By: Allison Strasius By: Allison Strasius | August 9, 2022 | Culture Food & Drink Lifestyle Entertainment Community
What happens when you combine culinary excellence with Miami’s iconic nightlife scene? You get “Clubstaurants!” Sometimes a choice has to be made between going out for an incredible dinner or having fun at the club. At these 8 locations, though, you can have your cake and eat it too!
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111 Parrot Jungle Trail / Website
This restaurant and beach club combines the best of both worlds when it comes to the coastal lifestyle. Joia Beach Restaurant & Beach Club remains the only private beachfront spot in the city that offers guests the relaxing chance to put their feet in the sand while they dine. The menu features freshly-sourced seasonal ingredients and European/modern Miami influences. After the sun sets on the weekends, Joia Beach transforms into a vibrant open-air nightclub! Live DJs and entertainment keep the party going all night.
2328 N Miami Ave / Website
As a restaurant, bar and event space, Back Door Monkey has it all! This spot, located right in the heart of Wynwood, offers Asian fusion cuisine crafted by Chef Nicholas Caicedo as well as specialty cocktails. The atmosphere at Back Door Monkey is one-of-a-kind; the globally ranked DJ lineup, private tables and Instagram-worthy design makes this spot the perfect night out destination.
127 NW 23rd St. / Website
This Mexican Cantina & Bar uniquely transports guests to the ancient Mayan Civilization. Renowned figure in the nightlife scene behind El Patio Wynwood, Philippe Kalifa, is the mastermind behind this project as well. Boasting 10,000-square-feet of indoor/outdoor space, the restaurant and lounge offers guests everything from elevated Mexican cuisine to live entertainment — including impressive fire dancers and aerialists. Exciting drink options include unique crafted cocktails and intriguing insect-infused Mezcal shots.
801 Brickell Ave / Website
An iconic spot in the city, Komodo remains renowned for immersing guests in a treehouse-like ambience. Design details also include birds’ nest style seating, offering photo angles ideal for Instagram! The elevated Southeast Asian cuisine remains just as impressive as the decor. Located in the bustling Brickell neighborhood, Komodo is in the center of the nightlife scene. Even better, its lounge can be found just steps away — guests never have to leave the building!
1513 S.W. 8th St. / Website
Ball & Chain can be found on one of the most iconic streets in all of Miami: Calle Ocho. The legendary establishment first opened in 1935, and boasts an impressive list of stars that have performed at the venue including Billie Holiday, Count Basie and Chet Baker. The midnight conga line and salsa dancing are hallmarks of Ball & Chain, along with the signature cocktails it offers. The Calle Ocho Old Fashioned and the Pastelito Daiquiri channel the rich history of Calle Ocho and authentic Cuban dishes are available here as well!
2335 N Miami Ave / Website
Oasis Wynwood is a known hub for great food and incredible entertainment. The 35,000-square-foot courtyard is home to a stage, outdoor bar and food hall. The numerous food and beverage concepts include Alidoro, Buya Dumplings + Buns, Chikin, Los Buenos, Mr. Mandolin and Prince Street Pizza. The expansive list of offerings along with unmatched live music makes this a go-to spot in Wynwood.
3201 Buena Vista Blvd. / Website
The world-renowned Negroni brand began in Latin America, but offers a single Miami location in Midtown — and it remains a local hotspot! Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar offers a comfort food menu with an international twist. Dishes include antipasti, flatbread, paninis and burgers. The modern design features lush plants suspended from the high ceilings and two cocktail bars — one for indoors and another for outdoors. The drink menu includes craft cocktails, negronis, spritzs and tonics. For those in the mood for brunch, visit on the weekend from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.! When the sun goes down, Negroni turns up the lights. The club atmosphere on Saturday features live DJs, and on Sunday, enjoy live music until 1 A.M.!
1111 SW 1st Ave / Website
This chic and sexy adult playground in the heart of Brickell is all about the steady build-up. Marion, a favorite of Mr. Hospitality, welcomes guests into its upbeat, upscale setting for a fine-dining experience that doubles as a celebration with plenty of European flairs. On the contemporary menu, new American flavors meet Asian influences, with delectable dishes and shareable items to fuel you for a night of fun and live entertainment. Expect the energy to build throughout the evening at Marion as the lights dim, the music turns up, and the party scene takes hold. There's always something for everyone at Marion, whether immersing yourself in a full-fledged party or enjoying the city vibes on the terrace.
404 Washington Ave / Website
The HaSalon team works from an open kitchen decorated with a bounty of ingredients in the heart of Miami Beach—a HaSalon signature. Here they prepare vibrant salads, vibrant vegetable dishes, filling pastas, and show-stopping courses meant for sharing, such as a variety of whole fish preparations, giant lamb kebabs, and steaks. Menu items change with the seasons and the restaurant's restless creativity, but the restaurant's famous emphasis on generosity and bold flavors will remain.
HaSalon Miami has created an immersive four-course prix fixe menu featuring the celebrated Mediterranean flavors and ingredients of HaSalon. The Summer Series menu will be available in the first seating between 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. from now until Labor Day for $68 per person. Guests can expect HaSalon's signature and eclectic flavors through seasonal favorites like Beetroot Carpaccio, Grilled Fish with Salat Aravi, and more! When you visit, expect to taste some of the world's finest Mediterranean cuisines and the energetic, irresistible vibe that distinguishes HaSalon as a restaurant unlike any other.
Photography by: Courtesy Joia Beach, Back Door Monkey, Mayami, Groot Hospitality, Ball & Chain, Oasis Wynwood, Negroni, Mr. Hospitality, Melissa Hom Photography