A Summer Experience at Rosé Day LA

As an elegant kickoff to summer, the inaugural Rosé Day LA event will bring together thousands of Rosé fans during a daytime picnic with a touch of luxury. Curated cuisine and DJs will keep guests happy as they sip their blush-colored cocktails in the Malibu sunshine. Whether you’re a Rosé aficionado, or just looking for a way to take in a stunning landscape, National Rosé Day won’t be spent better than making this event your weekend destination.

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National Rosé Day

With National Rosé Day only recently being instated in 2015, the new and flourishing “holiday” has excited Rosé fans every year on the second Saturday in June. While there are official celebrations held by its founders, a group of well-established LA hospitality veterans have stepped up to bring a one-of-a-kind celebration to life this year in Los Angeles.

 

Photo: Anastasia Mikhailuk and Gina Zhel – Rose Day LA Launch

Moët & Chandon

The Rosé itself is the star of the event with sponsor Moët & Chandon contributing their Rosé Imperial, Ice Imperial Rosé and Grand Vintage Rosé 09 as featured Champagne selections. The exclusive wine partner, Domaine Bertaud Belieu, will provide their B.B. Rosé for guests to sip along with Voss keeping guests refreshed for the day. A portion of proceeds will also be donated to the event’s charity partner, Art of Elysium an art-based non-profit.

While the beloved pink drink will be the focus, Chef Marc Forgione of Iron Chef will be selecting his favorite gourmet food truck vendors to serve up their best dishes along with creating his own Rosé-inspired food menu to complement the beverage.

Live DJs will keep the energy going as guests sip on pink cocktails in a dress code of “summer chic” pastels and whites. Guests will find leisure games and activities to play in the open landscape along with browsing the available art and luxury brand activations for some summer shopping.

 

Photo: Moët Rosé Impérial

VIP Access

Alongside a General Admission option, the VIP Garden upgrade allows for access to a private lounge space and complimentary meal, dedicated bars serving Rosé-inspired cocktails, and expedited entry for a streamlined experience.

The event team, including Sylvain Bitton, JT Torregiani & David Jarret of LA’s own Warwick nightclub, released a statement saying, “As the inaugural year of ‘Rosé Day LA,’ we are pulling out all the stops to commemorate the national holiday that should be enjoyed by all. ‘Rosé Day LA’ will be the event of the summer.” Sure to be the exciting kickstart to a Los Angeles tradition, don’t miss out on the debut of this classic, summer experience.

 

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The Rosé Day LA event will take place Saturday, June 8th at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, CA from 12:00pm-8:00pm.

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Summer Guide to the Hamptons

One of the hottest annual destinations for an East Coast getaway is The Hamptons, where visitors venture into a luxurious and sophisticated summer vacation. With picturesque seaside resorts, extravagant shopping, and plenty of wining and dining, this East End locale is one of the best places to go to escape the city and enjoy some much-needed R&R. With new, trendy restaurants and activities arriving to the shores each summer, there are a number of ways to keep your Hamptons experience fresh during your lavish summer holiday.

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Southampton

If summer sports excite you, the Southampton Inn will have all your needs met with amenities like shuffleboard, tennis courts, croquet and complimentary bike rentals available for guests. The Inn’s new indoor/outdoor eatery Claude’s is also a great place to grab a delicious bite of their seafood specials in between workouts. The Capri Hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant Oreya will also be a hot spot this summer after recently re-opening with a redesign of the dining room, patio lounge, bar and pool. Night owls can get a taste of the luxurious Hamptons’ nightlife scene at the Southampton Social Club, a restaurant and cocktail lounge where guests come to party alongside live DJ sets and fine dining. Another lively nightclub experience, AM Southampton boasts music lineups with a variety of celebrity guests each weekend.

 

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Sag Harbor

Baron’s Cove is the place to be when it comes to booking a sophisticated Sag Harbor stay. Live music is a common occurrence, along with a saltwater pool and a delectable attached surf-and-turf restaurant so that you’ll never have to venture too far for your entertainment needs. You can also try out Marc Rowan’s new lounge, Main Street eatery Lulu Kitchen & Bar, which features a wood burning oven for delicious wood-fired pizzas. Seafood lovers will also appreciate the bistro’s all-you-can-eat mussels option to get in the seaside spirit. The former Meeting House has been revamped into Wölffer Kitchen, a new hot spot featuring enticing dishes like lobster Cobb and tuna tacos, created with locally sourced ingredients. Their extensive wine list is one of a kind, with 60 percent of the selection being from Long Island wineries. Nightlife in Sag Harbor is limited, but for a trendy place to watch the sunset, Beacon’s beer and wine list will satisfy your craving for a refreshing drink.

