Weekend Picks: Saturday At The Anchor

When you think downtown hip, The Anchor fits every common conception to the T, and then some. The Anchor is a trendy, alluring bar on the lower West side of Manhattan commonly frequented by the glamorous, rich, and famous--we're talking the likes of Kanye West, LeBron James, and Jay-Z here. Besides having a laundry list of celebrity clientele, The Anchor is also well known for being the site of many professional events for big names like HBO, Showtime, MoMa, TED, Google, Sony, and more.

EMM Group & Tenjune Celebrate 5 Ravishing Years

When it comes to NYC nightlife, 5 years is a long time. In the fickle nightlife industry of New York City, EMM manages to stay on top with some of the best venues in town. In celebration of that great feat, Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum threw a grand bash last Friday night to ring in Tenjune's 5th anniversary.

Celebrity guests included Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Maxwell, and Lebron James just to name a few. DJ Runna and Swizz Beatz brought the beats while guests danced all night and morning (literally) thanks to Liquid Lightning energy drinks.

Though Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony and friends consumed a little more than energy drinks. The pair apparently ordered 12 bottles of Ace of Spades champagne for their table, costing $2k per bottle. Ah, the perks of being a baller!

Happy Birthday Tenjune!

Ten Questions with Tepperberg

Amidst the whirlwind of his latest project, Dream Downtown, we were able to steal a few questions from owner, Noah Tepperberg. He and his partners at The Strategic Group have been the brains behind famous hotspots such as Marquee and Avenue in NYC as well as TAO and LAVO in Las Vegas. With the new unveiling of the acclaimed, Dream Downtown, they continue their reign on nightlife. After our interview with Noah last week, we wanted more --and so did everyone else! Without further ado, here's ten questions with Tepperberg.

NYE 2011
Top 10 Reasons To Be In Miami On NYE

Watching the ball drop in Times Square is so "yesterday." The ultimate hot spot to be this holiday season is none other than Miami. Here are the top reasons why.

Miami Heat Concoctions

What better way to celebrate a Miami Heat victory with a few cocktails. Local restaurants and bars have recently come up with a few drinks inspired none other than 305's own, Miami Heat. Steven Rauscher, Director of Food and Beverage and Will Mendenhall, bartender and restaurant manager at The Tides hotel on South Beach came up with the "Leblon James". The cocktail consist of two ounces of Leblon Cachaca (a favorite spirit in Brazil), one ounce of fresh watermelon juice, one ounce freshly squeezed Florida citrus juice, and a dash of chipotle-infused agave nectar (tasty hm?).

Arkadia Makes It's Debut

New ultra lounge, Arkadia opened it's doors this past weekend and made quite the first impression on Miami's nightlife scene. The club, even in it's first few days hosted a birthday celebration for hip hop superstar Drake, who partied alongside Lebron James, Ed Norton, Alex Rodriguez and Ashanti.

The lounge within the Fontainebleau is now sister venues with powerhouse and award winning LIV nightclub. MMG Nightlife, the same masterminds behind LIV wanted to create a more personal and exclusive venue. The new space was designed for a little over 300 guest, with both indoor and outdoor space featuring a small pool for those party-goers who want to make a little splash before they leave the club.

Spotted: Lebron lays low at LIV

Lebron James was spotted at Club LIV over the weekend after giving Miami Heat fans a scare several days prior as he limped off the court during an exhibition game. Lebron figured he needed some time to "heal" so what better place to do that than illustrious Club LIV!

Spotted with a few friends, Lebron allegedly ordered three bottles of Wódka Vodka and two bottles of Dom Pérignon, prepared to party -- wouldn't you say?

In addition to an appearance by Lebron, Jenny McCarthy was also in the building, just two tables over from Lebron's.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami

A 50,000-square-foot sports, lifestyle, and entertainment complex and 10,000-sqaure-foot NBA approved basketball court sounds like quite the playground, or vacation within a vacation. The JW Marriott Marquis in Miami is offering vacationers and locals alike just that -- a premier five star luxury hotel experience.

The new hotel, opening October 1, boasts a two-story entertainment facility featuring a high-tech media room, billiard room, Rik Rak Spa & Salon, as well as the Jim McLean Golf School (virtual golf facility with an indoor putting green), a virtual bowling room, and Met 2 Fitness -- a 4,500-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center. In the unlikely event that you STILL aren't impressed, there is the 44-room Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, JW Marriot Marquis’ hotel-within-a-hotel (located above the main hotel), and French chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud's db Bistro Moderne.

LIV at Sun Life Stadium

Two seemingly different worlds collided Sunday night in South Florida during the Miami Dolphins season opener at Sun Life Stadium. I am not referring only to the two sets of football fans that came out to support their respective teams, one in support of the New York Jets and hailing from the cold north, and the other cheering on home team and local South Florida favorite, the Miami Dolphins, but of the traditional stadium experience and that of south beach nightlife. Sports fans and club-goers united under one roof to watch an epic edge-of-your-seat football game at Sun Life while celebrating the opening of the new LIV, which aims to revamp and enhance the traditional stadium scene with south beach flash and flair.

Scores NYC Offer Lebron A Once In A Lifetime Deal

As the Cleveland Cavaliers' season gets closer to hitting the end of the road due to the work of the Boston Celtics, one thing seems to be on everyone's mind...... What Will Lebron Do? (WWLD?)

Lebron James, the 25-year-old, immortal, Cleveland native, will be a free agent next season bringing more media attention to sports since Tiger Woods' recent scandal. Every team in the NBA wants Lebron, but only 1 team will have a crown for the King.

We all know the money will be there, but where will Lebron take his throne.....Miami, Dallas, New York, or will he stay in Cleveland.