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What’s better than living in Los Angeles with its steady, sunny climate and flourishing gay and lesbian culture? Packing up and moving off to Miami!—another coastal locale with its many stretches of sandy beaches and unique community for the gay brothers and sisters. Let the girls, both Charlene and Davonee, from Gimme Sugar: Miami (a new season of Gimme Sugar that will be premiering next Monday on June 22nd on Logo!) show you how it’s done! Brand new adventures await in the second season of Gimme Sugar for Charlene and Davonee, as they attempt to introduce Truckstop into the Miami lesbian club scene and navigate life with new friends!
As club promoters, Charlene and Davonee are more than qualified to give their take on what’s hip and hopping. In this article, Charlene and Davonee have provided us with their expertise and seasoned palette for food, local hot spots and parties on the hottest, must-visit destinations in Miami. What are you waiting for? Let’s dive in!
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LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Hotel
Fontainebleau Hotel Resort, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305.674.4680
“This club was one of the best clubs we have been to in a loooooooong time. Being in Miami and all, there is always a sexy, mixed crowd–gay straight bi and transgender, bunnies, ooompaloompa’s and vampires. You really just have no idea what you’re in store for! There are just many beautiful, crazy, sexy characters in that place. Because everyone is having such an amazing time, the craziness in that place is just normal.
Walking into the hotel, we noticed how absolutely stunning and sexy it is. With over a one billion dollar renovation, they definitely didn’t miss a buck as to what that money was spent on. GOOD JOB to whoever was part of this. The club itself is located underground. The sound quality is so amazing that you hear nothing when you are inside the hotel. You have to go through two sets of double doors, which lead you to a balcony that overlooks the entire club to a staircase. This staircase leads you to the bottom level where the sexy party is just raging!!!!! It’s definitely an experience, ‘tis why we frequent LIV in Miami. Everyday there is a party.”
“It is a straight club that I love and enjoy going to because of the beautiful girls there. They play amazing dance music, and the club is gorgeous inside. You know Davonee, I always have to be where the girls are hot, and LIV was the spot for me.
1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139; 305 531.7234
“This bar/ restaurant on Ocean Drive is funky, and it’s across the street from the beach. You can have a drink, eat and chit-chat with people that just so happens to walk through the bar on the sidewalk. Watch a drag show and listen to some good music, while you’re soaking up the sun. Also look out for girls in their bikinis walk pass by every 2.5 seconds!!! Take your cocktail to the beach and just sunbathe.”
Restaurants and Coffee shops:
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Shuckers Bar and Grill
1819 79th Street Causeway North Bay Village, FL 33141; 305-866-1570
“Shuckers is a bar / restaurant overlooking the Biscayne Bay; it’s an awesome dive just to chill and hangout and have some amazing oysters. Yum! They have a great menu with big portions. Just chillin’ on the Bay is beautiful. You can drink, play pool, eat and just hangout. It’s one of the best dives I’ve been to. It’s great on any afternoon. It gets packed! Friends + alcohol + oysters + chicken strips + a table on the water + fun atmosphere = A DAMN GOOD AFTERNOON full of laughs and too much fun! We recommend Shuckers!!”
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“Located around the corner from Lincoln Road, David’s Café has the best Cuban goodies and a damn addictive Cuban coffee. You can sit inside or just walk up to their street-side ordering window and do a drive by, coffee run. Seriously, this place has some mad goodies to die for. Mmm…we will have 2 Cuban coffees please!”
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Segafredo on Espanola Way
500 Espanola Way Miami Beach, FL 33109
“Another bar / restaurant, Segafredo and its food are AMAZING! Their Italian food, sushi, coffee, special drinks and martini’s are just mouth watering. The atmosphere is great; one can be sitting outside on vintage plush couches and tables. You definitely don’t feel like you’re at a restaurant – you feel like you’re in Italy. Sitting outside, people watching and just enjoying the Miami weather is amazing. Everyone just looks sexy and dewy and shiny…oh my. Um…did I mention I was on libido overload most of the time? There are seriously just beautiful women everywhere!!”
“I feel like I’m in Italy when I’m there. Espanola way is a really narrow street with a little cafe and restaurants all smashed next to each other on the sidewalk.”
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Gay Beaches (or any beach in Miami actually)
“The beaches in Miami are known for it’s amazing water, sand bars that go out for miles, and of course, once again, the BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. There is just sex walking around for days on South Beach. Girls, girls, girls and boys, boys, boys, but we weren’t paying any attention to the latter….haha. The girls just love playing volleyball, rollerblading, jogging, walking, tanning, or just drinking on the beach. There was always beauty all around us and we loved it. South Beach definitely keeps your eyes busy. It’s amazing to just walk on the beach and chill and tan out. There was always so much flava and culture everywhere we turned. We love South Beach!”
“Soooo much fun. This is a place where you come to shop, eat, drink and people watch. It’s kinda like the promenade in Santa Monica, minus the bums and dirty fountains. It’s a place to enjoy at any day of the week or any time of the day. There’s something for everyone. And there’s someone for everyone. DAMNIT MIAMI AND ITS GORGEOUS WOMEN!”
“Love this place a lot because it’s a good place to people watch, have delicious food, and shop. There’s always something going on in that area. Oh yeah, and girls walking around in their bikini tops and bottoms.”
Ocean Drive in South Beach
“People watch while you’re eating at one of the side walk restaurants. Take your cocktail or beer on the beach while you’re lying out and going for a swim. There are plenty of girls walking around in their bikinis again! That never gets old!”