 

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East Hampton

You’ll feel the fresh and airy ambiance when you book your stay at The Maidstone Hotel, a Scandinavian-inspired destination with a cozy, comfortable style. It wouldn’t be an East Hampton stay without booking a reservation at Nick & Toni’s–the local mainstay that’s been serving up delicious Mediterranean cuisine for decades. Made popular by its Sag Harbor location, Dopo La Spiaggi in East Hampton is also a great option that offers up a vibrant array of signature, Italian flavors. For a change of scenery, you can take a quick trip to nearby Amagansett to visit Hamptons’ classic venue Stephen Talkhouse. You’ll enjoy a laid back night of notable live music acts while mixing and mingling with visitors and locals alike.

 

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Montauk

Book a room at Gurney’s to take indulge in some R&R at this luxurious spa resort where your days will be filled with massages and aromatherapy as you overlook the water. You’ll want to stop in for brunch at South Edison for hearty, local seafood and a delicious raw bar from Chef Todd Mitgang. At the end of Lake Montauk, you’ll be able to watch the sunset from your dinner at The Crow’s Nest–a hot spot that mixes a refined menu with a relaxed, beachside location. Nightlife lovers will have to stop by Ruschmeyer’s, which is filled with locals and visitors enjoying the indoor-outdoor space and partying the night away on a bustling dance floor. For those looking to rub elbows with A-listers, Surf Lodge is a classic celebrity hotspot overlooking Fort Pond. The venue draws in plenty of travelers looking to enjoy their many live music performances and events.

 

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How to Spend a 21st Birthday in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known to be a hot destination for anyone celebrating a big life event, including the rite-of-passage of a 21st birthday. With the newfound ability to order a drink on your own, the possibilities are endless for how to spend your time in a city known for its world-renowned reputation of revelry. Narrow down your options with a rundown of how to take your Vegas birthday adventure to the next level.

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Hotels

Your choice of hotel will make all the difference in the world, so why not splurge on your once-in-a-lifetime 21st birthday adventure? The Cosmopolitan is known for its sleek and sexy atmosphere that will have you feeling sophisticated during your entrance into adulthood. The Wynn and Encore towers will also give a luxurious feel to your stay with a classic style and beautiful views. The extravagant Venetian Resort will also put a lavish touch on your stay with spacious suites and opulent Italian decor. For a great stay just off the strip, the newly renovated Palms will have you feeling like a rockstar with a chic, contemporary design and one-of-a-kind specialty suites.

 

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Activities

Once you step foot onto the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll feel the energy of the city with people from all over the world thrill seeking in the lively, neon setting. You’re sure to get your heart-rate pumping on your 21st birthday by taking a few laps around the track driving a luxury sports car at Exotics Racing. If seeing the city from great heights is more your style, take a helicopter tour of the Vegas Strip for unparalleled views of the night’s sparkling lights. You’ll also get an adrenaline-filled view from the top of the Stratosphere–the tallest observation tower in the country that also includes multiple thrill rides that dangle you over the bustling city below.

 

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Dining

Make the most of your Vegas 21st birthday trip by indulging in some of the world’s finest cuisine [link to Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Vegas blog] featured up and down the Strip. The SLS Hotel is home to Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, an imaginative culinary experience that is known to put an innovative twist on traditional Spanish dishes. Enjoy dinner at Catch at Aria for a trendy, eye-catching destination with an Asian-influenced menu. You won’t go wrong at Spago by Wolfgang Puck, where the celebrity chef has created a menu of mouth-watering American cuisine at The Bellagio. Hakkasan isn’t just a nightclub, but also a luxurious restaurant with a Cantonese-inspired menu that makes for an unforgettable dining experience in a stylish atmosphere.

