… If it Ain’t got That Swing

Singles Bars have lost their luster. The nine-to-fivers just want to drone on about (a) their crummy bosses, (b) their crummy exes, or (c) how much better they are without their crummy exes and/or bosses. Trying to have fun in those places makes you wonder: When did people get so uptight?

There’s one SoFla joint that cuts through the bullshit. That magical place is the Rooftop Lounge (1215 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood), and it does so by tacking two little words onto its name. “Clothing optional.” More than just a tan-line-free facility, the Lounge is also a B.Y.O.B. poolside bar (they’ve got mixers, ice, and cups) where adventurous singles and couples collide. More sexual frontiersman (aka swingers) than usual will be dashing up to the rooftop on Saturday and Sunday; that’s when Splash Weekend takes over. Co-sponsored by the Trapeze and sanctioned by SLS (Swing Life Style), this party will be the place to be if you want to meet people who don’t start stories with “This one time, Chas – he’s my ex – and I were supposed to go on a beautiful trip to Bermuda…”

Although they might start stories with this: “One time, I was bangin’ this guy Chas and this girl from the tiki bar when -- wouldn’t you know it? – his crazy ex girlfriend came screaming into the room!...” Seriously, who would you rather party with? Day passes run from free (for unescorted ladies) to $40 (couples), and $60 (unescorted men). You get: complimentary barbeque, drink set ups, and loads of people willing to slather you in sunblock. Visit www.rooftopresort.com.
Sat., March 8, 2008

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