There’s something about Miami that makes you want to dance. We’re not sure whether it’s the high levels of Vitamin D, or there’s something in the water here. Luckily, you won’t be the only one with the urge to unleash hell on the dance floor, and thanks to the city’s huge Latin American community, there’s no shortage of places for you to ramp up your moves. Take a look at just some of the best Latin Clubs in the city to get jiggy.
1. Ball and Chain
The Historic live music venue Ball and Chain sits in the City’s famous Little Havana. It was opened in 1935 and has hosted many notable musicians from Ella Fitzgerald to Duke Ellington. The venue is still a firm favourite with Miami’s night owls and is a great spot to sip on a mojito whilst enjoying a great mix of live music from jazz to salsa.
Ball and Chain
Ball & Chain 1513 S.W,8th Street, Little Havana, FL 33135
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2. La Otra
This glitzy spot in downtown Miami promises a high-quality sound system, premium drinks and a good time, plus there’s a happy hour – win-win. This place gets started late, perfect if you want to unleash those pent up tipsy moves.
335 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33130
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3. El Patio Wynwood
If you want to gyrate those hips whilst drinking a bucket of beer or two then this is the place for you. If you’re not into beer, then sip on their selection of cocktails – preferably during happy hour. There’s a good mix of events too, like the Salsa v Reggaeton night and chilled Sundays with live music and homemade sancocho (a Latin American broth).
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Discover the Brazilian heart in Miami at Boteco. A ‘boteco’, in Brazil, is a relaxed bar where patrons can enjoy drinks in a welcoming atmosphere. Unsurprisingly, this is exactly the kind of vibe Boteca gives off: unpretentious, friendly and a source of comfort for homesick Brazilians for the past ten years. Gatherings consist of samba, football and feijoada – the three quintessential Brazilian components to a great night.
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5. Club Tipico Dominicano
Nestled in the up and coming Alpattah district, Club Tipico Dominicano is considered one of the best Latin Clubs in Miami. It was opened in 1985 by Dominican native Luis De La Cruz and provides a crash course in how to live like a Dominican, a lesson you can wash down with one of their many cocktails – a Guava Rita perhaps?
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6. Mango’s Tropical Cafe South Beach
After you’ve washed the South Beach sand out of your hair, you might want to head over to Mango’s Tropical Cafe, you’re very own carnival drenched in Latin passion awaits. Enjoy a good meal and take in the entertainment from belly dancing to Salsa and Bachata dancers. If you want to learn a few moves yourself then book in for a salsa class.
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7. El Palenque Night Club
A standard weekend here consists of salsa, bachata and merengue with some Mexican music thrown in. If you think you’ve got some moves, dance contests are held every night (the winner takes home $150), and every couple of months a Mexican music-fueled fiesta breaks out.
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