Dancing Your 20s Away: Top 8 Dance Clubs in Miami

Miami is known for its beautiful beaches that stretch across South Florida’s coastline, attracting some of the world’s most adventurous 20-somethings for fun in the sun. After sitting in the white sand and soaking up the rays, many of Miami’s trendiest young adults line up in front of the city’s nightclubs ready to dance underneath the moonlight and mingle the night away with one another.  

With that said, here are eight of the top dance clubs in South Florida’s hottest and most attractive city.

8: Mansion

If you don’t mind standing in a long line and waiting for a few hours before entering this multi-level dance club, then Mansion is sure satisfy your appetite for fun once you step foot into it. Mansion is known for attracting some of the wealthier kind of clientele like models and rappers during normal club nights, but there are also live concerts held at this venue too. If you’re looking for more of a lavish nightclub experience, check out Mansion.

Remember though, since it’s tough to get in sometimes, you’ll want to read up about how to get into Miami nightclubs. That way Mansion’s velvet rope doesn’t become an impossible barrier to cross.

7: LIV

LIV nightclub is located at the Fountainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, attracting some of the world’s most famous DJs on a monthly basis and offering partiers a proper nightlife experience. LIV is known for its lavish VIP rooms, spacious dance floor, and world-class entertainment. Like Mansion, LIV is tough to get into because of how popular it is, so remember to prepare by planning ahead.

6: Cameo

Cameo is also located in Miami Beach, making it another hotspot for celebs who visit Miami on their vacations. This nightclub was originally designed as a theater by Robert E. Collins, but since its inception it’s been renovated to include cherry wooden floors, exotic Middle Eastern lanterns, and gold and brown Moroccan wallpaper. This club also has two floors, seven marble bars, and more than 50 VIP tables scattered throughout the club.

5: Opium Garden

The Opium Garden is a little different from other nightclubs on the list, since it includes Asian-inspired décor and offers a surreal world of tranquility. This club’s landscape features towering palm trees, Chinese lanterns, Buddha statues, and Asian accoutrements. Additionally, there’s two floors with four bars, with just about any kind of drink you can dream offered. This club is perfect for anyone wanting to experience a different kind of vibe in Miami.

4: BED

Jumping into bed with other girls and guys is easy once you’ve reserved a table at and entered BED in South Beach. This restaurant replaces its tables at night with plush king-sized beds. Whether it’s the right music to set the mood or the erotica dinner theatre, BED is sure to cater to your entertainment needs. The great thing about BED is that it’s open six days a week, from Monday to Saturday, so it’s the perfect place to go if the other hotspots in the area aren’t open.

3: Crobar

This Miami nightclub attracts some of the best international DJ talent around, featuring a state-of-the-art sound system in the 10,000-square-feet main room. The Crobar is located in South Beach and is popular among dance music fans who want to dance the night away to pulsating beats and melodic sounds. If you’re looking for a place that caters to your house music needs, this is the spot.

2: Nikki Beach Club

This open-air venue transforms from an upscale restaurant in the daytime to a lively dance club and lounge in the nighttime. What makes Nikki Beach Club so attractive to different types of Florida tourists is that it’s located directly on the beach – close enough to see and hear the waves – underneath the towering palm trees. The only downfall is that it’s very expensive to get into, with exclusive clientele. If you do manage to sneak your way in, you won’t be disappointed.

1: Space

Also known as Space Miami or Club Space, this nightclub is the mecca of Miami’s dance music scene, featuring a main room, a loft, and a rooftop terrace. Considered one of the world’s best nightclubs, Space has the latest in lighting, video, and sound systems, providing party-goers with the best that technology has to offer. If you want to want to have a party experience that you’ll be able to brag about well into your 40s and 50s, take a trip to Space.

Miami is considered the capital of dance music in the U.S. With so many options available to you, the partier, you won’t have a problem finding a place that caters to your preferences. 


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