Christmas 2014: Bars & Clubs Open and Closed in Miami
Santa just finished his shift. And he's ready to rage.
Photo by Lex Hernandez
Even abuela's attending the afterparty.
In Miami, we celebrate the holidays with a festive meal. A nice postre. And a family trip to the club.
When dinner's done and dessert's been served, it's time for dancing and drinking and public displays of being merry.
Here are the party spots open and closed on this Thanksgiving Day in Miami.
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It's gonna be a white Christmas.
Photo by Lex Hernandez
Ms. Lauryn Hill - The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 8:30pm
Gold Coast Jazz: Jon Faddis Quartet
TicketsWed., Dec. 14, 7:45pm
TicketsThu., Dec. 15, 7:30pm
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Presented by Hallmark Channel
TicketsFri., Dec. 16, 3:30pm
Girl Choir of South Florida: Carol of the Dance
TicketsFri., Dec. 16, 8:00pm
Open on December 24 and 25
Will Call 700 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Even Santa Claus might be doing egg nog shots and chowing down cookies on Christmas Eve at this almost-never-closed downtown drinking spot. Oh, and don't forget to show up for the Miami Heat's Christmas Day game against LeBron James and his Cleveland Steamers.
Churchill's Pub 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Punks party all day, all week, all year. And they'll be rippin' and sippin' with Vinyl Solutions' Noche Buena Party on December 24 and Destroyio Records' 8th Annual Xmas Show on December 25.
Open on December 24
LIV 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Get your fill of MatzoBall (not the soup, but the swingin' Jewish singles party) at the Fontainebleau's fanciest nightclub.
Open on December 25
The Garret at Grand Central 697 N. Miami Ave., Seventh St. side entrance, Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Drop it low in Grand Central's upstairs party loft for new dancehall, reggae, soca, and hip-hop weekly Way Up!
Gramps 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Hard work is the secret to reaching a ripe old age in good health. And Gramps refuses to take more than one fuckin' day off. So if he's closed on December 24? Then the old man's openin' the next day.
Story Nightclub 136 Collins Ave. Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Once where LeBron, D-Wade, Bosh, and crew celebrated championships... Story is now hosting the afterparty for our Miami Heat bitch-slappin' 'Bron-'Bron and the Cavs on Christmas day.
Do Not Sit on the Furniture 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 510-550-5067; facebook.com/DoNotSit. "Do Not Sit On The Furniture invites you to our official holiday party with a special invitation out to all the folks working in the nightlife industry!" Get merry with Surreal Flight and Gran Moxy.
SET Nightclub 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-531-2800; setmiami.com. Every Thursday at SET is DTF. That's the name of the party... Down to Fuck. And this holy night's secret creeper... Dirty Santa.
Trade 1439 Washington Ave. Miami Beach; trademia.com. A message from electronic dance music party planners Link Miami Rebels: "After spending Christmas with your family, we would like you to spend time with ours." Celebrate with Social Skills Christmas Special and DJs Danyelino, Hardline, Ms. Mada, and Thunderpony.
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Photo by Lex Hernandez
Closed for December 24 and 25
Space 34 NE 11th St. Miami; 305-375-0001; clubspace.com. The Space party pros are taking a break. Of course, though, there is a Christmas afterparty. "This week, rest up, enjoy the holidays with your loved ones -- because we are coming at you full-steam with Laidback Luke on our Terrace this Saturday!"
Mansion 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. "Mansion will be closed tonight as we celebrate the holidays with our loved ones and we hope you do the same! We thank you for all the great nights and fun parties."
Grand Central 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Enjoy a midwinter wind down as the GC crew chills till weekend.
The Stage 170 NE 38th St. Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. No one's taking The Stage on December 24 and 25. Enjoy a couple silent nights.
Electric Pickle 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. The Pickle won't be fist-pumping for the holidays. Even party pros need a rest.
Closed for December 24
Gramps 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-752-6693; grampsbar.com. Yeah, Gramps is enjoying a nice Wednesday at home with the family. Go drinkin' with him tomorrow. The Wynwood bar is open on December 25.
Wood Tavern 2531 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-748-2828; woodtavernmiami.com. No drinks shall be slung at Wood on Noche Buena. But it's back to boozin' at 8 p.m. the next night.
The Garret at Grand Central 697 N. Miami Ave., Seventh St. side entrance, Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Take it easy on Wednesday night when The Garret is closed. But go get turnt Way Up! with the downtown Miami party loft's Thursday dancehall and hip-hop weekly party.
Story Nightclub 136 Collins Ave. Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. The VIP will be empty at this SoBe party palace. Pop bottles at home with friends and fam for the night.
Do Not Sit on the Furniture 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 510-550-5067; facebook.com/DoNotSit. For one night only, Do Not Sit on the Furniture will let y'all sit on the furniture. 'Tis a night of rest.
Trade 1439 Washington Ave. Miami Beach; trademia.com. This underground party spot is closed for the evening. Save your dance moves for Link Miami Rebels' Social Skills Christmas Special on December 25.
SET Nightclub 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-531-2800; setmiami.com. Stay home tonight. 'Cause tomorrow, December 25... It's DTF with Dirty Santa at SET.
Closed for December 25
LIV 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Happy holidays, party people! See you for NYE 2015. Uhntz-uhntz.
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