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South Beach Vacation Hotspots

South Beach is Hot! Very hot! The weather is hot. The people are hot, and the clubs are hot! South Beach has been a top vacation destination for club and party people all over the world. We did a little investigating to find out what the top hotspots are all over South Beach. Check out some of these places the next time you get to go there.


NIGHTCLUBS

LIV at the Fontainebleau
4441 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL  33139
305.674.4680

One of the hottest new nightspots in South Beach located inside the Fontainebleau Hotel. LIV is a popular destination for celebrities and hipsters.

LOUIS at the Gansevoort Hotel
2325 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.531.4600

Inspired by 18th century European opulence, the club has a chic and decadent aura with a few modern twists. There's scrawling graffiti art, French electro-punk decor and the gorgeous wait staff wears military influenced uniforms. The 6,500 square foot VIP lounge is the newest venture of The Opium Group and features banquette seating, long sparkling white scrolled bars and a decidedly upscale vibe.

Mansion
1235 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.532.1525

Mansion has become the prime destination for Hollywood celebs and the hippest crowd in South Florida. Set in the massive 1235 Washington Avenue space that was originally built as the French Casino in 1936, and has housed such legendary nightclubs as Glam Slam, Club Z and Paragon, Mansion projects a sensual and intimate vibe throughout its multi-level area.

Mokai
235 23rd Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.531.4166

The futuristic décor consists of chain mail drapery, eye-catching banquettes covered with burnt-orange alligator skins, hand-carved wooden ottomans, sterling-silver tables and an ultramodern custom lighting system. The kitchen is open until 5 am where they'll serve a light menu tapas like mini cheeseburgers and grilled cheese sandwiches, but you'll need more than a grumbling stomach and an ID to get in.

Mynt Ultra Lounge
1921 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
786.276.6132

Dance amongst the partiers while resident DJs spin sexy, stimulating sounds and high-energy house. Downstairs the beat drops with the latest in hip-hop and R&B. Get your groove on with sultry singles, stunning celebrities and South Beach bigwigs at this ultra exclusive venue.

Set
320 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.531.2800

With lingerie-clad (barely) dancers encased in plexi-glass cylinders, and the svelte young ladies grooving atop macassar ebony tables, this is a club where über-VIPs languish in luxury surrounded by those sleek physiques South Beach is famous for


RESTAURANTS

Casa Tua
1700 James Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.673.1010

Executive chef Sergio Sigala and sous-chef Gabriela Bergomi combine their talents to create innovative variations of Italian cuisine in a glamorously unusual setting that has become the talk of the town in Miami Beach.

China Grill
404 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.534.2211

Great service, attention to details, and a sophisticated, no-frills ambiance are the ideal backdrop for the finely tuned Pan-Asian concept cuisine. It’s fun, it’s boisterous, there are enough barstools to go around, and the massive piles of Far Eastern cuisine are served in a uniquely personal way-family-style.

Nobu Lounge
1901 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.695.3100

Nobu at the Shore Club Hotel (owned by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Richie Notar) has quickly risen to the top of places to be seen on the beach since its opening in 2001. Nobu has come to symbolize what's best about Japanese cuisine in America.

Nobu Lounge is a place for civilized socializing, even though it can become quite crowded at times. If you are seeking the best perch for a little celebrity spotting, Nobu Lounge at the Shore Club is the place to be.

Barton G
1427 West Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.672.8881

Barton G's reputation as master scene-maker continues on thanks to new chef Richard Blais' neo-classic selections and innovative interpretations of traditional American culinary fare. And after dinner enjoy a blue sky martini at the piano bar or a warm chocolate truffle tore with a mini root beer float in the lush outside garden.

Prime 112
112 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.532.8112

Extremely popular with upscale clientele and celebrities, expect a long wait at this steakhouse. Prices are very high, but the steak and seafood are among the best you will find.


HOTELS

Delano Hotel
1685 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
800.258.7503

The Delano has that certain star-quality reserved for only the select few. "Flowing white" is the best and only way to describe the hotel's interior theme, by French designer Philippe Starck.

Fontainebleau Resort
4441 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33119
305.538.2000

Following a $1 billion renovation and expansion, Fontainebleau is a spectacular blend of Miami’s glamorous golden era and stylish modern luxury.

Gansevoort Hotel
2377 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
1.866.932.6694
305.604.1000

The Gansevoort South is a sun-drenched paradise with playful amenities, family friendly surroundings, indoor and outdoor activities, spectacular views and a South Beach oceanfront location that is second to none. A1920’s playground for the rich and famous is reborn as a magnet for trendsetters.

Opium Group, Miami’s premier nightlife purveyor, whose hotspots include Prive, Mansion, Set and Opium Garden, unveil their newest entertainment venue at Gansevoort South with its VIP lounge, Louis.

Raleigh
1775 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
800.258.7503

Situated majestically on the oceanfront in the heart of Miami’s South Beach, The Raleigh Hotel is a masterpiece of Art Deco grandeur with a thoroughly modern sensibility. Sister hotel to Hollywood’s famed Chateau Marmont and The Mercer in New York, this classic luxury boutique hotel in South Beach has undergone a thoughtful renovation by hotelier André Balazs. A consummate mix of style and understatement, of elegance and comfort, of glamour and warmth, The Raleigh is a jewel amid one of the world’s most lively and energizing cities.

Shore Club Hotel
1901 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
800.258.7503

Hip and trendy, the Moroccan-themed Shore Club stands amid the glitz and glamour of South Beach's internationally known cafes, clubs and boutiques. The epitome of the Miami Beach good life.

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