Gay & Lesbian #SoBe & #SouthBeach, Mark's List in Miami Beach, FL

Author: 
Mark Haines
Curator: 
Alexander Northman

About Gay & Lesbian #SoBe

Miami Beach has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts for almost a century. The beach, commonly referred to as #SoBe or #SouthBeach has been a Gay destination since the late 1980s when iconic nightclubs like Warsaw, Paragon and Salvation ruled the scene. While these bars are gone, a bevy of new and many would say better establishments have replaced them. For the best times on the beach check out PalaceScore and Twist.

Miami and Miami Beach are home to several of the World's largest annual LGBT events. In fact, the city is host to more world renowned Gay and Lesbian parties than any other city on earth. In early March look for the week long Winter Party Festival with it's main event on Miami Beach. Next up is Aqua Girl, a lesbian circuit event in mid-May, followed by Sizzle, an event for black men and their admirers that takes place on Memorial Day Weekend. Sizzle Her has also gained in popularity in recent years, and now provides black women a weekend all their own.  Miami Beach Bruthaz, takes place in mid July every year. The year is wrapped up with the world famous White Party Week, a benefit for Care Resource.

The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival includes several parties and typically showcases over 50 foreign and independent films. In the past few years, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown into a major festival including a spectacular parade and expo on the scenic Ocean Drive along with an ever increasing number of circuit style nightclub events in the beach's major clubs. 

In 1979 Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Art Deco District is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and comprises hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943. Mediterranean, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco are all represented in the District. 

South Beach (also known as SoBe, or simply The Beach), comprises the area from 1st street to about 25th street and is the most popular area of Miami Beach. Topless sunbathing is tolerated on certain designated areas of the beach. The Gay beach can be found at Ocean Drive and 12th Street. Before the TV show Miami Vice helped make the area popular, SoBe was under urban blight, with vacant buildings and a high crime rate. Today, it is considered one of the richest commercial areas in Florida, home to designer boutiques and larger stores like an H & M Flagship store, Barney's CoOp and Macy's. Lincoln Road is a internationally known spot for great outdoor dining, bicycling, rollerblading and shopping. 
 
The New World Symphony Orchestra, one of America's leading orchestral institutions is based in Miami Beach, Florida, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. The orchestra has a new home that was designed by the internationally renowned architect, Frank Gehry.
 
The Beach also includes many other cultural venues including the Lincoln,  Fillmore, Jackie Gleason and Colony theaters. There is a botanical garden, the Holocaust Memorial and several museums including the Bass Museum, Wolfsonian, and the fabulous World Erotic Art Museum. Each year, the first weekend in December thousands of art lovers from all over the world flock to Miami Beach for the annual Art Basel.

Photos, clockwise from top, Score Nightclub, Van Dyke Cafe, Versace Mansion, Delano Hotel and Hotel Victor
The scene directly in front of the Palace Restaurant on Ocean Drive:


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New Year's Eve Parties in Miami Beach
New Year's Eve 2017 was celebrated all around Miami Beach featuring packed, energetic parties at Palace, Score, Club Boi and Twist.
 
Addiction Fridays at Mix
Tony Ferro & Fabric Live presented Addiction Fridays at Mix on Miami Beach, Florida. The night featured sick beats from DJ Citizen Jane and a sexy Go Go dancer entertaining the crowd.
 
2016 Halloween in Miami
The 2016 Halloween in Miami Beach featured many costumes, decorations, and parties.
 
Gay Kickball Games at Flamingo Park
Sundays are great at Flamingo Park on Miami Beach with Gay Kickball day and six teams vying for the championship.
 
Ricky Martin & CNCO at the Penthouse Residences at 1Hotel & Homes SoBe
Ricky Martin made a surprise appearance at the listening party for the debut album of Univision's “La Banda” winners, CNCO, at The Penthouse Residences at 1Hotel & Homes South Beach on Miami Beach (photos courstesy of World Red Eye / 1 Homes South Beach).
 
