Gay Community Travel Spots in South Beach, Florida
The gay community has long found South Beach, Florida, to be a welcoming haven for visitors and locals alike. Since the 1970s, South Beach has been a favorite gay-friendly travel destination in Miami--a place where people can feel free just to be themselves. If you're visiting South Beach and are looking for a gay-friendly hotel, The Loft Hotel is the place for you. Having had a large and thriving alternative community for decades, Miami-Dade now has a gay rights ordinance, as well as a gay and lesbian beach located between 12th Street to Ocean Drive and 5th Street to Collins Avenue and 21st Street.
Affordable and Chic at the Heart of South Beach
The Loft Hotel in Miami is a hip and chic boutique hotel. Recently renovated and featuring truly distinctive European-style suites, we offer an upscale yet affordable address. Enjoy VIP club entry and valet parking. The Loft is one block from the famed Ocean Drive--the world's most exciting hotspot and coolest locale. Just steps away from the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, The Loft is nestled virtually at the epicenter of the city's most renowned shops, best dining establishments and the hottest gay clubs.
South Beach Gay Bars
Club 1771 ( 1771 West Ave | 305.673.6508 | Cover $20) Housed in an old warehouse, 1771 is spacious but always filled to capacity. Major DJs spin here.
Level (1235 Washington Avenue | 305.532.1525 | Cover $20-$30) A 40,000-square-foot space featuring four dance floors. Friday night's "Academy" is a very popular gay night.
Loading Zone ( 1426 Alton Road | 305.535623 | Cover $15-$20) A leather bar known for its pool tables, movies and pitchers of beer. There's also an in-house store.
Score (727 Lincoln Road | 305.535.1111 | No Cover) Score offers a multitude of bars, dance floors, lounge-like areas and outdoor tables.
Space 34 (34 NE 11th Street | 305.375.0001) From the people who brought Miami Club Space, comes Space 34 with the same style--taken to the next level.
Twist (1057 Washington Avenue | 305.538.9478 | No Cover) One of the most popular hangouts on South Beach, this bar has a casual yet lively local atmosphere.
Sources: Frommer's South Florida including Miami and Keys, 3rd Edition , Out & About, Gay Outdoors