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June 2019: Earlier this summer, Miami shed a collective tear over the loss of Wynwood Yard, the beloved outdoor bar, pop-up restaurant round-up and performance space. As such, we also had to say goodbye to its long-running Reggae Sunday day party. Alas, this is Miami and in the ashes of any party, day or night, rises another. Fresh in the mix of lit day parties in Miami is AfroCode at Barter Wynwood, where you can vibe to a chill mix of soca and afrobeats all day long—that is, if you bring your fashion A-game. We also added in a South Beach institution that continues to draw huge crowds along Ocean Drive: the always-rowdy weekend Drag Brunch and T-Dance at Palace Bar. Looking to let loose on the dancefloor sans booze? Daybreaker’s morning raves have become a phenomenon among Miami’s wellness set.
The best day parties in Miami are appealing for a couple reasons. One, unlike the best clubs in Miami, they allow you to fit in a full day of partying and still get home in time to catch your favorite TV show. Two, they allow partygoers to take full advantage of Miami’s best quality: our glorious sunny days. Look, staying up till sunrise has its place every once and a while. But we just don’t have that in us more than a couple times a year. So if you’re feeling a little too rambunctious for the best museums in Miami, you ticked off the list of best things to do in Miami, and you’re a little too impatient for the best happy hour deals in Miami, then aim for the sweet spot and hit up one of these gnarly day parties.