Though the “noble experiment” of Prohibition failed, other noble experiments, such as teaching horses how to shoot guns and giving suffrage to any horse that can shoot a gun, were huge successes. Celebrate the failure of the 18th Amendment with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of drinks at Transit Lounge in Brickell.
The Transit Lounge’s casual, social atmosphere and expertly concocted concoctions create an unpretentious backdrop to catch local bands or sing with them on Live Karaoke Tuesdays. Grab a lime-enhanced Corona ($6) and take a booth seat with some friends, or stick to the huge wraparound bar with a Samuel Adams (seasonal varieties starting at $5.50). Hoegaarden ($7) is available for those who prefer their beer wheaty with a hint of orange and extra vowels, and ale abstainers can opt for a Grey Goose ($8) on the rocks or a shot of Glenlivit ($9) to help lubricate socially stiffened vocal cords. Nightly drink specials also provide an element of economical surprise for patrons with an addiction to delicious gambling.
Transit Lounge hosts accomplished local musicians seven days a week, and live-band karaoke on Tuesdays adds rock-star realism to the normally robotic songsport. The wide-open plank-laden space provides a comfortable atmosphere for casual after-work conversation or heated late-night debates over who looks the most like Carl Sagan.
Nearly 100 Yelpers give Transit Lounge an average of four stars, and it has more than 1,600 Facebook fans. > * The bartenders are always very nice and even when it’s packed, you can get a drink rather quickly. – Meli L., Yelp, 1/30/11 > * Overall, head to Transit if you want a chill night with reasonably priced drinks and good music. – Arianna B., Yelp, 2/13/11