Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Destinations for a Wild Weekend

When you’re tying the knot, it isn’t just about finding the prime location for your wedding ceremony. Bachelor and Bachelorette parties have flourished in popularity as the wedding party’s way to give the soon-to-be bride or groom a ‘last hurrah’ to remember. These group getaways can involve a number of lively activities that mix wild nights out and quality bonding with friends and family. Finding the perfect bachelor and bachelorette party destinations to celebrate will take your weekend of festivities to the next level.

 

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Head to Las Vegas

Vegas is a classic Bachelor and Bachelorette party destination with its nightlife and ‘Sin City’ reputation that lead wedding parties to flock there for an exciting trip. Use the opportunity to splurge on a lavish hotel suite like The Chelsea Penthouse at The Cosmopolitan or the Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort.

Nightlife is always the main attraction for those looking to go hard or go home during their bride or groom-to-be’s last single night. Start your night at Park MGM’s speakeasy lounge On the Record to toast to a weekend of excitement. Bottle service at XS, Marquee, TAO or one of Vegas’ many favorite nightclub hot spots will give you a home base to call your own as you dance the night away. Stop by Hakkasan to lose yourself in an energetic multi-level nightclub. Make the most of your weekend and reserve a table at a day club like Drais or Encore to have fun in the sun at the lively poolside destinations.




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Celebrate in Los Angeles

World-renowned for its star-studded streets, Los Angeles may be the perfect place for your group to enjoy a wild weekend. With unrivaled views of the breathtaking LA skyline, hotels like The West Hollywood Edition, 1Hotel West Hollywood and The Dream Hotel Hollywood each offer up a quality stay.

Bars and lounges throughout the city boast bartending talent to take your palate on a journey whether it be through a whiskey tasting at Seven Grand or a rum craft cocktail at La Descarga. Your LA trip won’t be complete without booking a table at one of the city’s exclusive nightclubs like Warwick, 1OAK or Poppy to complete your Bachelor or Bachelorette adventure.




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Plan a Trip to NYC

The hustle and bustle of the city might be just what you need to get a little crazy for the weekend. Indulge in a penthouse experience at the James Hotel for your group to live the high life overlooking the skyline. Take in some fresh air while you day drink at Magic Hour or Mr. Purple.

Later in the night, duck into one of the city’s many speakeasy-style hot spots like Bathtub Gin or Employees Only or Blind Barber. If you’re ready for a night of partying, get bottle service for your group at PHD Lounge or head to 1OAK NYC if you’d prefer to dance the night away.




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Party in Miami

Take advantage of the sunshine by choosing Miami as your destination for partying and relaxing on the beach with the future bride or groom. You’ll have a private pool and breathtaking ocean view if your group chooses a luxurious penthouse suite at The W South Beach.

Your trip won’t be complete without a little day drinking–visit Broken Shaker for a handcrafted cocktail or Jaguar Sun to toast in a refreshing indoor-outdoor space. Miami’s nightlife will have you dancing ‘til dawn at places like E11EVEN, LIV, Rockwell or one of the many other exclusive Miami Beach hot spots, including day party destination Hyde Beach.

 

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The 20 Best Pools in LA, Vegas, Miami & New York

As temperatures begin to rise, metropolitan crowds will be flocking to hotel pools to dive into the lavish summer party season. From LA to NYC there are plenty of places where you can throw on a bathing suit and sip on a poolside cocktail underneath clear blue skies. These 20 hot spots for the best pools in LA, Vegas, Miami & New York will let you experience the sunshine in style no matter where your travels take you this summer.

 

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LOS ANGELES

Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel

Their unmatched views of West Hollywood are one of the many perks of lounging near Skybar’s pool, with plenty of summer parties drawing in trendy crowds.

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The Standard Hotel DTLA

Surrounded by the towering buildings of Downtown, The Standard’s stylish hangout is a classic place to grab a drink and take a dive while summertime brings live DJs to keep the party going.




