Whilst this season may not be your traditional Ibiza clubbing season, the island is bouncing back with another type of daytime and nighttime action, alternative events, lots of amazing boat-trips, some lounge pool parties and quite a bit more. The beach clubs are buzzing, too.
You will get to experience the island like never before, except possibly back in the ’70s and ’80s when it was still a well-kept secret. Read on to find out what regulations have been put in place to adapt to these exceptional times.
Most of the super-clubs have announced they will not be opening this year, but plenty of beach clubs, beach bars and poolside events, such as Ibiza Rocks, Nikki Beach, Blue Marlin Ibiza and O Beach, as well as a couple of boat excursions, are on this summer.
Whilst masks are now mandatory almost everywhere on the island, sun loungers and swimming pools are exempt as long as safety distance can be maintained. Remember, though, that you must book a bed in advance to gain access.
You will get to experience these venues and bars like never before. Of course, we know it’s an amazing experience to be dancing together with thousands of like-minded people, but you will no doubt relish the extra space and attention this year. Sit back, relax and chat the day away whilst sipping ice-cold cocktails under the blazing sun, to a chilled soundtrack of Balearic beats.
With most of the super-clubs being off-limits this year, bars – both at the beach and in town – and restaurants on the island have been adapting to entertain the eager tourists. Many of the bars on the world-famous Sunset Strip in San Antonio and in the port of Ibiza await you.
Curfews are currently in place, with bars and restaurants staying open until 2:00.
Venues like Bambuddha, Beachouse, Kumharas, Lío, Nassau Beach Club, Las Dalias, Nobu, STK and Pikes, have all adapted to make your day or evening extra special.
This year you will experience a different kind of Ibiza from the one you might be used to. Imagine the chilled vibes of April or October and then combine that with the gorgeous sun and warm seas of high summer.
Imagine finally taking that cruise to Formentera, hiring a quad and discovering the untouched North or getting up for a sunrise swim in the crystal clear waters of Las Salinas beach. Imagine realising there is actually a great deal more to the island than the super-clubs.
The super-clubs are often the reason why we came to Ibiza. The rest is why we stayed.
Clubbing and partying and dancing will be back. We can’t wait, and we know you can’t, too. In the meantime, come and spend some time here this summer to discover the real magic of Ibiza.
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Headed to Miami / South Beach for a hen (bachelorette) party soon? In addition to dayclubs and nightclubs, you’ll need to plan other afternoon and early-evening group activities for the bachelorette and her group that are fun and memorable, while still giving you the most value for your money spent.
The Miami that most out-of-town visitors know is the South Beach one: steamy summer temps, white and neon tones, sheer opulence, fast money, stylish excess, and glitzy sensory overload. Of course, the locals and insiders are happy to deliver upon those stereotypes, because that’s the version that tourists pay handsomely to witness and be a part of. And South Floridians surely play that fiddle in harmonious tune, because more tourists to Miami in general and SoBe specifically mean more revenues generated and jobs created for the state’s sun-kissed residents!
Why is planning a bachelorette party so hard?
Your bachelorette has just chosen the Magic City as the destination city and assembled her final list; now, you as the Maid of Honor are on the hook to make magic happen. So you let out a big sigh, open up your laptop and hop on the internets, and get to work on mapping out this epic weekend in Miami. You’re about halfway through planning the shindig, and you’ve already locked down a great room rate at one of Miami’s top hotels. As you start your search on activities, you know you’re not totally a lost kitten – you’ve partied in Miami a few times in the past with and without the bride-to-be, and you’ve got numerous friends in high and low places who are willing to offer sound and not-so-sound recommendations – but of course you wouldn’t mind having a professional to guide you. You know, someone totally plugged who can take all those half-formed suggestions floating around and give you accurate, actionable answers?
