While there’s no shortage of loud and wild clubs in Miami Beach, there’s definitely a void for those who prefer a more intimate night out away from the intense parties. Arena Restaurant & Lounge hopes to fill that void with their new space 6th and Washington Avenue.
The new spot offers a modern take on a traditional jazz lounge with sleek, futuristic furnishings. This is the first restaurant venture from Val Povaliaiev, a long standing Jazz and music concert producer who has worked performances all around the world including Miami at the New World Center. Staying true to that music industry, the place promises to provide an alternative to the deafening techno soundtracks that fill South Beach‘s clubs by offering nightly jazz music. The house band features local jazz musicians Hali Kaylon Rodriguez and Rene Toledo, who will be joined by acclaimed visiting artists.
“Arena is an alternative to the majority of other nightclubs on South Beach. By providing a relaxing and inviting atmosphere that features acclaimed performances, complimented by amazing cuisine, we’re giving guests a full ‘experience’ that goes beyond just going out for dinner,” says manager Mauro Silva in a press release. As far as cuisine is concerned, Florida-native chef Eduardo Rodrigues, whose previous work includes stints with the National Hotel, and Grand Bay Club, will run things in the kitchen, dishing out menu items made with “locally sourced ingredients”, “homemade pastas”, “imported Italian cheeses and sustainable seafood”. Arena Restaurant & Lounge officially open since November 15.
Source : Ana Heretoiu & Ricardo Mor