The Brickell corridor is now nightlife central. Except without the velvet ropes, the door snobs and slicksters. Thanks to Andu resto and lounge, post-work tipplers can segue into a haute night out without moving an inch.
Nestled in the ground floor of the Miami river's hip Neo Vertika building, this 150-seat martini-heavy hang cranks up the glam with glossy white leather banquettes, shimmering silver curtains framing floor-to-ceiling windows and a semi-private dining area bedecked with hundreds of multi-colored, hand-blown glass bubbles created by Norwegian glass guru Terje Lundaas.
Gourmet goodies are courtesy of consulting chef Jason McClain (Nikki Beach, 8 ½) who counsels head chef Nate Martin (8 1/2, pearl) in the ways of luxe Mediterranean eats. Think white bean bruschetta, charred beef carpaccio with panzanella salad and Moroccan spiced calamari. Wash it all down at the marble wrap-around bar with a cilantro martini, made with aloe vera juice and lime.
Escape the clutches of tourists and head south.
Andu Restaurant and Lounge
141 SW 7th street