Heat Ran Up $100K Champagne Tab at Miami Nightclub

by June 22, 2013

ESPN.com reports that the Heat ordered 100 bottles of Dom Perignon and three three-liter bottles while celebrating at Story Nightclub after winning the Championship. The club’s owner, for the second straight year, conveniently picked up the tab: “For the second consecutive year, a Miami bar owner comped the alcohol on the Miami Heat as they celebrated winning the NBA title. David Grutman, who owns Story Nightclub, where most of the players partied after the Game 7 win Thursday night, and LIV, where they celebrated last year, said the players ordered 100 bottles of Dom Perignon and three 3-liter bottles of champagne. Grutman said the club sells the standard 750-milliliter bottles of Dom Perignon for $850 each and the club sells 3-liter bottles, called Jeroboams, for $5,000. ‘I’m not going to charge the Heat,’ Grutman said of the $100,000 value of comped alcohol. He didn’t treat the Dallas Mavericks the same way. Mavs owner Mark Cuban had to pay for the bill when his team beat the Heat in the 2011 Finals. LIV charged Cuban $90,000 for a 15-liter bottle of Armand de Brignac champagne, also known as Ace of Spades. Cuban didn’t seem to mind; he still left a 22 percent tip.