Play – South Beach

May 10, 2017 / By Katrina Ramalho

1. The Clevelander South Beach


The Clevelander is a local bar favorite. Located on Ocean Drive in the heart of South Beach. It has become a landmark in itself. Whether you just want to enjoy the sports bar or whether you want to opt for accommodation in the hotel, both of these options are above par and you would be able to get the ultimate party experience. The hotel is located on the Ocean Drive.

The hotel has over 60 different rooms and there are different venues which you can visit within the hotel itself like:



-Pool + Patio
-C-level rooftop terrace
-SPF4 Sundeck
-Jack Daniels sports bar

The sports bar also has live entertainment throughout the week and is popular spot for beach goers. This location has an out door setting and a pool right in the middle of the bar. If you’re looking for a venue for bachelorette party it is the perfect option for you. Also, this hotel accepts Bitcoin payments as well.

If you’re just visiting the property for the sports bar, there is only $ 10 cover for the guys and the entry for ladies is completely free. The drinks in the sports bar are also pretty affordable. Service is fast and happy hour is from 4 to 7. During the happy hour, you are not just restricted to the sports bar but you can be anywhere on the property and enjoy the drinks.


If you would like to explore some of the restaurant options nearby, they are:

-Mango’s Tropical Cafe(0.05 mi away)
-Naked Taco(0.1 mi away)
-Yardbird Southern Table & Bar(0.06 mi away)

So, whether you’re opting for a great bar in Miami or whether you’re opting for accommodation, this is the perfect option for you in both of these cases. With great music, a party atmosphere and great drinks you cannot go wrong with this South Beach Landmark.


2. Wet Willies

I walk into Wet Willies and I here Rick Ross coming thru the speakers. Im like, this is so classic. As I approach the dance floor I realize it really is Rick Ross on the mic. You never know who you might run into or see at this #travelflixfavorite. Be careful these drinks can be deadly. Yes, Wet Willies has carved out a brand for itself in Miami South Beach. If you would like to try out some tropical slushy drinks along with some great apptizers, this is the place for you. The décor is pretty chic and the ambiance is also pretty casual. It is located on Ocean drive in South Beach.

The drinks are pretty strong and they mix up some of the best drinks in South Beach. Some of the beverages and food items which you should definitely try are:

• Call A CAB!
• Shock Treatment
• Bahama Mama
• Buffalo Wrap
• Shrimp tacos




The portion size is huge which is an added advantage. Considering the quantity of alcohol present in the slushies, this place offers you value for money. The sitting space at the ground level is pretty limited; however, the upper level has an open balcony which directly overlooks the beach. The music just adds to the ambiance.

The only downside is that the space is pretty crowded during the weekends. Therefore, be prepared to wait for 15 to 20 minutes for your turn to enjoy amazing slushies and the food.

If you are looking for some great appetizers and tropical beverages in south beach, wet willies is definitely one of the best places to visit. The casual and fun ambiance just makes the place even more attractive.

 2.Art Basel Miami Dec 7-10
Art Basel Miami has grown by leaps and bounds ever since its launch in 2002. Every year galleries and art museums from all over America, present the best art which they can offer in Art Basel. These include:

Digital art
And Much More
The art on display is a mix of contemporary art forms as well as modern art forms. Over the years, Art Basel Miami has become so famous that there are even satellite fairs in that area on the same weekend. Each and every year almost 250 galleries participate in the art fair which receives over 75,000 visitors each year. The visitors comprises of critics, art collectors as well as tourists. The Art Fair is slated to open its doors this year from December 7 to December 10th, 2017. On the weekends the Art Basel Miami is open from 12 in the afternoon to 8 in the night. It is organized at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Art Basel Miami is also a great place to do some celebrity spotting as plenty of art-lovers visit the fair on a regular basis. Some of the satellite art fairs this year are:

Fridge Art Fair

Design Miami

SCOPE Miami Beach

These art fairs would also be held on the same weekend. So, if you are an art lover, Miami convention center is the place to be in on the December 7 weekend. Book Your tickets online today!

