Super Bowl Miami Party Guide 2020

Each year football fans prepare for the sport’s greatest day by finding a place to watch to eat, drink and enjoy the big game. Super Bowl LIV will take place in Miami for the 11th time, a city known to be one of the country’s best destinations for nightlife. For those lucky enough to snag a ticket for the game, they’ll also be surrounded by parties and events happening throughout the weekend in celebration for the occasion. Miami locals and visitors will be able to dance the night away at any of these exciting nightlife events with our Super Bowl Miami party guide 2020.

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E11EVEN

Kick off the big game week by going to E11EVEN, one of Miami’s favored nightclubs. Located within walking distance of Bayfront Park, the club will be hosting a number of events with artist performances and special guests. Sunday’s events will feature a watch party with an open bar and complimentary BBQ, with a post-game performance from Ludacris. Later in the night attendees will witness Marshmello and Roddy Ricch taking the stage, giving EDM and hip hop fans a night to remember.

 

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LIV Nightclub: January 29th – February 2nd, 2020

This world-renowned club will be partying all weekend long with some of music’s hottest artists taking the stage to celebrate the big game. The fun kicks off at LIV on Wednesday, with Snoop Dogg performing his classics for the Miami crowd. Friday’s event will include a set by Tiesto, with Marshmello DJing for attendees on Saturday. The weekend of entertainment will end with Sunday’s performance from Lil Wayne closing out the series of impressive nights.

 

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Maxim Havana Nights Miami – February 1st, 2020

This annual event is known to be one of the most highly-coveted tickets with a star-studded guest list and a luxurious shoreside setting. Attendees will celebrate the sultry brand through partying on the water with special guests Rick Ross and The Chainsmokers entertaining audiences. Luxury ferries and private yachts will be able to dock right along the venue to arrive in style at this exclusive party.

 

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Bootsy on the Water Miami Takeover – January 31st, 2020

The iconic Bootsy Bellows brand arrives to Miami bringing a lavish pop-up event with a view of the seas. Their On the Water celebration will feature a performance from Post Malone in an eye-catching venue where guests can arrive by private car or luxury yacht. Attend one of the week’s most luxurious events and celebrate the big game in style at this buzzworthy party.

 

Photo: Bootsy on the Water Miami Takeover with Post Malone

Photo: Bootsy on the Water Miami Takeover

Story Nightclub – February 1st – 2nd, 2020

Spend the big game weekend at Story Nightclub for an exciting destination as they partner with world-renowned nightlife brand TAO to throw a buzzworthy party. Rapper Da Baby will be showing his talents on Saturday night along with DJ Irie, and Sunday will see Alesso taking the stage for a thrilling soundtrack to end the week.

 

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Rolling Stone Live Miami at SLS South Beach: February 1st, 2020

Sure to be one of the biggest parties of the weekend, Rolling Stone will be hosting an event featuring some of music’s hottest acts. Experience the big game celebration at Hyde Beach in the SLS Hotel to take in sounds from Ciara, DJ Khaled & Friends, and DJ sets by Paris Hilton and DJ Vice. The party is in its 10th year and will be offering up a one-of-a-kind experience during the big game weekend.

 

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Sundance 2020 Film Festival: Highlights & Party Guide

One of the film industry’s biggest occasions each year is the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Industry professionals, celebrities, and film buffs flock to the wintery event for 10 full days of appreciating the best independent film releases. With glamorous industry parties and A-list guest lists, the small town is transformed into a playground for Hollywood. The focus of the festival may be the films, but the party culture is a huge draw as dozens of celebrations go on throughout the week sponsored by big brands and industry players. Get the low down on some of the city’s biggest events where attendees will gather to mix and mingle in the snow.

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Sundance Film Festival 2020 Party Guide

Whether you have a Festival Pass to attend screenings as you please, or individual tickets for anticipated favorites, there are plenty of ways to make the most of the entertaining week. After receiving over 15,000 entries, 118 independent films were chosen to be a part of the legendary festival. In addition to attending premieres, festival goers will enjoy their time through visiting industry panels and mingling with the cinema-loving crowd. With categories like Midnight, late night screenings of burgeoning cult favorites, or New Frontier, films that challenge the boundaries of modern cinema, you’re sure to get a sneak peek of what’s hot in the industry with the variety of films being shown throughout the week.

 

Photo: Sundance Park City – Sundance 2020

TAO Park City

Anyone who has attended TAO nightclubs in Las Vegas or New York City will know what to expect at this exclusive pop-up going on for its 12th year. Friday night will open with DJs Brody Jenner and Devin Lucien and continue with DJ Vice on Saturday and NVM on Sunday. The invite only party will be sponsored by Casamigos, Stella Artois and Chateau d’Esclans and is expected to draw a bevy of star-studded attendees. Partygoers in past years have been treated to special guest performances throughout the weekend from artists like Pharrell, Nas and Kaskade.

 

Photo: Adrian Grenier attends Tao Park City – Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP

MACRO Lounge

The MACRO Lounge comes back each year to host panels and events highlighting up-and-comers in the film industry. In past years, guests like Ava Duvernay, Michael B. Jordan and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have attended the Lounge’s exciting events. The annual invitation-only Midnight Macro Party also occurs each Saturday for a late night destination for guests to party.

 

DIRECTV Lodge Presented by AT&T

A recurring sponsor for the festival, AT&T joins with DIRECTV each year to create a lively space for actors, tastemakers, and industry folk to mix and mingle. The lodge hosts a number of lunches, panels, and dinners for attendees making it a staple in the week’s events.

 

Photo: Direct TV Lodge – Vivien Killilea/Getty Images

Stella’s Film Lounge

Belgian beer brand Stella Artois hosts a lounge space each year on Main Street, bringing together filmmakers and stars who are making innovative moves in the industry. The Stella Artois Film Finishing Fund grant has been presented to its recipients in past years along with Women in Film at this exciting venue.

