This week I’m changing it up a bit and I’m taking you all over Miami - from the beach, to downtown and even to Doral. We’re checking out some of the smaller venues and making sure we add a little variety in to our Party Patrol circuit.
Thursday, Jan. 19
ABSOLUT Miami Launch Party
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Miami is such a hot city that we were given our own flavor of Absolut Vodka and this week we celebrate in style at the Fontainebleau Hotel. Join Miami’s finest socialites at one of the hottest clubs while you taste the Passion Fruit and Orange Blossom taste of the Miami inspired flavor from ABSOLUT and dance to a special performance by Santigold and sounds by DJ Ross One. It all kicks off at 8pm. Afterwards, stick around and head inside to LIV for Nicky Romero, Sultan and Ned Shepard as they take over the decks for a long night of great house music.
Must be 21+ to get in, dress code is trendy chic.
CoCo Bar Grand Opening
7250 NW 11th Street, Miami
As promised I’m taking you off the beach this week and to Doral for the Grand Opening of CoCo Bar (formerly Club Mystique) for the launch of the all new Thursday night event, Turbulance Thursdays. Enjoy open format music by DJs Joey Tracks and DJC along with house music sessions by DJs Jose Estrada and ESO. Everyone is in free until midnight parking is free all night. CoCo Bar will be open seven nights a week from 5:30 pm and will feature daily 2-4-1 specials during happy hour Monday through Friday and full dinner. For more information call 305-968-8855. You must be 18 to party 21 to drink.
Friday, Jan. 20
Downright Fridays presents AMTRAC
2325 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
To get the weekend off right, head to Louis Bar and Lounge and party it up with some of South Florida’s trendsetting hipsters as you rock out to tunes by special guest Amtrac along with an opening set by Nick Daniels. Downright Fridays promises to bring you a hot mix of electro house beats to keep you dancing until the morning hours, don’t miss out on the fun.
Doors open at 11pm. You must be 21+ to get in and dress code strictly enforced and admission is at the discretion of the doorman.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Saturdays at Philippe
36 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Before hitting the town, start the night off with a little dinner at Philippe at it’s new location across from Nikki Beach (previously home to Opa). I checked it out last week and all I have to say is- it was FABULOUS! My suggestion, start off with the dumpling sampler followed by an order of Chicken Satay, then for your main dish I’d go with the House Filet Mignon. Finally, close out your meal with a decadent dessert like my favorite the Molten Chocolate Cake or the Vanilla Cream Brulee. After that, you will be in heaven and ready to mingle with Miami’s elite socialites as you sip away on specialty cocktails like the Black Dragon or the Midnight Mojito.
Dinner reservations are strongly suggested by going on to their website or calling 305-674-0250
Glass Candy & Chromatics at Grand Central
697 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Keep the energy moving and head downtown for a special guest performance by indie electro-pop duo, Glass Candy as they take the stage at Grand Central alongside the indie electro band the Chromatics, and resident DJ Mike Deuce. Miami’s fave party crew, Poplife, promise to bring you the best in Idie talent with this amazing show at this cool warehouse venue that will have you rocking all night.
Doors open at 8pm, you must be 18+ to get in 21+ to drink. Tickets are currently $20 pre-sale.
Cosmic Gate at SET
320 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
One of the biggest events of the weekend (which I had to include) is at SET Lounge. Saturday night put your hands in the air for special guests Cosmic Gate taking over the turntables. Prepare to hit the dance floor as the DJ Duo drop their latest club anthems such as “Be Your Sound”, “All Around You”, “The Theme”, and many more.
Doors open at 11pm, dress code is strictly enforced, and you must be 21+ to get in. Table reservations are highly suggested. General admission tickets for this event are already sold out, but you can still purchase tickets for a higher value at Wantickets.com.
Sunday, Jan. 22
MURK – 20 Years of Deep
Electric Pickle, 2826 N Miami Ave., Miami
Close out the weekend with Miami’s own MURK DJ duo team of Ralph Falcon and Oscar G alongside resident Lazaro Casanova as they take over to bring you 20 Years of Deep. These guys are pioneers in the dance music scene with classic hits like “Fired Up”, my favorite “Dark Beat”, and their recent track “Believe”. They have rocked the decks all over Miami from the original Club Space to all the new little trendy spots like The Electric Pickle. Be there Sunday night and take a journey into sound with Murk!
Doors open at 10pm, must be 21+ to get in, and dress code is trendy chic.
Marty Party with DJ Hottpants and Ashrock took over Electric Pickle bar and lounge in Wynwood. Photo: Tomas Loewy