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Bachelor parties in Miami
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Your guide to planning the ultimate bachelor party in Miami

Pulling off a bachelor party in Miami can be tough, bro. That’s why we planned out four different kinds—just for you.

By Ryan Pfeffer and Falyn Freyman
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Bachelor parties in Miami are not a rare sight. But a good one is tougher to find. They can be easy to mess up. Too many of these bro-heavy weekend trips fall prey to tourist traps and blow their entire budget in one night trying to work their way through the best nightclubs in Miami. Rookie mistakes are easy to make. But a great bachelor party has to be balanced and carefully considered. Which of the best Miami hotels is right for your party? Which of the best restaurants in Miami will please all of your palates? These are all valid questions. Nobody said it would be easy. Luckily, we’re here to help plan the right bachelor party just for you. Below, we’ve broken your itinerary down into four categories: classy, party vibes, chill and eco-friendly. 

Bachelor parties in Miami

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
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Where to stay

Classy: It’s hard to pick a more classic Miami lodging than the Fontainebleau Hotel. This sprawling vintage complex has enough class to (hopefully) keep the boys on their best behavior. 

Party: If it’s a champagne-spraying good time you're after, the SLS South Beach is your spot. Not only is it super close to the South Beach party scene, but the hotel is home to the most fist-pumpin’ pool party in town: Saturdays at Hyde Beach.

Chill: Easy on your mind and budget, the trendy Generator Miami can fit your entire party in one of their cozy shared rooms. Outside, the mood is all leisure with a pool, delicious cocktails and comfy lounging areas.

Eco: If Tommy Bahama decorated a historic Art Deco hotel on Miami Beach, it’d look like this. As a member of Florida Green Lodging—the Department of Environmental Protection’s designation for hotels dedicated to conserving and protecting Florida’s natural resources—The Palms is a four-star choice for the sustainability-minded groom.

Red, the Steakhouse
Red, the Steakhouse
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What to eat

Fancy: Does any meal say bachelor party quite like a tennis racket-sized T-bone steak? Nope. And does any restaurant do the art of protein as deliciously and elegantly as Red, the Steakhouse? Nope. 

Party vibes: At the Wynwood mini-food hall 1-800-Lucky, the bros can chow down on a variety of Asian-inspired dishes while getting pretty boozy at the outdoor bar, which transforms into a full-on nightclub as soon as dinner time wraps.

Low-key: Got some foodies in your party? The wonderful, creative Stubborn Seed is a great place to have a mind-blowing meal served tasting menu-style in a beauitful but chill atmosphere. 

Eco: Planta’s veggie-based menu is so varied, approachable and delicious, even the non-vegan members of your party will get on board. Another hit spot from Miami hospitality maven David Grutman, Planta nails the hip, airy atmosphere achieved by much less affordable options.

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The Anderson
The Anderson
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What to drink

Classy: Hop in the coolest elevator in Miami (snap a selfie for IG, obvi), get off on the 40th floor and welcome to Miami’s buzziest rooftop bar. Sugar is fancy and not for all budgets, but that view is hard to beat.

Party: Sweet Liberty knows how to throw a party. In addition to having incredible drinks, this spot’s late-night crowd is a blast. 

Chill: Despite its South Beach zip code, there are pretty much no rules at Mac’s Club Duece, the iconic dive bar beloved by Anthony Bourdain and other bullshit-repelling clientele. The drinks are cheap, the pours a strong, the jukebox is loud and La Sandwicherie is a few stumbled steps away when it’s time to sober up.

Eco: Nestled in the Upper Eastside, the Anderson is a dark, sultry cocktail bar with a lush outdoor garden area that serves (strawless!) drinks so good you might just stay put until they kick you out. 

Basement
Basement
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Where to party

Classy: Despite the name, Basement is high class, a classic South Beach disco that offers rainbow bowling lanes, indoor ice skating and we haven’t even gotten to the dancefloor yet. 

Party: Can’t decide between a strip club or a nightclub? Why not both! At the bizarre and opulent E11even, both concepts have been combined for an explosive experience that must be seen to be understood.  

Chill: The weekend crowd at Wood Tavern is far from lethargic, but the place still has a nice house party atmosphere to it. Expect old-school hip-hop, plenty of Adidas and the strong scent marijuana perfuming the air. 

Eco: This sustainability-driven, immersive art park in Little Haiti gives off major Burning Man vibes. Dotted with bars, trippy interactive light sculptures and grassy areas for lounging, BaseCamp is the perfect spot to catch a killer DJ set or live music, sample tequila flights and kick back with the bros.

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Cycle Party
Cycle Party
Photograph: Courtesy Cycle Party

What to do

Classy: You’re in Miami so why not find your way onto a sexy boat or yacht? It’s not too hard. Boatsetter—a sort of Airbnb for boats—will help you rent your own (captain optional) or hit up Kustom Charters for a captained excursion with a side of booze. 

Party: If a bicycle and a bar had a baby, you’d get Cycle Party. On this bar crawl, you get around on a huge bike contraption that fits 15, drinking like a fish along the way. 

Chill: Skip the highfalutin country club and head to Topgolf in Miami Gardens. This multilevel driving range offers private hitting bays (so not too many people see you shank it) and service from the facility’s restaurant and bar. 

Eco: Pack up a couple of coolers and head to Oleta River State Park, where you can rent kayaks, canoes and paddleboards for the whole crew. Glide through the mangroves and out to the Haulover Sandbar, filled with dozens of parked party boats, yachts and floating food trucks.

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