Residents in several Downtown Miami condos and apartments want nearby clubs and night spots to turn off the noise instead of turning it up.
A hearing Thursday took place in which the clubs caught up in the noise complaints, including Space, E11even and Heart, will fight the $500 citations handed out by the city.
Those who live nearby along Miami Avenue and NE 10th Street, just a block away from the clubs, say the music can be heard even with their windows closed - sometimes as late as 5:30 in the morning.
"Some people can't sleep at night. It's a serious problem," said resident Mark Kirby.
They say club district has now turned into a neighborhood and want the nightlife there to change.
Attorneys for the clubs argued for a continuance, raising questions and saying city leaders need to make sure they're enforcing the right code and using the right definition of terms like "plainly audible".