Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How to Plan the Perfect Bachelorette Party: Miami

 Since bachelorette season is offically under way, I wanted to highlight one of my favorite destinations in the US.. MIAMI!  I have a friend that is heading there in four weeks and besides for the plane ticket she has nothing planned.  Have no fear I am here to help you, Tiffany!

HOTEL: If you are heading to Miami it is a no brainer, stay on South Beach.  This will eliminate traffic and cabs when you want to hit the town.  Here are four hotel suggestions that will be more than happy to accommodate a bachelorette party:

The Perry South Beach Hotel (formally the Gansevoort)
2377 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 | Reservations (866) 932-6694

 Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach
4525 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33140  | Reservations  1-305-531-0000

Fontainbleau Miami Beach
441 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL | Reservations (800) 548-8886

W South Beach
2201 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 | Reservations (305) 938-3000

DAYTIME FUN: Obviously when you head to Miami during the day you are going to want to enjoy the sunshine.  The plus about staying at one of the above hotels is you are able to utilize some of the best pools in the city.  At the Perry South Beach, they have a Vegas style pool party every weekend on the rooftop pool.  If you are not staying at the hotel you can still reserve cabanas or daybeds.  This is a great idea if all the girls want to splurge and surprise the bride.  Another great option is Nikki Beach.  It is a fun daytime (and nighttime) bar that is outside and provides all the sun you need.  They don't have a pool but they do have direct access to the ocean. You can rent chairs or day beds and soak in the sun with some yummy cocktails (or bottle service if you prefer).  If you want to save some mulla for the evenings rent chairs for about $10.00 on the beach.. I would suggest finding a spot to rent near 8th and Ocean (who remembers that tv show?). 

DINNER: Okay, so I am a foodie if you didn't know and I love gorging myself, especially in Miami.  However, I usually do that on a family vacation or date night with David.  My idea of a bachelorette party dinner takes place before you are dressed in your evening attire.  My cardinal rule is always order in one night so everyone can get nice and liquored up (sorry mom if you are reading this but it's true)!  Another option is the happy hour specials on Lincoln Road.  From about 3-7pm most restaurants on Lincoln Road offer half priced specials.  There are so many great options, my advice is walk over from the beach and scan the menus and just pick a restaurant.  I know its not super glamorous, but it is cost effective and then everyone can go back to the hotel and rest and get ready for the evening. 

If you want to plan a big meal out my next piece of advice is look at the restaurants either in your hotel, or near where you are going out.  For example if you are staying at the Perry, eat your big meal at STK.  You can then head back to the room to freshen up before you head out.  Cabs can get tight in Miami and if you are wearing heals you don't want to run the risk of having to walk to your next destination. 

So my last restaurant rec is Scarpetta.  It is at the Fountainbleau and is surprisingly pretty affordable.  Everyone can share a bunch of things and it is so yummy (make sure to get the spaghtetti and the polenta).  To understand why I think this is the best idea please see the NIGHTLIFE section below.

NIGHTLIFE: If you want to show your bride a true last fling before the ring, than there is just one answer for that. LIV.  If you have never heard of it, look it up.  It is probably the best club in the US.  They hand out party favors all the time and the music, lights, and people watching cannot really be matched.  The problem is it is extremely hard to get into.  So, if you eat at Scarpetta and head over around eleven at the latest, you may be able to get in the front of the line.  Be prepared to wait and expect a line that you cannot see the front of.  The thing with Miami is everyone has the schmooze factor and feel they are entitled to be let in before you.  If the group is willing to throw down I would suggest purchasing a table beforehand.  In the middle of the summer last year we were able to get a table for $1,000 for two bottles of Grey Goose.  I know its expensive and not necessary, but again if the group is willing to do it it could be a great night:)  There are a bunch of other clubs that won't be as difficult to get into like Set and Mansion, but I would try to make it a point to head to Liv one night.  Just remember get there early and be patient.

At Liv for Emily's Bachelorette party!

I hope this is super helpful, but if you have any questions or want anymore recommendations please don't hesitate to ask.  I love and know Miami, but if I don't know the answer my sister will.


67 comments:

  1. Hii i'm helping plan my friends bachlorette party in Miami the first weekend of March! This was very helpful! We didn't book a hotel until just a couple days ago so we ended up booking a nice suite by the airport. What do you recommend to do around there and what do you recommend in terms of us going back and forth from that area to South Beach? Thanks!

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    1. I am not really sure what is near the airport, but the Miami airport is not far from south beach maybe like 25 tops. So I would just take cabs a few times maybe even splurge on a limo one night? Let me know if you have any other questions!

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    2. Chippendales will be @ Mansion! Def a great bachelorette night! chippendales.com.miami

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  2. My girls and I are also going to be there next weekend for a bachelorette party! We'll probably see you there - anonymous! I heard Mango's is a fun place for male dancers, and Nikki Beach Restaurant and Lounge is a must-do from what I've read online, so SUNDAY brunch it is. Any other feedback for activities during the day? We're thinking of hitting the beach/pools, and maybe doing something touristy too - water activities/sightseeing. If we're ordering in, do you recommend a particular restaurant? Also, any kitty parties and limo companies you recommend? Appreciate your help! Thanks!

