Short Guide to Nightly Entertainment at South Beach, Miami
When it comes to fun and entertainment, Miami and Miami Beach are your 'it' locations. These can rival the other cities in the West Coast when it comes to fun after the sun sets down. If you like to see and be seen in the sunshine state, the head on to Miami Beach for its line-up of glamorous and hip clubs, bars and restaurants that are packed as soon as the sun starts to set down. One of the key suggestions to find the hot spots in Miami Beach is to follow the trails of lights, or find the spotlights. But that can be tough if you are new to the place. For the first-timers wanting to feel the fun in the area, here's a shortlist of what the entertainment and fun lovers are raving about.
There are a host of excellent watering holes and restaurants that are waiting to be checked in the area. Mondrian South Beach Hotel is one where the city's fashionista and the business set converge during Fridays and weekends. If you are a food lover, head on to Meat Market at Lincoln Road and mingle with fellow food lovers and food critics. The house specialties include Kobe beef served with pricey wines made perfect by the relaxing ambiance. There's also a piano bar to start the night romantically with someone and this is located in Miami Beach's South of Fifth area. You and your partner can experience live music from Wednesday to Sunday. Just make sure that you reserve a place for two in order not to get disappointed.
In some clubs and entertainment places, sometimes your reservations will not cut it. And some of these clubs are strict during weekends. Some clubs don't even advertise their clubs so it's hard to find these party places especially if you are new in the area. To get into these party places, you must know someone who is known to the bouncer in the bar/pub.
Include a visit to Ocean Drive
For the first-time visitor of Miami who wants to discover what South Beach has to offer a check of Ocean Drive should be part of the list. This is at the eastern part of South Beach and this is where you want to be if you want to bask in the glory and the aesthetic value of South Beach. This area is considered as a popular Spring break hang out and a tourist area as well. This is where you can find some of the famed restaurants of SoBe including News Café, Mangos and 'Clevelander'. Remember Gianni Versace? His house is located in the neighborhood.
Miami and SoBe is an entertainment area. And you can find one that truly matches your taste and preferences when it comes to entertainment. There are more than 150 clubs and party places in Miami and there's one to meet your needs and likes for the night. But with entertainment comes the cost; just be ready with your wallet since partying in Miami can be expensive.