 

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Lyft Lounge

As one of the official rideshare sponsors of Sundance in the past, Lyft has had a lofty presence in the festival through providing rides for attendees alongside hosting a two-story lounge open to the public. With a photo booth and hot chocolate bar, it’s a go-to stop for film lovers taking a break between films. By night, the venue hosts a variety of events, dinners and cocktail parties.

 

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Canons Raise Your Glass to Cinematography Party

With Canon cameras being a primary choice of equipment for filmmakers, their annual Creative Studio pays tribute to filmmakers’ artistry with pop-up that features interactive displays, snacks and wifi, along with an invite-only Raise Your Glass cocktail party.

 

Photo: Canon – Raise Your Glass to Cinematography

Music Lodge: January 24th-26th, 2020

One of the most star-studded locales during the festival is the Music Lodge, originally created as a lounge for actors and musicians to take the stage and perform for their peers. This year, A-listers like Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Swift and Ben Stiller are on the guest list to enjoy the lounge throughout the weekend. A hosted bar from Heineken and brand product displays will be featured along with media partners doing live interviews with actors and filmmakers.

 

Photo: Salesforce Music Lodge – Tommy Elbrecht

Kia Telluride Supper Suite: January 25th-January 27th, 2020

Nearby in Telluride, The Kia Supper Suite will have events ongoing through the weekend honoring a variety of Sundance featured films. Saturday’s Creative Coalition Dinner will see guests like Olivia Munn and Brad Paisley. The suite will also have cocktail parties for the casts of a range of films like “I Carry You With Me” starring Michelle Rodriguez and “Tesla” starring Ethan Hawke.

 

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14 Valentines Day Dinners in LA

While Angelenos often love to explore their city for new restaurants, nightlife, and activities to do in their free time, Valentine’s Day isn’t just any other day in LA. Love is in the air and people throughout the city will be on the hunt for the best destination to impress their significant other. If you’re looking to create the perfect experience for someone special, reservations are quickly disappearing for these hot Valentines Day dinners in LA are great spots to cozy up to your date this February 14th.

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Delilah

One of h. wood Group’s favored venues is this chic lounge and restaurant with a sleek aesthetic that will add a touch of nostalgia to your night out. Popular with A-listers, it’s sure to draw in LA’s’ finest for an intimate evening of vintage vibes and specialty spirits.

 

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Photo: Delilah Los Angeles

TAO Los Angeles

For a hot spot to see and be seen, TAO in Hollywood may be the perfect place for you to show off your date in the massive, Asian-fusion restaurant. Take date night to the next level with artful design, chic furnishings and a grandiose atmosphere. With a regular menu full of appetizing plates, and a selection of one-night-only specials, there will be plenty of ways to make your dinner experience exceptional.

 

Photo: TAO Los Angeles

Photo: TAO Los Angeles

Margot

The indoor-outdoor layout at Margot gives you the best of both worlds when you’re cozying up to your Valentine’s Day date. The panoramic views from the rooftop complement the menu of coastal Mediterranean cuisine. Love will be in the air in this romantic, modern spot ideal for a sumptuous Valentine’s Day dinner.

 

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Photo: Margot Los Angeles

BOA

A quality cut might just be the way to your valentine’s heart if you decide to dine at BOA Steakhouse. Their West Hollywood and Santa Monica locations both offer a sleek, contemporary design along with an appetizing variety of dishes to set the mood for your romantic night out.

 

Photo: BOA Sunset – Innovative Dining Group

Photo: BOA Steakhouse

Nobu Malibu

You can never go wrong with an ocean view at this classic Malibu eatery. Whether you’re dining at the chef’s table or lounging on the patio, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to cuddle up next to your sweetheart as you enjoy Chef Nobu’s delectable dishes.

 

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Photo: Nobu Malibu

Norah

If you’re planning on a WeHo outing, you can take a seat in Norah’s marble-accented dining room to surround yourself with the bold, modern décor. Their seasonal drinks and dishes will keep your dinner experience fresh whether you’re a regular or a first-time diner.

 

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Photo: Norah

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Tesse

Head to West Hollywood to dine at Tesse, a French restaurant offering up thoughtful plates paired with exclusive wines. From refreshing salads to delectable desserts, Tesse brings flavor to your night in an approachable, modern setting. Expertly-designed craft cocktails will also hit the spot for a way to add a buzz of flavor to your Valentines Day outing.

 

Photo: Tesse Los Angeles

Photo: Tesse Los Angeles

Openaire

The greenhouse feel to this Koreatown restaurant located in The Line Hotel will give you a scenic backdrop with a view of the stars. Join your loved one poolside for a bite of their refreshing menu of seasonal, California ingredients prepared by Michelin starred-chefs. The indoor-outdoor space will create the perfect mood for a charming night.

 

Photo: Openaire Los Angeles

Photo: Openaire Los Angeles

Elephante

Take in a sparkling ocean view from one of Santa Monica’s hottest rooftop destinations. Elephante is known as a trendy place to dine among airy, African-inspired decor and toast to their deliciously fragrant cocktails. Join your partner and cozy up in the attractive, indoor-outdoor environment.

 

Photo: Elephante Beach House Santa Monica

Photo: Elephante Beach House Santa Monica

Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

Doubling as a dining destination and nightlife hotspot, you’ll have the best of both worlds if Hyde is your Valentine’s day choice. The iconic Sunset strip will be your backdrop as you sip craft cocktails with your beau, tucked away in the trendy, open-air venue.

 

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Photo: Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

Photo: Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

Toca Madera

For those looking to spice up their night with a DJ bumping a catchy playlist over tasty Mexican cuisine, Toca Madera may be just the spot. With sexy decor perfect for whispering sweet nothings, a Valentine’s date is sure to be impressed as their ambiance lures in Beverly Hills partygoers.

