Dance Clubs

Few pursuits tap into the pleasures of nightlife more than dancing. Giving yourself over to the rhythms, the lights, and the energy is a total release. When you want that feeling, we'll introduce you to the best dance clubs in Miami. Top DJs get things moving, and other patrons ensure that there's plenty to see along the way. To follow the crowds, head to Club Space and see what lies in store; for a more subdued experience, give Twist a try. Either way, 10Best will make sure you know the best places to dance in Miami.

10 Mansion
Ensconced in a former Art Deco theater, this club is as vast and conspicuous as its name. Boasting typical SoBe panache, it's dressed with grand arches, chandeliers, sweeping staircases, Venetian mirrors and ornate fireplaces, is awash in glamour, and observes a velvet-rope policy, so come dressed to impress. Inside, four dance floors thump with music across three levels, and nine bars handle thirsty patrons. Lounges and VIP areas also find plenty of traffic. Moreover, celebrities are common, the level of sociability is enormously high, and top DJs definitely spin to please. (305-695-8411)

9 Mango's Tropical Café
A spicy island experience awaits visitors to this dance club's lively location in Miami. Situated on the waterfront in South Beach, Mango's Tropical Café offers a "Havana-style" party where Latin tunes and live bands lure patrons to the dance floor to move along with the professionals. Entertainment includes everything from Salsa and Conga shows to a Michael Jackson "Thriller" tribute performance. Naturally made mojitos and daiquiris help guests cool off between songs. (305-673-4422)

8 Nikki Beach Miami
In every sense, Nikki is a beach club, from its tiki bars and cabanas to its Survivor-meets-Fantasy Island decor. Awesome DJs spin top tunes constantly, and great global food makes for terrific nibbling. Plus, a never-ending parade of SoBe's famously beautiful models, society pagers and jetsetters ensures that standard goings-on never get stale. The campy vibe is irresistible, and excellent disco, lounge and dance music are certain to put you in a party mood. (305-538-1111)

7 Club Space
When Miami's top DJs rock downtown, nine times out of ten you'll find them at this 11th Street hotspot, a high-octane warehouse-turned-dance club that attracts more than its share of the SoBe hipster crowd. In the cavernous main room, where professional DJs with names like Roland and the Lizard Man keep the party going long after sunrise, you'll find 30,000 square feet of dance space, one of Miami's loudest sound systems, and a dazzling light show. An open-air patio at the rear of the club is a primo place to catch a little fresh air, escape from the music, and enjoy some chitchat with your most recent dancing partner. (305-375-0001, 305-372-9378)

6 Rokbar
A favorite for Miami locals, this dance club's musical selection promises to keep you moving. DJs spin the perfect mix of modern hits and guilty pleasures, playing everything from Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake to Bon Jovi and Journey. Although its facility is on the smaller side, Rokbar's interior features a boundless rock-and-roll vibe. Many celebrities have been spotted here, so be sure to be on the look out! Bottle service is available. (305-674-4397)

5 Twist
This vast multilevel complex features indoor and outdoor bars, a thumping dance floor, great live shows and spacious, comfortable areas that offer ample space for mixing, mingling and relaxing. You will find both locals and tourists packing the dance floor and the bars. The infamous club is one of the longest-running hotspots on South Beach. Earlier in the evening, from 1pm to 9pm, drinks are two for the price of one. Especially popular among Miami's gay community. (305-538-9478)

4 Score
This is the most popular gay bar in South Beach. The dance floor is always jumping, since Score hosts some of the area's top DJs. As the name suggests, this is a nightspot clearly devoted to bringing people together. Outdoor tables offer great views of lively Lincoln Road. (305-535-1111)

3 The Vagabond
No matter what type of music you're into, this Miami dance club's DJs promise to play a mix that will keep you moving. Tunes range from 80s pop to house, and with three separate dance areas playing different tracks, you can boogie to a little bit of everything. Burlesque dancers and even Elvis have been known to grace the main stage, and there's also an outdoor patio that regularly features live music acts. (305-379-0508)

2 Mynt Lounge
Located in SoBe, the upscale Mynt Lounge is a staple among Miami dance clubs. Here, well-known DJs spin house and hip-hop tunes that are sure to get you on the dance floor, and an aromatherapy system infuses the air with a variety of scents -- mint, of course, remains the hands-down favorite. The Grand Lounge, complete with a 40-foot bar, is open to all, but the Plexiglas-shrouded Ultra Lounge is reserved for special attendees. (305-532-0727)

1 Buck 15
With no cover charge, Buck 15 is certainly one of best dance clubs in Miami. Local DJs play a great mix of hip-hop, house, 80s and pop music, making this hidden gem the perfect place for those looking to dance. It's the laid-back casual atmosphere, funky 70s-inspired furniture and local artwork, however, that really set this club apart from others in South Beach. (305-538-3815)

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Mansion 10Best List Arrow
Type: Dance Club, Late Night / After Hours
Neighborhood: South Beach
Mango's Tropical Café 10Best List Arrow
Type: Bar, Dance Club, Late Night / After Hours, Live Music
Neighborhood: South Beach
Nikki Beach Miami 10Best List Arrow
Type: Bar, Beach Bar, Dance Club, Late Night / After Hours
Club Space 10Best List Arrow
Type: Dance Club, Late Night / After Hours
Rokbar 10Best List Arrow
Type: Dance Club
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Twist 10Best List Arrow
Type: Dance Club, Gay and Lesbian, Late Night / After Hours, Live Entertainment
Neighborhood: South Beach
Score 10Best List Arrow
Type: Bar, Dance Club, Gay and Lesbian, Late Night / After Hours, Live Entertainment
The Vagabond 10Best List Arrow
Type: Dance Club
Neighborhood: Downtown
Mynt Lounge 10Best List Arrow
Type: Late Night / After Hours, Lounge
Buck 15 10Best List Arrow
Type: Dance Club
Neighborhood: Miami Beach