If staying on the beach, you don't really have to travel anywhere else for entertainment - lucky you! For some, the number one entertainment pastime is people watching: sitting in one of the restaurants or cafes on South Beach (or on the beach itself) and just watching the world go by. For nightlife, there are also numerous clubs and bars on South Beach. See the Miami Herald or the New Times for what's on and where to go.

Amnesia (136 Collins Ave.)
One of the most popular clubs on South Beach, it is open until 5am. Local residents complain about this place, so check if it is still open before you go!

Bash (655 Washington Ave. Tel: 538 2274)
One of its owners is Sean Penn. Very popular with the young Miami crowd. Sometimes closed for private parties.

Music (Latin): (back to top)
Cafe Nostalgia (2212 SW 8th Street)
Local newspapers praise this place for its first-class musicians. Small dancefloor.

Follia (929 Washington Ave.)
The locals told us that this Italian restaurant is one of the best places for Cuban music on the beach. We liked it.

Yuca (501 Lincoln Road)
Cuban restaurant with first class Cuban artists: last year the top star was Albita Rodriguez, well known singer and recording artist - she might still be there.

Music (Rock, jazz & blues): (back to top)
Churchill's Hideaway (5501 NE 2nd Ave.)
Owned by a Brit. Bands that play there range from complete unknowns to some relatively famous (and pretty good) ones.

South Beach Pub (717 Washington Ave.)
Good beer, good music and good times.

Tobacco Road (626 S Miami Ave.)
Not to be missed. The oldest continuous drinking licensed place in Miami. First class jazz and blues, with many international acts appearing there. Resident group Iko-Iko are still going strong after many years.