Armand Pena's Ideal Miami Night
July 03, 2013 | by liana lozada | Talk of the Town
Armand Pena knows a thing or two about being a night owl in Miami.
Armand Pena is a fun-loving fixture of Miami's emerging dance scene. As the former resident DJ at Nikki Beach, he helped popularize the club's signature music program and "Welcome to Miami" events. His innovative sounds have been heard on BBC Radio One, Erick Morillo's Subliminal Invasion, and at gigs stretching as far as Berlin. On Saturday, July 20, he'll join the lineup at Morillo's IndepenDANCE Music Festival at Sun Life Stadium. With so much late-night experience, we had to know what Pena gets up to on a typical Miami evening.
Stop one: food and cocktails. "I head out to Mercadito Midtown for their tableside guacamole, along with their freshly made tacos—not to mention their cocktail menu is to die for! They have a mango purée with tequila reposado that is mouthwatering."
Stop two: mega-clubbing. "After having some tequila at Mercadito, I would head out to Story Nightclub to listen to one of my favorite acts play and hopefully catch them playing one of my tunes."
Stop three: late-night eats. "Before heading home, a late-night grub I can't resist is Los Perros. They have the best Colombian hot dogs and empanadas in town! I highly recommend them."
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