Look, we know you’re here for a good time, not a long time… so you’ll need some expert guidance to help narrow down your choices to round out your ideal hen-do agenda. Here, in order of our highly experienced customer service staff’s preferences, is our Discotech Top 10 list of best and most entertaining bachelorette party activities that your classy group of ladies would do well to line up during your few days in the Magic City:
1)Dance Your Face (and Heels) Off – Nightclubs
Venue (Location): Varies by price and music type (click here for recommendations)
Cost Per Person: Free (certain guest lists); $10-100 (discounted guest lists & presale tickets); $200 and up (VIP tables)
Time Length of Activity: 4-5 hours
Best Time of Day to Go: 10:00PM-12:00AM (avoid long lines and waits)
Seems predictable, but sorry not sorry ladies: you know you LOVE to dance, so this activity must make the Top 10 of any bachelorette party list in any city. Whether your Saturday or Sunday mornings/afternoons figure to be calm ones or crazy ones, it MUST necessarily be followed by (or preceded by) an epic high-energy night filled with music and mirth. A word of caution though: when it comes to nightlife in Miami, the “good guys / gals” don’t always win: villains and shady characters run amok in the South Beach streets, and they’ve long made large fortunes and long-term careers taking advantage of visitors through cryptic double-speak and sleight of hand, and false expectations.
Enter Discotech – your ultimate solution for lining up the bachelorette party – or “hen do” as they say if you’re from the U.K./Europe – dayclub and nightclub festivities. We’re deep into this Miami nightlife game, and we know how to plan things to a “T” ladies. We’ve helped THOUSANDS of satisfied clients with their bachelorette party needs in Miami, Vegas, Los Angeles, and other cities; we’ve been featured on BBC Travel and we are also highly reviewed on Yelp! and in both the App Store and Google Play.
2) Life’s a Beach – Miami Beaches
Venue (Location): Varies by location / atmosphere
Cost Per Person: Free (parking fees for pay lots)
Time To Set Aside: 3-4 hours
Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00AM-12:00AM or 3:00PM-6:00PM (avoid the sun’s strongest midday rays so you don’t turn into a lobster)
Let’s face it: the bachelorette chose Miami because she wanted the beaches with her betches. The best thing about the beaches in South Florida is that ALL of them are open to the public, and they’re all free. Whether your hen party is searching for an isolated destination or wants to spend a day at a busy “see and be seen” strip of sand and surf, Miami caters to all tastes and offers a variety of beaches to choose from. Some beaches in Miami are dotted with palm trees to provide a shady respite from the heat, while others are perfect for quickly getting that pre-wedding golden suntan that will make those wedding pics pop off. Some have serene and glassy waters that call for a good book; others boast rolling, crashing waves that scream out for watersports action photos. The one thing that all South Florida beaches have in common is their stunning and well-groomed natural beauty, and many area beaches likewise offer plenty of water activities and proximity to restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues to appease visiting tourists. Here our our Top beaches around South Florida:
Lummus Park Beach – People-watching, volleyball, sunbathing
South Beach – Trendy, close to restaurants / nightclubs, younger “party” tourist crowd
21st–45th Street Beach – Sunbathing, strolling, smaller crowds
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park – Windsurfing, kayaking, quiet atmosphere
Fort Lauderdale Beach – Skating, jogging, younger (under 21) crowds
Oleta River State Recreational Area – Swimming, canoeing, bicycling, nature views
3)Make a Splash – Dayclubs / Pool Parties
Venue (Location): Varies by price and music type (click here for recommendations)
Cost Per Person: Free (certain guest lists); $5-100 (discounted guest lists & presale tickets); $200 and up (VIP loungers, daybeds, & cabanas)
Time Length of Activity: 4-5 hours
Best Time of Day to Go: 11:30AM-1:30PM (avoid long lines and waits)
Pool parties are a legendary daytime activity that epitomizes the sumptuously debaucherous surfside feel of Miami Beach, and the ones here are arguably second-best only to those of Las Vegas. At least one of these day parties on your bachelorette weekend agenda is a must; even for girls who don’t like nightclubs, the eye candy, sunshine, cool plunges to beat the heat (and did we mention eye candy?) make it worth it. For any bachelor party larger than four 4-5 ladies, it’s a no-brainer to book a cabana or daybed with bottle service in order to maximize the fun; for a smaller hen-do or one that wants variety, we suggest purchasing presale tickets or signing up for guest lists. Find one of the hottest events going on that weekend using our Discotech app, and go see one of your favorite DJs or performing artists. For a Saturday day party, Hyde Beach and Nikki Beach are the best party scenes especially if money ain’t a thang: between the killer music lineups, badass surroundings, and (did we mention) eye candy, these two venues are head-and-shoulders above the rest if your bride-to-be is into nothing but the best.
