Miami Nights: Inside The City’s Most Iconic Clubs

The Nights are Filled with Glamour and Groove in The City Where The Party Never Ends!

Miami is renowned for its bustling nightlife, particularly its lively clubbing scene. As the sun sets over the city, Miami transforms into a playground for ravers and party-goers. From pulsating dance floors to laid-back lounges, there's a vibe for everyone—whether you enjoy EDM, want to chill with some good tunes, or, like me, love dancing the night away. If you're just visiting or a local looking for a new spot to check out, dive in and explore all that Miami's nightlife has to offer. In this guide, we’ll navigate through some of the most popular clubs in Miami, offering an exclusive look at the must-visit spots.



Located in Downtown Miami, E11EVEN MIAMI opened as the world’s first and only 24/7 ultra-club in 2014. Since then, it has become one of the most recognized clubs globally, earning accolades such as "Best New Nightclub Concept" and consistently ranking among the top 10 nightclubs worldwide. It is also the highest-grossing nightclub per square foot. E11EVEN MIAMI offers a unique nightlife experience, featuring spectacular live shows with world-class aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, and exotic dancers, all choreographed to original music with cutting-edge sound and lighting technology. The club has hosted performances by stars like Miley Cyrus, Usher, and Cardi B, and attracted celebrity guests such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Kendall Jenner. With premium bottle service and a delectable food menu, E11EVEN MIAMI delivers a five-star hospitality experience across its 20,000 sq. ft. space, revolutionizing the VIP experience in the nightlife industry.

Post Malone at E11EVEN MIAMI
Post Malone at E11EVEN MIAMIPhoto Courtesy ADINAYEV

LIV Nightclub

LIV Nightclub Miami
LIV Nightclub MiamiPhoto Courtesy Groot Hospitality

Located within the opulent Fontainebleau Hotel, LIV Miami is synonymous with sophistication and style, similar to the upscale clubs of Las Vegas. As the most famous club in Miami Beach, it attracts a high-profile crowd, from celebrities to international jet-setters. The club’s design is a marvel, featuring a massive dome ceiling and state-of-the-art lighting systems that create a visually stunning atmosphere. LIV is part of the Groot Hospitality empire and is especially known for its LIV Sundays, where the most extravagant hip-hop parties take place. Hosting events every weekend, you can expect performances from famous artists and rappers like DJ Khaled, Steve Aoki, and Drake, making every night at LIV an all-night affair of luxury and indulgence.

Club Space

Club Space
Club SpacePhoto Courtesy ADINAYEV

When discussing Miami's club scene, it’s impossible to overlook Club Space. This iconic venue is a rite of passage for anyone looking to dive into Miami's vibrant nightlife. Known for its marathon raves and sets that extend from nighttime into the morning, Club Space offers a transcendent experience for electronic music lovers. The club’s renowned Terrace, featuring a clear ceiling, allows guests to watch the sunrise as they sway on the dance floor. Expect hypnotic beats spun by world-class DJs like Carl Cox, Maceo Plex, John Summit, and more. With mimosas served in the morning, prepare to be on your feet all night long, fully immersed in an unique, all-encompassing sensory journey.

Although Club Space will be closed this summer due to renovations, stay updated via their Instagram account. They have innovative solutions to ensure the continuation of Club Space's culture by hosting Factory Town pop-ups and events throughout the summer.

Jolene Sound Room

Jolene Sound Room
Jolene Sound RoomPhoto Courtesy World Red Eye

For audiophiles and connoisseurs of high-fidelity sound, Jolene Sound Room is a sanctuary. Located in the basement of the historic art deco building that houses Julia & Henry's, this venue exudes a mid-century, 1970s-inspired aesthetic. Prioritizing acoustics and ambiance, Jolene Sound Room creates an immersive audio affair with its minimalist design and sophisticated sound system, drawing a crowd that appreciates the finer nuances of music. The club aims to combine the best of disco, house, and techno, celebrating local music culture with programming by Miami native DJ Ray. Complementing the musical experience is an outstanding cocktail program, making Jolene Sound Room the perfect spot for those who truly want to lose themselves in the rhythm.

