Miami’s much more than its tropical beaches and thriving nightlife. The Magic City has endless sights, activities, and places to explore. If you’re planning on hosting your bachelor party in Miami, you’re in for a real treat. The popular vacation destination makes the top of the list for best bachelor party locations due to its iconic businesses that cater to bachelors and all-hours party scene. If you want the lowdown of what the city has to offer, here are just a few things to keep in mind while you’re party planning.
Where to Stay
There’s certainly no shortage of top-tier hotels in Miami. Where you stay will depend on a few factors, such as your budget and how close to the action you want to be. If you want to skip the hotel experience altogether, Miami also has a fair share of whole house rentals and hostels. If money’s no issue, Fountainebleu is an excellent choice. This hotel is upstairs from LIV and gives you full access to tons of dining options, such as FB Steak, Hakkasan, and Scarpetta.
If you’d rather spend your money on strippers than hotel rooms, opt for a more budget-friendly option like Catalina on Collins Avenue. Other great hotel choices in Miami include The W Hotel in South Beach, SLS South Beach near Lincoln, and Clevelander South Beach Hotel and Bar on Ocean Drive. If a nice hostel is more your speed, you can’t go wrong with The Freedland Hostel which will run you about $50 per person, per night for an apartment and bunk house.
If you prefer more privacy, you could also stay at someone else’s place. Miami is full of condos where the owners only stick around a couple weeks out of the year. The rest of the time they rent it out to people like you. These condos often feature luxurious amenities and top-of-the-line interiors. Many times, they’re better than staying in a hotel. You can find great condos all over Miami, including at the Mondrian and the Flamingo. However, you should be careful to avoid scam artists looking to rip you off.
Where to Eat
Miami has a diverse range of restaurants for your group to enjoy as you celebrate your final days as a single guy. There’s so many in fact you can quickly become overwhelmed with your options. However, you can’t go wrong with a few local favorites. For breakfast, try Nutella French Toast at Green Street Café or brunch with a morning mimosa at Edge Restaurant. For good diner food like pancakes, toast, bacon, sausage, and eggs, you’ll want to head on over to S&S Diner.
When it comes time for lunch, the options are also plentiful. For something cheap and simple, grab a delicious chicken tender sub from Publix, a famous grocery store found in the Southeast. Frenchie’s Diner will also get your group a lot of grub for a little bit of money. This place also serves up the best French onion soup you’ve ever had. If you’re around between Wednesday and Sunday before 6:30 PM, you’ll also want to try out Sushi Deli.
You won’t be disappointed with the dinner selections in Miami. For the ultimate steak dinner experience, you’ll want to stop by Red The Steakhouse for options like dry-aged steaks and teriyaki chili-glazed filet mignon beef jerky. If you prefer to eat while staring at beautiful strippers, try E11even. This place has everything from meat carving stations to more desserts then you can handle. While you’re eating, you’ll get plenty of eye candy in the form of half-naked women on strip poles.
When to Go
Of course, your bachelor party isn’t about where you sleep or eat. It’s about the activities you do to create memories. Miami is full of fun activities that you can do during the day with friends. If you’re a sports fan, grab seats for a Clevelander home game. You and your group can party as you cheer on the Marlins. If you’re more of an adventurer, Miami has you covered. The city’s swampy areas contain live alligators that you can actually wrestle. You’ll want to head to The Everglades to get in on the action.
No trip to Miami would be complete without some time on the water. If your group likes to fish, consider a deep sea fishing adventure. The city also offers great options for watersports, such as tubing, wakesurfing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding. If you prefer to explore under the water, your group can also indulge in some amazing diving and snorkeling opportunities. Head over to the South Beach Dive and Surf Center and ask about their daily “Scuba Discovery” session.
If you want to mix your daytime activities with drinking, there are plenty of options. Pool parties are the perfect place to go if you simply want to relax during your bachelor weekend. Enjoy a drink, listen to the live DJ, and lounge about as you watch sexy girls stroll around the pool. One of Miami’s biggest daytime drinking spots throughout the year can be found at The Clevelander. This is where locals and tourists alike go during spring break to experience the ultimate vacation.
Where to Party
The biggest perk of your bachelor party will be the actual party. Nightclubs and strip clubs are plentiful in Miami and this is where you’ll want to go to find quality entertainment and plenty of booze. As to where to go, you can’t go wrong with Club Space, Mango’s, Baoli, or a dive bar if you’re looking to drink for cheap. If you prefer the taste of craft beers, your choices are slightly more limited. In Miami, you can get good craft beers at the Yard House, Rio Station, or the Abbey Brewing Company.
If you’re heading to a nightclub for your bachelor party, bottle service is a must. You can find bottle service at any of Miami’s top clubs, such as LIV, Rockwell, Icon, Story, Hyde, Dream, Cameo, or FDR. With table service your group will receive a true VIP experience. Many nightclubs also offer party packages for bachelor groups that include benefits like limo transportation, fast entry into the club, your own personal host and waitress, and free or discounted cover fees.
No bachelor party would be complete with a visit to a strip club. Fortunately, Miami has many to choose from. If you’re staying in South Beach, one of the closest strip clubs is Club Madonna on Washington Ave. The next closest and one of the most popular is E11Even. This upscale strip club is located in downtown Miami about 10 minutes from the main South Beach area. Other great options include Deans Gold, Tootsies, BT’s, Scarlett’s, and Playmates Club.
Miami remains one of the top destinations in the world for bachelor parties and the reasons why are crystal clear. The sunny city makes for the perfect weekend getaway for bachelor parties or any other event you may be celebrating in your life. With plenty of places to stay, eat, drink, and play, you’ll never have a dull moment. Before tying the knot, consider hosting the ultimate bachelor party with your closest friends in the beautiful city of Miami, Florida.