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Nightlife in Miami Florida, USA: Nightclubs, Dance Clubs & More

Vida Nocturna en Miami Florida

If you're looking for some of the hottest nightspots on the planet, then look no further than the eclectic city of Miami. In the world-famous area of South Beach clubbers and party-goers have an amazing variety of locales to choose from and the main strip is literally packed with revelers all night long. In recent years, however, the downtown area of Miami has begun to compete with South Beach and now has a great mix of places to visit as well. And we also have to mention the upscale area of Coconut Grove, where you'll find lots of chic bars, restaurants and clubs.

When the moon is high in the sky, Miami's nightclubs, bars and lounges open their doors and the beautiful people of this spicy city pack the dance floors and VIP rooms, every single night of the week. The clubs and bars play a sizzling variety of musical styles, oftentimes with a distinct Latino flavor, blending electro-pop with rumba rap and Cuban rhythms with classic new wave. Literally whatever kind of night out you're in the mood for, you'll find what you're looking for in the ultra cool city of Miami.

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Nightlife in Miami Florida

Nikki Beach Miami

You can't go to South Beach without spending the day or evening at Nikki Beach. This ultra-chic beach club features tiki bars, cabanas and large sun-drenched beds for you to lie back on and enjoy. Nikki Beach Miami is made up of a large oceanfront area featuring an outdoor beach club, restaurant and a nightclub. Come and mingle with the socialites, jetsetters and beautiful models of South Beach as the DJ spins the coolest tunes to get you all in the party mood.

Nightlife in Miami Florida

Sky Bar Miami

The Sky Bar is another gem of South Beach featuring four unique lounge areas, each with its own unique style, decor and vibe. Colorful foliage blends with a contemporary style and antique furnishings to create a hip atmosphere and the perfect environment for an amazing night out in SoBe. The highlight of the Sky Bar has to be the seventy five different types of rum they have on offer and the stunning ocean view, of course.

Nightlife in Miami Florida

Tantra

The very stylish South Beach club offers patrons a truly unique experience. The Far East decor, with touches such as a water-wall and even a grass floor, all add to the very relaxed atmosphere. Should you get a little hungry then they also have a spectacular menu featuring from filet mignon to foie gras and everything in between. Drop by for a perfectly mixed cocktail and a fabulous night out.

Nightlife in Miami Florida

Opium Garden

The Opium Garden epitomizes everything that is South Beach, ultra cool yet wonderfully relaxed. Lanterns and statues of Buddha complete the sleek Asian-inspired decor that adds to the already hip vibe. Split over two levels and featuring a total of four bars, patrons can enjoy over 100 different types of liquors and champagnes as well as a simply exceptional dining menu. The incredible sound system along with skillful mixes of the resident DJ will keep the party going all night.

Nightlife in Miami Florida

B.E.D.

After dining and enjoying a few drinks on Ocean Ave, you should definitely consider visiting B.E.D to keep the party going. As you enter this place you'll realize you're in for a treat. White linen canopies cover large comfy beds, where you can enjoy a cocktail and the innovative cuisine, or alternatively strut your stuff on the dance floor. This intimate club is a favorite with the in crowd of Miami's South Beach.

Nightlife in Miami Florida

Mynt Lounge

This club has ''A list Miami'' written all over it. A huge 40-foot bar, aromatherapy infused air and famous DJs from around the world are just some of the many reasons to frequent this classy establishment. If you are lucky enough, or have very good connections, then enjoy the music and a drink in Mynt's very cool Ultra Lounge. Mynt is a club that attracts socialites and the young successful people of Miami.

Nightlife in Miami Florida

Mansion

One of the real highlights of the Miami club scene, Mansion attracts the elite fashionable set, and is a very popular locale with celebrities as well. This sleek art deco dance club features a total of nine bars and four dance floors, each with its own unique musical style. Dress to impress and enjoy a fabulous night out at Mansion.

Nightlife in Miami Florida

Cameo

DJs from around the globe drop the hottest beats at Cameo, one of South Beach's top dance clubs. Trance, house and Latino rhythms keep the sultry, sexy crowds dancing all night. This retro club was once an old art deco theater that has been beautifully refurbished, which only adds to the unique vibe of Cameo, one of Miami's best clubs.

Nightlife in Miami Florida

Alcazaba

Located in the popular area of Coral Gables, Alcazaba attracts a great mix of people and has an incredible atmosphere. This cool club is renowned for its Latino night, when the dance floor is packed with guys and girls dancing to Salsa, Merengue and more. Good drinks, a great location and a nice outdoor chill-out area complement this clubs already smooth vibe. If you are in Coral Gables then stop by, you won't be disappointed.

Nightlife in Miami Florida

Pawn Shop

Located in downtown Miami, in what used to be a 1930's pawn shop, this nightspot really has taken clubbing in Miami a step, or two, further. The decor is out of this world, featuring a lounge made out of an airplane fuselage, or perhaps you'd prefer to take a seat in a vintage school bus, or even the carnival booth! Try you hand a karaoke or bust a few choice moves on the busy dance floor, the choice is yours.