4) Relax, Don’t Do It – Day Spa / Massage / Salon
Venue (Location): Varies by price and services offered
Cost Per Person: $50 and up
Time To Set Aside: 2-4 hours
Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00AM-1:00PM (right when you wake up, to combat hangovers)
Every bachelorette party will need some downtime to rest and recover from the festivities of the night before… or the night to come. Spas, massages, and salons are the go-to group daytime activity if your the bachelorette is craving a relaxing atmosphere and a serene respite from all the chaos of the past months’ wedding planning. Most of four-star and five-star hotel properties along Miami Beach offer luxurious spa packages for you and your ladies to wind down, so it’s merely a matter of finding the one that fits your style and price point. For example: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental offers unique treatments influenced by ancient Chinese medicine; Tierra Santa Healing House at The Faena specializes in Native American natural / holistic treatments; Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau is known for its hydrothermal therapy offerings. So throw on your comfiest robe, grab a glass of champagne, clear your mind of clutter, assume your favorite position of relaxation, and let your chosen spa take care of the rest. The well-deserved pampering will leave your crew of wild ones fully refreshed and ready to tackle on another exciting night in Miami.
Best Time of Day to Go: 2:00-2:30PM (allows full day party plus enough downtime to recover for evening dinner / entertainment plans)
Open bar on the open seas? We had you at “Hello!” amirite! Say thanks but no thanks to the crowded tourist trap beaches and enjoy an all-inclusive booze cruise boat party around Biscayne Bay with fabulous views of the iconic Miami skyline in the distance. Enjoy a magnificent sightseeing experience full of lazy crystal blue waves on your way to an island or sandbar 30 minutes from the beach… then three hours of high-energy party access on a private island or sandbar. Upon your arrival, the crew turns the music up and unloads water toys – stand-up paddle boards, floaties, water trampolines, and water mats, snorkel gear – for you and the gents to enjoy while sipping cold drinks and mingling on the boat deck or in the water to make new friends. What’s included in most party boat packages:
Round Trip Transportation: Bus departs 45 mins before boat party starts
3 Hours Full Open Bar: Spirits (Vodka, Rum, Whiskey, Gin, Tequila), Juices and Sodas.
Food: Light Snacks
Sandbar Swim Stop with Water Activities
DJ playing open format music (R&B, Hip Hop, Reggaeton, House, Top 40)
Iconic views / photo ops with Biscayne Bay / Miami skyline backdrop
6) Nom, nom, nom! – Little Havana Food Tour
Venue (Location): Various stops on Calle Ocho, Little Havana
Cost Per Person: $59 and up (includes food samples at each tour stop)
Time To Set Aside: 2.5-3 hours
Best Time of Day to Go: 12:00PM (3-hour tours start at this time)
If the way to the bachelorette’s heart is through her stomach, then you’ll need to set aside a few midday hours for an epic “Only in Miami” experience like this. With its numerous cultural landmarks and small businesses, Little Havana is well-known for its plethora of historic, political, and artistic contributions to broader American culture. A 3-hour tour of this famed Miami neighborhood is the most ideal excursion, and expert tour guides will delve deep into the history and traditions of Caribbean-influenced local customs… which of course includes introducing you to some of the most delectable food and snacks in the world along your journey. The tour begins with a short history lesson at the Bay of Pigs monument and quickly proceeds to the famed Calle Ocho, with visits to one of the oldest farmers’ markets on the continent to learn about hard-to-find Caribbean tropical fruits and a cigar factory to watch taqueros hand roll tobacco leaves into the finest cigars. After the sightseeing and history lessons, the culinary onslaught soon begins:
A coffee shop visit for a cortada, or a small cup of high-octane Cuban coffee
Fresh-squeezed tropical juices made to order by local street vendors
Fresh baked pastries, and/or a Cuban sandwich or empanada
Small plates of ropa vieja, mofongo, pescado escabeche, or other main dish staples from around the Caribbean
Classic cocktails (mojitos, Cuba Libres) at a Cuban Socialista-style cantina
Desserts (Cuban ice cream, flan, dark chocolate)
Added bonus: as you dine and drink and savor the flavors, your tour guide will share the origins, ingredients, and customs surrounding each of the culinary stops. And she’ll even tell you where in the neighborhood to go for salsa / merengue lessons and attractive Don Juan charmers, should the charms of Calle Ocho seduce you and the girls into extending your visit deeper into the hot Latin night.
