Call 1-800-Lucky for a good time.
Photo by Karli Evans
This Wynwood venue is by no means a traditional nightclub. Instead, it's a 10,000-square-foot Asian marketplace
where Miamians can stuff their faces at seven food booths, drink, dance, sing karaoke, and shop for vinyl. But on weekends, the one-stop shop's patio near the bar turns into a dance floor equipped with a DJ. Be prepared to wait in a long line to enter this hot spot. But once you're in, don't miss the fish-shaped ice cream cones at Taiyaki
. 143 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-768-9826; 1-800-lucky.com.
7. Coyo Taco.
Check out Coyo's backroom.
Photo by Chris Carter
Not only does this neighborhood joint serve some of the Magic City's tastiest tacos
, but hidden in the back lies a tiny club named one of Miami's most unlikely music venues
. Past the taqueria's restrooms and down the hall is a space where taco lovers can party almost every night of the week on a 200-capacity dance floor. If you're not ready for your weekend of debauchery in Wynwood to end, staying up way past your bedtime at Coyo Taco’s Murk Mondays
is a good place to start. 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-573-8228; coyo-taco.com.
8. Wood Tavern.
Wood Tavern is jammin'.
Photo by Daniel De Las Casas
If there's one thing that remains constant in the ever-evolving neighborhood, it's this OG bar on the main strip. Wood is a no-frills place that has rightfully earned its stripes by offering cheap daily drink specials and a casual atmosphere. Find communal tables, a spacious patio, indoor and outdoor bars, games, and a range of musical selections. Popular nights include Taco Tuesdays (free Mexican street taco buffet from 6 to 9 p.m.), Girls Rule Wednesdays
(free house-brand liquor for ladies from 8 to 11 p.m.), and Backyard Boogie Sundays ($25 Sunday punch pitchers and $15 Tecate buckets from 3 p.m. to midnight). 2531 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-748-2828; woodtavern.com.
9. El Patio Wynwood.
El Patio is decked out with furniture imported from Colombia.
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You might've heard this Wynwood spot is the place to be Saturday night, which explains why lines to get in form as early as 11 p.m. Though there are plenty of other party places with shorter wait times, this 3,500-square-foot space offers something different from the rest. In 2017, New Times
dubbed El Patio one of Miami's best Latin clubs
and described it as having a "cozy abuela
vibe while still offering a vibrant, upbeat atmosphere."
For some serious daytime partying, stop by for Sancocho Sundays, an eight-hour happy hour from 1 to 9 p.m. 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; elpatiowynwood.com.
Play pool at Boombox.
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The '90s ruled. If you fondly remember teens unironically walking around in chunky Skechers, this new hangout in the former Bardot space is for you. Delivering "old-school '90s vibes with new-school twists,” Boombox is a nightlife concept from the cofounders of Beaker & Gray and Mason Eatery. Boombox offers solid nightly music programming with rotating music themes featuring local bands and DJs throughout the week. Throw back a few "terribly wonderful drinks from the '80s and '90s
" with coworkers during happy hour Monday through Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-814-4548; boomboxmiami.com.