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Top 10 Best EDM (Electronic Dance) Clubs in Miami

Are you having severe No-chella and “No Miami Music Week!” withdrawals and missing all the “UNTZ UNTZ” due to this pandemic quarantine? No worries, we’re here to help you out, and to prepare you for that glorious day in the near future when your favorite nightclubs reopen. Check out our guide below to the hottest electronic music nightclub venues in Miami, updated for 2020.

What are the best EDM clubs / venues in Miami in 2020?

Miami has rightfully earned its reputation as a must-visit mecca for electronic dance music fans.  Its annual Ultra Music Festival, one of EDM’s crown jewel festivals attended by 200K+ revelers, is to millennials what Woodstock was to Baby Boomers: a music-infused experiential touchstone that defines an entire generation.  Additionally, the city’s aerial, social, and economic proximity to Latin America – where EDM has surged in popularity over the last 5+ years – has strongly influenced the owners of Miami’s upscale entertainment venues to cater to the tastes of these visiting wealthy pleasure and business travelers.

Looking to go on an epic bass-dropping bender at one (or more) of the most happening EDM nightclubs in the Magic City? We’ve got you covered like an umbrella in a South Beach thunderstorm. A city of international influence and global meeting point to blend together the best of world’s diverse cultures, Miami is home to some of the top electronic nightclubs in the nation. Here are the best ones that you MUST make time to visit while in town.

1. Space – Downtown/Brickell

dance floor & DJ booth at Space Nightclub, Miami

This downtown Miami all-night rage fest is one of the most well-known electronic music meccas on the planet, and your parents probably partied here and won’t tell you the story about it until you have kids of your own. Space Miami originally launched on South Beach in the mid-’90s, but the scene was such a sh*tshow (in a good way) that its owners soon moved it to downtown, in effect revitalizing that entire part of the city for after-hours entertainment. Today Space Miami might be aging ever so slightly, but it’s still the de facto mothership of today’s mainstream electronic music generation. III Points, Link Miami Rebels, and other world-famous electronic music promotions groups board the Space craft every weekend to breathe alien-level electricity into the cavernous venue. Open from 11PM until ???? (legit though, 6AM is early), Club Space brings world-class house and techno DJs to perform fantasy marathon sets every. single. weekend. Bonus: their VIP bottle service is a stupendous experience, with some of the most professional venue management and service staff we’ve seen across ALL of nightlife around the world. They say you’re not a real EDM clubhead until you’ve seen the sun rise on the famous Terrace of this venue… so are you ready for an out-of-this-world experience? All aboard the mothership!

2. LIV – Mid-Beach

Arguably the best nightlife venue in the city and indisputably one of the best in the world, MMG Nightlife’s LIV is definitely a place any serious nightlife aficionado needs to visit at least once in his/her life. While some nights – Sundays for example – do feature top talent spinning hip-hop and even some of rap’s biggest superstars gracing the stage for live performances, most Fridays and some Saturdays at LIV are reserved for electronic house music… and the venue’s world-class reputation surely draws world-class EDM talent, including the likes of Steve Aoki, Cedric Gervais, and even an icon like Tiesto if he’s swinging through town. A lavishly decorated 18,000 square foot venue with state-of-the-art sound systems and lighting, LIV promises all visitors a night to remember regardless of music genre.  As an added bonus, the venue completed a multi-million dollar renovation in 2018, with multiple aesthetic improvements and technology advancements to enhance customers’ experience.   

3. Story – South Beach

dance floor at Story Nightclub Miami

While LIV’s sister property Story plays hip-hop on most nights, several times a month it features some top-tier and up-and-coming EDM talent. A good rule of thumb is this: when Story’s big sister property LIV is playing hip-hop, little sister – it’s roughly have the size – goes with the electronic music…. and vice versa. Nervo, Krewella, and even megastar Calvin Harris are just some of the marquee names that have graced the stage of this coveted venue. A longstanding favorite for locals and tourists alike, Story offers a high-end experience and premium bottle service along with aerial dancers and a great sound system to set the perfect tone for you to have a great night out. If you’re in town and looking for special events with big names, be sure to check this venue out. However, just make sure to double-check on the artist or DJ in our app before you go, to make 100% sure your beloved EDM tunes are on deck. 

