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.
(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:
One of its owners is Sean Penn. Very popular with
the young Miami crowd. Sometimes closed for
Music (Latin): (back to
Cafe Nostalgia (2212 SW 8th Street)
Local newspapers praise this place for its
first-class musicians. Small dancefloor.
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)
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.
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.