By Juan Lopez
Wanna hang from the rafters (literally, patrons have been known to do so) while getting down to an eclectic mix of 80s and 90s pop, rap and house music spun by a hipster drag queen? Then check out Simple Life Thursdays at Buck15.
Located atop Miss Yip, a chinese restaurant off Lincoln Road on South Beach, Buck15 was recently named in Out Magazine's "The 60 Greatest Gay Bars in the World"
Simple Life Thursdays is the creation of Edison Farrow, one of the longest lasting promoters on South Beach (Sobe Social, Martini Tuesday, the old Friday nights at Jade Lounge).
"Buck15 has a fun, no attitude energy and a Manhattan/East Village feel," Farrow said.
The party started seven years ago when Farrow was given the night by the then manager of Buck15 to bring in a crowd. Simple Life Thursday's crew consists of Farrow along with Chyna doing door duty and DJ Daisy D spinning the tunes.
"Daisy D keeps the party jumping every Thursday night with an amazing variety of open format music. There are no limits to the music format. If it is a great song, she plays it," Farrow said.
There's never a cover, the drinks aren't super expensive and bottle service is available. Get there early to avoid the line (say 10:30 p.m.). If you make it there past 11:30 p.m. be prepared to wait. The space is not huge inside, so expect a tight, cozy feel. The crowd consists of young trendy 20-somethings. So if you're not into fashionable twinks, don't bother. The party starts early and starts dying down around 1 a.m.
Buck 15, Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach; 305-538-3815
Buck 15 off Lincoln Road had its Thursday night party listed as one of Out Magazine's "60 Greatest Gay Bars in the World". Photos: Edison Farrow.