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There’s no denying Miami is known for its vibrant nightlife as much as its pristine beaches, and this time of year, the city’s sizzling scene comes alive with musical talent more than ever. When the DJ sets wrap after each night of Miami Music Week, there’s always a great spot to continue the night with a cocktail or live music here in the Magic City.

We enlisted one of our lead bartenders here at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Frantz Ducheine, to share his picks for the best bars, clubs and lounges to experience Miami’s nightlife. When Frantz isn’t behind the bar at Bar Collins or our Nautilus Pool Bar & Grill, these are his favorite spots to hang out and network with fellow bartenders in the biz after hours.

From nearby South Beach cocktail bars, to local dive bar haunts and vibrant Brickell lounges, Frantz says each of these Miami venues is known for its talented bartenders and has a great story behind every drink menu.

South Beach Cocktail Bars

Living Room at Faena

Photo by Ivan Belastegui, Courtesy of Faena Miami Beach

Broken Shaker

This backyard patio-style watering hole transformed Miami’s cocktail scene and has been ranked among the World’s 50 Best Bars and also the No. 1 bar in America.

2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach

Sweet Liberty 

Pursue happiness with some of the city’s best cocktails and creative American bites at this local favorite that recently joined the ranks of the World’s 50 Best Bars list.

237 20th Street, Suite B, Miami Beach

Living Room at Faena

Nothing like an ordinary living room, this glamorous venue is decorated with plush red couches and animal print, and is known for its live entertainment.

3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Repour Bar

Discover this cozy but hip bar featuring craft cocktails made with tea, herbs and spiked jam.

1650 James Avenue, Miami Beach

The Regent Cocktail Club

Listen to live jazz at this 1940s-themed Art Deco cocktail bar that also features an outdoor rooftop.

1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


Brickell Bars & Lounges

Sugar at East Miami

Courtesy Sugar at East Miami

Baby Jane Cocktail House & Eatery

Quench your thirst with Baby Jane’s artful cocktails and satisfy your late-night cravings with ramen noodles.

500 Brickell Avenue, Suite 105E, Miami

Blackbird Ordinary

Get out on the dance floor and enjoy the DJ or that evening’s live band at this Brickell staple that stays open until 5 AM.

729 SW 1st Avenue, Miami

American Social

Grab a beer on tap or a signature craft cocktail and enjoy the waterfront view at this gastropub and sports bar along the Miami River.

690 SW 1st Court, Miami


Sugar is a garden oasis soaring 40 floors above the city, surrounded by tropical greenery with a panoramic view.

788 Brickell Plaza #40, Miami


Sip on prosecco-based cocktails at this swanky Brickell spot with a stylish lounge and breezy canopied terrace.

1421 S Miami Avenue, Miami


Dive Bars & Local Hangouts

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Courtesy of GMCVB | MiamiandBeaches.com

Mac’s Club Deuce

Visit this legendary South Beach institution for its pool table, jukebox, lively locals and a laidback atmosphere that’s been around for more than 50 years.

222 14th Street, Miami Beach

Ted’s Hideaway

A quiet local’s spot located next to the always-packed Big Pink diner. Take a break from the South Beach glitz and glam with Ted’s chill atmosphere and TVs for sporting events.

124 2nd Street, Miami Beach

Purdy Lounge

Another great late-night spot, Purdy is a no-nonsense club without any South Beach attitude.

1811 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach


The most modern and upscale of these local’s hangouts, Foxhole is a hidden speakeasy marked only by a red light above the door and has dartboards and pool tables to keep the evening going.

1218 14th Court, Miami Beach