Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

Pubbelly
A critically acclaimed gastropub in Miami Beach, the small dishes at Pubbelly have an Asian twist and more than one nod from the James Beard Foundation.
Cantina La Veinte
Cantina La Veinte, with chef Santiago Gomez at the helm, is a riot of a restaurant with Mexican flavours and bold, bright design in Downtown Miami.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
A Peruvian restaurant in the luxe surrounds of the Mandarin Oriental, La Mar by Gaston Acurio offers superlative cuisine and views of the Miami skyline.
NIU Kitchen
A Catalan tapas restaurant, NIU Kitchen casts a gastronomic glow over its corner of Downtown Miami with its flavour-packed dishes.
COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
The COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach is an Art Deco hotel with sweeping views out over the Atlantic Ocean, a spa, and delicious dining and drinking venues.
Blue Collar
Lashings of waistband-busting comfort food classics are the draw at Blue Collar, Daniel Serfer’s laid-back restaurant in the MiMo Historic District.
Bardot
Small but perfectly formed to soak up the decadence of a perfect night out. 
Mercadito
Bay of Pigs Museum
The Bay of Pigs Museum tells the fascinating story of Cuban exiles-turned-operatives during the CIA's top secret mission to invade Cuba in 1961.
Cavalier
A charming restaurant with adventurous Italian fare - just don't try to understand the waiters.
Prime One Twelve
Excellent steak, a prime location and the type of clientele that the paparazzi loves.
Amethyst Couture
A fashionista's find; Amethyst Couture has everything a gal needs for a night on the tiles.
Blackbird Ordinary
The perfect opportunity for the hidden hedonist to let loose and release that mid-week bender.
11th Street Diner
This authentic American diner offers an efficient hang-over cure.
Buck 15
The bar with the coolest graffiti art and flea market sofas in Miami.
A la Folie
A la Folie is wafting out a July Revolution with its stuffed crepes and eccentric chef.
Jazid
Jazid attracts an eclectic bunch of reggae rock and disappointed acid jazz lovers.
Sushi Samba Dromo
Spot the celebrities between mouthfuls and then pretend you weren't looking.
Sagamore
Not even Hercule Poirot could find a stray finger print here. The Sagamore is immaculate...
Joe’s Stone Crab
Joe's Stone Crabs are where it's at if you are a crab fanatic.
Mekka
As one of Downtown's most versatile spaces, Mekka is home to four (or five) clubs in one; indeed, even the most demanding dance floor divas are sure to find something to suit their fickle moods.
Florida Marlins
Baseball is big business in Florida, which is why the Florida Marlins are so beloved in their hometown of Miami.
Colony Theater
A range of performance arts can be enjoyed at the Colony Theater, an Art Deco gem that stands proud on Lincoln Road.
CVI.CHE 105
CVI.CHE 105 is a much-hyped, enormous Miami restaurant, which serves good value Peruvian fare among chic but relaxed industrial-style decor.
Rubell Collection
Founded by Don and Mera Rubell, the Rubell Family Collection comrpises big names such as Damien Hirst and Cindy Sherman; a 40,000-edition strong research library adds depth.
AG Adriano Goldschmied
Denim is king at AG Adriano Goldschmied, which houses premium jeans in a sleek, sexy setting.
Dean’s Gold
Catering for both men and women, gay and straight, this gentleman's club is widely regarded as the finest in Miami.
Tantra
Things get feisty here after dinner, especially on Monday nights; expect the tables to be hopping with more than just cocktails as the night progresses.
Talavera
Waving the flag for authentic Mexcian cuisine in Miami is Talavera, which champions a menu of intense flavours. Be sure to wash everything down with a margarita or three.
De Rodriguez on Ocean
Owned and run by chef Douglas Rodriguez - something of a celebrity in South Beach and once name-dropped by Newsweek - De Rodriquez on Ocean serves up high-end Cuban cuisine on Ocean Drive.
Uncle Sam’s Music
DJs stock up on new (and old) tunes at Uncle Sam's Music, where vinyl is God and the customers nothing but local subjects.
Ortanique
You'd never guess that co-owner and chef Cindy Hutson was self-taught; the menu at Ortanique is to-dine-for, fusing together cuisines from South America, North America, Asia and the Caribbean.
Vue/Passage Bar
Flanking the pool at Hotel Victor, Vue/Passage Bar is made up of two connected areas that cater to all your eating and drinking needs. Great as your first port of call.
Bass Art Museum
The Bass has a well-deserved reputation for being a top art museum.
Lowe Museum
With 13,000 pieces on show, many from the ancient world, Lowe is a must-visit museum for the discerning art-lover.
Affliction
Get the Miami look at Affliction, where a graphic tee is sure to pack a punch.
The Room
One of the best-hidden secrets that SoBe has to offer. Try a tipple from their international selection of beer and wine, but don't expect a cocktail anytime soon.
Safari Bar
Whether it's people-watching outside on the terrace or cocktail-sipping inside at the bar, the Safari Bar is one of the coolest places to chillax in the city; happy-hour makes it even better.
Osteria del Teatro
Top Italian in the heart of the South Beach freak show.
Spiga
No attitude, just good Italian food in a smart setting.

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