Here are our favorite bars and top party spots in Miami Beach

Navigating Miami Beach’s vast nightlife scene can be overwhelming. Here are some bars that should be on your hit list, whether you’re a local or just visiting.

Sweet Liberty

The brainchild of mixology vanguard John Lermayer, Sweet Liberty is a hip award-winning South Beach bar with live music, DJs, a local vibe and a delicious food menu.

237 20th St., Miami Beach; 305-763-8217; www.mysweetliberty.com

237 20th St., Miami Beach

Broken Shaker

Head to the Broken Shaker for some of the best creative craft cocktails in Miami Beach. It’s got a cool outdoor patio and a hip crowd of locals and international travelers.

2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; www.freehandhotels.com/miami/broken-shaker

2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach

Employees Only

With a cult following in New York City’s West Village, Employees Only opened a South Beach branch serving expertly mixed cocktails and Eastern European bistro fare in a dimly lit, super sexy setting.

1030 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-264-3945; www.employeesonlymiami.com

1030 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

The Clevelander

A classic Ocean Drive party spot, The Clevelander is a rowdy outdoor bar with a swimming pool and DJs.

1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 305-532-4006; www.clevelander.com

1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Basement at The Miami Beach Edition

This hip, semi-subterranean nightclub comes equipped with an ice skating rink, bowling alley and a wild, free-spirited party scene.

2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-641-7119; www.basementmiami.com

2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Shuckers Waterfront Bar & Grill

Day drinking? Look no further. Shuckers is the ultimate spot for relaxed, waterfront boozing in North Beach.

1819 79th St., Causeway, Miami Beach; 305-866-1570; www.shuckersbarandgrill.com

1819 79th St, Causeway, Miami Beach

LIV at Fontainebleau

At Miami Beach’s premiere megaclub, you can expect marquee DJs like David Guetta, Tiesto and Calvin Harris on the decks.

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; www.livnightclub.com

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 

Mac's Club Deuce

South Beach’s oldest and ultimate dive bar, the Deuce earned Anthony Bourdain’s seal of approval.

222 14th St., Miami Beach; 305-531-6200;  www.macsclubdeuce.com

222 14th St., Miami Beach

Mango’s Tropical Café

Tomas Loewy

Expect feather and glitter-clad salsa dancers on the bar and a late night crowd ready to join them on the dance floor at Mango’s on Ocean Drive.

900 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 305-673-4422; www.mangos.com/miami

900 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Bagatelle

Miami Beach’s ultimate brunch party at Bagatelle comes with an international vibe, copious amounts of rose and a certain je ne sais quoi. Thursday nights here are also lit.

220 21st St., Miami Beach; 305-704-3900; www.bagatellemiami.com

220 21st St., Miami Beach

Jezebel

Jezebel Bar + Kitchen

Jezebel is a comfy cocktail den emphasizing craft cocktails and elevated bar grub. 

1625 Michigan Ave., 786-275-6324

1625 Michigan Ave.

Rockwell

Rockwell is a bottles and models hot spot in South Beach for those nights that never end.

743 Washington Ave., 305-793-3882 or rockwellmiami.com

743 Washington Ave.
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