Miami Beach Nightlife

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    Plunge Rooftop Bar & Lounge: Amazing views of Miami Beach

    by Gypsystravels Updated Feb 3, 2014

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    The Gansevoort has a gorgeous rooftop pool with amazing views of Miami Beach to one side and the downtown Miami on the other end.

    We were visiting Miami Beach during July 4th weekend and one of the high lights of the hotel and being in Miami Beach were the fireworks. We were looking forward to enjoying them from the rooftop deck, but unfortunately just a few hours before the fireworks show the sky opened up to a huge thunder storm that delayed the fireworks for over an hour.

    After waiting so long for the storm to die down and then the fireworks to finally start, we were all hungry and decided to skip the finale and get some dinner, oh well, next time!

    Dress Code: There is a full service bar with some yummy drinks, but be prepared to shell out some money for the drinks, on average, $15-$18

    NOTE: This hotel will be renamed the " 1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH"

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    Mango's Tropical Cafe: HOT Guys, Hot Girls, Hot Dancing....

    by Gypsystravels Updated Feb 3, 2014

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    OMG this place is so much fun, and the line to get in is nuts. I've been here a few times and during my last visit decided to pop in for a few drinks.

    There usually isn't a cover chage, but during special events (like July 4th) they are known to charge at the door, so be prepared to pay if you are here during a holiday.

    They have a few bars where you can order any drink you like, and if you are a bit hungry they also have a large menu to order some tastly treat.

    I always have a great time we I come here. They have live bands as well as a D.J. and their dancers are amazing.

    The words...."You're on Fire" will forever remind of Mangos!!

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    The Bar at 1220 at The Tides: Swanky, chic & a wee bit pricey...

    by sunlovey Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Bar at 1220, The Tides

    The Bar at 1220 offers a vast selection of (expensive, but gooood) cocktails and specialty drinks, including the famed Tropical Popsicle Martini which we saw people partaking of with delight... We had mojitos, you should have seen the size of the mint leaves inside, sooo crisp and refreshing! Eclectic ambient music wafts through the lobby bar creating the perfect soundtrack for a drink or several.

    This is also a restaurant and the food smelled delicious....

    The Bar at 1220 hours:
    Sunday - Thursday 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

    Dress Code: Granted it's right on the ocean and part of the hotel lobby, people are dressed rather nicely here.

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    Mango's Tropical Cafe: Papaya at Mangos!

    by balisunshine Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Shake! Shake! Shake!

    Right on 9th and Ocean Drive,
    is the swinging and bouncy Mango's Cafe.

    Something similar to a strip joint,
    but with no sheding of their,
    barely there synthetic leopard skin outfits..

    The staff gets on the bar,
    and starts shaking their thing,
    while you sip your Mojito down.

    Don't choke on one of their tropical dishes.

    Some of these latin babies
    really know how to shake!

    Mangos is open 7 days a week
    from 10 am - 4 am.

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    Various: Hip and Hopping in South Beach

    by balisunshine Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Come dance with me

    Even when you are a South Beach resident,
    keeping up with the
    happenings of the nightlife
    can be an ever shifting challenge.

    Night clubs open and close,
    changing ownerships and names,
    and then having different parties and themes
    for diverse nights of the weeks.

    A lot of editorials and web-sites
    are also outdated in their information
    having a difficult time keeping up
    with the times.

    The Miami Herald's 'Street',
    does a pretty good job in keeping up to date,
    while the Miami New Times
    often has outdated info in it.

    If you are into celebrity filled
    hip-hop parties,
    Opium Garden;
    has been known
    to house the best hip-hop party
    in the nation on Sunday night's Ritual party.

    Another good source
    is getting the word
    right out of the horses mouth,
    the promoters.

    A rising hip-hop promoter
    is Michael Madd, who claims,


    hosts parties at venues such as:

    Thursday night at Crobar;
    Friday night at Rumi's;
    Saturday night at Pearl's;
    Sunday night at Mynt
    and other parties in NYC.

    E-mail for more info:

    Stay tuned for more on South Beach's night life to come.

    Dress Code: Cool Dude!

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    Delano Hotel: The scene at the Delano

    by goingsolo Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The lobby and outside pool bars at the Delano Hotel are very popular places to hang out, have a drink and people watch. During high season in Miami, which is basically wintertime everywhere else, the hotel is packed, especially the outdoor area. The setting includes poolside cabanas which can be rented by day or night, poolside beds which are great for large groups to congregate, drinks in hand, for some serious people watching and the bar area which also contains a small dance floor.

    My friends and I like this place, especially when the humidity has eased off enough to make sitting outside a pleasant experience. Its a mixture of locals and tourists here, with the northeastern visitors occupying the majority from December until about April. But, much like Miami, you'll find people from all over the world and everyone seems to be having a good time. Best of all, there is no cover charge.

    Dress Code: Dress appropriately. Its S. Beach so the upscale all-black ensemble generally works best. That being said, there really is no dress code and they will pretty much let anyone, unless they decide not to. That sentence probably doesn't make much sense, but keep in mind this is South Beach and it makes up its own rules.

    My suggestion to visitors is to avoid wearing any of the following: shorts, sandals and those flowered shirts which are so popular with tourists. If you're a hotel guest, you'll get away with it. If not, there's a chance they will stop you at the entrance.

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    Tobacco Road: Live music, great people

    by agarcia Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    till 5AM :-D

    Tobacco Road is a huge bar, located at Miami downtown. It has the typical American Bar atmosphere, with live music, TV sets, and people drinking and having fun all night long. Just remember not to pay attention to the gambling machine at the end of the bar. You could easily spend the night playing card games, while laughing out laud with the jokes of the Puerto Rican folks ;-)

    Dress Code: Dressy or casual; It doesn’t matter.

