New to Little Havana's recently expanded nightlife scene is Sidebar, a bar and music venue from partners Jason Odio ("a lifetime Miami resident with a rich local history and nightlife pedigree", Raul Sanchez (mind behind Bar and Peachfuzz promotor) and Nick Katz. A press release reports the new spot is "expected to bring a modern and eclectic nightlife and live music to this historic area," adding that Sidebar will feature a "sexy bar scene" and an "idyllic outdoor garden," both designed by decorator Jeffrey Barone. Think traditional beer garden decor with string lights, unfinished benches and cushions. Odio will collaborate with Sanchez to curate the nightly scene and bring in artists and local performers like Austin Paul, Jacuzzi Boys, Steven Clark, Ketchy Shuby and Problem Kids. Sidebar will officially open on Friday, November 7 and will thereafter be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Follow along with their progress on their Facebook page.
Sidebar Comes to Calle Ocho
Next week marks the opening of Little Havana's newest hangout, Sidebar.
by Ana Heretoiu