The space at 17 W Pine St. has had some interesting occupants over the years. Rumored to originally be the Orlando city morgue as well as a boarding school, restaurant, and furniture mill, this space has seen it all. In the late 1990′s and early 2000′s it was home to the infamous Blue Room (where your’s truly was the door manager, and resident DJ – little known Docta Dawe fact), which had world class talent such as DJ Sasha, Roger Sanchez, and many other play over the classic rane rotary mixer.
Now it is home to the fledgling Voyage. It has been slightly renovated from the old look of The Blue Room, but still utilizes the same basic layout. They have had a few successful weekly runs, such as “Rockstar Karaoke” but more notably epic failures such as “Saved by the 90′s”, “Peanut Butter Fridays”, “Knightlyfe/What’s Not College Night” and even our own “Academia Wednesdays”, although all hearty attempts, huge, huge, failures. With Voyage Orlando being such a fickle venue, maybe due to the location, maybe because of the layout – The masterminds behind the scenes decided a shot at a different Nightclub market – Miami.
Voyage Miami is located at 66 SW 6th St. in Downtown Miami, home of the old “bricks” club. The team that has taken over the space claims to be focused on customer service and treating their paying, loyal clientéle with respect, something that is dreadfully rare in Miami at the moment. Just like Voyage Orlando, this club has many challenges to overcome – Like all clubs, Voyage faces a downturn in the economy at the moment, weakening interest in bottle service at most venues, and a rather blah reputation for the last few spots to inhabit that venue. Right now the most notable night at Voyage Miami is “For Her Pleasure Fridays” with former Orlando DJ Kid Nemesis, former Roxy and Club Paris resident. Word on the streets is they have been giving away drinks like CRAZY in these first few opening weeks, with an OPEN BAR for hours on grand opening night along with a huge line outside. I’m curious to see if this venue will last, hopefully for them they will think outside of the typical Miami box and keep the parties fresh with world class DJ talent and good parties. We soon will see….
There is also talk that “What’s Not’s” DJ Frost will be making a Voyage Miami appearance soon. Hopefully he will be smart and leave his douchie friends from “What’s Not” in Orlando. Because despite what they say, Miami would laugh these fucking clowns right out of the city.