In the world's eyes Miami is about beaches, babes, bottle service, and overall badassery. Yes, we know that Miami is much more than that pero it is admittedly also about that and we ain't mad about it. (Honestly, there are worse—less fun—things to be known for than beaches, babes, bottle service, and badassery.) As jaded locals we don't usually seek out the "South Beach scene", which makes it all the more fun when it seeks us out and makes for an unanticipated good night like last Thursday at STK Miami's newly launched Lip Service Happy Hour.
ICYMI the modern steakhouse and lounge re-opened at The One Hotel last year after the Gansevoort sold and underwent a serious reno. (Bonus points if you remember from our Instagram that we showed up to the re-opening party looking like farmers in all denim looks, while everyone else was super South Beach in bandage dresses and jackets.) Now, as STK Miami gets ready to fête their one-year anniversary on March 10, they are building on the success of their Bubbles, Bites & Booze Happy Hour, which runs Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., to include an all-night happy hour on Thursdays called Lip Service.
The premise of Lip Service Thursdays is the same as their weekday happy hour—reduced prices on prosecco, select house wines, specialty cocktails, and bar bites in the bar/lounge area—with the added benefit of extended hours, $5 signature shots and, in our case, a random free round of shots for the entire restaurant while Miami's very own DJ YSL blasted songs about shots. (We're not kidding, check out the short video clip below!) The all-night happy hour menu was the perfect excuse to catch up with our friend Jamison over Cucumber Stilettos, Lil' BRGs with parmesan truffle fries, and some cheesy tots in memory of that one night during Miami Swim Week when we devoured an order with our Miami fashion blogger friends, Kelly Saks of Kelly's Kloset and Evelyn Torres of Brickellista Files. More importantly, it allowed us to indulge in a rare and unexpected "So Miami" night which we would have not otherwise sought out. Can we get a #ThankYouMiami?