Miami has rightfully earned its reputation as a must-visit mecca for electronic dance music fans. Its annual Ultra Music Festival, one of EDM’s crown jewel festivals attended by 200K+ revelers, is to millennials what Woodstock was to Baby Boomers: a music-infused experiential touchstone that defines an entire generation. Additionally, the city’s aerial, social, and economic proximity to Latin America – where EDM has surged in popularity over the last 5+ years – has strongly influenced the owners of Miami’s upscale entertainment venues to cater to the tastes of these visiting wealthy pleasure and business travelers.

All that said, Miami is certainly no slouch when it comes to hip-hop. Long a hotbed for partying, beautiful people, and debaucherous decadence, Miami is the hometown of many influential hip-hop stars, beginning in the early ’90s with the 305’s unofficial mayor Luther Campbell (aka Uncle Luke) and the 2 Live Crew. This royal local lineage has since extended through household names Trick Daddy, Trina, Flo Rida, Pitbull (yes, he was rap before pop!), Rick Ross, and DJ Khaled to up-and-comers like Ski Mask Tha Slump God and Denzel Curry. While Miami’s scene certainly has work to do to catch up to hip-hop’s cultural epicenters of NYC, LA, Atlanta, or Houston, the city continues to break the mold for creativity within hip-hop/rap music. As result, there is no shortage of marquee nightlife venues around the Magic City that showcase local and international hip-hop DJs and artists. Here is our list of the best hip-hop clubs along the crystal-blue shores of Miami.

Arguably the best nightlife venue in the city and indisputably one of the best in the world, MMG Nightlife’s LIV is definitely a place any serious nightlife aficionado needs to visit at least once in his/her life. While some nights do feature top talent spinning EDM or Top 40, Wednesdays and Sundays at LIV are usually reserved for hip-hop (Humpdays focus on Latin/reggaeton, Church days on urban trap). A lavishly decorated 18,000 square foot venue with state-of-the-art sound systems and lighting, LIV promises all visitors a night to remember. As an added bonus, the venue completed a multi-million dollar renovation in 2018, with multiple aesthetic improvements and technology advancements to enhance customers’ experience. Check out future events and book bottle service at Liv here!

E11even is a one-of-a-kind 24/7 show and nightlife venue featuring alluring, pulsating performances with stunning live entertainers. During the day, E11even operates as a multi-level bar and lounge serving top-quality food and strong cocktails. On weekend evenings, exotic acts, spectacular theatrics, and big-name music artists of both the hip-hop and EDM variety – it’s about half and half among the genres, so check the schedule before you plan the trek! – take the multiple stages to whip the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd into a frenzy. You might have already guessed, but E11even is a nightclub/strip club hybrid, a novel concept that has to be seen in person for its greatness to be fully understood and appreciated. Hip-hop and nightlife lovers around the world, you do not want to miss out on E11even on your next Miami vacation; Discotech offers a free guestlist on certain nights, in addition to the VIP experience. Click here for tickets, guestlist, and bottle service at E11even.

While LIV’s sister property Story plays EDM on most nights, they sometimes feature some top tier hip-hop talent. OT Genasis, Ne-Yo, Jim Jones, and Bryson Tiller are just some of the names that have graced the stage of this coveted venue. A longstanding favorite for locals and tourists alike, Story offers a high-end experience and premium bottle service along with aerial dancers and a great sound system to set the perfect tone for you to have a great night out. If you’re in town and looking for special events with big names, be sure to check this venue out. However, just make sure to double-check on the artist or DJ in our app before you go, to make 100% sure hip-hop is on deck.

