by Levi Werma on
I've had the pleasure of visiting on several occasions. For a private party, we rented out the entire venue and produced an incredible event. The staff were exceptionally helpful and pleasurable to deal with throughout the entire process. I highly recommend the venue for an event. I've also attended the Sundays Are A Drag brunch, a full drag show served after a mouth-watering breakfast buffet. For the person that has seen it all, the Sundays Are A Drag show is an absolute MUST. The Starlight Room itself is looking a little, uh, worn. It's my understanding a renovation is planned for the near future. Honestly, for the panoramic views, great food/drinks, and friendly staff, I'm not that worried about an old chair or two.
by Stacey Dahley on
Ok here's the deal. The fountainbleau is super over hyped and promoted. The lobby is a scene for sure, crazy amounts of people, tons of ass lingering around the lobby bar and Liv is in the center of thsi three ring circus. If you dont have a table, serious miami hook, i.e. blow the head promoteer/friend of a door guy/sleep with a miami drug lord/more than one guy with no girls your chance of getting in here is slim to none. Coming from NYC, (home of the cockbag door guys who let in people who look like they belong working iin hot topic over a guido with 4 strippers and a 20grand watch on) didnt think this place would be that out of control. The door was a sight to be seen, huge crowd of people trying to get in and name dropping. Looked like TRL in Times square when some closet case from NSYNC was performing and all the 16 year olds try to bum rush the studio. If your not a pregame in hell hole room drinking guest of this hotel than I suggest getting a drink or two at the lobby bar before heading over to LIV. We had time to kill and decided to get two Patron and Soda, price 40 plus bucks before tip.. Actually I think it was 47, they charge you 3 bucks for tax, auto gratuity is about 6 bucks and the drinks themselves are 17-20.. This is just ridiculous.. Especially with a latin Sean Penn serving drinks, this isnt worth it. DOnt get me wrong not a cheap person, but the naked bartender in one of NY's various strip clubs wont even rip you off this bad... Met tons of middle aged cougars while standing here for less than a half hour along with getting a good laugh out of some of the characters who showed up here. So our friend finally shows up and we do cut right past the mob scene and manage to get in..Get this, most people were paying 100-130 each to get in this club. Guy or girl it didnt matter. For a Saturday night in August, on what should be one of the slower nights here charging that much for admission is like paying 50 grand for a Kia... Gimme a break... The club itself is beautiful and designed just right. With LED lights on the ceiling, two levels, multiple bars and the hottest staff in Miami this place is designed as most clubs should be. Must say it was easy to walk around here half drunk and with a Superman high. This is a rarity in almost any nightclub in the country. Got about 6 different numbers, met a some very cool people and the crowd all seemed to get along and to be having a great time. Only downsides were the drinks inside, my buddy bought three patron drinks and told me the bill was about 100... Cmon unless your giving me some roofies or drugs along with the drink no bar tab should be this much.. The music was also terrific. House music on Saturdays, hiphop on friday & sunday... The system here is top notch, very clear and no matter where I was in the club it was good to always be able to hear what the DJ was spinning..Came in handy when some dirty animal was asking me some nonsense and I could immediately pretend to recognize the song and avoid having to pretend I was still interested in hearing about her job as a teacher .A hot blond DJ even got on the system and spun for a little bit. Not sure who this chick was but she was super hot and actually knew what she was doing. The bouncers here were all friendly and the bottle waitresses were very nice and over the top hot.. Dance floor is nicely laid out and all the talent in this place seemed to congregate around and on it like a bunch of Christians praying over a leper. Ended up leaving this place around 330am, was able to get a cab right out front and get back to my hotel within five minutes.. Fountainbleau maybe out of the way for most who stay down in Sobe but it is well worth the trip. Love the crowd here on Saturdays and glad it wasn't like Mansion, full of mandingo's in there chevys and the brooke hogan animalesq followers.