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The best Miami parties and club nights

In Miami, nightlife starts Monday. Take advantage with these great Miami parties and club nights at the city’s best clubs and bars

By Kat Bein and Ryan Pfeffer

Miami may not be the largest city in the world, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in 24-hour party potential. The best clubs in Miami are some of the best in the world—and the best Miami parties are where you want to spend your nights. Sure, South Beach can be expensive, but there are more no-cover bars and clubs than you might realize. The 305 also births a lot of great musicians, and they love to show off for the community that raised them. Here, we showcase some of the best spots for a party every week and every month. There are other things to do in Miami, sure—but save them for the daylight hours.

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Best Miami parties and club nights

Hoy Como Ayer
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Fuácata at Hoy Como Ayer: Thursdays

Music Latin and world West Little Havana

The Spam Allstars are the kind of band that live and breathe what Miami is all about. The eight-piece ensemble fuses elements of sound from every cultural corner of the city, be it electronic, Latin, Caribbean, Cuban or Afro. Every Thursday, they take over the stage at Hoy Como Ayer for a performance that is fast-paced and eclectic, specially designed to make the whole room dance until the bartender calls last drinks—at 3:30am. If you’re looking for that Miami sound, this is where you’ll find it.

Safe at the Electric Pickle Company
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SAFE at the Electric Pickle Company: Bimonthly

Nightlife Clubs Midtown

It’s always SAFE to dance when this bimonthly party throws a no-bullshit banger. For nearly a decade, SAFE has booked internationally renowned up-and-coming house and techno artists, many of whom go on to become some of the biggest names in the scene. It makes its home in one of Miami’s leading house nightclubs. Together, fans know they can trust in the sound and enjoy an all-inclusive, no frills atmosphere. Tickets typically range from $15 to $25, depending on the artist. There are sometimes three events in a month, so follow SAFE on socials @SAFEmusic to be sure you never miss a show.

Photographer: Adi Adinayev

Fridays at Trade

Nightlife Clubs South Beach

This beachside nightclub is a favorite of Miami’s gay community, but on Saturdays it opens up to dance music lovers of any sexual preference (not that they’re ever turning straight people away at the door). House and techno fans are in for a real treat as any Friday night offers an incredible array of alternative dance acts in a dive-ier environment than the shiny EDM vibe South Beach is known for. Produced by Link Miami Rebels, Trade Fridays has played host to everyone from Justin Martin to Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg, Art Department, and more. Ticket prices vary. Dress code is happily not required.

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Rockwell Mondays

Nightlife Clubs South Beach

This Washington Avenue club is known for being a favorite among rappers such as Diddy, Rick Ross and DJ Khaled. Mondays—a usually dead night for most nightlife—is one of the club’s most popular, and often features a few guest performances from heavy hitters. In past months, artists like Tory Lanez, Post Malone and more have stopped by to start the week off right.

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