Miami

Best Bars in

Miami
Notorious for its vice and legendary for its beaches, Miami is equal parts wild and glamorous - and the same can be said of its nightlife.

Miami, while not nearly as large as New York City or Los Angeles, is one of America’s top going out cities. Blending cultures and flavors like no other, the beachy metropolis has a storied heritage of music and nightlife built over generations by people from all kinds of backgrounds. Let’s dive in!

The obvious place to start has to be South Beach and its glitzy, world-famous clubs where celebrity-spotting is almost the norm. The area is also home to the Art Deco Historic District, the largest concentration of Art Deco architecture in the country with over 900 historic buildings. Come by during the day to check out some iconic architectural gems, including the former Versace Mansion. Then why not hit up an exclusive hotel pool party and see where the evening goes? Some might argue it’s all a bit cliché, but hey… it’s not everyday you get to experience the Miami fantasy, right?

If yours is more of an arty-hipster vibe, then Wynwood is the place to go. Known for its numerous vibrant murals, this is one of the Miami’s most creative and dynamic districts. Stylish young crowds flock to the neighborhood’s chic fashion stores, hip eateries and cafes, and cool late-night bars. Start at Wynwood Walls, an open-air museum featuring monumental works by some of the most famous street artists in the world. Then just roam the surrounding streets and their former warehouses that now house all types of venues, from craft breweries to indie shops and art galleries. The fun and festive Wynwood Art Walk takes place every second Saturday of the month, so don’t miss it if you’re in town!

Fancy something a little, well, fancier? Then head over to Brickell. The city’s business district is filled to the brim with stylish cocktail joints, hotel rooftops with perfect views and other cool spots where well-to-do working people can let their hair down. Just north of it is Downtown, where you can find some of the city’s best live music venues. This old part of town is constantly reinventing itself, so you can be sure there’ll always be something going on.

And then right around the corner is Little Havana, the vibrant Cuban heart of the city. Walk down the iconic Calle Ocho, stop at a ventanita (walk-up window) for a delicious cortado coffee, and watch the older generation Cubans playing dominoes at Maximo Gomez Park. Then check out a Latin American art gallery before grabbing a bite and dancing the night away to live Latin music.

Finally, just north of Downtown, don’t miss out on Little Haiti. Home to an ever-growing art scene centered around colorful street art and independent galleries, the area is also famous for its trendy global eateries, indie record stores and cool dive bars drawing an increasingly hip, young crowd. If you’re in the neighborhood, make sure you check out the large covered Caribbean Marketplace and the Little Haiti Cultural Complex which showcases Afro-Caribbean art, dance and theater.

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