May 11, 2018
The finest Margaritas in Miami? Yep. The classiest Cosmopolitans on the coast? No doubt. But these are only two of the reasons you’ll love the Purdy Lounge. Another is the mood: as sexy and laid-back as the design with a cool and friendly, fun-loving crowd who are rather more refreshing to come across than most of those you meet in the pretentiousness of Miami Beach. But it’s the design we really went crazy for. A beautiful curvy bar counter is done in varnished dark wood, and customers can sit at cool, silver and chrome, purple-upholstered stools sipping their tipple while chatting to the barman. Dim, moody lighting comes from low-slung aluminium ceiling lamps, candles and lava lamps, all of which accentuate the gorgeous walls of green and maroon. Regulars sit at beautiful couches or on plastic chairs designed like giant hands. Music is usually retro, it stops and starts as the CD-changer does its thing. All of which perfectly adds to the sultry renaissance-meets-bohemian baroque mood of the place. Busy pool tables and surreal paintings complete the Purdy picture. Barman, a Margarita please!