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By: Shane Benowitz

Greater Miami & Miami Beach is all about Latin flair, and where better to find it than our Latin nightclubs. With a melting pot of cultures from across the Caribbean, Central and South America, Miami’s diverse population brings with it an electric nightlife scene.

From dance clubs and music halls to cocktail lounges and buzzy restaurants that transform into late-night dance parties, here are some of our favorite Latin clubs in Miami.

Latin Clubs in Little Havana

Dimly lit dining room at El Santo
Visit the hidden speakeasy inside El Santo

Don Diablo Speakeasy at El Santo

Hidden under the cover of a hacienda-style Mexican restaurant and casual taqueria, Don Diablo is a speakeasy on Little Havana’s Calle Ocho. The brainchild of Roman Jones, the Latin hotspot’s interiors were inspired by the classic Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez vampire flick, From Dusk Till Dawn, complete with red fangs protruding from the wall, Virgin Mary iconography, an enormous coffin and dancing skeletons. The team behind Bar Lab created the tequila-focused cocktail menu that's perfect for a high-energy night out dancing to live Latin music and DJ beats.

Classic car parked in front of CubaOcho's entrance
Experience art, history, live music and more at CubaOcho

CubaOcho

The CubaOcho Museum & Performing Arts Center is a true Little Havana treasure. By day, explore the collection of antique artwork and furniture from the 19th to mid-20th century. Ask the owner to show you pieces that Frank Sinatra formerly owned. It’s a place for locals to congregate over cigars in the outdoor courtyard and to quaff rum at the wooden bar—arguably the most extensive rum bar in Miami. Weekend evenings come alive with live music ranging from jazz to salsa and everything in between. Cut a rug or watch the locals shimmy in this intimate setting.

Latin Clubs in South Beach

Bodega's colorful taqueria
Enter the blue bathroom door to get into Bodega's secret speakeasy

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

At Bodega Taqueria y Tequila in South Beach, tacos come with a twist. The food truck-like façade is a front for a secret speakeasy nightclub. Specializing in tequila cocktails, this club has an approachable, yet high-energy vibe with late night dancing to live DJs. You’ll enjoy an open format mix of Latin, house and hip-hop music on a night out at Bodega. And remember, when hunger strikes, the taco stand is right outside!

Havana 1957

With four locations in South Beach, Havana 1957 spreads the Cuban spirit far and wide in Miami. The lively restaurant and bar serves up authentic Cuban fare in an atmosphere inspired by Havana’s heyday in the 1950s. With most locations open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can enjoy all the classic Cuban dishes here, from pastelitos and cafecito to Cuban sandwiches, ropa vieja beef stew and more. Swing by any location for happy hour specials on mojitos, Cuba Libres and croquetas Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Their Ocean Drive location at the Hotel Breakwater kicks it up a notch with late night revelry, including bottle service and, on Friday and Saturday nights, salsa dancing and a live show.

Lively performers at Mango’s Tropical Cafe
Don't miss the fun at Mango’s Tropical Cafe

Mango’s Tropical Cafe

In South Beach on legendary Ocean Drive, Mango’s Tropical Cafe is one of those Miami institutions everyone has to experience at least once. Step inside to the sounds of salsa and flamenco music and, chances are, a woman bedecked in ruffles and a full headdress will be tangoing on the bar with a man in skintight sequin pants. Order a piña colada and enjoy the show, or hop on the dance floor to try out your own moves.

Latin Clubs in Allapattah

Couples dancing salsa at Club Tipico Dominicano
Experience Latin music & Dominican specialties at Club Tipico Dominicano

Club Tipico Dominicano

For a taste of the Dominican Republic’s nightlife spirit, head to Allapattah’s longstanding Club Tipico Dominicano. Established in 1985, it’s a restaurant for Dominican specialties such as oxtail, queso frito and mofongo by day. If you arrive “late night” on the weekend, it transforms into a high-energy dance club with house DJs spinning Latin favorites. It’s especially popular for Sunday night parties hosted by local DJs spinning late into the night.

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