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Purdy Lounge

Bars, Dive bars South Beach
3 out of 5 stars
Purdy Lounge
Photograph: Courtesy Purdy Lounge
Purdy Lounge
Photograph: Courtesy Purdy Lounge
Purdy Lounge
Photograph: Courtesy Purdy Lounge

On the far west side of the Beach, near the foot of the Venetian Causeway, the location of the Purdy Lounge has influenced its character. During the week, it’s an unassuming and comfortable respite for locals who want to escape the tourists (Monday reggae nights and Chocolate Sundays are very popular). But on the weekend, it draws a bridge-and-tunnel crowd (or, as they’re known here, the Causeway Crowd), whose main goal is dancing and scoring. The dim lighting, dark red walls and lava lamps—not to mention a 5am closing time—add a bit of decadence.


Venue name: Purdy Lounge
Address: 1811 Purdy Ave
Miami Beach

Cross street: at 18th St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 3pm–5am; Sat, Sun 5pm–5am
Transport: Bus A, W
Price: $$
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