A Guide to Miami's Nightlife Scene
Your itinerary for a hedonistic long weekend in Miami, named the number one destination for nightclubs (and singles) in this year's America's Favorite Places survey.
Check in at the SLS South Beach (1701 Collins Ave.), the Philippe Starck–designed hub for all things late-night—and get started with a “salt-air margarita,” a frothy signature at José Andrés’s Bazaar. It’s a quick walk to Oolite Restaurant & Bar (1661 Pennsylvania Ave.), where chef Kris Wessel puts a modern stamp on Florida staples, such as grilled swordfish with jackfruit or locally caught white-water clams with safflower aioli. Up next: drinks at the tiki-centric Rum Line (1601 Collins Ave.) and dancing at Amy Sacco’s 1970’s-themed Rec Room (1690 Collins Ave.), in the basement of the Gale Hotel. Recharge for another night on the town, kicking off at Juvia, a high-design, Franco-Peruvian fusion spot on the penthouse level at 1111 Lincoln Road. Then it’s off to Little Havana’s Hoy Como Ayer (2212 S.W. Eighth St.)—the place to show off your salsa moves. For a nightcap, try the Double Agent, a spin on the classic Vesper created by award-winning mixologist Scott Beattie at the W South Beach’s Living Room (2201 Collins Ave.).