4. E11even – Downtown/Brickell

E11even Nightclub Miami dance floor

E11even is a one-of-a-kind 24/7 show and nightlife venue featuring alluring, pulsating performances with stunning live entertainers.  During the day, E11even operates as a multi-level bar and lounge serving top-quality food and strong cocktails.  On weekend evenings, exotic acts, spectacular theatrics, and big-name music artists of both the hip-hop and EDM variety – it’s about half and half among the genres, so check the schedule before you plan the trek! – take the multiple stages to whip the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd into a frenzy.  You might have already heard, but E11even is a nightclub/strip club hybrid, a novel concept that has to be seen in person for its greatness to be fully understood and appreciated. EDM lovers – they do book monster acts especially on big weekends like Ultra Music Festival Week – and nightlife lovers in general around the world will love this spot. You do not want to miss out on E11even on your next Miami vacation, and Discotech offers a free guestlist on certain nights, in addition to presale tickets and of course the VIP experience.

5. Wynwood Factory – Wynwood

DJ booth at Wynwood Factory, Miami

The new-ish Wynwood Factory, which conducted its much ballyhooed Grand Opening during Art Basel 2018, is composed of four different event spaces and nightclub concepts, open air creative spaces for concerts and food and art festivals, and a 20,000 square foot terrace overlooking the Wynwood Arts District, Downtown Miami, and the glistening shores of Miami Beach. Run by Space Miami and the now defunct Heart Nightclub founder Louis Puig, this massive electronic music complex is a favorite among locals for its polite and accommodating service staff. More importantly though, “The Factory” has become a driving force behind the Wynwood art, music, and entertainment scene that has taken the entire world by storm. Its recurring EDM events such as Relic and Ethics draw international heavy hitter DJs, but it truly earns its worldwide acclaim during big event weekends such as Yacht Week, Swim Week, and the aforementioned Art Basel when out-of-towners flood the Magic City streets in search of that unforgettable Miami magic.

6. Treehouse – Mid-Beach

DJ &dance floor at Treehouse Miami

Miami’s army of loyal EDM heads have their childhood fantasy fulfilled: having a multi-room Treehouse perched up right in their backyard. Nominated as a TOP 100 Club Worldwide by DJ MAG and Best Dance Club by Miami New Times in 2018, Treehouse Miami sports quite the ironic sky-high moniker, given that it’s an epicenter of the worldwide underground deep house and techno movement. The “Come as you Are” venue has no dress code and is a dark, dank, unglamorous meat-grinder of with a sweatbox of a dance floor…. in other words, perfect for all Deep House, Tech-house, industrial house, and dark techno lovers to enjoy. Would’ve thought that the most low-key spot in South Beach would put you so high above the treetops, electronic music lovers?

7. Basement – Mid-Beach

Dance floor of Basement NIghtclub Miami

Basement is truly one of Miami’s best-kept secrets. I mean… where else can you drink, party, bowl, and roller-skate (or ice-skate) as a breather from rocking out to hard electronic and Top 40 radio rhythms on a pulsating dance floor? The place is so fire that none other than Drake once rented out the entire place to skate laps with his celebrity crush Rihanna during Ultra / Miami Music Week. It’s a rather intimate space with not too much room so things can get VERY cramped; we recommend you and your crew cop VIP table service and get there early enough (before midnight) to avoid the long line. Dubbed one of Miami’s most exclusive clubs by the Miami New Times, this adult playground is not to be missed.

8. Mynt Lounge – Mid-Beach

mynt lounge miami

You’re so mint, baby…. and you’re ready for the Miami nightlife scene to feel just how fresh you are. So, sport your finest duds and mosey on over to the newly renovated Mynt Lounge, one of the most chic hangouts on South Beach. Boasting “the strictest door policies in the cityI – sorry gents, unlike other SoBe nightclubs, you REALLY do need to dress to impress here – Mynt is fast becoming one of those Miami spots with its fair share of celebrity sightings. No need to be famous to get in with no hassle though: all you need to do is either grab a bite next door at Mynt’s sister restaurant/lounge hybrid, Myn-tu, or else book VIP bottle service – arguably the most reasonably priced of the cadre of high-class Miami Beach nightclubs – to be living that movie star lifestyle. A VIP table among the elite is a great investment here, because the decor and seating arrangement at Mynt are ultra-lush, plus a thick velvet rope and a set of burly bouncers divide the purely fabulous from the wannabes, hangers-on, and hoping-to-be-minted (pun intended). And of course, house music is the soundtrack of choice to whip the crowd up into a frenzy under flickering lights and mesmerizing balloon-like light fixtures hanging from Mynt’s opulent ceiling.