A staple in the South Beach nightlife scene, Mr. Jones has emerged as an “it spot” for hip-hop celebrities from the A-listers all the way down to the faux Insta-famous. The DJs spinning on normal nights are mostly trap-heavy Miami locals that have made a name for themselves in the hip-hop world. However, in the past year the venue has lined up a handful of major artists like Rae Sremmurd, 50 Cent, Moneybagg Yo, and Torey Lanez to take over the helm and rock the late-arriving crowd (the place often doesn’t start popping until 1am). A state-of-art sound system and LED lighting sets the perfect vibe for partygoers to dance the night away, and rest assured you’ll have a great time regardless of whether your aim is to be seen like a Mr. Bigshot or just to be as unpretentious and anonymous as…. a Mr. Jones.

Exchange Miami is a master at breaking expectations and delivering on the ultimate nightlife experience. As an ode to luxury, Exchange allows you to indulge in the extraordinary with the best hip hop artists in Miami. Exchange Miami truly is an unparalleled nightlife venue, and it’s located in the heart of South Beach. As a fan favorite of celebrities and Miami elites, you’ll be bumping shoulders with the best of the best in no time by reserving a table or joining the free Exchange guest list.

Previous under the name Rockwell, Vendome was founded by experienced restaurant and nightlife maverick Chris Paciello with the aim to bring a unique entertainment experience to its audience. According to Paciello, “Vendome is bringing something different. We are not another megaclub. We are not DJ driven, we are focusing on the experience.” From a mixed musical format that leans toward hip-hop to a variety of live performances, this intimate Miami Beach club (with a max capacity of only 450) has always tried to focus on bringing great experiences to a smaller, selective crowd. Where quantity lacks, Vendome’s quality surely makes up for it. One of the best hip-hop clubs in town, Vendome delivers a night to remember! Get bottle service at Vendome for guaranteed entry!

Located deep inside the heart of Miami’s Art district, Mad Club boasts a brilliant interior design that intertwines art, grandeur, and unpredictable entertainment concepts that will keep you coming back for more. All of this perfectly combines with their top notch selection of the best hip hop that Miami has to offer. Andres San Martin, the mad genius behind Mad Club, says that “we were ready to add something truly unique and eccentric to the Wynwood neighborhood” and that “It’s our mission to provide an experience that not only speaks to the lifestyle of Miami, by showcasing extravagant design and a vibe like no other.”

Nestled in the heart of the hippest neighborhood in Miami – the up-and-coming Wynwood Arts DistrictCentro Wynwood is another of the most talked-about “locals” nightlife experiences in South Florida. The airy, colorful venue has been described by patrons as a raging house party within a beautiful art gallery: its indoor ceilings are adorned with cloud motifs and hazy lighting reminiscent of an intoxicating dream state. Centro actually opens in the early afternoon on weekends, and happy hour on the sun-drenched patio is typically relaxed but every so often can approach a day party vibe as it gets later into the twilight. In the evening though, nightly drink specials mix with heart-pounding hip-hop and reggaeton music to create a sure-fire high-energy atmosphere that attracts Miami’s finest ladies and gents to revel, either as a Wynwood barhop stop or as an all-night special occasion celebration.

This infamous club has developed quite the reputations in the Sunshine State as a sexy and opulent destination that allows its guest to indulge in all their worldly desires. It should come as no shock that this loved nightclub has been a personal favorite of industry celebrities, athletes, artists, and musicians, and now it’s back in a brand new location. King of Diamonds is ready to blow you away with the finest night of entertainment and the best bottle service in town.

Miami Hip-Hop Clubs FAQs

What are the most popular Hip-Hop clubs in Miami?

LIV, E11even, Mr. Jones, and Exchange are among the best hip hop clubs in Miami.

What is the hottest hip-hop clubs in Miami right now?

The hottest hip hop clubs in Miami are Story, Vendome, and LIV.

What is the most popular nightclub in Miami right now?

The most popular clubs in Miami are LIV, E11even,Story, and Space.

What time do clubs open?

Most hip hop nightclubs in Miami open around 11:00 PM.

What time do clubs close?

Most Miami hip hop clubs close at 5:00 AM.

How much does it cost to get in Miami hip-hop clubs?

