The Complete Miami Bachelor Party City Guide

Gather the guys in the Sunshine State's party capital.
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james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
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James Wong
james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
Travel Writer & Expert
  • James Wong is a freelance travel writer and expert.
  • He's reported for publications including VOGUE, GQ, Time Out and Thrillist.
  • James has lived in London, Tokyo and New York; and has traveled to almost every corner of the world.
Updated Jul 13, 2023
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A Miami bachelor party comes with plenty of daytime and nighttime fun. The East Coast hot spot offers an upscale arts and culture scene to supplement Miami's famed beaches and nightlife. With plenty of outdoor activities and water sports, a bachelor party in the 305 is one no groom (or attendee) can forget. It's no wonder Miami has consistently held its spot as a top 10 bachelor party destination in the country—according to The Knot 2023 Bach Party Study, it was the seventh most popular city in 2022.

In This Article:

What Are Some Miami Bachelor Party Ideas?

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Miami has epic beaches, an awesome Cuban food scene, and plenty of nighttime activities to satisfy every type of group. So if you're looking for a chill vibe, you've found a great spot to soak in the sun and hang in the sand. If you're in the mood for something a little livelier, you've also headed to the right destination: Miami is the party capital of the USA. With plenty of bars and world-class clubs that stay open until all hours of the morning, partying is a pastime in the 305. (Grooms: Thank your crew for attending with customized gifts from The Knot Shop.)

For the Water Sports Enthusiasts

If your groom likes time out on the water, Miami is the place to be. Choose between options like renting a yacht for the day that's outfitted with plenty of water toys, deep sea fishing for mahi and tuna, taking a speed boat tour of the coast, snorkeling and diving Florida's reefs, or just enjoying a chill day on the beach.

For the Revelers

A Miami bachelor party is built for those who want to party all day and all night. Case in point: During the day, groups can easily join boaters, kayakers and yachties for a fun-in-the-sun sandbar party. After the sun has set, rent a party bus to take you from nightclub to nightclub. With premium liquor, an open bar and VIP access, maybe even start your own party (especially if you find a worthy bachelor pad).

For the Foodies

Don't forget those with hungry stomachs. In Miami, every foodie will find something to satisfy their cravings from authentic Cuban food to the eats on South Beach (consider a foodie tour here). Plus, plenty of gourmet restaurants for those with a refined palate.

What Do You Do at a Bachelor Party in Miami?

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With so much on the table in Miami, it may be hard to narrow your bachelor party itinerary down to just a long weekend. Don't worry, we've got you covered, with a three-day Miami bachelor party itinerary that will fit everything in, and make the most of your weekend:

Day 1

Morning: Check in your hotel or Airbnb and then head out for brunch at one of Miami's top spots: Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Serving classic southern fare like biscuits and gravy, smoked brisket (also over biscuits), and creole steak and eggs, you'll also find an inventive cocktail menu, extensive beer list, and even brews made in-house.

Afternoon: If you're waiting for the rest of your crew to arrive, find a spot on the sand and spend the day in the sun and surf. But if everyone's arrived early enough, consider experiencing a Florida icon together: The Everglades. On a guided tour of Everglades National Park, you'll ride in an airboat and get up close and personal with the native gators.

Evening: Make your first dinner count with a feast at South Beach's Red the Steakhouse. Named one of the country's top 10 steakhouses by numerous publications including Esquire, Forbes, and Playboy, you'll enjoy your dinner which includes apps like Alaskan king crab cakes and sausage-stuffed hot peppers, and entree options such as bone-in ribeye, a 40-day dry-aged tomahawk, or go big and order the "ultimate meat board" with four cuts and seven sauces. If you don't have the meat sweats after dinner, get ready for your first wild night out, which should start at Mango's for DJs and lively dancing and end at LIV, the notoriously fun nightclub in the luxurious Fontainebleau, where you can party to a live DJ (the world's best all play here) until the early hours of the morning.

Day 2

Morning: Head to the Big Pink for a hefty brunch of hot malted waffles, corned beef hash, breakfast burritos, or a Carolina pulled pork omelette.

Afternoon: A Miami bachelor party isn't complete without attending one of the city's epic pool parties. Make your way to the Cleavlander for their Saturday afternoon Splash parties (starting at 2 p.m.) Entry is free before 3 p.m., and VIP table service packages are available. Top DJs and dancers perform, plus fun activities pop up throughout the day, outside of dancing and jumping in the pool, of course.

Evening:
Make dinner a bit more casual tonight at 1-800-Lucky, a 10,000 square-foot food hall serving variations of pan-Asian dishes (think: ramen and banh mi), with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, two bars, and a karaoke lounge. Then make your way to E11Even, one of Miami's top nightclubs, which throws the ultimate party with celebrity DJs, burlesque performances, dancers on poles, and so much more. Plus, bottle service is available if you want to roll big.

Day 3

Morning: If you can handle it, consider waking up early for a last day on the water with a deep-sea fishing trip. But if you need something a bit more chill, head to Orilla Bar & Grille for an a la carte brunch with offerings like shakshuka, beef empanadas, and a Wagyu burger, plus bottomless drinks for $20.

