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LOCATION

2951 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133

CLUB DETAILS

The Mutiny, Miami, FloridaOwners:
Burton Goldberg

DJs:
Humberto Fleites
Darryl Gilbert
Jimmy Yu

Controller and Assistant controller: Maggie (1979 to 1986)

The Mutiny was a mid to late 1970s Miami area Disco located in the Mutiny Hotel. Mutiny logo submitted by Dandan23

Photo below of Mutiny member pass submitted by Tulio Guerrero V
Mutiny pass



Photo below submitted by Clive Evenden:
Okay, here's a visual reminder of the view from the Mutiny showing the pool and Sailboat Bay plus one of Mayfair in 1985 the way Ken Treister designed it before Lennar trashed it.
Mutiny, The Mayfair Miami Florida Disco



Photo below submitted by Humberto Fleites
Description: Humberto at the Mutiny DJ Booth, 1977.
Humberto Fleites at Mutiny

Photo below submitted by Chuck Volpe
Description: Clive Evenden - circa 1985. (he passed away in July, 2012)
Clive Evenden of The Mutiny

Please note that in the interest of fairness, the names of DJs and staff are listed in alphabetical order.


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Ca |

Jorge Nunez became an owner of a club on south beach called 609 which later moved to the grove. Jorge now works at LIV night club inside the fountainbleu hotel.

Raquel |

So whatever happened to Jorge Nunez??? I heard 20 years ago he had his own club? Strawberries? I don't know, but he was a great friend at the time-1975..

Raquel |

I forgot to mentionChuck and Walter, also my manager, I met there for the first time-1975- Julio Iglesias.. Very non-descript at the time because he was famous in Spain and starting Europe.. Of course I knew who he was because I had one of his first records!!! Also I forgot to mention Roberto Pereira-the harpist, I also have his first record I purchased for my mother at the time!!! Such great memories-if you can still remember them!!!!!

Pedro L Machado |

I worked there from Nov 1976 to March of 1977, i was a room service waiter/busser, i made lots of money and saw alot of cocaine in the rooms , people really partied hard thm days , even attendedto that Narcistic a'''hole OJ Simson, in 1976, while playiong for the Forty Niners

Raquel |

WOW!!! A blast from the past!!! Loved reading these comments! Well, I worked at "The Mutiny" the year was 1975-77!
Who remembers Burton Goldberg's mom calling complaining that-"Music is too loud"!!! I remember Bo Crane, he is fantastic-met him years later again and we are still friends!!! I remember Jennifer, we all worked and partied and had a blast!!! Who remembers the"POOP-DECK" ??? I worked the night shift, with Patricio the bartender, Rudy the coffee queen, Leslie Hudak at the piano, and Manny the chef! We all ate Mutiny salads!! I was the one with the Farrah Fawcett hairdoo, and many hats!!!!

Kukucha |

I have a brand new license plate from the Mutiny and I have lots of stuff from all the clubs. I loved the Mutiny had a wonderful birthday party there, remember Medio Litro and the gang. Wow! those were the day.

Brian D |

I was a regular at the Mutiny Club in '74 - '76. Does anyone remember Valerie Brown (she worked there) and her guy Robert Romeo? We would all hang there in between trips to Medellin, Cartagena, Bogota, Santa Marta, etc. What days those were.

Larry Gladsden |

I didn't work at the Mutiny, but I did photograph Michael Tilson Thomas there for some publication or other, I can't remember who the photos were for. Another time, I was an assistant on some other commercial photo shoot and was driving a truck, probably picking up models, clients, weill, somebody. I was not accustomed to driving that truck and banged the top of the trailer part into the canvas awning or portico over the entrance at that time, doing some minor damage to the truck and the steel frame of the portico thing. Covered by insurance. If I ever find those pictures of PTT, I will post them. I recently acquired an old key fob from the "mutiny at sailboat bay", return postage guaranteed, and will post a foto of it.

Darryl Gilbert |

I worked at the Mutiny 77-79, bartender and DJ. I am neither dead nor doing time - a miracle on both counts! The getting older thing, can't get around that. I would love to see a reunion soon. Mr. Volpe, whaddayasay??

Kathryn Anne Evenden-Cook |

I was married to Clive Evenden - I worked not only for John Marks whom I adored at Hatchett's from 74-75 but was the lady who brought Clive to my home town of Miami Fla. My father helped build the Mutiny for Mr. Goldberg and I waitressed for him in the Mutiny from 76 - 77. My father was Raymond C. Cook an Engineer. Clive was funny and had a killer smile. He was well loved and will be sadly missed.
Kathryn RIP my beloved friend an ex husband.

Robert |

The years are rolling by and the "old" Mutiny crowd is really getting old. Hopefully there will be a reunion sometime soon.

George |

I am not affiliated with Mutiny but would be interested in buying a member pass

sounded like an interesting time :)

winston vazquez |

Those were good day's. Most of the people that used to go all the time there are dead or doing time. But this brings me a lot of good memories.

Larry Alayon |

I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A LICENSE PLATE FOR THE CAR , ARE THEY STILL AVAILABLE ?

sophia |

Over the years have tried to remember what I liked about Miami and it was the Mutiny that added the spice. Burton blessed some of us former National Airlines stewardess with memberships, and we made good use of them. Jockey Club was also kind to us. Both fun places to be when you weren't flying. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Edward Reagan |

I found some Mutiny stuff from the mid 70s while cleaning. I have a like new license plate and my key fob numbered H54. Any interest? ereagan1@comcaast.net

Roland |

1981, I had just started attending Dade-South and working as a bus-boy on the upper level of the Mutiny. Then somehow, was transferred to working in the liquor room on the graveyard shift. Wild times, after room service closed around 2 or 3 AM, I would deliver liquor orders up to the rooms. Well, a few times, let's just say that I joined the party and my 20 year old self didn't know what to do with such good fortune. Years later, working in San Francisco, I mentioned Chuck Volpe's name to some guests from Miami and let's just say we immediately began reminiscing... Good times indeed, that vibe will never be repeated, unfortunately !

John Hensel |

Have heard about the imfamous Mutiny from friends who were there and also via the Cocaine Cowboys documentary. It's great to see all of you trying to stay in touch!

stephanie |

a reunion sounds great!

Dennis - please ask Lefty to get in touch with me sojaxbch@gmail.com Thanks

stephanie |

had to resubscribe-deleted in error.

Jan |

Wow. You are all bringing back some incredible memories of one of the most incredible spots in South Fl. My favorite Sunday Brunch AFTER a **** Saturday Night! Loved the place so much that we had our wedding reception after the reception there. We took 10 outrageous rooms. Need I say more!

jonathan marks |

sorry wrong e mail email is jmarks@yahoo.co.uk thank you

dmiller |

I see someone mentioned Beverly Gosselin, I was her roommate in the Grove when she was working at the Mutiny. Does anyone know where she is? Love to see a reunion

jonathan marks |

clive evendon passing away.does anyone have anymore information on clive,im trying to contact his cousin in the uk.please email me at jmarksgroovy@yahoo.com thank you

jonathan marks |

im really shocked that clive evenden has passed away in july 2012.id only recently made contact with him.he used to work for my father john marks who owned the famous 60s nightclub hatchetts piccadilly london.clive became a good friend of the family.hes really missed by me he had a wealth of knowledge of music and sound systems.very sad indeed,they dont make em like that anymore!bless you clive gone but not forgotten.

Greg |

I remember as a kid the 70s roller skaters skating through the Grove. Pretty cool era.

Saralee |

Great place, grate music, grate drinks and of course the people too. The Mutiny was the place to be. What a shame is not the same anymore. I have looked at the pictures of the new renovated Mutiny Hotel and it is totally different. I wish some with money will buy it and make a replica of what "The Mutiny" use to be.

Darryl Gilbert |

Hi Roxanne,

Boy, I check off all the marks! I was a bartender and DJ (either, or, or both) at the following Miami clubs circa late 70's early to mid 80's:
Mutiny Hotel- BT, DJ
Faces in the Grove - BT
Ensign Bitters - DJ
Menage - BT, DJ
Stefano's - BT, DJ

Please keep me in the loop!

roxanne |

Hey all ,organizing an event a tribute to Miami's Venues circa 80's .
For those of you that bartender and Dj'ed would love to have you as celebrity appearances.

