David Grutman is an owner and partner in several Miami-based restaurants and night clubs. Rolling Stone magazine has listed Grutman as one of the 50 most important people in electronic dance music.[2]

David Grutman
Grutman at LIV, 2012
David Grutman

(1974-07-03) July 3, 1974 (age 49)
OccupationHospitality Entrepreneur
Isabela Rangel
(m. 2016)

Personal life


David was born and raised in Naples, Florida to a Jewish family.[3] He graduated from Barron G. Collier High School in 1993,[4] and holds a degree in finance from the University of Florida.[5][6] He married Isabela Rangel in 2016.[1]



Grutman opened the LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel in 2008, and it was the fifth highest grossing nightclub in the United States in 2014.[7] Grutman subsequently opened the club Story in 2013, followed by the restaurant Komodo,[3] the café OTL,[8] the restaurant Planta South Beach,[9] and the Swan and Bar Bevy, in which Pharrell is also a partner.[10]

In 2018, Grutman founded Groot Hospitality as a holding company for his ventures. In 2019, he sold a majority stake in the company to Live Nation Entertainment.[11]


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  2. ^ Castillo, Arielle (17 March 2014). "50 Most Important People in EDM". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b Benn, Evan. "Miami nightlife impresario David Grutman to open Komodo restaurant in Brickell". Miami Herald. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Barron Collier High School Class of 1993". The News-Press. June 12, 1993. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  5. ^ Kearney, Bill. "On the Town with David Grutman". Ocean Drive. Archived from the original on 15 June 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  6. ^ Pfeffer, Ryan (23 August 2016). "How David Grutman, Miami's Nightlife Kingpin, Turned LIV Into America's Biggest Club". Miami New Times. Archived from the original on 2016-08-24. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  7. ^ McIntyre, Hugh. "America's 10 Biggest Nightclubs Earned Over $550 Million In Revenue Last Year". Forbes. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  8. ^ Nekhim Lease, Valeria. "David Grutman's Cafe OTL Opens Quietly in Design District". Miami New Times. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  9. ^ Liss, Sara (22 March 2018). "Can this vegan restaurant by a nightlife impresario make plant-based dining cool?". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  10. ^ Buch, Clarissa (19 October 2018). "A First Look at Pharrell Williams' Debut Restaurant and Lounge". Food & Wine. Archived from the original on 2019-01-22. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  11. ^ Doss, Laine. "Live Nation Purchases a Majority Stake in Groot Hospitality". Miami New Times. Retrieved 2023-03-16.