Nightclubs are one of the things Miami does best. There are tons of places to drink, dance and preen, but only a few are worthy of Haute Living’s Top 5.
1 LIV at Fountainebleau Miami
Who would have guessed a club with its entrance in the lobby of the iconic Fontainebleau hotel would be one of the best in the country? Dave Grutman and Jeff Soffer, that's who. Rekindling the magic of rat pack days gone by in a modern new way. With celebrities and top musical geniuses present four nights a week, LIV is home to the most beautiful people in the world. The over-the-top, lavish space is one-of-a-kind with private skyboxes and three elaborate bars to add.
4441 Collins Avenue (305) 674-4680
The DJ-driven 27,000 square foot STORY nightclub is the perfect addition to Miami's nightlife offerings. With a modern and sexy circus theme, STORY contains an advanced infinite Hybrid Sound System and concert-style lighting, it's like being in Ultra's VIP suite everyday.
136 Collins Avenue (305) 538-2424
3 WALL at W South Beach
Unlike most Miami nightclubs, WALL at W South Beach prides itself on keeping its parties small and intimate. With its signature gold and black decor, gold leather couches and a bar that shines with LED backlit picture frames, this nightclub is all out chic. The suspended 35-inch spherical Raimond chandelier that has replaced the original disco ball is the focal point... even when it gets harder and harder to do just that as the night goes on.
2201 Collins Avenue (305) 938-3130
Old Hollywood glamour meets South Beach at SET, whose interior drips with magnificent crystal, colorful Pucci fabrics and a unique all glass fireplace. Celebrities are known to frequent SET's private Trophy Room where guests can enjoy the music in private, surrounded by trophies and memorabilia and a beautiful bar stocked with crystal decanters.
320 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 531-2800
Mynt prides itself on only allowing the most “famous and fabulous” crowd. This haute spot has earned a reputation for the “tightest door policy” in the city. It is not surprising to see A-list celebrities sipping champagne behind the velvet rope here, and for good reason. To ensure they remain on top, Mynt renovates their club every summer with the latest touch up costing about $1.2 million.
1921 Collins Avenue (305) 532-0727