The Best of South Beach Miami Nightlife
From celebrity hot-spots, to the best clubs in the United States, South Beach in Miami can make your next night out a truly unforgettable experience.
South Beach is famous as one the biggest hotspots in Miami where celebrities often come out and play. South Beach is not only the best for night clubs, with some being rated as the best in the entire country, but is also home to some other pretty awesome things to do at night.
Let's have a look at the best things to do in South Beach after dark.
Miami's South Beach is heaven for lovers of live music all round, and the party only gets better at night. South Beach is home to the world-famous Mango's Tropical Cafe which is located on Ocean Drive, and probably the best venue in town to experience the thrill and atmosphere of quality live music. Mango's Tropical Cafe is a bar, vibrant and colorful, which is filled with dancers and party goers who all share one thing in common – awesome music. Open every night until the early hours of the next morning, Mango's Tropical Cafe is the place to be. Alternatively, check out The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater. Here you will find a highly-regarded concert venue that supports up and coming local acts, and also some of the biggest names in the game in the USA.
However, some of us prefer the sexy and mellow hum to live jazz music, and if this is the case, you should check out Jazid. Located on the Washington Avenue main strip, Jazid is home to some of the best local and national jazz bands and solo artists. What is so appealing here is the rich variety of jazz music that is played here. Lovers of funk and soul, reggae, and R&B will all find a reason to spend a night here to have their grooves put into swing.
Furthermore, the hotels along the world-famous Miami Beach are home to some of the biggest live acts on the globe. Take the legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel and their concert series called Bleau Live. Alternatively, lovers of the lounge-music genre can head over to the Lapidus Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton on South Beach, to sip on drinks in a relaxing and chilled-out atmosphere.
SALSA DANCE CLUBS
Miami has such a rich and vibrant Latino culture, that a list of things to do on a night out in South Beach has to include some Latino dancing. Check out the Ball & Chain on SW 8th Street in Little Havana, which was highly-famous in the 1950's by its performances by Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, and Count Basie. More than 60 years on and the Ball & Chain dance club is still growing strong. Patrons here love to party away in true and sexy Latino style with music ranging from live DJ's and live jazz, and even some salsa lessons and dance competitions in between. You can make for yourself a whole night out here, with one of the best tapas menus in town, and cocktails mixed by the legendary Cuban bartender Julio Cabrera.
What list of the best things to do at night in South Beach Miami can be complete without naming some of their world-famous night clubs? Try Chalk for example. There is nowhere else in town that mixes partying and drinking games outside of your house than Chalk. They also promote themselves to be the only “green” lounge on South Beach, which is pretty cool if you are an environmental activist or prefer a more natural way of life.
Don't Sit on the Furniture. No, I am not telling you to stand up. This is actually the name of one of the biggest night clubs in South Beach. The club has only been around for a short time, but has already carved itself to be one of the greatest. Experience what many call “underground magic” here at Don't Sit on the Furniture.
Why not also check out what Rolling Stone Magazine considers to be the second best dance club in the entire United States. That would refer to LIV, where world-renowned artists such as Lil Wayne and Calvin Harris have regularly performed. This is the place to be. LIV has been in movies, featured in television advertisements, and has some of the best VIP bottle service on the East Coast. Not to mention that the club pulled in between $45 and $60 million in 2012, making it the fourth highest-grossing club in the United States.
If the hip-hop music scene is more your style, then consider spending your night in Cameo. Most nights see the young crowd here entertained by some of the biggest acts in the hip-hop game. So if you want to see some real talent with some real quality, then Cameo is ideal. Did I mention that the club also has stripper poles with real strippers dancing on them?
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