This is in a way the essence of the beach. Along this street, restaurant, coffee shops, and boutiques alternate. The chick and most alternative will be found here.
At the top end, the teather, this was a regular Sunday night. Panini is one of my favorite restaurants, a few goodpubs to watch American Football, and our regular, Segafredo Cafe. The couches at this place are the best. I remember the days I was studying for my GMT, good times here.
I lived in Miami for more than four years. In the begining this was one of "the place" to be. Night clubs life in Miami are short, places are constantly re inventing themselfes. Macarena re invented her self on my last year.
Still, the place kept sweet memories for some of us. It was one of the few sites to watch good Sevillanas, every friday night, with live music. And of course some of the best Paellas were served at this place.
For the Spaniards and myself, this was a regular.
the miami beach hofbrau beer house is one of a international chain of beer houses that originated with the famous hofbrau haus in munich germany. the hofbrau beer house serves german food and hofbau beer imported from germany. for beer lovers a great place to down a beer or two in miami beach.
Dress Code: casual.
Miami is a very cosmopolitan and varied City. South Beach (specially Lincoln Road area) has a large gay population which frequents it.
Several Gay bars and gay owned/operated establishments are in this area.
Note the disclaimer on the web site: Some of the clubs are Gay and others are mixed. Be careful with the bars you choose and always excercise caution.
Most important, ALWAYS BE SAFE!
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Miami has a very large Latin community. Cuban Food, Salsa, Merengue are popular at the various clubs (latin or not), but there are specific clubs that specialize in the latin beat.
Latin community in Miami is more than just Cubans, each Centra and South American country has injected the Magic City with bits of it's culture and music.
Puerto Rico, Colombia, Peru, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic...many others, each contribute to the international melting pot that IS Miami!
If you have the inkling to go dancing, seek out a latin dance club...Mojitos is a good way to get your feet and your taste buds wet if you so desire and you will find it in my restaurant tips.
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What to say except - go there! If you love the Latin music scene, if you want a space that rocks your world, if you speak spanish or can feel it when the mood is right ...
Dress Code: There is no dress code - just be cool and respectful and come dressed to dance in tight spaces ....
The night we were there Albita performed - and she brought the house down.
Mango's Tropical Cafe is as authentic of a Latino nightspot as it gets in South Beach. With its prime location across from South Beach, it is literally and figuratively a hot spot. Live bands play the latest Latino hits, as well as their own originals, while scantily clad dancers provide provacative eye candy. This club can get crowded, so anyone wanting to dance may be short of leg room during peak hours.
There is a cover charge after 8 p.m. and it ranges from $5 to $20, depending on when you arrive
Nights in Miami Beach can be so hot that it is unthinkable of going to any indoor club. Even a club with the air conditioning running full blast will be unbearably humid with so many people confined in such a tiny space. A good alternative is the Clevelander, which is a hotel, restaurant and nightclub. It is right across from South Beach on Ocean Drive in the Art Deco district. It is one of the most popular spots, as a DJ spins records on the outdoor patio area throughout the night.
Crobar Miami, located in the heart of South Beach, is one of the premiere clubs in the Miami scene, hosting some of the most notorious and solid club nights in the city. The club has a main dance floor and an upstairs side room with many bars spread out and hidden in between. With huge headlining DJs and Live PAs on the bill almost every night, and industry heavy weights like Eric Morillo frequently stopping by to blow up dancefloors, if good dance music is what you are in search of, Crobar is your destination to reclaim your nightlife in Miami.
Dress Code: Dress to impress
When the sun goes down, Miami nightlife heats up with hundreds of nightspots, including cozy taverns, hip jazz bars, and trendy dance clubs. Definitely a place to "see and be seen," Miami has long enjoyed a reputation as a playground for the rich and famous, and celebrities can often be found reveling in one of the many fashionable nightspots
Dress Code: Dressy-casual
Lincoln Road is the peferct place to lose your notion of time... I think it can be best described as a pedestrian mall... though it's not really what it is... Yes, the pedestrian portion of Lincoln road is all lined with posh boutiques - but it's not a place I would go shopping... For me it was the place place to people-watch and have cocktails.
Designed by Carl Fisher, his idea was to turn it in the local counterpart to Fifth Avenue in New York, or Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. So you get the upscales shops... but nothing really can explain the zillions of excellent restaurants and cocktail bars. For me Lincoln road is a palce to go late in the afternoon and then stay there and spend the night way - watching people go by, as glamurous as they can. Sexy clothes abound...
How cool is this place?
Our Maitre'd at the Beacon suggested we try here on Friday night so after a trek on foot up to 19th & Collins (tip - if you've had a few drinks get a taxi!) we arrived and it was well worth it.
Once at the Shore Club Hotel, we followed a few people who looked like they knew where they were going and walked out onto a courtyard dimly lit by candles and bathed in moonlight. Further exploration of this garden area revealed that there was much much more to this bar than we thought. We ended up walking through garden areas, down little paths until finally we came to a large pool area surrounded by large beds, and confortable sofas where people were laying back and soaking up the atmosphere to funky house background music.
Drinks were more expensive than average, but well worth it just for the experience of people watching, and relaxing on the big squishy sofas by the pool.
Dress Code: Dress to impress!
WOW!! Just go and have a drink at this hotel!
It's amazing - the decor, the people, the drinks - this is how the other half live and you can sample a little of it, but make sure you take plenty of money - it cost us around $50 for 4 drinks!
Created by Parisian designer Jaques Garcia, the hotel opened in February 2005, and is next door to the famous Versace Mansion.
On Saturdays this place plays mostly salsa and is full of people. However, on Sunday nights it plays mostly ragaeton music, when it gets really crowded and fun! You have to pay for parking as well as $15 cover, go through a metal detector. There are a lot of beautiful and young girls here, so it is well worth the price.
Dress Code: relaxed to well dressed
I really liked this place. It's right on Ocean. There is live music and also a DJ. The waitresses and bartenders dance on the bar and i have to say they are pretty good. When i went there it was mostly salsa music on that night.
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