With so many great things to do in Miami, you’ll have no problem keeping busy all day, every day. And once the sun goes down, Miami nightlife turns up – and you won’t want to miss a moment.
We’ve put together a list of the best after-dark attractions and nightlife activities in Miami, giving you plenty of options to start (and end!) your night on a high note.
Flashback to 1980s Miami with a Fast-Paced Game
During the 80s, Miami was the place to be – and jai alai was the game to play. On any given night, you could find countless matchups throughout the city, and now, it’s making a serious comeback. Patrons get to enjoy cheap beers and competitive bets as they watch players hurl a ball against a wall, using an oddly-shaped basket to power up the throw-in this centuries-old Spanish sport. South Florida casinos like Calder and Magic City Casino are now hosting regular matchups, making for a fun form of entertainment that you’ve probably never experienced before.
Meet new people at AMSO Social Hour
Some of Miami’s best restaurants have managed to find the sweet spot between casual and fine dining, and American Social is one such place. Their nightly happy hour runs Monday through Saturday, offering incredible deals on wines, beers, liquors, and cocktails. Snag a $4 passion fruit margarita or the spicy Feisty Island Mule cocktail, then order up a mix of appetizers to share with the table. It’s tough to choose between options like the goat cheese croquettes, soft-baked pretzels with beer cheese, and their deviled eggs topped with candied bacon – so make sure to show up with your appetite in tow!
Get artsy with a late-night laser show
The Frost Museum of Science is one of Miami’s newest attractions and is definitely worth a daytime visit. But every other Friday, the museum transforms into an after-hours venue that puts on unforgettable shows. Combining chart-topping music and flawlessly choreographed lasers, Laser Evenings is an ideal way to start your night out.
Get on the water at Miami Beach
You’ve heard of paddleboarding, but what about sunset LED paddleboarding? Miami Beach Paddleboard hosts 90-minute tours that start at sundown, equipping you with an LED-lit paddleboard and a front-row seat to the glittering city lights of Miami. If you enjoy water recreation and breathtaking views with just a touch of adventure, this is the perfect nightlife activity for you.
Survey the Lincoln Road street performances
Along South Beach’s Lincoln Road, you can enjoy a different kind of entertainment, one provided by the city’s unofficial star performers. From human statues and animal whisperers to musicians and dancers, this pedestrian-friendly area is host to a huge variety of talented and eclectic artists. Aside from the tips you choose to give to your favorite performers, it’s the best free show in town.
Experience Miami’s Best Nightlife at American Social
In the city of Miami, we’ve mastered the art of a night out that’s laid back but upscale – here; we do coastal chic as nobody else can. If you’re searching for a place that completely captures that one-of-a-kind vibe, look no further than American Social.
One part high-end sports bar, one part first-class restaurant, and one part nightlife hangout, we’re a Brickell neighborhood hotspot you’re going to love. We have it all: fabulous food, plenty of drink options, and a friendly atmosphere. Our famous Social Hour is one of the top happy hours in Miami, giving you the perfect place for a pre-party get-together Monday through Saturday. We’re also open extra late, so you can swing by to end your evening with a late-night snack and a nightcap. Put American Social on your must-do list to experience an authentic slice of the best of Miami nightlife.
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