Please contact me if your interested in attending would love to have you all.
roxanne@paxmiami.com

rod |

i can't believe this...the old mutiny crowd is around...i worked at the mutiny around 75-76 at night, and was working there when burton completely renovated the whole club...names are lost now, but wasn't manny the day bartender? i remember him never taking a vacation, and when he finally did, we filled in...and discovered why he never wanted to take a vacation...big $$ for a day bartender...i had returned to miami to open the brickle bay club over by the causeway entrance...
and you're right...the club was great, and what a crowd of regulars...
my name is rod ellingsworth...does anyone recognize the name?

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I used to attend Sunday bunch as a13 year old by the pool, ...awesome.....

Lydia |

Clive is gone - Suzi is gone - how many Mutiny alumni have left us? Sorry for your loss Chuck. Coconut Grove in the late 70's and early 80's will always be one big fond memory of excitement and glamour - all the clubs were so over the top and so damn much fun - as were all the people in them that made them that way I am happy to have been there.

Chuck Volpe |

Very Sad News – Clive Evenden passed away July 8th, 2012. I met Clive at The Mutiny in December 1975. He was filling in for Bo or Rick. He DJ’d at many Clubs, including Honey for the Bears, Kings Bay (oy), Stefanos, Zacherys, The American Embassy, Rockefellers, and he was the Entertainment Director at Ensign Bitters. At EB Clive hosted the now famous “Burton Goldberg Roast”, among many other special events. For the last ten years, Clive was the Sales Director at Sound Performance.
Clive loved entertainment in all forms. Music was his first love and his knowledge crossed over all genres…Comedy was second and he was always known for his dry wit. He always had something clever to say, always cracking a joke, or relating a story from the past. He loved to read and was a prolific writer.
Clive was my best friend for the last 37 years. I could always count on him and I will miss him greatly. Godspeed Clive.

Cyndi Ross |

Worked for head waitress Eugenia on the first level with Heidi Brown, Charmaine Bassett, Jinny, Susie, Barbara Esposito did lunch..chef was Elroy..Manny was upstairs.....Michael was a great looking bartender with Linda and Bob. Patricio also was a bartender.

They were wild days....luckily I survived and actually made a great life for myself in Ocala with horses.

Dennis |

I still see Hank Goldberg at the race track, we miss d*** Simons, Mr. John, Allen Fulton. dkatrych@tcmtransportation.com

Dennis |

I was one of the orginal bartenders with Hank G and Butch. I am still friends with Lefty Stummer, in fact we are on a road trip together right now. It was great times.

Jeff |

Worked with Charlie the bartender, Sultan the coffee guy, Patricio-My busboy partners-Ron, Kevin-My favorite waitresses- Margarita-Oddy-her husband Joe the cashier-Linda, Cathy, my bosses-Chuck and Walter-both were very nice to work with-also Gigi-Suzy
Now 30 years later I am a bartender and have fond memories of all these people

Jeff |

I worked at the Mutiny from 1980-1982 during my college life at FIU. I have fond memories-I bussed tables for Chuck Volpe and Walter, both were good to me. I worked with Damien, Kevin-(went out with a front desk girl), also quite a few waitresses including my favorite Margarita, Oddy - husband Joe, Kathy, Suzy, Linda, Chuck the bartender, Patricio-bartender, Ron the busboy,-anyway alot of good times-we worked hard and worked closely. Every night was a different scene. I remember Sultan-the coffee man and the two pole dancer girls also Frank The D.J. Anyway-it is all good stuff that I remember!

Robert |

Thanks Chuck, I would love to sponsor a reunion. I'm up in Fort Lauderdale now but in Miami a couple times a week. Do you remember Billy Auletta? He was a spitting image of Sonny Bono.

Chuck |

I will check and get back on Babs.

Robert |

Chuck, thanks for the information on Suzy, it make me very sad to hear about her passing. Does anyone know if Barbara Esposito is still around town?

Thea Kessler Miller |

I worked there as a waitress on the main floor with my friend Aubyn.
It was so much fun, we wore those big hats and met so many interesting people. I still have the gold membership card. What a blast!

Thea |

I worked there with my friend Aubyn. it was pretty wild.

No name |

Sorry to the most perficet. Woman.in the world Jennifer caramatti. Mutniy.you are the best woman I ever met.love you for who you are.your fan jcp.

Lydia |

Chuck - so sad to hear about Suzy - too young - ran into a woman here in SC whose sister was a long time early 70's Mutiny girl named "Joy" - Joy apparently died in the early 80's - also Monique - do you remember her? She worked toward the end - possibly went to Ensign Bitters too - tall blonde form St Augustine. Was Joy the little brunette figure skater?
I actually spoke to Burton Goldberg not long ago - he is the holistic darling of CA - crazy how things change

chuck |

Suzy passed away a few years back. A group of us try to get together every year.?

Robert |

Received a reply about Linda Dowling (I hope that is the correct spelling?) from her sister. I'm glad to hear her son is doing well, Linda was a sweetheart and beautiful beyond belief.

I ran into Suzy years ago she was working in South Miami and I've heard Barbara Esposito is still in town? Are there others still in South Florida?

I'd love to have some sort of reunion of the old Mutiny people either at the Mutiny or the Taurus?

Chuck |

I do remember Glenn...I sent you an email....

Lina Duque |

Yes Chuck, cocktail side. Do you remember Glenn the redhead busboy at Sunday's?

Chuck |

Lina - ofcourse you worked with us at Sundays. I was the GM and partner for 9 years - you worked the cocktail side, right?? Send me an email at miamiguy53@gmail.com - I will send you a pic.

Lina Duque |

That's interesting. I wanted to get out of the nightclub scene. But it kept drawing me back so I went to at the Champagne room at Manhattans. And then on to Sunday's on the Bay also. Jack Tanksley was the GM. I think if I saw your face I would remember you.

Chuck |

Lina - you worked there around 80 - 82...and yes all the girls u mentioned were right. It is possible you stayed beyond Dec 82', that is when I left and I opened Ensign Bitters with them. I was the first Club Director. I didn't stay long; I went on to Sundays on the Bay.

Lina Duque |

I might have gotten my dates mixed up but I can still remember very vividly the name of the girls I worked with starting with the day manager Jennifer Caramatti, who went on the open Ensign Bitters.
Also Ginny Ong, Barbara Esposito, Bertina (Bertie) Rindone, Beverly Gosselin, Linda Rae and Elena Aja. We all worked the busy lunch shift to a sorted crowd of business men and wise-guys.

Kimberly Clark |

To: Chuck Volpe
My sister, Linda C. Dowling, tragically passed away in 1976. I didn't know how to contact you except to post it here. Her son, Harlan, lives in Las Vegas ... two children and a lovely wife. Linda was so beautiful and had the best personality. I actually worked at the Mutiny Club briefly with my sister ('74 or '75) and remember having a wonderful time.

stephanie |

Does anyone remember solveigh (german) or her whereabouts? What about lefty strummer. Both lived (not together) at coconut grove hotel townhomes.

stephanie |

Lydia - put Honey for the Bears in the search at top - full string there too

stephanie |

Hey Lydia - Yes, he was living in Peru, footloose, fancy free and being Pepe. I live in Jax Beach, Fl now. Brilliant memories of Pepe et al, and the cars, houses, entourages. No matter where you went with Pepe was an adventure. The doors to all "the" hot spots flew open. Lydia - I am trying to place you - you know I am Angus' daughter, from Honey for the Bears. What Latin man did you run off with - referencing your post?

Chuck Volpe |

The original "Coffee Girl" was a day busboy named Rudy (Rodolfo). That was early 1975, He also set up the Sunday Brunch for me.

DAG |

It's amazing, a little noggin prodding and the memories start to come back. I do now remember there was another older gentleman making coffees; Lulu was his protege. Didn't know about the doublemint girl.
I remember when Fernando Puig got popped in his car.

