Nightlife

Ego Trippin': Rakontur's Clubland Finally Hits the Web

The brain-trust behind Cocaine Cowboys and its sequel are now exposing the nasty underbelly of the nightlife business. This week Rakontur premiered the web-based documentary series Clubland Miami, which chronicles the pissing match between Mynt Lounge and Rok Bar owner Roberto Caan versus his former partners Nicola Siervo, Rony Seikaly, and Karim Masri, as well as promoter Linley Edwards. The latter foursome went on to open Mokai.

While I enjoyed the edgy cinematography, these party impresarios failed to move me the way Jon Roberts, Mickey Munday, Jorge "Rivi" Ayala, Charles Cosby and Griselda Blanco did. But then again, popping bottles with A-Listers and credit card millionaires just doesn't quite do it for me like running game in the streets. However, if you're from Gary, Indiana, planning a sojourn to succulent South Beach, watching this will help you understand why you never step out in khakis and mandals if you want to get into the club with all the hot models. Peep the Intro below:


Clubland Trailer from rakontur on Vimeo.

-- Francisco Alvarado

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Francisco Alvarado was born in Nicaragua and grew up in Miami, giving him unique insight into the Magic City and all its dark corners. An investigative reporter with a knack for uncovering corruption, Alvarado made his bones as a staff writer at Miami New Times and remains in dogged pursuit of the next juicy story.