7) Put It in the Bag – Shopping
Venue (Location): Lincoln Road Mall (South Beach)
Cost Per Person: Free to stroll (Shopping… that’s another story)
Time To Set Aside: 2-3 hours
Best Time of Day to Go: 2:00PM-6:00PM (good post-lunch or pre-dinner activity, plus downtime to recover for late-night entertainment plans)
Miami has plenty of activities for you to do “’til you drop” and of course shopping is one of them. Located on Lincoln Road between restaurant-laden Alton Road and nightclub-laden Washington Avenue, Lincoln Road Mall is a high-end pedestrian walk and outdoor shopping center. Originally designed with Art Deco flair in the 1950s, the Lincoln Road shopping metropolis received a major modernization overhaul in 1997 that produced a resurgence in its popularity; in 2011, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places, enshrining its status as a cultural hub in Miami. Shoppers can expect to find big-brand fashion retail giants – Banana Republic, Gap, Macy’s, Lululemon Athletica, Sephora – alongside chic local boutiques, each carrying their latest warm-weather fashions to appeal to the eyes and wallets of wealthy Miamians and well-heeled tourists. Interspersed among the shops are a bevvy of restaurant options from fast food to fine dining (most of them a tad overpriced, unfortunately); the Lincoln Road also hosts morning yoga classes throughout the year, outdoor concerts when whether permits, and farmers & artisan crafts market on Sundays where you might just find that perfect piece of jewelry or accessory to complement your matching bridesmaids dresses.
Best Time of Day to Go: 3:00PM-6:00PM (allows enough downtime to recover for evening dinner / entertainment plans)
Admit it: every time you see pics or videos of Kim Kardashian or Kendall Jenner on those jet skis, you’ve hoped to someday reenact those glamorous scenes. Now is your chance to do so with the girls, while at the same time taking in a Miami sightseeing tour from a very unique angle. You’ll mount and ride Yamaha wave runners at top speed as you hop around Biscayne Bay to visit six islands, zoom past the Port of Miami and wave “Bon Voyage” to all the jealous passengers on the decks of the cruise ships, and – if you’re lucky – catch glimpses of dolphins playing or a peaceful manatee backstroking in the water. Tourist hotspots Star Island and Sir Flagler Island are stops along the route, along with hundreds of other Instagram-worthy scenes. Make sure at least one of the ladies has a waterproof camera phone in tow, line up some friendly wagers for jet ski races among the crew to see who’s buying the evening’s first round of drinks, and get gassed up for some fun in the South Florida sun.
9) Murals & Mojitos – Wynwood Art Tour / Bar Crawl
Best Time of Day to Go: 5:30PM (start time for early tour; ensure you return early enough to rest, shower, and grab a bite before going out)
So you’ve done a few of the other items on this list, and now your bachelorette party might be in need of a brief window of a low-key and somewhat high-brow activity – less thrill and more chill. Fear not, there are a handful of fun daytime activities that don’t require participants to sign an injury waiver. One of these is the Wynwood Art & Bar Crawl, which takes dazzled guests on a walking tour of 4-5 local bars in between marveling at the neighborhood’s world-famous multi-story wall murals. Although specific murals are constantly changing, the area is filled with permanent must-see fixtures from international street art superstars like David Walker and Interesni Kazki. An experienced tour guide will give you the 101 on the marvelous works of art and the artists, their stories, and their cutting-edge techniques, as well as the story of how Wynwood itself as transformed into one of the hippest art and entertainment districts in the world. And after all the artsy download, you’ve got plenty of friendly watering holes in the neighborhood to try out your newfound knowledge as part of your drink-and-chat game. As a courtesy, here are some of the more popular bars and breweries to check out when the Art Walk bar crawl ends:
Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00AM – 11:30AM (burn some calories before a hearty brunch)
Got some gym rats and health nuts in the party demanding to break a healthy sweat at some point in the weekend? Perhaps the last thing you or the bride-to-be want to do is work out while on your Miami vacation… unless it’s a fun group class that’s a perfect female bonding activity for a Miami bachelorette bash. Taught by professional modern dancers and featured in the New York Times and Vogue magazine, Vixen Workout – VXN – is a convenient short trip across the causeway from South Beach and covers all the basic movements and techniques for getting pulses racing while recreating smashing hip-hop / pop video dance routines. At Vixen Workout, you’ll get to dance to killer music, learn popular modern moves you’re sure to apply immediately on Tik Tok or at Miami’s nightclubs, glean expert confidence-building tips on how to look fierce and move fiercer like your favorite Hollywood starlet, and construct a high-energy choreographed routine for the bride-to-be to show off to her fiancee… and for the bridal party show off to friends and strangers at future house parties. Like J. Lo at the Super Bowl halftime show, it’ll be the bachelorette’s time to shine… with her maid of honor Shakira and her backup dancers in tow, of course.