Chuck Volpe |

Lydia - Ofcourse I remember you, I didn't remember the dates. Actually DAG, Lydia was the second ever Mutiny Coffee Girl. In 1975 I hired Cindy Acker (a Doublemint Twin) and she and her sister (not the twin sister) did coffees there after my first guy retired. I don't remember his name. Then there was Lulu and Sultan and Lydia. And yes, Scarface was a grossly exagerated Hollywood version of the Mutiny. In fact Al Pacino came into the Mutiny one night to check it out. He was boring. Our County and the City would not grant permits to film it here because they thought it would be bad for Tourism. I am on the floor laughing. But we did have our share of murders, and all the rest. I wouldn't call it European and South American after 1979.

TraderTopGun |

DAG , come on be serious, the club in " Scarface " resembles more like the one in Mia Beach, and it does not have the two floors or the boats on the bay. The Mutiny was one of five " in vogue " places for single , good looking people to go and had a very special ambiance.

DAG |

Actually, you're right Lydia. It was far more complex and encompassing than the straightforward Cuban exiles and drug dealers of Scarface. In fact, it was so interwoven with intrigue and outrageous goings-on that I'm not sure any movie that tried to portray it accurately would ever be accepted as a work of non-fiction. I can't believe it myself, and I was there!

Lydia |

DAG - come on - the Mutiny was much classier than that! So European so South American - a movie really needs to be done to give it justice - everyone of any social or political clout in South America in the 70's knew about the exclusive private club "The Mutiny" and they ALL wanted in- it was far more than Cuban drug dealers and certainly not refugees

DAG |

They already did. It was called "Scarface".

TraderTopGun |

Someday some movie bigshot is going to do a movie about this unique place

Lydia |

1977 - late 1978 - I met a wonderful Latin fellow there and ran off with him to see the world in 1979 but I kept a home in Coconut Grove on Poinciana Ave. and frequented The Mutiny, Honey for the Bears, Sammy's East Side, Cats, Suzannes, Ensign Bitters, Coconut Grove Brassiere - Horatio's - the whole Coconut Grove lifestyle - I remember you - I had called in late to work a couple of times because I was flying back from some island or another - tall brunette - after doing coffees for a while I worked dinner on the main deck

Chuck Volpe |

Lydia -
What year did you do coffees? Cv

Lydia |

DAG - Thoses were the days my friend -we thought they'd never end...... I went down there to look at actually buying one just so I'd have a place in the Mutiny when I come down to visit Miami from my farm in SC - bummer galore - you are 100% right - if you buy one they rent it out when you are gone and there is no personality anymore - I still see the antler light fixtures and hallways and the rooms in my mind - each room was a event - nope those days are long gone - I used to fly all over the Caribbean and SA for the weekend in Lear jets - LOVED Panama in the Noriegea days - it was crazy fun - never to be duplicated again and honestly safer then than it would be now - crazy as it was

DAG |

OMG!! Lydia, you just came back to me!! I remember you! You are from Key West, and I do remember you being the first-ever "coffee girl" - that is, who was actually a female.(!)

DAG |

I was at the Mutiny Hotel a few days ago. The second and third floor spaces that used to be the clubs are now hotel rooms. I had the chance to see several of the rooms/suites. Of course the view over Sailboat Bay is fantastic. The rooms? They all have a full kitchen, that's nice. Otherwise, they're pathetic. Dull, bland. The bathroom vanities and cabinets are cheap mica. The fixtures look like Home Depot clearouts. The hallways are just plain ugly.Nothing remotely resembling "luxe" or "exclusive". Overall, you would get better quality at the Comfort Inn. And the Treehouse Bar that used to overlook the pool (shown at the top of home page)? Long gone. If I was a businessman, tourist, or condo owner - it's 60% condos - there's absolutely nothing there that would make me want to come back. It's all such a shame.

Lydia |

Sad to hear about Pepe - he had such a engaging smile - remember the Orange Excaliber so very long ago - and his house in the trees in Coconut Grove.......so many many memories that make me laugh - I know he had a couple of legal problems but I was hoping all that had passed and he was back to his his old charming self - I imagine Chicqui is back in Peru - thanks for the update - how are you? Still in Miaim?

stephanie |

Lydia,
Pepe passed away from heart attack in 2007. We had not seen chicqui for years. Lefty died about a year ago.

Chuck Volpe |

DAG - email me at miamiguy53@gmail.com - I know where most of the people you mentioned are!

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Does anyone know the exact date when Mutiny first opened?

DAG |

Wow! Came across this site by accident. I worked as a bartender at the infamous Mutiny Hotel 1977-1980, when I moved to the newly opened Faces in The Grove. Very interesting and fun to read these comments and reminisce. Got to know and love Patricio, I believe his last name was (is) Navarte. Joe Hall "Joey" was also my coworker behind the bar. Leslie was the happy hour piano player, and real gentleman. Roberto Pereira was the harpist. Can't remember the classical guitarists name, he was excellent. Managers I worked with - Walter Elmore, (the first white Jamaican I'd ever met!), Chuck Volpe, who I liked a lot, who married the completely charming Cherokee Indian girl - Cathy I think, Duncan, Roman Compte, Carlos. During that time, Frank Cabrera came in as head DJ. Lulu was still serving flaming coffees, and he tutored a super nice guy from Sri Lanka named Sultan Chagani. Waitresses I remember: Odd (Korea), Linda Westfal, Suzanne, Debbie DiGiacamo, Kim Bonneau, Mary, the Polish girl who went on to become a general contractor. Skull remembers a blonde beautiful waitress named Kathy. I remember her too - I went on to marry her. All the girls had to wear fashionable hats when they were working. I remember the big time drug dealers, who always commanded tables against the wall, and always had their entourage with them. There were two in particular, I can only remember one name, Rudy. Rudy had a bodyguard posted outside the bathroom whenever he was in there. Cigars really were lit with $100 bills. Manny was the brilliant but tempermental chef on the second floor. Games at the backgammon table were rumored to sometimes be in the tens of thousands of dollars. I also remember that Curt, the upstairs bartender, seriously injured Kathy at a party at our house, by trying to throw her into the pool, after I had made a big announcement that no one was to throw anyone in the pool. (Still pissed, Curt!) Photos were STRICTLY forbidden in the clubs; the clientele consisted of lawyers, judges, doctors, senators, business executives, drug dealers, and the like. Three of my regulars at the bar ( all heavy drinkers and hard partiers) are now internationally renowned top-echelon lawyers. You would instantly recognize their names. The club would sometimes have "mini shows" toward the end of happy hour; a robot dancer guy who did a show to Puttin on the Ritz, a guy who also did his schtick while dressed and made up completely in silver (Mr. Silver), and the best of all Hinton the amazing clown. Struck up a friendship with Clive Evenden, and still have fond memories and a GREAT story to tell of a particular Christmas Eve with Clive. I still have a Mutiny car tag in excellent condition! I could go on. Suffice it to say that whatever wild and outrageous stories you heard about the Mutiny Hotel....they're probably true.

Humberto |

I worked at the Mutiny from 1976 until 1982 as a DJ. My first two years, I was at the upper deck then Walter (the lower deck manager) moved me to the lower Deck where I spent another two years until 1980. From 1980 until 1982 I was the DJ at the upper deck until I went to work at “Suzanne at the Grove”. I have great memories from many of you including Russell, Patricio, Cindy, Carolyn, etc. I have many music mixes recorded from those years; if you want to contact me please do at humbertofleites621@hotmail.com

Lydia |

Spoke to Burton Goldberg in CA - he made another fortune in holistic medicine - such a change from the Mutiny Days driving force - I saw Stephanie - Pepe's wife - posted (Pepe and Chiqui - Peru) what ever happened to them? Love to know. I just loved them! We had mutual friends in LA in the late 70's - I only had to mention Pepe and Chiqui and the doors all opened to all the clubs - it was amazing - And Lefty? What happened to Lefty? I went to the Grove and saw what was left of the glorious Mutiny - so sad - even the ghosts left - pure corporate hotel - no wisp of the golden days and Clive - I am the first flaming coffee girl - Lulu's protege!

Mil |

I am very happy to have gone to the Mutiny.
I had a fabulous time there for three years. I met my husband there in 1981. We married in 1982. This year we celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.
I met many famous artists there on sundays, One of them, El Puma...
What I liked about the Mutiny was the atmosphere, energy, and the music. I loved the Irish Coffee they made.
On Halloween night, there were many flashers. They would go in raincoats and then flash themselves to the girls.
My friends and I have awesome memories. and by the way, we never did drugs...
I salute the Mutiny.
When will it open again,,, Or is it open again.
I heard there would be a reunion...
Please advise.

