TC's has definitely earned that "Show Bar" moniker the old-fashioned way -- their shows are damn near legendary at this point.
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But we suggest you at least try to bust a move, because the dance floor gets so packed there's not a chance anyone else will notice if you've got two left feet. South Beach is the mecca of all things dance; it's a massive space with a plethora of male dancers, laser lights and bone-chilling liquid-nitrogen jets that are bound to keep you from breaking a sweat, no matter how hard you're dancing to the bump-bump-bump of the house music. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeehouse or live-music venue is fair game. But we suggest the karaoke room, because you haven't seen karaoke until you've seen it done by the pros at JR's. Bring Me the Horizon and More.
Nope, this bar tops the list because it is just such a chilled-out, welcoming place -- from the patrons to the bartenders and everyone in between -- that it couldn't possibly fall any lower. In short, we could live there, especially with the selection of microbrews. It's not right on the Montrose drag, but it's got everything it needs to contend with the best of them: The vibe hasn't been replicated in the 14 years this bar has been open, which is presumably the reason it's lasted so long. Or sign in with a social account: They'll just pour you a drink and hang out right along with you.