The total cost to go clubbing at Miami hip hop clubs is largely going to depend on how you spend your night. The initial price to get in can be off-set by signing up for a free guest list if one is available. If that’s not your style, purchasing tickets at the best hip hop clubs Miami is going to cost between $15 and $40. For people with a big budget (or no budget at all) who just want to have a good time, reserving bottle service could be the perfect option. Reserving a private table is going to come with a minimum spend that starts around $300 and can easily reach $10,000+. Drinks will cost between $13 and $20+ depending on what venue you’re going to, and all of these factors should be considered when planning your night. But the most important thing to remember is to have fun!

How can I book bottle service for Miami Nightclubs?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

What hip-hop clubs do celebrities go to in Miami?

Seeing a celebrity at hip hop clubs in South Beach Miami is always a very real possibility. Celebs come from around the world to party at Miami urban clubs, and your best chance to run into one would be to spend the night at venues such as Mr. Jones, LIV, Vendome, and E11even. If you want to boost your chances even more, we recommend finding which venue is hosting the biggest performer that night. Big names always attract more big names, so finding the most famous artist for the night is a great way to give you a solid chance of seeing an A-lister.

What are the best EDM clubs in Miami?

The best EDM clubs in Miami are Liv, Story, Space, Trade, e11even, Wall Lounge, and Basement.

What do you wear to Miami Hip-Hop clubs?

If you’re going to urban clubs in Miami or hip hop bars Miami, following the dress code is important to make sure you don’t get stopped at the door. Bouncers are notorious for kicking people out who look like they don’t belong, so guys should put on a nice button up or form fitting shirt with jeans or slacks. Guys should also wear a nice pair of closed toe shoes. Girls should wear something along the lines of a dress and heels or jeans with a nice shirt. There is no such thing as overdressing at Miami nightclubs, so feel free to go the extra mile if you would like. Athletic gear, jerseys, flip-flops, hats, and other similar apparel items will not be tolerated, and they may prevent you from getting into the club.

Are hip-hop clubs in Miami open during the week?

If you’re ready to party at hip hop clubs in Miami Beach even though it’s not the weekend, don’t worry. Miami hosts plenty of weekday events, so you’ll be sure to find at least 1 club hosting an event on a Monday through Friday at Hyde Beach, LIV, E11even, Story, Mr. Jones, Vendome, and Mad Club.

What clubs in Miami do rappers go to?

Many clubs who play hip hop in Miami also feature rappers on certain nights, so you’ll be sure to find rappers at hip hop night clubs Miami such as LIV, Story, Vendome, and more.

Where are the urban hip hop clubs in Miami?

Exchange, E11even, and The Wharf are the best urban clubs that Miami has to offer.

What hotel has a hip hop club in South Beach, Miami?

LIV nightclub is easily one of the best hip hop clubs in Miami, and it is hosted at the Fontainebleau Resort Hotel.

What are the best clubs in South Beach?

The best clubs in South Beach Miami are Hyde Beach / Hyde Lounge, Treehouse, and Exchange

What do girls wear to clubs in Miami?

The majority of SoBe club girls subscribes to the same concept-short, skintight, lots of cleavage, and paired with sky-high platforms or stilettos.  Animal prints and rhinestone sightings are common here in South Beach. Girls going out in Miami wear dresses and heels, no jeans, no sandals, no flat shoes. The smaller the dress, the higher the heels, the better and sexier you will look.

Can you get into clubs at 18 in Miami?

Most nightclubs in South Florida are open only to those of legal drinking age. However, if you are over 18 but not yet 21, there are still some events that you can attend in Miami. Check the Discotech App for upcoming 18+ events at Club Space and 1-800-LUCKY. There are also festivals such as Ultra Miami that are 18+.

Are there after-hours spots in Miami?

Miami clubs typically don’t close until 5 AM. If you’re still looking to party after that, we’d recommend Club Space (Techno til 9 AM), e11even (half strip club half nightclub, open 24/7), and King of Diamonds (full strip club, open til 6 AM)