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    Waxy O’Connor’s Irish Pub - Washington Ave

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jan 19, 2010
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    After dinner across the street at the Playwright Irish Pub, we decided to stick to the Irish theme and continue our evening at Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub. When we arrived the bar was pretty busy and smoky, but we found two seats at the bar. The entertainment for the evening was karaoke, which wasn't horrible, but certainly wasn't American Idol. We had a few beers here, before returning to our hotel smelling like stale cigarettes.

    Waxy's has a nice interior, but it really turns into the neighborhood dive, with all the nasty smoke and drunks sleeping at the bar.

    Waxy's has two locations around Miami, one in San Antonio, and a fourth in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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    Hosteria Romana - Espanola Way, Miami Beach

    by Ewingjr98 Written Jan 18, 2010

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    On New Years Eve, before Midnight, we wanted to find some low-key entertainment like live music to keep us busy while we waited for fireworks on the beach. After dinner on Washington Ave, we wandered up to Espanola Way and wandered past the crowd to the bar at Hosteria Romana. We ordered two drinks--an Italian Moretti beer ($7) and a Mojito ($16). When the giant mojito came out it was the talk of the bar, particularly the two-foot long piece of sugar cane sticking out of the foot-tall glass. Next thing you knew, every lady and every European guy at the bar had one in their hand, though us manly US guys stuck with beer.

    We stayed here about an hour and a half nursing our drinks and listening to live music before heading out to the beach around 11:45.

    The biggest negative? How about a mandatory 18% gratuity just to get your own drinks at the bar? That's highway robbery.

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    All Over: Miami (if you're cool)

    by LizzyPR Written May 28, 2009

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    *sigh* my favorite topic; Nightclubs.
    Okay so depending on how exclusive/trendy/sexy you and your people might be SUPER easy or SUPER difficult to get into some of these spots.. BUT I'm going to give you a little mixture of both cool and some normal spots..have fun! and less is more! lol. IF YOU'RE EVER IN NY AND NEED SOME SPOTS, ASK AWAY!

    Nikki Beach Miami-(Penrod's Entertainment Complex) 1 Ocean Dr
    Opium Garden- 136 Collins Ave
    Mansion-(saturday)1235 Washington Ave
    Mynt-1921 Collins Ave
    Delano's Rose Bar- 1685 Collins Avenue
    Gansevoort South Hotel-(thursdays 11pm) 2399 Collins Avenue
    Set-(fridays) 320 Lincoln Road
    SkyBar Miami Beach at the Shore Club-(saturday) 1901 Collins Avenue
    Shore Club-(sunday) 1901 Collins Avenue
    Cameo-1445 Washington Ave

    Dress Code: Tropical/Sexy for women.
    Casual Trendy for men.
    White linens always works in any warm environment.

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    san telmo: restaurant - entertainment

    by iam1wthee Written Jan 2, 2009

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    This argentinian restaurant offers big size portions of food for like $12. It may take you 3 days to finish it. They have entertainment that starts like at 11pm and it is mainly tango and salsa.

    Dress Code: casual

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    Blue Miami: Hidden Gem in Miami

    by 932john Written Jul 31, 2008

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    Martini's at Blue

    This martini bar/lounge is most definitely a hidden gem in the Miami nightlife scene.

    They have a martini menu that has every martini you've ever heard of, and many more you didn't know existed. The Mango Martini was delicious.

    Nice hardwood floors, new bar stools, tables, and flat screens deck this place out in futuristic style. Everything is blue thus the name. The televisions play old black and white movies or sports giving it a very engaging yet cool feel.

    There's a different DJ every night, each providing their own style.

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    Opium Garden: Better know Someone

    by 932john Written Jul 30, 2008

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    Shots at Opium Garden

    This place is a well known and longstanding nightclub in Miami. It's pretty exclusive, so if you're not there by 10PM, you better know someone or you aren't getting in without greasing one of the bouncers.

    The venue as a whole is expansive, but the inside bar is tiny, crowded, and so loud the bar tenders can't hear your order. The outside is more spacious, with an outdoor Garden featuring a pagoda with couches and table to dance on, and 2 separate outdoor bars, where it's much easier to get a drink than inside. The entire venue is adorned in a far eastern motif, featuring flowing drapes, shining buddhas, and decorative lanterns. The crowd is definitely one of the better looking crowds in Miami.

    Dress Code: Upscale, Trendy

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    Larios on the Beach: Larios on the Beach

    by Gypsystravels Updated Jul 20, 2008

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    Larios is owned by Gloria Estefan and it's a great place to have some good Cuban food or for some drinks while enjoying the live latin band.

    We were strolling along Ocean Drive and couldn't resist the music and we decided to go in and enjoy a drink and listen to the music for a little while.

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    Raleigh Hotel: Top Cocktails

    by AimeeQ Updated Jan 31, 2008

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    Over the years, this has remained my all-time favorite spot for cocktails in Miami Beach. It's a very nice hotel with a comfortable lobby bar/lounge and a gorgeous pool area that stretches to the beach where they have a fire pit. The service is friendly and the cocktails were quite good the last time I was there. The decor is pure 1940's glamour inside and tropical hide-away outside. Also, it's not a bus station like the Delano. I think it's still a bit of a "best kept secret" and, overall, it has more low-key vibe than some other nightlife spots. They do serve dinner too, although I haven't eaten there.

    Dress Code: They cater to tourists, so it seems pretty flexible. However, the Miami Beach nightlife dress code is halter tops, skinny jeans or mini skirts and spikey heels for women and oversized but nicely tailored button-down shirts and nice jeans for men. Flashy and expensive looking.

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