Nightlife: A Guide Just For the Girls.

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There’s nothing the boys like better than the excitement of pursuit of beautiful Ladies! Something that we girls, quite frankly, have no problem reciprocating. But, when the boys decide to go on the hunt, guides to their nightlife are, for the most part, written by them.So Ladies, here’s a guide to Nightlife in South Beach from our point of view.

Even though Miami’s South Beach is renown for its’ pulsing and exciting nightclubs, most who are “in-the-know” head for the VIP lounges, hotels and restaurants (after midnight). But how do you know where to go and when to be at the best places each night?

Not to worry…we have a few suggestions:

Gansevoort South Beach’s The Rooftop

Steps away from South Beach’s Art Deco District, The Rooftop is a pool during the day and a sizzling lounge at night. At 18 stories above the beach, this 26,000 square foot adult playground view is spectacular! With no cover to get in, you’ll get your drinks quickly, but note that there is a 20% gratuity included in your check. You and the girls can raise a toast to a perfect evening of fun and entertainment while enjoying the stunning, sophistication and style of the Rooftop.

When you‘re ready to dance, pop over to Mokai, Mynt, CoCo de Ville, Louis or Wall. Staying for the weekend? Fabulous! Grab your bikini and join the fun and celebrations at RX Pool Parties where “Nobody does it Wetter!”

The Rooftop morphs into a lounge between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. every night.

Gansevoort South Beach Hotel
2377 Collins Avenue
Miami, Florida 33139 USA
Telephone: (305) 604-1000

Ritz-Carlton South Beach Lapidus Lounge and The Lobby Bar

Ritz-Carlton South Beach’s Lapidus Lounge along with The Lobby Bar are perfect for starting out your night in South Beach. The Lapidus Lounge, located in the upper lobby, offers up specialty cocktails, martinis and Bistro Bites enjoyed in an exquisite art-filled backdrop. Or, if you prefer, wrap yourself in the warm sea breezes of the Atlantic Ocean as the lounge overflows to the pool area and beach beyond.

Opening at 5 p.m., The Lobby Bar has an extensive wine list, specialty whiskeys and bourbon cocktails. Relaxing and comfortable after a hard day’s work, networking and socializing soothes away your stress and guides you into the artful hands of Master Mixologist Ramsey Pimentel. Creating indulgent and luscious tropical cocktails he divines an ambiance for you to enjoy live entertainment and Chef’s lite-bites.

The Lobby Bar is open from 5 p.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday, and until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Their live entertainment begins on Friday and Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

The Lapidus Lounge opens at 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday. Beginning a 12 p.m. and lasting until 3 p.m., the Lapidus Lounge serves an incredibly decadent Sunday Brunch!

Ritz-Carlton South Beach Hotel
One Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33139 USA
Telephone: (786) 726-4000

The Mondrian South Beach Hotel’s Sunset Lounge

Designed by Marcel Wanders, the Sunset Lounge located in the Mondrian South Beach Hotel doesn’t confine your ‘mixing it up‘ because it has both indoor and outdoor spaces. The Lady who is dressed to impress is bound to find she won’t be single for very long. Inside is a lobby bar and a lounge that features a beautiful, black grand spiraling staircase and Wanders’ signature silent bell light fixtures.

Outdoors, the Sunset Lounge commands the view of Star Island and Downtown Miami’s skyline. Poolside cabanas provide privacy cleverly using foliage. A garden designed in a labyrinth holds contains plenty of corners that are perfect for that impromptu kiss. Topping out at $20 for a French 75 cocktail, exquisite tropical drinks should be sipped as you enjoy music that is been inspired by sounds from both South Beach and the Islands. Bikini-clad sun-worshipers play in and around the marina during the afternoons. Be certain to enjoy Mondrian’s Asia de Cuba Sunday brunch that blends Asian with Latin cuisine resulting in ingenious, palate pleasing dining.

The Sunset Lounge is open 7 days a week – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The Mondrian South Beach Hotel’s Sunset Lounge
1100 West Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139 USA
Telephone: (305) 514-1941

La Piaggia Beach Club

Take an afternoon out from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life, to sip a bottle of La Piaggia Beach Club’s house Rosé while nibbling on their French-Italian bites. Enjoy one of their fabulous tropical drinks and a French bistro treat while lounging next to the pool in your beautiful, expensive bikini. A high-end venue, this “South of France at South of Fifth” Beach Club is quite the sought after destination.

La Piaggia Beach Club is open Monday to Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sunset Aperitif), Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (bar closes at 7 p.m.) and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (bar closes at 8 p.m.)

La Piaggia Beach Club
1000 South Pointe Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Telephone: (305) 674-0647

The Well at The Forge Restaurant

Okay, now that you and your girlfriends are ready for your long weekend in South Beach, we have the perfect place to relax and unwind. The Forge Restaurant|Winebar’s neighbor The Well is a 4,000 foot lounge with suede banquettes done in warm earth tones and dark wood bars creating the ambience of an Aspen Lodge complete with antler chandeliers, a massive stone fireplace and rafter beams. Enjoy their micro-brewed beer or a signature cocktail paired with “small plates” while enjoying your girlfriends’ company and conversation. With plenty of street parking, wear something casual, meet the locals and enjoy the music of a live DJ.

The Well is open seven days a week from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The Well
444 Forty First Street, West
Street, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Telephone: (305) 538-8533

The Pool and Beach Bar at The Setai

Following an active day at the beach, slip into something comfortable and visit the Setai Pool & Beach Bar. Oozing with cool, moneyed patrons this sophisticated Asian style lounge offers valet parking that is complementary. The Setai opens The Pool & Beach Bar from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday not only their guests, but outside guests as well. A complimentary choice of 3 Tapas-style plates is offered when you order specialty cocktails or one of their Taittinger Champagne specials.