Chuck Volpe |

I gotta add some info here. Someone referred to Linda "Dowling" was really Linda Downing. And who knows if she really passed away. I would like to know. Also, Paul is right, Goldberg was the owner in 80 - 82. He actually sold the place in 1984. I was the Manager there from 1974 to 1976, then 1977 to 1978, then 1979 to 1982. Tough place to work, had to quit to get a vacation. And I can tell Quadman that old Al Ellison was a pain in the a**. He had a wingman, a younger guy who was equally difficult. I do not remember his name, but he was tall, always wore a suit with the tie undone. He spit when he spoke.
Some people on here were looking for photos. The only photos were taken by our photographers for the Scuttlebutt. Anyone that brought a camera inside had it confiscated. We just didn't allow photos. Guess why?
Does anyone remember Bob Trumbull, the "fishman". He took care of our aquarium. Also the Aquarium at The Rusty Pelican, The Taurus Steakhouse, Sundays on the Bay and Ensign Bitters. He was a good friend. He passed away in 1995. Just 55 years old. I also understand that an old friend Rick Steininger, Taurus bartender and Sundays Manager, passed a few years ago. Rick was a Grove fixture and a hellofa guy. Let's not forget Peggy Razor, daytime Mutiny Manager who went on to marry Lee Ioacoca. Also passed very young. Godspeed Rick, Bob and Peggy!
Love the updates!

Quadman |

Mutiny alumni update. I was in Aventura last Saturday night and ran into a bona-fide, solid gold Mutiny regular, Al Ellison. Back in the day, Al owned and operated coin operated laundries in Miami but seemed to spend most of his time at the Mutiny. I could count on Al being in attendance almost every night that I worked there, usually perched at the bar. Now comfortably in his 80s, Al looked great and asked me to say hello to everyone.

Paul R. |

Lina, I agree with on some points but there was only one owner of the Mutiny and in 80-82 when I was the manager of the Upper Deck it was Burton Goldberg until it was sold years later, Suzanne Johnson was the G.M.at that time and Chuck Volpe was the Lower Deck manager, thats how it was Paul R.

Lina Duque |

I worked at the Mutiny in 1980 to 1982. Since I was not old enough to drink. I had to work the breakfast shift, then the let me work my way up to Lunch. Little did they know that the breakfast shift was totally insane because it was all the people leftover from the night before. Still drinking and partying like Rock stars.
The Hotel had just sold to Mr. Kravitz and it was the beginning of the end. During lunchtime, we usually had Harpist Roberto Perrera serenading us. The DJ's were strictly for the evening shifts. My favorite bartender was Robby Green. A salty character who drove a beautiful Corvette.
The were many regulars but the most famous Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas. Some locals were the heavy hitter Attorneys of the time. I have pay stubs and a License plate.

Bill Boyd |

Unfortunately I never saw the Mutiny, but I was hired by Suzanne Johnson about 1975 to open the Daphne's at the Atlanta Airport Sheraton as night manager. I had great experiences there, and actually worked for Suzanne (and her sister whos name I've forgotten) a couple of years later at Mimi's & Max' at the Atlanta Omni (now CNN center). I would love to know what became of Suzanne later on if anyone is still in touch with her. Great Lady.

Maggie |

@Paul
Risi!!!!!
This is Maggie from accounting.
It is great to c u on here!!!!!
Always makes me happy and relieved to c that we made it.
Hope ur doing well.
It would be great for all of us to get together.
Maybe u and Chuck can drum something up when u meet. I will be glad to help.
My email address is Magbeth@bellsouth.net

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Paul Risi - I have been thinking about you. I would really like to catch up. Email me - miamiguy53@gmail.com Let's get lunch. CV

CarolynRobbins |

Hello Paul, I remember working with you a bit, although you might not remember me. You opened the club for Suzanne didn't you? Do you know where she is today? I would be so curious, if she is still working in the hospitality industry. I designed Cat's nightclub with her and was the designer of the rooms at the Mutiny. Burton Goldberg just had a big 80th birthday party on a boat in the San Francisco Bay with all the staff dressed like pirates. He is still looking good and going strong....amazing really!

miamilove |

Hi jh201:

Thanks so much. Feel free to email me also at this address:

latinemerald@gmail.com

Paul Risi |

I was hired by Suzanne in 1980-1982 as the upper deck manager, Chuck was lower deck manager, then I went across the street and ran Faces in the Grove as the GM. for about & years, very interesting times. P.R.

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I remember going to The Mutiny for brunch on Sundays . Always exciting.

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Looking for Mutiny memorabilia, Key Chain, if you have let me know?

Humberto

miamilove |

Hi, if anyone has ANY Mutiny memorabilia they are willing to sell, please let me know.

Thanks.

Robert |

I lived at Sailboat Bay (a/k/a The Mutiny) in the 1970's and remember so many of the people but yet very few seem to still live in Miami.

Linda Dowling was a very special person and one of the loveliest of the lovely Mutiny Girls. Linda was a hostess but she passed way too early leaving a son. If anyone knows what has happened to her son I'd sure appreciate learning. Lisa Thompson was also a special person and I regret losing contact with her.

I would also like to purchase a Mutiny Menu please contact me at stkmrkts@aol.com

CarolynRobbins |

Maybe it was Stan....wow, that would be cool..will you ask him Clive, if he would have said that? thanks, and a hand shake to you too.

CarolynRobbins |

Ah, Sound Performance, good company. There were very few to compete with them in those days. I hope you enjoy your work. I wish I could remember the young sound engineer from SP that told me this one day, while diligently doing his work: I asked, "what's the one thing a designer can use, when speaking to their clients about sound:" And he said something to the effect of: when people are geared for sound, they respond to a whole other language, of words that relate to sound. I've used that little piece of advice many many times as a designer, and it's so true. Even when describing an imaginary effect I am trying to get visually, if I know I am dealing with a sound person, I will use sound words and they almost always 'get me'.

Clive |

Thanks Carolyn,
By the way I work with Stan Beran over at Sound Performance which did the sound for the Mutiny's Upperdeck as well as Ensign Bitters, Regines and a lot of those clubs. Still do.

CarolynRobbins |

Now that's a cool story Clive!

Clive |

I seem to recall one particular when I was DJ'ing when the manager, Chuck, walked over and pointed out two very well known faces. I finished playing whatever I was playing and put on the National Lampoon's "Goodbye Pop" album and played a brilliant send-up of Neil Young singing a song called "Southern California really brings me down" which contained a perfect Stephen Stills guitar riff. Only Chuck was in on the joke and everybody was staring at me like they were pissed off that I was playing this crap. The two famous faces peered over thinking it must be some Neil Young song they'd never heard.They couldn't figure it out until Chuck went over and told them what it was. They loved it. They were staying in the hotel and working on a new album at Criteria. The place obviously struck a chord with them because a few months later their new album came out and on it was a song called "Mutiny at Sailboat Bay". The two famous faces were David Crosby & Graham Nash!!!!! A little Mutiny history for you all.

CarolynRobbins |

Hi Maggie. would you email me at creativesite@earthlink.net? that would be wonderful and we can swap some info. Great to connect!
Carolyn

maggie |

Carolyn!
So nice to see you on here. I will be glad to help although technically challenged. Hope all is well.
Maggie

CarolynRobbins |

Hello to all you Mutiny Folks. So good to see some familiar names! I left you all sitting on the arms of those club chairs, running down to the design offices to grab another orchid snatched from the baskets in the club, and generally having great conversations about what Burton would do next. Remember the flying cheese at the Mother's Day Brunch? I see him all the time as he just so happens to live a few towns from me, and we have mutual friends. He usually calls to ask me what he can't remember about the details of club stories and after I tell him one or two he shouts at me to stop, saying things like: "that didn't really happen....". Isn't karma wonderful? Who better to remind him than the loud mouth he invited to dress up his rooms, all those years back?! I want to write a wiki page and facebook page on the Mutiny. Anyone want to help?

maggie |

Herma Balter!!!!
Oh my G-d!!!!!!! And Russell!!!!!! It's great to see that u guys are doing great! This is Maggie from accounting......and 3 children and 28 years later that is awesome! A big hug for u and one for Russell also.