The Roosevelt Hotel

You can’t go wrong by taking a dip in The Tropicana, one of LA’s most historic hotel pools, and features the occasional nighttime pool party to keep you cool on those warm summer nights.




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The W Hollywood Hotel

Perfect for summer parties, the Wet Deck features plenty of modern lounge furnishings to get an LA tan in the center of Hollywood.




Altitude at the SLS Hotel

Sip on refreshing cocktails at one of Altitude’s glamorous rooftop cabanas to bask in one of the best views of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.

 

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LAS VEGAS

Encore

Known for its wild parties, you’ll be able to witness world class DJ performances alongside an energetic crowd at Encore’s luxurious day club.

 

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Mandalay Bay

Complete with a wave pool, white sand, and 11 acres of land, Mandalay Bay’s beach-like pool scene will encourage you to soak up the sun on one of their many daybeds and cabanas.

 

Bellagio

The Mediterranean-themed deck at Bellagio creates the perfect atmosphere for lounging with five pools to choose from, surrounded by a lush garden landscape.

 

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Marquee

Marquee’s dayclub at the Cosmopolitan keeps the energy up all year long with a climate-controlled dome that lets you frolic in swimwear no matter the weather.

 

Drai’s

With a landscape view that covers most of the Strip, Drais impressive poolside dining and wild day parties will have you living it up during your Vegas getaway.

 

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MIAMI

The Raleigh

The Raleigh’s expansive swimming spot is the perfect place to sip on poolside cocktails and lounge in sophistication, or enjoy one of their lively summer pool parties.

 

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The Standard Spa Hotel

In the midst of a lush garden landscape lies the chic pool at The Standard where a day pass is all you need to lounge on retro furnishings and enjoy their Lazy Sunday barbecue.

 

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Hyde Beach at the SLS

Try out one of the highly-coveted cabanas at the SLS Hyde Beach’s energetic pool scene fit for those looking to party during their Miami vacation.

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The Freehand Hotel and Hostel

Alongside the popular Broken Shaker bar, The Freehand’s upscale pool is open to the public, and during summer is known to feature daytime barbecues with live DJs.

 

Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau’s celebrity hot spot draws in Miami’s best as it features an oceanfront locale with cabanas stocked with flat screen TVs and a private butler service.

 

NYC

Gansevoort Meatpacking

With heating and underwater lights and music, this Moroccan-inspired spot will keep you partying hard both above and underneath the water.

 

Jimmy at The James

While it’s smaller than most, Jimmy’s accompanying rooftop view of the Hudson, Downtown, and Midtown makes it an ideal visit while open to the public on summer weekends.

 

McCarren Hotel and Pool

McCarren’s hot Williamsburg hangout is known to have live bands, DJs and a stylish crowd enjoying the terrace on warm summer nights.

 

Sixty LES Hotel

Known for its Andy Warhol filmstrip feature printed on the pool floor, Sixty LES is a great place for New Yorkers to stop by and catch one of their many high-energy parties and pop-up shops.

 

The Beach at The Dream Downtown Hotel

The Dream Downtown boasts a glamorous swim spot with imported white sand and glass-bottom portholes giving swimmers a peek into the hotel lobby.

 

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Soak Up the Sun at the Best Rooftop Bars in Los Angeles

People travel from all over the world to enjoy LA’s beautiful, unparalleled weather. As the spring and summer months begin to bring more sunshine to the city, citizens and visitors alike flock to enjoy the rays at their favorite establishments. If you’re planning to grab a drink on one of Los Angeles’ signature sunny days, these are the best rooftop bars in Los Angeles that will keep you in the mood with cocktails, lounging, and postcard-worthy views.

 

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Pilot

The Hoxton Hotel boasts a beautiful destination for drinks and a view at their rooftop bar Pilot. The coastal-inspired space is filled with earthy decor and furnishings that make you forget you’re in the center of Downtown LA. Mediterranean fare complements the setting, as guests enjoy plates of locally-sourced seafood and poolside signature cocktails to round out the experience.