Reception for LGBT State Representative Candidates at Haven
Haven Nightclub on Lincoln Road on Miami Beach welcomed State Representative David Richardson, who hosted a reception for LGBT State Representative candidates Beth Turran from Orlando, Carlos G. Smith from Miami, and Ken Keechl from Fort Lauderdale.
 
Lady Gaga & Elton John's Love Bravery Launch
Lady Gaga & Elton John have collaborated on a line named Love Bravery. Macy's in Aventura recently showcased the line with apperances by Daisy Deadpetals, Athena Dion, Adora, and Erika Norell, as well as Elaine Lancaster spinning, dueling pianos, and beauty stations.

Hiro Sake's Happy Hour at Drunken Dragon
Hiro Sake hosted events at various location in Miami, Florida. They hosted a Sake Happy Hour at Drunken Dragon on Miami Beach that featured great drinks, nibbles, and hostess Pussilla keeping everyone happy.

Art Deco Weekend on Miami Beach
Art Deco Weekend is an annual event held on Miami Beach, Florida. Every years hundreds of artisans come out and line up Ocean Drive and features dancing, arts, and shows.

2015 Year In Review for South Florida
South Florida's 2015 Year in Review features event photos from Miami, Miami Beach, Key West, Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors. Highlighted events includes Aqua Girl, Miami Beach Pride, Impulse Events, Gay Weddings, Miami Beach Bruthaz Pool Party, Orgullo, Task Force, Care Resource, Pride Center, and World Out Games. 

New Year's Eve Events on Miami Beach
New Year's Eve 2016 on Miami Beach featured parties at The Palace Bar, Score, Twist, and The Unity Coalition's Rooftop Party at The Betsy.

Outgames IV Miami Bronze Bash
The Outgames IV will take place in 2017 in historic Miami, Florida. They hosted their Bronze Bash at the Ritz Carlton and honored Chris Mosier, Robin Schwartz, Ximenia Caminos, and Elaine Lancaster.
Hiro Sake Celebrates World Sake Day
Hiro Sake hosted a celebration for World Sake Day at various location in Southern Florida. There were parties and tastings at several Whole Foods, TeeJay Sushi and Progress Bar in Wilton Manors, S3 on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Doraku Sushi in Mary Brickel Village, as well as The Broken Shaker and The Drunken Dragon in Miami Beach.
Bailo Miami
Bailo Nightclub in Miami, FL hosts various themed nights. Their Saturday nights feature hot Papi dancers and plenty of dancing all around.

Bailo Miami
Bailo Latin nightclub in Miami, FL with various theme nights. Their Saturday nights feature hostess Adora, hot Papi dancers, fierce drag shows, and plenty of dancing all around.
Coming Out Cuba Kick Off Party at R House
R House Restaurant in Wynwood, FL hosted the Coming Out Cuba Party. The Kick Off Party featured live music as well as entertainment by local Cuban and brand ambassadors.
Drag Brunch at R House Restaurant
R House is a very popular restaurant in the Art District of Wynwood, FL. On Sundays they host a Drag Brunch with hostess Adora and a cast of girls entertaining all morning.
Bailo Miami
Bailo Latin Nightclub in Miami, FL. Their Saturday Nights feature hot Papi dancers and plenty of dancing all around. Bailo is located at 7020 NW 72nd Avenue in Miami.