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HELLO IM alive and well,married russell hearn we hae 3 children and 3 grandchildren. My name and russells are only mentioned once.I truly loved the Mutiny. We were a family. I have 3 calenders and a scrape book but i dont know how to put in on line. HELLO to everyone hugs and kisses. By the way we have been married 28 years. YOU all said it would not last. BYE

Grant B |

Sorry for the typo - meant 70's not 80's ...

Grant B |

Anyone have pics from the club from the 80's? I'm looking for heyday pics for a documentary I'm working on to illustrate the nightlife in Miami / Grove area.

Senor Silencio |

Bo and Clive -
Nice to see your post - I was coming in as manager, replacing Miguel Aston and you were heading out leaving me with Plushner and Clive. What a pleasure working with all of you. Except Plushner, (kidding Rick, except when you were late or your sub was on Cuban time. Burton was always a pleasure when the music didn't start at the pre-arranged time) Nice to the DJ's - a sh*thead to the managers. A thrill a minute. And Clive, well you know you hold a special place in my heart. Angina. Great speaking with you today, btw. Hope to see you all here again soon, it would be great to get together. I stay in touch with many of the girls who are still local and would love to get together. With you Bo, not Clive. Just kidding Clive. See you all soon. SS

Mario Lima |

Humberto what are you up to this days, I'm still at the airport. You know how to find me. Come by and see me when you get a chance.

Izzy Martinez |

Wow...I fell in love with the girl i met there dancing to:La Vie en rose by Grace Jones, and married her before heading off to the ARMY in 1978.

senor silencio |

The club was not on the Penthouse level - The Lower Deck was on the second floor and the Upper Deck was on the third floor - There was a dance floor on each level in front of the DJ area. I was the Club Manager from 1974 to 1982 and there were only hotel rooms on the PH floor anf Goldberg's apt. As I wrote earlier there was a small banquet room on the 11th floor.

clive |

Hey Senor Silencio, I know you. You sure know a lot about that Munity place. How about the first flaming coffee girl - I don't mean Lulu! Cindy, one half of the Doublemint Twins, whose sister, Sandy, waitressed at the Brasserie at the CG hotel. Sandy's specialty was dropping trays of Eggs Benedict on the floor, which gave them a little added flavor by the time they were picked up and gotten to the tables.
And let's not forget Joe & Bill Hernandez who I had worked with at Honey's and later at Buffy Dee's The Alley (who nobody's mentioned here)Zachary's Saloon and The American Embassy on Bird Road.
Greetings also to the legendary Bo Crane. It's been years Bo, how the hell are you?

quadman |

Sorry to be so late to the party. I am Bo Crane the original Mutiny DJ. Burton hired me in the early 1970's at the recommendation of Bob ???, the guitar player/singer who was working there at the time. Before I was hired to DJ, Bob used to put on tapes between his sets. Bob and I had worked together previously at the Lions Den on Miami Beach. After a few months, Bob left the Mutiny and I became the sole source of entertainment.

I read elsewhere in this forum where some other Mutiny DJs were mentioned. Early on I hired most of them to sub for me including Roy Firestone, Rick Plushner, Clive Evenden as well as Carlos "no show" Nodal. Roman Compte and an Englishman named Brian were our night managers and Suzanne Johnson worked in the office during the day, ably assisted by the lovely Jennifer.

I have too many stories about my stint at the Mutiny to mention them here, but I'd like to say that Burton Goldberg always treated me with kindness and respect. The Mutiny was also where I ate my first escargot and my first quaalude.

I miss Peggy Iacocca, Jerry #1, Jerry #2, Peggy S., Annette R., Debbie S., Liz V., Susy, Jaimie, the Hernandez brothers, and so many others.

It was a magical time.

sso |

What an adventure - reading this stream of comments. I was married to Pepe (pepe and chiqui) who had a penthouse at the Mutiny; my father owned Honey for the Bears; So many WILD memories of the people, the places. I haven't seen mention of Geri - that worked there - she was a blast. We used to hang out at the Coconut Grove Hotel pool. As for Lefty - the Best - from the house on Tigertail by CGHotel - and then Bayhomes- he was awesome host. Stephanie

miamilove |

My mom and her friends back in the 80's loved partying at the Mutiny.....When I turned 18 she told me several notorious stories, some even made me blush! I guess that's what the 80's were all about: The Decade Of Excess.

I was hoping if anyone had any Mutiny souvenirs they would be willing to sell me?

Thanks.

ROMAN COMPTE JR. |

FILL UP THE JACUZZI WITH DOM. THOSE WERE THE DAYS I WAS 16 YRS OLD & A VIP.

Lisa |

LOVE all the memories!! I worked as a Mutiny girl in the early 80's. Barbara, Pam, Lily, Eleana,
Beverly, Patty, and Jennifer are all great gals that I worked with. I started working breakfast (waited on Victor Posner every week; great tipper), worked the pool deck, Mutiny 1, Mutiny 2,and also hired some of the entertainers including Nestor Torres. It took awhile for BG to warm up to me - always had to make a getaway when he was in town. He hated my white cowboy hat!
I actually met a croupier in Monte Carlo that had dated a mutiny girl that I had worked with. I remember those days like it was yesterday. They are fantastic memories and I have the pictures of us gals when we modeled for the fashion shows. I will always remember those years as some of the best of my life.

Sandra |

Still waiting for the Shea Crab soup recipe ... preety please and the ceasar salad while your at it...lol ...thanks

senor silencio |

Lydia - I was one of your managers - Burton is alive and lives in Tiburon, CA - Roberto the Harpist is in Homestead, and I am in touch with many of the girls - you can email me at miamicanes008@aol.com

Lydia |

Patricio - I still see h is face in my mind - he went over to Mayfair - and Roberto - of course - i remember a little brunette named Debbie - she was a ice skater and Suzanne - and a tall beautiful girl - Jennifer - a key player in the hierarchy of Mutiny girls.....oh the times I had.....I remember the real players and the phonies who always wanted a phone plugged in next to them so they could look like they we "bad boys" Peppi and Chicki from Peru - a orange Excalibur - oh yeah....swimming at midnight - and the BEST Mutiny salad - still trying to recreate that one.....where is everyone? Suzanne? Jennifer? Debbie the figure skater? Jerry - the mob boss's daughter? She saved my butt one night when I was where I had no business being......

maggie |

Harpist was Roberto Pereira
Bartender was Patricio Nav......te

stymie |

I also worked at Neon Leon's for a short time, and Daphne's at the Sheraton Airport.

stymie |

Hi Lydia, I'm pretty sure I remember you. I was the upstair bartender

Lydia |

Neon Leon? The Forge ? Scaramouch? The owner of Neon Leon was RADICAL......so many memories flood me - Morey's Meathouse on S Dixie - Honey for the Bears - Top Drawer - Lighthouse (or Lamppost - across from Honey's)Platform shoes? Limos? - Horatios - Coconut Grove Recording Studio? MONTY'S....Taurus...Village Inn....

Lydia |

Love the S. American harp/piano player - Eduardo? Was that his name? So elegant - so great - Played "As time goes by" for me whenever I walked in because I loved that song.... And Phillipie? Bartender from Chile - went to Cats after Mutiny - or perhaps Ensign Bitters? He remembered everyone - Suzanne- she was a pro - is anyone still out there from 1977 - 1980 era?
Burton - still alive? In Aspen?