9. The Ground – Downtown/Brickell

 For all the wonderful venues the Miami entertainment district boasts, the one thing it might have a shortage of – outside of the Latin-infused Calle Ocho, of course – are those quality live music venues. That’s why The Ground makes our Top 10 list: this darling little sibling club to Space – located on the same premises and run by the same management – is one of those PHENOMENAL live music hotspots. Be forewarned, though: the unique vibe at The Ground is a complete curveball from the predictable nightlife fastballs that South Beach deals on a nightly basis. Brick arches and dark mood lighting give this tiny room an intimate cocktail-bar feel that’s super-rare in Miami. For such a small venue, the sound system punches way above its weight, which makes electronic music concerts here – along with the hip-hop, metal, and Latin concerts that rotate through its doors – a true treat to the ears. Those looking to cut a rug in addition to hearing their favorite up-and-coming artists won’t be disappointed either, because the talent bookers are the same folks behind Space and are true professionals when it comes to matching artist sound with the venue acoustics to get the crowd swaying. If your favorite EDM artist happens to be playing here, drop what you’re doing and score cheap tickets on our app for an experience you won’t regret.

10. Hyde Lounge – South Beach

EDM concert at belasco theater, Los Angeles, CA

If you’re looking to celebrate at one of South Beach’s best pool party spots, look no further than Hyde Lounge at the super-swank SLS Hotel on Ocean Drive. During the daytime, this venue – known in the morning and afternoon hours as Hyde Beach – is the closest that Miami comes to an all-out, Vegas-style mega pool party. At night though, Miami’s craziest party people opt for wilder nightclub scenes around the city, and so the scene at Hyde resembles, a cool, hip, chill, European-style electronic-music infused ultra-lounge. Between the luxurious retro-inspired indoor area and the sprawling pool deck, the entire venue has more than 8,000 square feet for partygoers to get their party vibes on no matter the time of day. We suggest you give Hyde Lounge a go if you’ve gone too hard or taken in too much sun during the day, and you want a relaxed but not sleepy evening atmosphere that still gives you the option to turn up to EDM if the alcohol suddenly grabs a hold of you.


For more information on bottle service, guestlists, and presale ticketing for any and all nightclubs in Miami, download our free Discotech mobile app! Or, if you’re on desktop, try our webapp!

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Miami New Year’s Eve 2018 Party Guide

Christmas and Hanukkah have come and gone, and the post-holiday blues are accompanied by freezing temperatures and harsh winter weather.  Well, everywhere except South Florida.  Snowbirds, fly south and unite for some New Year’s Eve revelry.

Miami in winter NEVER disappoints, and for one last chance in 2017 you’ve got a tailor-made excuse to set aside all your past year’s disappointments and promise yourself that next year will be THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE, all while surrounding yourself with fun-loving strangers, pulsating music, and premium liquor as you dance all your cares away.  And there are few better cities in the world for doing this than in sunny Miami, one the world’s preeminent entertainment destinations, with hundreds of fabulous party options to suit any taste.

Discotech can most certainly assist with you finding year-end good fortune in a great party atmosphere.  Here our Top 3 picks for the best NYE nightclub parties/events around Magic City for you and your friends to close out 2017 and ring in 2018:

1) NYE 2018 w/ Nervo @ W South Beach

WET Pool at W South Beach is excited to announce world-renowned electronic music talent Nervo will be headlining an unforgettable start of a new year.  For the past several years Australian sisters Liv and Mim have been a regular mainstay in the World Top 100, and 2017 proved there’s no stopping their shine.   DJ Mag caught up with the busy duo to ask what they’ve been up to this year: “Touring like crazy. Think we’re nudging 200 shows this year. We had our NERVONation parties in Miami, Austria and Ibiza at Ushuaia, which have all been amazing. We have been busy working on new music and recently got a major sync with iPhone 8 for a track we did with Sofi Tukker called ‘Best Friend’.”  Partygoers will be elevated to an oasis of wonderment include premium open bar from 9:00 PM to midnight, champagne toast, and party favors; VIP table service packages inclusive of top-shelf spirits will range from $1,800 – $15,000.

Time: 9:00 PM – 4:30 AM

Venue: WET @ W Hotel (2201 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

2) NYE 2018 w/ G-Eazy + Halsey @ E11even

Is there anything that gives us more hope for 2018 than two young people in love?  Platinum recording artists and new paramours G-Eazy and Halsey took the 2017 radio charts by storm with their recent hit collaboration “Him & I,” but it’s the awwww-so-sweet music video for the song that everyone is talking about.  Miami snowbirds will join the two love birds as they perform live at E11even to ring in the new year; special guest DJ Irie will provide the dance beats.  Other perks include open bar from 9PM – 11PM, passed hors d’oeuvres, and champagne toast at midnight.