 
TransArt Exhibit at the LGBT Visitors Center
The LGBT Welcome Center Miami Beach, FL is the place to get all information about Gay & Lesbian events on Miami Beach. They hosted the Opening of the TransArt Exhibit that featured and celebrated work from various Transgendered Artists.
Angel Rock's Kinky Mondays at Unplugged
Adult Star Angel Rock held the Grand Opening of his Kinky Mondays at Unplugged in Miami, Florida. The night featured dancers, surprise drag performances, and DJ Arrow spinning all night long.
LGBT Ally Mixer at R House Restauant
Austen Caraker threw an LGBT Ally Mixer at R House Restaurant in Wynwood, FL that hosted law students from various Southern Florida Universities.
Thirteen.Three Art Show at House of Art Gallery
Chris Dunham's Thirteen.Three Opening Night show was held at House of Art Gallery in Wynwood, Florida. The show, aimed at Suicide Awareness featured many of the situations and signs to look out for.
2015 Miss Noche Latina Pageant at Bailo
The 2015 Miss Noche Latina Pageant was held at Bailo Latin nightclub in Miami, FL. The pageant crowned two Misses, a Mister, and Erika Norell as Elite.
The LGBT Visitors Center's Holiday Party and Toy Drive
The LGBT Welcome Center Miami Beach, FL is the place to get all information about Gay & Lesbian events on Miami Beach. They hosted their annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive that featured drinks, food stations, snow, and Santa!
2014 Halloween on Lincoln Road on Miami Beach
The 2014 Halloween Parade on Lincoln Road on Miami Beach featured many costumes, decorations, and block parties.
Terror in the Jungle at Jungle Island
Jungle Island in Miami, FL recently opened their Haunted House attraction called Terror in the Jungle. They hosted a VIP special preview night with some of the characters that would scare you later as well as some fun and wild animals from the park.
Bailo Wednesdays
Bailo is a new Latin based nightclub in Miami, FL with varioius theme nights. Their Wednesday Nights feature a New Meat and Drag Queen Contests with cash prizes. Hostesses Sasha Lords, Marytrini, and Milancita got more than they bargained for with this past week's contestants!
Jei's Album Release Party at Haven
Haven nightclub on Lincoln Road on Miami Beach hosted the Jei's Album Release Party where she packed it with friends and later sang three songs for them.
FAAM Street Event Opening Night
FAAM (Fine Arts Auctions Miami) held a Street Art Opening Night event and preview at LMNT Studios in Miami, Florida. All weekend long there will be the latest and well known in urban art on display as well as being created on site that will be auctioned later.
2013 Halloween on Lincoln Road on Miami Beach
The 2013 Halloween Parade on Lincoln Road on Miami Beach featured many costumes, decorations, and block parties like the one Mova threw.
Outgames IV Community Event at Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
The Outgames IV will take place in 2017 in historic Miami, Florida. The Board recently hosted a free community event to get to know the steps that let to Miami being chosen, the people who are involved, and unveiling the Outgames Flag as well as 2017 logo.
The 2013 Pink Flamingo Awards
The LGBT Welcome Center on Miami Beach host and sponsor may events at their location and around Miami. They recently hosted the 2013 Pink Flamingo Awards at The Miami Beach Convention Center and gave honor to local LGBT people and businesses.
Michael Gongora for Mayor Miami Beach Party at Baoli Restaurant
Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora threw a Meet & Greet Party at Baoli Restaurant in Miami Beach, FL. This free event was a chance for the Commissioner to talk and get to know some of his supporters as well as inform them what his plans and directions, as Miami Beach Mayor, will be.
Y3 on Lincoln Road
Y3 on Lincoln Road in Miami, FL recently had a Preferred Shoppers Night with a DJ and special pricing for those who RSVP'd.
The Sails Institute at The Gab Studio
The Sails Institute provides support, advocacy, life skills, and counseling to LGBTQ youth and recently held a benefit at The Gab Studio in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, FL.

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New Year's Eve 2017 Photos: Miami

PHOTOS: New Year's Eve 2017 in Miami Beach

Going out in Miami or South Beach this weekend? We've got you covered on all the events. Check out these direct links to some of the hottest bars, events and restaurants in the area:
 
Club Boi 3.0 
The Floppy Rooster

Palace Bar & Restaurant

(Photo: Club Boi)

New Year's Eve 2017 Photos: Fort Lauderdale

PHOTOS: New Year's Eve 2017 in Wilton Manors & Fort Lauderdale

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Hunters Nightclub 
LeBoy Strip Club 
The Manor Complex
Progress Bar
Rosie’s Bar & Grill

Village Pub

(Photo: The Manor)

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(Photo: Instagram)

Joe Jonas:
 

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Nick Jonas:


Let us know which JoBro is hottest!

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