The latest addition to the Moonchine complex is a music-only lounge that features live acts and rotating DJs. Though adjacent to the restaurant, Room 71 operates as a separate venue -- guests must be stamped and show IDs to enter and exit, and no food is served. The decor follows Moonchine's signature funky feel with large, red lanterns hanging from the ceiling, and funky wall art spread throughout the space. The bar is made of scrap metal and tile, and the VIP seating area has a wall made of zebra-printed bar stools. The owners have managed to find unique vintage pieces around Miami and put them all into one room. Somehow, everything fits together.
The bright, minimalist, metallic-cool interior of Café 71 stands out in this grim, brown Biscayne block like a comic strip plunked smack-dab in the middle of a James Joyce book. Motorists going by the corner of 71st Street look over at the... More »