 

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Dayclubs

One of the best parts of Las Vegas weather is being able to take advantage of it through attending sun-filled day parties where you can celebrate your 21st birthday poolside [link to Best Pools Blog] while hearing your favorite artists. Encore Beach Club at the Wynn is a known favorite where DJs like The Chainsmokers, Diplo and Kygo show off their talents to energized crowds. Head to a Drai’s pool party atop the Cromwell Hotel where hip hop’s finest, including Snoop Dogg, Migos and Future, are known to take the stage. Wet Republic is a go-to for fans of EDM DJs like Steve Aoki, Tiesto and Zedd while at Daylight at Mandalay Bay you’ll find Morgan Page, Rick Ross and Duke Dumont. The new Kaos Dayclub at the Palms Hotel is also a hot destination boasting residencies for Marshmello, Eric Prydz and Kaskade.

 

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Shows

A city made for entertainment wouldn’t be complete without a lineup of shows and music acts to dazzle you during your 21st birthday experience. Lovers of pop music will have plenty of talented stars to choose from with Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Janet Jackson all putting on regular performances in the city throughout the year. You’ll also find bands like Lady Antebellum, Aerosmith and Def Leppard taking their place on stage at hotels along the Strip. You can also take in one of the awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil shows like O Show or Zumanity, or see Absinthe for a vintage circus and cabaret experience.

 

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Photo: “O” show by Cirque du Soleil

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Nightclubs

It wouldn’t be a 21st birthday in Vegas without taking advantage of the overabundance of nightclubs along the iconic Strip. One of the newest and most buzzed about destinations is Kaos, which brings stars like Cardi B, G-Eazy and Deadmau5 to the stage regularly. You’ll be feeling the energy at XS with performers like Drake, Alesso and Marshmello entertaining crowds in the indoor-outdoor space. You’ll also get a unique experience at Encore Night Swimone of the few nighttime pool parties on the Strip, featuring acts like Anna Lunoe, Disclosure, Galantis and Rufus Du Sol. The Wynn’s other nightclub, Intrigue, will have you dancing to RL Grime, Diplo and Dillon Francis while Marquee at The Cosmopolitan puts on shows from dance music legends like Benny Benassi and Fedde Le Grand. Aria is home to Jewel nightclub, which features EDM and hip hop acts like Tyga, Nicky Romero and Party Favor.

 

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Photo: Cardi B / KAOS Nightclub

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Bars & Lounges

If you’re narrowing down a place to buy your first drink and kick off your 21st birthday night, the best way to go is to stop into one of Vegas’ hottest lounges for an enhanced pre-party experience. Start your night off at Hyde in the Bellagio with bites and drinks on their terrace overlooking the iconic Bellagio fountain. Head to the Waldorf Astoria to enjoy the sleek SkyBar for signature cocktails and an unparalleled floor-to-ceiling view from the 23rd floor. You’ll also enjoy the view at the elegant Chandelier lounge in The Cosmopolitan, with three levels to take in the sparkling crystal decor. For a vintage-inspired hideaway, The MGM’s new On the Record speakeasy experience is a unique destination with an impressive record store theme.

 

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Dive into Memorial Day with a Vegas Vacation

As temperatures begin to rise at the edge of Spring, Memorial Day stands as the official kick-off to a summer of excitement. Bathing suit season prompts an influx of travel plans as guests book their stay for hotels and resorts in cities across the country. Las Vegas is a popular destination for travelers to migrate to with its thriving culture of nightlife and entertainment that’s perfect for a weekend of fun in the sun. From pool parties to fine dining, there are a number of ways to spend your time on the Strip as you celebrate the first big holiday of the summer.

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Dining

In a city full of impressive restaurants led by celebrity chefs, your options for dining in Vegas are some of the best in the world. Head to the SLS Hotel for a taste of Jose Andrés’ famous Spanish cuisine at Bazaar Meat. Sushi lovers will appreciate the artistry at Mizumi, a dining experience at The Wynn for Japanese and Korean dishes. It won’t be a trip to Las Vegas without visiting a Wolfgang Puck establishment—Cut serves up a delectable menu that redefines steakhouse dining. The newly reinvented Palms Resort and Casino is home to celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s new restaurant Shark. Mixing seafood with a Latin twist, the selection of flavors provides something for everyone as you dine and people-watch overlooking the Kaos nightclub pool.

