Where to bump elbows (and more) with the stars.
The Killers' Mark Stoermer and Lenny Kravitz at The Florida Room
WHY: It’s got new legs thanks to a renovation under the knowing eye of The Opium Group. The room now has a dastardly sexy red and black color palette and roomier aisles so you can shake your ass without assaulting anyone. And the cocktail waitresses have new, minimalist French sailor stylings.
CLAIM TO FAME: Mokaï was the other place Tom Cruise leapt onto a couch and pranced around (during last year’s Super Bowl).
WHO GOES: The next generation of young, cocky Europeans and the attractive locals who manage to infiltrate their circles, plus those who don’t have to wake up before noon for any particular reason, ever
NAMES TO DROP: Roman Jones (partner) or Matt Rivers (VIP host)
insider tip: Cozy up to Aris, the manager—he’s got a rep for giving out expensive bottles of Champagne to late-night ladies.
AURAL STIMULATION: Dirty house by Damaged Goods, DJ Konflikt and big-name imports like Peter Tong
OVERHEARD: “My brother still has the yacht in West Palm [rolls eyes]. You got one we could take a ride on?”
DON'T: Claim Karim, Nicola or Rony told you to drop in. They don’t own the place anymore.
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235 23rd St., Miami Beach; mokaimiami.com
COCO DE VILLE
WHY: It’s small enough to fit into the VIP room at one of Miami’s larger clubs, so when you’re in, you’re definitely in.
CLAIM TO FAME: It’s the occasional haunt of Kate Hudson, Paul Sevigny, Marc Jacobs, Sean Penn and whatever Kardashian sister isn’t about to give birth
WHO GOES: Stylish out-of-towners looking to party with stylish locals in a tight-quartered bacchanal
NAMES TO DROP: Alex Sumner, though he’s the guy you’re dropping it to, so that could be embarrassing
INSIDER TIP: Wear your fashion nice and crispy, because dapper doorman Sumner is angered by sartorial laziness.
AURAL STIMULATION: Overthrow throws Coco’s Habit (Thursdays), which means nu-disco, dance and unexpected randomness; it’s open-format on Fridays and hip-hop on Saturdays.
OVERHEARD: “Did you know this place is inspired by a fictional woman ‘so elusive and alluring that few can claim to have seen her’? We’re dating, but she’s cool with you and me hanging out.”
DON'T: Wear Ed Hardy or Affliction. Just don’t.
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2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; onelittlewest12.com