Nightlife: Just a Swingin’ in the Wind

South Florida already has some fun gay strip bars. In Fort Lauderdale, there’s Boardwalk with its stable of fancy dancers and celebrity guest stars and the stalwart Johnny’s, which also recently opened a second location in trendy downtown Miami featuring some of the region’s hottest DJs. Oh, and don’t forget Dude’s over by Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Now North Miami Beach is gaining a new southern outpost of the upscale Atlanta club, Swinging Richards. The morality police must be just a little more relaxed in North Miami Beach because we hear the dancers there will be able to bare all. Since Cupid’s Cabaret closed in West Palm Beach a few years ago, we’ve been forced to use our imagination at the strip clubs, but no more! We also hear they’re hiring.

Swinging Richards will be located at 17450 Biscayne Blvd. Watch for announcements as the grand opening draws near.

In the meantime, here’s a look at what’s hot on the South Florida bar and club scene for the upcoming week:

Friday, Nov. 4

In Miami Beach, Edison Farrow’s Hype Fridays is the place to be. This weekly party, held at popular martini bar Mova Lounge, 1625 Michigan Ave., features DJ Bryan Zero and your hostess, Pussila. Finlandia cocktails are $7 all night long.

The new Jake’s Bar is now open in Hallandale Beach at 812 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. Get an early start on your weekend at the open bar from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy the live shows, dancers and drink specials all night long.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Are you up for the challenge! Scandals Saloon, 3073 NE 6th Ave. in Wilton Manors, is offering Cowboy Boot Camp at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Put on your boots for one hour of foot stompin’, heart pumpin’, calorie burnin’ fun. That’s right, it’s dance class, so get your ass out of bed! And all it costs is a $5 gratuity for the instructor.

Miami Beach celebrates Sleepless Night, a 13-hour celebration of the arts tonight. After checking out the galleries and concerts, head to Score on Lincoln Road for Insomnia. DJ Charlie Rojas will be spinning and you’re sure to find some of the city’s hottest men, too.

Meanwhile, in Wilton Manors, Noche Latina Saturdays celebrates its seventh anniversary. Now held at the Manor, 2345 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors, this weekly Latin dance party is a local favorite. Tonight Miss Noche Latina 2011, Viva Mirage, performs at 10 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 6

Catch that big game today at SideLines Sports Bar, 2031 Wilton Dr. With 16 flat screen TVs, SideLines is definitely the place to root your team on or just play a game of pool or hang with friends.

Monday, Nov. 7

There really is no such thing as a slow day in Miami Beach. It’s Pop Mondays at Twist, the popular South Beach bar that is practically an institution. VJ Nathan P. Smith is in the booth and there are always plenty of surprises at the club, located at 1057 Washington Ave.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Looking for something different? Try Dive-in Movie Night at the Royal Palms Resort. That’s right, enjoy movies from the pool of the swanky Fort Lauderdale Beach guesthouse. The show starts at 8 p.m. and the grill is open until 9 p.m. The Royal Palms is located at 717 Breakers Ave.


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