We’re in the final two-week stretch of summer before we gear up to party hard for Labor Day Weekend. To keep you dancing through the night here are our Top 5 picks of the best parties this week in Miami. This week you’re in for a special treat as artists such Will.I.Am and Travie McCoy will guest DJ and take over the clubs. Get your game on and get ready to PARTY!
Felix da Housecat at Mynt
1921 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 786-276-6133
Groove with the coolest Cat around as Romain Zago invites everyone to dance on tables, throw your hands in the air and get loud with special guest Felix Da Housecat. (Opening set by resident Julian Ingrosso.)
From the moment you step inside Mynt you can feel the energy rush. People dance everywhere and anywhere they can find a space. When the DJs prepare for a nasty drop it’s as though the entire club is in slow motion – then it comes. The beat drops and the place goes WILD with excitement! Napkins in the air, gorgeous hair swinging around, and arms waving like they just don’t care. Thursday night it’s going to be a madhouse when DJ Felix Da Housecat takes over with his style of music known as electroclash – a blend of house, hip-hop, R&B, and electro. Some of his most popular hits include the tracks “LA Ravers”, “Sinnerman”, “Like Something For Porno”, and my favorite “Silver Screen”.
Dress code is strictly enforced, you must be 21 to get in, and table reservations are highly recommended.
In the Studio with DJ Drama at Mansion
1235 Washington Ave. Miami Beach; 305-531-5535
If you want to skip the house music and get down and dirty to some great hip-hop instead, I suggest making your way to Mansion nightclub to get In the Studio with DJ Drama alongside resident DJ Konflikt. In the Studio with the 400 Club is one of the more upscale hip-hop events that go on during the week and always brings in top names to rock out with South Florida’s finest. DJ Drama (a.k.a. Tyree Cinque Simmons) is an Atlanta based hip-hop artist and official DJ for Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. and T-Pain’s Freaknik: The Musical. So put on your dancing shoes and throw on your hottest threads.
944 Nightlife Issue Release Party at LIV
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680
There is only one pick for Friday night and it is packing major ammunition. LIV nightclub is really living up to its name as the hottest club around with a powerhouse of special guests including DJ sets by the Black Eyed Peas’ Will.I.Am and Apl.De.Ap, along with a set by S.K.A.M. artist Graham Funke , and a performance by Travie McCoy (of Gym Class Heroes). Talk about an insane line-up. I suggest you get there early and make sure to dress to impress. Doors open at 11 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28
Miami.com Summer Nights with Wodka Vodka at SET
320 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305-531-2800
Saturday night head to SET Miami nightclub on Lincoln Road to mix and mingle with Miami.com for another edition of Miami.com Summer Nights featuring complimentary Wodka vodka open bar from 10 p.m. to midnight. DJs Chicco Secci and Ron Luna will provide a sexy house soundtrack for the night to keep the party flowing.
Make sure to RSVP here to get on the guest list. Dress code will be enforced, so no sneakers, hats, baggy jeans – dress to impress. And you must RSVP to get in the doors.
Once you are in, look for me and the Miami.com crew. And if you follow us on Twitter (@Miamicom) and are at the event you could be in for a surprise giveaway.
Once the clock turns midnight and the Wodka vodka bar turns into a pumpkin (potato?), stick around and party with special guest DJ Ian Carey and his amazing house set featuring his hits “Red Light”, “Get Shaky, “SOS”, “Keep Rising” and “Shot Caller”. Eric Millon and Michael Capponi invite the hottest group of socials to come together, rock out, and party all night. And since there’s no work the next day, get yourself together and party with Miami.com and Ian Carey at SET.
To purchase your pre-sale tickets for Ian Carey go to WantTickets.com.
Sunday, Aug. 29
Sundance presents Sultan at SET
320 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305-531-2800
A great way to close out your weekend is by heading to SET nightclub for Sundance with special guest Sultan coming straight from Canada to rip the decks with upbeat house tracks that will have you on your feet till the sun comes up (or you have to get to work, whichever comes first).
This internationally known DJ has performed all over Europe, the Middle East, and throughout the U.S. This weekend he’s bringing his hits “Give It All Away”, “This Is Our Night”, and “You Can Be the One” to turn up the volume and keep the crowds moving with his combination of breaks, progressive house, and electro for a vibrant combo of dance music. Doors open at 11 p.m.