Published February 22, 2012
A Presidential Lounge at the Delano
Fought the Depression. Battled Hitler. Repealed a little thing called “Prohibition.”
You know, the kind of guy you’d share a dram with at an establishment that dignifies such respectable
Well, as it just so happens...
Say hello to FDR Lounge
, a subterranean cocktail spot in the Delano, ready to host your DJ-enhanced
late-night whiskey runs starting Monday.
So about the name: word has it that the 32nd president himself liked to come to the hotel with his mistress.
And not to give you any ideas, but, well... there’s a drink named in her honor—the vodka-laced
The joint itself looks suitable for an executive romp: stately wood floors, velvety banquettes, a gilded
bar. (Basically, a replica of your Presidents’ Day party.)
You’ll swing by with a date after 11pm. Grab a spot in one of the brown-leather alcoves
near the DJ
booth and order up their signature FDR
(rum, lime, brown sugar). Your entertainment: of the DJ
variety, though we have it on good word that Mos Def will be performing for Monday’s opening
FDR loved that guy.
at the Delano South Beach
1685 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139