Time: 9:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: E11even (29 NE 11th St., Miami, FL 33132)

3) Alesso New Year’s Eve @ Story

On the heels of one the most ballyhooed performances at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival this past March, superstar DJ Alesso will have the honor of leading the fine folks of Story into the new year.  About his 2017, Alesso says: “The last year, I’ve been just in a very creative environment. I used to just think about what will work on a dance floor at a festival. Now, I try to put out a song that makes me really feel [something], that’s meant to come out through your headphones when you’re on your way to work, or off work in the car, [or] being with your friends. I’m just trying to make the most of each song wherever it goes, not trying to push it to a dance floor direction. If I want it to be a dance floor version down the road, I’ll just remix it.”   Expect the Swedish wunderkind to keep inspiring the world in 2018 and beyond, and expect one of Miami Beach’s most bumping nightclubs to party well beyond the stroke of midnight and into the first dawn of 2018.

Time: 9:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: Story (136 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Honorable Mention:

Kygo & Demi Lovato @ Fontainebleau Hotel

Time: 9:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: Fontainebleau Miami (4441 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33140)

Life’s A Circus New Year’s Eve 2018 @ Nikki Beach

Time: 8:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Venue: Nikki Beach (1 Ocean Drive, Miami, FL 33139)

New Year’s Eve w/ Jamie Jones + The Martinez Brothers @ Space

Time: 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Space Miami (34 NE 11th Street, Miami, FL 33132)

NYE 2018 Party of the Century @ Ora

Time: 9:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Ora (2000 Collins Av, Miami, FL 33139)

More events and more venues for New Year’s Eve 2018 in Miami can be found on the Discotech app.  Have a safe night out with your friends, please don’t drink and drive, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Miami Art Basel 2017 Weekend Party Guide

The annual Art Basel Miami art fair weekend has now kicked off, and the celebrities, creatives, and fashionistas have been spotted roaming the streets and filling up the “it” venues all over South Beach.  Maybe you just don’t like art all that much, or maybe you’re just not in the market to write six-figure checks for contemporary art pieces… but rest assured, there are plenty of fabulous events around town to party like Leo and the boys this weekend, if you’ve got a bit of spare change lying around in your couch cushions.

Here are our picks for the can’t-miss scenes on the Art Basel Weekend canvas, along with links to presale tickets and tables purchase:

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Art Basel Party f/ G-Eazy @ E11even

Partygoers & art aficionados from around the globe can “EXPER11ENCE THE ART OF NIGHTLIFE” at E11even all week.  On Thursday night, the hybrid dance club/gentlemen’s club venue pairs a live performance from Oakland’s hottest rapper and mainstream crossover sensation G-Eazy with world-class cirque-style theatrics featuring aerialists, acrobats, and contortionists.  Miami’s only 24/7 nightlife destination is sure to be packed with celebrities and models this evening as Art Basel kicks into high gear.

Time: 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: E11even (29 NE 11th St, Miami FL 33132)

Diplo Basel Edition @ LIV

Diplo Basel Edition @ LIV

On Monday evening this week, Diplo, the musician and producer, stood on the back terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay with Jeremy Scott, the noted fashion designer. Long candlelit white tables had been set for dinner. “I just bought a bunch of land in Jamaica, and I’m going to turn it into a creative commune,” he said.  Diplo hit the art fair early Tuesday morning to browse pieces for his estate, despite a 2 a.m. D.J. gig in a parking lot in downtown Miami with his pal Virgil Abloh, the designer of the fashion brand Off-White.  On Thursday night, the 2017 Wynn Las Vegas resident DJ headlines South Beach’s most well-known and longest-running upscale nightclub, which figures to be one the hardest-to-score nightlife tickets of the entire Art Basel weekend.  All in a week’s work for one of electronic dance music’s brightest stars.

