Sip poolside cocktails, see high-octane drag shows, or join thumping parties that pulse until dawn. Magic City is a rainbow of queer revelry with a little something for all tastes. It might seem strange, then, that there’s only a handful of gay bars in Miami.
This is the town of Gay Ocho — the nation’s largest Hispanic LGBTQ+ gathering. It’s where the Black gay community comes for Sizzle every Memorial Day, where lesbians flock for parties thrown by Lezchic and Pandora Events, and where boys get wild on the dance floor at Climax. Wilton Manors, a 45-minute drive north, is one of the country’s queerest zip codes. The city’s Atlantic shore even sports two beaches where the sugar-white sands are practically pink.