MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA Queen Lounge, a 4,000-square-foot “cocktail and gastro-lounge” opened earlier this month, bringing yet another nightlife option to South Beach's rapidly revitalizing Washington Avenue strip. The sleek space has a colorful, European-club-inspired design that is anchored by images throughout that pay homage to notable women in art, music, and fashion.
Faux gold mirrors, copper brown wallpaper, and Italian metallic paint line the wall; opulent crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling. The main lounge is lined with celebrity images and sculptures by metal artist Jon Allen and includes a long black granite-top bar, plus dining tables for 40. That room leads into a second lounge area, accented by six glowing LED tables, each surrounded by U-shaped leather seats.
On the second floor, the V.I.P. room contains a mezzanine glass wall that allows guests to gaze down at the rest of the venue. It holds 50 people.
The entire venue holds 250 guests for buyouts. A list of 30 handcrafted cocktails is supplemented by a menu of small plates featuring items such as Kobe beef sliders and herb-infused goat cheese spiked with jamon serrano and rolled in a pistachio crust with rum-soaked guava glaze.