Best bars and clubs in Miami

You would not be discovering anything new by telling friends that Miami has one of the best and busiest nightlife in the world. Here you can find everything from small bars to huge discos, sites with gay and straight preferences, live music and DJs and everything you can imagine in this amazing city.

Blue Martini Lounge

Restaurant by day and night club, Blue Martini Lounge has a huge place and pleasant atmosphere where fun is guaranteed. Any night from Wednesday to Saturday is open and the party never ends before 5 am. Everyone is over 21 and depending on the night will witness DJs or live music, especially Latin, which you can dance all night.

Go early on Fridays to sample a free sample of Martini offered in their Fridays Flavors Martini Tasting to warm up. You are guaranteed to dance all night, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Blue Martini Lounge
Blue Martini Lounge Photo: Blue Martini

Story

One of the best clubs in Miami with a European atmosphere is Story. It is something similar to an Ibiza disco with LED lights, dancers and lighting effects that added to famous luxury DJs such as Marco Carola, Skrillex, David Guetta, Dubfire and many more, make up an unforgettable night. It is also common to see well-known artists there, such as TI, Chris Brown and others, on Thursday's Hip Hop nights.

Story is very large, so you can go for a walk to the second floor, where you will have a privileged and panoramic view of all the people there and especially the DJ. It is a nightclub that you will never forget, so be sure to stop by during your stay in Miami. Make sure you are dressed to dazzle.

Story
Story photo: zochagroup.com

Bodega 

Bodega is not a traditional disco, in fact, I don't think it is a disco, it is rather a taqueria and tequilería, maybe even a bar or restaurant. Anyway, the fact is that I consider that it should be part of this selection because it is a not so popular place, which makes it a great place to meet locals.

When you stand in front of the place, you will see a small restaurant inspired by a food truck with cheap but incredible tacos. After they verify that they are over 21 years old, you can enter the restaurant where they will offer you a shot of tequila as an appetizer while you wait to go to the bar.

The decoration of the bar is very striking, has a vintage style and you can listen to hip hop from both the old and new school and even Latin music. This is, without a doubt, the new novelty of the beach! If you go before 11 pm you will not have to queue to enter.

Bodega
Bodega Photo: afar.com/places/bodega-night-club-miami-beach

The Basement

Do you want to do ice skating or bowling and then have a drink? Then this dynamic disco located in the basement of the old Sevilla Beach Hotel is the place for you.

The Basement consists of 3 sections: the disco, a bowling court, and an ice skating rink. To play bowling you must reserve a hint in advance and pay $ 50 (plus taxes) per hour for four people, and $ 10 for each extra person. Ice skating costs $ 25 (plus taxes) for half an hour and does not require a reservation.

If these sports are still not encouraged, then you can stay out of them and simply dance the tracks that go from new to old school all night, sounding from the hand of Miami DJs Ben Pundole and Josh Wagner. This nightclub is one of those that you cannot miss and one of the best of its kind in South Beach.

The Basement
The Basement photo: miamimusicweek.com

Liv

Liv is well known for her high-class status and the list of celebrities who usually attend, such as Jay-Z, the Kardashian sisters and 50 Cent, whom you can usually find in the VIP. The place is connected to the Hotel Fontainebleau, which has hosted many prestigious events, among which we find the legendary party of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine and the lush parties sponsored by Belvedere vodka.

Liv is a delight to the eyes, with its ceilings and floors decorated with neon light accents that shine and are reflected through the elegant designs that inhabit the space. This is a place you must see with your own eyes to truly understand the magnitude of its beauty. Dress to kill, prepare to really enjoy it, and of course, bring enough money as it is an extremely expensive place. What if its price is worth it? Well, of course it is.

Liv
Liv photo: @livmiami

Nikki Beach

Another of the jewels of South Beach is Nikki Beach, which is a versatile establishment that combines a restaurant, a beach bar, and a disco, all in one. So have a drink, get comfortable and get ready to meet both locals and tourists from all over the world on their beautiful outdoor wooden terrace.

This is the perfect place to go if the weather is nice, both to go for a drink and relax, and to dance all night under the stars. If you get tired, there you will find comfortable beds and cozy armchairs to sit and observe everything that surrounds you. You will definitely find people with beach clothes, so remember to dress comfortably both day and night, since the party in this place does not end before 5 am. If you want to end the night with a gold brooch, I recommend heading towards East and jump straight to the ocean.

Nikki Beach
Nikki Beach Club photo: djoybeat.com

Next time you're in Miami, let us know which one of these clubs you went to and how much you enjoyed it.