Miami's Six Best Latin Clubs

Nowhere does Latin clubs like Miami.
Nowhere does Latin clubs like Miami.
Photo by Karli Evans

Miami is known for many things, including but not limited to horrible drivers, corrupt politicians, and cocaine. But the one thing that gives the Magic City its sabor picante are all of the Cubanos, Dominicanos, Venezolanos, Colombianos, and other Latinos that call the 305 home. Miami is one of the most diverse cities in America, and that diversity does wonders for our nightlife.

Because if there is one thing the Hispanics of Miami do better than anybody else, it's throw tremenda pachangas. Just take a stroll through Hialeah or Calle Ocho on a Saturday night and see for yourself.

Guess that's the beauty of living in Miyami. That, and these six clubs.

El Patio is quickly becoming one of Wynwood's coolest spots.
El Patio is quickly becoming one of Wynwood's coolest spots.
Photo by Karli Evans

6. El Patio167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; facebook.com/elpatiowynwood.

Wynwood's newest spot, El Patio, wanted to offer "something Latin but funky and not commercial." That's what co-owner Nicolas Hoyos told us the day before the cozy outdoor venue celebrated its grand opening. With furniture literally imported from Colombia, El Patio has that cozy abuela vibe while still offering a vibrant, upbeat atmosphere. Patio's owners worked closely with local Latin musician Mr. Pauer to curate music that ranges from vintage salsa to modern Latin meets electronic. Tuesday nights feature old-school Latin. Wednesday nights belong to reggae, and on Thursdays salsa reigns supreme. Combine that with a cheap happy hour and live bands, and you can't go wrong with El Patio. 

Feneiva, opening for Kinky at La Covacha.
Feneiva, opening for Kinky at La Covacha.
Photo by Luz Elena Silva

5. La Covacha, 10730 NW 25th St., Doral; 305-594-3717; lacovacha.com.
Sure, Doral may be nothing more than a collection of warehouses, businesses, and trucks, but this commercial hot spot is also home to one of the best Latin clubs in the 305. Attracting reggaetoneros Alexis y Fido, Tony Dize, Chino y Nacho, and J Alvarez, as well as Oscar D'Leon, Tito el Bambino, and other salseros, this place has been bringing la rumba to the Magic City for over two decades. And with nightly parties and drink specials, we're pretty sure La Covacha will remain a mecca of Latin music for many years to come.



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