Clubs in Miami range from cool cocktail lounges to trendy dives, techno discos to tropical Latin dance palaces. Miami clubs are as hot as it gets, where the elite meet the street and the nights go on forever. This South Florida city has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best nightlife spots in the US, with dozens of nightclubs of all sorts, catering to those looking to dance, drink, or grab a few trendy appetizers and mingle with the crowd.
If you want in on the A-list scene, fill up the wallet, dress to impress, bring along a sexy entourage, have your concierge get you on the guest list, and beat the midnight rush to the velvet ropes.
Two techno-retrofitted Art Deco theaters top the dance
club scene. The world’s best house and hip hop DJs rule
at Crobar, featuring three state-of-the-art dance floors.
And the strobe-lit colonnades of Mansion are home to some
of hottest Miami nightlife events, like Winter Music Conference
DJ marathons and glamorous White Party benefits.
Get the green light by signing up on the online guest
list to Mynt, where the ultra hip come to chill against
a backdrop of sleek space age décor and cool-hued lighting.
You’ll reach nightclub nirvana at the exotic Opium Garden,
with multi-level dance floors featuring lush Asian themes,
and the exclusive Prive lounge.
Party by the Shore Club pool at Skybar. Three theme rooms make up the scene: the sheer Casbah curtains of Rumbar; the barefoot-on-the-beach ambiance of Sandbar; and the lacquered antique glow of Redroom. At the beautiful beachfront Nikki Beach Club, supermodels slip out of teepee cabanas wearing only the bare necessities, and head upstairs to superstar-gaze in the retro orange glow of Pearl.
Laid-back never looked better than at South Beach Miami clubs. Catch Spring Break fever any time of year at The Clevelander’s outdoor pool on the beach. Pawn your worries at the door of the Pawn Shop Lounge, where the crowd loosens up in themed school bus, airline cabin, and Airstream trailer rooms. And with its chrome-and-leather bar, friendly pool tables, and kick-butt Margaritas, Purdy Lounge proves that Florida night clubs can be “purdy” fine.
Cocktails for Two
If the drink’s the thing, shake it up with your choice of 250 martinis at the M-Bar overlooking the Mandarin Hotel’s infinity-edge pool and Biscayne Bay. Catch a rooftop buzz with one of Wet Willies’ frozen rum and tequila concoctions, or brave the appropriately–named “Call A Cab,” made with 153-proof grain alcohol. Muddle up to a classic minty mojito over happy hour at Mojitos Cuban Cuisine.
La Vida Loca
Florida night clubs feature some of the best Latin dancing in the world. The line dance style of Casino Rueda salsa dominates the Cuban dance clubs. Strut your salsero stuff at Gloria and Emilio Estefan's Bongo’s Cuban Cafe, or at the legendary Miami salsa club La Covacha.
Where the Boys Are
Although there is no “official” gay neighborhood, the South Beach Miami clubs are off the hook. At the frankly named Score, muscled go-go boys dance on the bar, and the Sunday tea dances are classics. Local legend Twist offers hot dancing, great staff, and 2-for-1 drink specials.
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