Dancing in an Unpretentious Club in South Beach, Florida
Buck15's entrance is in an alley near dumpsters and a multi-level parking garage. Located on top of a Chinese restaurant, it's reached via stairs filled with a rainbow-palette of graffiti. Inside the walls are decorated with ever-changing art—sometimes painted skateboards hang, other times photographs of women with animal heads. A few mismatched couches line the walls and a small bar with a lamp sits in the corner. The club does get full—the fire marshal has closed it down a few times when it goes way over capacity—but getting to the bar to order a drink or finding your stray friends never seems difficult, maybe that's due to the smallness of the club, but I suspect it's also because everyone is in a good mood. The absence of a cover charge, no overpriced drinks mixed in with some good music always puts a smile on my face.