About Miami, FL Nightlife
Any discussion of Miami nightlife inevitably makes South Beach its focus. This strip of high-rent real estate, distinguished by streamlined Art Deco structures, issues a siren's call to celebs and glitterati. Their eager response is invariably a nocturnal pilgrimage to see-and-be-seen, following hours spent on the beach, in the gym and at the salon. In SoBe's chic ether, already-unique Miami bars and dance clubs constantly seek to out-do each other with designer interiors, top-of-the-game DJs and mystiques fashioned around wealthy, beautiful or famous patrons (even better if they're all three). Outward show – indicated by exclusivity and visual splash – often marks these venues, although the velvet rope isn't necessarily stretched as tightly as it may seem at first glance (a well-placed call from your concierge can work wonders). As the Mondrian's Sunset Lounge and the Shore Club's Skybar ably prove, lounges are, by far, Miami's hottest nightlife scene. These high-style haunts promote courtship and intimate conversation, an emotional contradiction to the rush of motion, light and rhythm at posh Miami dance clubs like The Wall and LIV.
Off the beach, a new era of clubs has sprung up in the Design District and Midtown. These venues, such as Vagabond and Bardot, feature live music nightly, mixed with an eclectic vibe of hipster grunge and Miami fab. Most of the clubs and lounges in this area feature multiple rooms and floors, each complete with its own theme and musical style so you never have to be bored, even if you technically stay in the same place.
About Maria Arroyave
Maria Arroyave is a Miami native. She left only briefly, to attend Florida State University. She earned a master’s degree in print journalism from the University of Miami and has held an associate editor title with two local luxury lifestyle publications.
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