The Pool and Beach Bar is open Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Setai
2001 Collins Avenue
Miami, Florida 33139 USA
Telephone: (305) 520 6000

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The Nightclubs of South Beach

If you’re looking for options for nightlife experiences, Miami has, hands-down, the widest selection for most cities. Ultralounges, small to midsize clubs who feature cocktails and an upscale ambiance such as Mynt and Mokai to dance clubs like Cameo, Space and Mansion, allow Miami to provide choices for you and your girlfriends that are only limited by the city’s 5 a.m. closing constraints. The following are some of the larger clubs you may enjoy the most:

LIV at the Fontainebleau Resort

Contemporary entertainment meets the historic Fontainebleau Resort! LIV, with over 18,000 square feet, has given night life in Miami a new look. High energy and ultra-exclusive, LIV gives their guests a perfect view of celebrities and VIPs who come to party there. Built in the Las Vegas style glamour, performance vignettes feature the nightclub’s sexiest performers. They have a strict dress code and be ready to wait before being admitted to the dance floor. However, if you wish to be seated at a table, be certain to make your reservation well in advance. Calling in advance is also recommended in that LIV is closed occasionally to the public for private parties and special events.

LIV is open for business between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. four days a week…Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They’re closed on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Table reservations may be made by calling (305) 674-4680.

Fontainebleau Hotel
4441 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33140 USA
Telephone: (800-548-8886)

WALL Lounge & WET Bar & Grille at W South Beach

An upscale playground for adults with private cabanas W South Beach’s WET is an outdoor lounge at poolside and WALL is a relaxing dance club that entertains all night long. More upscale and intimate then most of South Reach’s trendiest clubs and restaurants, WALL allows you Ladies to feel more comfortable with your surroundings while you work your little black dress. Need to know who’s performing? Check out your venue’s Facebook page.

WET Bar and Grill is open until 2 am with a Pool Party every Thursday.
WALL Lounge is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

W South Beach Hotel (at this time this property it seems to have different issues on management)
2201 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139 USA
Telephone: (305) 938-3000

Mynt Lounge

Exclusivity best describes Mynt. Located a block and a half south of 21st Street, Mynt attracts a great-looking crowd. Ladies who are well-dressed, that arrive before midnight will have few difficulties getting into the Lounge. A paparazzi-fee zone, Mynt claims a total ultimate high-end reputation through renovations every summer and a luxury service that is unparallel to anyone else in South Beach. Be careful if you’re thirsty, drinks run at or around $20 apiece. But, the music is outstanding and the atmosphere is always electric!

The Mynt Lounge opens at midnight. Dress code is strictly enforced.

Mynt Lounge
1921 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Telephone: (305) 532-0727

The Best Restaurants in South Beach

Nightlife in South Beach often begins with a fine dining experience before venturing onto the nightclub scene. Some of the best and tastiest places for you and your girlfriends to dine are:

Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House

The ground floor courtyard at Soho Beach House is where Cecconi’s is located. Open seven days a week to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Cecconi’s originated in Venice. A relaxed and elegant dining experience, Chef Sergio Sigala prepares simple Italian food such as salmon with fennel, a perfect rack of lamb and veal osso buco.

A Midnight Menu is served Thursday through Saturday from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring a selection of dolci and cicchetti. Because it is an upscale club, the cocktails are perfect but may cause sticker shock. It is strongly recommended that you make reservations at: (786) 507-7900.

Cecconi’s restaurant is open 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays.

Soho Beach House
4385 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33140 USA
Telephone: (786) 507-7900

La Côte of Fontainebleau Miami Beach

This double level restaurant is situated both beach and pool side. Inspired by Côte d’Azur, La Côte has a relaxed atmosphere where dressing casually is in style. Poolside, the menu includes char-grilled seafood and meats, crudités and salads, all complemented by delectable desserts. The upper level restaurant that’s open air presents their guests with cuisine inspired from the South of France. Tapas-style snacks and cocktails are served at the DJ inspired bar.

La Côte of Fontainebleau Is open for lunch and early dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

Fontainebleau Hotel
4441 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33140 USA
(800) 548-8886

YardBird Southern Table & Bar

Self-described as a “house of worship to farm fresh ingredients“, YardBird Southern Table & Bar Is a nod to Southern hospitality and culture. Serving Southern fare seven days a week, YardBird’s menu includes everything from deviled eggs, an iceberg wedge and the shrimp Po’ boy to fresh local catches and, (of course), Southern fried chicken. The bar is extensive serving cocktails, wine, bourbon and beer. Dress is as casual as their Southern Sipping Whiskey.

YardBird Southern Table & Bar is open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

YardBird Southern Table & Bar
16th Street and Lenox Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139 USA
Telephone: (305) 538-5220

Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill at The Standard

Miami Beach’s Lido Restaurant and Bayside Grill are motivated toward Mediterranean lifestyle and diet by serving cuisine that is natural, healthy and wholesome. Organic meat, fish and vegetables are the order of the day for all of their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. You and your best friends will start your evening by eating well and healthy through their offerings of the perfect dining experience as you look over the Biscayne Bay. Make your reservations at (305) 673-1717.

Lido Restaurant and Bayside Grill are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.

The Standard
Spa Miami Beach
40 Island Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139 USA
(305) 673-1717

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