Despite Miami’s rep for being one of the vital gay-friendly cities in America (okay, we have got nothing on San Francisco, however we’re nonetheless gayer than, say, Tuscaloosa), discovering an excellent homosexual bar right here can generally be an advanced dance. There are, after all, the standard haunts. The ones which were round for many years, that everybody is aware of (even all our straight buddies). Places like Twist on South Beach with a fame for being a main occasion spot for males who love males.
But in the event you’re simply visiting, and even in the event you simply got here out and need to lastly try just a few LGBTQ-friendly spots, it may be tough, particularly in the event you’re looking for one thing a bit…totally different. That’s why 10Best has scoured its sources for information on all one of the best locations for the queer males and women and enbys who simply need to exit and get a drink with folks with whom they could have extra in frequent. Gay bars for males are positively simpler to search out than lesbian bars (sadly there are solely occasional occasions devoted for women-who-love-women however women nights at welcoming spots like Blackbird Ordinary suffice for now), however no matter your taste, we have got one thing right here for you.
It’s a dance membership. It’s a bowling alley. It’s a skating rink. It’s a bar. It’s Basement, and it is considered one of Miami’s hottest locations for an evening of whole debauchery and pure enjoyable. Located contained in the Edition Hotel in Mid-Beach, Basement is the literal basement of this posh, beachfront resort. It’s a preferred spot for the 305’s who’s who, attracting the likes of celebs (assume Drake and Wilmer Valderrama amongst others). World-class DJs are steadily discovered right here as nicely (hey, Questlove!) As if all that weren’t sufficient, the place is gorgeous and ideal for an evening of Instagramming. In brief, it does not actually get significantly better (or extra Miami) on the town than spending an evening within the sea-level metropolis’s solely actual Basement.
Recommended for Gay Clubs as a result of: While not a devoted LGBT+ house, loads of queer people could be discovered ingesting, dancing, skating, and bowling the night time away at this horny membership.
Priscilla’s knowledgeable tip: Check the calendar for occasions (there’s actually one thing happening right here each night time). You simply may get to see an incredible efficiency by a visitor DJ or rub elbows with a celeb.
Now in its thirty fourth yr, the Palace is the primary and solely homosexual restaurant and bar on Ocean Drive. Located at 1200 Ocean Drive within the coronary heart of the Art Deco District, Palace has entertained numerous women and men for many years. In February 2011, Palace commissioned the creation of a Rainbow Pride flag, which was offered to the City of Miami Beach GLBT Business Enhancement Committee on the Palace’s anniversary occasion on February third. Palace’s legacy of notorious weekend drag exhibits, Sunday “Brunchic,” luscious libations and mouth-watering burgers prevails right this moment. Whether homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual or straight, Palace is the place to be on South Beach.
Recommended for Gay Clubs as a result of: Palace Bar has had many ups and downs however has remained a legendary LGBTQ+ house in Miami for over 3 many years, proving its worthiness.
Priscilla’s knowledgeable tip: Too busy for drag on the weekend? Check out their new brunch on Mondays from midday to 2pm!
What was as soon as considered one of South Beach’s hottest homosexual golf equipment for over 20 years isn’t any extra. At least, not in the best way it was once. While this Magic City fixture not has a everlasting dwelling on Washington Ave, it nonetheless exists–sort of. When onerous occasions prompted Score to close its doorways for good, the model reinvented itself to develop into a homosexual nightlife expertise, collaborating in quite a lot of venues all throughout the Magic City. From events hosted on the Clevelander’s rooftop, to bop nights at Studio D, to appearances at annual festivities like Miami Swim Week, Score remains to be very a lot the occasion to hit up for males who love males.
Recommended for Gay Clubs as a result of: One of Miami’s longest operating events for males who love males has remodeled right into a nomadic expertise we dig, staying contemporary and oh, so scorching.
Priscilla’s knowledgeable tip: Follow Score on social media to remain updated on the place the occasion will likely be this week.
One of one of the best informal hipster-esque lounges in Miami, Blackbird Ordinary gives its patrons a completely stocked bar with knowledgeable bartenders who combine your favourite drinks to perfection. DJ’s present the music on most nights whereas native funk and reggae bands and different nationwide acts set the scene on others. There’s a dance ground for these with the suitable expertise set. Blackbird goes out of its strategy to make its guests really feel like regulars, even when its their first go-round. They have pool tables, spacious snug cubicles, and even board video games to entertain you whilst you wait to your meal. If you loved this house when it was referred to as Transit Lounge, you may positively dig the Blackbird.
Recommended for Gay Clubs as a result of: Queer women like to frequent Blackbird on Tuesday nights for Yes Ma’am, a women night time with free drinks and enjoyable that is unequalled within the metropolis.
Priscilla’s knowledgeable tip: Ladies ought to particularly come right here on Tuesdays at no cost booze 10pm-1:30am.
You’ve by no means been to a greater Latin drag membership than the oh-so-memorable Azucar Nightclub. This ultra-hot homosexual Latin nightclub is simply the place to go to get pleasure from one of the best drag leisure off of South Beach. Thursday nights are Drag War nights and one of the best queens come to battle it out for the prize, to not point out the bragging rights. If you are seeking to get lots of dancing in although you may need to drop by on a Satuday night time for Sabados Locos con Azucar. For these searching for a barely extra composed night, you’ll be able to at all times come by on Noches de Cabaret, the place you may get pleasure from a comedy and well-choreographed efficiency by Poison Ivy, Teresita “La Caliente”, Josefina “La Globos” and the Queen of Comedy, Mariloly. There’s simply no method you may get out of Azucar with out having had the grandest of occasions.
