People come to Miami, FL for a variety of reasons. Some arrive to soak up the sun. Some are here to trot out tiny little swimsuits they’ll never fit into again. Still others come to Miami to drink, dance, and party the night away. You only live once, right? Though, of course, you’ll want a DD to drive you home, so you can really enjoy your night on the town.
Here are a few things to remember about clubbing in Miami: Exotic cocktails are all the rage (forget about your standard vodka soda), bottle service has become the norm, and the clubs don’t close until the sun rises above the horizon. But there are only a few that have earned the title of the “Craziest on Collins.” Here are the three craziest clubs on Miami’s famous Collins Avenue you must check out.
Mynt Lounge, 1921 Collins Ave.
Make no mistake, this place is tough to get into. Mynt waves its tight door policy like a badge of honor, letting in only the hottest and poshest of Miami’s club-loving crowd. Put on your best gear—girls, pop out the sparkly earrings; boys, it’s time for collared shirts. The rich and famous come here to party, and if you’re dressed well enough to make the cut, you might spot one of your favorite B-listers grooving to the latest house tracks over the pulsing sound system.
WALL at W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave.
Colorful lights, a steady stream of drinks, and the occasional would-be crowd surfer make WALL one of the biggest hits on our list. Forget spying on celebrities in the VIP section; WALL isn’t a big establishment, so you may end up rubbing shoulders with an actor, athlete, or reality TV star enjoying themselves on the down-low. We’re playing it cool here, folks. Just smile, nod, and move along. Once you’ve gotten your celebrity sighting out of your system, get down to the serious business of jamming to house and hip-hop. If you’re really itching for a way to fling around your bonus money, go for table service (and please, invite us along).
LIV, 4441 Collins Ave.
We can’t mention buzzing clubs on Collins Ave without talking about LIV. Located inside the Fountainebleau Hotel, LIV is self-admittedly set up for people watching: Its “voyeuristic design” lets you subtlety eye your fellow patrons. This does, however, help you figure out who you want to dance with ahead of time. Valet parking is available if you’re driving, and three (count ’em, three) full bars will keep your cocktail glasses full as you jam to the music pumping out of the speakers. Again, make sure you’ve got a designated driver if you’ve decided to make use of the valet service.
Miami has more to offer than just clubs—but let’s face it, you’re here to have a good time, and the bustling, bouncing, simmering nightlife on Collins Ave. in Miami is your ticket to an incredible evening. These clubs are just a start—what others do you recommend? Share with us below!