Best Time of Day to Go: 7:00PM-10:00PM (show start times for most revues are in evenings)
They call it “Magic City” for a reason, so it’s no cause for shame at all if the bachelorette party wants to include a more magical ride on the naughty side. Male revue shows are the quintessential way to get the pulses racing, and Miami is home to Hunk-O-Mania, one of the best male revue shows in the world. Yes you’ll get your fill of good-looking Adonises of all races with chiseled physiques and washboard abs, but along with that you’ll also get expertly choreographed high-energy dance routines that ooze charisma, athleticism, swagger, and sex appeal. For many of the shows, you’ll also be offered the opportunity to snap photos with the hunks of your choice as well as treat the bride-to-be to an up-close-and-personal lap dance. And along with such multi-sensory delights, a bit of light internet research beforehand can yield plenty of “bang for your buck” in the form of discounts and bundling packages that include limo rides, fancy dinners, and cocktails as value-added side dishes to your lip-smacking main course.
In conclusion: Miami is definitely a bachelorette party destination where a lot of good times can be had by a group of ladies along all points of the budget spectrum. It is a magical beachfront oasis where both indoor and outdoor activities can spice up any hen party agenda… if you know the lay of the land. Your friends and nightlife guides here at Discotech are an essential part of that equation – we help you browse and book free guest lists and cheap presale tickets or VIP bottle service for the hottest nightclubs and pool parties in Miami. What are you waiting for? Download our app now – featured on BBC Travel and highly reviewed on Yelp! – in the App Store or Google Play.
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Fans of Nikki Beach, listen up, the world-famous beach club brand is reopening its Dubai branch this weekend (Saturday September 1) after a summer break.
It may still be pretty toasty outside, but that won’t stop us donning our finest swimmers and getting ready to welcome the winter beach club season in.
On Saturday (September 1), Nikki Beach in Pearl Jumeira will be hosting La Vie en Rose – the first of the season’s Saturday brunch offerings.
Make a booking and you’ll be able to lounge by the awesome pool and on the beach – which has stunning views out to sea – all day long from 11am until 9pm. The brunch package itself is Dhs265 for soft drinks, Dhs395 for grape and hops, and Dhs465 for grape, hops and shorts.
And to really kick of the beach club season, the venue’s hosting a Deluxe Pool Party on Friday September 21. The massive party runs from 11am until 9pm, and promises to be a “Hawaiian-themed event like no other”. Beats will be provided by Nikki Beach’s resident DJs, while the pool will be packed with fun inflatables. There will also be Hawaiian dishes to nibble on, too. That calls for a new swimsuit, we’d say.
Meanwhile, ladies, gather your pals and head down to the swanky beach club on a Tuesday, where for Dhs130 you’ll get six drinks and a bed to sunbathe on all day. Get there early though, as it’s on a first come, first served basis.
And finally, if you fancy something a little more sedate, book in for the Nikki Beach Treat. Until the end of September you’ll get a two-hour signature treatment from Nikki Spa, a healthy lunch at Café Nikki and access to the pool and beach for just Dhs699.
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Ibiza is the place to be if you want sun, sea, sand and the very best in clubbing – but there’s so much on offer that it’s hard to know where to start.
