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Miami’s 5 Best Latin Clubs to Dance all Night

Miami’s 5 Best Latin Clubs to Dance all Night

January 17, 2018

New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Miami is no couch potato. One of the perks of a luxury home at One River Point is access to a thriving and glamorous nightlife that offers residents the chance to dance the night away at a variety of hot spots.

As the gateway to Latin America, the Magic City can lay special claim to its Latin clubs. Whether it’s rumba, reggaeton or salsa, Miami’s Latin clubs have something to offer everyone.

Hoy Como Ayer, 2212 SW Eighth St.

Located in the heart of Little Havana, Hoy Como Ayer offers a taste of Cuban culture, music and food. Named Best Latin Club in Miami in 2013, this intimate spot offers DJs and live music, depending on the night you visit.

The small menu leans heavily toward Cuban tapas, and a full bar can mix any drink, but authenticity calls for a rum concoction.

Reservations are recommended for live performances, and tickets can be purchased online at

Club Tipico Dominicano, 1344 NW 36th St.

miami latin dance clubsA popular full-service restaurant, Club Tipico Dominicano shifts into party mode at 10 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Founded in 1985 by a native of the Dominican Republic, the club is a family-owned business situated in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood. You’ll find live performers and DJs spinning hits in a family-friendly atmosphere that offers a genuine taste of Dominican culture.

The varied menu lays claim to the most authentic Dominican food in Miami, featuring dishes like rabo, or oxtail, and chivo, or Caribbean-style stewed goat.

Make reservations and learn more at

La Covacha, 10730 NW 25th St., Doral

This large, thatch-roofed building on the edge of Miami boasts the flavor of 1950s Havana and a large dance floor where guests gyrate to samba, salsa and merengue.

Owners Teresa and Aurelio Rodriguez opened La Covacha as a cafeteria in 1989 and added the nightclub and live-music venue a year later. The club burned down in 1999 but reopened bigger and better.

The party lasts until 5 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Thursdays and Sundays wind down at 2 a.m., and  Mondays through Wednesdays, the restaurant maintains the more reasonable hours of 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On Saturdays, the club offers premium open bar at a cost of $15 for women and $25 for men.

Find a schedule of events and more information at

Ball & Chain, 1513 SW Eighth St., Miami

friends enjoying drink at miami dance clubA Calle Ocho icon, Ball & Chain has been around longer than any Miami Latin club. Opened in 1935, the nightclub went through a succession of owners and hosted top-bill entertainers before closing in 1957.

The doors closed in the wake of a lawsuit by legendary bandleader Count Basie, who claimed the shady owners failed to pay him his full fee.

A lesser lounge, and later a furniture store, occupied the space until the 1990s, when it went dark again. In 2014, the owners decided to resurrect the Ball & Chain as a Latin club.

Each week, it features more than 80 hours of live entertainment on its pineapple-shaped stage. The menu features tapas with a Caribbean-fusion flavor.

An event calendar, menu and hours can be found at

El Patio Wynwood, 167 NW 23rd St.

El Patio Wynwood brings a Colombian flavor to Miami’s most exciting arts district. The open-air venue is furnished in shabby chic style with eclectic furnishings, greenery, and vintage tchotchkes.

Entertainment ranges from classic salsa to house music-meets-salsa. The menu features bar bites as prosaic as a turkey club wrap to as exotic as pork belly skewers with sweet chili sauce.

One of Miami’s cheapest happy hours features $1 beers and $4 cocktails.

More information is available at