3. Espanola Way


pic credit southbeach magazine

If you’re looking to explore the South Beach in a completely different way, Espanola Way village is the perfect option for you. It is located on the A Espanola Way. During the night time owing to the large amount of lighting atop every cafe and restaurant, the street is visible easily from a greater distance.

The entire street is filled with restaurants and small cafes along with a couple of art galleries. Most of the restaurants and cafes are offering Spanish cuisine. Though if you look close enough you would find restaurants serving other cuisines as well. If you choose the right restaurant, you would also be able to save a significant amount of money.

Most of the employees standing outside the restaurant would try to convince you to eat at the restaurant. The area is completely safe and lits up at night resembling a glowing maze of lights which just adds to the aroma of food drifting around.

The street is also filled with music from the different establishments which surround it. Whether you’re looking for Italian bakeries or wine bars or any other type of cuisine, you would be able to find plenty of restaurants lining up the street.

Some of the restaurants which you can visit our:

-A La Folie
-Piccola Cucina
-Oh Mexico
-Hosteria Romana

If you want to explore the artistic side of South Beach, you can head over to the Espanola Way Art Center or the Marcel Gallery.

So, if you want to sample some authentic cuisine as well as experience the European charm, Espanola Way is the perfect street for you to visit.

  3. Ultra Music Festival Miami

© Photography: / Kevin Verkruijssen

Ultra Music Festival Miami each and every year brings together the biggest names in the music industry. Ultra Music Festival Miami is next slated on March 24, 25, and 26 of 2018. Some of the DJs and Artists include:

Above & Beyond
Adam Beyer
Marco Carola
Tale of US
Seth Troxler
Jai Wolf
Robin Schulz

With a lineup like that, it would surely be an event worth visiting. The venue of the festival is Bayfront Park, Miami. One aspect of the festival which is equally impressive as the music itself is the choreography. The stage is set up with a wall of LEDs to create a rocking ambiance. The stage can change depending on the performance which you are attending. Even though the festival is good enough for its music itself, but you would also be able to get your hands on lip-smacking food as well as there are plenty of food truck options around.

Alina Baum, 24, from Germany dances as confetti sprinkles the crowd during the third day of Ultra Music Festival on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in downtown Miami, Fla. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)

The only thing which you need to keep in mind though is to head over early as it can sometimes take up to 60 minutes just to clear the security and enter the venue. Once inside, however, the venue is pretty roomy and you would be able to find adequate space inside for enjoying the festival quite easily.

All in all, if you like music and would like to catch your favorite artists perform Ultra Music Festival Miami is one of the best ways to visit, as it combines, great music with good food and amazing ambiance which would always leave you wanting more.



    5. Wynwood Art District

Once you have explored the South Beach in Miami, another great location to head over to, is the Wynwood Art District. Over the years it has become a place bustling with tourists and art lovers from various suburbs. Not only you would be able to find some of the best galleries in the city but also you would be able to taste some great recipes and beverages as it is dotted with many of the city’s famous bars and restaurants.

The Wynwood Art District stretches from NE Second Avenue to the east to I-95 to the west and it stretches from NE 36th street in the north to I-395 to the south. If you want a better glimpse of the art on offer, you can participate in the Second Saturday art walks. On the other hand, if you would like to explore the art district yourself, you can start by exploring the Wynwood Walls. Some of the must-visit places in the Art District include:

Rubell Family Collection
Margulies Collection

In addition to these, the district also has many reputed street artists like:

Ryan McGuinness
Kenny Scharf

While exploring the art and culture in Miami, if you are hungry, some of the best restaurants which are frequented by tourists and locals are present within the confines of the district itself. These include:

Concrete Beach Brewer
Salty Donut

Most of these are pretty crowded during the weekends and you would have to wait a bit, but the food is surely worth the wait.

Wynwood Art District offers you the best mix of Art, Food and ambiance. It is a must visit place when you are in Miami.

6. Nikki Beach Club

Nikki Beach Club is located on the Ocean Drive and is an upscale beach club to just relax along with some great drinks and food. The beach club is divided between the cabanas and the restaurant.

