Not everyone in Miami is always in the mood to go to a club. Sometimes you just don’t feel like being in a crowded area with music that’s a little too loud for your taste. But at the same time, a bar may feel too small for you. Typically, what you’d be looking for is something in between, and that’s where lounges come in. Miami is not only known for its nightclubs; the lounges here are just as good, if not better. We’ve put together a list of Miami’s top five lounges, and here’s a little advice from us: bring your A-game to the door, because you won’t get in with anything less.
Top Lounge in Miami: Mynt Lounge
1921 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Since day one in South Beach, Mynt Lounge has been one of the premier nightlife destinations and top lounges in the city. Sure it may not be a mega-club like LIV or Mansion, but one thing’s for sure, what they lack in size they make up for in sound and aesthetics. With a clientele list that includes Lindsay Lohan, Ricky Martin, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez and Giselle Bundchen, it’s no wonder why week in and week out it’s one of the most popular places to be. This isn’t the easiest door to crack in the city, so either bring the A-game or go home. Once you’re inside you’ll thank us… trust!
Top Lounge in Miami: Mokaï
235 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Recently bought up by the Opium Group, it looks like the door at Mokaï won’t be getting any more lenient, but that’s exactly what makes this place one the top lounges in Miami. This place is definitely a hot-spot for models and socialites in the city, so if you’re not one of the above expect to get a weird look and a tough time at the door. In order to get into this place you either have to know the bouncer, be in cahoots with a promoter, or somehow get your name on that NFU list (and if you don’t know what NFU means, that’s No F*$# Ups).
Top Lounge in Miami: Louis Bar and Lounge
2325 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
What other place do you know that can be described as “a royal Parisian palace on a happy acid trip” by its own marketing team? But that’s exactly what Louis Bar and Lounge, one of the top lounges in Miami, resembles. Right as you walk in it’s like being in another world, an antique French world with contemporary flare. The color scheme: black laquered surfaces juxtaposed with eye-catching bursts of bright fuchsia, hot pinks, and canary yellows. If you get a bit dizzy, it’s not your mind playing tricks on you, it’s the walls. Each features a different look, from regal stripes and colorful leopard prints, to shiny black skins and magenta fleur-de-lis patterns.
Top Lounge in Miami: Wall
2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
This is one of the newest nightlife destinations in the city, and it’s quickly becoming a hot spot for the trendy and chic crowd of South Beach. Located inside of the W Hotel, Wall may not pack the aesthetics of a nightclub, but if you’re looking for a great drink to go along with some solid sound, then this is definitely the place for you. Remember, you’re in the W Hotel, so don’t expect to be able to waltz in with flip-flops and torn jeans. You have to be at the top of your game in order to mingle with these folk.
Top Lounge in Miami: Coco De Ville
2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Coco De Ville arrived in Miami in 2010, but has long been an LA hot spot for celebrities. Unlike Coco LA, Coco Miami is said to allure a mediocre crowd. I beg to differ, as we were in attendance just recently and were quite impressed at the sight of many unfamiliar faces. Miami is known to have the same individuals out and about every weekend. On the contrary, Coco De Ville is beginning to attract a classier, more upscale set of ladies and gents, definitely making it one of the top lounges in the city.