Along with New York City, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, Miami rounds out the list of top-tier cities in the United States, known for their nightlife. Miami nightlife is known for being exhilarating and one of a kind, not only in the States but throughout the whole world. In these cities, a diverse array of out-of-towners visit specifically to partake in late nights out, as such the nightlife scene is wild on the weekends and does not let up much during the week. Since there are so many options, out-of-towners often inquire about the best nightclubs in Miami.
That being said, as you would expect, your pool of weekday options is smaller, the hotspots are less obvious and always changing, and you’re more apt to be surrounded by locals (who are less likely to be interested in meeting and mingling with tourists). In addition, Miami’s glitterati and socialite circles prefer to go out Mon/Tue/Wed to enjoy a higher degree of privacy/exclusivity, as do the local working-class twentysomethings who spend their weekends toiling within Miami’s massive service & tourism industries.
Miami’s beautiful sunny weather will keep the good vibes going all day long, but the nights are where this city really comes to life. Some of the best and craziest clubs in the world are located here, and they keep the party going until sun comes up. Whichever club you decide to check out in Miami, you won’t be disappointed, but let us direct you to our top 10 best nightclubs in Miami.
World renowned and for good reason, make sure to live a little by getting bottle service here
LIV is located within the trendy and opulent Fontainebleau Hotel. This premier nightclub is consistently ranked one of the top nightlife venues in the world and recently reopened after a $10 million renovation to kick off the nightclub’s tenth season. LIV is largely focused on music and dance, with the guests dancing well into the morning along to house, hip-hop and Latin music. The impressive club is 18,000 square feet of striking architecture that features soaring ceilings, vibrant lighting and its iconic dome. It’s the look, sound, and vibe of the club that appeals to the high-profile guests that can be found there night after night. This place has redefined nightlife on Miami Beach and pioneered the nightlife experience. You’ll be able to dance along to LIV’s custom music mixes and playlists, which often include live performances by artists who are reshaping today’s music, while going between the four full-service bars where talented mixologists shake and mix your favorite drinks. LIV allows you to enjoy a bird eye’s view of the party goers that flock Miami Beach’s clubs while staying in the comfort of fifty banquette areas and six private skyboxes that offer table service.
This is where the party meets the after party, there is no reason to leave this place – it’s open 24/7
At the lavish and upscale entertainment venue of E11even Miami, you’ll be able to have an unforgettable and incomparable night of enjoyment and revelry. The club is located in the heart of Miami and is open all 24 hours of the day. At this ultra-club you’ll find a lively nightclub scene which features performances from a cast of outstanding artists and DJs all hours of the day. Additionally, the award-winning club also offers an excellent array of high-quality food and drinks and private rooms all operated by an attentive five-star service staff. E11even’s vibrant backdrop and amazing hospitality is what makes it amongst the best clubs in Miami – and the nation. If you are throwing a bachelor party in Miami, we would put this venue at the top spot. There truly is nothing else like it!
Never been to the circus before? Don’t worry, STORY puts on a “one of a kind” show
Since it opened in 2012, STORY has always been a frontrunner in the Miami nightlife scene. The high-quality nightlife and energy found in the club, which is located in the heart of Miami Beach, is thanks to the efforts of its creators: nightlife expert and mogul David Grutman and the Miami Marketing Group (who are also responsible for LIV at Fontainebleau Hotel). Within this massive 27,000 square foot venue, you’ll find a state-of-the-art infinite hybrid sound system as well as concert style lighting and visuals which reign supreme over any other nightclub in Miami Beach. STORY’s in-house production & design team transforms the venue on a nightly basis into an extravagant circus-style setting where nothing is shocking. By incorporating cutting-edge design and a sophisticated feel that compliments the premium bottle service experience with 60 exclusive VIP tables and five full-service bars, STORY is able to provide its guests with a stellar night of partying like none other.