The ambiance is pretty relaxing with some slow music at times. However, on the weekends the tempo of the music is comparatively higher. Some of the food items which you should definitely try are:

-Nikki Beach Salad
-Quinoa Salad
-Key West conch fritters

If you’re going for the brunch, it would set you back by approximately $ 50. However, the alcoholic drinks are not included in the brunch. Generally speaking, the alcoholic drink would set you back by around $ 8 per drink.

If you’re looking to book a cabana, it might be a better idea to make the reservation in advance. You can call the club or book through their website. Normally, for the weekends the cabanas are booked up to 2 days in advance. Owing to this very reason, it is a better idea to book them in advance rather than directly arriving at the beach club to book. The cabana is the best bet to have a perfect time by the beach.

The best thing about this club is the direct beach access. Moreover, the service here is pretty quick. The servers would help you out with the best choices as well.

So, if you’re visiting the beach, it might be a good idea to book a chair or a cabana here to spend a lazy afternoon.









  7. The Keys

Florida keys is situated at a distance of 126 miles to the south of mainland Florida. It is one of the perfect destinations to visit for a relaxing holiday. It is connected easily to the mainland with the help of ships as well as flights. The islands are natural marvel which would leave you spellbound by their beauty.

Some of the watersports which you can indulge in when your heading over to the keys are:

SCUBA Diving
Jet skiing

The islands are connected by Highway 1 which crisscrosses across the different islands and provides you with the scenic view of the islands as well as the vicinity.

The most famous destinations on the islands are:

Key Largo
Key west

Keys Islands provide you with pretty versatile tourism options ranging from a relaxed holiday on the beach to adventure sports or even exploring the shipwrecks around Florida keys.

Some of the experiences which you can indulge in, in Florida keys are:

Dinner cruise
Private Sailing
Visiting the Little White House
Visiting Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Visiting West Martello Tower

In case, you are looking to explore the history, you can visit the Ernest Hemingway Museum as well. The islands are also dotted with the various restaurant as well as accommodation options. You would never be short of food options. Moreover, when on the islands do make sure that you try out some of the seafood as it is pretty fresh in most of the restaurants.

So, when youíre in Florida, it is a much better idea to head over to the keys in order to have a relaxed vacation away from the buzzing South Miami beach.


Adult Entertainment- South Beach


8. King of Diamonds

If your looking for some adult entertainment in Miami, King of Diamonds is rated one of the best strip clubs in Miami. The unique thing about this location is the dancers. With ceiling to floor poles, dancing becomes more of an art form than a common practice.  The MC’s of the show are the best in the industry. There is reason so many artist like Drake mention this amazing spot. Its one of kind and is a #travelflixfavorite. The club is pretty large and has more of club atmosphere than your typical strip club dive. This is a coed location where women and men enjoy the show. If you don’t visit KOD once in your lifetime you are missing what makes MIA such an epic vacation.

The bar is well stocked and bottle service is always available. Also, the moment you enter the club, there would be a hot waitresses to guide you through to the table

The models in the strip club are a mix of experienced ones as well as newer ones. Even the patrons can get up on the platform and dance. Also, if youíre holding a bachelor party or any other such event, this club is the perfect option for you. Normally, it charges you a $ 20 cover. You need to also understand that if youíre sitting in the center of the club, you have to purchase drinks and bottles as well. Keep this  in mind before opting for the right seating.

9. E11 Eleven

E11 Eleven is a dance club located in the center of the city on NE 11th st. The bar is pretty well stocked and also the cabaret performance is pretty great as well. The strippers come to  you to opt for a lap dance. It’s not easy to get into like most clubs in MIA and be prepared to pay a price to get into to this spot.

Most of the girls in the dance club are pretty experienced dancers. The dance performance of these girls is pretty amazing. They also serve food and have a great menu.

The stage is pretty big and at a single time, 50 strippers can perform quite easily. Also, the music played by the disc jockeys is the best.

However, when your heading over to the club be prepared to pay at least $ 50 cover charge for the males and even though it is lower for the females, it is still around $ 30. However, when you take into account the popularity and venue its worth the price. E11 Eleven is one of the best dance clubs in MIA.

