Miami, FL – The Duke Lounge & Gallery may be new to the Little Havana neighborhood, but its intentions are timeless: to promote art good music and to cultivate an exquisite range of food and beverage. Located at 1547 SW 8 Street, Miami, FL 33135, the new lounge slash-art space will celebrate their grand opening on Saturday, July 12, beginning at 8 p.m. with complementary wine and hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment by pianist and songwriter Chantil Dukart.
“Little Havana has a rich history of fostering art and culture and we are pleased to now be a part of this neighborhood and do our part to continue this tradition,” says owner Costa Grillas. “We hope the Duke will become a haven for artists and musicians and a place for lovers of painting and live music to gather and take it all in," offers co- owner Johann Torres.
The Duke offers an eclectic menu ranging from fois-gras, crostini, wild boar salami, charcuterie platters, locally smoked bacon bit bruschetta and more. There’s also guava bellinis available as well as a selection of wine and craft beers. There is a standing offer of bottomless wine, beer or bellinis for $20 per person.
A dim lighting vibe and comfortable sofas and salon chairs lend the space a lounge-y feel. The live music selections to be offered are an eclectic range of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop and Latin, all performed in an acoustic format; DJs will occasionally spin from the same genres. Hours are Wednesdays – Saturdays, 5 p.m.until 12 midnight.