Ocean Breezes, Techno Beats at Nikki Beach

At the tip of Miami Beach and right on the sand is the center of South Beach nightlife: the ever-present and everlasting Nikki Beach. The club scene is everywhere here- indoors and outdoors and spin-offs all over the world- and the promoters here believe in using every inch of the space to keep things pumping. Waste not, want not, this is where the… Continue reading

Red Bar: At center of Downtown’s red hot nightlife

Miami’s Brickell Avenue area was once known as a residential area with not much nightlife but things have certainly changed. The thriving nightspots have been popping up everywhere over the last few years and Red Bar is one that attracts plenty of attention for its eye-grabbing wall art, local beautiful people and great mingling and dancing.

Located in the heart of the district,… Continue reading

Waxy O’Connors: Limericks and ales are genuine here

The dark and heavy wood bar that commands Waxy O’Connor’s and is its centerpiece was placed at the heart of the bar and eatery to remind patrons they’re in an Irish pub and the 7,000-square-foot unit is authentic, it was built entirely in Ireland and shipped over to the United States.

The 20 brews and ales on tap and plenty more by the… Continue reading

SET Up for a Thursday Weekend Kick-Start

So the weekend comes, Friday and Saturday are party nights, except on unconventional South Beach, where they play by their own rules and kick the weekend off on Thursdays. That’s when things get hopping at SET on Lincoln Road, a high-energy nightclub where DJ’s take their booth on Thursday nights for “Contagious Behavior” and keep the party going through Sunday night.

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No pretense at The Bar

Established in 1946 and a staple of the Coral Gables community, hangin’ out at The Bar (once known as the Hofbrau Haus) is almost a rite of passage for folks who like to party in “The City Beautiful.” But don’t be fooled by the fancy surroundings because this place is no pretense and all good times. The brews are cold, the grub is… Continue reading

Louis at the Ganesvoort: Ooo la la meets techno pop

Louis Bar-Lounge at the swanky Ganesvoort South Hotel on South Beach is a feast for the eyes, purposely created to resemble a Royal-Parisian palace with a psychedelic, colorful nightclub edge.

The place is awash in colors like bright fuschia, hot pink and canary yellow not only in the lighting but on the French antique furniture that adorns the interior. Armoires, consoles… Continue reading

Purdy Lounge: Surprisingly low-key on South Beach

A lounge is the last thing anyone going to party the weekend away on South Beach would put on their list of “must visit” hot spots, except when it comes to Purdy Lounge. This is a definite add-on.

Located a bit off the beaten path and marching to the beat of its own drummer, the mood at Purdy is the opposite of a… Continue reading

Uva 69: Upper East Side Miami’s place to hang

Visit Uva 69 along Miami’s up and coming Biscayne Boulevard on any given night and there will be something going on. Although it’s located in the heart of the historic MiMo district and along a busy street, the ambiance is very private for both their indoor and outdoor seating, making for a very intimate atmosphere.

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SkyBar: It’s a multi-sensory experience at South Beach’s Shore Club

One thing is for sure, visit a trendy hotel on South Beach and it’s very likely that they’ll use every inch of their space to provide multiple experiences for clubgoers and guests. The Shore Club is no exception where they utilize their interior and exterior space to the max, providing a nightclub experience among the palm trees as well as under the hot… Continue reading

Globe Cafe & Bar: Stellar jazz in downtown Gables

Coral Gables may be known for its restaurants, monthly Gallery Walk and upscale Mediterranean inspired architecture but it’s got a great nightlife too. For a quieter experience than South Beach or the Design District try the subdued, elegant Globe Cafe & Bar.

Great jazz artists hit the stage on Saturday nights, in this quaint spot to perform some top-rate, traditional and… Continue reading