305 Girls: Miami’s Ladies Broken Up into Nightlife Scenes
by Lianamar Davila Sanabria
In a city as culturally diverse as Miami, there's no way you could possibly categorize its women into merely one stereotype. An all-around, one-type "Miami girl" simply does not exist. But I've managed to come up with a few categorizations based on where they prefer to go out – after all, it is one of the party capitals of the world. You don't necessarily have to live in these areas, but if you visit as frequently as these ladies do, you're automatically an honorary member of that community, according to the Junkies, of course. So here we go...
Preferring a live music venue or a little electro pop in flats and the latest hipster outfits over a hot, sweaty club. Not confined to only downtown, these artsy-fartsy women also enjoy frequenting Wynwood and the Design District for art walks, gallery openings and other eclectic events. All indie, emo, hipster and all other free thinking chicks included.
Laid back and casually cool, Gable Girls would much rather go to penny beers at Sandbar in the Grove than getting all dressed up to make the drive out to the beach and find themselves at a seedy club. It's heavily frequented by University of Miami students, but don't make the mistake of thinking these are the only people you'll find in Coral Gables. Gable Girls come in many forms and from all corners of Dade County.
If you don't get the reference of this title then A) you're not a Miami local or B) you've been living under a rock. Do a quick search on YouTube for "Chongalicious" and be prepared to laugh hysterically at the parody of Fergie's popular song performed by two high school girls who achieved their 15 minutes of YouTube fame. While the term "chonga" mostly referring to Hispanic women who have embraced their heritage and like to constantly remind others around them through their excessive use of Spanglish (among other distinctive characteristics of the women of Hialeah, FL), we will use this term loosely for hip-hop and raggaeton music lovers of South Florida. They can usually be found at any establishment that plays music in Spanish involving sensual movement and full-body contact while grinding, such as Atarazana, Nocturnal or Mamajuana's.
The creatures that inhabit the island of Miami Beach are definitely a breed of their own. Extremely self-confident and dressed to the nines, they prefer to party like a rockstar at the hippest and latest clubs on the social scene. They hang out at all the right places to see and be seen and can sometimes be a caught being a tad superficial. LIV, SET, Florida Room and the Gansevoort rooftop are amongst their favorite hotspots.
Women that have grown tired of the "Miami Scene" or feel it's "too much" for them end up transitioning to the Broward county nightlife scene and leave Dade behind-sometimes even permanently. You'll find these ladies at the Riverfront in Fort Lauderdale or at the Hard Rock.
The "All-The-Above" lady has embraced Miami's transient nature and is always down for whatever. She can swiftly glide under the radar from each social scene and blend in with each different crowd. She likes to mix up and try everything at least once. The ATA Lady can easily start off her night at an art walk in the Design District, then find herself on Miracle Mile for drinks and good conversation. Once it gets late she's off to Space until the sun comes up and then parties for the rest of the afternoon at a Shore Club pool party.