You don’t actually have to be an astronaut to go to Space, just book a table and you’ve got your ticket
Club Space, today the name is synonymous with dance music in the United States. Through its 18 years of operation, Club Space has distinguished itself as a premier club where nightlife enthusiasts can experience innovative dance parties and clubbing that are helmed by a variety of the most cutting-edge international DJs and live acts who play anything from techno, house, EDM, alternative, and hip-hop music. The Space is divided into four distinct sections: The Ground (a live venue), The Floyd (often regarded as the club’s “gem” and hosts eclectic house as well as live electronic acts), The Loft (an indoor area that plays mostly hip hop music), and The Terrace (their outdoor rooftop area has brought some of house and techno’s most notable acts to date). With their unrestricted operating hours and stellar lineup of resident and guest DJs, they provide nothing but the best in electronic music, local & international. Their party does not stop at 5 AM, and neither should you…
A tribute to some of the famous past South Beach classics
Nightlife impresario Chris Paciello launched Vendome Nightclub (previously under the name Rockwell) on Washington Avenue in Miami Beach in an effort to create a space that would combine the cool of Los Angeles, the music of New York, and the energy of Miami. In this venue, which previously was home to exclusive south beach hotspots like Les Bains and Chaos, 450 guests are able to enjoy entertainment in the form of mixed musical format and live performance.
A high end and luxurious club that will have you dancing to house music all night long
Mynt Lounge is infamous in South Beach and known for drawing in its share of high-profile, VIP, and celebrity guests. The modern and luxury style décor create an opulent and lavish space where the energy is high, and the possibilities seem endless. House music and the top hits of the day are played in an open format to a crowd of dancing partiers under high tech LED fixtures. Bright strobe lights hanging from the ceiling provide a flickering glimpse into the Miami party scene. The lounge is equipped with a full bar which is ready to accommodate every taste bud, but this VIP nightclub specializes in customer satisfaction with its elite table service. The dress code is strict so dress to impress if you want to pass one of the most stringent door policies in the area. Mynt sometimes holds special events over the weekend that include live entertainment and guest star DJs.
A little more of a casual vibe while still bringing the energy
Treehouse is a two-room house and techno joint which hosts the ultimate clubbing institution on Miami Beach. With their kitschy decor and wild clientele, Treehouse creates an atmosphere much like that of an out-of-hand house party. The venue brings all good vibes with the best deep house and techno format in Miami and regularly features more “underground DJs like Cassy, Matt Tolfrey and Scuba. They are super low key and a casual atmosphere. At Treehouse there is no need for fancy attire. All you really need are a pair of comfortable dancing shoes if you ever wander out to the AstroTurf carpeting in the backyard.
This is the place for Hip Hop and Rap period!
Mr. Jones is one of the more classy and upscale clubs located in Miami Beach. Although it is smaller than many of the other clubs on this list, Mr. Jones’ strong sound system and well designed and intimate interior gets its share of the beautiful and the rich. Big name DJs regularly grace the venue along with the talented local selection. Known for its homage to house and hip-hop music, Mr. Jones is the newest “it” spot to see and be seen in Miami Beach.
Blue Martini (Brickell)
Start with happy hour and then transition to a full blown dance party into the night
Blue Martini is the hottest upscale nightclub located in the middle of Brickwell. Promising a beautiful atmosphere, beautiful people, and the best in live entertainment, Blue Martini is a popular spot for Happy Hour enthusiasts. At their legendary Happy Hour, you’ll be able to socialize and mingle with the crowd, whether you come alone or with friends. Feel free to grab one of their deliciously fresh Martinis and hang out on the patio or dance the night away to the most popular live music on our center stage as you unwind after work, or after a day full of tourist activities. Whatever mood you’re feeling, Blue Martini has the perfect atmosphere.Whether you come alone or with friends, Blue Martini’s famous Happy Hour gives everyone the chance to socialize and mingle amongst the most beautiful people. Grab one of their deliciously fresh Martinis and hang out on the patio or dance the night away to the most popular live music on our center stage. Whatever mood you’re feeling, Blue Martini has the perfect atmosphere.
