The nightlife in Miami is world famous for good reason: it’s vibrant, sexy and exclusive. Miami has an obsession with beautiful people and stylish clubs, and the SoBe area of the city is where the cream of the social scene can be found. With infinite bars and clubs offering the ultimate evening experience, Elite Traveler has picked the best things to do at night in Miami.
Mokai Lounge features a fresh, Asian-inspired design that has reestablished the club as one of the premier destinations for Miami revelers. The intimate club holds just 18 VIP seating areas with a capacity for 270 guests total. The size of Mokai just adds to the exclusivity of the club; this isn’t a place to be seen, because everybody inside is already a somebody. The venue regularly hosts themed music nights, concerts and celebrity host appearances, with ‘Mokai Mondays’ a favorite weekly occurrence.
Located right on the ocean, Nikki Beach is regarded as the quintessential way to experience the SoBe nightlife. The private cabanas and hammocks on the beach are a great place to chill out and watch the movers and shakers while sipping on a cocktail. If you’re looking to dance, head to the Pearl Lounge. The 10,000 sq ft venue is styled as a champagne lounge with gleaming white decor from floor to ceiling. A luxurious bottle service menu includes labels from Dom Perignon to Armand de Brignac that guests can sip while moving to live DJs or watching burlesque shows.
One of the most in-demand nightclubs in Miami, Liv spans 18,000 sq ft to combine the exclusive lounge experience with that of an energetic dance hall. The club includes VIP tables, private skyboxes, three full-service bars and a main dance floor, all lavishly outfitted. Liv is known for its hosting of world-renowned DJs, from Calvin Harris to Cedric Gervais. Its sister club, Story, is also a hotspot for live music from famous DJs on Collins Avenue.
Located in the ultra chic Shore Club, SkyBar is a great place to hang out and enjoy the scene. The bar features several different areas, each with eclectic music to suit your mood. The Redroom is the main, super chic area, adorned with tropical flowers and eclectic furniture to serve as a kind of Miami oasis. Rumbar offers 75 varieties of the spirit in the midst of sheer curtains, potted plants and the pools. This destination club is a firm favorite with Miami visitors and is well known for its trendy crowd.
Located at the upscale W South Beach Hotel, Wall offers unparalleled luxury and style with a dedication to service – the embodiment of sophistication. The night spot regularly hosts top DJs and musicians as well as weekly theme nights like Secret Sin Sundays. Guests can reserve tables in advance for the most exclusive experience.
With one of the tightest door policies in the world, and a list of celebrity attendees that include Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz, Mickey Rourke, Sean Penn and Jennifer Lopez, this super trendy club is one of Miami’s finest. Renovated every year, this club is always fresh, and with a crowd that includes local models, scene makers and DJ’s, it’s always a fabulous night out.