Story Miami Closed Forever

One of Miami Beach’s most iconic nightclubs has shuttered it’s doors for the last time.

Last weekend, the South of Fifth neighborhood’s 2 am liquor sale curfew went into effect. Just a few weeks after Swedish House Mafia performed at the club for an Ultra Miami afterparty, Story was forced to shut down for good.

Previously, businesses with a license to serve alcohol until 5 am could continue serving drinks until that time. However, now they are required to stop serving at 2 am, except for venues with a capacity of 100 people or fewer, which can continue serving until 5 am. This exception was created by restaurateur Myles Chefetz, who owns several South of Fifth businesses with 5 am licenses.

STORY Nightclub Miami, Florida

Besides STORY, there are 11 other businesses in the neighborhood with 5 am liquor licenses. Nine of them have a capacity of more than 100 people, according to city records, while three establishments hold fewer than 100. STORY was the only larger-capacity venue that listed operating hours past 2 am.

This legislation marks the first major restriction on alcohol sales since Miami Beach voters passed a referendum in 2021 calling for the citywide 5 am last call to be rolled back. Commissioners aimed to dampen South Beach’s nightlife scene, particularly in residential areas.

In March, a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge ruled that the city of Miami Beach could impose the curfew but granted STORY a 30-day extension, allowing the club to operate temporarily. STORY challenged the circuit court ruling, but the Third District Court of Appeal denied their request to delay the 2 am cutoff any longer. At a court hearing, the club’s attorneys presented data showing that the club generates about 88% of its alcohol revenue between 2 and 5 am. “Story cannot live another day if this ordinance is put into effect,” attorney Sean Burstyn said.

The appeals court will likely take several months to rule on the challenge. Meanwhile, STORY is “temporarily” closed and “exploring options,” according to their spokesperson. They are also trying to relocate the club’s employees to other venues under its umbrella company during this process.

For a decade, STORY has hosted headlining EDM acts such as Dillon Francis, Don Diablo, Chris Lake, and Steve Aoki.

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Best EDM (Electronic Dance) Clubs in Miami

Miami’s known for nightlife, so it’s no surprise that they have some of the best EDM clubs in the country that are open til the sun comes up! Whether you’re into big room house, underground techno, progressive house, deep house, dubstep, or trap, you’ll be sure to find a venue that suits your taste in this nocturnal neon city. Check out the Discotech app to view event calendars, sign up for free guestlists, buy tickets, and reserve tables. Here are some of the best dance clubs in Miami for your nightlife bucketlist: 

Club Space

Located in downtown Miami, 16-year old Club Space is an afterhours institution that’s open 24/7 on weekends. The multi-room club has an infamous terrace for those who want to welcome the sunrise with a bang! No dresscode, no judgment, and no last call! Now that’s a recipe for a rager.

Do Not Sit on the Furniture

Owned by DJ Behrouz and intimately referred to as Do Not Sit by the regulars, this forward-thinking South Beach gem is perfect for deep house and techno lovers who appreciate low-key venues focused on the music.


Part lounge, part restaurant, part strip club, part mega club…E11even truly has it all! Come here if you want to experience a glamorous night of people-watching and bottle popping with aerial dancers to boot….just remember: No pics allowed! What happens at E11even stays at E11even.


Another 24-hour option in downtown Miami, Heart is a multi-level, multi-genre playing afterhours spot boasting a spankin’ new Funktion One sound system. The wide open dancefloor is uninterrupted by VIP tables, so you know what their priorities are!


One of the most upscale clubs in South Beach, Liv attracts celebrities and big name DJs on the regular. Since it’s located at the Fontainebleau hotel, you could technically stay on the premises all weekend and experience the best of Miami 24/7! Come here if you want to splurge on VIP experiences and get LIT!

Nikki Beach

Infamous enough to have satellite operations across exotic international locations (Ibiza, Bali, Dubai, Saint Tropez, etc.), Nikki Beach is an indoor/outdoor danceclub+ seafood restaurant with one of the most fabulous Sunday brunch buffets in Miami! This isn’t your average brunch – think: DJs, live music, Go-go dancers, and an all around cool, energetic vibe that transports you to Ibiza!


Boasting one of the best sound systems and interiors of any club in the country, Story appeals to fans across all EDM genres, depending on the night. Fridays are generally for the big festival headliners, like Tiesto, while Saturdays are reserved for cutting edge underground acts, like Chris Liebing. Take your pick, though we recommend trying both! This high-end club never gets it wrong.


Located in the heart of South Beach on Collins Avenue, Trade’s jungle vibes and eclectic lineup will surely get you in the groove any given night. Distinct from many of the glitzy clubs in SoBe, Trade appeals to guests who are there for the music and want to skip the velvet rope rituals.


Kitschy, quirky, and cool, Treehouse is a triple threat. The atmosphere is dark and brooding with a slight nautical flair that makes you want to surf the sonic waves all night long.  While the main dancehall is urban-chic, the outdoor patio is a lush lounge that helps you understand their whimsical name. Treehouse offers the perfect balance between a club and a lounge, and boasts an eclectic, vibrant crowd that will keep you coming back for more.

There’s always new venues opening up in the Magic City, so make sure to check out the Discotech app for updates on the latest, greatest edm clubs in Miami!