12/17/08

Miami Nightlife- The Party Hotspots


One look at the weather across the country and I think it is time to head south for the winter – or spring, fall or possibly summer for that matter. Now…where to go?

Let’s talk specifically about that south-east party otherwise known as Miami.

Land of beautiful weather and beautiful people, Miami certainly has its share of exclusive clubs and nightlife. They’re all places to see and be seen, hang with the hipsters, rub elbows with the glitterati and generally party like there’s no tomorrow.

Without further adieu, here is our compilation of some of the best of the current Miami hotspots…

· At the newly opened Gansevoort South hotel, Plunge is a poolside nightclub/bar located on the 18th floor. Thursdays are the happening night here and it doesn’t hurt that the hotel houses the Wilhelmina modeling agency.

· Mokai, (pictured above) a nightclub located on 23rd street just off Collins Avenue, has a bit of a cozy house party vibe. Fridays and Saturdays are generally packed with the out-of-town crowd and the locals tend to hang here on Tuesdays.

· Opened in 2007, SET has been rocking ever since. A slate of out-of-town DJs supply the mix for the party crowd.

· If you prefer tunes a bit more on the cutting-edge tip, Heathrow Lounge (yes, it’s a Brit-reference) is the place to be.

· At the remodeled Delano Hotel, the hip hangout is the Florida Room. Designed by Lenny Kravitz, the club has an intimate old-school lounge feel.

· The incredible art-deco pool (and bar, of course) at The Raleigh serves as a great place to work off a hangover during the day, and is also home to nightly events such as fashion shows, fundraisers or outdoor movies.

· The most recently opened on our list is Cabana One, a rooftop club at the Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove. To date it has been a successful celebrity draw, but we’ll see if can maintain that level of heat.

All this and more awaits you in sunny Miami. Pack your serious party gear and head south…

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