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Calabra Rooftop

This restaurant and bar atop the Santa Monica Proper Hotel serves elevated bites from a menu of Mediterannean and Californian fare. The outdoor sundeck lets you take in views of the ocean, or have a seat at the indoor lounge for good conversation and ambiance. Their cocktails, wines and spirits will have you toasting the good life with a classic rooftop view.




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Harriets at 1 Hotel West Hollywood

You’ll be able to take in the landscape of LA from the top of 1 Hotel West Hollywood at Harriet’s Rooftop . This laid back destination is ideal for grabbing a bite in a trendy atmosphere. Relax in Dave’s Corner, named after comedian Dave Chappelle, or take a seat in the sun to sip from their delicious menu of cocktails.




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Margot

The ambiance of this rooftop destination is unparalleled, with Margot being one of the most buzzed about views in Culver City. The appetizing food menu will leave you satisfied during dinner while craft cocktails and a wine list will give you something to sip while enjoying panoramic views of the city in the inviting indoor-outdoor space.

 

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Elephante

Enjoy an elegant night out in Santa Monica at this rooftop bar and restaurant offering up unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean. The coastal Italitan-inspired menu paired with a variety of flavorful cocktails will whisk you away to a breezy Mediterranean escape in the heart of the Westside. With a North African design filled with natural wood and stone accents, this one-of-a-kind destination will deliver a rooftop experience to remember.

 

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The Highlight Room at Dream Hotel Hollywood

One of the city’s best rooftop destinations is centered in the heart of Hollywood atop the Dream Hotel. With a spacious outdoor lounge and patio dining, The Highlight Room draws in trendy crowds to socialize under the stars. A retractable pool means there’s plenty of room for swimming or dancing during Los Angeles’ warm nights.

 

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The Rooftop at The Wayfarer DTLA

Surround yourself with Downtown Los Angeles’ twinkling skyline at this rooftop bar at the top of The Wayfarer Hotel. Inviting, modern furnishings with pops of color draw guests in to sip and nibble with a full lunch menu along with nighttime bites. Toast drinks with an ideal view of the cityscape at this trendy rooftop destination.

 

Spire 73 at The InterContinental DTLA

Head Downtown to the very top of The InterContinental Hotel to absorb the breathtaking views from Spire 73–a locale that boasts the title of highest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere. Fire pits make for a scenic atmosphere with expansive outdoor seating where you can drink and nibble from their menu of food and desserts.

 

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Broken Shaker at The Freehand Hotel

Experience the vibrant setting of Broken Shaker at the Freehand Hotel in Downtown LA. With an award-winning cocktail program at their Miami outpost, this venue follows in its footsteps offering up a welcoming ambiance along with a tasty menu of James Beard-award nominated cocktails. Sip a creative concoction while lounging by Broken Shaker’s sparkling swimming pool with a view of the Downtown cityscape.

 

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Skybar at The Mondrian Hotel

A classic destination for those blazing summer days, Skybar proves to be one of LA’s favorite places to party. Hotel guests and partygoers alike can’t resist attending their many daytime poolside events. The breathtaking views of the city paired with a sophisticated ambiance create the perfect scenery for a day of fun in the sun.

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Altitude at SLS Beverly Hills

With landscape panoramas of Beverly Hills, the glamorous life can be yours while you lay out by the pool beneath the clear Los Angeles skies. On weekends, Altitude is day party ready with a DJ to play jams while guests enjoy lunch and cocktails. Reserve a cabana to make the most of your visit and have the perfect place to clink glasses with friends.

 

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Mama Shelter

The vibrant Caribbean-style furnishings make Mama Shelter a hot spot that’s both fun and Instagram ready. Relax on their lounge chairs while sipping one of their many refreshing cocktails, or order food to truly take advantage of the view. The Hollywood sign will be the backdrop to your meal as you dine beneath the stars.

 

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High Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Erwin

Witness the crashing waves of the ocean from Venice’s only rooftop bar at High Rooftop Lounge. The uniquely-designed space spans the full Hotel Erwin rooftop giving guests a panoramic view from wherever you sit. Lounge bites and a signature drink list complement the ocean backdrop at this quintessential Westside destination.

