Miami this weekend!

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nightlight
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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby nightlight » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:05 pm

If you're in the downtown area, you can find a ton of great restaurants and bars on Las Olas Blvd. and at Riverfront. They're practically connected and you'll be busy for the entire night. Riverfront probably has the highest concentration of post-college 20-somethings in broward county and none of the bars have covers. I recommend tarpon bend, dicey riley's, and automatic slims. Las Olas has a slightly older crowd (20s-40s) and is definitely more chill. Eat on las olas, party at riverfront.

edit: Hard Rock is in Hollywood, which is about 20 minutes away. They have a casino and lots of shops, good restaurants, bars, and clubs. Places to try: Gryphon and Pangea are pretty nice clubs (albeit a $20 cover), Murphy's Law is a fun irish bar, Jazziz is a cool jazz bar, and one of the bars has dueling pianos. If you love people watching, Hard Rock is perfect.
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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby nightlight » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:17 pm

Also, for those of you who have never been to miami (and are not from a big city), drinks are $14 a pop. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Ft. Laudy is cheaper for those who will be staying in broward.

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby Boyk1182 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:39 pm

nightlight wrote:drinks are $14 a pop


:shock:

BYOB :wink:

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby TKM » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:39 pm

nightlight wrote:Also, for those of you who have never been to miami (and are not from a big city), drinks are $14 a pop. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Ft. Laudy is cheaper for those who will be staying in broward.


I have been to miami plently of times but have never been to a bar there. What is the average price of a regular beer? how about premium (i.e. new castle). Thanks!

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby TKM » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:40 pm

Boyk1182 wrote:
nightlight wrote:drinks are $14 a pop


:shock:

BYOB :wink:


Is that a boykin spaniel in your pic?

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby macar » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:46 pm

nightlight wrote:I'll most likely be there (pending grandma making it at least another week). I live in fort lauderdale and will be more than happy to offer pointers on fun nightspots!


+ 1
PM me if u have any questions... there is plenty to do in fort lauderdale and miami every night, trust us...

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby Boyk1182 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:48 pm

TKM wrote:
Boyk1182 wrote:
nightlight wrote:drinks are $14 a pop


:shock:

BYOB :wink:


Is that a boykin spaniel in your pic?


Nope, a Vizsla

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby midrangejumper » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:50 pm

:cry: jealous im not going, but everyone needs to rush back to TLS after to let everyone else know how it went. take good notes! :P

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby TKM » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:59 pm

midrangejumper wrote::cry: jealous im not going, but everyone needs to rush back to TLS after to let everyone else know how it went. take good notes! :P


I will have my comp with me so I will give an update asap!

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby kellbell » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:12 pm

Boyk1182 wrote:
nightlight wrote:drinks are $14 a pop


:shock:

BYOB :wink:



Haha, party at hotel indigo!

My coworker (a U of M law grad) has talked me into renting a car, so I'm going to drive to the beach on Thursday if anyone's getting down there early and wants to hit the beach...holla!

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby wildcats12 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:22 pm

TKM wrote:
midrangejumper wrote::cry: jealous im not going, but everyone needs to rush back to TLS after to let everyone else know how it went. take good notes! :P


I will have my comp with me so I will give an update asap!


we will need play-by-play commentary of all the hot women you see too...

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby TKM » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:24 pm

wildcats12 wrote:
TKM wrote:
midrangejumper wrote::cry: jealous im not going, but everyone needs to rush back to TLS after to let everyone else know how it went. take good notes! :P


I will have my comp with me so I will give an update asap!


we will need play-by-play commentary of all the hot women you see too...


Can do!!!

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby kbigs » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:35 pm

can you guys take some pics of the facilities, if possible? i was super rushed when i visited last month, so i didn't have a chance to take better shots.

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby macar » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:49 pm

TKM wrote:
nightlight wrote:Also, for those of you who have never been to miami (and are not from a big city), drinks are $14 a pop. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Ft. Laudy is cheaper for those who will be staying in broward.


