“Dante’s HiFi isn’t looking to be Miami’s next megaclub or — God forbid — another Tulum-inspired hot spot. Instead, its claim to fame is a more modest one: It’s the city’s first Japanese-style listening bar.
“For those unfamiliar with the concept, Japan’s listening bars are an audiophile’s dream — a place where you can sit down, drink, and feast your ears on the expertly curated playlist. The quality of the speakers, amps, turntables, and mixers are just as important as the cocktails being served. As Resident Advisor notes about the culture: ‘It’s rooted in the joy of discovering music and listening to that music in the best possible environment.’
“That means Dante’s is not the kind of place where the music is so loud that your only option is to dance on the furniture while bottle sparklers go off every five minutes. Here, you’re expected to sit down, speak in hushed tones, and, most importantly, listen.” – Jose D. Duran, Miami New Times, October 6, 2021
Notice the statue of Rodin’s Thinker (modeled after the poet) on the back wall!