Paying homage to the sights, sounds, and tastes of pre-Castro Cuba, Gloria Estefan’s hit in the restaurant business is a mammoth space attached to the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. On Friday after 11pm and Saturday after 11:30pm, Bongo’s transforms from a friendly-family eatery into the city’s hottest 21-and-over salsa nightclub. Cover charges can be hefty, but consider it your ticket to an astounding display of some of the best salsa dancers in the city. Prepare yourself for standing room only. Salsa lessons are available for those with two left feet. Note: At press time, a move was in the works but the new location unannounced; check the website!
- David Paul Appell