 

Photo: Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

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Dayclubs

Vegas is famous for its variety of day clubs that let you party by the pool in front of some of the world’s hottest DJs. If you’re planning to get an early start to your weekend, you can catch a talented DJ take the stage overlooking the Strip at Drai’s Rooftoop Beach Club on Friday afternoon. Audiences will be dancing to the beat at the iconic Encore Beach Club if you stop by on Saturday for an energetic pool party experience. If you’re still powering through by Sunday, close out your weekend by watching a performance at Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay.

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Photo: Drai’s Beachclub

Nightlife

There’s no place like Vegas if you’re a fan of lively nightlife. Crowds are sure to enjoy Intrigue nightclub, featuring EDM DJs at the Wynn on Friday. Popular EDM and hip hop acts draw a crowd on Saturday with performances at the Cosmopolitan’s hot spot Marquee. You’ll also find a DJ on stage that night at Hakkasan keeping up the wild vibe of the weekend. You can catch talented acts at XS Night Swim to round out the weekend on Sunday night, with a unique pool party underneath the stars.

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Shows

The party scene isn’t for everyone, and those with an affinity for an exciting show will love witnessing one of the many awe-inspiring acts taking the stage during the weekend. Watch legendary artists like Janet Jackson perform throughout the holiday at theaters up and down the Strip. Cirque Du Soleil productions of Zumanity, O and The Beatles Love will take you away to colorful worlds with mystical performances.

 

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Nightlife Destinations for a Party Vacation in Ibiza

Ibiza has become synonymous with some of the best parties in the world. Every summer, visitors from all over the globe make their way to Ibiza to experience the fabled nightlife that the island offers, creating some of the best vacation stories of all time. During the day, islanders typically spend their time on one of the many world-class beaches getting a tan or participating in a multitude of day parties and concerts. As the sun sets, the island’s most popular nightclubs turn into exactly what Ibiza is known for; the best party destination in the world. Dance the night away at an energetic nightlife venue where you’re sure to party until the sun comes up during your Ibiza island getaway.

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Amnesia

Arguably the most recognizable venue name on the whole island, Amnesia serves as the quintessential Ibiza nightclub. Amnesia hosts two massive rooms; The Club Room, a dark and dungeonesque space, and the Terrace, a large area with a glass roof that allows the morning’s sunlight to flood in, marking the end of the party. Both spaces have been the backdrop to some iconic nights, and are just waiting for you to come and experience everything they have to offer.

 

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Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Club

This award-winning destination is one of Ibiza’s crown jewels, boasting wild nightlife events within the venue of the Ushuaïa Ibiza Hotel. Attend the perfect beach party that’s filled with music blasting from some of the world’s best DJs who take the stage in front of hundreds of fans. With your hotel room overlooking the performance below, you’ll have a perfect view of the action with a convenient, private space to enjoy your exciting night.

 

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Hï Ibiza

Electronic music fans will relish in the atmosphere of Hï Ibiza, a nightclub that brings energetic and mystique to its crowds of excited guests. The state-of-the-art setting filled with lights and art installations attracts thousands each year to enjoy the highly-coveted space. Events featuring some of the world’s best DJs draw in plenty of EDM fans to experience a night of music and celebration.

 

Hï Ibiza

Privilege

With a world record for being the World’s Largest Nightclub, you’ll get lost in the excitement at Privilege–a nightlife superclub that holds up to 10,000 partygoers. This historic destination has been attracting Ibiza’s finest since the 70s, and hasn’t missed a beat at attracting thousands to dance the night away in the one-of-a-kind space.

 

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Pacha

Ibiza’s finest head to Pacha for a lavish escape into a world of entertainment. The world-renowned brand plays host to some of the hottest international DJs in an expansive venue that holds more than 3,000 guests. Partygoers bring their dancing shoes to this lively locale to mix, mingle and get the true Ibiza nightlife experience.

 

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Lío

This new hot spot combines mystery and elegance with a variety of music styles to inspire the crowds of partygoers. With unique, Mediterranean dishes served on the beautiful outdoor terrace, the restaurant will satisfy your senses and give you a perfect view of the city’s lights. Their cabaret performances are also sure to impress with dancers taking the stage for a performance to remember.

 

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DC-10

Since 1999, DC-10 has done things a little bit differently than any other club on the island. They provide little-to-no publicity or advertising for their events, which limits their customer base to those who do their research and are really there to party. DC-10 has long been known for its no-holds-barred parties that will leave even the most experienced ravers with their jaws on the floor.