 

Photo: Toca Madera

Photo: Toca Madera

Photo: Toca Madera

71 Above

With unmatched, panoramic views of Los Angeles, you’ll dine in the clouds at 71Above, one of Downtown LA’s tallest buildings. You can do no wrong with their eclectic tasting menu and mouth-watering cocktails as you and your sweetheart share a romantic evening among the stars.

 

Photo: 71 Above

Photo: 71 Above

Photo: 71 Above

Otium

Take advantage of Downtown’s Grand Avenue by dining at modern classic Otium. Their woodfired cuisine of shared plates is sure to impress along with wine pairings and a signature cocktail list to toast to a romantic evening.

 

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Photo: Otium

Photo: Otium Los Angeles

Gwen

Known for its in-house butcher shop, love won’t be your only carnal desire for the evening as Gwen also serves up elegant feasts in their contemporary, luxurious dining room. Their focus on local farms and natural ingredients will keep you coming back for the refreshing culinary experience.

 

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Photo: Gwen

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Coachella Parties 2020: A Guide to the Best Events of the Weekend

One of the best music festivals in the world is enhanced every year by a flurry of pop-ups, sponsored Coachella parties and branded events put on for the influx of festivalgoers in the area. Nearby cities like Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Thermal and Rancho Mirage act as the sites of these numerous unofficial Coachella parties 2020. Their own music lineups and attractions draw in partygoers looking to make the most of their time in the desert. Get an idea of what to expect for this year’s festivities along with an updated list of Coachella parties for 2020 as they’re announced.

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Neon Carnival: April 2020

Known as the best Coachella party of the weekend, the annual Neon Carnival has been one of the most highly-coveted wristbands as the guest list filled with actors, musicians, socialites and industry insiders is one where you can’t buy your way in. The exclusive, invite-only event put on by nightlife guru Brent Bolthouse has blossomed into a mini-festival itself, with carnival rides, a ferris wheel and world-renowned music acts taking the stage.

After moving to a larger location in 2018 to include an even bigger invite list, the party will be taking on multiple weekends for 2020 at the expansive HITS Desert Horse Park for its 10 year anniversary. The festivities will start off weekend one and pick up during the unofficial “weekend three” that coincides with Stagecoach Music Festival. This exclusive extravaganza will be sponsored by Levi’s as usual, along with Bondi Sands and the upcoming Pokemon Detective Pikachu movie.

 

Photo: Neon Carnival / Michael Kovac/Getty Images – Coachella Parties 2020

Poppy

2018 was the inaugural year for this pop-up of h. wood group’s exclusive Los Angeles nightclub known for its celebrity clientele. Partnering with Kylie Cosmetics, Beats 1 and BMW made for a Coachella party to remember with plenty of A-list sightings including Rihanna, Cardi B and Paris Hilton. Kendall Jenner took the stage to DJ opening up for Diplo and a full surprise set from Lil’ Wayne got the crowd dancing.

 

Photo: Poppy Coachella Party – Coachella Parties 2020

Bootsy Bellows

Known for its exclusivity, an invite to the annual Bootsy Bellows party is hard to come by. The Los Angeles nightclub owned by h. wood group partners with McDonald’s each year for a pop-up event that attracts plenty of celebrities along with Los Angeles’ finest. The pool party fully stocked with musicians, models and actors digging into the selection of McDonald’s burgers makes for a day party dream in the sunny Rancho Mirage location.

 

Photo: Bootsy Bellows Coachella Estate – Coachella Parties 2020

#REVOLVE Festival: April 2020

What started as an annual party has turned into its own La Quinta mini-festival that’s fit for fashion lovers, bloggers and influencers. A brand known for hosting events where their models hang out on luxury vacations, #REVOLVE Festival is no different with people like Chanel Iman, Sophia Richie and Emily Ratajkowski showing up to join in the weekend of pool parties and private events. Artists like Snoop Dogg, Migos, Rick Ross and ASAP Rocky have shown up in past years to entertain guests during the stylish weekend.

 

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Desert Gold at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club: April 2020

One of the more approachable parties of the weekend, The Ace Hotel’s Desert Gold event spans two weekends and is open for RSVPs in the weeks leading up to Coachella. DJs spin music all day long with the hotel pool open for drinks, food and taking a dip in the sparkling water. The go-to hangout spot in Palm Springs makes for a relaxing way to enjoy the desert sun.

 

Photo: Desert Gold at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club Coachella

Hyde Sunset

One of sbe’s favored West Hollywood venues, Hyde has made its way into the Coachella party scene by partnering with brands like Republic Records and TRESemme to create exciting collaborative events. Last year’s Foray Oasis party at the Foray Estate in Rancho Mirage had guests enjoying a DJ set by Brody Jenner while 2017’s Hyde Away party saw a performance from Hailee Steinfeld and a DJ set by Joe Jonas.

 

Photo: Hyde Away Coachella Party / sbe

The Do-Over by Adidas Soundoff & Desert Sundays: April 11th, 14th & 21st

This roving international event shows up each year as a Sunday Coachella party that has been going on for years, continuing to be a great way to close out a weekend of fun. The Commune space at the Ace Hotel is taken over by photo booths, a food truck and Adidas merch while you hang out and dance to the sounds of the DJ. Take a dip to cool off as you round out your weekend with a relaxing day at the pool.

 

Photo: Ace Hotel

Vestal Village: April 2020

This annual event held at an undisclosed location each year features live music and plenty of sponsored swag to keep up the good time. Past events have seen performances from Crystal Castles, Ariel Pink and Shiny Toy Guns along with hair and makeup makeover stations and sponsored drinks to fuel your buzz. DJs also take the stage in between sets to spin music while you cool off in the pool under the sun.

