Best of Miami 2012 Winners: Music, Clubs, and Nightlife

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Whether we're scarfing an entire cake covered in cocaine fondant like Scarface or chasing that electro cheese across South Beach like Deadmau5 on a cheddar bender, we here at Crossfade just wanna party. And we only want the Best of Miami.

Today, New Times' annual rundown of the 305's "finest restaurants, bars, people, and places" hit the web. And this Thursday, the 200-page print copy hits the street.

So let's party ... Scarf that cocaine cake. Chase that electro cheese. And check the cut for Best of Miami 2012's full list of music, club, and nightlife winners.

Best of Miami 2012 Winners: Music, Clubs, and Nightlife

Best Festival Big Night in Little Haiti, 212-260 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969; bignightlittlehaiti.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Big Night in Little Haiti.

Best Dance Club LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on LIV Miami.

Best VIP Room Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-235-5800; cameomiami.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Cameo's VIP room.

Best Hotel Lounge FDR at Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-924-4071; delano-hotel.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on FDR at Delano.

Best Weekly Party Peachfuzz at The Garret, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; facebook.com/thegarretmia. Read the full Best of Miami article on Peachfuzz at The Garret.

Best Ladies' Night Blush Wednesdays at Villa Mayfair, 2901 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove; 305-774-1500; villa-mayfair.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Blush Wednesdays at Villa Mayfair.

Best Drag Night Getting Fresh Wednesdays at Twist, 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-9478; twistsobe.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Getting Fresh Wednesdays at Twist.

Best Strip Club King of Diamonds, 17800 NE Fifth Ave., North Miami Beach; 305-999-9500; kingofdiamondmiami.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on King of Diamonds.

Best Hip-Hop Club SoBe Live, 1203 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-725-3353; sobelivesouthbeach.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on SoBe Live.

Best Gay Bar Swinging Richards, 17450 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach; 954-357-2532; florida.swingingrichards.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Swinging Richards.

Best Dive Bar Mac's Club Deuce, 222 14th St., Miami Beach; 305-531-6200; deucers.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Mac's Club Deuce.

Best Underground Club Stoop House, 400 NW 49th St., Miami; stoophouse.tumblr.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Stoop House.

Best Latin Club Bongos Cuban Cafe, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-2100; bongoscubancafe.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Bongos.

Best Karaoke Fat Monkey Bar, 28 S. Krome Ave., Homestead; 305-248-1060. Read the full Best of Miami article on the Fat Monkey's karaoke.

Best Rock Club Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Churchill's Pub.

Best Venue for Local Acts PAX Miami, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on PAX.

Best Live Music Venue Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-5570; bardotmiami.com Read the full Best of Miami article on Bardot.

Best Small Music Venue Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com Read the full Best of Miami article on Treehouse.

Best Party Venue Villa 221, 221 NE 17th St., Miami; 305-416-5280; villa221.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Villa 221.

Best Open-Mike Night Tuesday Nights at Luna Star Cafe, 775 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-799-7123; lunastarcafe.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Tuesday Nights at Luna Star.

Best DJ Laura (of Miami); lauraofmiami.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Laura (of Miami).

Best Young DJJulio Mejia; @DJ_JWLS; soundcloud.com/jwls. Read the full Best of Miami article on Julio Mejia, AKA JWLS.

Best Electronica Artist Murk; myspace.com/murkmiami. Read the full Best of Miami article on Murk.

Best Band O'Grime; ogrime.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on O'Grime.

Best Latin Band Bachamambo; 786-269-9201; @bachamambo; facebook.com/bachamambo. Read the full Best of Miami article on Bachamambo.

Best Funk Band Psychic Mirrors; cosmicchronic.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Psychic Mirrors.

Best Music Video DJ Khaled's "I'm on One." Read the full Best of Miami article about "I'm on One."

Best Pop Artist Marlon Alarm; marlonalarm.bandcamp.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Marlon Alarm.

Best Concert Cut Copy's Double-Header at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Cut Copy at Grand Central.

Best Songwriter Sol Ruiz; solishere.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Sol Ruiz.

Best Unknown Band Die Trying; facebook.com/DieTryingOi.Read the full Best of Miami article on Die Trying.

Best Solo Musician SpaceGhostPurrp; @sghostpurrp. Read the full Best of Miami article on SpaceGhostPurrp.

Best FM Radio Personality Bo the Lover; hot977fmmiami.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Bo the Lover.

Best Radio Station Radiate FM, WRGP FIU Student Radio, 88.1 FM (south), 95.3 FM (central), 96.9 FM (north); 305-348-3575; facebook.com/radiatefm. Read the full Best of Miami article on Radiate FM.

Best Champion of the Local Music Scene Lauren Perlstein, South Florida Music Obsessed; musicobsessed.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Lauren Perlstein.

Best Music Blog Nightdrive; nightdrivemiami.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Nightdrive.

Best Jukebox Fox's Sherron Inn, 6030 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami; 305-661-9201. Read the full Best of Miami article on Fox's jukebox.

Best Record Store Yesterday and Today Records, 9274 Bird Rd., Miami; 305-554-1020; vintagerecords.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Yesterday and Today Records.

Best Record Label Maybach Music Group; maybachmusic.net Read the full Best of Miami article on Maybach Music Group.

Best Recording Studio Critical Recording Studios, 7311 NW 12th St. #19, Miami; 786-347-5800; criticalrecordingstudio.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Critical Recording Studios.

Best Practice Space Destroyio House, 5501 NE Second Ave., #202, Miami; 305-587-8146; destroyiorecords@gmail.com. Read the full Best of Miami article on Destroyio House.

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