Recommended for Gay Clubs as a result of: For these wanting high quality drag leisure en Español with out having to drive all the best way out to SoBe, that is the spot to be at.
Priscilla’s knowledgeable tip: You’ll need to try Priscilla La Reina Del Desierto carry out right here at the least as soon as.
When work is finished and also you’re searching for someplace to play, a spot the place you’ll be able to drink and perhaps get pleasure from some trivia or karaoke and even the occasional lecture, Gramps is the place you need to be. This more-than-just-for-hipsters enclave has all of it, which explains why it is develop into not solely one of the vital well-liked spots in Wynwood however each the vacation spot and default of barflies from throughout Miami. Live music is commonplace on weekends, and there is additionally Bingo and a Ladies Night all through the week. Drinks will run you about the identical as most well-frequented spots however you’ll be able to at all times catch drink specials throughout glad hour.
Recommended for Gay Clubs as a result of: Stop by on Thursday nights for Double Stubble, that includes drag exhibits hosted by Karla Croquetta, plus drinks, dancing, and queer people having a ball.
Priscilla’s knowledgeable tip: Check the occasions calendar on Facebook to search out out what is going on on for the week, then plan your go to(s) accordingly.
“Oh, sweet, sweet liberty,” is the type of factor you may be uttering when you’re three cocktails in at this hip cocktail bar that is been making a reputation for itself since opening final yr. The SoBe watering gap is extra particularly situated within the Collins Park space of the sunny vacationer vacation spot. It’s one-part informal, two-parts horny, and oh, so very boozy. Order up a Collins Park (a magical concoction of Ford’s gin, orange blossom, creme de peche, lemon juice, egg white, and match ) as a result of, hey, you are within the neighborhood and do because the locals, proper? Or peruse the in depth menu and do double-takes on the Basic Bitch and What What, respectively. Get your self a fancier-than-usual Cuban torta or go straight for the skirt steak since you’re on South Beach and YOLO may nonetheless be a factor. And after all, benefit from the well-curated tunes right here that supply salvation in audio type (simply do not forget to ship me a thanks card from the bar).
Recommended for Gay Clubs as a result of: Start your mornings with at among the best, fabulously queer drag brunches on the town, each first Sunday of the month at Sweet Liberty.
Priscilla’s knowledgeable tip: If you are not satisfied, come by throughout glad hour the place drinks are low cost and oysters are simply 75 cents a pop.
Club Boi has been a staple of South Florida’s homosexual nightlife since 2002 and has dominated the scene ever since. Saturdays are after they shine with Sexy Saturdays, an Urban and Caribbean-centric occasion not like every other. This occasion positively stands out from different homosexual nights round city and offers a secure and erotic membership environment with strippers, a pleasant and environment friendly bar employees, various crowd, and an brisk and distinctive mixture of Hip Hop, Reggae and Dancehall, R&B, Latin, House, and Old faculty beats. Formerly situated inside SoBe’s Score membership, Club Boi’s present house is in at The Villa Nightclub.
Recommended for Gay Clubs as a result of: Club Boi brings hip-hop, reggae, and latin music to the forefront, making it stand out from different well-liked native homosexual golf equipment.
Priscilla’s knowledgeable tip: If you have solely ever been to Club Boi when it was up on 79th road, it is time so that you can go to once more.
Queer folks searching for a laid-back bar with scrumptious, well-crafted cocktails the likes you discover at many different South Beach and Wynwood-area spots will discover simply what they’re looking for on the Bar at Hotel Gaythering. Hotel Gaythering, Miami Beach’s solely homosexual resort, is the locale for this splendidly relaxed various to the EDM pumping, velvet-rope-lined, costume code-enforced homosexual golf equipment discovered all through the remainder of the town. Also discovered here’s a vast number of high quality craft beers (however then what nice bar does not have an excellent beer record today?) in addition to themed nights so as to add a bit further to your bar-going expertise. Wednesday nights is trivia night time, get pleasure from 90s tunes on Thursday evenings, and discover your share of bears on Fridays for Bears and Hares night time.
Recommended for Gay Clubs as a result of: It’s acquired all of the makings of an amazing homosexual bar: hand-crafted cocktails, a candy beer record, theme nights, and many LGBT patrons.
Priscilla’s knowledgeable tip: Bring your most educated buddies on Wednesdays and get $50 off your bar tab in the event you win trivia night time!
Ever so well-liked with the homosexual neighborhood within the 305, this South Beach membership has been conserving the occasion going for almost 20 years now, and they aren’t exhibiting any indicators of slowing down. This multilevel complicated options seven bars (some indoors, some out), every with a special theme or vibe, together with a tiki bar, a salsa room, a hip-hop room, a pop room, and extra, guaranteeing that there is one thing for everybody right here. The dance flooring listed below are at all times packed, making them the right place for dancing the night time away and even discovering a brand new (dance) associate. Best of all, there’s by no means a canopy!
Recommended for Gay Clubs as a result of: Twist is unmatched in measurement and extravagance, and likewise occurs to be the longest operating homosexual membership in Miami. Credit the place credit score is due.
Priscilla’s knowledgeable tip: Don’t depart with out testing all of the totally different theme rooms, you may miss one thing you may love!