IBIZA is a holiday favourite for its beautiful beaches, great restaurants… and outstanding nightlife.
Anyone who’s been knows there’s an overwhelming amount of stuff happening on the White Isle each year – so we’ve put together a Ibiza nightlife guide.
Whether you’re soaking up the sun at Ocean Beach or chilling by the sea at Nikki Beach, we’ve got everything you need to know here.
And we’ve also tracked down which DJs are playing where – and where you should book your tickets for the hottest parties in town. Read on to find out what’s what.
Best Ibiza Nightclub Nights
Pacha’s Labyrinth club night takes place inside an area that’s made to look like an enchanted garden.
Head down to Pacha for resident Hot Since 82 on a Friday night at club night Labyrinth – adorned with vines and foliage in what feels like a secret garden – and you’ll get the very best in disco, tech house and techno.
This year’s parties will take place from May 25 to October 12 and will see the likes of Maya Jane Coles, DJ Harvey and Carl Craig take to the decks.
After Hï Ibiza opened last year in place that Space used to be it’s become a firm favourite on the scene.
Inside is a vast space with huge attention to detail paid to the sound system as well as surroundings.
Friday night is Glitterbox, which is where you should head if you want disco – and this year the likes of Basement Jaxx, Derrick Carter and Horsemeat Disco will take to the decks.
Saturday night is Black Coffee’s residency, opening on May 26, when &ME, Blond:ish and Themba will be playing.
Destino transforms from classy restaurant to huge party in the evening.
Destino is a beautiful spot by the sea for lunch or dinner – but at night it transforms into something completely different – as thousands flock in to party the night away.
This year’s parties run until September 30 and will include the likes of Felix da Housecat, Bedouin and Martin Buttrich.
Even better is that entry is completely free – a rarity in Ibiza. Click here for more info.
DC-10 is so close to the airport that you’ll see planes go right overhead as you dance outside.
DC-10 has been running since 1999 and continues to go from strength to strength each year.
Located in a former aircraft hanger, planes from Ibiza airport fly low over the club which is a unique experience when you’re dancing.
Parties this year include Circoloco on Mondays where Kerri Chandler and Tania Vulcano will play.
Meanwhile Jamie Jones’ Paradise is on Tuesdays for house, deep house and tech house.
Amnesia plays host to Elrow this year which is every Sunday night.
Superclub Amnesia has been going since 1976 and holds 5,000 people – if you want a big, hectic night out then this is the place for you.
This year’s nights include Elrow on Saturday nights.
Elrow is a colourful party full of confetti and has house and techno from the likes of Groove Armada, Yousef and Seth Troxler. Click here for more details.
The huge Ants nights at Ushuaïa has Richie Hawtin and Maya Jane Coles DJing at the second part of its launch party.
This year’s opening party for the Ants club night at Ushuaïa is over a double weekend with the second weekend on May 26.
Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Maya Jane Coles and Francisco Allendes take to the decks on one of the island’s biggest opening nights.
Other nights in the calendar include David Guetta and Martin Garrix. Click here for more information.
Best Ibiza Pool Parties
Ocean Beach Ibiza
Ocean Beach Ibiza is the ideal place for a spot of people watching as the sun goes down.
If you’ve been to Ocean Beach then you’ll know it’s one of the island’s most fun day parties – and it’s perfect for people spotting as the sun goes down.
From acrobatics to glitter and even Cadillacs descending from the sky, parties are as much about what you can see as what you can hear.
This year Hed Kandi and Kisstory will be running parties, so get your best bikini on and chill out by the pool as you party in the sunshine in San Antonio.
Ibiza Rocks is the place to be if you want an epic pool party and this year is hosting Stormzy.
Ibiza Rocks has had a long and varied history since it launched on the island in 2005.
Initially home to indie bands, the hotel has now transformed into the home of the pool party and this year will host Stormzy for one of the biggest parties of the summer.
Craig David, Rudimental and DJ Luck and MC Neat will also perform at sell-out events there this summer.
Nikki Beach offers a more sophisticated and chilled out kind of daytime pool party.
If you want a sophisticated, laid-back day then head to Nikki Beach where you’ll find brunches, lunches and pool parties while you chill out by the pool.