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    1. Oh and forgot to ask about SPA's for spoiling ourselves with a nice massage/mani&pedi. Any that you would recommend? Our hotel is in South Beach.

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    2. This blog is amazing. I had a question regarding Mango. I too have heard it's a fun place for bachelorette night. Did you end up going there? How was it? I am planning on going to Miami for a bachelorette weekend in 2 weeks - so any suggestions would be awesome :)

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  3. I simply loved your blog. I got some unique information about this topic. So keep it up. Thanks for the sharing with us.

    Miami Sightseeing

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  4. How did you make reservations for a table at the Liv?

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    1. Send me an email and I can give you some numbers I have!

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    2. Thanks for such an awesome blog! I am planning a bachelorette in June and would like the numbers to make a reservation for Liv as well. We are staying at Fontainebleu. Can you give me the information? Thanks so much

      email: anguyen531@mac.com

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    3. Thanks for such an awesome blog! I am planning a bachelorette in June and would like the numbers to make a reservation for Liv as well. We are staying at Fontainebleu. Can you give me the information? Thanks so much

      email: anguyen531@mac.com

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    4. This information is very helpful! If you book a table at LIV beforehand, do you get to cut the line?

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  5. Thanks for this post. I just found you as I am planning my Sisters bachelorette party in May. I just had a waiter last weekend in NY who was from Miami and he reco'd LIV too. I would love to book a table there, too. Please help! Thanks!

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    1. Chippendales will be @ Mansion! Def a great bachelorette night! chippendales.com.miami

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  6. I love your blog. I want to reserve some tables also. Please email me at aniro_k@yahoo.com.

    Thanks a bunch.

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  7. Hi Traci, cool blog N great info. Do you min providing me the contacts for booking the table at Liv? Please email me at babyc_elements@yahoo.com
    Love to hear more details about Miami.
    Thanks for the tips!
    -C

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  8. Hello! Liv should put you on their payroll for being such a great promoter! Can you please e-mail me info on how to reserve a table? jencyriac@hotmail.com

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  9. Thanks Traci!
    I sent a comment a few mins ago,not sure where it went. In any case, im interested in learning more about Miami as I am planning a bach too. If you can send me an email to jlumas2001@gmail.com, id really appreciate it!!! Thanks a million!!!
    Joanne

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  10. You are phenom! I am planning a bach party in South Beach January 18th weekend. My girlfriends and I would LOVE to find out about the table situation at LIV. Not sure if you were able to reply to all the other girls on here - but would also love some info! Thanks so much. Awesome blog!!

    saragita@gmail.com

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  11. You're blog is so helpful! I would also love to find out about the tables at LIV. Can you provide the contact? Thanks so much!
    fdeeds33@gmail.com

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  12. Love the blog and I cant help but laugh because all of you are planning something around the same time, as am I. So here I am another one on the list requesting information about LIV and also the strip clubs or if you have any info on strippers that we can book to come to our room that would be great!

    Yas- Yas1008@hotmail.com

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    1. Have a pole party at Sobe Pole Dance Studio! You can have a male dancer added to your package. http://www.sobepoledance.com/pole-parties.html

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  13. Hey Traci, your blog is a great start to planning my sister's bachelorette party! I wanted to see if you could give me more info on good hotels that accommodate to these parties and also just some ideas as far as dinner and clubs that are a must on this very short weekend. Our date is October 4th, so I'm a little behind and would greatly appreciate a reply as soon as you can:) I'm just 21 and in summer school right now and my other sister (not the bride) is no help, so I would really appreciate any info, contact people and advice you can throw my way:) Thanks and hope you have a good rest of the day! My email is campbell18@gmail.com

    Thanks again,
    Kerri

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  14. Hi Traci, Your blog is very useful. I'm starting to plan my friend's bachelorette party in Miami for next August/September. We are probably going to stay at one of the hotels you recommended. Do you have any spa and male strip club recommendations? My email address is hdboston@yahoo.com. Thanks!!!

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  15. Hi Traci,

    I'm planning my sisters bachelorette and want to include a booze cruise or some sort for Saturday during the day. Any suggestions? It' be much appreciated!

    Thanks!
    Alex

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  16. Hi Traci,
    Can you give me the contact info for LIV?? Thanks so much!!

    Sincerely,
    Sima

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  17. my email address is sima.a.desai@gmail.com; I am helping plan a bachelorette party for my friend and would love to be able to take her to LIV. Thanks so much!!