 

Photo: Vestal Village Coachella

T-Mobile & Pandora Indio Invasion: April 2020

You’ll have a great time at this party that decks out the Cree Estate in Palm Springs with food, drinks and music. You’ll be partying poolside with up-close-and personal performances from artists like Charli XCX and Dillon Francis. The complimentary drinks and swag make this party a lively daytime event that leaves plenty of time for you to catch the artists at the festival.

 

Photo: T-Mobile & Pandora Indio Invasion

VAMPPED Vacancy: April 2020

This social media talent and branding agency throws an influencer-filled bash each year alongside brands like BooHoo, L’Oreal Paris and Bumble. Guests travel to a private estate for a desert pool party with sponsored gifts and an open bar. Past parties have included attendees like Vanessa Hudgens and Emily Ratajkowski, and performances from celebrity DJs like Brody Jenner.

 

Photo: Vampped Vacancy Coachella

DayClub Palm Springs

Head to the Palm Springs Hilton for a pool party extravaganza at DayClub Palm Springs. Each day features a new artist performing to a crowd of lively partygoers, with international acts like Diplo, Rufus du Sol and Dillon Francis taking the stage. Upgrade to a Cabana to have the best spot in the house for this dance party in the desert.

 

Photo: DayClub Palm Springs Coachella

TAO x Revolve Desert Nights: April 2020

The well-known nightlife brand TAO Group collaborates with Revolve for a warm, desert night of fashion, cocktails and partying. With past sponsors like Puma and Palms Resort, this highly-coveted event invite goes out to celebrities, influencers, models and fashion insiders aiming to have a good time in the Palm Desert locale. Past attendees have included G-Eazy, Halsey, Miguel, YG and performances from Marshmello.

 

Photo: TAO Group

Cafe Mambo Ibiza: April 2020

You’ll get a taste of the Ibiza party scene at this event held at The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs. The Cafe Mambo bar is known for its iconic DJ performances and energetic crowd who get to party overlooking the Spanish sunset. This Palm Springs pop-up is sure to bring in house music lovers who want to experience the added touch to their Coachella weekend.

 

Photo: Saguaro Palm Springs

ZOEasis: April 2020

Rachel Zoe’s fashion website The Zoe Report is throwing their annual ZOEasis event for its fifth year. The Parker Palm Springs hosts fashion’s biggest names for a light and airy outdoor soiree inspired by the Zoe Report brand. A-list attendees like Paris Hilton, Victoria Justice, and Whitney Cummings join models, influencers and Rachel Zoe herself to kickoff the weekend with style.

 

Photo: Coachella ZOEasis Retreat

Deep in the Desert: April 2020

This party put on by Deep Space Productions is known to be a hot destination for invited guests with an appreciation for EDM and dance music. DJ Erick Morillo will be headlining the party again this year at an expansive private estate in Bermuda Dunes. Past Deep in the Desert attendees include plenty of A-listers like Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

Photo: Erick Morillo

Prism Boutique Desert House: April 2020

The Southern California fashion brand Prism Boutique brings its styling to the desert for a weekend of pampering and shopping to prep for your Coachella adventure. Stop by on Friday for mini makeovers and facials or come in on Saturday for hair styling and lashes. The cocktails and refreshments will keep guests happy at this oasis for indulgence.

 

Photo: Prism Boutique Desert House

Lucky Brand Desert Jam: April 2020

Head to Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs to make a splash at this annual pool party event. Lucky Brand jeans and Rolling Stone Live come together to provide drinks, live music and gifts for a guest list of partygoers.

 

Photo: Lucky Brand Desert Jam

Moschino Party: April 2020

This iconic late night event is a favorite for celebrities and fashion lovers looking for a way to end their weekend one Saturday with a bang. With this year’s sponsors like The Sims, Ciroc and Perrier, the party is sure to be an eclectic experience with legendary designer Jeremy Scott continuing to bring his unique aesthetic to the event. Last year’s guests included fashion-forward A-listers like Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid, Cardi B, and Paris Jackson.

 

Photo: Moschino Coachella Party / Gigi Hadid

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Best Gift Experiences For Loved Ones

The gift-giving season is upon us, and finding the perfect present for loved ones is at the top of to-do lists across the country. Shopping can be a daunting task when the person you’re buying for seems to have everything. Instead of browsing endless shopping malls and online stores, treating friends and family to an unforgettable experiences is a unique alternative to giving a gift they may not remember in a week. The possibilities are endless when you use the holidays as an excuse to enjoy a new adventure with the ones you love with our best gift experiences.

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Helicopter Ride

Take a trip above the landscapes of your favorite cities with a private helicopter tour. Whether you’re maneuvering New York City’s skyline or enjoying Malibu’s ocean shoreline, the view can’t get any better when you’re hovering miles above the Earth’s surface. Professionally-trained pilots treat you to an all-inclusive, scenic view, giving your loved ones a one-of-a-kind perspective among the clouds.

 

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Private Tasting

For those with a palate that’s hard to please, they can get into the holiday “spirit” by sipping on some unique potions during a private tasting. While wine is often a popular option, a step outside the box could have you and your loved one trying international whiskeys or rums that may have never crossed your path. Educated bartenders and mixologists will supply you with a breadth of background information while you partake in testing some new flavors.

 

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Front Row Tickets

After a year of ups and downs, everyone can enjoy great seats at a performance whether it be in front of a stage or on the court. Take the time to appreciate your friends and family by giving them the VIP experience at their favorite venue. Courtside tickets add energy to any basketball game, placing you right in the action. And there’s nothing like being at arm’s length in front of your favorite artist while they entertain you on a more intimate level. While many don’t remember what they received for the holidays a year ago, experiences like this make for memories that last a lifetime.