 

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The Ninth

Start your night off at one of the most stylish and sophisticated bars in Ibiza, The Ninth. Located on the ninth floor of the Hard Rock Hotel, this chic rooftop sky bar supplies guests with beautiful panoramic views of Playa d’En Bossa and Ses Salines National Park. The monochrome and minimalist design of The Ninth resembles that of a modern yacht, and with vintage champagne and craft cocktails, you’ll feel the same levels of luxury.

 

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Benimussa Park aka The Zoo Project

World famous for their “Zoo Parties,” Benimussa Park hosts some of the most mind-boggling day parties on the island that extend long into the night. Elegant dressing and intricate animal body paint are commonplace at this venue, so don’t be surprised if you end up dancing with a tuxedo-clad zebra. Fire dancing, meditation pits, break dancing competitions and high-quality techno music are all things you can expect to find at ‘The Zoo.’

 

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Kumharas

Just a short taxi ride from San Antonio, this exotic venue will have you feeling like you’ve been transported to a fantasy land. Kumharas is unique in Ibiza, as it possesses a mellow and relaxed atmosphere with more sophisticated drinks. This beachy hangout is great for a refined night of sipping and dining as an alternative to indulging in the energetic nightclub scene.

 

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Destino

Opened in 2013, Destino is one of the most recent additions to the Destino Pacha Resort roster. Located above the Talamanca resort on the cliffs of Cap Martinet, Destino offers some of the best views of Ibiza Town that can be found anywhere on the island. Destino is sometimes used for huge open-air parties with world-famous DJs but also hosts its own nightclub, TOX, that is hidden away in the basement of the venue.

 

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Sip Spirits at Some of the Best Cocktail Bars in London

London boasts the world’s most progressive culture of cocktail makers and drinkers. Other than shopping and sightseeing, exploring the nightlife and cocktail bar scene can be one of the most fun parts about being in London. From secluded and plush drinking dens to high-end hotel bars, you can find a great cocktail just about anywhere in the city. Whether you’d like to sip a handcrafted negroni in sumptuous surroundings or grab yourself a brand new creation from the bartender at the little bar down the alley, London’s cocktail scene has something for everyone.

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Artesian Bar at the Langham

The Langham London is one of London’s most famous hotels, and the bar that sits below it is one of London’s most iconic nightlife hot spots. The Artesian Bar at the Langham offers visitors an extensive rum selection, champagne list, and an ever-evolving cocktail menu. The sophisticated bar takes influence from traditional Chinese architecture and design which creates an intimate yet community-oriented space.

 

Photo: Artesian Bar at the Langham / Selfie Compatible cocktail

Photo: Artesian Bar at the Langham

McQueen

McQueen in Shoreditch is the quintessential James Bond bar, with antique aviation decorations, dim lighting, and three distinct rooms that all house a different personality. McQueen has often been referred to as ‘London’s Best Club’ for their sophistication and attention to detail. Comfortable booths and a full bar menu create the perfect night-out atmosphere, and you don’t even need to be 007 to enjoy it.

 

Photo: McQueen / Latin Lovers cocktail

Photo: McQueen London

69 Colebrooke Row

69 Colebrooke Row, often referred to as “The Bar With No Name”, sits along a quite Islington backstreet with a seemingly innocent exterior and no flashy gimmicks. This bar is for those who can really appreciate a great drink. The unpretentious and dimly lantern lit interior contains an antique wooden bar, behind which masters of alcohol craft the best cocktails you will ever have, hands down. Gentle jazz music and an Italian cafe-based design will ensure total relaxation.

 

Photo: Prairie Oyster 69 Colebrooke Row

Photo: 69 Colebrooke Row

Mahiki

Mahiki is looking to change the age-old stereotype that London remains in a constant state of rain and clouds. You will find nothing but sunshine and good times in this downtown Polynesian cocktail bar. Mahiki offers an area for dancing as well, leaving you plenty of room to party the night away at this celebrity hot spot.

 

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Photo: Mahiki London

The Connaught Bar

The Connaught Bar in Mayfair is an essential stop for anybody interested in history. A decor that brings the ‘20s back to life and a bold cocktail menu that perfectly combines old and new is exactly why The Connaught Bar has been awarded so much praise. If you like what you taste, they distill their own gin in-house so you can take a bottle home with you.

