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Where to Stay & Where to Play: A Guide to Miami Bachelorette Parties

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A party in the city where the heat is on — that’s what we’re here to break down. Among numerous bachelorette weekend destinations across the US, Miami remains one of the most popular — and for good reason. 

There are many perks to hosting a Miami bachelorette party, including the endless ways you can customize an itinerary (making the weekend’s festivities unique and personal). While countless restaurant, bar, club, and hotel choices are a huge upside to heading south, it can also make planning overwhelming.

We partnered with South Florida expert and popular Miami wedding and party planner, Chris Weinberg Events, to help you pick the best experience for the bride-to-be in your life. Keep scrolling to plan the best Miami bachelorette you’ve attended yet. 

Where to Stay

Bride tribes often flock to Miami for the tropical climate, pristine beaches, and dazzling Atlantic views. With that in mind, it’s important to pick a home base where you and your crew can spend al fresco days lounging by the pool or sipping Miami Vice cocktails oceanside.

Next to consider: location, location, location. When it comes to a successful Miami bachelorette party, choosing a neighborhood is just as crucial as selecting a hotel. Opt for the buzz of South Beach, where you’ll find yourself steps away from some of the best day clubs, beaches, and bars. 

Or select a downtown-adjacent stay for easy access to the city’s boating scene, trendy restaurants, and infamous nightlife. Alternatively, you can choose a secluded Surfside spot for an escape from the city’s chaos (and a quick Uber to the best of Miami Beach). 

Depending on where you want to be, we selected some of our favorite hotels for a Miami bachelorette weekend — all with unique perks, great locations, and festive offerings. 

photo courtesy of Kimpton EPIC Hotel

For a boutique feel with city views & a private dock…

Miami, Florida

  • Kimpton EPIC Hotel’s convenient downtown location puts you and your crew close to some of Miami’s hottest nightlife
  • With marina-front property, the hotel is the only one in the city with private docking for yacht charters and days on the water
  • 5-star amenities include complimentary yoga mats and on-site group fitness classes
  • Don’t miss a sunset happy hour on the hotel’s 16th floor rooftop bar
Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Miami, Florida

photographer: Suzanne Delawar Studios

For A-list accommodations in a swanky setting… 

Miami Beach, Florida

  • Located in the heart of Miami Beach, Faena Hotel is the best spot for those who want to explore the city
  • Perfect for creating — and capturing — memories, with Instagrammable backdrops at every corner
  • We love how the hotel’s top-rated service aims to make every guest feel like a star
  • Enjoy the picturesque pool or opt for pampering on 100,000 feet of private beach
Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Florida

photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton South Beach

For a glamorous oceanfront oasis…

Miami Beach, Florida

  • From the first step inside, the hotel radiates style and excitement
  • Perfect for crews that want to be in the middle of all the action, from chic restaurants to day clubs and round-the-clock nightlife
  • Bask in a sparkling beachside setting from the hotel’s trendy Dilido Beach Club and make sure to try one of their mixologist’s medicinal or health-conscious cocktails
The Ritz Carlton, South Beach

The Ritz Carlton, South Beach

Miami Beach, Florida
Pool with Purple Unicorn Floating Devise at Moxy Miami South Beach | PartySlate

photo courtesy of Moxy Miami South Beach

For a youthful and unique home base…

Miami Beach, Florida

  • Miami meets Mexico at the Moxy Miami South Beach, offering the ultimate vacation vibes from the moment you walk in 
  • The tropical hotel is filled with outdoor spots including a colorful Upside rooftop, outdoor bars, a 72-foot pool, and more
  • Each room is filled with funky furniture and colorful décor (and large groups can even opt for trendy bunk bed setups)
  • Head to the Serena Rooftop for cocktail drinks on one of their swinging bar stools, or a sit-down dinner under fresh bougainvillea and terracotta lighting
Moxy Miami South Beach

Moxy Miami South Beach

Miami Beach, Florida

photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club

For beachfront perks in a more secluded spot…

Surfside, Florida

  • The historic hotel has been beloved by the likes of Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Taylor, and Frank Sinatra
  • We recommend this spot for squads seeking a relaxing weekend (including indulgent days by the pool, of course)
  • For the epitome of luxury, be sure to plan some group services at the hotel’s renowned spa
Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

Surfside, Florida

photographer: Domino Arts Photography

For a luxe, but sustainable, getaway…

Miami Beach, Florida

  • 1 Hotel South Beach offers an energizing ambiance in the midst of South Beach’s hustle and bustle
  • This popular and planet-friendly spot features fare with locally-sourced ingredients, décor with reclaimed materials and eco-friendly furniture, and many conscious touches like non-toxic linens
  • Plan in advance and make a reservation at the 1 Beach Club for a unique sea-to-table dining experience
1 Hotel South Beach

1 Hotel South Beach

Miami Beach, Florida

Musts for Ladies Who Brunch

Brunch is a staple for any bachelorette weekend. Whether you opt for endless Mimosas to kick-start your day or treat your hangover with an indulgent meal, we’ve selected spots that simply must make your schedule. 

