Whether it’s a bachelor party you’re planning or a bachelorette, Miami is a solid choice when traveling with a group of friends to celebrate a future bride or groom’s last hurrah. Bachelor parties in the Magic City can be as tame or wild as you’d like, with so many places to party, beaches to chill at, and restaurants and bars for fantastic food and drink options. Below, we’ll share our favorite places to stay, what to see, and where to eat and drink for a fun and successful bachelor party weekend in sunny South Florida.
There are plenty of great places to stay in Miami, and so it all depends on what you’re looking to do on this trip. Is it proximity to bars and restaurants that is important to you? Or do you prefer a neighborhood that’s walkable and pedestrian-friendly? The Standard Miami Beach is a beautiful hotel if the goal is to hang out by the pool, play some games and take lots of naps. The Freehand is also fun and budget-friendly with one of the best poolside cocktail bars (Broken Shaker) and a brunch spot (27 Restaurant) that’s out of this world.
If you're on a budget, Generator Miami has a similar chilled out vibe and has plenty of room options for the frugal traveler. Want a hotel stay that’s a little wilder—and fancy? Opt for somewhere like the Fontainebleu or the SLS South Beach. Both hotels have clubs, restaurants, and even pool parties with champagne for days.
For a little Southern hospitality, Yardbird is a winner with its fried chicken dishes, strong bourbon cocktails, and really rich sides (mac and cheese, please). If it’s a quick Cuban meal you’re set on, Puerto Sagua hits the spot if you’re in the South Beach area. If near Wynwood, hit up Enriqueta’s. It’s authentic, cheap, and oh-so-delicious. Sometimes when eating with a group, it’s challenging to decide on one restaurant or food group. But at the new Time Out Market, you can have it all. There’s sushi, burgers, vegan options, and even pastries here. There’s also—you guessed it—a bar. If steakhouses are more your thing, try Red. Los Fuegos at the Faena Hotel is also a superior Argentinian steakhouse experience you’ll never forget. Or if elevated Chinese food sounds like it’ll hit the spot, you can’t go wrong with Mr. Chow. Late-night options include La Sandwicherie (the best sandwiches you’ve yet to try!) or Sweet Liberty in South Beach, 1-800-Lucky in Wynwood, or La Moon (Colombian food like arepas and empanadas) in Brickell.
Basement Miami inside the Miami Beach EDITION is a cool place to hang, a club complete with drinks, dancing, ice skating, and even bowling. Mango’s South Beach is the perfect mix of cheesy and tropical. Catch a show or practice your moves here. E11EVEN is an ultra-club that you probably won’t find anywhere else. As a bonus, it's open late, so you can always head there to end the night with a bang and then maybe even watch the sunrise on your way back to the hotel.
For more of an easygoing time, Wood Tavern or Las Rosas on the mainland should do the trick. Both bars never charge a cover, play good music, sell cheap drinks, and have some pretty exciting programming (including drag shows, hip hop DJs, and heavy metal bands) on the regular.
Other Activities and Entertainment
The typical Miami weekend includes food, drinks, and sunshine, yes—but have you considered any out-of-the-box activities to keep your best dudes entertained? Catch a Miami Heat basketball game or a concert at American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. There’s also baseball at Marlins Stadium (the only stadium we know of that has a club and pool on-site and fireworks for every game, whether the home team wins or loses!).
You also shouldn’t leave Miami before participating in some watersports. Go fishing, diving, or snorkeling and keep your eyes open for tropical fish, manatees, dolphins, and sharks—or try kayaking or paddleboarding for an adventure that will also burn some calories. Another must-do activity you probably didn’t think of? Go-karts! Head to K1, an indoor go-kart racing location in Miami, either on your way to or from the airport (it’s just 10 miles away) and start your engines!