 

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Exotic Racing

We all have that one friend or family member who loves a good drive on an open road. Give them an upgrade this holiday season by granting them the experience of a lifetime in getting to test drive an Exotic race car. After a lesson from a licensed instructor, you can reach top speeds at the racetrack just like the pros. Any auto lover will jump at the chance to take the wheel at a professional speedway this holiday season.

 

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Yacht Charter

After living in any city for a while, it may start to seem like you’ve visited any and every restaurant in town. So what’s the best thing to do when you’re looking for a change of scenery? Consider chartering a private yacht for your own personal dinner party. Take a trip along the shore and enjoy drinks, dining, or even just the alluring view of the waterfront. Whether it’s a private date night with a romantic partner, or a group gathering for an intimate celebration, the gift of a beautiful landscape will always be priceless.

 

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Chefs Tasting Dining

Indulge in exclusivity by gifting a feast fit for royalty. Instead of simply visiting a highly-rated restaurant, take the next step and enjoy the chef’s private table for an elevated experience. Your table will have a prime location and most importantly, you’ll be greeted by the chef as they ensure that your meal is beyond compare. You can even request the chef’s tasting menu to truly get a feel for the range of dishes available at your fingertips. Any foodie will value the intimacy of being the chef’s VIP, making your gift one to reminisce for years to come.

 

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Nightlife Bottle Service

For the loved one who appreciates an exciting night on the town, nightclubs and lounges offer a lively habitat to experience an unforgettable party. Book a bottle service table at one of the best nightclubs in the city for a private space to enjoy the night’s exuberance. Dedicated cocktail waitresses keep the booze flowing all night and can even arrange for a bright show of sparkling lights to put all eyes on the guest of honor.

 

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Spa Day

At the end of a stressful holiday season, your loved one will appreciate a relaxing trip to the spa for a rejuvenating way to end the year. From massage treatments to facials, reserving a day for pampering will cleanse the mind, body and soul. Luxury offerings like steam rooms, private yoga sessions and body wraps are just a few of the ways to indulge your loved one in a lavish spa experience.

 

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Penthouse Hotel Suite

Make the ultimate upgrade when you invest in a luxury, Presidential Suite that offers stunning views from the highest floor of the building. Penthouse Suites are designed with extravagance in mind, offering spacious living areas along with impressive furnishings and unique amenities. Private transportation, dedicated butler service or private pool access are just a few of the possible perks your loved one will receive while experiencing their gift of an exclusive Penthouse accommodation.

 

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Festival Tickets

Music festivals are exciting events that make the perfect present to share with friends and family. Purchase tickets to listen, eat, drink and dance all day long as top artists take the stage for live performances. VIP tickets will often provide an even more exclusive experience, and can be the perfect touch in giving your loved one a gift to remember.

 

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How to Spend a 21st Birthday in NYC

The City that Never Sleeps is the perfect description of a destination fit for a 21st birthday. New York City is packed with adventure with trendy hotels, inviting restaurants and unparalleled nightlife that will turn your birthday plans into the trip of a lifetime. Pack your bags and get ready to enjoy the best venues when you spend your 21st birthday in NYC at these cool, party-ready destinations.

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Book Your Hotel Room

Reserve a room for you and your friends to indulge in the high life at a luxury hotel with a dazzling view for your NYC 21st birthday. The Dream Hotel will be your playground with a stylish design and vibrant social scene to match the trendy rooms with portholes looking out onto the city. An expansive view of the Manhattan skyline will be the backdrop to your vacation when you stay at 1Hotel Brooklyn, known for its signature organic feel. A former clock tower, the Times Square EDITION places you right in the middle of the hustle and bustle while offering a lavish retreat into birthday pampering. The Sixty LES is filled with eye-catching design including a Warhol filmstrip pool, a lush rooftop hot spot Make Believe, and crisp room stylings that are sure to impress.

 

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Birthday Experiences

There is an endless amount of activities worth exploring in New York City, and your 21st birthday getaway will be the perfect time to explore each nook and cranny of the vivacious metropolis. See the entirety of Manhattan from a bird’s eye view with a helicopter tour over the island. NYC is known worldwide for its Broadway performances, with a variety of plays to choose from each week bringing supremely talented actors to the stage. You can also take in some entertainment by seeing an intimate music performance at Gramercy Theater or Irving Plaza, or joining a sea of sports fans at Barclays Center or Madison Square Garden. Take in a spirited experience at SPiN, a ping pong social club, or head to Magic Hour rooftop bar for a game of their mini golf at Foreplay.

 

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Photo: Madison Square Garden

Photo: Magic Hour

Dine at the Best Restaurants

Celebrate the kickoff to your 21st birthday in New York City with a reservation at some of the hottest havens for lively dining. The world-renowned Tao has an awe-inspiring design with an expansive layout filled with Chinese accents. Vandal’s graffiti artwork creates a vibrant backdrop to a menu of global creations, and boasts a matching nightclub for post-dinner partying. The same goes for LAVO, with their Italian menu offering flavorful eats before heading to the underground club. The attractive nightspot Catch is known for its crowd of socialites who dine at the seafood restaurant before hitting the town for a night out. 

 

Photo: TAO Downtown NYC

Photo: LAVO NYC Restaurant

Photo: Catch NYC

Day Partying

New York City may not have as much sunshine as Los Angeles, but it does still come out on top for the sheer amount of quality rooftop bars to sip a drink on your 21st birthday with a view of the skyline. Mr. Purple is one of the city’s favorites at the top of Hotel Indigo with a lively social scene and a stylish atmosphere. Head to Le Bain in the Meatpacking District for an unparalleled penthouse view with quirky, artistic interiors and plenty of seating. If you get a room at the Dream Hotel, you’ll have the perk of being just below the luxurious PH-D Rooftop Lounge, a spot with a youthful crowd that embraces the day drinking lifestyle. Westlight is also an attractive daytime destination for Brooklyn, where you can watch the sunset while enjoying the start to your evening on the expansive rooftop.