Lydia |

OMG - just found this site- the Mutiny was the BEST time of my young Coconut Grove life - I started out in 1977 as Raul's "flaming coffee girl" understudy - replaced him (discover and loved Sambuca) had a GREAT wild time - used to call in late flying home on private jets to and from the Bahamas and SA - or offshore fishing - never got into the "coke call girl" scene but knew it was there - Burton was real protective of me - I was only 21 but man what a time - remember when the oil Venezuelan money flowed - they would buy bottles of liquor to put on their tables and pay a ransom for it vs just a drink - I got $100 tips for just pouring champagne - it was WILD - I eventually ran off with a wealthy Latin - found out he had a wife - then married a big name titled European with NO MONEY - all flash - no cash (remember the "Euro Trash" invasion circa 1979?) now live north - great life - polo - foxhunting - peace - but great great great Coconut Grove memories...all gone - my last visit the nuevo riche money has killed the rock and roll Grove of my youth (dated so many rock stars - they were normal in the Grove circe 1977 - hello Brasserie!) I got a wee bit wild and crazy (will NEVER be that thin again - the Miami 70's "derelict diet") but I hear many Mutiny girls didn't make it past the 80's - too bad .......I have ALL my Mutiny trivia and membership cards! Love loved loved it - beautiful times - beautiful live forever days..... Countess delRossi

miamilove |

Hi Blondie,
I just sent you an email.

Sandra |

Still waiting for recipie please !!!!! lol

Blondie |

I have no idea of how much to ask for the Mutiny stuff !...Any offers?

senor silencio |

How much for all the Mutiny stuff? You can email me at miamicanes008@aol.com
Thanks

miamilove |

P.S. Thanks Blondie!!

miamilove |

Hi Blondie,
Awesome list! Two questions:

1}How much for everything, total cost?

3 match boxes (w/matches inside).
1 Wine List
1 Dinner Menu (Dinner at the Upper Deck)
1 After Dinner Drinks List
1 Bottle Opener (yellow w/the black logo)
1 Cassette Tape Roberto Perera at the Mutiny
1 10th Anniversary Temp membership card.

2}How much for just these items:
1 match box
dinner menu
after dinner drink list
bottle opener
anniversary tape

Blondie |

I have the following items from the Mutiny available for sale.

3 match boxes (w/matches inside).
1 Wine List
1 Dinner Menu (Dinner at the Upper Deck)
1 After Dinner Drinks List
1 Bottle Opener (yellow w/the black logo)
1 Cassette Tape Roberto Perera at the Mutiny
1 10th Anniversary Temp membership card.

I also have a fluted champagne glass inscribed from Cats "1984" and match boxes from Suzanne's, Faces, Ensign Bitters, Club Nu, Cats & Reflections on the Bay.

Let me know if anyone is interested.
(I might have additional items)....
Blondie

senor silencio |

No it's not - I will post it for you, maybe tonight

Sandra |

Please can I have the REAL recipie....lol - as I remember the sherry was served on the side,not in the soup....I am confused and I dont remember eggs......

Sandra |

Thanks so much - is this the correct recipie ????

senor silencio |

I made it about 100 times one night when BG didn't like it -

Stymie |

I knew you would correct it...lol

senor silencio |

Mr. F -
We didn't make it that way - we didn't use the roe -and we didn't thicken it with flour - we used crushed saltines -

Stymie |

2 tablespoons butter, divided
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups half & half cream
4 teaspoons finely-grated onion
3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and white pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/4 teaspoon red (cayenne) pepper
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest (rind)
1 1/2 pounds flaked blue crab meat*
1/4 cup crab roe**
3 tablespoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh parsley leaves

* If you live in parts of the country where blue crab is not available, other types of crabmeat, such as Dungeness, snow, king, or rock crab, may be substituted.

** Two crumbled hard-cooked egg yolks may be substituted for the crab roe.

In a large, heavy pot over low heat, melt butter; add flour and blend until smooth. Slowly add milk and half & half cream, stirring constantly with a whisk; cook until thickened. Add onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, white pepper, mace, cayenne pepper, and lemon zest. Bring just to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, add crabmeat and crab roe or crumbled hard-cooked egg yolks; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes (if the soup appears about to boil, remove the pan from the heat for a minute or so, then return). Remove from heat and add sherry, stirring to mix. Let sit for 3 to 4 minutes before serving.

To serve, pour the soup into individual heated soup bowls, dividing the crabmeat and roe equally into each bowl. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

senor silencio |

I have the She Crab Soup recipe...

Sandra |

Who has the recipie for the Crab Soup ?

miamilove |

Thanks Blondie! I appreciate it!!

Blondie |

Hi Miamilove,
Yes. Give me a few days to look into my "blast from the past" box and I will let you know the items I have available from the Mutiny.

miamilove |

Hi Blondie,
would be interested in selling any of your items?

Thanks

Blondie |

The Mutiny Club was a fun place. It used to me my "2nd Home." I found this site by pure chance and it has brought me so many fond memories..... I have a menu, several match boxes, a wine bottle opener & my temp member card...Can't find the metal one!..The hostesses were beautiful and super nice. Among them, I remember Pam, Cathy, Andrea, Misty & Valerie. Brazilian night on Sundays with all the balloons...The "Alive til Five" motto. Manny was the chef and Carlos, the night manager who was the best! - In the valet, Al the guy from Canada and another young man who used to play the guitar (can't remember his name)...It has been so many years! Yes. I do remember table 2 - I used to sit there....Blondie

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WOW! So great to stumble onto this site, and to hear how fondly people remember the hostesses. I was proud to be a hostess for several months from late 1979-early 1980. What an amazing time to be working there, and it was a pretty glamorous job for this then-20-year-old. You really had to dress the part and it was really well-paying, between the tips for good tables and the commissions on memberships. I remember them bringing in hat designers for us to buy direct from. I still have all those incredible hats and somewhere I still have a gold matchbox. And fabulous memories.

Sandra |

OMG - Lefty has the most awesome parties at his house in the Grove.....does anyone know what happened to him ?

Skull |

The 1200 came on a later time on the second floor, the turntables on the second were from a radio station type. I was there from 1976 to 1978. Before me the DJ was Randy Thomas. She later went to Love 94 fm.
Other Dj's not mention were Jack Pedraza.

Senor Silencio |

The Mutiny Club was toasted cheese bread, real roasted turkey breast sliced, sliced Hormel Cure 81 ham, applewood bacon, mild chedder cheese, mayo, romaine lettuce and tomato - it had bread in the middle like a typical club and you could get it with other bread -

Senor Silencio |

Mario -
The sound system downstairs were Mac amps, Technics 1200 turntables, Bozak mixer and JBL 4311 Speakers - there was always some kind of cassette player for the musicians break. Later the speakers were changed out - we replaced the turntables a few times.

Senor Silencio |

Pretty hostesses were everywhere at the Mutiny - Leslie was the nicest and very attractive, Pam, also beautiful and very sweet, there were scores of them that worked there through my tenure.

Robert |

I guess nobody remembers Linda Dowling, she was the nicest and prettiest of the hostess team back in 1972-1974 and they were all good. Still looking to purchase that Mutiny Menu for good $$$ e-mail me at stkmrkts@aol.com .

TraderTopGun |

MiamiLove,

Email responce was sent.

miamilove |

hi there! Is the card in good condition?
How much are you selling it for? email me please if you prefer.

Thank you very much.

latinemerald@gmail.com

TraderTopGun |

My membership card is for sale.

miamilove |

I would love any memorabilia from The Mutiny and of course I am willing to pay. If anyone is interested in selling membership card, matches, menus etc... please let me know. Thanks.

Skull |

Good Morning Senor Silencio
I used to be a DJ at the Mutiny as well. I DJ there from 1976 to 1978 and left there to go do some other clubs in Miami. I started at Widow McCoys and then the Mutiny, that was Goldbergs idea. In 1980 I started with Super Q fm 108 and also worked at Xanadus at the beach.
The Mutiny sound system was primitive, the turntables were radio station type, not the pionners 1200. The mixer was nice, it was a Bozak. You idn't need a lot of power because the ceiling was too low and as it was, we always had complaints from the residents.
I would love to hear from the crew again. I remember a waitress by the name of Kathy, she was blond and beautiful and I think she used to be married to a football player.

take care


Mario

Senor Silencio |

I always appreciated our guests who couldn't afford $75 a year membership...

miller |

I worked at The Brassiere @ the Coconut Grove Hotel and we would go over to the Mutiny. Party at Lefty's house in the grove with. My roommate was a Mutiny girl with those ridiculous hats. What a time

TraderTopGun |

Another observation about the Mutiny was the poor or lack of security.IMHO the security was below standard or they were under the influence of narcotics or like my friends used to say "comiendo mierda".
If anyone wanted to get in free, all you had to do was to enter the Hotel Lobby, keep walking to the bathroom were there was a door to the adjacent Pool and if you walk to the stairways leading to the Nightclub upstairs, that was always open! no one would stop you or ask you for the member card.

