10 Best Ways to Party the Night Away in Miami



Miami IS nightlife, from poolside happy hours to ultra-hot nightclubs complete with gorgeous dancers and world-class DJs. In fact, you could say nightlife in Miami easily becomes day life with hardly a break in between.

Much like the traffic and the heat of this town, the parties never stop. You can find yourself at a bar at noon and then hit a happy hour at 5 p.m., head to a live show at 9 p.m., hit a night club at midnight, and end at a lounge at 3 a.m. We've compiled a list of party spots that vary in the amount of insanity each deliver.

There are laid-back lounges like the infamous Purdy Lounge and poolside, celebrity-filled haunts like the Shore Club's Skybar Miami Beach. Or you could party right on the sand at a place like Nikki Beach for a some nightlife under the stars, enjoying the tropical climate of the Magic City.

We've also featured wild party spots like Churchill's Pub--not for the faint of heart. Churchill's on its best nights can bring in huge crowds of gutter punks, college hipsters, and metal-heads all convening for Miller High Lifes and some of the best (and worst) live musical acts in all of South Florida.

Then we've also listed high-end party spots like LIV, located inside the world-renowned Fountainbleau Hotel, which features pricey drinks and a star-studded clientele...the type of place someone like Kanye might rent out for his birthday. In short, we've got our bases covered.

 




First an Art Deco theater, then a live music venue known for hosting groups like Pearl jam in its early days, the Cameo is a survivor. In a city known for great dance clubs and stellar music, this club stands apart from the competitive pack...  Read More




Avoid the crowds on Ocean Drive and head to Purdy's, an off-the-beaten-path location with a loyal following. If the scene grows old or if you are simply not in the mood for the nocturnal fray, Purdy's offers just the antidote. The lounge has an...  Read More




One of the best casual hipster-esque lounges in Miami, Blackbird Ordinary offers its patrons a fully stocked bar with expert bartenders who mix your favorite drinks to perfection. DJ's provide the music on most nights while local funk and reggae...  Read More


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Upper East Side


Going to Churchills is an experience unlike anything else in all of Miami. Often called the CBGB's of South Florida, it's the type of place where you'll listen to dance to local punk bands one minute, drink while watching the World Cup during...  Read More




The original Ball & Chain opened in 1935, when Calle Ocho was simply known as the Tamiami Trail, through which farmers would send oranges and other crops east to the Downtown Miami area. It has survived decades of reinvention, calling itself...  Read More


Nikki Beach Miami


In every sense, Nikki is a beach club, from its tiki bars and cabanas to its Survivor-meets-Fantasy Island decor. That doesn't mean you should bring your toddlers here (though it is very pleasant and quiet during the day). Awesome DJs spin top...  Read More


Skybar Miami Beach
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Skybar's glamorous, welcoming spaces, located in the notorious Shore Club, one of the most unique hotels on South Beach, act as a magnet for the unabashedly chic and famous. From the gorgeous, dramatic Redroom, activity spills out the back door,...  Read More


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Wynwood
The Stage


If you had never been to Miami before, and didn't know anyone in the area, you would probably never know this place exists. It's tucked away neatly in an alley underneath Interstate-195. Don't let the location spook you. Walk through the sketchy...  Read More




Grand Central is the club that embraces every culture and subculture in Miami and brings them together in a room to drink and dance and have a damn good time. The place itself is a large warehouse right on the outskirts of Downtown Miami; a big,...  Read More




While the Fountainbleau remains one of the more beautiful and prestigious hotels in all of Miami, it's not surprising that LIV, the hot-to-trot nightclub held within, is also one of Miami's crown jewels for an evening of pure decadence. LIV is...  Read More


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Meet Priscilla Blossom

Pris Blossom is a freelance writer and feminist mama with a love for travel, writing, music, film, craft beer, yoga, museums, cultural anthropology, and her awesome kid.

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