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  18. Hi Traci!! I'm planning a party in Miami and would love the LIV contact. My email is camille.emma23@gmail.com. Thanks :)

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  19. This post is so helpful! If you would please send me the contact for Liv I will be grateful! Also, do you know what type of music they play on Friday nights? Thank you!!
    kate.tibbits@gmail.com

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  20. I would have to agree that Miami is a destination like no other and it houses different spots that would be perfect as a bachelorette party venue. I was invited to a friend’s bachelorette party at Charlie’s Bistro and Bar (http://www.charliesbistroandbar.com) and the experience was worth the smile and memory. Kudos to a great guide provided here. For someone who plans be in Miami for this purpose should visit this post.

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  21. Check out SoBe Pole Dance Studio, Miami Beach for fun and memeroble Bachelorette Party. Different packages are available: pole dance and lap dance classes, champagne, chocolates, party favors, photographer, party games and much more

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  22. Check out SoBe Pole Dance Studio, Miami Beach for fun and memeroble Bachelorette Party. Different packages are available: pole dance and lap dance classes, champagne, chocolates, party favors, photographer, party games and much more

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  23. Please I also would like some information on reserving a table at LIV and on good male stripper spots. Thank you so very much. My email is azolajt@aol.com

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  24. Thanks for the info! Can you please send me the info for LIV so I can reserve a table? My email is kailen.kouvas@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  25. Chippendales will be performing at Manison in Miami Jan 9th - 25th. Def a great place to go for a bachelorette party! Check out their site chippendales.com/miami

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  26. Chippendales will be performing at Manison in Miami Jan 9th - 25th. Def a great place to go for a bachelorette party! Check out their site chippendales.com/miami

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  27. Hi! I am planning a bachelorette party for my sister! I would love the LIV contact!

    My email is Sgandhi08@gmail.com

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  28. Hi Guys! You should plan a Pole Party at Sobe Pole Dance Studio. It's incredibly fun & have different options and prices. You can even add a male dancer if you're interested. I had an amazing time at mine and DEFINITELY recommend it. Check it out! http://www.sobepoledance.com/pole-parties.html

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  29. Hi! Do you have any location updates for 2014?

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  30. I'm interested in booking a table at liv during the first weekend in may. thanks for your info! Kim

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  32. Hi Traci,

    Great post! Thanks for all the info, may I have the info for bottle service at LIV?

    Anniepookie@gmail.com

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  33. Hi,
    Thanks so much for the info, I'm interested in booking a table at LIV memorial day weekend. Could you please email me your contact's information at jazmin.gamboa@gmail.com

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  34. Felicity Coyle3/12/14, 2:48 PM

    Hey guys!

    We had my best friends' bachelorette party in Miami, it was amazing and perfect weather. A really fun option is to do a painting and wine party with Bottle & Bottega Miami (url: www.bottleandbottega.com/miami). It was the perfect start to the evening and they'll come to you and take care of everything. The staff there is really friendly and helpful when trying to book events. They're also getting a studio soon and will have nude model options too, I def. want to plan another party with them when that starts!! Other fun things we did: cocktails at The Broken Shaker (really cool outside garden bar), dinner at The Dutch at the W, and LIV nightclub as someone mentioned (pricey but worth it). Hope this is helpful!

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  35. Hello ladies!

    If you're seeking an exciting, fun filled bachelorette pole party-look no further. Moon Over Miami Cruises offers the best in pre-nuptial parties.Your party on our luxury yacht will be one for the books!
    For more information visit: moonovermiamicruises.wix.com/moon-over-miami

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  36. Hello! I am trying to plan my sister's Bachelorette party in Miami this Labor day weekend. I would like to book a cool activity for all of us to do like salsa dance lessons. Do you know of any places that would accommodate a group of 11 girls for a private lesson? thanks!

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  37. Tia Bradshaw12/27/14, 10:38 PM

    Your blog is amazing... I am planning my sisters bachelorette party for the end of July 2015 and was wondering how you would go about booking at the rooftop party and do you know of any shows that are down there?

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  38. Awesome blog! Can you please email me the contact info to reserve a table at LIV. Thanks! glitter7789@yahoo.com

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    1. Hello,
      I apologized, I misspelled my email add. I am planning to throw a bachelorette party for my best friend this coming August. And I would like your help on whom to contact to reserve a table at LIV. Please email me at taleelaspobres@yahoo.com.
      Thank you so much for your time!

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  40. Can I please get the info on Liv also
    londas72@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance

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  41. Can I please get the info on Liv also
    londas72@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance

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    1. Hello
      I am planning on throwing a bachelorette party in May. Please provide me the information on whom to contact to reserve a table at LIV and Story. Also, a reputable limo company
      Thank you so much.
      upmerr@gmail.com

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  42. Hi! Can I get info on Liv for a bachelorette party on March 4 or 5? Katherine.a.jackson@gmail.com

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  43. WOW! Your post was SO helpful. I was seriously stressing over planning this bachelorette and you gave me some AMAZING info. Would you mind sending me info about LIV?
    My email is m.cuccinello15@gmail.com
    What a great blog, thank you so much!

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