Best Miami day parties
Sundays at the lush Broken Shaker courtyard are never a bad idea. The weekly gathering consists of chilling, cocktail sipping and getting good and greasy with some perfectly-charred barbecue served poolside. Wait 30 minutes and then take a relaxing dip in the Freehand pool. Sun 2pm; free.
Ditch the tourists sightseeing around Wynwood and join the locals at the neighborhood watering hole for its laidback Sunday party. Find a spot along the wooden bleachers and chill with a $15 Red Stripe bucket. The music is old school and it’s a great way to send off the weekend in style. Sun 3pm; free.
The breezy Wynwood rooftop spot gets things started at 3pm on Sunday, dishing out tasty cocktails as DJs spin some down-tempo beats. If you want to really do Sunday right, start the day off with brunch at Three, only a flight of stairs away. Sun 3pm; free.
The Wharf’s programming fluctuates but it is always a safe bet that some serious day drinking is going down on the weekends. The waterfront bar packs in a day crowd and opens bright and early at noon Thursday through Sunday.
Over in Little Havana, Ball & Chain starts the party early for its Pineapple Patio party. Be prepared to dance with a mix of Latin music courtesy of a DJ and live band. The house mojito (one of the city’s best, in our opinion) is also most refreshing on a sunny afternoon. Sat 1–7pm; free.
Reggae is the flavor every Sunday at the Wynwood Yard. The free outdoor event (a must-attend if it’s rather pretty outside) features an afternoon of live music, some truly delicious food trucks and plenty of booze to wash it down. Sun 2pm; free.
El Patio’s Sunday party takes your average boozy brunch and blasts it into another dimension. The sancocho runs out quick but the booze flows all day long for as little as $5 a drink. Miami’s own Mr. Pauer keeps the dance floor busy with Latin tracks. Sun 1pm; free.
Wynwood’s Latin brewery is known for its delightful beer cocktails and comfy outdoor patio. Sunday sees both of these features put to excellent use with $15 bottomless micheladas (a Bloody Mary’s cooler cousin). You can—and should—kill a perfectly gorgeous afternoon slurping these spicy drinks. Sun noon; free.
The South of Fifth restaurant and club offers two options on Sunday: a casual brunch and a late-afternoon party that goes all night. The day kicks off with a full spread that features carving stations and a dessert bar, plus flowing champagne and cocktails, available until 4pm in the dining room or at one of the beachside cabanas. Sun 11am–4pm.
Part pool party, part daytime club, Hyde Beach is where Miamians go when they want to dance in their bikinis and enjoy bottle service in the great outdoors. Grab a cocktail, some sangria and seek shelter when the bottle girls circle the pool for the ceremonial champagne shower. Sat noon; call 305-455-2990 for admission info.
Timing is everything at Bagatelle: arrive too early and you’ll miss the party, arrive too late and you’ll walk into a cloud of smoke just before the lights are turned on and the curtains are drawn to reveal the daylight. What starts as a typical brunch slowly builds into a full-on blowout, culminating in guests dancing on tables and sexy French servers swinging napkins in the air while the rosé flows. Sun noon–6pm.
Every Saturday, when the clock strikes 4:20pm (wink, wink) Miami’s club Space dials it back a notch for an afternoon of free yoga. The class, soundtracked by a DJ, is a rejuvenating daytime alternative to pounding brews and getting sunburnt with the bros. Sat 4:20pm; free.