Things to do for June 21, 2017

It’s Summer. A Beachfront Taco Truck Is in Order.

And So Is This Party Where the Freehand Transforms 30 Hotel Rooms Into 30 Different Drinking Scenarios

By Ginger Harris

Wednesday
Villa Azur Just Wants You to Drink Champagne
BUBBLING OVER

Villa Azur Just Wants You to Drink Champagne

Wednesdays. Those aren’t so bad. But add in two hours of free-flowing champagne at Villa Azur’s new weekly party and they somehow get substantially better. We should probably also mention that you can eat canapés and listen to loungey music while doing all that. There, mentioned.

Friday
W South Beach Has Seaside Tacos Now
SHELL SHOCKED

W South Beach Has Seaside Tacos Now

The beach is nice, what with all its sand and water. But it’s missing something. Specifically, shaved pork tacos, mezcal and fresh lemonade cocktails. Which probably explains why the W South Beach just added a beachfront taco truck with all of the above so you don’t have to miss them anymore.

Now open, 11am-6pm, beachfront at W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-938-3000

Saturday
It’s a Barbecue. It’s a Pool Party. It’s Both.
GRILL POWER

It’s a Barbecue. It’s a Pool Party. It’s Both.

The Shelborne just added two of Miami’s most important summer components to its Saturdays: a pool party and a barbecue. Expect grilled crawfish tamales, grilled beef flank steak carne asada, tequila drinks from the Bodega bar pop-up and DJ-spun tunes. And you jumping into a pool.

Saturdays starting June 24, noon-7pm, no cover, Shelborne, 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-1271 for reservations

30 Hotel Rooms. 30 Different Ways to Drink.
HOSTEL TAKEOVER

30 Hotel Rooms. 30 Different Ways to Drink.

The Freehand is about to transform 30 of its rooms into individual parties centered around a featured spirit. Fulfill your wanderlust by going room to room, then head out to the beer garden where the Old Fashioned bar lives. You’ll allow the thematic disconnect.

Sunday
Purdy Lounge Gets An Upgrade, Bourbon and All
PURDY DANCING

Purdy Lounge Gets An Upgrade, Bourbon and All

After 17 years, Purdy Lounge got a makeover. And now it’s time for the big reveal, which works because you could use something new to sip on and look at. We suggest the colorful retro mural, blue booths and Coco Plum with bourbon, plum bitters and coconut ice cube. Not necessarily in that order.

June 25, 10pm-5am, no cover, Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-4622

What Else Is New

On a typical Wednesday, Ginger Harris is likely seeking reposado tequila, squeezing her way to the front of a concert or jumping on the back of an Indian motorcycle. That’s just Wednesdays, though.

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