Below we have the top picks for this Wednesday, experience the best of Miami nightlife with our dusk-till-dawn guide to the best clubs, bars, dance, and more.
Summer Jazz Series with Matthew Whitaker @ Faena Miami Beach (Miami Beach) – Faena LIVE and American Airlines proudly present the third annual Summer Jazz Series at Faena Theater, a five-month concert series featuring jazz’s brightest stars and emerging talent.
Just 18 years old and blind since birth, Matthew Whitaker has achieved international acclaim for his awe-inspiring talent and performed across the world in impressive venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Harlem’s Apollo Theater where, at age 10, he opened for Stevie Wonder’s Hall of Fame induction. He has also charmed millions through his television performances on NBC’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and Fox’s “Showtime At The Apollo”, where he won first place.
On August 21, the talented artist makes his return to Faena Theater after performing in Faena’s 2018 Summer Jazz Series.
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Summer Jazz Series with Matthew Whitaker @ Faena Miami Beach – 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
FOOD & DRINKS:
Broken Shaker Takeover at KYU @ KYU Miami (Miami) – Part one of TWO events with KYU Miami with Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami. Featuring Richard Mejia & Mike Dumapias $1 from every cocktail will be donated back to Debris Free Oceans. Complimentary Bites from 10:30 PM-11PM!
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Broken Shaker Takeover at KYU @ KYU Miami – 251 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127
LIVE MUSIC & DRINKS:
Bar Centro Unplugged @ SLS South Beach (Miami Beach) – Situated in the center of the iconic SLS South Beach, Bar Centro by Jose Andres is a chic and stylish outdoor lounge featuring light bites and exquisite cocktails, but that’s not all. Guests looking for a mid-week pick me up, should go and experience Bar Centro Unplugged.
Taking place every Wednesday from 8PM to 11PM, this energetic venue features live music from The French Horn Collective, Sol + The Tribu, and De Ida y Vuelta, apart from patron cigars, a roaming gin and tonic cart, and specialty tapas. No RSVP required!
Live Music Schedule: The French Horn : First Wednesday of the Month, Sol + The Tribu: Second Wednesday of the Month, De Ida y Vuelta: Last two Wednesdays of the Month.
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Bar Centro Unplugged @ SLS South Beach – 1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
Bodega South Beach (South Beach)
When you first show up at Bodega, you could easily mistake it for a popular neighborhood taqueria. Look around for a guy with an earpiece at the back of the room and tell him your friend sent you, and you might just get directed to a back door that looks like an entrance to a Porta Potti. Pass through here and you’ll enter a graffiti-filled men’s washroom. It’s only after passing through yet another door that you will enter one of South Beach’s hot hidden nightclubs. The mixologists have an extensive menu that relies heavily on “illegal” mezcal, and the DJ keeps the room pumping all through the night. It caters to a friendly, over 21’s crowd and makes for a good introduction to the South Beach scene minus the cover charge and lineups that you’ll find at clubs closer to the beach.
Bodega South Beach – Monday – Sunday from 12PM – 4AM.
1222 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (305) 704-2145
Mac’s Club Deuce ♣️ (Miami Beach)
Laid-back ambiance, rustic decor, pool tables & jukebox make this SoBe institution a local hangout. What Mac’s Club Deuce has done in South Beach is nothing short of a miracle. Miami Vice threw its cast party here. Playboy named it one of the best bars in America. And the late Anthony Bourdain said it was one of his favorite spots in the world. In a city that changes like an indecisive chameleon, an island always for sale to the highest bidder, Mac’s joint has remained a pristine, neon-lit paradise untouched by outside forces.
Mac’s Club Deuce ♣️ – 8AM-5AM, 7 DAYS A WEEK
222 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (305) 531-6200
Purdy Lounge (Miami Beach)
Avoid the crowds on Ocean Drive and head to Purdy’s, an off-the-beaten-path location with a loyal following. If the scene grows old or if you are simply not in the mood for the nocturnal fray, Purdy’s offers just the antidote. Get some friends together for drinks and checkers, backgammon, or even good ole Connect Four as you enjoy a pleasant mix of music and some of the lowest drink prices around. This off-the-beaten-path bar has the beer-hall vibe of a street corner hook-up joint with a touch of South Beach strut.
Purdy Lounge – Monday – Friday 3PM–5AM. Saturday & Sunday 6PM–5AM.
1811 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (305) 531-4622
The Broken Shaker (Miami Beach)
Escape to a backyard oasis and revel in the Tales of Cocktail’s award-winning Best American Hotel Bar. The Broken Shaker’s handcrafted cocktails are composed of elixirs, syrups and infusions made from garden herbs and spices, and fresh-pressed produce and exotic ingredients from around the world. Their skilled mixologists are shaking up the perfect blend of ingredients and international flavors to complete your Miami Beach getaway! Reservations are accepted for parties of 6 or more.
The Broken Shaker – Monday – Thursday 5:30 PM – 2AM, Friday 4:30 PM – 3AM, Saturday 1AM – 3AM, Sunday 1PM – 2AM.
Serving poolside lunch and cocktails Monday – Friday: 12 PM – 5PM and Saturday – Sunday: 1PM – 5PM.
2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Tel: (305) 531-2727
Mango’s Tropical Cafe (South Beach)
The continuous live performances all night at Mango’s take you on a journey throughout the Caribbean. From Salsa to Bachata and Reggae to Pop, the live band and world-famous Mango’s Dancers, entertain over a million guests each year and have been televised on ABC, CBS, Travel Channel, and many others! You will be surrounded by gourmet comfort cuisine with continental Latin, Mexican, Italian and Caribbean dishes. Treat yourself to any of the exotic and refreshing hand-made specialty drinks. 1 hour Salsa Lessons and Mojitos can be added to your Dinner & Show reservations at 6:30PM. This famous spot in South Beach guarantees an incredible night on Ocean Drive.
Mango’s Tropical Cafe – Monday – Friday 11:45AM–5AM. Saturday & Sunday 11AM–5AM.
900 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (305) 673-4422
Entrance: See venue for details.
Ted’s Hideaway (South Beach)
This really is a hideaway in the swanky South of Fifth landscape and in the fast pace of South Beach you’ll find Ted’s Hideaway. This unassuming bar is open late and offers happy-hour specials and multiple TV’s for sports fans. It’s an easy escape for an hour or two — or ten. Time slips away at this little hideaway. Happy hour drinks specials everyday from 12PM-8PM.
Ted’s Hideaway – Monday – Sunday 12PM – 5AM.
124 2nd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (305) 532-9869
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