Martini Tuesday

 

Edison Farrow’s weekly Tuesday night party came from humble beginnings and has turned into a staple of Miami’s gay lifestyle.

Martini Tuesdays
A recent Martini Tuesday at the Gansevoort South. Photo courtesy of Edison Farrow.
 

By Juan Lopez

Martini Tuesday is a weekly traveling cocktail party that meets at different venues on South Beach every Tuesday at 9 p.m. In its 8th year, Martini Tuesdays touts itself as a night for networking and meeting new friends and there is never a cover charge.

The Tuesday night party is the brainchild of Edison Farrow.

"I started Martini Tuesdays in January of 2001 as a get together for a small group of my friends. The first week, I called 10 friends and asked them to meet me once a week for a martini club. It was meant to be just for 10 friends, sitting around a table talking,” Farrow said. “Fourteen people showed up the first week and did just that. We sat around a table at the Winterhaven Hotel on the outside terrace and talked. By the second week, 35 people attended. The fifth week, 75 people.”

The location of Martini Tuesdays are usually held at Miami's chicest hotels and lounges. Recent fave locales include the Mondrian, Gansevoort South and Viceroy hotels. There's always a signature martini that is offered at a reduced price. Other drinks are available and prices vary depending on the locale.

"It is a great night for meeting, socializing, or just to see a new venue that you have never been to," Farrow said. Find out where the next location for Martini Tuesday is by visiting www.sobesocialclub.com

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