owner of the Office: "It's a real kind of casual place, no velvet ropes, no attitudes, friendly staff, everybody is welcome here."
That welcome mat isn't the only blast from the past. Unlike most South Beach clubs, there's live music just about every night, and, on Wednesdays, it's pizza go-go. A party with free pizza, and a 70's style funk band!
Jesse Rittenhouse: "You get free pizza, you get funk music and good drink specials, so what could be better?"
Jeremy Boyd: "You have all kinds of people here. There's all kinds of characters that come in here."
Jose Ramirez: "This is my pizza get-up for tonight, for Pizza Go-Go. It's the only thing I had clean tonight."
Who knew a night at the Office could be so fun? Another place everyone's loving right now is Love Hate lounge on Washington Avenue.
David Maggard, manager of the Love Hate Lounge: "It's more of a like New York vibe because we allow everyone. You have a mixture of people."
The stars from Miami Ink, Ami and Chris, own the joint, so that's enough to draw a big crowd on any night.
Woman from Buffalo: "You can't help love Ami and the guys."
There are poles to dance on and tattoo art marks the walls-- something that might leave you with an itch to get inked up, or at least get an idea for a tattoo.
Monica Dalgo: "Actually, the last time I was here, we took so many pictures against every single one of the pictures on the wall."
When it comes to this new lounge, we found there really isn't such a thin line between love and hate.
Monica Dalgo: "I'm a lover, so I think I love, Love Hate."
Belkys Nerey: "Love Hate is pretty small, so there's usually a wait to get in. It's best to go during the week. As for the Office, we heard the food is delicious, and they plan to start opening for lunch too."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
2701 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach FL
Love Hate Lounge
423 Washington Ave.