Group of dancing young people enjoying night in club

A world of nightlife activities awaits on the streets of Miami Beach. From Latin favorites to lounges and after hours spots, here are five different kinds of dance clubs in Miami.


They don’t call Miami the capital of South America for nothing. One of the city’s most popular Latin clubs is Mango’s Tropical Café (here on Ocean Drive) where you can see women in tight, shiny outfits dancing salsa on the bar top as you sip on one of the famous mojitos. For a more authentic Latin experience, head to Little Havana where you can check out Ball & Chain or Hoy Como Ayer.

Mega Dance Clubs

Mega dance clubs of Miami host big names in EDM like Skrillex and Diplo, while packing thousands into massive spaces filled with light shows and booming sounds. For something upscale and flashy, check out  LIV. You can also try something fresh at Miami Beach’s newest club Icon, or a proven hotspot like Story.  

Ultra Lounges

Ultra lounges are  smaller and less brash than mega clubs, making conversation as attainable as a booty shake. Some upscale and lively spots in South Beach are Purdy Lounge, Treehouse, and Do Not Sit on the Furniture. Our two favorites off the island are Bardot and The Electric Pickle.


The LGBT scene in Miami has long been a staple of fun and excitement,  especially at the clubs. Head over to one of the longest standing gay clubs in Miami—Twist—where shirtless customers get a free drink and there is an amateur strip contest every Sunday. There’s also Score Nightclub, and fun weekly happenings like Drag Mondays at Kill Your Idol.

After Hours

Even though most of the clubs on Miami Beach close at 5am, that doesn’t mean the party has to end. Simply hop over the causeway to Downtown Miami, where clubs are open so late that you just might miss hangover brunch. The most well known, and pulling in at number 38 on DJ Mag’s top 100 clubs in the world this year, is Club Space. If you’re still not ready to stop partying at 2pm then just walk right across the street to E11even, a 24-hour cabaret and multi-story dance club that also made the coveted list.