We’ve rounded up our top picks for the best clubs in Miami. Choose from beach clubs you can lounge at during the day to Latin clubs in Little Havana where you can practice your salsa moves all night long.
Take a look at our favourite venues and head straight to some of the best clubs in Miami…
NIKKI BEACH MIAMI
An iconic South Beach landmark. As far as beach clubs in Miami go, Nicki Beach is arguably the most famous and beautiful of them all. Attracting guests from all over the world and rumoured to have numerous a-list celebrities amongst their clientele, look out for your favourite Hollywood star.
This is definitely not your average bar by the beach, you’ll be by this large oceanfront complex that features a beach club, award-winning restaurant, cabana bar, garden area café and second floor nightclub. Work on your tan on one of their luxurious day beds or cosy cabanas.
Lounge by the waterfront on weekdays with a beach drink in hand or go all out on Friday or Saturday night when the beach club stays open until later.
Blue Tour Route, Stop: Shops at 5th & Alton
BALL & CHAIN
Ask any of the locals and they’ll tell you Ball & Chain was originally a mobster-owned jazz club and a good place to go if you wanted to party with Billie Holiday. First opening its doors in the 1930s this is one of the oldest bars in the state, closing down in the 50s leaving a hole in Miami’s nightlife. Remerging like a phoenix from the ashes to once again take Little Havana by storm, Ball & Chain has re-opened as a live Latin music venue with Cuban-style food & drink on the menu.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly location during the day this place doubles as a restaurant, opening for lunch at noon and serving delicious tapas. If you’re itching to get on the dancefloor, head there after the sun sets, Ball & Chain is open until 3am on Friday and Saturday.
Red Tour Route, Stop: Little Havana
MANGO'S TROPICAL CAFE
A true cornerstone of Miami, Mango’s Tropical Café is a must for anyone that’s visiting the state. On the one hand, Mango’s is a late night restaurant and nightclub that opens until 5am, and on the other, it’s a live music and entertainment venue like no other. Enjoy some of the best cocktails in Miami as you raise a glass to the main attraction and the longest running cabaret show in the country. Running nightly at 8pm, expect a live band, DJ sets and acts ranging from Bachata, Salsa and of course, a tribute to the “King of Pop,” the late Michael Jackson.
Blue Tour Route, Stop: South Beach 1
An intrinsic part of Miami’s gay scene, Palace is home to sparkling queens and entertaining drag performances alike. If you’re looking for a fun place to go where you can lose your inhibitions and possibly dance next to your favourite Ru Paul’s Drag Race contestant, look no further.
Go on a Monday for one of the best happy hours in Miami or wake up early on a Saturday for a fantastic brunch extravaganza guaranteed to get you sipping on cocktails before midday. With a different event every night, you’re bound to have a great time whenever you decide to go.
Blue Tour Route, Stop: South Beach 2
Arguably the best place to go if you want to dance the night away in Miami, Story is a huge neon-lit nightclub with 5 bars and a separate dancefloor. Created by MMG, it’s known to host parties and live sets from musicians such as Tyga and Virgil Abloh, making the venue top of the list for party goers that love hip hop and R’n’B.
What’s more, Story’s in-house production and design team transform the nightclub into an extravagant circus-style setting every single night. Rules don’t apply here!
Blue Tour Route, Stop: Shops at 5th & Alton
Looking for a rooftop bar in Miami with stunning views of South Beach? May we suggest Juvia? Built atop a designer parking garage, you may be surprised to find an ultramodern space that doesn’t scrimp on luxury. Charge your phone, this place is designed for selfies.
Make sure you go on an empty stomach too. With a menu created through a collaboration of three different chefs, diners can feast on delicious French, Peruvian and Japanese food. Choose one of their speciality cocktails to accompany your order.
Blue Tour Route, Stop: Holocaust Memorial
Pick any of the places on our list and you’re certain to find yourself at one of the best clubs in Miami. Offering a party scene like no other, you’ll never be stuck for things to do. And, once you’ve explored the nightlife, make sure you head to one of the Best Miami Beaches to recover…