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Night Moves, Night Grooves

During the first few months of the year, things tend to be in slow-mo as people get out of the holiday relaxation and back into a faster pace. Don’t let that slow down your nightlife though. Make it fun and get (back) into the groove! Golf your heart out at Topgolf ’s new location, explore a secret bar in Wynwood, and party in a special kind of backyard…

Swing High!
17321 N.W. 7th Ave., Miami Gardens
topgolf.com

Topgolf’s newest location just opened in December in Miami Gardens. The grand opening had been anticipated for months due to the countless new, luxe features that are included in the venue. With over 100 climate-controlled hitting bays, 200 HDTVs, full-service restaurant and bars, and a rooftop terrace with a fire pit, you can definitely expect a line at the door on weekends. Their drinks menu is original and unbeatable with a section titled “Golfbags” that includes a large, shareable cocktail in a signature take-home mug. Games go on until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays and 12 am every other day of the week, so you can stay up golfing and drinking all night long!

That’s my M.O.
500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami
mandarinoriental.com

Experience Miami’s “most glamorous bar and lounge” at MO Bar + Lounge in Brickell. A panoramic skyline and breathtaking ocean views set the mood for the chic bar, which also features polished seating and a menu of modern mixology. A menu highlight? “Dream of Sun,” a drink that consists of mezcal, banana liqueur, creme de cacao, honey syrup, and smoked banana…A true mix of flavors that captures the Miami vibe! On Friday and Saturday nights, the environment becomes extra fiery with live entertainment that includes Cuban jazz band Renoir Rodriguez, as well as others!

A Sweet Secret
2509 NW 2nd Ave., Miami
facebook.com/miamimojitocompany

If you love being in on secrets, you can make a whole night of it at this beachy bar. Hidden in plain sight behind a store called Plant the Future, is Miami Mojito Company, an intimate tiki bar that’s less than 400 square feet. A low-key getaway makes for a blissful night, and that will be the case as you sip on the mojitos. They’re not ordinary—each mojito comes with its own chunk of juicy sugarcane, and is made with fresh, naturally sweet guarapo. You can order classic mojito flavors or try something new by adding fruit like tamarind, raspberries or passion fruit!

The T’s To Success
1220 16th St., South Beach
bodegasouthbeach.com

Name a better tasty and terrific combination than tacos & tequila…You can’t. At Bodega on South Beach, these two T’s will be better than the norm, so come with an empty belly, an open mind, and an open tab. First, start with the taqueria, as the bar isn’t the first thing you will see when you walk in. This colorful taco shop has an Airstream trailer inside that sells amazing tacos, burritos, and appetizers like queso fundido and ceviche. After, venture through the door that says baños (trust us), and there will be another door leading to the large, beautiful bar. This is where you’ll be able to order craft tequila drinks, making for an adventurous night.

‘Merica!
100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale
myamericasbackyard.com

Everyone knows that the place to go for a loud party is right in your backyard…America’s Backyard, to be exact. This huge 15,000 square feet indoor/outdoor bar is responsible for all of the noise on Fort Lauderdale weekends due to its entertaining themed nights (like hula bashes and football watch parties) and incredible music selection. You can watch a band live, or jam out to some of the hottest DJs, but you can always expect pleasure to the ears here. Drink specials change weekly; if you check the event calendar you can find a themed night with a drink special that will rock your world.

Exclusive Elegance
3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
faena.com

Travel back to the golden-age at the ever-so-classy Saxony Bar. Open only Thursday-Saturday from 11pm-4am, Saxony excels in elegance, detail, and of course, mixology. The walls are decked out in intricate designs depicting jaguars, flowers and others, all traced with an ancient gold on a striking black. The theme is all around in the gorgeous bar, with plush red and black bar seats and dim lighting. The menu is full of a long list of wines, beer, and spirits, but more interestingly, Faena’s very own collaborations that consist of impressive cocktails like The Road Less Travelled and Blood & Gold. Just the names of the drinks will have you enticed to take a sip!

By Aaliyah Pasols