This season Sintillate runs parties, and there are also white parties and a roller disco.
The beach club is known for its food and its mojitos, so this is a good place to head if you want to get away from the mayhem – slightly.
Beachouse is the place to be if you want laid back music and some seriously good food and drink.
Another more sophisticated option, this beach club has laid back vibes and is situated in the heart of things in Playa d’en Bossa.
You an get an excellent dinner and lunch here and it is right on the beach – an ideal place to soak up the Spanish sun.
This isn’t somewhere you’d head with a rowdy group, so save it for the daytime before you hit the clubs later. Click here for more info.
Best Ibiza Bars
Cafe Mambo is where people have been heading to watch the sun set since 1994.
This place is legendary when it comes to sunsets for a reason and is the place to head if you want to listen to house music as the sun goes down.
It’s also a good spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving up decently priced food as well as classic cocktails.
Head here before going out to a club and you know that your night is going to start with a bang.
Café del Mar
Cafe Del Mar is another good choice if you want to check out the sunset and listen to chilled out music.
Another option for a chilled out sunset, Cafe Del Mar is all about low key music while you sip a cocktail and unwind.
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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:
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!
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!
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Tired of hearing your girlfriends talk about the same old Vegas bachelorette party? “Like OMG it was so fun!!! We hit up Michelle’s promoter and he got us a free table to see Tiesto and all we had to do was pretend we were into some guys.” Well, we have an alternative for you and it goes by the name of South Beach Miami where brides and her besties have recently been flocking to escape the chaos of Vegas but still party it up for one last hoorah. The home of J.Lo, Will Smith, and many celebrities alike, South Beach offers the best in nightlife, elaborate feasts, and of course, the infamous beaches.
Here’s our guide to the ultimate Miami bachelorette weekend:
WHERE TO STAY?
Miami offers some of the best beach-front luxurious hotels with a chic and sexy ambiance.
Situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue in the heart of Millionaire’s Row, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach. A total of 1,504 guestrooms offer luxurious comfort and amenities, from deluxe guestrooms and three bedroom suites, to breathtaking penthouses. The 20-acres oceanfront hotel features an expansive poolscape, a pristine Atlantic Ocean beach, state-of-the-art conference and event facilities, one chic nightlife venue, including LIV®, the ultra-exclusive and high-energy nightclub, home to celebrities and VIPS, and the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa.
At the direction of culinary celebrities from around the globe, Fontainebleau offers 12 fine dining and casual restaurants, bars and lounges. Signature dining experiences include Scarpetta by Scott Conant, the James Beard award recipient who has created a regional Italian menu combining the simplicity of Italy’s cucina rustica with the refined flavors of fine cuisine; Hakkasan, globally recognized as the pioneering concept that single-handedly changed the face of Chinese cuisine; Michael Mina 74, created uniquely for Fontainebleau, delivers a sophisticated, playful and inventive small plates-driven menu; and StripSteak by Michael Mina, the newest partnership with award-winning chef and restauranteur Michael Mina, will be a steakhouse for today’s adventurous diner.
With its soaring lobby and subtle seductions, Delano is the hotel that changed South Beach forever. Designed by Philippe Starck, Delano South Beach balances eclectic details with grand public spaces that are playful, elegant, quietly theatrical and filled with all-night energy – proof that the new rules of chic are simplicity with a crisp, clean and modern sense of ease. Delano’s signature South Beach restaurant, Bianca, features an inventive Italian menu offering local, farm-to-table organic ingredients, while Umi Sushi and Sake Bar provides a casual dining experience, perfect for group dining. Sip one of the infamous cocktails and enjoy people-watching at the sophisticated Rose Bar. Delano Beach Club is the ultimate in poolside luxury, serving meals and cocktails from day into night. The subterranean lounge, FDR, serves as an ideal nightlife destination for the perfect night out in Miami’s South Beach. Unwind and rejuvenate at agua Spa, Delano’s rooftop wellness center where guests can enjoy traditional spa classics and luxurious pampering.
