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Miami's Most Exclusive Nightspot

Dine, Lifestyle, Miami

Alan Faena has tapped nightlife wunderkind Omar Hernandez to helm Miami’s most glamorous speakeasy, Saxony Bar. As the new master of ceremonies, Hernandez’s invite-only guest list and buzzedabout Midas touch make for magnetic nights in Magic City.

In the amber glow of tapered candles, a polished coterie of guests nestles around tables spread with truffle and champagne risotto, seared prime steak and yellowfin oshizushi. “The dishes are delivered tapas style for sharing,” says
Hernandez, who recommends the locally sourced snapper crudo and the caviar russe served with baked potato crisps. “It’s the ultimate decadent caviar experience.” “Think of it as a nightlife ashram for social healing where people can come back
together with a sense of ease and community” OMAR HERNANDEZ

In the amber glow of tapered candles, a polished coterie of guests nestles around tables spread with truffle and champagne risotto, seared prime steak and yellowfin oshizushi. “The dishes are delivered tapas style for sharing,” says Hernandez, who recommends the locally sourced snapper crudo and the caviar russe served with baked potato crisps. “It’s the ultimate decadent caviar experience.”

During dinner, a guitarist harmonizes with a piano player sending soothing melodies into the onyx and gold-trimmed Art Deco space. Gilded animal murals painted on glass by artist Juan Gatti preside over nooks of black leather banquettes and a centerpiece brass-topped bar. Bow-tied bartenders in white dinner jackets mix craft libations from smooth Belvedere martinis dashed with golden flakes to the fan-favorite Smoke & Sparks, a smoky elixir of Roca Patrón tequila, Del Maguey
‘Vida’ Mezcal, jalapeño, and  fresh-pressed Lime. “La Ranita and the Faena Spritz are both festive, inviting and celebratory cocktails,” notes Hernandez.

For those who prefer their spirits straight up, there is an inexhaustible menu of top-shelf labels. Yet, there’s never been a better time to raise a glass of bubbly to fete the opportunity to safely gather with old friends and new.

“Think of it as a nightlife ashram for social healing where people can come back together with a sense of ease and community,” says Hernandez. He’s helping them “get back to life and feeling alive” with the signature sprezzatura that made is New York supper-slash nightclubs celebrity haunts.

Hernandez’s exuberant joie de vivre and hospitable temper shape an ambience suited to unbridled enjoyment. And he clearly has a knack for curating fun. Throughout the evening, spontaneous acts unfold in the intimate space, from a corseted prima ballerina pirouetting to Christina Aguilera’s “But I Am A Good Girl” to a more provocative and participatory burlesque performance that gets the crowd on their feet. Once they're up, DJ Yazin (a legendary New York City nightlife fixture) keeps them up with dance music spanning the 70s to the late aughts and everything in between. Hernandez—the quintessential host in his dapper tuxe, darkrimmed glasses and easy smile— shimmies spryly amongst his guests, intuiting needs and never missing a beat on what the night  needs more or less of. “It’s all about bringing people together,” he says, “and having a good time.”

The Saxony Bar
Thursday–Saturday
Invitation Only

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