Don’t let the size of this place fool you cause it packs quite the punch when it comes to a good time
Wall Lounge located in the W South Beach Hotel, is a smaller and more intimate venue for partying. Since opening in July 2009, WALL has been a choice venue for Miami’s most coveted events and exclusive clients. Once you’re past the velvet ropes and through the beveled silver doors that frame the entrance to the club, you are immediately thrown into the VIP premier clubbing scene. With its rich, dark and elegant interior, Wall is the embodiment of sophistication, luxury and style with a dedication to service that is unparalleled in Miami. Additionally, its unique and open design allows for a constant flow of partiers dancing into the late morning hours.
There are tons of fun places to party when visiting Miami! Luckily, we’ve pulled together the best clubs to party in Miami. If you’re looking for bars or lounges, we strongly urge you to first check out the top clubs in Miami, as Miami is home to some of the best and most fun clubs in the world.
There are numerous nightlife options featuring a wide array of music styles – electronic, hip-hop, Brazilian/Latin – at Miami’s numerous traditional dance nightclubs. Note that most clubs that are open on weekends also have one signature weeknight for which they are known to draw bigger crowds, e.g. Mokai or Vendome on Mondays, Do Not Sit on Wednesdays, and Ora on Thursdays.
Apart from traditional dance clubs, the most crowded mid-week spots to party will be where the locals hang out: happy hour bars in Brickell and Coconut Grove, restaurants and hipster/artist lounges in up-and-coming Wynwood, and of course Miami’s famous (infamous?) strip clubs: Tootsies, King of Diamonds, G5ive, and E11even, the latter of which is actually a hybrid strip/dance club concept worth checking out on any day of the week. And of course, during high tourist season (March through June), even the South Beach tourist trap bars will be as packed with college kids and European and South American visitors during the week as they are on the weekends.
Miami Nightclubs FAQ
What are the best clubs in South Beach?
What are the best EDM clubs in Miami?
The best EDM clubs in Miami are Liv, Story, Space, Trade, e11even, Wall Lounge, and Basement.
What are the best hip hop clubs in Miami?
What time do Miami Nightclubs typically open?
The average Miami nightclub opens around 11:00 PM.
What time do Miami Nightclubs typically close?
Most clubs in Miami close at 5:00 AM.
What is the dress code like at Miami Nightclubs?
If you want to participate in Miami nightlife without getting stopped at the door, dressing appropriately is a must. Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to Miami night clubs.
What do girls wear to clubs in Miami?
The majority of SoBe club girls subscribes to the same concept-short, skintight, lots of cleavage, and paired with sky-high platforms or stilettos. Animal prints and rhinestone sightings are common here in South Beach. Girls going out to a nightclub in Miami wear dresses and heels, no jeans, no sandals, no flat shoes. The smaller the dress, the higher the heels, the better and sexier you will look.
How can I book bottle service for Miami Nightclubs?
How much is bottle service at Miami Nightclubs?
Table minimums can get pretty expensive at the best clubs in Miami, but every venue is different. The best way to find out is to use our app to view prices.
How much is clubbing in Miami?
On an average night the cover charge at most clubs will be $20 to $40. On holiday weekends or events with big talent expect to pay more. You can usually buy tickets in advance to nights with big talent, which will usually be cheaper than paying general admission at the door.
What clubs to celebrities go to in Miami?
Can you get into clubs at 18 in Miami?
Most nightclubs in South Florida are open only to those of legal drinking age. However, if you are over 18 but not yet 21, there are still some events that you can attend in Miami. Check the Discotech App for upcoming 18+ events at Club Space and 1-800-LUCKY. There are also festivals such as Ultra Miami that are 18+.
Are there after hours spots in Miami?
Miami clubs typically don’t close until 5 AM. If you’re still looking Miami night life that lasts longer than that, we’d recommend Club Space (Techno til 9:00 AM), e11even (half strip club half nightclub, open 24/7), and King of Diamonds (full strip club, open til 6:00 AM).
How do I get into a club in Miami?
If you’re a girl you may be able to get in for free with a promoter, or you can get there early and hope the bouncer likes your “look”. For some clubs like Liv and Story you can buy tickets in advance. You can also show up and pay general admission. And of course there’s always the bottle service option.