I have been to miami plently of times but have never been to a bar there. What is the average price of a regular beer? how about premium (i.e. new castle). Thanks!


Cheap beer ~ $5
Premium ~$8-$10
Imported hmmm... $10+

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby jkswisconsin » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:39 pm

I'll also be there.. staying at the Hilton near the airport. I'll try to post updates. $14 a drink?!? ouch.. I go to school in Madison where the drinks are $2...

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby Boyk1182 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:06 pm

macar wrote:Cheap beer ~ $5


Ahh well I'm all set then :wink:

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby tknlacrosse » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:49 pm

kbigs wrote:can you guys take some pics of the facilities, if possible?


Pretty pleeeease!

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby lion-o » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:33 am

TKM wrote:
lion-o wrote:I'll be there Thursday. Looking at a 60 degree swing in weather...nice.



Holy shit, where do you live?!?


Born and raised in Alaska. Was flying home from DC but got jacked due to the volcano erupting up there. So I sweet talked my way into a first class seat from Seattle to Ft. Laudy today and just got into the hotel with a voucher from Delta. Will be in SoBe tomorrow.

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby Diablo360 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:28 pm

I'll be flying in from Los Angeles tomorrow evening and will be staying until Monday afternoon. This will be my first time visiting Miami so i'll be sure to take lots of pictures and notes and post them along with my thoughts on the school and Miami in general.

My trip was planned at the very last minute so I think I ended up getting hosed on airfare, car rental, and hotel. Oh well..... Just fyi for those who haven't booked a hotel yet, the cheapest rate I found on Priceline/Expedia/Orbitz for a hotel near school was $95 at the Extended Stay in Coral Gables. It's supposed to be in a decent area (fingers crossed).

On a brighter note it looks like a good weekend is ahead. It's always fun to explore a new city and meet new people. I'll definitely be going out at night and going to the beach. Any other suggestions on where to go/what to see in order to get a better feel for the city?

Btw, anyone going to hit up some of the WMC events? There are some killer line-ups at the clubs in Downtown and South Beach. Sorry, I'm a dj/music producer on the side and probably won't be able to resist :P

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby alvaro1983 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:54 pm

I'm heading there Friday afternoon until Sunday morning. Looking for a place to stay for ~ 30/night. If anyone needs a roommate, let me know. I'm renting a car down there so I guess I'd be able to drive around.

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby Eliza » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:06 pm

okay--i'm thinking about biting the bullet and paying the $$ for a visit to UM--but my only hang up is that i am on hold right now--before i make plans to go--do you think it would a wise idea to call the admissions and try to find out when they will be sending decision letters so that i don't pay the $$ to go then while im there have a decision letter delivered? any thoughs would be great!

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby Eliza » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:07 pm

the thing is if i do call--i jsut don't want to come off too push or annoying...

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby mrman17 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:10 pm

I'm catching a red-eye tonight to Miami. I can't wait. I think I'll spend tomorrow checking out the city.

Does anyone know how extensive the "housing tour" is going to be?

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby mrman17 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:53 pm

I just booked my hotel (a little late). I'm only going to be half a mile from UM, and will have free shuttle service. I'll also be right next to metro rail, so I don't think I'll need to rent a car. $93.00/night which is reasonable for Miami.

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Re: Miami this weekend!

Postby kellbell » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:01 pm

mrman17 wrote:I'm catching a red-eye tonight to Miami. I can't wait. I think I'll spend tomorrow checking out the city.

Does anyone know how extensive the "housing tour" is going to be?



I think it's pretty extensive.

FYI - my coworker who went to UM says you need to rent a car if you're planning on checking out the city and doing anything not in your hotel or on campus. It's not like NYC - you need a car to get around. I was planning on doing the shuttle & metro, too, but he advised against it.

I'll be there about 9 am tomorrow, and I'm getting a car. Let me know if you need a ride if you decide not to get a car!




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