photo courtesy of Morgan’s & Juliette Drexler

For an Instagrammable start to your day…

Miami, Florida

  • Located in Miami’s Midtown, Morgan’s is a popular spot for boozy group brunches
  • With floor-to-ceiling patterned wallpaper, tropical furniture, and a chic covered terrace, all angles of this restaurant are camera ready
  • Menu items include fluffy stacks of french toast and waffle sandwiches, so we suggest going on an empty stomach — and in the mood to indulge
Morgan’s

Morgan’s

Miami, Florida

photo courtesy of Lido Bayside Grill

For sun-kissed scenery & al fresco dining…

Miami Beach, Florida

  • Lido Bayside Grill is located at the ever-trendy The Standard Hotel South Beach
  • Cool off with a frozen cocktail and watch Miami’s vibrant boating scene go by
  • The menu is perfect for parties seeking a combination of light bites and decadent brunch staples
Lido Bayside Grill

Lido Bayside Grill

Miami Beach, Florida

The Hottest Dining Spots

There’s nothing like a restaurant with a good ambiance and electric energy to get your group in good spirits. Where you eat sets the tone for the rest of your evening, so we handpicked a few must-try spots (according to both locals and former Miami bachelorette party hosts).

Plan ahead to request a private room if you’re considering toasting (or some light-hearted roasting) the bride-to-be.

photo courtesy of Swan

For a seasonal, Miami-driven menu…

Miami, Florida

  • In the midst of Miami’s sleek Design District, Swan offers a youthful take on upscale dining
  • The scenic spot is owned by restaurateur David Grumman and famous musician Pharrell Williams
  • When it comes to aesthetics, you can’t go wrong with either indoor or outdoor seating, followed by cocktails at the second floor Bar Bevy

 

Swan

Swan

Miami, Florida

photo courtesy of Kiki’s on the River

For a Mediterranean-inspired dinner followed by dancing…

Miami, Florida

  • Just North of Downtown, Kiki’s on the River describes itself as “modern greek inspired by life on the river”
  • On Friday and Saturday nights, the 21 and up restaurant brings Mykonos to Miami with a live DJ, bottle service, and dancing
  • Staying the long weekend? Attend their “Sunday Funday” for a darty your squad will be talking about for years to come
Kiki's on the River

Kiki’s on the River

Miami, Florida

photo courtesy of Seaspice

For a buzzing waterfront experience…

Miami, Florida

  • Perched on the river, Seaspice offers unparalleled views of downtown Miami
  • It’s the perfect destination to wine and dine (and more wine) before a night on the town
  • We recommend requesting a table outside, where you can feast beneath a canopy of strung lights and bask in the riverscape
Seaspice

Seaspice

Miami, Florida

To Get the Night Started

Miami and late-nightlife are a perfect pairing. But don’t be the first to the club — instead, try one of these venues for after-dinner drinks (or go earlier for happy hour toasts). 

We promise, your late-night party destination will be popping bottles well into the morning, so make that extra pit stop and soak in the scenery.

photographer: Sugar

For a glowing golden hour…

Miami, Florida

  • Hip venue EAST Miami’s 40th floor rooftop bar, Sugar, is the perfect place to kick off a night downtown
  • The Asian-inspired lounge is one of the best places to watch the sunset — and pose for an idyllic group photo (or two)
  • The bar’s sister spot, Tea Room is an indoor alternative with a speakeasy feel and live music
Sugar

Sugar

Miami, Florida

photo courtesy of The Miami Beach Edition

For getting the good vibes going…

Miami Beach, Florida

  • Matador Bar, located inside The Miami Beach Edition hotel, is ideal for kicking off a night out in South Beach
  • Great for big groups, the bar boasts sultry lounge vibes with a view of the hotel’s oceanfront pool
  • For an easy cocktail-to-club transition, head over to the hotel’s popular Basement, which features an intimate club, late-night skating rink, and bowling alley
The Miami Beach Edition

The Miami Beach Edition

Miami Beach, Florida

To Keep the Night Going

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: if you choose Miami for your bachelorette weekend, you’re likely ready to paint the town red with your best friends in tow. 

Of all the vibrant nightlife options the city has to offer, we’re breaking down some of our favorites to match your group’s vibe. 

photo courtesy of El Tucán

For a high energy dinner club…

Miami, Florida

  • El Tucán’s new restaurant concept offers guests a fine dining and wild party experience — all in one
  • From tasting contemporary Asian dishes to dancing on tables, the club’s resident DJ will guide you through an escalating evening (into the early morning)
  • Great for those who want a unique night out with minimal place-to-place travel
El Tucán

El Tucán

Miami, Florida

photo courtesy of Mama Tried

For a retro-inspired bar scene…

Miami, Florida

  • The throwback bar Mama Tried sits in the middle of downtown Miami and offers a rowdy late night out
  • Perfect for crews who want to keep their ventures (and outfits) slightly more casual than the club
  • Owned by filmmakers, teachers, DJs, and more, this bar is perfect for all personalities
Mama Tried