Afternoon: Pick your poison for today: Take a tour of Miami's top breweries on a party bus with tastings included. Or go hit a few at Miami's Top Golf in Miami Gardens. Or hit up another iconic Miami pool party at the Raleigh Hotel.

Evening: Start the evening with some beers and live music at a more laid-back venue, Ball and Chain. For dinner, head to the Stubborn Seed for an eight-course tasting menu whipped up by a Top Chef alum. Then you have to figure out how to close out the Miami bachelor party weekend: For a more chill night, head to the 41st floor of the EAST Hotel for Sugar, a rooftop bar with unbelievable views of the city. For a rowdier night, head to the BASEment, where you will find a nightclub, as well as bowling and ice skating.

Where Should I Stay in Miami for a Bachelor Party?

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Downtown Miami is one of the country's most walkable cities, so if you plant yourselves in the heart of Miami you should have no trouble getting around to all the hot spots. Even if you're a bit out of downtown to have more space for a larger group, cabs and Ubers are easily accessible.

Best Miami Bachelor Party Hotels

Looking to stay at one of Miami's top hotels? Here's a list of a few bachelor party favorites. Each is centrally or favorably located to the party scene.

SLS South Beach: A luxury stay, this spot puts you and your crew in the same building as the famed SLS pool party.

Courtyard Miami South Beach: A great mid-range hotel with modern, luxury amenities, including a rooftop pool.

The Freehand: Super-budget friendly for your group, it also offers a poolside bar (The Broken Shaker) with a lively nightlife scene around its pool.

Hilton Bentley Miami: Located on Collins Avenue, this South Beach property has unobstructed views

    Best Miami Bachelor Party Home Rentals

    Prefer to rent a house? We've found success using sites like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway.com.

    Two-Bedroom Apartment (Ocean Drive): This affordable option sleeps up to eight and has easy access to the beach and downtown.

    Mediterranean-Style Villa with Pool Bungalow (South Beach): In the heart of the most popular neighborhood in Miami, this private oasis comes with 10 bedrooms, five bathrooms and sleeps up to 16. Did we mention everything is within walking distance? There's also a courtyard, swimming pool and open spaces throughout. No wonder it has favorable reviews.

    A Retreat Home (Wynwood): This four-bedroom rental is located close to one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Miami and is an eight-minute walk from the Wynwood Walls.

    Miami Bachelor Party Nightlife

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    While Miami is the place for bachelors to enjoy Michelin-awarded restaurants and chic beachside bars, venture in and explore the city's energetic nightlife for a well-rounded itinerary.

    Best Miami Bachelor Restaurants

    Bagatelle Miami: Take the bachelor party to the South of France, without the passports; Bagatelle Miami immerses guests in French Mediterranean glamour. The moment you enter, you're transported by sultry interiors, electric DJ beats, and scorching flavors of the French Riviera. A private dining room above the DJ booth is available for large bachelor groups.

    Sushi | Bar Miami Beach: Miami's dining scene is blessed with exquisite international fare, and Sushi Bar is the omakase experience gentlemen of the group shan't forget. An intimate counter carries just 12 prized seats, where patrons sit right in front of the chef's mastery of nigiri creation. Perfect for a traveling party of a dozen if you want the whole place to yourselves.

    COTE Miami: Fancy a Michelin star with your dinner? Then dress sharp for COTE. The Miami outpost follows the runaway success of restauranteur Simon Kim's debut in New York City, earning a coveted star here in 2022. This Design District restaurant serves upscale Korean barbeque under swanky lounge vibes, and private tabletop grills turn up interactive fun.

    Best Miami Bachelor Party Bars

    Living Room Bar: Invite the fellas over to the W South Beach, where a good time is pretty much guaranteed every night of the week. The Living Room Bar is the perfect starting point, from shaking up handcrafted cocktails to the soundtrack of the DJ's hottest beach sounds. Being a destination for celebration, bar-hop to Imra's or the WET bar for extended hours of play within the hotel.

    Watr: South Beach's glorious sunsets are not to be wasted, so take them in over at the 1 Hotel. Their rooftop bar, Watr, pours cocktails, wines, beers, and more alongside Peruvian-influenced Japanese cuisine. Pool adjacent, these ocean views are quite simply sublime.

    R House Wynwood: Miami's not all posh restaurants and beach clubs. As a major LGBTQ+ hotspot, you and the rainbow party can rave it up and forget designer shirts at R House (in more ways than one). A restaurant and bar that'll keep you entertained from drag brunch, to happy hour, to dinner and late-night drinking, queers and their straight buddies all know that if there's a drag performer in the room, it's going to be quite the bachelor ride.

    Bleau Bar: Located in the luxurious Fontainebleau Miami Beach, this glamorous lobby watering hole is for groups who appreciate upscale and beautiful spaces with indulgent people-watching opportunities.

    Expert Miami Travel Tips

    Miami is best reached via Miami International Airport (MIA), however, you may find better deals for flights landing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), just a 30-minute drive away. Rent a car or use ridesharing to get around the city—a limited (and slow) public transit system is too available. October to May is the best time to visit for good weather. With a strong Latin influence, Miamians will often greet others with a kiss on the cheek rather than a handshake. When you're mingling with locals, be cool with puckering up.

    Allyson Johnson contributed to this article.

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