By Jacob Katel
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Fat Tuesday, "Cigar Night." Once a month, cigars dangle from every mouth in town as smoke enthusiasts gather for complimentary appetizers, drink specials, and some happy-hour huffing and puffing. 3015 Grand Ave. (CocoWalk), Coconut Grove, 445-0278.
821, "Thursday Cabaret." Mary D.'s Sappho-esque love riot of dancing, drinking, and cruising -- a juicy wallow at a louche refuge. 821 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 534-0087.
Squeeze, "Ladies Night." DJ Guy spins the best in progressive and alternative dance songs for everyone from yuppies and clean-cut college kids to the tattooed and pierced fetish fanatics. 2 S. New River Dr., Fort Lauderdale, 954-522-2151.
Niva, "After Hours." The party starts at 4:00 a.m. when dancemaster DJ Charlie Mercado spins energetic dance tunes for the dancing and drinking crowd until the very, very wee hours. 643 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 538-0230.
Cameo Theatre. Twisted pleasures, solidly in the tradition of the Cameo's dance-till-we-drop crowd. 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0922.
Virtua Cafe, "Cybersex." Move to an erotic groove with sexy interactive multimedia fun and games and cybergasmic tunes by DJ Shannon. It's sex on the beach without the sand at the cutting-edge club with a twist. 1309 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-0234.
Greenwich Cafe. Stay downtown and warm up for the weekend with a cocktail-hour buffet and the company of fellow drones as a DJ keeps you jumping. 901 S. Miami Ave., 374-1445.
Salvation. Revolving party themes keep you guessing as the largest party for men who love men takes over with an open bar from 10:00 to midnight and dancemaster DJ Abel at the wheels of steel. 1771 West Ave., Miami Beach, 673-6508.
Kitchen Club, "Berlin." The haven for the perpetually black-clad crowd brings back its retro night, this time with a more alternative twist. 3701 NE Second Ave., 754-0777.
Liquid, "The Bitch Is Back!" Get wet with the sweat of hundreds of gorgeous bodies as DJ Waxman spins new house tunes. Later, cool off in the Situation Room with DJ Mark Leventhal. 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 532-9154.
La Covacha, "La Carcel." A Cuban country roadhouse packed with patrons dancing to Latin rock. The club where a good time is always the first priority. 10730 NW 25th St., West Dade, 594-3717.
Bermuda Bar, "Surfin' Safari." All the necessary ingredients for a beach bash are in place -- free beer from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. and a late night bikini contest. 3509 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 945-0196.
Lua, "Back-Door Bamby." DJ Gigi spins a sexy blend of deep house mood music for an evening of erotic and not particularly subtle pleasures. 409 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, 672-8351.
Cafe Iguana, "Monday-Night Boxing." Hinterland amusements for the masses with rough-and-tumble challenge bouts, a carnival set in a club/restaurant that runs like a well-oiled machine. 8505 Mills Dr., Town & Country Center, Kendall, 274-4948.
Moe's Cantina, "Tequila Tuesday." Host Larry Vickers makes it a girls' night out with Tex-Mex treasures and drink specials for the ladies. 616 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 532-6637.
Ready Bar, "Home Cookin'." DJ Mark Leventhal serves up a host of special flavors for a laid-back-locals kind of crowd. 560 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 534-8847.