South Beach Club Scene: Coco de Ville and Mokai 2010

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 10 - 2010

cocoJust in time for Spring Break and WMC, which hits our shores on March 23, are two new offerings in the club department:  Coco de Ville and Mokai 2010.  Coco de Ville, the LA transplant set up shop in the Gansevoort Hotel during Super Bowl weekend and has been getting lots of attention from cool kids and club rats ever since.  Coco De Ville’s Roy Alpert describes the vibe “like your hanging out at someone’s beach house. The programming is open format with more NY, LA style feel. The space is small so we keep the door pretty tight but if you show up with good energy and a good attitude them I am sure you won’t be hassled.”

Man-about-town, TARA, Ink. Principal, Nick D’Annunzio raves, “I love Coco De Ville. It’s the hottest spot in Miami, with the toughest door. You have to have a table or be genetically blessed to get in. I am not sure who is better looking, the crowd or the staff. And I am gaga over one of their signature drinks the Coco Cotton Candy. I die!”

 Up the street from Coco, Mokai re-opened last weekend with a new look and new ownership.  At the helm of Mokai 2010 is the Opium Group, which owns other South Beach hotspots, WALL, SET, Louis, Mansion, and Cameo, in addition to Opium Hard Rock and Prive up north.  The “new” Mokai’s facelift includes “eye popping cherry-red sofas, black lacquered walls, lipstick-pink panels, an ‘Alice In Wonderland’ array of custom-designed chandeliers, and a Baccarat-inspired chandelier pit – a modern take on a traditional fireplace –  Mokai’s design embraces modern New York sensibility and Miami joie de vivre,” according  to Vanessa Menkes, Opium Group’s vice president of communications. Mokai’s innovative music programming will include a mix of house music, open format, and electro formats.  Weekly parties will be announced soon.

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