TraderTopGun |

Still have my Gold color Logo Membership Card. Remember one time I saw Julio Iglesias coming out the door.
This place was always packed but the ratio of women to men was much better than other places, compare to Faces in the Grove,Menage,Casanovas,The Limelight,Manhattan.
Had dinner one weekend there and stayed at one room
after all night dancing.Had a german wine that was superd.
The dance floor was rather small in comparison, other than that the proximity of the Hotel Pool below was very convinient for anyone wanting to get away from the music.
This place reminded me of Regine's in Rio, Brazil

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Yeah, that place was unique in Miami Nightlife.
Will never forget.

robert |

Having lived there I spent many hours there, too many hours playing backgammon. The girls were beautiful and one name came up tonight that really brought back memories, Linda Dowling who was a day hostess and was not only very nice she was also one of the most beautiful woman I've ever seen. Linda died tragically at her boyfriend's house at a very young age. If I recall correctly her son's name was Todd? Does anyone remember Linda?

One other silly question if anyone knows how was the Mutiny Club sandwich made? I also would like to purchase a copy of the menu and can be reached at stkmrkts@aol.com Thanks

marisa |

No, but thank you....I still have match boxes and the membership card that I still treasure from those days...The matches used to be gold tipped. I have a massive matchbox collection from those days but I removed and threw out the matches because I was told they become unstable with the years passing and can light up on their own....

miamilove |

Hi Marissa,
Would be interested in selling any of your Mutiny merchandise?

marisa |

To me, this was one of the best clubs around in its era. I still have my membership card and used to have the license plate which many in Miami had on their cars during that time.

Every time I drive by the building it brings back good memores of the place.

It used to be you started at the Mutiny, headed off to Manhattans and ended the nite at One South..the good old days....lol

Curt Frysinger |

Hi, My name is Curt. I was a bartender at the Mutiny on the "Upper Deck". I'm really enjoying reading all the comments from those days. Many of the memories are fresh in my mind. Those were some wild days!!!

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Burton is into the Health Biz these days?

Anyway, I worked while attending school at the Sailboat Bay/Mutiny parking cars. Drove the sweetest cars and for a kid it was great!

Burton used to have me drive a big Eldorado around and pick his special guests up and transport he and whatever her name was to and from the airport...

Could write a sitcom just with the stuff my parking gang did and saw.

Burton was very good to me and kept me focused on school, family up north and talked alot about business with me.

Man- I was totally freaked when I drove that new Caddy right front end along the wall in front of the SB...Burton thought his mother did it..I fessed up and he gave me a tip and a kick in the pants.

senor silencio |

Personally I think Stan could have done a better job with the sound equipment. He was/is a genius with that stuff, possible he was limited by his budget. The upper deck was much better than the lower deck. My problem as the manager was getting the musicians miked. It was a pain in the a__. It never worked right. We had so much going on there, between the food and beverage, the lights, the music, the pianist who sang, the one that didn't, the harp, (btw, he is still in Miami), the guitarist, the dancers, the dj's, the doormen, maintenance (nothing ever worked right from night to night) membership and all of Burton's spys, I often wonder why I worked there. It wasn't for the money!

Senor Silencio |

One more thing, Brenda married Bobby Salter, a bartender and doorman. Do remember Bobby? They divorced and Brenda married a man from the islands. She moved to Nassau if I remember correctly. $$$

Senor Silencio |

Right on about Suzanne. She actually worked there twice. Once in 1973 - 74 as the Day Manager. And later, around 1981 as General Manager. Both tenures were short. And Jamie, if you want to communicate with Burton, I have his info. Email me at bayboneconchman@gmail.com

Jamie Hinman |

I worked for Burton Goldberg at the Widow McCoy and worked the door at the Mutiny during the middle 70's along with Steve Beatty. Both clubs employed beautiful women and I remember one in particular (Brenda) one of the hostesses at the Mutiny she drove a green Karmann Ghia and later opened a salon for nails. She was beautiful!! I did help manage the Widow along with Jay Sugarman for Burton. Burton to me was the best, wish sometimes I could say hi and tell him how much he inadvertently influenced my life. I've written a novel built around those years that so insidiously impacted all of us.

royalbebe |

Suzanne NEVER owned The Mutiny........So the guys at the door (who commented above) should know better. She managed it for a short period of time like every other place that was short lived for her.

miamilove |

Hi there! I am looking to buy any Mutiny merchandise in particular the membership card or keychain. Please, please is there anyone willing to sell?

Michel |

If anyone has an original Mutiny membercard to sell, then please let me know...
mail me at: phuture [at] me.com

Thanks!

Maggie |

Senor Silencio,
It's Maggie. I was assistant controller and later, controller of The Mutiny. I was there from 1979 to 1986. Now I am totally curious to know who you are. You did not mention one club manager....initials are CV. Would love to hear from you and anyone else to exchange stories. My contact is Magbeth@bellsouth.net I can't "join" this site as my registration verification is probably sitting in my spam box.

The Mutiny was a great place much the same as the Miami of that time. It had everything. Good and Bad and even those who seemed bad to others were always gentlemen and ladies with me and I dealt with most of them. Like one person said, oh but to have one of those Mutiny nights (they always turned into mornings) back......

PS there was a room named after me....it was called the Magpie---not one of Caroline's finest but an honor just the same.

senor silencio |

One more thing ~ there was a Banquet Room on the 11th Floor and a rooftop area for parties as well.

senor silencio |

It's me the Mutiny Manager again. I want to reiterate that while the Mutiny had a reputation for drugs, etc., there was another side to the place. We had a Power Lunch clientele during the week. Cocktail hour was very busy, (live music every day)our only competition was Cy's Rivergate. Saturday lunch was layed back and a great time to hang out and listen to the live piano/singer and have a great lunch. Our food was amazing. Dinner was great, business was very strong all the years I was there. I saw two dozen General Mangers. Suzanne was a GM, but never an owner. She worked there twice. Once in the early years as a Day Manager and then in 1980 as a GM. Not for long though. GM's were on a revolving door. A few of the night managers were addicts. It made the operation difficult to run. They were caught up in the whole scene. One had Goldberg's ear and BS'd him the whole time. Too bad, because he was a huge problem and caused much of the clientele to go downhill by allowing anyone and everyone in the place. To me it wasn't about the quantity of people, but about the quality. The profits would not have changed. Humberto the DJ did not work at the Club all of the years he has alluded to. He was only there about a year. The other DJ's were Roy Firestone, Rick Plushner, Clive Evenden, Humberto, and a ton of fill-ins. I left in 1/83, so after that I have no idea. The Lower Deck was on the second floor with an entrance to the left of the lobby...the Upperdeck was accessed the same way. There was an outside bar - "Treetop" and a bar at the pool level ~ almost never opened. There were 110 hotel rooms, which were all apts and offices originally. The most expensive room was about $300. Many had Roman Tubs and all were individually decorated. When I started in 1974 there were only about 15 Hotel Rooms. Richard Corey was the day manager for some of the years, Herma Balter, Jennifer Carmatti and Suzanne Johnson. (not in that order) Night managers included Walter Elmore, Russell Hearn, Roman Compte, etc. There was a large cast of night managers as well. It took five managers to operate the club. Day and Night. At the peak there were about 12,500 members. Membership was $50 a year when I started and was $75 when I left. I will add more info as it comes to me.

Tulio |

I remember the stunning girls at the Hostess station at the entrance, with all those beautifull hats and glittery dresses...WOW, Does anybody know the whereabouts of a hostess named Sharon Weed??

Robert |

I would like to purchase an old 1970's "Mutiny" menu and if any one has one they would like to sell please contact me at stkmrkts at yahoo.

