When you first show up at Bodega, you could easily mistake it for a popular neighborhood taqueria. Between the Airstream trailer serving tacos and the picnic tables, it looks like a low-key spot. It is that, but as you see the Ubers full of models and clubgoers arriving and disappearing into the small taco joint, you get a sense there might be something more going on. Look around for a guy with an earpiece at the back of the room and tell him your friend sent you, and you might just get directed to a back door that looks like an entrance to a Porta Potti. Pass through here and you’ll enter a graffiti-filled men’s washroom. It’s only after passing through yet another door that you will enter one of South Beach’s hot hidden nightclubs. The mixologists have an extensive menu that relies heavily on “illegal” mezcal, and the DJ keeps the room pumping all through the night. It caters to a friendly, slightly older crowd and makes for a good introduction to the South Beach scene minus the cover charge and lineups that you’ll find at clubs closer to the beach.
Among South Beach’s iconic line of luxury hotels, all-night clubs and luxury shops, Bodega brings the scene back to Miami‘s local side. Located on Miami Beach, the restaurant and bar’s tricked out taco truck interior is the newest spot for over-the-top Mexican street food and yummy margaritas.
Upon entry, diners will be surprised by a converted airstream trailer that is attached to the interior back wall. This is where the kitchen staff serves up tasty tacos, antojitos and tortas.
Once you’re done eating, feel free to explore the rooms, including a weirdo non-functioning bathroom and a large speakeasy.
This is where you’ll experience the electrifying nightlife that Miami locals live for. Hang out on one of the plush sofas or light up a cigarette on the balcony. Bodega is much more than a dining experience, it’s a food truck, nightclub, speakeasy and dance party all in one.