Gay Nightlife, Miami Beach, Florida
Concierge.com's insider take:
Although South Beach has a huge gay population and draws a lot of gay tourists from all over, much of the nightlife has actually migrated north to Fort Lauderdale. But there are still a few homo hot spots on the Beach. For daytime, join the refreshingly diverse crowd for drink specials at the Palace restaurant and bar, just opposite the gay beach at 12th Street (1200 Ocean Dr., South Beach; 305-531-7234; www.palacesouthbeach.com). Come evening, watch the locals strut along Lincoln Road from an outdoor table at video bar Score. Weekends are livelier, when big-name DJs play inside; Saturday is lesbian night in the upstairs lounge (727 Lincoln Rd., South Beach; 305-535-1111; www.scorebar.net). Halo Lounge, just off Lincoln, attracts a young, good-looking crowd of locals and visitors with its white decor, creative cocktails, and a lighting system that bathes the walls in pinks and blues (1625 Michigan Ave., South Beach; 305-534-8181; www.haloloungemiami.com). Sundays belong to Click at Aero Bar, where a rotating roster of DJs and promoters host the boys in two futuristically designed rooms (247 23rd St., South Beach; 305-674-1110; www.aerobarmiami.com). Then there's the old standby, Twist, a friendly, labyrinthine bar with two dance floors, seven bars, video screens, and even a garden out back; go-go boys and drag queens perform regularly throughout the week (1057 Washington Ave., South Beach; 305-538-9478; www.twistsobe.com). For the latest listings, check out SoBeSocialClub.com.