Pepe Billete's Beginner's Guide to After Hours In Miami

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There are a million reasons to love Miami: the weather, the melange of culture, the Miami Heat. Pero ask anyone under the age of 80 what the most redeeming quality of our city is, and chances are that they'll mention at least one of the three P's: playa, puta o perico.

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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.

The Music
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.

Location Info

Map

Space

34 NE 11th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Mekka Nightclub

950 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

The Corner

1035 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Will Call

700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music


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31 comments
sweetbebe_14
sweetbebe_14

OMG PEPITO YOU ARE HILARIOUS <3 LOVE LOVE LOVE HOW U DESCRIBE ALL THE AFTER HOURS LOL BWUAHAHAA  "PESTE A BOLLO" LOL @pepebillete 

ManinaGee
ManinaGee

@PepeBillete love the article pepito :D

Dweezy07
Dweezy07

@PepeBillete oye pepe i'm a big fan of yours can i get a follow back papo

katypaiba
katypaiba

Colombians are born with a super power that allows them to party longer and harder @PepeBillete

gaboofern_
gaboofern_

@Chachi326 lmfao omg!! I needed this so bad. Thank you. "Tiki-tik" music.

305BadLuckBrian
305BadLuckBrian

@PepeBillete holy fucking vagina cheese.... Hahahahahaha I absolutely died in the middle of my biology lecture reading your new article!

dannyquintero77
dannyquintero77

Since I am seasoned veteran in the Miami after hour scene.  I think my good friend Pepe $ is on point.............

305FLIP
305FLIP

The drug makes you want to chew and move your mouth like un chivo comiendo yerba. @PepeBillete on point once again

TGDJAM
TGDJAM

@TheSuarezzz Afternoon

joellorens
joellorens

@PepeBillete Te la tragastes, pipo. Ya soy un poquito viejo pa eso but I totally remember hitting Mix every now and then, pastillao as fuck.

abel66nunez
abel66nunez

@Erickfish @PepeBillete pepes article lol

aliciaannia
aliciaannia

@PepeBillete that tiki tiki music. Lol great article your research on the subject was worth it.

Scott Ross
Scott Ross

Steve Polisar's legendary "Sammie's East Side" in Miami Beach popped the clock on 2am club closings and taught Miami how to party 'till the sun comes up. Bourbon, boogie, bullets and babes.

Scott Ross
Scott Ross

Steve Polisar's legendary "Sammie's East Side" in Miami Beach popped the clock on 2am club closings and taught Miami how to party 'till the sun comes up. Bourbon, boogie, bullets and babes.

Biagi15
Biagi15

@PepeBillete this article is fucking perfect! Couldn't have said it any better ! On point

Thecoach00
Thecoach00

@PepeBillete Another job well done. We need to get together and discuss a collaboration on an article over some croquetas at @playmatesclub

JonSantana1
JonSantana1

@PepeBillete "lesbianas = girls who love omelettes"....hahahahahaha! Bro you killed me with that one. It's gonna go over people's heads LOL

dirtyjoeee
dirtyjoeee

@PepeBillete I think this blog pretty much sums up Miami nightlife, pero no creo que colombians son los avengers de Miami nightlife

0061989
0061989

@PepeBillete "...you and your bedazzled beau..." Well said, very well said!

RoberTIKO_Suave
RoberTIKO_Suave

@PepeBillete oye te busque en el de Friday. Does your article come out on the paper or just on the web?

PipoEnEspanol
PipoEnEspanol

@Thecoach00 @playmatesclub I wanna celebrate my Bday surrounded by tetas y culos next year for sure

Thecoach00
Thecoach00

@PipoEnEspanol @PlaymatesClub In Jan, I will be having the http://t.co/sZNH7dDU 1 yr anniv. party @playmatesclub more details coming soon

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