The electronic music scene, nightlife and DJ culture in Miami have come a long way. Attracting some of the world’s best DJs, hosting Ultra Music Festival, and the city’s dance clubs are consistently among the top-grossing in the nation. From South Beach to Downtown, Miami offers a plethora of venues in almost any type of scene one may desire. Check out the hottest and best dance clubs in Miami.

LIV

LIV has redefined nightlife on Miami Beach. Nestled inside the lobby of the historic Fontainebleau hotel. With over 18,000 square feet of striking architectural design and lavish decor, LIV sets the stage for the ultimate nightlife experience.

When to go?
Saturday – If you manage to get into this two-story architectural wonder of a mega-club, you’re cooler than cool.

Where is it?
In the Fontainebleau Miami Beach
LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680 / livnightclub.com.


Ora

Ora, Latin for beach, is inspired by the great nightlife moments of Miami Beach but looks ahead to the future by catering to both locals and the jet setters. The venue that will add even more of a scene featuring a multi-million-dollar ceiling with 26 eight-foot-wide LED panels that have crystals and smoke mirrors.

When to go?
Friday is house music night. Saturday is more open-format, collective music, and every once in a while there’ll be a surprise performance.

Where is it?
2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-912-1010 / oranightclub.com


E11even

E11even Miami is a one-of-a-kind Ultraclub with a rooftop lounge and restaurant. Miami’s only 24/7 Ultraclub in the heart of downtown, featuring aerial performers and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. This high energy social playground plays host to an ever-growing roster of the entertainment industry’s biggest names.

When to go?
Open 24/7 every night of the week where many late nights turn into early mornings.

Where is it?
E11even, 29 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-829-2911 / 11miami.com.


Story

Owned and operated by the same people who bring you LIV, this Collins Avenue megaclub is the bottle-service alternative. It features a much larger dance floor than LIV, but it has the same dedication to style and exclusivity with an extravagant circus-style setting where nothing’s shocking.

When to go?
Friday – This is the place to kick off the weekend which brings in the world’s best DJs.

Where is it?
Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424 / storymiami.com.


Copa Room Show & Nightclub

Copa Room is Miami’s first all-inclusive nightclub, featuring one-of-a-kind Las Vegas style shows with professional entertainers, acrobats and more! Guests enjoy Premium Open Bar all night long at included in their one time admission ticket. Dance the night away and leave with a truly unique experience.

When to go?
Blending tropical hits with a staged show, at Copa Room everyone is welcome.

Where is it?
Copa Room, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach / coparoommiami.com


Wall Lounge

Wall Lounge is an intimate, high-energy nightclub at the W South Beach hotel with ample VIP tables, a dance floor, and two bars. Walls glitter with gilded, diamond-patterned mirrors and a disco ball hangs above the center of the room.

When to go?
Expect open format DJ sets most evenings unless a headlining DJ is on the decks. Tuesday nights host the long-running Brazilian-themed Favela Beach party.

Where is it?
2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305.938.3130 / wallmiami.com


Rockwell

Located on Washington Avenue, Rockwell Miami pays homage to Miami’s rich history in nightlife with the perfect storm of LA cool. This is the kind of place every tourist dreams of experiencing when they arrive at Miami International.

Where is it?
Rockwell, 743 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-793-3882 / rockwellmiami.com.


Do Not Sit On The Furniture

This spot on the beach is expertly decorated, lined from ceiling to floor with gold-painted cassette tapes and a dance floor topped with a glowing flying saucer for a light fixture. It’s small, it’s dark, and it’s got that true underground magic, a place that puts music first, and welcomes all willing to dance.

Where is it?
Do Not Sit on the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 510-551-5067 / donotsitonthefurniture.com


Basement

This hideaway in the Edition Hotel is a multi-room pleasure emporium of sensory overload. where its disco era-inspired decadence fits right in. The basement features a rainbow-colored bowling alley, a skating rink, and a nightclub that are all interconnected.

When to go?
Wednesday’s Jelly with DZA, Friday’s Discobox, and more.

Where is it?
Basement, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-257-4548 / basementmiami.com.


Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach Miami is the hidden jewel of South Beach, featuring an outdoor beach club, restaurant, and a sexy South Beach nightclub favorite. Called the “Sexiest Place on Earth”, Nikki Beach Miami has established itself as the landmark nightclub and always lives up to its reputation as a South Beach Miami party playground for jet setters, celebrities, VIPs, guests and visitors alike.

When to go?
Amazing Sundays

Where is it?
Nikki Beach Miami, One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305-538-1111 / nikkibeach.com


Bâoli Miami

Modeled after the renowned Bâoli in Cannes, France, Bâoli Miami brings a European touch to the Miami Beach nightclub and restaurant scene. Enjoy unique Mediterranean and Asian flavors and when night falls, the inviting restaurant revamps into a playground for the nocturnal.

When to go?
Wednesday – My Boyfriend is Out of Town Party at Bâoli Miami where the beautiful people mix and mingle in the heart of South Beach.

Where is it?
Bâoli Miami / 1906 Collins Avenue, South Beach / baolimiami.com


Club Space

A pillar of downtown Miami’s nightlife scene, Space Miami has a huge dance space and a spectacular light show that keeps many of its guests perpetually mesmerized. An open-air patio at the rear of the club is the perfect place to catch a little fresh air, escape from the music. Club Space is more than 15 years old, and Miami is lucky to have it.

When to go?
Saturday – Only open on Saturday night where you can dance until Sunday morning and enjoy the rooftop sunrise view.

Where is it?
Club Space; 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-375-0001 / clubspace.com.


Purdy Lounge

It’s old school hip-hop vibes in a no pretension environment. Drinks are cheap, old-school hip-hop blasts from the speakers. This is one place on SoBe that you don’t have to worry about dress codes and highfalutin attitudes. Come here when you’re ready to get real.

When to go:
Sunday – Head to this beach-side bar for the illness of Chocolate Sundays.

Where is it?
Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-4622 / purdylounge.com.

 

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