Steam Miami: "It's Very Interactive. We Embrace All Fetishes"

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Photo by Laurie Charles
Moretti (left) and Bruce (right)

Originally from Cocoa Beach, Bruce has been in the nightlife biz for most of his life, traveling to all 50 states with the exception of Alaska, opening coffee houses and microbreweries across Seattle, and being exposed to the live music industry in L.A.

Long Island native Moretti dove into the music business straight out of college when he began booking DJs with entertainment mogul Ricky Greenstein, who helped discover LMFAO, Shwayze, and Far East Movement, and who happens to be Steam's musical curator.

Bruce and Moretti crossed paths almost a decade ago and since then, the two have become close friends and business partners, establishing their own firm, Ramp Management Group. Back in April, the two purchased the property from Carmel Ophir.

"Russell was a good friend of mine," Moretti explains. "He said, 'Let's go to Miami and build a place.' We started working on a project and it snowballed to this."

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Via facebook.com/steamnightclubmiami

In addition to Steam, the dudes are also opening Railroad Blues, a speakeasy, and the Backyard, an outdoor music venue, all on the same block.

"They're three completely different venues that happen to be owned by the same people," he clarifies. "They all have their distinct character."

While Steam encompasses, as Bruce calls it, more of an "interactive-theater-meets-nightclub" kind of vibe, Railroad Blues, which is set to make its debut August 21, is all about music and cocktails.

Disguised as the Railroad News newsstand, the speakeasy isn't open to anyone - if you wanna party like it's the 1920s, you'll need the not-so-secret password available on social media, of course.

"The key is to provide a unique experience like people did in the Prohibition days," Bruce explains. "You won't know this [Railroad Blues] exists until you make it pass the door."

Inside, every detail, from stained mirrors to a wall of vintage suitcases, and a bar made from tire scraps, transport you to the days when the cocktail was king.

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Steam Miami

30 NE 14th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music


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35 comments
Alex Alvarez
Alex Alvarez

will fail in 6 months..Not trying to be a dick but didnt another club just try this format and close their doors in 6-8 months..

Erin Castillo
Erin Castillo

Www.facebook.com/houseitproductions follow us for our next event in Miami. We always give you a super chill venue, no cover and good house music!

Ryan George
Ryan George

Georgey, I knew the manager of Vagabond, had a part time security gig there anytime I wanted it, until they closed -__-

Titus Natasha
Titus Natasha

\U0001f3b6 Money money money money money \U0001f3b6 Money \U0001f3b6

Dani Espindola
Dani Espindola

Matt Dickens, this is the place I was talking about last night!

Lex Dillinger
Lex Dillinger

Sounds like cirque de douchbaggery, I'll give it a shot though

Daniel Paul
Daniel Paul

Just give a ppl a dark room to dance and party in with good music. Charge no cover and enforce no dress code. I hate all this extravagant shit. I can't wait for bizerq to open up this month. Fuck all this glam shit

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

They should leave out the cirque de solei part out and focus more on the music

Zach Jukel
Zach Jukel

Like that hasn't been done before.. \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Randy
Randy

Making people go on social media to gain entry to a "speakeasy" is dumb and also alienating.  

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