The Best Gay Bars In Miami, Florida

Photo of Shyla Watson
24 November 2016

Looking for an LGBTQ friendly place to grab a drink and dance the night away? Miami has a ton of places that are just right. Enjoy fantastic music, great food, specialty drinks, live performances, and more, all in a comfortable atmosphere. Read our list to discover the best gay bars and clubs in Miami and find the perfect fit for you.

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Known as the longest running gay club in Miami, Twist is a South Beach must. This two-story club offers three separate dance floors, an outside area and more, and they have seven bars, each one with a different décor and atmosphere. There are many theme nights, but never a cover charge, which is part of Twist’s motto. Dance the night away to excellent DJs in a vibrant environment.

DJ | ©Giandomenico Ricci/Flickr


Score is a premiere nightclub in Miami Beach featuring world-class DJs on a rotating schedule, theme nights, and more. They have a full-service bar with signature cocktails, an upstairs lounge, and a dance floor that’s always crowded with people dancing to the latest hits. Score is hot, hot, hot, so make sure to pay it a visit on your next big night out.

Jazz Piano | ©GFX69/Flickr

Magnum Lounge

If you’re looking for a night out but want a bar that moves at a different speed, Magnum is the place to go. Magnum is a full-fledged New York styled piano bar, and it’s the perfect place to chill and relax in a sophisticated atmosphere. The music is inspired while the menu is filled with tasty treats – locals particularly enjoy the crab cakes, chicken and bacon quesadilla, and dessert cart. Grab your friends, sit back, and enjoy the show.

Magnum, 709 NE 79th St. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 75 3368

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Located in the heart of the Art Deco district, Palace is where people go to be entertained. Their weekend drag shows are legendary, and draw people from all areas of Miami. They also have a Sunday brunch, cleverly referred to as Brunchic. The menu features mouth watering burgers, pastas, flatbreads, signature drinks and more. Fresh pressed juices and breakfast food complement the menu, making Palace a restaurant where people can get everything they’ve ever dreamed of.

Palace, 1200 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 531 7234

Drag Show | ©Just Out/Flickr


This Miami LGBTQ club is certainly as sweet as its name. Patrons will enjoy a lively atmosphere with fantastic music, delicious drinks, and strong energy. Each Thursday, the club hosts Drag Wars that are guaranteed to keep everyone entertained. They have other theme nights, frequent contests, and drink specials that are well worth it. You may not know what you’re going to get when you arrive, but you can be sure it will be fabulous.

Azucár, 2301 SW 23 Ave. Miami, Florida, USA, +1 305 443 7657

Fruity Drinks | ©Sharon & Nikki McCutcheon/Flickr


One of the best gay bars in Miami, Discotekka is located in Mekka, a location that houses six nightclubs. This vivacious joint offers live music on the weekends, a large area for dancing, and eclectic music to fit all tastes. The staff is welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Watch out for themed nights and drag shows. Discotekka is perfect for the more youthful LGBTQ community.

Discotekka at Mekka, 950 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 371 3773

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