 

Photo: The Connaught Bar / Gentleman Spritz

Photo: The Connaught Bar

Ronnie Scotts

If you’re in the market for dinner and a show, Ronnie Scott’s jazz club is an essential stop. Exceptional drinks and a full food menu to match is why Ronnie Scott’s continues to draw in such big crowds after 60 years, and why many of the jazz world’s biggest names have played here more than once. Since their renovation, the club serves modern sophistication through their decor and the soul of jazz music through their drinks.

 

Photo: Ronnie Scott’s

Photo: Ronnie Scott’s

The Zetter Townhouse Cocktail Bar

Designed by Russell Sage, this cocktail bar’s interior feels more like an eclectic friend’s home rather than a bar and lounge. Plush seating, dim lighting, bookcases filled to the brim with stories and crackling fires are what make the Zetter Townhouse Cocktail Bar the perfect place for a relaxing evening out on the town. The drinks are created from taking inspiration from local distilling and drink-making history, and the Townhouse often hosts parties that are reflective of that history.

 

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Toast to the Good Life at the Best Cocktail Bars in Miami

Every year, millions of people flock to the city of Miami for their perfect weather, beautiful beaches, and unparalleled nightlife. There’s a never-ending list of things to do and places to see in and around Miami, but nothing compares to relaxing after a long day with a drink at one of the city’s many impressive bars and lounges. Before your next trip to the Magic City, check out these picks for some of the best cocktail bars so you’ll know exactly where to go to unwind.

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Los Altos

From the creators of Ball & Chain comes a new hole-in-the-wall destination that you can find up the stairs from Taquerias el Mexicano. Keeping with the South of the Border theme of their downstairs neighbors, Los Altos brings bright decor and a Mexican-influenced cocktail menu.

 

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Cafe La Trova

Longtime cocktail creators Julio Cabrera and Michelle Bernstein have brought Miami a slice of classic and modern Cuban-inspired drinks and eats. Cafe La Trova pays homage to 1980’s Miami Cuban culture with their design as well as their menu, and even offer a top-tier coffee counter.

 

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Astra

This rooftop paradise has a wide enough range of Greek-inspired cocktails to make you feel like you’ve traveled to Santorini. The space combines an industrial chic vibe with the ‘ambience of Mykonos’ to truly set it apart from its competition.

 

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Boombox

Walking into Boombox is just like taking a step back in time to the late ’80s and early ‘90s. With a menu that boasts cocktails like the “Lemon Drop the Mic” and “The Longest Island Iced Tea,” Boombox is a different party every night with new music daily and fun themes for special occasions.

 

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Kaido Miami

Brad Kilgore and award-winning bartender Nico de Soto have teamed up to bring Miami a little piece of Japanese culture in their newest cocktail bar, Kaido. Traditional Japanese drinks and eats with a fun modern twist can be found on the menu at Kaido. Behind the bar is a secret speakeasy dubbed AMA, where guests that are in the know can have a unique drinking experience of their own.

 

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Broken Shaker

Vacationers from all over the world flock to Broken Shaker in the Freehand Hotel for their award-winning and world-renowned handcrafted cocktails. Exotic produce and freshly-made, mysterious elixirs are used to create delicious drinks with international flavors that will have you coming back time and time again. If you want to enjoy the beautiful Miami weather, take a seat in their backyard patio that gives guests a secluded outdoor drinking experience.

 

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Bar Bevy

Located above Pharrell William’s restaurant Swan, Bar Bevy serves as its exotic and mysterious counterpart. Velvet seating, heavy curtains, dark wood floors, and interesting wall art make for some serious Arabian Nights vibes. To escape the dark interior, they also have airy, outdoor seating with string lights and heaters for chilly evenings.

 

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Jaguar Sun

Recently opened on the ground floor of the luxurious X Miami apartments, Jaguar Sun has been creating quite a bit of buzz in the downtown bar scene. Using a large variety of popular and small batch brands of liquor, the team at Jaguar Sun have created a unique and satisfying selection of cocktails, ranging from all the classics to new tiki drinks.

 

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Lost Boy

Lost Boy is a two-story downtown Miami cocktail bar with quite the unique variety of interior designs. Whether you’re a fan of the American Southwest, traditional English pubs, or even drunken sailor bars, you can find it all at Lost Boy. The menu reflects the designs, in that they offer a straightforward menu of drinks and snacks that have stood the test of time. Along with cocktails, you can expect to see wines, tap-only beers served in pints, and exceptional coffee.

