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Miami 2017 Last-Minute Halloween Guide

October in Miami means you put off thinking about Halloween for as long as possible because hey, what if it rains that day?  But lo and behold, the South Florida weather for Halloween 2017 is turning out to be picture-perfect, so now you’re scrambling to DIY your costume – ripping sleeves off and cutting skirts shorter, of course – and line up your skin-flaunting party plans.

As the locals say, “Tranquilo, Tranquilo!”  No need to stress – there are plenty of great Halloween events with tickets still available.  Here are our recommended Miami monsters balls, with links to presale tickets and tables purchase:

Saturday, October 28th

Do Not Sit on Halloween @ Do Not Sit on the Furniture

West Coast legend Doc Martin headlines the second of two spook-tastic holiday events at Do Not Sit.  Martin is a pillar of the west coast underground electronic scene, with years of experience and residencies at some of dance music’s most storied venues including New York’s famed Twilo and LA’s Metropolitan.

Time: 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Do Not Sit On The Furniture (423 16th Street, Miami, FL 33139)

Halloween Costume Party @ Cameo

One of South Beach’s most well-known and longest-running hip-hop nightclubs gets in on the Halloween festivities, and the scene figures to be as grimy as a graveyard and as lit as a jack-o-lantern on Grandma’s porch.  Costumes are not required but are strongly encouraged; prizes will be awarded for best in show.

Time: 11:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: Cameo (1445 Washington Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Sunday, October 29

Sunset Funeral @ Delano Beach Club

If you’re superhuman enough to rise from the dead after a late-night-to-early-morning South Beach Saturday partying sesh, then the Delano on Sunday is the place to rest your beat-up corpse.  As with all SBE-hosted events, the party will start out chill but get turnt quickly, and the sun-kissed bikini-clad talent will be in full effect… so try to sober up a bit and not look too much like The Walking Dead (unless that’s your costume, of course).

Time: 2:00 PM – 11:00PM

Venue: Delano Beach Club (1685 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Chuckie’s Haunted Shipwreck (Night Swim) @ Hyde Beach

Hyde Beach’s new monthly nighttime pool party is getting in the Halloween mood.  With help from the renowned party-starting DJ Chuckie – fresh off his summer residency at Marquee in Las Vegas –  the Halloween Night Swim will have a haunted shipwreck theme, featuring fire-breathers, live theatrics, champagne showers… and pirates, plenty of pirates. Spooky meets sexy at this quintessential South Beach pool party spot, and there will be plenty of booty to plunder. ARRGGHHH, matey!

Time: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Venue: Hyde Beach (1701 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Monday, October 30

Freak Show @ E11even

Come One, Come All, Ladies and Gentlemen: the Freak Show rolls into E11EVEN Miami, and Mondays are the ideal night to try out this hybrid strip club/dance club.  Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind experience and witness a series of the most spectacular live shows ever performed inside a nightclub with world-class aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, and dancers.  The freaks come out at night, but they stay dancing until the dawn….

Time: 5:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: E11even (29 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132)

Tuesday, October 31

Halloween on Lincoln Road @ Mr. Jones

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen. Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!”   Brand new ultra-lounge Mr. Jones has taken over the space formerly known as SET on Lincoln Road, and it hosts a Halloween soirée full of ghouls, ghosts, and goblins. DJ Apache will spin the latest hip-hop, and creepy sexy entertainers will command all zombies to rise from against the walls and stagger onto the dance floor.  Passed hors d’oeuvres and complimentary welcome drinks will be provided from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Time: 8:30 PM – 1:00 AM

Venue: Mr. Jones (320 Lincoln Rd, Miami, FL 33139)

More events and more venues for Halloween Week in Miami – including non-costume parties – can be found in our app at https://app.discotech.me/miami/events .  Happy haunting!

Best Miami / South Beach Pool Parties This Summer

It’s summer. You’ve got a long weekend coming up. You’re in South Beach for the weekend, looking for the best pool parties in Miami.

All of this can only mean one thing.

Well, six actually.

As in these six new pool parties that we’ve taken the liberty of compiling for you. Some involve barbecues. Some involve dancing. All involve water and you jumping in and out of it like the world is about to end.

Come on in. Water’s fine…

The Confidante
Every Saturday, this is where you’ll sip rose, dance to the DJ, eat burgers and brush up on your cannonball technique. Bungalows are also up for grabs, so maybe grab one of those, too. Saturdays, 2-10pm, no cover, 4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-424-1234

Mondrian
Watching the sun set into the bay as you sip vodka drinks, your head and shoulders peeking out of the refreshing pool’s water while DJ-spun sounds emanate from the surrounding speakers. There are worse ways to summer. Sat-Sun, 1-8pm, no cover, 1100 West Ave, Miami Beach, 305-514-1500

Shore Club
If it’s a daybed you seek, it’s a daybed you’ll rent at Sessions Sunday Pool Party. Once you land on that poolside lounger with a front-row view of the deep end, you’ll bob to live music and sip mojitos. Then you’ll eventually have to leave. Sundays, 1pm, no cover, 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-695-3100

Shelborne
The Shelborne takes two things that should always be tandem (barbecues and pool parties) and adds in a weekly revolving bar pop-up. Some weeks will be Jamaican-flavored barbecue and beers. Others will be Mexican with tequila. No wrong turns here. Sundays, noon-sundown, no cover, 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 786-636-2012

Delano
They call it Privileged Sundays, which is fitting because it entails floating in a pool, DJs (of course), in-pool performers, mini spa services like massages, plus plenty of rum. And then there’s you, right in the middle of it all. Sundays, 2pm, no cover, 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-672-2000

Hyde Beach
Head to the pool just before sunset, get sprayed by champagne, dance, dance some more, then get some champagne in you instead of on you. It’s called Night Swim Rendezvous, which explains everything. Sundays, 4-11pm, no cover, Hyde Beach atSLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-674-1701

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Doheny Room Delano Grand Opening

With the grand opening slated for later this month, Doheny Room at the Delano is the newest addition to South Beach Nightlife scene. This trendy celeb hot spot borrows its “European meets California farmhouse feel” from it’s Los Angeles namesake. And if that confuses you, imagine at one booth a Jonas brother and at another Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. True story and the juxtaposition of old Hollywood and new. As for Miami Beach’s version, who knows, but we’re sure it will be a swank Star Wars bar of sorts when it opens.

“We are very proud to bring Doheny Room to Miami inside one of the most iconic properties in both Miami and the sbe portfolio” said Costas Charalambous, President of Nightlife, sbe. “Doheny Room at Delano will offer a hideaway for hotel guests and locals to enjoy unparalleled cocktails complemented by timeless music in a welcoming environment.”

Trading commercial house and Top 40 rap for classic and indie rock, ’80s jams and golden era hip-hop, the musical stylings of Doheny Room will evoke a refreshing sense of nostalgia for a sophisticated collection of clientele, says a press release. That could explain Keanu and Winona in L.A.

But don’t expect to saunter in right away. Doheny Room will focus on “quality versus quantity,” with crowds that “will be strictly curated” like an art museum. Try your luck and see if you make the mix when it opens (Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m.). Date TBD. Good luck.

Ultimate Miami Bachelorette Party

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.

Fountainebleau

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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.

Delano South Beach

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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.

SLS Hotel

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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.

WHERE TO EAT AND PARTY?

Baoli

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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.

Make reservations here.

Seaspice

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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.

Make reservations here.

Hyde Beach

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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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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

You can make bottle service reservations here!

Nikki Beach

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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.

You can make daybed or cabana reservations here!