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Pangaea & Gryphon, Hollywood

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel + Casino
5711 Seminole Way
Hollywood , Florida
Tel: 954 581 5454's insider take:

Nightlife entrepreneur Michael Ault opened two spots simultaneously in South Florida last year—lured to the Hard Rock no doubt, by the chance of a 24-hour liquor license on Seminole land. Pangaea—a sibling to the New York City and Marbella spots—is a bar/lounge with a resident DJ (mostly hip-hop and heavy house); there's also an on-site musician who riffs along with the records using drums and maracas. The space adheres to an east African theme, with safari tent and African artifacts collected by Ault during his travels; the glossy twentysomethings here are on the hunt for two-legged rather than four-legged game. Gryphon is a louder, more frenzied nightclub with a sunken central dance floor and vaguely Cirque du Soleil atmosphere. Prime spot is the cordoned-off VIP area; open only for bottle service, it even has its own entrance (

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