Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

11th Street Diner
This authentic American diner offers an efficient hang-over cure.
A la Folie
A la Folie is wafting out a July Revolution with its stuffed crepes and eccentric chef.
American Airlines Arena
Expect to see a few celebs in the crowd at the American Airlines Arena, particularly if the Miami Heat are playing.
Art Deco
The awe-inspiring Art Deco that lines South Beach is one of Miami's defining features, so be sure to take it all in - camera in-hand.
Automatic Slims
Picture a room full of America's Top model contestants and a lorry load of randy jocks.
Bentley Hotel & Beach Hotel
Like a cool kid who doesn't have to brag, The Bentley is one of Miami's most understated stays - but doesn't disappoint with creature comforts galore and a rooftop pool (a must in this sun-soaked city of sin).
Blackbird Ordinary
The perfect opportunity for the hidden hedonist to let loose and release that mid-week bender.
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.
Blue Moon
A tranquil, picturesque hotel located in the heart of Miami Beach, just seconds from the beach...
Club Madonna
Your only choice for strippers right here and right now on South Beach.
Dog Bar
Keep your dog in the manner to which it's undoubtedly become accustomed at Dog Bar, where a dog isn't just a dog; it's a pampered prince/ss.
Dolce Italian
Drag yourself off the beach and into this haven of Italian refinement for the finest Italian on the landmark Collins Avenue. 
Escopazzo
Highly rated authentic Italian cuisine in an unlikely location.
Florida Marlins
Baseball is big business in Florida, which is why the Florida Marlins are so beloved in their hometown of Miami.
Fly Boutique
New and vintage clothes are sold at Fly Boutique, one of Miami's trendiest fashion emporiums.
Gansevoort Miami Beach
Gansevoort Miami Beach knows what beach bunnies want, and gives it to them by the bucket-and-spade load with a ludicrously oversized beach club and a breathtaking rooftop pool and bar. And that's before you even step a well-heeled foot inside.
ISA Boutique
Elegant one-stop-shop that ensures you're as cool from the top of your head to the tips of your toes in the latest fashions. 
Jazid
Jazid attracts an eclectic bunch of reggae rock and disappointed acid jazz lovers.
Joe’s Take Out
Excellent seafood picnic fare to take down to the beach.
Kung Fu Kitchen
Housed inside the Catalina Hotel, Kung Fu Kitchen offers lipsmackingly good dishes from all over Asia; be sure to get here early to snag a table.
La Provencal
Fabulous French fare is served up at La Provencal, where culinary superstar chefs Terrou and Antoniotti have crafted the perfect menu.
LIV
Gloss has a home at LIV, where glitter balls and strobe lighting abounds.
Lords South Beach
The first truly gay hotel slap in the middle of South Beach...
Maximo Gomez Park
Watching chess is not a fun experience, unless the Cuban dudes are playing.
Meat Market
As the name suggests, Meat Market is where bloodthirsty carnivores come to indulge in doorstop-sized slabs of perfectly-cooked meat; vegetarians beware!
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.
Mercadito
Miami Dolphins
Go Dolphins! Take in a game at the Sun Life Stadium, complete with foam finger.
Miami Hurricanes
As Florida's favourite sports team, the Hurricanes can do no wrong - unless they lost (which they don't do often).
Miss Yip Café
Pop-in for challengingly-sized portions of Hong Kong cuisine and a delightfully shabby-chic interior. Always packed with regulars, which should tell you something.
Monty’s
A pool-side watering hole that explodes on a Friday afternoon.
Mova
As is expected of Miami - and indeed, a gay lounge - Mova serves up multi-coloured cocktails amid fabulously flamboyant surroundings.
News Café
Beginning life as a bookstore, News Café is now a fully-fledged lunch spot with a patio flanked by umbrellas and a menu that stretches way beyond simple sandwiches.
NIU Kitchen
A Catalan tapas restaurant, NIU Kitchen casts a gastronomic glow over its corner of Downtown Miami with its flavour-packed dishes.
Osteria del Teatro
Top Italian in the heart of the South Beach freak show.
Pasha’s
A mouthwatering Mediterranean menu awaits at Pasha's, which sits in prime position on the corner of Lincoln Road; vegetarians flock here here for its wide range of non-carnivorous offerings.
Patagonia
South American flare abounds at Patagonia, which offers all the usual grilled meats expected of the region without a hefty price tag; wash everything down with a bottle from its well-stocked wine cellar.
Peter Lik Gallery
Find magnificent landscape photos for show and for sale at the Peter Lik Gallery on Lincoln Road.
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.
Purdy Lounge
Purdy Lounge is not a mantle-piece bar but it has a certain element of style.

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