 

Photo: Mr. Purple at The Hotel Indigo

Photo: Le Bain, Standard High Line

Photo: Westlight at The William Vale Hotel

Bars & Lounges

Start your NYC 21st birthday night with your first drink at one of the city’s many bars and lounges offering sophisticated places to imbibe. Learn what an expertly-crafted cocktail tastes like at The Nomad Bar, an industry favorite with an award-winning bar program. The 360-degree view at Fleur Room makes for the perfect backdrop for a 21st birthday photoshoot at the top of the Moxy Chelsea. Head to the speakeasy Blind Barber to enter through a barbershop and dance with the crowd in this lively bar. Head to the exclusive bar at the Jane Hotel Ballroom to be entertained by the mix of vintage decor and a dancey crowd. Bathtub Gin is known for its speakeasy vibe and iconic bathtub in the middle of the room, while you’ll be partying in a hair salon when you visit the historic Beauty Bar.

 

Photo: The Nomad Bar

Photo: Fleur Room

Photo: Bathtub Gin

Party at the Best Nightclubs

Enjoying your first nightclub experience is a must, with New York City being the site of some of the world’s best nightlife destinations. Book 21st birthday bottle service at 1OAK to experience a buzzworthy night at one of the most exclusive hot spots in the city. Avenue can also be the site of a lively 21st birthday in the multi-level space with a celebrity clientele. Party the night away at Up&Down in a flashy domain with plenty of live performances by internationally-known artists. Take things up a notch by visiting House of Yes, a cabaret-inspired nightlife spot known for entertaining dancers and vibrant performances in Brooklyn. You’ll also have the experience of a lifetime at Marquee, a haven with sky-high ceilings, entertaining musical guests and a bold design.

 

Photo: 1OAK NYC

Photo: Up & Down

Photo: Marquee NYC

 

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The Hottest New Years Eve Parties

With 2019 coming to an end, many are making plans to celebrate the year’s last hours by partying the night away. New Year’s Eve bashes are a holiday tradition, but choosing the right one to attend can be a tough decision.  From Los Angeles to New York City, there are a sea of celebrations occurring in cities across America, each with their own unique atmosphere. These picks for the best New Years Eve parties in the U.S. will have you ringing in the New Year in style.

Los Angeles

For a New Year’s Eve at a loungey hot spot, Los Angeles is a prime location to see and be seen as the clock strikes twelve. Places like 1OAK, Bootsy Bellows, and Avenue often offer a premium open bar with their entry. Last year’s celebration at Delilah was hosted by Drake with a star-studded guest list of people like Diddy and Chris Brown, while Hyde Sunset has thrown NYE masquerade parties with performances from artists like Mase and Party Next Door.

 

Photo: New Years Eve Parties – Los Angeles

Las Vegas

For the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience, Vegas is a hot destination that includes an endless night of partying hard. Attracting the best performers of the year, Sin City will be packed with music, dancing, and open bars at many of their NYE events. Plenty of guests will be heading to 1OAK to pop bottles with Lil’ Jon, and others are prepared to join Calvin Harris at Omnia. You can also take in the festivities at XS, where The Chainsmokers will be performing for a lively New Year’s Eve crowd. No matter where you end up, each spot has plenty to offer for a wild night to remember.

 

Photo: New Years Eve Parties – Las Vegas

Miami


If you’re aiming for a more beachy New Year’s Eve bash, Miami has numerous artists populating the city’s hottest nightclubs. Each year Fontainebleau hosts an unforgettable event that in past years has featured artists like Justin Bieber, Pharell and Lady Gaga. Hyde Beach has had New Year’s Eve parties with performances from Russell Simmons and Dada Life. Torey Lanez and Trey Songz have hosted events at Rockwell, or if you head to LIV, you can enjoy people like Skrillex, Migos or Travis Scott. You can also head to ORA which has seen an exciting NYE performance from Snoop Dogg.

 

Photo: New Years Eve Parties – Miami

New York

The city that never sleeps will surely be up all night at one of the many 2020 NYE celebrations throughout NYC. For those not watching the ball drop in Times Square, you can head to the rooftop of Catch to see the view of the city while you countdown. Nightclubs like Up&Down, Avenue, and Lavo will often feature an open bar to keep the party going. To enjoy some EDM, Kaskade will be taking the stage at Marquee to celebrate a night of revelry.

 

Photo: New Years Eve Parties – New York City

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A Weekend of Revelry at Art Basel Miami Beach

It’s time again for Art Basel in Miami Beach, an annual exhibition featuring modern and contemporary artwork from around the globe. Complementing the Art Basel fairs in Basel and Hong Kong, the Miami shows this December will include more than 250 gallery participants, each contributing their greatest paintings, sculptures, photographs and more. This leg of the fair draws crowds of more than 70,000 visitors from all over the world, each ready to experience the art world and all that Miami Beach has to offer.

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Shows

This year Art Basel will be featuring over 4,000 artists, each of whom contributes something different to the international collection.  The fair is set up in sectors that place similar works in categories such as editions, group exhibitions, thematic exhibits, film, and solo showcases. No matter the medium, there is a multitude of ways for visitors to enjoy the range of works on display. The schedule also includes a number of talks and panels as a platform for notable figures in the art world to discuss their knowledge with audiences. For guests who seek out the expertise of a guide, tours are also available to give context and provide deeper analyzation into the featured works. Even children have a space to call their own, with the Miami Children’s Museum providing crafts and activities for kids while parents visit the shows.