 

Photo: Lost Boy

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Taste the Perfect Brew at the Best Breweries in LA

Craft beer breweries, as well as home breweries and microbreweries, have gained immense popularity in the last few decades and have turned the once-small community into a $26M per year industry. At the heart of all the commotion is Los Angeles, a city where craft beer is appreciated almost as much as its beaches and sunshine. In the spirit of celebrating National Beer Day on April 7th, consider stopping by to visit some of the best breweries and taprooms all around the city.

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Arts District Brewing Co.

Arts District Brewing Co. is changing the landscape of the Downtown Los Angeles drinking community. An exposed industrial chic interior and large community spaces make it the perfect spot to host events, or just stop in for a drink. If you’re feeling peckish, they also offer a chef-driven pub menu that pairs well with any of their craft brews.

 

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The Stalking Horse Brewery and Freehouse

This European-style brewhouse and pub may look edgy with its black walls and dark leather barstools, but don’t let the look fool you. The Stalking Horse is a pleasant and exciting place to grab a drink with some friends, or order from their vegan-friendly bar menu. A future-forward drink program puts a unique spin on classic cocktails, and their craft beer selection is second to none.

 

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Highland Park Brewery

The award-winning beer crafters from northeast Los Angeles have a new location on the edge of Chinatown that offers even more space for brewing and mingling. You can enjoy excellent beer made inhouse and exceptional bites out of their full kitchen. The team will often bring in guest chefs and beer crafters to show off their work in this Highland Park destination.

 

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Boomtown Brewery

Within the heart of the Arts District lies Boomtown Brewery, a space with an onsite taproom where the masses can come and relax with a crisp craft beer. Wooden communal tables, an extra large bar, and shuffleboard tables do a great job of creating a feeling of community within the warehouse brewery.

 

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Mikkeller Bar

The internationally-renowned beer brewing experts of Mikkeller opened their first Los Angeles location on the edge of South Park back in 2017, and have been changing the game ever since. Their massive and beautiful space serves as a place where beer novices and aficionados alike can come together and enjoy marvelous flavors. They also offer a full menu with a large selection of smoked meats made in-house.

 

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Dry River Brewing

Dry River Brewing, situated on the edge of Downtown LA, has a mission of focusing on community development through introducing exceptional craft beers to the neighborhood. Their taproom is an eclectic space that utilizes a large number of reclaimed and recycled elements to create a cozy and warm interior feel. They offer an ever-changing menu of around 10 drafts that are sure to impress even the most experienced beer connoisseur.

 

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Sunset Beer Company

Reminiscent of a study or a library, this dimly lit brewhouse and bottle shop has trinkets to distract for hours. Along with a small but well-crafted tap lineup, they also serve as a premier provider of hard-to-come-by bottles and cans from all throughout history. The Sunset Beer Company is charming and magical enough to keep you entertained all evening.

 

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Party with LA’s Finest at Warwick in Hollywood

Any Angeleno looking to experience a fun evening on the town knows that the city’s ever-changing nightlife landscape is what helps keep Los Angeles exciting. But what happens when one destination continuously evolves all on its own? Warwick’s unique practice of staying fresh by regularly redesigning their space has placed them as a staple in the Hollywood club scene. For partygoers looking to revel amongst lavish décor, stylish crowds and trendy playlists, Warwick has established itself as a Sunset Boulevard go-to in the heart of Hollywood.

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Warwick’s creativity in the conceptual theme of the property perseveres with each new re-imagination. From dark and mysterious earth-toned furnishings, to a beachy and playfully-referenced Scarface theme, to vibrant Moroccan ornaments, each new design elicits a refreshing feel to the space that reignites each guest’s inner party animal. No matter the design, clubgoers are always guaranteed to be surrounded by an ambiance that keeps them returning as the experience evolves.

Regular customers are treated like celebrities, and celebrities are treated like regular customers.