Nightclubs

Vida Nocturna en Miami Florida

Electronic

Miami is home to such legendary festivals as the Winter Music Conference, so it should come as no surprise that the city is packed full of dance clubs playing the latest electronic music from around the world. DJs cut, mix and scratch their way through the balmy Miami nights, taking hordes of partygoers on an incredible musical journey. The establishments range from red-carpet chic to down and dirty techno clubs and the mix of people and cultures is out of this world. If you are a serious clubber or just looking to party then Miami's electro-clubs are sure to please.

Miami Beach / South Beach

  • B.E.D
  • Nikki Beach
  • Shine
  • SET
  • Mynt
  • Mansion
  • Twist
  • Sin
  • LIV
  • Dek23
  • Cameo & Vice
  • SoBe Live
  • Dolce UltraLounge
  • The Fifth
  • Prive

Downtown Miami

  • Club Space
  • Allure Nightclub
  • 66 Nightclub
  • Pawn Shop
  • Nocturnal
  • White Room
  • Vagabond
Nightlife in Miami Florida

Latin

Miami is such a melting pot of cultures and styles, however, there is a definite Latino vibe about the city due to the massive amount of immigrants from Cuba and other Latin American countries. So, if you are in the mood to dance the hot sultry Miami nights away to the sounds of Salsa, Merengue and Reggaeton then you don't have to look far to find a packed dance floor to show off your moves. Many of the clubs have Latin nights on specific days of the week and some even offer free lessons.

Miami Beach / South Beach

  • Anoranzas
  • Cafe Nostalgia (Saturdays)
  • Club Ache
  • Mango's Tropical Cafe
  • Yuca (Fridays)

Downtown Miami

  • Bodeguita del Medio (Saturdays)
  • Bongos Cuban Café (Fridays and Saturdays)
  • La Covacha
  • SoHo Lounge

Coconut Grove

  • Cielo
  • Club Quench
  • Senor Frogs (Thursdays)

Coral Gables

  • Alcazaba
  • Kaffee Krystal Nightclub
Nightlife in Miami Florida

Hip Hop

Whether you are cruising around Miami Beach or Downtown you'll be able to find some of the best Hip Hop clubs in the country, some even frequented by the stars themselves, so keep an eye out. What's great about Miami is you'll find all styles of Hip Hop from commercial classics all the way back to old school rap, and clubs to suit the high rollers or those who just love to get down. Lots of the big clubs have a room dedicated to Hip Hop, with big name DJs and celebs making guest appearances.

Miami Beach / South Beach

  • Buck 15
  • Mansion
  • SET
  • Aero
  • Cameo & Vice
  • Mynt
  • Liv

Downtown

  • PS 14
  • Club Space
Nightlife in Miami Florida

Jazz

For those of you that love the smooth sounds of Jazz, Miami has you covered. Throughout the year there are a variety of excellent Jazz festivals and a great selection of clubs to visit. Due to Miami's large Hispanic population you'll also have the chance to listen to some of the best performers of Latin Jazz in the whole country.

  • Deauville Restaurant and Lounge
  • Jazzid
  • Churchill's (Mondays)
  • The Globe
  • Van Dyke
  • Sax on the Beach
Nightlife in Miami Florida

Rock

If house, trance and techno really aren't your thing, then why not try a few of Miami's smoking hot rock clubs. There's plenty to choose from and lots of really talented local bands to watch as well. With music ranging from 80's rock to heavy metal and alternative rock to glam you'll really be spoiled for choice.

  • Tobacco Road
  • Atomic Slim's
  • Churchill's

Bars / Lounges

Vida Nocturna en Miami Florida

If you are looking for somewhere for a pre-club drink, to watch the game or party with friends, then Miami has a fantastic selection of bars to choose from. Just a quick stroll around the Miami Beach area and you'll find bars and lounges frequented by celebrities and Miami's 'in-crowd'. However if you fancy just relaxing and having a few drinks with your buddies then there are also lots of taverns and chilled bars to hang out at. The bar scene is not just limited to South Beach though, many other areas of the city also have their own vibe and individual style of bars and clientele just waiting to be discovered.

Miami Beach / South Beach

  • Nikki Beach
  • Afterglo
  • Hed Kandi
  • Mynt Lounge
  • Fallabella Bar
  • Hemisphere Lounge
  • Señor Frogs
  • The Lapidus Lounge
  • Seven South Beach
  • The Spy Lounge
  • Onda Lounge
  • Flute Champagne Lounge
  • Finnegan's
  • "O" Lounge
  • Vino Miami Wine Bar
  • Love Hate Lounge
  • Halo Lounge
  • Purdy Lounge
  • Gemma Lounge
  • Blue
  • D' Lounge

Downtown Miami

  • Azul
  • Abokado
  • Noir Bar
  • Lobby Lounge
  • M-Bar
  • Soho Lounge
  • Bahia Bar
  • River Lounge
  • Bin No.18
  • Aqua Lounge

Coconut Grove

  • Senor Frogs
  • Fat Tuesday
  • Scotty's Landing
  • Avalon Cafe and Lounge
  • Tavern in the Grove
  • Wet Willies
  • Avalon Café and Lounge

Coral Gables

  • Zba Lounge
  • Margarita Mama's
  • The Grape

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