The magic city isn’t magical because of rabbits in hats or sawed off corpses; no, the Miami magic happens after the sun sets, in top nightclubs and lounges. And don’t be fooled, getting in can be a practice in the art of magic as well; but as long as you’re trying, here’s where we recommend you spend your efforts. Good luck!
1 LIV at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
LIV is one of Miami’s most popular nighttime hotspots for locals and visitors alike. A place where beautiful people unite, the spacious (but usually crowded) club frequently hosts launch parties and features world-renown DJs playing the best of hip-hop and house. Located in the Fontainebleau, LIV is usually characterized by a sea of eager partygoers standing outside, waiting to get in. Once inside, the experience is one of total Miami opulence.
4441 Collins Avenue
2 WALL at W South Beach
Nicola Siervo and Karim Masri wear proverbial nightlife medals of honor for all they've accomplished in the restaurant, lounge and nightclub spaces. Their after-hours Midas touch has places turning to gold all over South Beach, really. And most recently that gilded pleasure was bestowed upon the W Hotel and Residence's in-house lounge, WALL. Small for sure, this place only has room for the very best. Perhaps that's why you'll find yourself waiting in line alongside the likes of Paris Hilton and Alber Elbaz on their hautest nights.
2201 Collins Avenue
Super-exclusive Mynt Lounge boasts a glamorous clientele of rich, famous and beautiful people in a swank setting. The club frequently hosts guest DJs from around the world. A spot where there are frequent celebrity sightings, the club’s reputation for a tight door policy is upheld to give guests a private place to party.
1921 Collins Avenue
4 Mokai Miami
With a Baccarat-inspired chandelier pit, a modern fireplace and custom-designed fixtures, Mokai is one of the hautest nightclubs on SoBe. The venue’s dramatic showcase bar and DJ booth are the focal point of the space. Celebrity regulars include Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise and Lenny Kravitz.
235 23rd Street
MMG Nightlife is known in the inner circles and amongst the most upper echelon of the social set for making spots, well, haute. This just happens to be the group behind the Fontainebleau's always-lively LIV, and so it makes perfect sense that just a velvet rope away from the super-luxe establishment, they'd open a second set of doors. Enter: Arkadia. This spot caters to those interested in a "frisky thrill" brought on by top DJs and fashion installations set amongst the sexy designs of visionary Francois Frossard.
4441 Collins Avenue