Andrea de Michaelis |

I remember The Mutiny circa 73-78. Friends were real estate developers and soccer club owners and mortgage bankers and were dialed into the whole Mutiny/Faces/Forge partying scene. I worked for attorneys who represented the various business owners and we all worked and partied together. Some people never stopped partying. That was another place and another time for sure. I personally think it's uncool to name names here, too many people with axes to grind, even after all these years. You don't want that karma, let it go.

senor silencio |

There's a comment about how poorly the building was build and that the floor seemed to sink. That's odd because the floors were poured concrete and are the floors that are still in the building now - quite possibly you were partaking in the cocaine parties as well. The sould system you referred to was installed by Hi Fi Associates and was engineered by Stan Beran who now owns Sound Performance in Coral Gables. It couldn't be a big system because of the rooms upstairs.

senor silencio |

Suzanne Johnson was never an owner of the Mutiny, only Burton Goldberg. I was the Club Manager from 1974 to 1977 and 1979 to 1982 - I wish to remain nameless as I have been harrassed by certain writers who want me spill the beans on our clientele. I find that to be not only a breach of their privacy but a certain death wish for some. So for those of you you who like to see you name in print, keep talking and good luck. I also noticed that about 75% of the information given here is just eroneous. The club wasn't on the side either, it was on the front of the building with a bar area tha protruded out on the side where the pool deck was.

Laura |

Wow, the last time I saw Roberto was at Fisher Island - I have to say he was an awesome awesome man !!!!

Robertico |

I am 43 yrs. old and remember The Mutiny vividly. If you are quick with math, you have already realized I was way to young to have ever enjoyed the club. However I was fortunate enough to not only frequent the club, but also live at The Mutiny for about 2 years. As you are probably deducting, my Dad was at the top of the food chain at "el mutiny." I remember the key chain and the membership card, but do you remember the poster of all The Mutiny girls? I remember being at the bar and Patricio (my Dad;s confidant, personal therapist, spiritual advisor and lastly bartender, asking me what I was having for dinner -- I replied the same way every time - cheeseburger! Poor Patricio would have to go to the head chef and ask to have a piece of beef tenderloin grounded up for "el hijo de Roberto" I remember meeting many celebs there as well. It seems Burt had many friends while he had money.

Laura |

Suzanne was never owner of thy Mutiny she worked there as well as Cats and Ensign Bitters she also ran Suzanees in the Grove into a hole....the Mutiny was the best, I have the best memories and still have friends from the days......I wish I could have just one of those nights back again for one day......so memorable !!!

Mike Harris |

We came in after opening to assist the DJ's Bo Crane & Eric Plushner. Bo still has Pandisc...while Rick Plushner became the sales manager for SSL...a large console manufacturer from the UK...and now works for Guitar Center directing their Pro Audio department.

I think HiFi Associates did the original system...which included JBL 4311's...but as the ceiling was low...they did ok

Robert |

I lived at Sailboat Bay in the early and mid-1970's, that's the name of the building the Mutiny Club was located in. The Mutiny was originally located on floor 2 but later expanded to floor 3 because of the popularity which at one point reached a membership level of over 15,000 as I recall. The club was so popular and had such an international reputation Playboy magazine did a feature story about it.

Burton Goldberg was the sole owner and he was a perfectionist and he ran a great building and club. The food was always good because he would not tolerate mediocrity. The entertainment was exceptional for it's time and Burton Goldberg was a visionary in many ways. The games at the backgammon table got into the thousands (actually tens of thousands at times) and the woman were beautiful.

I would love to hear from some of the old staff and regulars and I would also like to purchase old menus if anyone has them. They were the most interesting of times, there was always excitement at the Mutiny.

royalbebe |

Loved the Mutiny - Pam, Nanette, Annette, Laura, does anyone remember Bombero, Angel Dominguez, Michelle, Jorge Nunez, the whole gang - they are the best !!!!! miss you guys

Maggie |

Hi my name is Maggie and I was the assistant controller and subsequently controller of The Mutiny from 1979 to 1986. The Mutiny had only one owner, Burton Goldberg. He also owned Grove Bay Club/The Bounty apartments. Suzanne Johnson worked at The Mutiny for a short time as the General Manager during my tenure. She was not an owner. Goldberg sold the place to a group headed by Gerald Kravetz just before I left. I still have my business cards. The club itself was on the second and third floors (Mutiny I and Mutiny II) of the building's south side. There was an outside bar called the Treetop. There was no club on the PH floor. I remember Humberto the DJ. Roberto Perreira and Nestor Torres were regular entertainers there before they became famous.

jenibabez |

Hi! I work at a Miami Beach-based production company and am working on a coffee-table photo book of the 1970s-80s in Miami Beach. I want to capture the culture and style of that era and after reading all the comments about The Mutiny and other nightclubs I know it is imperative that I include these photos. I am having pretty bad luck finding anything I can use. Does anyone have any logos, ads AND real photographs?

IF SO PLEASE contact me and I would love to tell you more about the project!

So far I know I am interested in including: Faces, Cats, Honey For the Bears, The Forge, The Mutiny, Menage, My Place, Sammy's, Stefano's, Sunday's on the Bay and Rusty Pelican.

Tony Luis |

I used to work with Carolyn Robbins in the design office of this hotel. It was full of cocaine dealers and one crazy a** place.

miamipartier |

Will anyone be willing to sell their Mutiny membership card or any other souvenirs for the club? Thanks.

Adam H |

Humberto
I'm a journalist in New York working on a piece about Miami in the late 70s, and would like to interview you about your time at the Mutiny. If you're still around, please let me know, and perhaps I can speak to you directly --


miamipartier |

Does anyone have any Mutiny merchandise they'd be willing to sell?

owen |

I am currently working on a memoir about my days at the Mutiny. I used to sit upstairs at table two with Bernie, Ray, Oscar, and some other "usual suspects" I AM IN TOUCH WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM THE OLD DAYS AND AM LOOKING FOR MORE.

vyniljunkie |

The Mutiny was ugly, nothing lavish. A great view. But it was poorly built, in a poorly built Hotel, that has needed renovation and restoration three times since 1975. As you walked through the club, you were unsteady, because the whole floor seemed to sink. Poor sound system, depending on the Deejay, it could be a great night of music and mixes, or a really bad one, it depended on how much cocaine the bad DJ did that night. Cocaine, the magic word there. Everyone was selling it or snorting it. Coke wh*res galore, and then there were its infamous sex parties, they lasted months some times. A school superintendent used to have wild weekend cocaine parties for years, until he got busted. On my scale from 1 to 10, a 3, and that because of the view.

Jules |

Damn.......I STILL HAVE MY 83' 911 CARRERA DOES ANYONE STILL HAVE THE LICENSE PLATES?????? WOULD BE INTERESTED IN BUYING THEM...REMEMBER DAMN CARRERA??????

Dangerous Dave |

Man, you knew you'd arrived when you got into the Mutiny, the place was "HOT" the sounds were JAMMIN' and the LADIES were SUMTHIN' ELSE !!!!

Jose |

I was one of the "security" personnel from 1982 to 1983 along with George, Saul, Santiago Vince and Danny. We tried to keep the place clean. ;-)

Loved the job, the music, the people, the cocaine cowboys and the crazy stuff that would go on every night. Remember the topless dancers that would show up around midnight?

BTW, the club was actually located on the side of the hotel and not in the penthouse. The penthouse suite cost about $1,000 a night back then, and it was worth every dollar. Got to hang out in it a few times.

Still have the original bronze key chain and a match box. Those were the days.

The owners last name was Goldberg and the other owners name was Suzanne. Suzanne went on to open Suzanne's In The Grove. The hotel was located at 2951 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133.

Bernard Lopez |

Humberto,

Welcome to DiscoMusic.com. Please use the comments field below to submit more info on the Mutiny such as a list of DJs that worked there, the owner's names, street address for the Mutiny... Also include any interesting stories...

Humberto |

I am happy to see an article about the Mutiny Club, my name is Humberto Fleites and I was the Mutiny DJ from 1976 until 1982, if you want more information about the mutiny let me know.

marcomarco |

The Mutiny was a very elegant club with an excellent sound system and tremendous music.....This was about the time Alexander's was big in the Omni hotel downtown...another party place!

mixmachine |

This was a very popular club at the time and one of Miamis earliest, it was located in the old Mutiny Hotels penthouse floor overlooking the Bay and featured several small dance floors scattered across the room, the music was great early Disco with party people dancing every where!

 

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