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Alternative to Taverna Opa?

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jessicam29 Sep 26, 2007 01:57 PM

Help! My cousin's friends insist on going to Opa in November for her Bachelorette party, and, nothing against the fine establishment, but I have gone there 3 times in the past couple of months...can we say overload? I'm kind of over the overly loud music, flying napkins, and 60 year old tourists dancing on tables. Which sucks, because I really enjoy the food.

So if anyone would like to suggest an alternative for dinner for a Bachelorette party, I would greatly appreciate it! Something fun and memorable.

By the way, I'm in the Miami area.

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  1. rhnault RE: jessicam29 Sep 26, 2007 02:03 PM

    but it's her party ; )
    those guys that work there are pretty cute too lol

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      jessicam29 RE: rhnault Sep 26, 2007 02:06 PM

      i know its her party, but her friend who suggested it just kind of threw it in there, as a suggestion and i thought i could come up with a "better" suggestion. so i won't lose my hearing or be picking napkins stuck to the bottom of my shoes the next morning :)

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      tpigeon RE: jessicam29 Sep 26, 2007 02:13 PM

      Social - Saturday night only...
      Possibly Nobu - expensive...
      China Grille
      Oasian

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        lax2mia RE: tpigeon Sep 27, 2007 06:24 AM

        Social is the first place that comes to mind.

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          jessicam29 RE: lax2mia Sep 27, 2007 07:22 AM

          Social seems like a great idea! I always forget about that place...I will definitely suggest that to the rest of the bridal party.

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            tpigeon RE: jessicam29 Sep 27, 2007 07:49 AM

            Only if you are going saturday. Othewise it is dead.

      2. Munchkin RE: jessicam29 Sep 27, 2007 05:59 AM

        A similar alternative would be Mango's Tropical Cafe.

        http://www.mangostropicalcafe.com/con...

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          tpigeon RE: Munchkin Sep 27, 2007 07:18 AM

          I would not recommend Mangos for a bachlorette party.

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            lax2mia RE: tpigeon Sep 27, 2007 07:57 AM

            Unless it's for someone you don't like. Then it's perfect.

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              Munchkin RE: lax2mia Sep 27, 2007 11:35 AM

              Why is that?

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          otkari RE: jessicam29 Oct 6, 2007 12:33 PM

          If you are looking for a great time for a bachelorette party, i'd like to suggest the fantasy party at club passions at paradise seminole hard rock. The web site describes the event as follows:

          Synopsis:
          The producers of Tony n' Tina's Wedding present The Fantasy Party, a new interactive comedy where girls rule. Written and directed by Larry Pellegrini, the show is presented by Steven Levy and Leonard Soloway. The interactive event includes specialty drinks, dancing, adult games, pole-dancing lessons and a variety of activities designed to keep female guests laughing all night long.
          Some of the show's outrageous characters include male dancers known as the "CEOs of Sex," a Fantasy MC, and a drag queen. According to Pellegrini, it was during the development of some of these characters that the show received its official motto: Where Girls Rule.

          General Admission $39.99 Includes show, Fantasy Favor and free admission to Passion Night Club, a Multi-Floor, Multi-Room, 15,000 square foot nightclub located in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino after show

          Premiere $49.99 Includes preferred seating, Fantasy Favor, and free admission to Passion Night Club, a Multi-Floor, Multi-Room, 15,000 square foot nightclub located in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino after show

          VIP Without Dinner $69.99 Includes VIP seating, Fantasy Souvenir Bag, and free admission to Passion Night Club, a Multi-Floor, Multi-Room, 15,000 square foot nightclub located in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino after show.

          VIP With Dinner $89.99 Includes full dinner, VIP seating, Fantasy Souvenir Bag, and free admission to Passion Night Club, a Multi-Floor, Multi-Room, 15,000 square foot nightclub located in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino after show. Must arrive early, so dinner can be served. Contact Fantasy Party, 954-323-4893 for more details.

          Must be at least 18 for The Fantasy Party and 21 to get into the Passion Night Club which is included in the ticket price.

          Ladies Drink Free for 1 hour after the show!


          a co-worker of mine had her's there and said it was a blast and great for such an event .

          Hope this helps

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            ciao_hound RE: jessicam29 Oct 7, 2007 09:37 AM

            A few years ago, my friends had an engagement party at Tap Tap on 5th & Meridian and it was a blast. They hired the Haitian house band, the murals are really cool, the back left hand rooms are perfectly compartmentalized, the mojitos and Barbancourt rum drinks are really good. The downside - no hot guys, the food will be tasty but not spectacular, and the service will be "island charming" as they say. If your friends are fun, bring the party with you, then walk across the street to Love/Hate for some rock & roll, or China Grill for something swankier. Just a thought.

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