Miami Nightlife

Miami never sleeps. The main nightlife scene in Miami is around South Beach where neon-lit, art deco buildings provide a suitable backdrop to hedonistic crowds. Bars close around 0100 and nightclubs around 0600. The minimum age for admission to all clubs in Miami Beach (including South Beach) is 21 years, the minimum drinking age in Florida. It is advisable to carry ID and dress codes often require chic attire.

Culture in Miami is very much alive and kicking. The local newspapers are a good way for visitors to find out what is on: the New Times (www.miaminewtimes.com) or the Friday edition of the Miami Herald are best. An excellent online events calendar (http://miami.nightguide.com) also gives daily listings of special events.

Tickets can be bought at the various venues or from Ticketmaster (tel: (305) 358 5885; www.ticketmaster.com).

Bars in Miami

BED

This watering hole is named from the abbreviation for beverages, entertainment and dining, but also offers pillow-covered king-size beds in place of tables and chairs. A stylish Miami nightspot.

Address:
929 Washington Avenue, Miami, United States
Telephone: (305) 532 9070.
Larios on the Beach

Also known as SoBe Bongos Cafe, Larios on the Beach is owned by singer Gloria Estefan, and serves lethal after-dinner mojitos (fresh mint, sugar and rum cocktails) alongside nightly funky Cuban music.

Address:
820 Ocean Drive, Miami, United States
Telephone: (305) 532 9577.
The Laundry Bar

For a real change of pace, try The Laundry Bar, in a league of its own in the Miami nightlife scene. Its motto is 'where your clothes get washed while you get sloshed,' and it offers full bar and dance floor as well as wash/dry/fold and dry-cleaning services.

Address:
721 North Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach, Miami, United States

Clubs in Miami

Cameo

Cameo is considered a cut above the rest on South Beach when it comes to nightlife in Miami, with world-class DJs, outstanding live concerts and a VIP clientele.

Address:
1445 Washington Avenue, Miami, United States
Telephone: (786) 235 5800.
Mansion

Usher and Paris Hilton have been spotted in Mansion, an old movie house and now a massive Miami clubbing venue reminiscent of New York's Studio 54.

Address:
 235 Washington Avenue, Miami, United States
Telephone: (305) 695 8411.
Mynt Lounge

Actors, models and pop stars frequent the futuristic Mynt Lounge for its cool music and outrageously expensive drinks.

Address:
1921 Collins Avenue, Miami, United States
Telephone: (305) 532 0727.
Nikki Beach

Legendary Nikki Beach is an international brand with a loyal Miami following. Located right on a glorious stretch of silica, it has an indoor/outdoor dance floor, fabulous cabanas and lounges which attracts a young, supermodel crowd.

Address:
1 Ocean Drive, Miami, United States
Telephone: (305) 538 1111.

Live Music in Miami

Jazid

This upmarket jazz club offers live jazz and blues nightly.

Address:
1342 Washington Avenue, Miami, United States
Telephone: (305) 673 9372.
Kaffe Krystal

For the latest Latin rhythms, try Kaffe Krystal, which has a large dancefloor and hosts live bands and DJs playing authentic salsa music.

Address:
72nd Street, Miami, United States
Mango's Tropical Café

This has flamboyant South Beach salsa with dancing on the tables and in the street.

Address:
900 Ocean Drive, Miami, United States
Telephone: (305) 673 4422.

Classical Music in Miami

Lincoln Theatre

The New World Symphony, America's unique orchestral academy, plays from late September to early May in the historic Lincoln Theatre. The only symphony orchestra of its kind in the world, the New World Symphony has been training gifted graduates for careers in music since 1987.

Address:
541 Lincoln Road,  Miami Beach, Miami, United States
Telephone: (305) 673 3331.
New World Center

Home to the New World Symphony, the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center is the newest addition to Miami's cultural scene. It offers more than 60 annual performances, some of them free to the public. The building itself, featuring exciting contours, natural light and a dramatic rooftop garden with sea views, can be toured on Tuesday and Thursdays at 4pm, and Friday and Saturdays at noon.

Address:
500 17th Street, Miami Beach, Miami, United States
Telephone: (305) 673 3331.

Theatre in Miami

Jackie Gleason Theatre of the Performing Arts

The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre of the Performing Arts is Miami Beach's top artistic venue, showcasing Broadway shows, concerts and dance from the Florida Philharmonic, the Miami City Ballet, the Concert Association of Florida and other celebrated productions.

Address:
1700 Washington Avenue, Miami, United States
Telephone: (305) 673 7300.

Music and Dance in Miami

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Concert Association of Florida, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and the New World Symphony, with three separate performance facilities to present ballet, opera, theatre and symphonic music.

Address:
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States
Telephone: (305) 949 6722.

Culture in Miami

Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

The historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, a renovated 1920s movie palace, now stages a huge variety of arts events, including the annual Miami Film Festival.

Address:
174 East Flagler Street, Miami, United States
Telephone: (305) 372 0925.
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