In entering the main room, guests can immediately tell they’re in for a night of elegance, as lounge-worthy sofas and coffee tables stocked with drink mixers accentuate the grand nature of the space. Whether it’s a table fit for a small group of friends, or the larger elevated booths that run along the sidelines, any visitor feels welcomed in the spacious yet cozy atmosphere. For those without bottle service, there’s no problem getting a drink at the three-sided bar that lets guests mix with club patrons as bartenders mix their drinks. A specialty cocktail menu to compliment the theme features satisfying concoctions that offer great alternatives to ubiquitous club drinks. Those looking for more intimacy can head to the upstairs bar which overlooks the party from above. The additional bottle service tables, and standing room perfect for a dance break, allow you to witness the bustle of the lower level while still being able to enjoy a quality conversation with friends.
 

 

 

With a dim, lounge environment perfect for getting lost in the night’s escapades, Warwick is a natural draw for VIP clientele. From socialites and actors to DJs and pop stars, Hollywood’s elite often stop by to indulge in the luxury of a vibrant crowd and quality service. Photographers waiting outside the club is a common occurrence, as paparazzi hope to catch a glance of Calvin Harris, Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown or any of the club’s other recognizable faces.

Aside from the more well-known visitors, the bevy of partygoers stopping by every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday bring in plenty of energy to keep the celebration going all night long. The chic, attractive crowd, combined with a regularly refreshed design, creates the perfect vibe for any night owl looking to get their fill of the Hollywood nightlife scene.

 

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For more information on booking bottle service tables or private events at Warwick, contact concierge@zochagroup.com.

 

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Photo: Warwick LA

Photo: Warwick LA

Photo: Warwick LA

Experience NYC at the Tribeca Film Festival

The 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place this year in Tribeca, New York, from April 24th to May 5th. The festival is one of the highest-acclaimed film festivals in the country and will include films by Jared Leto, Christoph Waltz, and Margot Robbie along with 103 other documentaries and indie films. Making it their personal mission to promote equal opportunities for filmmakers of all backgrounds, 40% of this year’s features were directed by women and 29% were directed by people of color. Their exceptional standards make for a festival that recognizes only the highest quality talent in the industry and showcases a diversity of stories to be told. The festival will open on April 24th at the Apollo Theater with Roger Ross Williams’ newest documentary “The Apollo” kicking off the exciting event. Those planning to attend the festival will have a range of places to stay, dine and party during the almost two weeks worth of festivities.

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Hotels

Baccarat Hotel New York

A 5-star experience from start to finish is what you can expect when you stay at the Baccarat Hotel New York. Just a short ride away from the Apollo Theater, the Baccarat is a prime location for festivalgoers to have easy access. Unwind after a long day at their award-winning spa, or head downstairs to the bar and lounge that offers unique cocktails and great views of the city.

 

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Photo: Baccarat Hotel Spa

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

Situated in Downtown Manhattan, the Four Seasons is just a quick trip to Tribeca, giving you plenty of space to enjoy the whole city. The landmark luxury highrise offers guests chic rooms with a wide variety of amenities such as espresso machines, marble countertops and showers, and 24-hour room service.

 

Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Downtown NYC

Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Downtown NYC

Dining

The Greek

The Greek can be found in the northwestern area of the neighborhood and serves up classic Greek fare in an atmosphere that is both unpretentious and unassuming. The Greek is a Michelin Star-holding restaurant that sticks to classic Grecian cuisine like moussaka and shrimp saganaki.

 

Photo: The Greek Tribeca

Photo: The Greek Tribeca

China Blue

China Blue serves up the highest quality Asian cuisine that you’ll find in the city. This eatery puts modern twists on classic Asian dishes, such as lion’s head meatballs and crispy skin-on eel. The interior design truly channels 1930s Shanghai, with a high-quality ambiance and a feeling of community.

 

Photo: China Blue

Photo: China Blue

Nightlife

Terroir Tribeca

Located in the heart of Tribeca, Terroir offers guests an extensive wine list along with cocktails and a full food menu. Terroir would be the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine after a day of watching films and networking with the festival’s industry attendees.

 

Photo: Terroir Tribeca

Photo: Terroir Tribeca

Belle Reve

A dimly lit bar that serves eclectic and timeless cocktails, Belle Reve is a neighborhood favorite in Tribeca. Their traditional cocktail menu stays consistent throughout the trends of the industry, and that’s often the reason people keep coming back. Their perfectly executed elixirs make for a notable destination while you’re in the neighborhood.

 

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Photo: Belle Reve

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