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Miami Nightlife Hotspots for Tourists To Visit 

Updated: May 2

The nightlife in Miami is constantly changing, but there's one thing you can always rely on: this city knows how to have a good time. The neighborhoods notorious for the party lifestyle move in a flash, and the best bars look entirely different from what they did five years ago, but that’s the beauty of Miami. A magic city that is ever-growing and evolving; even when you're not looking for the best things to enjoy in Miami, they have a funny way of finding you. If you'd rather not go with the flow, and instead test your luck to see if you can find a piece of the action, look no further. We have collated the standout destinations in all of Miami, so here, find our comprehensive guide to Miami nightlife and how you can guarantee a good time.

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Although South Florida can't give you everything that Las Vegas can when it comes to casinos, there are still plenty of spots in Miami that offer acres of glowing lights and clanging slot coin opportunities to test your luck and win big. Miami casinos are great for everyone, catering to all skill levels — everything, from hardcore high-stakes Texas hold 'em to a classic game of bingo.

The biggest casino in Miami is the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a mammoth complex with roulettes, neon slots, and over 100 tables playing casino games like blackjack, Texas hold 'em, poker, and more. However, gambling isn't the only attraction of a casino like this. You can divulge in multiple restaurants, bars, and live entertainment, with the most decorated being the Hard Rock music venue that showcases some of the biggest touring comedians and musicians that make their way through Florida.

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There was a time when Miami's reputation as a party city prevented its restaurant industry from gaining recognition. For years, world-class seafood and some of the best Cuban food anywhere away from Cuba have been enjoyed before Marcus Samuelsson and Joël Robuchon opened their restaurants. The openings have continued, and Miami's Design District has become Florida's little Brooklyn by the beach with its reputation for glamourous partying, so you won't run out of buzzy spots for catching a glimpse of celebrities (if that’s something you enjoy) or stylishly understated places to stay. 

Few places in Miami can impress anyone and everyone, and COTE Miami is one of them, especially for those who enjoy a family-style meal and can cook it in front of them. The place is a "wow" place, so diners want to experience the unique atmosphere and the great food. Throughout the restaurant, servers are in sync, ensuring the meats are seared to perfection (cooking in front of your eyes on a smokeless grill). As part of the Butcher's Feast, four cuts of meat were dished up with various Korean sides, like egg souffle and red leaf lettuce with ssamjang sauce. There's no better appetizer than their famed steak and eggs — a filet mignon steak tartare with caviar and buttery, crispy milk toast.

The Surf Club Restaurant is built on perfection, executing dishes tableside with not even a garnish out of place. A ribeye takes pride of place on the menu — cooked buttery to the ideal temperature. It feels like the staff preparing each meal have studied the execution for decades, ensuring the perfect proportion of ingredients, with familiar dishes with a touch of decadence, transforming them into a taste sensation you've never experienced.

Music Venues

Music venues are massive in Miami, a city known for its electronic music scene, but if you look a little deeper, you'll find that rock and roll flows through every corner. Letting yourself go at a rock concert is somewhat cathartic, with the face-melting solos, dripping sweat, and heart-pumping drum beat. Miami is home to live music from rap, world music, electronica, rock, and more, with stunning venues providing the opportunity to perform.

Miami Beach Bandshell is a multi-faceted venue that hosts reggae, Latin rock, string quartets, and even comedy shows. This iconic open-air venue hosts over 100 shows a year, with many rock bands set to play in 2024, like José González, Ceu, and Él Mató a un Policía Motorizado.

The Fillmore is a historic venue hosting shows since the 1950s, with some serious touring artists gracing the stage — like Sting, Sum 41, and Róisín Murphy — all looking to play through 2024. The venue is now controlled by promotion giants Live Nation, but it has always been a sweet spot in Miami for acts looking to play live music when they're too big for a local club but not big enough for an arena.

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Diverse Miami

Miami has always attracted tourists with its blazing sun, beautiful beaches, and laid-back culture. With so many attractions to dive into, this is a city you will never be short of anything to do. From testing your luck in the casinos, enjoying a live concert, or eating at some of the country's most outstanding food venues, Miami is a spectacular and must-visit destination.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Pexel


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