Scene & Be Seen Restaurant:
The outstanding food is an afterthought at this steakhouse turned meet market. They have sexy private nooks for your bachelor/bachelorette party or Saturday night out and there’s always a ton of celeb spotting. Make this your "break the bank" meal for your trip..
Hotel That's Got It All:
From the sexy, upscale bar, Centro, to the melt in your mouth sushi of Katsuya, the SLS is one of Miami's newest boutique hotels that houses world-renowned chef José Andrés’ restaurant, The Bazaar. There's no need to ever leave the hotel as the scene comes alive at Hyde Beach Thursday-Saturday nights with a well-heeled crowd dancing indoors and outdoors to a DJ. Make sure you stick around for the weekend, because their Saturday/Sunday afternoon pool parties take a page out of Las Vegas' notebook.
Club Of The Moment:
There are so many sick club options on South Beach, but the one on everyone's lips right now is Story. Attracting the biggest DJs, with a huge sound system, state of the art light shows and sexy women in costumes dancing, this place knows how to keep the crowd inspired. It's an over the top club for your over the top night out in Miami. Honorable mentions: Story's sister club LIV, Mokai (Mondays), Set, Space (after hours), & Mansion are all great options.
Best Foodgasm Brunch Spot:
I had one of the best brunches of my life here. Their Bloody Mary's are on another level, complete with a wedge of bacon in it! Other standout dishes include: '77 Elvis Chocolate Chip Pancakes with banana compote, bourbon maple syrup and peanut butter; Maple Glazed Doughnuts; Chicken & Watermelon Waffles with chilled spiced watermelon, on a cheddar cheese waffle and honey hot sauce.
Not Your Mother's Pool Party:
Saturday: HYDE BEACH/ SLS
Sunday: SHORE THING/ SHORE CLUB
Guys with rock-hard bodies, women wearing barely-there bikinis and everyone peeping through the darkest sunglasses possible so they don't get caught staring. Both these parties feature high-energy DJs spinning to a bottle-popping crowd. Your eye-popping bill will eventually come, but you’ll have no regrets as you had a rock star afternoon filled with memories and plenty of selfies for Instagram.
Honorable mentions: WET at the W South Beach, Privileged Sundays at The Delano, and Highbar at The Dream Hotel on Sundays.