North Miami Beach: A Higher Time than South
North Miami Beach is located roughly halfway between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Once known as Fulford (after a prominent citizen of the area), citizens of the town changed the name in 1931, after realizing that “Fulford” sounds like it might be the birthplace of the hillbillies from “Deliverance.” Now often known as NMB, North Miami Beach is a hotbed of shopping and clothing optional beaches. There are dining and cultural opportunities to rival anywhere else in South Florida, and strange attractions as well. Take, for example, the Ancient Spanish Monastery â€“ a genuine Spanish monastery (built in the 12th century) that was disassembled and moved brick by brick to the new world by well-known plutocrat and newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Ever a popular site for weddings, it is worth a visit, if only to remind you what can be accomplished with singular vision and limitless resources.
If you are looking for a good time in North Miami Beach (and who isn’t), there’s a great place you have to try. Far away from South Beach and Coconut Grove, Bermuda Bar and Grill is a great nightclub, though with a decidedly different vibe than hotspots further south. The bartenders seem to wear kilts (a little difference) and rather than the typical fruity, umbrella filled drinks that are popular in SoBe, at the Bermuda you’ll find people enjoying bottles of beer and shots (a bigger difference). The cover is quite reasonable, and Wednesday is ladies’ night, where women drink for free and force men to do their bidding. The food is pretty good, and at more of a reasonable prices than the food at the clubs in South Beach. The place is quite large; it features seven bars and two floors, and it’s open until the sun comes up (Wednesday through Saturday). All in all, the Bermuda Bar and Grill is the perfect place to go if you are tired of dealing with the crowds and parking situation of SoBe and Coconut Grove.
But, just because the Bermuda is a little more laid back than other clubs doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go there in style. Mirage Limo is ready, willing, and able to cart you to almost any club of your choice (provided it’s in Florida), and a limousine is a great way to go to any hotspot. Give the Bermuda Bar and Grill a try; you’ll be glad you did.