Miami's Must-Do Top Night Spots
Put these bars, restaurants, neighborhoods and hotels on your South Florida bucket list.
It's no secret that Miami is a hub for exciting nightlife and extravagant restaurants. The colorful city draws in people from all over the world to experience its excitement. From vegan restaurants to fun dance clubs, here's a list of Miami's top spots.
If you have a sweet tooth and you love Instagram, this is your place. The Sugar Factory is a total Insta-worthy restaurant, with a fun and unique menu to satisfy any sweet and savory cravings you have. Their smokey, massive candy cocktails and colorful sliders are definitely a must-try, along with the extensive list of their legendary desserts, like the King Kong Sundae or the Chocolate Cookie Jar Shake.
Dinner and a show are exactly what you get at Mango's Tropical Cafe. Their specialty drinks go hand-in-hand with their Latin and Carribean-infused menu. Take a step further into the Caribbean with live performances every night, from salsa and bachata performances to reggae and pop. They also perform tributes for legends like Celia Cruz and Michael Jackson.
Faena Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
Hotel lobbies are dressing up. That generic, corporate look we all know is giving way to elegant furnishings and unique decor. At Miami's [Faena Hotel,](https://www.lhw.com/hotel/Faena-Miami-Beach-Fl?rooms=1&numadult1=2&numchild1=0) guests enter through an impressive space called the "Cathedral." Its red carpet leads past gold-leafed columns and floor-to-ceiling murals created by Juan Gatti, an Argentinian painter also known as the "Michelangelo of Faena." At the end of the hall, a door opens into a garden featuring a 24K gilded sculpture of a woolly mammoth skeleton.
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
If you've been to Miami, you know the Faena. The word extravagant is an understatement with lavishly furnished rooms and a towering woolly mammoth coated in 24-karat gold, you'll never cease to be amazed at Faena's opulent design. With award-winning restaurants, bars, a beautiful pool and an ocean-front view, the Faena is always a hotspot for locals and tourists.
Whether you're there for the endless list of diverse dining options or to see your favorite artist at the famous nightclub, Liv, the Fontainebleau is always a hotspot for tourists and Miami residents. After a late night of partying, check out the Lapis Spa for the ultimate retreat.
Gramps Bar in Wynwood
It's easy to get a little overwhelmed when exploring the endless maze of wall art throughout Wynwood. With a wide variety of bars, restaurants and art galleries, Wynwood is a prime destination for foodies, fashion enthusiasts and artists. Its unique nightlife scene is a fun attraction for locals and visitors alike, and Gramps is definitely a favorite, offering great deals on drinks and weekly events.
Gramps in Wynwood
It's easy to get a little overwhelmed when exploring the endless maze of art throughout Wynwood. With a wide variety of bars, restaurants and art galleries, Wynwood is a prime destination for foodies, fashion enthusiasts and artists. Its unique nightlife scene is a fun attraction for locals and visitors alike, and Gramps is definitely a favorite, offering great deals on drinks and weekly events.
Ball and Chain
With its rich history and unique atmosphere, the Ball and Chain has been a landmark of Calle Ocho for years now. Its authentic Cuban food, live performances, salsa dancing and drinks continue to attract locals to this destination.
Whether you want to shop for a new swimsuit, sit down for an al fresco meal, or simply hang out and people watch for a few hours, the Lincoln Road Mall will suit your needs. This outdoor, pedestrian-only stretch of shops, restaurants, and bars fills with swarms of people, particularly as night falls.
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You can't visit Miami without taking a trip to Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. With its rich history and art deco architecture, the vibrant atmosphere is always a tourist favorite. Take a stroll and find yourself immersed in local shops, restaurants, bars and of course, the beach.