Miami may be known for its burgeoning hotel circuit—replete with spas, pools, and scenic rooftop bars—but the best nightlife spots aren’t limited to those with a key card. After all, that wouldn’t be fair to the locals. From cult-favorite brunch haunts to late-night tacos joints, here are the places that are definitely worth checking out, even if you won’t be checking in—just in time for South Beach Wine & Food Festival this weekend.
This daytime-only haunt is popular for breakfast (smoked salmon scramble) and sweet fixes alike (it offers seven types of mousse alone).
600 Brickell Ave., 305-330-6310; bachourbb.com
GLASS & VINE
Chopped winner and hometown son Giorgio Rapicavoli is drawing foodies in droves with his farm-to-table garden of eatin’ in Peacock Park.
2820 McFarlane Rd., 305-200-5268; glassandvine.com
South Beach’s own tricked-out taco truck is open until 5 a.m., making it an obvious after-party joint—complete with a bar attached.
1220 16th St., 305-704-2145; bodegasouthbeach.com
High atop the chicest garage ever, enjoy a pineapple martini with pedestrian Lincoln Road below you and a rain-forest wall behind you.
1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-763-8272; juviamiami.com