The brainchild of Sam Nazarian, SLS Hotels has created a new paradigm in the luxury hotel experience that speaks to a global, sophisticated audience. Taking service and luxury standards from traditional 5-star hotels and injecting elements of creativity and community, SLS delivers a guest experience that seamlessly delivers service, style and fun. SLS Hotels are currently open in Beverly Hills, South Beach, and Las Vegas and are coming soon to New York City, The Bahamas, Seattle, and Philadelphia. SLS also houses the acclaimed Hyde Beach Day and Night Club.
The Bâoli Group features three high standard gastronomic venues, Bâoli Cannes, Bâoli Beach (France) and Bâoli Miami. Each transforms into a partying paradise where conviviality reigns in between the stars and the international jetsetters. Bâoli Cannes has been the flagship locale of the budding Bâoli brand since 1999 and became an instant hit amongst A-list clientele and the movers-and-shakers of the French Riviera.
The opening of Bâoli in Miami rang in a new era of nightlife and dining on South Beach’s shores: The venue imported France’s trademark sophistication and seamlessly merged it with Miami’s unique vibrancy and sass. Situated on one of the country’s most iconic streets Collins Avenue; the restaurant, lounge and club tempts and teases at any hour. Dinner patrons will take their palates on a culinary expedition, exploring unique Mediterranean and Asian flavors and when night falls, the inviting restaurant revamps into a playground for the nocturnal.
The Bâoli brand has played host to some of the world’s most famous DJ’s in both Miami and Cannes including Bob Sinclair, David Guetta, Timatti, Mitch LJ, Tito, Michael Cleis, Nico De Andrea, AcE aka Trey Smith, A$AP Rocky, Infinity Inc, B Crazy, and AVICII among many others.
Seaspice is a seafood brasserie and lounge, where elegance lies in simplicity at its purest. It is a celebration of all the senses that marks the return to the core values of hospitality. The menu embraces the idea of comfort food while elevating it to new heights by introducing sophisticated techniques and heartfelt commitment to quality produce. The venue houses two wood burning ovens catering to our signature bread, handcrafted pizzettas, and our signature casseroles. The home of the seafood casserole, Seaspice continues to deliver the signature fare that has become part of the eatery’s recognition.
Located on the banks of the Miami River, the restaurant captures the essence of a waterfront experience by enveloping an outdoor lounge with an indoor dining room, both engaging stunning views of Miami’s downtown skyline. There are several dining accommodations offered. The interior main dining room and bar, an exterior courtyard, outdoor bar, a covered patio, and the new introduction to Seaspice, Modern Garden, featuring a Crudo bar and hot-stone concept. The specialty at Modern Garden, Crudos, offers a contemporary interpretation of exquisite raw fish and seafood flavored in olive oil, seasalt, citrus and fresh herbs. The hot stones feature a unique dining concept that involve searing prime cuts of meat and fresh seafood on a 850 degree volcanic stone slab served at your table. The space is outfitted with a distinctive architecturally designed sculpture which composes an art installation that is both visually engaging as well as space defining. An added bonus; 550 feet of private docking space.
Already an icon in LA and Vegas, Hyde’s first Miami location keeps it celebrated style and energy going all day and all night in the heart of South Beach at The SLS Hotel. Hyde Beach offers artful mixology and cuisine from Jose Andrés — all in an over 8,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor space with a gorgeous pool and beach access.
Hyde’s First Day and Nightlife Oceanfront Location
More than 8,000 Square Feet of Pool, Beach and Indoor-Outdoor Space
Offers Artful Mixology and José Andrés Cuisine Inspired by the Local Community
One of South Beach’s most elite clubs, Nikki Beach is located directly on the beach. With torches, palm trees, sand under your feet and the sky as your roof, it doesn’t get much better than this. Sunday afternoons are best, when everyone lazily wanders in to sip drinks after a day at the beach and the Sunday night singles scene really gets things sizzling. Sure it’s the beach, but dress to impress when coming for a night out, or you might not get in. While the club has limited hours of operation, the restaurant is open daily for lunch and all day on Sunday. Nikki Beach not only features both an outdoor club and a more intimate indoor space, but also a restaurant and lounge area complete with beds and hammocks. The club offers an experience geared towards the daytime (lounging, drinking, eating, and dancing) and the night, with outdoor parties on the weekends and all night parties on Sunday nights at the indoor club.
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