 

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Food & Drink

With Art Basel being the central event, Miami Art Week draws in plenty of visitors to wine and dine their way through the city. Pop-up bars and menu collaborations are popular attractions as restaurants and brands seek to impress guests of the exhibition. Normally known as the bar Bitter Truth, the Basel House pop-up will feature live hip hop, art, and cocktails. The new NYC cocktail bar Employees Only will host a pop-up at the Washington Park Hotel with curated cocktails, a DJ, and a fortuneteller to top it off. A “sneak eat” of NYC favorite Luke’s Lobster will be at Wynwood Arcade for those looking to get a preview of the new location opening in Miami’s Brickell City Centre.

 

Photo: Art Basel

Parties

A world of travelers will be flocking to Miami to experience the art scene, but the city is prepared to party with both invite-only and public events for visitors to enjoy. 1OAK, known for its locations in NYC, Vegas, and LA, has in recent years taken over Miami’s Rockwell to bring in Art Basel guests. They’ll be joining together once again December 5th-7th with a lineup soon to be announced. David Lynch’s Parisian pop-up club Silencio is likely to return for their sixth anniversary with past performances from rapper A$AP Rocky, artist Michele Lamy, and composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. LIV at Fontainebleau is known to host show stopping parties and will be the site of an impressive line up this year with Kendall Jenner DJing on 12/4, Bad Bunny on 12/5, Lil’ Wayne on 12/6, Alesso on 12/7 and DJ Khaled celebrating his birthday at the venue on 12/8. Story nightclub will also be drawing a crowd with a performance from Deadmau5 on Friday, 12/6.

 

Photo: Rockwell

 

Those with Art Basel on their calendar are in for a weekend full of fun thanks to the number of attractions keeping visitors occupied during their stay in Miami Beach. 

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Photo: Wynwood Arcade

Photo: Bazaar by José Andrés

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The Best West Hollywood Clubs for a Night Out in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is well-known for its buzzworthy nightlife scene where partygoers mix and mingle in entertaining bars, alluring lounges and extravagant nightclubs. The hub of all Los Angeles nightlife is West Hollywood, where some of the most exclusive venues in the world play host to nightly celebrations filled with A-list crowds. With an ever-changing rank of the best clubs in West Hollywood, these hotspots are sure to impress during your next visit to Los Angeles’ most enjoyable neighborhood.

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Poppy

Fashion and fantasy collide at La Cienega Boulevard’s hotspot Poppy–a highly exclusive West Hollywood club known for its eccentric style and celebrity clientele. A garden atrium welcomes guests to exotic, floral patterns and lush foliage with a secluded, private bar reserved for high profile patrons. The library-themed main room has floor-to-ceiling bookcases surrounding the lively bottle service tables below.

 

Photo: Poppy LA

Photo: Poppy LA

Nightingale Plaza

Centrally-located on La Cienega Boulevard, Nightingale Plaza is an elegant habitat combining exotic decor with hi-tech modernity. Bright LED lighting and mirrored panels create an environment fit for partying with DJs and hip hop artists performing live in front of the dance floor each night. Bottle service tables with plush seating make for a prime place to lounge and toast drinks at one of the best clubs in West Hollywood.

 

Photo: Nightingale Plaza

Photo: Nightingale Plaza

Delilah

While Delilah may fall more into the category of a lounge, the lavish vibe at this top, West Hollywood go-to takes on a nightlife feel with burlesque dancers and live jazz performances impressing guests in an upscale, 1920s-inspired space. The “no photo” policy creates an intimate experience for dining, drinking and enjoying the night in the heart of the lively WeHo neighborhood.

 

Photo: Delilah LA

Photo: Delilah LA

1OAK Los Angeles

Similar to its New York City and Vegas locations, 1OAK takes the nightclub experience to new heights in its two-story West Hollywood nightclub. The clientele of high profile guests, socialites and influencers keeps this hotspot going with a rotating roster of hip hop artists performing live for excited clubgoers. Revel in the sophisticated locale on the dance floor or with bottle service to experience the best of West Hollywood in a luxurious setting.

 

Photo: 1OAK LA

Photo: 1OAK LA

Bootsy Bellows

Situated at the end of the Sunset Strip, Bootsy Bellows is a favorite as one of West Hollywood’s best nightclubs, known for its elegant, stylish decor. The space fits the theme of vintage Palm Springs with a pink and green color palette along with plush banquettes and chandeliers to create a chic mood. Partygoers are treated to live performances from world-renowned artists along with the venue’s signature tableside puppet shows for a whimsical night on the town.

 

Photo: Bootsy Bellows

Photo: Bootsy Bellows

The Abbey

With LA’s diversity offering something for everyone, WeHo is home to one of the most well-known LGBT nightclubs in the country. The Abbey holds its spot as one of the best gay clubs in West Hollywood as its continuous energy and nightly performances attract crowds of all types to experience the vivacious venue. Any guests in search of a good time are sure to enjoy The Abbey as one of the best dance clubs in West Hollywood.

 

Photo: Abbey West Hollywood

Photo: Abbey West Hollywood

The Peppermint Club

Music lovers come together to experience The Peppermint Club–a lively West Hollywood club and lounge with a ‘60s-inspired design that taps into the nostalgic, golden era of rock and roll. Weekday nights offer up entertaining live performances from up-and-coming artists while weekends take on a nightclub feel, with bottle service tables and DJs spinning to keep the party alive.

 

Photo: The Peppermint Club

Photo: The Peppermint Club

Hyde Sunset

A restaurant by day, Hyde Sunset lights up with energy as the sun sets, transitioning into an exclusive nightclub filled with the city’s finest partygoers. Its prime location on the Sunset Strip makes for a busy night with plates of California fare and signature cocktails in an enticing, stylish space. Bottle service tables fill with trendy crowds each night at this top West Hollywood nightlife destination.

