The humidor room is nearly as large as the lounge, which gives you a sense of what El Clique's priorities are. Comfortable armchairs allow patrons to enjoy a leisurely smoke from a large selection of premium cigars (buy five, and the sixth one is free). The tidy bar is small and the drinks limited to cocktails and wine with no draft beers, while two medium-sized screens air sporting events. Drinks are two for one during Heat and Dolphin games, and live Latin music is featured on select nights. El Clique offers tapas, appetizers and sandwiches. Tucked between stores, the bar opens and 11 a.m. and stays open as long as there are customers to serve.
BEST CLUB MIX El Clique 1252 Coral Way Miami 305-860-5360 A little gem tucked in where Coral Way forms a triangle with SW Third and Twelfth avenues, this place used to be a gay bar called the Eagle. But now it's a magnet for young, hip, Spanglish Miami. The crowd is a smooth blend of artists, musicians, and the cool kids who navigate the scenes at venues as varied as I/O, the District, Transit Lounge, and Hoy Como Ayer. However, the particular mix on a given night depends largely... More »