Richie Rich, Lapdances and Naked Men at Bardot's Grand Opening
|Photo by Logan Fazio|
|Richie Rich at Funkshion Fashion Week Miami Beach.|
Still, last night's opening of Bardot seemed monumental. The only other true bars in Wynwood are Electric Pickle and Midtown Sports Bar. And while the name may sound elitist and pretentious, Bardot is actually pretty darn welcoming to everybody.
"If Pawn Shop and Love Hate had a baby, this would be it," chirped one patron. We could see why she would think that, but Pawn Shop had a strict velvet rope and Love Hate seems inauthentic in its quest to be cool. This place is neither of those things. People were only held at the door when the place reached capacity (which happened around midnight). And the bar doesn't try to be cool, it just sort of is.
Club-kid-turned-fashion-designer Richie Rich made an appearance, sans Pamela Anderson, who was back in LA to be with her kids. The surprise of the night came when Rich performed his song "Celebutante," which probably isn't going to win a Grammy. Still, our escorts kept quoting the line "I like bubbles" all night long so it was somewhat infectious.
Later, Rich gave away a getaway to LA to hang out him and Pam to a luckily patron. Catch? It was a lapdance competition. Despite one contestant ending up completely naked, the audience seemed impatient, just wanting to drink and dance.
We ended up leaving around 12:30 to Rokbar, which debuted a new stage setup, but our sources said the party went on until 3 a.m. -- not too bad for a Thursday night.
Bardot is at N Miami Avenue & NW 34th Terrace, entrance is around the back. For more information, visit bardotmiami.com.