You remember the cliché about queens singing show tunes around the piano? The cliché is alive and well at Magnum. Every night, a group of gentlemen gather at this cozy lounge to show off their pipes and musical knowledge. My Funny Valentine, The Man That Got Away and Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered—all the chestnuts get an airing here, and with great gusto. Far away from the muscles and techno of South Beach, this bar is a time warp—in the best possible way. It’s warm and elegant: under dim lights, the crimson walls, red velvet drapes, oil paintings, gilt mirrors and wooden shutters create a womb-like vibe. Lanterns, flickering candles and snug booths add a romantic mood. Cocktails are gorgeous, as are the staff. Meals are served, too, and they’re good enough to attract a straight crowd. An outdoor bar—the Shack—is open seven days a week (unlike the main club, which is closed on Mondays).
|Venue name:||Magnum Lounge (Closed)|
709 NE 79th St
|Cross street:||at NE 7th Ave|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Thu 5pm–2am; Sat, Sun 5pm–3am|
|Transport:||Bus 112, 3, 16, 33, 93|
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