Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

Ziff Jewish Museum
A museum and former synagogue that represents the history of the large Jewish community in Miami.
World Erotic Art Museum
Sex sells, as they say, and that was certainly the case when Naomi Wilzig started snapping up erotic artefacts more than 20 years ago; her collection can be found at the World Erotic Art Museum. Try not to blush.
Wolfsonian-FIU
The largest collection of political propaganda from both world wars, and an extensive selection of items from the U.S. and Europe in the modern era; prepare to be impressed.
Waldorf Towers
A modern Art-Deco design together with the promise of absolute Miami fun makes Woldorf Towers an ideal location for a hair-letting-down-session...
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.
Vizcaya Museum
Boasting antiques from the 16th to 19th centuries, this stately home is a stunner; if you're craving a bit of glamour away from South Beach, Vizcaya is the place to be.
Van Dyke Café
Miami's only jazz bar, the Van Dyke is a popular tourist spot and perfect for a post-shopping bite. Tuck into a range of burgers, salads and pizzas with live jazz in the background.
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.
Twist
Treehouse
Treehouse is a slightly stripped-down version of the Miami clubbing experience, with a mix of lounge bar, dancefloor room and outdoor garden to choose from.
Tongue and Cheek
Tongue & Cheek doesn't take itself too seriously but the relaxed vibe belies the genius in the kitchen. 
Tiramesu
Sit outside and soak up the sun alongside the locals in this no-nonsense restaurant with delicious Italian served simple, fast and at a decent price. Perfect for that authentic cappuccino to relax or recharge.
The Viceroy
Don't wander about the Viceroy under the influence; the interiors are trippy, to say the least, with an outdoor living space that's got more than a little Alice in Wonderland about it...
The Vagabond
Three stages keeps a seemingly endless supply of global DJ's, cool bands and quirky acts the pick of the cool bunch. 
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.
The River
You can always go Downtown, someone once said - and that's exactly what we recommend you do for The River, which serves up piled-high plates of sumptuous seafood.
The Raleigh
A regular photo shoot location and a hang-out for locals. Stylish, and it knows it...
The Miami Beach EDITION
A glamourous oceanside hotel with a luxury spa and signature restaurant from Jean-Georges Vongerichten, The Miami Beach EDITION promises guests nothing but sun, fun, and decadently good times.
The Electric Pickle
Ignore the pretentious air of their blurb but take their own words as a hedonists call to arms - an intimate, liquor fuelled love machine - need we say more? 
The Broken Shaker
An utterly charming outdoor garden filled with somnolescent sofas and armchairs glowing under strings of fairy lights provide a picture-perfect backdrop to sip what some say are the finest hand-crafted cocktails in Miami.
Tapas Y Tintos
Charge your glass full of vino tinto while listening to the Gypsy Kings.
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.
Swine Southern Table and Bar
As Homer said, 'Mmmm......bacon'. 
Sushi Samba Dromo
Spot the celebrities between mouthfuls and then pretend you weren't looking.
Sugarcane
Spacious and sumptuous, Sugarcane draws on inspiration from Havana Nights with beamed ceilings and oversized fans; its menu, which combines a number of different cuisines, is a triumph.
Spiga
No attitude, just good Italian food in a smart setting.
Skyline
Joining the Mile High Club at Skyline is much easier than in the confines of a cramped toilet 30,000-feet up; with its entire concept based around air travel, it's frivolous Miami fun at its finest (and most ridiculous).
Score
Score reminds SoBe that this is still gay-friendly town; follow the large black and red target logo and do as the name suggests.
Sanctuary
An oasis of calm style, the Sanctuary is a stroll away from the sexy fun of Collins Avenue...
Sagamore
Not even Hercule Poirot could find a stray finger print here. The Sagamore is immaculate...
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.
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.
Rose Bar
Lobby bars don't come much more luxurious than the Rose Bar at the Delano; expect an ultra-chic crowd of razor-thin models sipping overpriced cocktails. But that's half the appeal.
Romeo’s Café
Romeo will take your breath away in his darling little café.
Purdy Lounge
Purdy Lounge is not a mantle-piece bar but it has a certain element of style.
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.
Prime One Twelve
Excellent steak, a prime location and the type of clientele that the paparazzi loves.
Peter Lik Gallery
Find magnificent landscape photos for show and for sale at the Peter Lik Gallery on Lincoln Road.
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.

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