When the Electric Pickle announced it would be closing its doors for good after 10 years of legendary parties, Miami’s ravers mourned the best way they know how: by dancing. And boy did they dance. Over the months leading up to the end of Wynwood’s institution for bumping underground sounds, they danced like there was no tomorrow.
As it turns out, there would be a tomorrow. The Electric Pickle may have lost its home on North Miami Avenue, but within the same year, it’s been reborn in the form of ATV Records, a new daytime vinyl shop and late-night club in Downtown Miami.
As the mastermind behind the Pickle and its new life as ATV, Will Renuart knows a thing or two about what makes an epic party, so we asked for his help deciphering this year’s bonkers line-up of festivals, warehouse raves and immersive experiences going down over Art Basel week.
Here are Will Renuart’s picks for where to go for a guaranteed good time during Miami Art Week, plus what to do when you’re ready to just kick back and chill:
The Life and Death and Innervisions record labels’ collaborative party concept that takes place in historic Virginia Key Beach Park. It’s one of my favorite locations, surrounded by trees and ocean from sunset to sunrise, with world-class talent. 4020 Virginia Beach Dr
If you want to dance like no one's watching, this is your destination. Taking up where the former Electric Pickle left off, the mother spaceship has landed at ATV Records, keeping its intimacy and one of the best sound systems in town. 1306 N Miami Ave
Need a little relaxing time with delicious cocktails? This tropical gem is built within a cluster of historic Floridian homes turned hotel. My personal favorite is their daiquiri and the beef tartar sliders. 437 SW 2nd St
Technique has of the best selections in town and is located in a cool off-strip area in Miami. They've just moved to a bigger location—good news for diggers. 880 NE 79th St
Located on the edge of Brickell, this is my go-to when I just want a calm and comforting dinner. Their homemade pasta and gnocchi with a glass of wine…you'll probably see me there. 1751 SW 3rd Ave