Time: 11:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: LIV @ the Fontainbleau Hotel (4441 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33141)

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Desert Hearts Art Basel Edition @ Trade Miami

Desert Hearts Art Basel Edition @ Trade

Contemporary art trends may go out of style quickly, but House, Techno, & Love most certainly do not. The Desert Hearts City Hearts Tour has timed its Miami tour stop with Art Basel weekend, and their event at no-frills locals’ favorite Trade – co-hosted by locals’ favorite promoters Link Miami Rebels – will serve as a showcase for their newer music coming out on Desert Hearts Records in 2018. With momentum still riding from their summer Desert Hearts Festival and November City Hearts Festival in Los Angeles, this crew is pouring everything into their record label to take their love vibe to the far reaches of the world. Their launch into the far reaches of the galaxy begins Friday in Miami, and where better to make some memorable magic than in Magic City itself?

Time: 11:00 PM – 4:00AM

Venue: Trade Miami (1439 Washington Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Zedd Basel Edition @ Story

Zedd @ Story

Zedd, the DJ/producer who landed on this month’s December 2017 cover of Forbes Magazine, has a backstory that many contemporary art fans and Art Basel attendees can appreciate.   To distinguish himself from competing DJs with similar sounds, he created a graphics-heavy live show that feels like watching a video game projected onto a movie screen, with a custom visual for each song.   A cable runs from his computer to the front of the house, where a team of technicians makes sure everything synchs up, including the program’s lasers and pyrotechnics.  Early on he became known as the anti-DJ of the DJ universe, which ironically (hey, artists love that irony!) led him to surging popularity, longstanding Vegas residencies, mainstream radio success, and collaborations with megastars such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Alessia Cara.  

Time: 11:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: Story (136 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Art Basel Showcase @ Do Not Sit on the Furniture

The Playroom crew from NYC descends upon Miami to host a special Art Basel event featuring Behrouz and friends.  Playroom serves as a liaison between many artists & DJs, club/ venue owners, event and festival producers, and a niche crowd of sophisticated house and tech house music enthusiasts.  Its focus is on cutting edge music, the quality people that comprise the magnetic community associated with it, and the positive vibe that it creates.  Behrouz’s Art Basel sets have become legendary over the years, and this industry insiders’ party is sure to be a fabulous networking event as well as a colorful foray into the emotional and artistic journey of electronic sound.

Time: 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Do Not Sit On The Furniture (423 16th Street, Miami, FL 33139)

H.Wood Group Pop-Up f/ 50-Cent @ Ora

50 Cent @ Ora

Famed Los Angeles promotions team H.Wood Group puts together a “modest” Art Basel pop-up event featuring a not-so-modest headlining act: super-duper-megastar 50 Cent.  “Fitty” will be supported on the turntables by DJ Fred Matters from the H.Wood team’s Hollywood karaoke hotspot Blind Dragon.   Probably not on the guest list for tonight’s festivities: Wendy Williams.

Time: 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Ora (2000 Collins Av, Miami, FL 33139)

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Corona Electric Beach f/ Duke Dumont @ Hyde Beach

Duke Dumont @ Hyde Beach

Corona Electric Beach is a popular traveling “fun in the sun” experience featuring world-renowned DJs, and for Art Basel weekend on South Beach it will feature electronic artist Duke Dumont, who has played one of the most pivotal roles in making UK deep house the thundering global juggernaut it is today.  The British superstar will not be the only draw for SLS Hotel’s famous Sunday party, as Bisco Smith will be hosting and presenting a unique live art installation.  Bisco is a contemporary visual artist from Queens, New York with roots in music, graffiti, and street art.   Bisco works in a variety of formats, including canvas and large outdoor murals, and is known for his “visual freestyle”—characterized as a blend of graffiti deconstruction, gestural abstraction, and lyric-based stylewriting. Made predominantly with a black and white color palette, his art visually captures the rhythms of music and the energy of the moment through its spontaneous marks and abstracted text.

Time: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Hyde Beach @ The SLS Hotel (1701 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Markus Schulz @ Heart

Markus Schulz @ Heart

Art Basel weekend closes out with a global trance music legend putting on a thunderous spectacle in his own hometown.   Miami Heat superfan Markus Schulz – known for his marathon 10-12 hour DJ sets – waves goodbye to the visiting artists and creatives and hands the city back to the home team with a pulsating DJ set that surely will not end until after the sun comes up.  In true Basel fashion, expect to see an artist tinkering with works in progress while still producing high-level performance pieces, as Mr. Schulz gets some warm-up reps in advance of his forthcoming New Year’s Eve open-to-close extravaganza at the renowned Avalon nightclub in Los Angeles.

Time: 11:00 PM – ???

Venue: Heart (50 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132)

More events and more venues for Art Basel Weekend 2017 in Miami can be found on the Discotech app.