Miami's legendary South Beach has long been on the map as a destination for fun in the sun and after dark, too, which makes it just about perfect for a bachelorette party weekend. One of the best parts of heading out for a South Beach bachelorette party? Every new hotspot that you might want to check out is going to be within walking distance (or a short Uber XL ride) from your hotel home base, so save those limo funds for something else you might want to splurge on. Say, sipping sparkling rosé in a VIP lounge with this beach view, above? Whatever your fancy, we’ve rounded up a few hot tips for you, direct from South Beach.
NYC Decamps to SoBe
If you love the energy of the Big Apple, you’ll definitely want to consider adding one of these new South Beach destinations to your bachelorette party agenda. Employees Only, New York’s legendary speakeasy-style cocktail bar and restaurant, has opened an outpost at the chic and retro Washington Park Hotel South Beach, located on Washington Avenue at 11th Street, just a couple of blocks from the beach. In addition to importing E.O.’s signature cocktails and swagger, the South Beach location has an expanded late night eats menu that is guaranteed to satiate any after-midnight cravings. Cuban croquettes? Ummm, yes, please!
Up on 21st Street, New York City’s Blue Ribbon restauranteurs, the Bromberg brothers, have opened their first Blue Ribbon project in Miami, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill at the newly unveiled Plymouth Hotel, another refurbished vintage gem. In addition to traditional nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls, the menu features signature Blue Ribbon entrees such as oxtail fried rice and their famous fried chicken, of course. Reservations are recommended.
The Ritz-Carlton South Beach Ups the Ante
Located on prime beachfront real estate at the corner of Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue—literally, the heart of South Beach—the Ritz-Carlton South Beach is going for gold in 2017. So far this year the property has unveiled a sexy new flagship restaurant and lounge, TATEL Miami, imported from Madrid; a fully renovated spa with exclusive amenities and a new menu; and a new Club Lounge, which is a super sweet VIP perk for any bachelorette.
All Club Level rooms and suites have complimentary access to the top-floor lounge, which serves breakfast, snacks throughout the day, and appetizers and other light fare in the early evening, as well as complimentary beverages—including chilled bottled water and that sparkling rosé we mentioned earlier. A dedicated Club Level concierge is always on hand to help with bachelorette party plans, transportation, reservations, and photo ops, of course!
Speaking of VIP Services…
Summoning a private beach butler to deliver food and bev requests to you and your bachelorette squad at your toes-in-the-sand locale, all through the ease of an app? This, ladies, is why we love technology. Who wants (or needs) to pack up and exit the beach just to make sure no one gets hangry or thirsty—or have to deal with flagging down a server during prime-time beach hours—when the EazyO can bring everything to you?
Your beach location will determine which menus are available (same as any other food delivery app), and we’re impressed by the offerings. From homestyle guac, tacos, and margaritas to a wagyu burger and truffle fries or roasted portobello panini, this is beach grub at its finest. All the better to make sure everyone's bellies are full, and the chill vibes can keep on keeping on … at least until it's time to pack up and head inside and get ready for your big night out!