10. Tootsie

Tootsie is the place to be if your looking for an over-the-top strip club. Not only, all the girls are seasoned but they perform extremely well. Also, there is plenty of diversity when it comes to the girls. Most of the girls are nude and the club is pretty huge and therefore there is no problem in roaming around.

The service here is also good enough and you would never feel that you are not being attended to. There is a cover fee. One of the unique things about this strip club is the food is amazing. Some of the food and beverages options which you should definitely try our:

-Lemon pepper wings
-Tequila sunrise

The happy hours are every day from 12 PM to 8 PM in the evening. During the happy hours, you would be able to get free entry as well. Also, when your heading over to the club in between 6 PM to 7 PM, you would be able to access the upstairs lounge without any extra charges. The women are attractive and also you don’t need to opt for a lap dance when your sitting in the center of the club. Looking to have some fun time in a strip club, this is one of the best options.

11. Club Liv

Club Liv located on the Collins Avenue is one of the best dance clubs in town. The only thing which you have to be careful about is that you should head over there before midnight. After midnight, often it gets pretty crowded and entry becomes difficult.

The club is pretty famous with celebrities as well. Almost always you would be able to find some celebrities when you’re heading over to the club. Once you are inside the club, you would have no other option but to hit the dance floor. The sitting space inside the club is actually pretty limited. The cover charges are a bit on the higher side at $ 80 per person. This also varies depending on the crowd as well as the day of the week. Some of the beverages which you should definitely try out in the bar are:

• Pina Colodas

• Lemon Drop Shots

The atmosphere here is pretty hip and trendy and it can get pretty noisy at times. All in all, if you love dancing you would surely like the club. Just make sure that you’re heading over there early in order to gain entry as well as avoid the steep cover charge. The crowd here is simply fabulous which adds to the ambiance as well. The variations in music make the place much more attractive as well.

If you really want to experience the party scene in Miami, this is the dance club which you should definitely visit in the city.


12. News Lounge Miami

News Lounge Miami is located on NE 4th CT and is one of the best lounges to head over to if you’re looking for the right combination of drinks as well as appetizers. The interior of the club is divided between normal tables as well as couch seating areas. Also, the club consists of a large bar in the middle which serves a variety of different drinks.

Some of the food and beverages which you should surely try are:

• Mango octopus

• Lychee martini

• Tuna Tar Tar

The Happy Hours range is  from 5 to 9 in the evening. During the happy hour, you would be able to get most of the drinks for less than $ 5-$7. Also, the drink variety during the happy hour includes drinks and happy hour.The ambiance of the club is pretty amazing. If you prefer indoor  you can do that or head over to the outdoor bar as well.  Also, you can park your car  as the lounge is nearby to parking lots and the cost is also on the lower side. This spot is great for house music and a good time on a Friday or Saturday night.

13. Wall Lounge

Wall Lounge is another dance club which is located on the Collllins Ave. Thedisc jockeys here are pretty great and would keep your grooving throughout the night. The beats of music are especially good when you’re swaying your way through the drinks.

The layout of the club is pretty spacious which ensures that you are able to have a bit of space for yourself rather than bumping into the other patrons. In order to gain entry, you need to have a nice attire. Even on the busy nights, the staff and the servers would pay proper attention to you and ensure that you are getting proper service as well. When in this club, it is best to go with the basic things like:

• Vodka & diet

• Soco and ginger ale

One thing however which you need to keep in mind is that most of the drinks are at least around the $ 20 range and therefore they are a bit on the expensive side. However, when you’re grooving on your favorite music, you can surely afford to spend a bit more for the drinks as well as the ambiance.

The interior of the club is on the retro side. This ensures that rather than just the blingy interiors of the other clubs, this one has a different look.

Usually, on the weekends, you would be able to come across the good crowd and the club is worth visiting at least once. There is a parking lot nearby which ensures that you do not have to worry about finding the parking spaces.

All in all, when you’re in the city this is one of the best dance clubs to head over to.