There may have been plenty of Cinco de Mayo festivities planned this past Tuesday, but an entire day of rain kept all but the hardiest of party-goers from venturing out onto the town. After a night of event-hopping, though, we have to tip our hats the team at Gale South Beach. The original plan was to host a rooftop party with live Latin music, a dog adoption showcase, a make-your-own margarita station, and a DJ set by Pirate Stereo – until the clouds rolled in and transformed South Beach into a grey and wet ghost town.
Unhindered by the sudden turn of events, LDV’s Director of Nightlife Stephen Lezama moved the rooftop party into the hotel’s Regent Cocktail Club. Guests who’d braved the weather could either dance the night away to a live Latin band, or relax on the room’s leather couches and sip creative tequila-infused cocktails or choose from the bar’s extensive offerings.
Despite being one of the smaller venues we visited, it was by far the most packed on the Beach. Once the rain died down, those craving the open air and a bit more privacy were invited to venture up to the hotel’s rooftop bar and pool area and drink in the city’s breathtaking skyline.
All in all, we applaud the team at The Gale for their resourcefulness and for reaffirming that, in Miami, the party must always go on.