Pepe Billete's Beginner's Guide to After Hours In Miami
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But three P's aren't the only thing that sets Miami apart from the rest of the country. One of the most unique and alluring characteristics of the 305 is situated in a small three-block section of downtown Miami known as the 24-hour district.
If you're a local and you've never even heard of the 24-hour district, it's probably because you're either on medicare or you're tremendo duck. The 24-hour district is known as the place you go when you want to party "after hours." It allows business with a liquor license to stay open well past the 5 a.m. curfew that's enforced throughout the rest of the city. La jodedera y la puteria del after hours begins on Friday night and runs continuously until Monday evening.
After hours parties are nothing new to our city. David Padilla was hosting them in a little hole in the wall club on Washington Ave known as "The Mix" nearly 20 years ago, but today they have become such a staple of our city's nightlife that it has bred its own culture of enthusiasts. If you're considering going to an after hours party, but you're not sure what to expect, here's a few tips to help ease you into the experience without looking like un sapingo, or even worse, an undercover cop.
With the exception of a couple of hipster bars and a strip club, the venues that host after hours parties in Miami cater almost exclusively to the EDM crowd. (That means "tiki-tiki music" for my chongi readers.) If you're looking to break dawn rubbing your culo on that special someone while listening to la reputa de Drake or the best of Wisin y Yandel, you and your bedazzled beau better be ready to end la fiesta by 7 a.m. or take your asses to El Farito on Key Biscayne, porque there's no club in the 24-hour district that plays that bullshit past the early a.m.