When to go: Sundays, 12pm to sundown
Much like the Miami condo market, the pool party at the Mondrian goes in cycles. A few years ago, it was the spot. Then for a while, it was simply a pool that happened to be there on Sundays. But since the Menin people took over (you may know them from Bodega, Pizza, Bar, Radio, and other places you go to escape tourists) the party is back among the city’s best. Start with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami Skyline, throw in some renovated cabanas and bikini-clad servers, and you’ve got the recipe for the best Sunday soiree on West Avenue. Veuve stops by from time to time to sample Champagne for the guests, and with a brand-new cocktail list, this is absolutely a party you should check out while you still can.