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Where to Party and What to Wear in Miami After Dark

You’ll see some of the world’s hottest DJs when you party at STORY nightclub. (Photo: Courtesy STORY Nightclub/WorldRedEye)

There’s nothing hotter than Miami’s club scene – unless of course you count the fashion strutting its way onto the dance floors. When you step foot in the 305, you’d better be dressed to impress. Before you are club-ready, pay a visit to our clothing store and boutique recommendations for the perfect ensemble for your club destination. Because in Miami, when you step on the scene, all eyes should be on you!

Splash into the Fun at Nikki

Nikki Beach. (Photo: Alamy)
The sands are a much sexier place at Nikki Beach. (Photo: Alamy)

Established in 1998, Nikki Beach Miami Beach consists of a beach club, restaurant and bar as well as separate nightclub area all packed into one. Rent a cabana and post up outside for the bottomless brunch. Be sure to try the lobster tacos – they won’t disappoint! Parking is somewhat limited around the area, but Nikki offers valet so you can just get inside and start the party.

What to Wear: Strut your stuff by Nikki’s cabanas in the hottest swimwear of the season. If you want to shop where the locals shop, check out The Orchid Boutique for luxury swimsuits that promise to be unique. Visit the downtown showroom to browse styles and get a suit customized to your body shape and personal style.

Channel Your Inner Hipster Vibe at Treehouse

For a more intimate vibe at the clubs in Miami, head to Treehouse for its electronic music and more rustic décor. There’s two main rooms, each with a DJ, dancing and bar so you can easily order a few cocktails for you and your posse. Treehouse offers visitors to Miami a more low-key and casual vibe than the trendy nightclubs down the strip.

What to Wear: Swing by Fox House for eclectic, bohemian clothing sure to fit the vibe at Treehouse. If you want a distinctive style, Fox House is your place. With everything from international labels to local brands, Fox Brand helps you create a stylist-approved look.

Shimmy and Shake on the Dance Floor at STORY

STORY
VIP table service is always preferred. (Photo: Courtesy STORY Nightclub/WorldRedEye)

For a great place to dance and experience true South Beach nightlife, plan an evening out at STORY. Made up of over 27,000 square feet of space and five in-house bars, STORY packs the party. The dance floor is located in the center, and is somewhat small. If you know your feet will be howling and you’ll need a place to take a break from all the dancing, book one of Story’s 60 exclusive VIP tables. Story features the hottest artists and concerts – like The Game and Zedd.

What to Wear: If you don’t want to empty your wallet on a new outfit for your Miami Beach night out, check out Style Mafia, where fashion doesn’t cost a small fortune. The boutique is known for its innovative styles and contemporary fashion pieces.

Rooftop Party at Club Space

Located in a vintage warehouse, Club Space is a two-story club with a rooftop deck for those looking to party in the Miami heat. Featuring DJs from David Guetta and Eric Prydz to Loco Dice and Desyn Masiello, Club Space is unique in the fact that it lets DJs be in full control of their music. It’s not unusual to find a DJ vibin’ for a full 10 hour set here. Heads up that your ticket at the door is cash-only and there’s an ATM fee if you don’t bring money with you.

What to Wear: For a fun outfit for exploring Miami’s club scene, check out En Avance, an upscale clothing boutique in the Design District. Karen, the shop owner, is known for curating an eclectic collection of young, innovative designers like Urban Zen and Marques Almeida.

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