Most people would agree (especially those of you who work) that Friday is Fabulous, but Monday? Here’s a way to make it marvelous as I discovered last Monday. It’s Motown Mondays at Sweet Liberty, a celebration of the great tunes of the Platters, Four Seasons,  The Temptations, and many more, with a good DJ and dancing. The music celebration is part of a nationwide club of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts with a passion for soul music and dancing that produce weekly events across the world, from San Francisco and New York to Austin, Honolulu and more. Sweet Liberty was named the best bar and best happy hour in SoBe by New Times in 2016 and the one of the best bars in America by Playboy. 

The prices are reasonable, the drinks creative , staff is friendly (no SoBe attitude even though it’s in SoBe), and the décor is cool .

 

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Pursue Happiness on the dance floor!

The long bar, with hundreds of colorful bottles and lighting that makes the colors pop, is the highlight of the room and the major action. A neon light behind the DJ booth earmarks the good size area for dancing. Tough to choose a cocktail with enticing names like

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There’s a well curated selection of  beers, champagne and wine.  The menu has something for everyone, comfort food like burgers, Cuban torta, unusual cauliflower nachos,  burrata salad, kale salad, tuna poke, and swordfish.

 

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Cauliflower nachos

Another major plus, the music starts at 10:00 p.m. and runs until 3 a.m., though it’s open from 4 p.m. to 5 a.m. seven days a week, with a DJ nightly.

They just extended their happy hour everyday from 4pm-7pm. Along with the $.75 oysters and rosé, there are $5 cocktails including the Classic Daiquiri, the delicious Moscow Mule, the Aperol Spritz, and the spring beer Stiegl Radler from Austria.

We went there twice, once on a Monday and then again on a Saturday. On both nights the ambiance was that of a casual neighborhood bar rather than that of nightclubs in the immediate area (no spandex dresses and few stilettos on view, no line at the door). Noise level was “energetic” but we could carry on a conversation, even with a small group.

Prices are reasonable for South Beach. Cocktails are in the low teens, wine by the glass starts at $10 (5 ounce pour), beer starts at $5, and menu items average in the mid to high teens.

There’s a garage nearby and the lot in front of the W South Beach. No valet.

Sweet Liberty Drinks and Supply Co.,237-B 20th Street (near the Bass Museum).

 

 

 

 



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