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August 02, 2012

Snatch makes a comeback on South Beach! Nightlife vet Mark Lehmkuhl resurrecting randy rock 'n' roll bar

As much as nostalgic nightlifers would love to see the return of Liquid, some will also be elated to hear that the somewhat shortlived Snatch Rock 'n' Roll Bar housed in the same space from 2006ish to 2008ish will be returning, only this time it's taking over the dingy, divey and for some of us, ahem, beloved space formerly known as Studio, the karaoke bar in the belly of the Shelborne. As for what you can expect in the new and improved, er, Snatch: "signature debauchery and  true rock 'n' roll," says Vanessa Menkes, senior VP of communications for The Opium Group, yep, that one of Mansion, SET, Cameo and Mokai DNA. The same company for whom Snatch creator Mark Lehmkul works. And while the original Snatch had a mechanical bull, it became more famous for being the place where mechanical, animatronic insta-couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes made their Miami debut as a couple. Such fun was had with those headlines! Expect the new and improved Snatch to open sometime in the Fall. We can't hardly wait for the puns and games.

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