How to plan the best bachelorette parties in Miami

Need help planning your last fling? Follow these itineraries for three unforgettable bachelorette parties in Miami.
Girls on a beach
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So you’re engaged. Now what? The months—or years!—to follow are a whirlwind of planning, Pinteresting, decision-making and crossing off to-do lists that will invariably stress you the hell out. Wedding prep does have its upsides, though: the requisite shopping trip to Coral Gables’ “Bridal Row,” logging in hours at a Miami jewelry store and gathering your besties for the ultimate bachelorette party in Miami. The whole getting married thing can be taxing, so we’ve laid it all out for you—pick your vibe, tap your bride tribe and gear up for an unforgettable send-off to singledom. Our list of bachelorette parties in Miami works for birthday celebrations and girls’ weekends, too, so feel free to file it away for your next fete (or for future walks down the aisle).

Bachelorette parties in Miami

1 Hotel Rooftop
Photograph: Courtesy 1 Hotel

Where to stay

Fancy: Luxury at the 1 Hotel South Beach comes in the form of sleek, eco-friendly accommodations packed with amenities so you’ll never have to go far to eat, drink and be pampered. South Beach’s only waterfront rooftop bar is on the top floor, there’s shopping and a SoulCycle on the ground floor and in between, you have your pick of vegan lunch at Plnthouse, upscale tapas at Habitat and a quickie Keratin blowout at The Salon Project by Joel Warren next to hotel’s Bamford Haybarn Spa.

Party vibes: You might have already booked the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The storied resort is Miami’s quintessential party hotel, partly due to its Rat Pack past (there’s an entire photography exhibit in the lobby dedicated to Sinatra) and partially because it houses the most important nightclub in the city: LIV. Staying at the property won’t guarantee you entry into LIV but it does grant you access to the adults-only Arkadia day club, Bleau Bar and more.

Low-key: The Standard Spa Miami Beach’s chilled-out vibes are perfect for the laid-back bachelorette who wants to lie out, sip cocktails and relax. Located on Belle Isle away from busy Collins Avenue, the hotel features a full spa with a soothing hammam that’s open to guests at no extra charge. At dusk, there’s no better place to watch the sunset than at the Lido Bayside Grill with an icy frosé in hand.

The Bazaar by José Andrés, Restaurants and cafes, Miami
Photograph: Skott Snider

Where to eat

Fancy: Something about shareable plates that are tiny and food that’s designed to look like something else and smokes and bursts when you eat it feels inherently fancy. For a sumptuous meal you’ll be talking about long after the big day, Bazaar by José Andrés is it.

Party vibes: At some point during your meal at Bagatelle—at brunch or dinner—you’ll find yourself dancing on a chair, possibly even waving a napkin in the air. It’s just what you do at this French important, known for its rowdy brunch parties. Embrace it and drown whatever ounce of dignity you have left in one of its delicious oversize cocktails.

Low-key: The cozy 27 Restaurant & Bar makes for a delightful dinner party with your friends. It’s warm and intimate, perhaps because it’s housed inside a historic Art Deco home, and serves up tasty global eats. Don’t sleep on the kimchi fried rice.

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Employees Only
Photograph: Courtesy of Employees Only

Where to drink

Fancy: This Time Out Bar Award recipient for best cocktail in the city is a dreamy spot for excellent hand-crafted drinks. Employees Only’s inventive selection is pricey but cocktails are potent, so splurge away.

Party vibes: There’s plenty of seating at one of Wynwood’s few proper cocktail bars, but you won’t need it. The ’90s throwback jams on rotation at Rácket and the bar’s mescal-heavy menu will keep you on your feet all night.

Low-key: For something that feels somewhat clandestine and undiscovered, try pocket-sized Minibar. The vibe here is Parisian speakeasy meets tropical cocktail shack, and every drink features an adorable mini bottle of booze.

LIV nightclub
Photograph: Courtesy LIV Miami

Where to party

Fancy:  LIV is a super over-the-top club in the style of Las Vegas’ famous hotspots. Prepare for long lines, a strict door policy and steep prices on your basic vodka-soda. Reserve a table and bypass all the madness.

Party vibes: Burn off every ounce of energy you’ve got left skating in an indoor ice rink, bowling under blacklight and dancing till way late at Basement, the Miami Beach EDITION’s version of a small-scale amusement park for hard-partying adults.

Low-key: Sweet Liberty—one of the best bars in the world according to many, many people—promises strong drinks, cheery service and plenty of room to boogie down.

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Bal Harbour Shops, Shops and services, Miami
Photograph: Alys Tomlinson

What to do

Fancy: Cap off your weekend with a shopping trip to the ritzy Bal Harbour Shops. Besides crawling with celebrities, the high-end mall boasts both a Saks Fifth Avenue and a Neiman Marcus plus upscale Japanese restaurant Makoto.

Party vibes: Experience a bikini brunch where you ping-pong from a sun-soaked cabana to an omelette station, while you hydrate with chilled rosé. EDM DJs and a charming saxophone player keep the tunes going all afternoon Nikki Beach Miami.

Low-key: Picture yourself escaping to a remote destination for a full-body rubdown after your fun but exhausting bach weekend. Now set yourself up for the next best thing: a relaxing massage at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental on Brickell Key, which technically counts as an island.

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