Cars embark on a cleansing journey as they slowly creep into Majestic Car Wash's 110-foot tunnel. Gentle machines whip and wipe cars clean with the aid of powerful cleaning products, and autos finally end their excursion under the shade of a large awning. Here, technicians can buff exteriors dry by hand, clean and restore headlights in less than an hour, and offer à la carte detailing services to protect cars from the tree sap and bugs attempting to annex their hood ornaments.
There's a lot to see at Piano Hollywood: rows and rows of wine glasses glinting above the bar, classic Rat Pack photos stretched along the wall, and a bar floor built to resemble piano keys. But the attention generally drifts to the back of the room, where a stage hosts a rotating lineup of jazz, blues, rock, and spoken-word performances. Music programmer Brendan O'Hara often plays here, and when he's not, he's inviting top-notch musicians he met while spending more than a decade touring throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean.
But if you listen closely, underneath the blare of a trumpet or the beat of a snare drum you'll hear the rhythmic, metallic rattle of cocktails being shaken behind the bar. There, bartenders blend classic old fashioneds and capahrinhas with the exacting nature of a piano player keying an intricate jazz solo. They also prepare locally sourced seasonal drinks?such as a brown-sugar daiquiri with 7-year-aged rum?which are ferried to candlelit tables surrounded by chic white-leather chairs.
The Jumbotron has long been a fixture at stadiums and ballparks. So why not at sports bars? Himmarshee Public House has asked the same question, remedying the situation with a 300-inch LED Jumbotron that towers above more than 30 plasma TVs showing the day's biggest games. With so many contests to follow, the pub lets fan celebrations and commiserations run until at least midnight; on Thursday?Saturday, Himmarshee stays open until 4 a.m..
Some patrons might need that long just to parse the drink menu, which encompasses more than 100 craft beers, not to mention wines, top-shelf liquors, and handcrafted cocktails. Cooks, meanwhile, put their spin on global comfort food with everything from lamb ribs coated with root-beer glazes to lager-battered mahi, slaw, and chipotle crema piled into tacos. On weekends, the more than 5,000-square-foot pub hosts brunches that include breakfast-themed shots.
During the boisterous shows at Sopranos Dueling Piano bar, pianists take the stage and play popular tunes as audience members clap, dance, and sing along. Meanwhile, bartenders dole out 24 varieties of beer and an array of colorful cocktails—including the frozen margarita lauded by reporters from South Florida Sun-Sentinel for providing "the perfect amount of pucker." Servers bustle about the tabletops in the dimly lit space, balancing trays of wings, burgers, and coconut shrimp with sweet-chili dipping sauce.
At Kavasutra, guests chat with friends over cups of kava, a traditional root extract from the South Pacific celebrated for its soothing, sedative effects. Rather than impairing mental function like alcohol, kava merely relaxes the mind, allowing patrons to leave the worries of everyday life behind for a spell. Surrounded by cozy couches and Polynesian-inspired decor, visitors can lounge in an oasis of calm as they make new friends.
Hookahs and hula hoop dancers are common sights at Kaos Ultra Lounge. The club's swanky interior lends itself to casual nights out, with bottle service that abounds with drinks from brands such as Grey Goose and Jose Cuervo. A food menu presents desserts such as chocolate molten-lava cake and cheesecake, which diners can enjoy as they relax in booths or enjoy trivia and other events.