Basement Miami

Basement Miami Club
Basement Miami ClubPhoto Courtesy Basement Miami

Basement Miami, nestled within the Edition Hotel, redefines the clubbing experience by offering much more than just a dance floor. This eclectic venue is unique in Miami, featuring a 2,000-square-foot indoor ice-skating rink and a four-lane bowling alley with eye-catching lighting effects, making it the place for those who crave variety. The dance floor is a "micro-club" where top DJs play sets catering to diverse musical tastes, serving as a 21st-century homage to Studio 54. With its array of entertainment options, Basement Miami ensures that it’s not just a club but a destination for fun and playfulness, allowing guests to enjoy multiple activities in one spectacular setting.

Basement Miami Bowling Alley
Basement Miami Bowling AlleyPhoto Courtesy Basement Miami

Floyd Miami

Floyd Miami
Floyd MiamiPhoto Courtesy Floyd Miami

Tucked away underneath the world-famous Club Space, Floyd Miami offers a more intimate and elevated experience in the neighborhood. Floyd is known for its wide-ranging music selection and innovative design, attracting a crowd that appreciates assorted tunes and a refined atmosphere. Adorned with chandeliers and serving exquisite cocktails, the club’s setting allows for a personal connection with the music and DJs, creating a unique and engaging nightlife experience. With a room that caters to all types of people, Floyd stays open as late as other clubs in the area and provides comfortable couches if you need to take a break from being on the dance floor. If large-scale nightclubs aren't your scene but you enjoy live music, Floyd is the best place to go for an unforgettable night in Downtown Miami.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila Aventura
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila AventuraPhoto Courtesy Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

For those looking to spice up their night with some Latin flare, great food, and a spirited atmosphere, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is the place to be. If you’re like me, passing by Taco Bell after a late-night out, consider heading to Bodega instead. This speakeasy-style venue offers a tantalizing array of classic Mexican street food, served all-night long and out of an airstream turned taco truck. After savoring some of Miami’s best street food, guests can slip into the hidden speakeasy behind their signature porta potty door, where the party continues with a mix of Latin beats and hip-hop. Behind the bar, you'll find a list of craft cocktails and the largest selection of agave spirits. Bodega has 6 locations throughout South Florida, making it easy to find this blend of food and fun near you.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila South Beach Interior
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila South Beach InteriorPhoto Courtesy Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Dante's HiFi

Dante's HiFi
Dante's HiFiPhoto Courtesy World Red Eye

Dante’s HiFi, the first vinyl listening bar and venue in Wynwood, is a homage to the art of vinyl, offering a soulful and intimate occasion. This cozy bar is a haven for music enthusiasts who appreciate the warm, rich sound of vinyl records. With a carefully curated selection of music and an inviting, authentic aura, Dante’s HiFi provides the perfect escape from the high-energy club scene. It's the ideal spot for those who want to unwind in a comfortable and relaxed setting while still enjoying the dynamic music scene that Miami has to offer. Featuring a state-of-the-art sound system and chill vibes, the bar boasts an extensive library of vinyl records from resident music director Rich Medina's personal collection. For a night of pure musical immersion and relaxation, Dante’s HiFi offers an unmatched experience.

Medium Cool

Medium Cool
Medium Cool Photo Courtesy Medium Cool

Medium Cool offers a mix of music in a chic, 70s glam, South Beach style setting. Located in the sub-sea-level basement of the Gale South Beach, an Art Deco hotel, this venue is perfect for those who appreciate a sophisticated ambiance. As you pass the velvet rope out front and are escorted down the stairs, you enter a dark bar illuminated by a disco ball and glass ceiling. With comfy seating and an upbeat playlist, Medium Cool provides a hip and cool lounge experience. The music programming includes DJs throughout the weekends and more smooth moments like live jazz or samba nights, offering a stylish alternative to Miami’s more intense clubbing options. Remember to dress nicely to match the elegant spirit of Medium Cool!


Miami's diverse offerings ensure there's something for everyone. Each night out in Miami promises excitement, sophistication, and the chance to create lasting memories. So, get ready to dive into the magic of Miami after dark and discover a scene that's as dynamic and captivating as the city itself!

A Glimpse into Miami’s Elevated Elegance: My Afternoon at Night Swim

Become an Insider!  Step into the world of luxury with RESIDENT Magazine. Click here to subscribe to our exclusive newsletter and gain unparalleled access to the latest in luxury lifestyle, high-end real estate, travel exclusives, and so much more.

Are you interested in advertising with Resident? Email us at to learn more.

Related Stories

No stories found.
Resident Magazine