 

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The Standard Downtown LA

A go-to for a night out Downtown, The Standard’s rooftop ambience is a modern garden party with an amazing view of the cityscape. Bring your bathing suit to enjoy a night swim or grab a table near the DJ to party all night long. The exclusive bar doesn’t even guarantee entry for hotel guests, so dress to impress and arrive early to get in on the fun.

 

Above Sixty Beverly Hills

Poolside dining has never looked as good as the Sixty Hotel’s rooftop terrace. If you’re staying at the hotel, or happen to be one of their VIPs, you can enjoy the expansive view from above Wilshire Boulevard. With plenty of cabanas for bottle service, and lounge chairs for tanning, you won’t regret your stay with this space an elevator ride away from your room.

 

Perch

In the heart of Downtown LA, Perch is a solid choice for those wanting a breath of fresh air and a swig of a good drink. The Parisian-inspired cocktails bring elegance to the space, complete with twinkling lights at nightfall.  Invite a date or a group of friends to see the impressive view of Downtown from their 16th floor.

 

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E.P. & L.P.

This energetic rooftop space in Beverly Hills will have you toasting to the good life as you sip on their signature boozy boba drinks. The E.P. restaurant sits below the L.P. patio bar that gives you an eyeful of some of LA’s best views. Take at seat in their bright, modern furnishings while you mix and mingle with the busy crowd.

 

Onyx at Hotel Shangri-La

Santa Monica’s best kept secret is the recently re-invented Onyx bar at the penthouse of Hotel Shangri-La.  With a comfy space great for an intimate conversation by the fire pit, you can enjoy appetizers while taking in landscape views of the Pacific. Arrive before sundown and experience the best place in Los Angeles to watch an ocean sunset.

 

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Top Party Destinations for a Cabo San Lucas Getaway

For many years, Cabo has served as a premier vacation destination for travelers all around the globe, and a large draw to the city is its variety of nightlife venues that each bring something fun and unique to the table. The city has earned a reputation as an energetic paradise filled with busy nightclubs that overlook the Pacific Ocean. If you’re looking to live it up in one of the best cities in the world, these top party destinations in Cabo San Lucas will give you the trip of a lifetime.

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OMNIA Dayclub Los Cabos

One of Cabo’s most buzzed about party experiences, OMNIA Dayclub at Vidanta Los Cabos is a festive, outdoor dayclub with a sophisticated atmosphere. You’ll take in the sunshine with views of the Sea of Cortez surrounded by guests ready to party to the sounds of top, international DJs. The beachfront locale centers around a sparkling blue pool where you can cool off and enjoy a private cabana.




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The Rooftop at the Cape

You’ll have an unparalleled view at the top of The Thompson Cape Hotel where The Rooftop’s beautiful sunsets over the water give visitors a one-of-a-kind experience. The al fresco terrace and beer garden are adorned with comfortable, modern furnishings for you to sit back and relax as you enjoy a signature cocktail and listen to the waves of the ocean.




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Mandala

Mandala serves as one of the most exclusive and elegant nightclubs in the city. A rich Indian inspired interior design, a well-lit center dance floor and a full menu of VIP amenities have made Mandala a frequently visited spot by the celebrities and business elite that come to Cabo.




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Blue Marlin Ibiza at ME Hotel

The ME Cabo Resort plays host to Blue Marlin Ibiza, a lively poolside beach club fit for dining and cocktails as you party all day in the Cabo sunshine. The beachfront space has a breezy ambiance for lounging, but becomes a hot spot when top DJs liven up the space with music’s best hits. The space also evolves into an attractive, nightlife destination after dark bringing the perfect environment for dancing under the stars.

 

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Nowhere Bar

Start your night off by grabbing a drink at The Nowhere Bar, a destination known as a local favorite due to its welcoming environment. Drinking and dancing are necessities at this casual destination fit for toasting glasses with your closest friends to kickstart your evening of celebration.