Mama Tried

Miami, Florida

photo courtesy of E11even

For the flashiest night out…

Miami, Florida

  • With a reputation that precedes itself, E11even is a must-hit club for a night you’ll never be able to recreate
  • The 24-hour spot includes burlesque performers, the hottest DJs, and a full-service rooftop restaurant
  • Miami expert Chris Weinberg suggests going all out with the “After the party, it’s the after party” package, which includes VIP table service and a custom congratulations message across the club’s LED screens
E11even

E11even

Miami, Florida

photo courtesy of Sweet Liberty

For a VIP bar experience…

Miami Beach, Florida

  • Another South Beach sweet spot, Sweet Liberty offers a bar-meets-club aesthetic
  • Enjoy late-night bites as you party, with a pub-inspired kitchen that’s open all evening
  • Call ahead and reserve the bar table to give your bridal crew a VIP view of the entire space
Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty

Miami Beach, Florida

The Best Late Night Bites

Picture this: It’s the early morning, you’ve danced up an appetite, and you want to keep the night going just a little bit longer. 

Who doesn’t love satisfying those late night cravings? And when you’re in a city that barely sleeps, you don’t have to resort to delivery. 

photo courtesy of Big Pink

For a food-fueled finale…

Miami Beach, Florida

  • For 4am comfort food like you’ve never had before, Big Pink is the best way to end a big night
  • Photogenic from the inside out, the restaurant’s pink building exterior is a highly sought after destination in South Beach
  • The spot is also a great go-to after some sleep for a recovery brunch (and some hair of the dog — hint: try the Bloody Mary)
Big Pink

Big Pink

Miami Beach, Florida

Extra Credit

So you’ve booked your hotel, made your restaurant reservations, and narrowed down your must-hit party spots — what else is there to do? 

If you’re looking to make your bride-to-be feel extra special (and add an Instagram opportunity or two), we’ve got some ideas below. 

photographer: Phylicia Duncombe Photography

For completely-custom confections…

Coral Springs, Florida

  • Déjà vu Sweets adds a special, unique element to Miami bachelorette weekends
  • They can create made-to-order cake pops, cupcakes, macarons, and more that will be the highlight of your hotel room pregame, day by the pool, or night in with the girls
  • A high-end cake from this bakery will make your group’s bride-to-be feel extra loved
  • Be sure to order your spread at least two weeks in advance
Déjà vu Sweets

Déjà vu Sweets

Coral Springs, Florida

photographer: KG Ohh Snap

For a special sugar rush…

Miami, Florida

  • Support small and add a sweet touch to any bachelorette weekend with The Littlest Sweet Shop
  • This bakery specializes in festive confections from cookies to cupcakes
  • We especially love their ability to personalize every order (so get creative with your theme!)
The Littlest Sweet Shop

The Littlest Sweet Shop

Miami, Florida

photographer: Jessica Bordner Photography

For a photo op that’s uniquely yours…

Miami, Florida

  • Floral walls, fierce backdrops, and fun balloon installations are The Flower Wall Co. Miami’s specialty
  • This company is perfect for decorating hotel rooms, a rented-out party space, or an Airbnb rental
  • Take your group’s Instagrams to the next level with one of their Vogue-featured neon signs (or opt to customize your own)
The Flower Wall Co. Miami

The Flower Wall Co. Miami

Miami, Florida

photo courtesy of Pink Pie

For a mini takeaway that proves smaller is better…

Miami, Florida

  • Thank your girls for making it a dream destination weekend with a parting Pink Pie
  • Cute, creative, and delicious, these treats are the best way to say goodbye (and nurture a hefty hangover)
  • We love the company’s signature pink packaging — a quintessential Miami (and girl power) hue
Pink Pie

Pink Pie

Miami, Florida

People Also Ask…

Is Miami a good place for a bachelorette party?

We love Miami as a bachelorette party destination. It’s reliably sunny and boasts not only beautiful beaches but also a thriving, dining, club, and arts scene.

If you’re still trying to decide on the perfect bachelorette party city, also check out our bachelorette party guides for these cities: San Diego, Chicago, and New York.

What is there to do in Miami for a bachelorette party?

Because Miami is so well-located and diverse, there are tons of options for activities. Enjoy the beachy spot by hiring a boat for a day of sailing and sunning or simply spend a morning kayaking or paddle boarding. If your bride friend is an art lover, arrange for a museum, gallery, or architectural (the city is a mecca for Art Deco lovers) tour, or even paint a mural in Wynwood, Miami’s art hub.

Other options include engaging in the vibrant food scene with a day of progressive restaurant-hopping, or pair a private yoga class and a spa service for a nourishing day. Also consider more deeply exploring a specific Miami neighborhood with a walking tour in an area like Little Havana.

The key is to consider the interests and hobbies of your bride friend to ensure that this gathering not only allows her to spend time with her closest friends, but also create fun, new, meaningful memories.