Club + Bars

One Night Stand: Elevated Fridays

level 25's Elevated Fridays at the Conrad hotel. Photo: Jipsy.
level 25's Elevated Fridays at the Conrad hotel. Photo: Jipsy.

Perched in a gleaming glass building, 25 floors above Brickell Avenue, lies a new answer to the eternal question: “Where do I go after work on Friday?” With breathtaking views overlooking Biscayne Bay, Level 25 at the Conrad Hotel invites visitors to elevate their senses at this swanky lounge, and specifically at their new Friday night soiree, Elevated Fridays.

“Level 25 has such a cool, modern vibe that resonates throughout the space,” says DJ Induce, who’s well known for his appearances at hotspots like The Vagabond, The White Room and The Standard, has added Level 25 to his resident DJ roster. “It’s the perfect setting for my various music styles.” Having played abroad in countries like China, Germany, Spain and France, Induce has successfully incorporated his worldly influences into the open format he plays here until 1a.m. His ultimate goal while playing to the crowd: “to offer the sense that something different is going on… and simply play good music.”

It’s also worthy to mention that the bar here provides welcome wallet relief for visitors with a weekly $6 cocktail special from 5-7 p.m. Specialty cocktails like the Brickelltini and the Black Martini (made with Blavad black vodka) have proven popular. For those with a serious taste for vino, The Wine Attic provides a perfect alternative to spirits. Offering over 40 different wines by the glass ranging from $8-38, the room has the potential to placate the palates of all connoisseurs.

Interestingly enough, this party offers more than just drinks. Every Friday from 6-7 p.m., award winning executive chef Michael Gilligan of Atrio puts together an offering of complimentary and delectable Spanish pintxos, or small plates, including saffron sautéed Spanish artichokes, duck confit cazuelita and foie gras and goat cheese empanadas. If that’s not enough, a distracting raw bar offers larger than life king crab legs oysters, sushi, clams, mussels and other seafood treats.

With no cover, no guest list and no velvet ropes, Level 25 leaves everyone wanting more week after week. And for once in Brickell, there’s no need to worry about where to park — the valet’s got it covered.

Conrad Miami Hotel, 1395 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-503-6529

Published: 9/08



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