ORA’S ANTI-SOCIAL LOUNGE CATERS TO THOSE LOOKING FOR A RESPITE FROM THE CLUB AND A TEQUILA OLD-FASHIONED WITH A HINT OF HEAT.
Intimate conversation and craft cocktails are about the last thing that come to mind when you think of clubbing, but the new kid on the disco block, Ora, is doing revelry a little differently. Sure, you can order bottle service complete with Champagne sparklers or even martinis shaken tableside, while being amazed by a multimilliondollar ceiling that—no, your eyes are not playing tricks on you—actually moves. Or you can get away from the performers imported from Ibiza and the smoke, mirrors, and kinetic ceiling and read a Taschen book in the relaxed, onyx-clad upstairs lair, with a cocktail crafted by beverage director and Las Vegas veteran Roger Gillespie. To drink like owner Ryan Van Milligen does, order a No Country for Old Men, a rye and tequila old-fashioned with ancho chile and bitters. It’s the perfect social lubricant for a tête-à-tête mid-clubbing. 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-912-1010
Ora's ko Country for Old Men, a rye and tequila old-fashioned.