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 like the ones listed here.
4441 Collins Avenue (305) 538-2000 www.fontainebleau.com/web/bars__nightlife/liv
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.
2201 Collins Avenue (305) 938-3000 www.wallmiami.com
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. And with renovations currently underway, the upcoming unveiling of the all-new WALL has us at the edge of our seats in anticipation.
1921 Collins Avenue (305) 532-0727 www.myntlounge.com/web
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.
235 23rd Street (305) 673-1409 www.mokaimiami.com
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.
4441 Collins Avenue (305) 674-4690 www.arkadiamiami.com
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.