 

Photo: Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

Photo: Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

Blind Dragon

With more of a lounge feel than a classic nightclub, guests still take their nights to the next level thanks to Blind Dragon’s variety of private karaoke rooms in a sleek and sophisticated space. An exciting alternative to the average West Hollywood club, Blind Dragon provides an intimate atmosphere for groups to mingle with a live DJ in the main room to enhance the nightlife feel.

 

Photo: Blind Dragon LA

Photo: Blind Dragon – Karaoke Room

Doheny Room

This unexpected hotspot sits at the edge of Santa Monica Boulevard’s bustling bar scene, drawing both Beverly Hills and West Hollywood club crowds to experience the charming, dance club space. Doheny Room’s classic Hollywood decor, lush greenery and floor-to-ceiling windows create a setting fit for a chic dinner below, but head to the second level for a full dance floor and DJ. The room fills with energy as guests party through the night with bottle service among the art deco furnishings and modern portraits of pop culture icons.

 

Photo: Doheny Room

Photo: Doheny Room

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The Top 10 Best Hotel Bars in San Francisco

With new hotels opening left and right to accommodate San Francisco’s boom of business and vacation travelers, hotel bars are more popular than ever with excellent bar programs and luxurious spaces drawing in hotel guests and locals alike. Stop into these hotel bars in San Francisco to taste thoughtful, craft concoctions in a well-designed setting.

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Charmaines – Proper Hotel

A local favorite, the sophisticated feel of Charmaine’s draws in guests searching for a place to enjoy the night surrounding fire pits to keep warm. The indoor-outdoor venue sits at the top of the Proper Hotel overlooking Market Street and providing a quality view. Appetizers and deserts complement the menu of tasty cocktails from the quality bar program, creating lines down the street to enter the elegant, hotel bar venue.

 

Photo: Charmaine’s

Photo: Charmaine’s Proper San Francisco

Benjamin Cooper – Hotel G

This hidden hotel bar behind an inconspicuous door in Hotel G is staffed with talented bartenders who can create customized cocktails to please any palate. The Union Square den boasts a rotating drink menu along with a wine selection and fresh oysters to boot.

 

Photo: Benjamin Cooper – Eater

Photo: Benjamin Cooper

The Bar – Hotel Kabuki

This San Francisco hotel bar offers the best of Japanese cocktail culture with tea cocktails to sip while overlooking the hotel’s courtyard garden. The inviting lounge seating creates the perfect place to try out the variety of Japanese whiskies on the menu along with delicious highballs in the heart of Japantown.

 

Photo: The Bar San Francisco – Best Hotel Bars in San Francisco

Photo: The Bar San Francisco

Everdene – Virgin Hotels SF

One of the most recent additions to San Francisco’s hotel scene is Virgin Hotels SF, home to the trendy indoor-outdoor hotel bar Everdene. Views of the skyline attract a stylish crowd to mix and mingle in the garden-esque space. The long wait is worth it with thoughtful cocktails and bites from the hotel’s restaurant served up to guests admiring the unparalleled view.

 

Photo: Everdene Rooftop Bar

Photo: Everdene Rooftop Bar

Ayala – Hotel G

While Ayala is known for its restaurant menu, the bar program from James Beard-award nominee Julian Cox makes this hotel bar a favorite for industry patrons and locals alike. Located at Union Square’s Hotel G, Ayala’s cocktail menu of fresh and colorful drinks complements the seafood dining menu along with catering to hotel guest favorites.

 

Photo: Ayala San Francisco

Photo: Ayala San Francisco

Chambers Eat + Drinks – Phoenix Hotel

The indoor-outdoor hotel bar at Phoenix Hotel is made for partying with a rock-and-roll atmosphere pairing with a poolside locale. Dedicated bar and lounge spaces that filter into the outdoor setting make for plenty of room to relax and enjoy simple, creative cocktails. Summertime draws a pool party crowd to this inviting space in the Tenderloin.

 

Photo: Chambers Eat + Drink at Phoenix Hotel

Photo: Chambers Eat + Drink at Phoenix Hotel

The View – Marriott Marquis

This San Francisco hotel bar is named “The View” for good reason–the breathtaking view from the 39th floor of the Marriott Marquis is an unparalleled experience. Take the elevator all the way up right before sunset to witness a beautiful show with floor-to-ceiling glass. Snag a window seat and watch the sky change at this Instagram-worthy lounge.

 

Photo: The View at Marriott Marquis

Photo: The View at Marriott Marquis

Gibson – Hotel Bijou

If you’re looking to mix and mingle with San Francisco locals, Gibson is a hotel bar known for its elegant atmosphere and sophisticated feel in the bustling Tenderloin neighborhood. A cocktail menu made up of inventive, classic flavors brings guests in to enjoy the art deco furnishings of painted ceilings and mirrored accents. The Gibson drink is of course their speciality, with varieties of the recipe available to satisfy any taste.

 

Photo: Gibson San Francisco

Photo: Gibson San Francisco

Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar – Fairmont Hotel

The Fairmont Hotel in Nob Hill is home to the Tonga Room & Hurricane bar, a San Francisco favorite with a theatrical tiki setting designed by an MGM set designer in 1945. The preserved space takes on a nautical, Polynesian-inspired theme complete with bi-hourly thunderstorms of rain falling into the pool below. Live bands play afloat the water while crowd-pleasing tiki drinks promote a good time on the dance floor.

 

Photo: Tonga Room

Photo: Tonga Room

Top of The Mark – Intercontinental Mark Hopkins

This San Francisco hotel bar is easy to find as the location is in the name, featuring a panoramic view at the top of the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins hotel. Guests drop in for a dance floor and live music in an inviting atmosphere with a classic Martini menu to keep the buzz going strong.

 

Photo: Top of the Mark InterContinental Mark Hopkins

 

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