July 8, 2004
Where The Stars Come Out At Night
By Tom Grizzle
With Miami Beach sizzling again, stars and celebs, led by hip hop's royalty, are flocking to its art-deco hotels, sophisticated eateries and trendy night spots. Here are the red-hot places where they party:
1235 Washington Ave.; 305-532-1525
The massive, multi-level, slightly Gothic club, which can fit 3,000 people, attracts throngs of skimpily clad revelers.
Velvet rope factor: Dress well and look hot. Once the doorman says no, you have zero chance of getting in.
Celeb partiers: Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Shannen Doherty, Beyonce and Jay-Z
Hot night: Saturday after midnight
136 Collins Ave.; 305-531-5535
An ultra-hip, modern, 3,500-square-foot VIP lounge, with cozy sofas and red and blue tables, where you rub elbows with Miami's prettiest people.
Velvet rope factor: The hotter you are, the higher your chances of making it past the door patrol. One guy should be with at least two pretty girls, the promoter says. And arrive at 11 p.m., when Prive opens, to beat the crowd.
Celeb partiers: Matt Damon, Nicolas Cage, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears
Hot night: Friday after midnight
929 Washington Ave.; 305-532-9070
Remember that Sex and the City episode when Carrie and the girls partied at a club made almost entirely of beds? Here's the real Miami version where you lie about, get waited on hand and foot and can even make out behind billowy white curtains.
Velvet rope factor: The place gets jammed fast, so your best bet is reserving a bed for yourself. But be prepared to shell out serious dough, $10 and up for an appetizer and $30 and up for an entree.
Celeb partiers: Jamie Foxx, Missy Elliott, Janet Jackson, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs
Hot night: Monday
1921 Collins Ave.; 786-276-6132
The long, narrow club is a vision in glossy green, with earth-toned couches and equally toned patrons sidling up to the bar.
Velvet rope factor: It's not easy to get in, so show up before midnight. Dress trendy, but not over the top. Not too stuffy, not too loose, says the club's publicist.
Celeb partiers: Lenny Kravitz, Enrique Iglesias, Vin Diesel, Tommy Lee, Naomi Campbell
Hot night: Wednesday-Sunday
Sky Bar at The Shore Club
1901 Collins Ave.; 786-276-6772
Step through the Shore Club's dreamy white lobby and suddenly, you're transported into a fiery red, Moroccan-style pool area with oversized lounging pillows and couches. Or step into Skybar's sexy red inner sanctum, which screams sensuality.
Velvet rope factor: It's tough to get in and mingle with the beautiful people, unless you're staying at the hotel.
Celeb partiers: Beyonce and Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Vin Diesel
Hot night: Thursday's Moroccan party