 

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El Squid Roe

A Cabo veteran, El Squid Roe is one of the longest running bars that still operate on the main avenue, and as such it is popular with locals and visitors alike. Live music, tasty drinks, and two stories of nightlife activities have made El Squid Roe a necessity for anybody looking for a lively night out in Cabo.

 

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Space Supperclub

This new Cabo hotspot is sure to be a power player on the scene as a restaurant, bar and supperclub destination for locals and visitors to party the night away. There is sure to be something for everyone with tasty drinks and delicious bites drawing in guests to revel in the trendy, nightlife atmosphere. You can also look forward to a champagne brunch day party each Sunday to sip while you dine and celebrate the excitement of Cabo.

 

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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.

Head to Tutto il Giorno for a light and airy Italian brunch in their pristine indoor space or breezy patio seating.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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Sounds of the City: The Best Places for Live Music in LA

Los Angeles is world-renowned for its ability to attract talented people from all around the world. Finding great entertainment in the city is as simple as walking into your favorite bar, as the surplus of skilled artists leaves guests with a variety of options. Music lovers will have no problem finding a good time in visiting these destinations are the best places for live music in LA whose live acts are known to impress.

 

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Delilah

Take an elegant night out when you reserve a table at Delilah—a nostalgic space for an intimate experience. Sultry performances from music artists and burlesque dancers keep up the seductive vibe.

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The Sayers Club

Stop by this sleek Hollywood lounge for inventive performances from LA’s favorite musicians. You never know who you’ll see take the stage at this A-list favorite hot spot.




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Harvard & Stone

Try out this beloved neighborhood bar where you can grab a quality cocktail while watching some of the best local bands in the city. Their 60s-inspired industrial space makes for a laid back place to hang out and mingle with the East Hollywood crowd.




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Academy LA

Previously Create Nightclub, the newly re-imagined Academy LA is the perfect place for EDM lovers to get their fill. Alongside local favorites, international DJs show up to treat audiences to a performance to remember.

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Villains Tavern

Head to the Downtown Arts District to try out this indoor and outdoor cocktail bar. Their stage is perfect for local bands to show off their skills in the rustic, artsy locale.

 

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Harvelles Santa Monica

Quality musicians display their talents at this classic Santa Monica destination—the oldest music venue on the Westside. With occasional help from burlesque dancers, live bands bring the genre alive while guests drink and dance the night away.

 

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Dirty Laundry

Take the stairs underground to enter into this former Hollywood speakeasy for cocktails and plenty of room to dance. Explore the space to discover something for everyone as live bands and DJs take the stage within the maze of rooms.

 

The Peppermint Club

The vintage feel of this West Hollywood lounge draws in sophisticated patrons who appreciate a quality performance. Music lovers admire this chic and exclusive setting for an intimate night out.

 

Zebulon

This spacious Silver Lake cocktail bar doubles as a music venue with nightly DJ sets and live bands for your entertainment. From local independent rockers to up-and-coming buzz bands, you’ll hear plenty of talented acts while grabbing a drink inside or on their patio.

 

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Viva Hollywood

If you’re in the mood for salsa dancing, Viva provides guests the perfect place to show off their moves.  This sexy hot spot gives you dinner with a show—live performances go hand in hand with the delicious Mexican cuisine and quality cocktails.

 

Cliftons

This historic Downtown destination has remained a staple in the nightlife scene with its multi-level decadence. Guests are known to dress to the nines in the style of the classic venue for their live jazz and swing performances.

 

 

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Ibiza Nightlife Destinations for a Party Vacation

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 these energetic Ibiza nightlife destinations where you’re sure to party until the sun comes up during your 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.




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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, these are the best cocktail bars in London that have 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.




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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.




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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.




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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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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.

 

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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.

 

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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Photo: The Zetter Townhouse Cocktail Bar

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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 in Miami 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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 in LA 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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Photo: The Stalking Horse – Best Breweries in LA

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.

 

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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