The plush lobby bar at the oceanfront hotel is easing you into the weekend with two-for-one cocktails, live music and 25 percent off its tasty bar snacks. Meaning, lobster corn dogs, steak tacos, and truffle mac and cheese all ring in under $10.
Things to do for August 28, 2009
Reggae, Open Bars and Free Tequila
The weekend is ready for the regular season.
While your friends up north relish late-August outdoor concerts, you are content to take your live music in the cool embrace of AC. Tonight, while soaking up the Dave Fernandez Quartet, you'll have the run of the open bar, featuring Grolsch beer and cocktails spiked with Dziaq, a low-cal liquor made from pomegranate and dragon fruit.
Don't be surprised if you can't stop saying "yeah mon" (not to mention wearing bell-bottoms) after seeing this London musical based on the journey of an aspiring reggae star, as depicted in the 1972 film that caused a reggae-lution.
Sunday mornings are usually reserved for mimosas, but come the afternoon, anything's fair game—including gratis tequila courtesy of the Ritz's in-house tequilier. Grab a table facing the ocean and fill up on the day's special: Tacos al Pastor (pork tacos prepped using a vertical rotisserie for maximum juiciness), washed down with free-flowing anejo and reposado.
The Gansevoort rooftop lounge transforms into an outdoor "dive-in" theater, where expertly mixed mojitos and the glittering South Beach skyline serve as backdrop to an evening of al fresco cinematic pleasures. They're screening The Birdcage Sunday, which ought to make you feel nostalgic for late-'90s Miami. And Robin Williams's forearms.