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Pool Parties & Fantasy Fest: The Best Things to Do in Miami This October

Published On 10/01/2015 Published On 10/01/2015
Courtesy of db Bistro Moderne

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Oct 1-31

Eat one of the best burgers ever Burger & Bordeaux is back for the month, which means that for $39, you get an app, one of the country’s best burgers, dessert, and a glass of 2010 Château de Ricaud Bordeaux Superieur.

db Bistro Moderne

Eat one of the best burgers ever db Bistro Moderne Burger & Bordeaux is back for the month, which means that for $39, you get an app, one of the country’s best burgers, dessert, and a glass of 2010 Château de Ricaud Bordeaux Superieur.

Courtesy of Thompson Miami Beach

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Oct 1 Thu

Party at the Thompson in two ways This trendy hotel just launched two weekly parties to keep you turnt up: “Our House Thursdays” -- inside the 1930s House -- features the best of the local music scene, while “Deep End Sundays” is a daylong pool party amplified by the perfect tunes of III Points' own Legs Benedict (aka David Sinopoli).

Thompson Miami Beach

Party at the Thompson in two ways Thompson Miami Beach This trendy hotel just launched two weekly parties to keep you turnt up: “Our House Thursdays” -- inside the 1930s House -- features the best of the local music scene, while “Deep End Sundays” is a daylong pool party amplified by the perfect tunes of III Points' own Legs Benedict (aka David Sinopoli).

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Oct 1-31

Go to Madrid without leaving Miami Madrid's iconic foodie locale La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel has set up a pop-up shop inside a 9,000sqft tent offering all the best Spanish delicacies like paella, tapas, and lots of jamĂłn and queso manchego. Admission is FREE, but food ranges between $2 and $8.

Bayfront Park

Go to Madrid without leaving Miami Bayfront Park Madrid's iconic foodie locale La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel has set up a pop-up shop inside a 9,000sqft tent offering all the best Spanish delicacies like paella, tapas, and lots of jamĂłn and queso manchego. Admission is FREE, but food ranges between $2 and $8.

Sam Adams Octoberfest

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Oct 1 Thu

Prost to Octoberfest! Sam Adams knows Miamians like to party, that’s why they’re back for another long weekend of all the usual Octoberfest stuff -- live music, bratwurst, pretzels, strudels, Miss Octoberfest contests, etc. -- in an authentic Bavarian beer hall.

Mana Wynwood

Prost to Octoberfest! Mana Wynwood Sam Adams knows Miamians like to party, that’s why they’re back for another long weekend of all the usual Octoberfest stuff -- live music, bratwurst, pretzels, strudels, Miss Octoberfest contests, etc. -- in an authentic Bavarian beer hall.

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Oct 2 Fri

Hit October’s hottest opening Designed to invoke the more glamorous days of a bygone era, brand-new boozer El Tucán is hosting an extravagant two-day opening party featuring several FREE shows by artists like Marlow Rosado, Chargaux, DJ Shamizo, and Puddles Pity Party. Did we mention cocktails are by Bar Lab?

El Tucán Miami

Hit October’s hottest opening El Tucán Miami Designed to invoke the more glamorous days of a bygone era, brand-new boozer El Tucán is hosting an extravagant two-day opening party featuring several FREE shows by artists like Marlow Rosado, Chargaux, DJ Shamizo, and Puddles Pity Party. Did we mention cocktails are by Bar Lab?

Saffron Supper Club

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Oct 4 Sun

Join a supper club (for one night only) The underground Saffron Supper Club (a partnership between local food rockstars Sara Liss and Maude Eaton) takes its talent to SoBe for an exclusive event at Mandolin Beach. RSVP is required, so email SaffronSupper@gmail.com to get a spot. They sell out quickly, so hurry!

Soho Beach House

Join a supper club (for one night only) Soho Beach House The underground Saffron Supper Club (a partnership between local food rockstars Sara Liss and Maude Eaton) takes its talent to SoBe for an exclusive event at Mandolin Beach. RSVP is required, so email SaffronSupper@gmail.com to get a spot. They sell out quickly, so hurry!

Better Days

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Oct 9 Fri

Get new eats at the Bareroot Pop-Up Kitchen A pop-up restaurant is popping up inside a bar that used to be a pop-up. Got that? The chefs (Robert Errichetti and Sam Parrish) slinging the Mexican-inspired bar eats at this sucker sure hope so.

Better Days

Get new eats at the Bareroot Pop-Up Kitchen Better Days A pop-up restaurant is popping up inside a bar that used to be a pop-up. Got that? The chefs (Robert Errichetti and Sam Parrish) slinging the Mexican-inspired bar eats at this sucker sure hope so.

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Oct 9-Nov 1

Rock the dead In this musical, The Rocking Dead (a popular band) retreats to a cabin in the woods after a national humiliation, only to find a zombie apocalypse. The producers promise infectious music and a biting script, Fridays-Sundays.

Coral Springs Center for the Arts

Rock the dead Coral Springs Center for the Arts In this musical, The Rocking Dead (a popular band) retreats to a cabin in the woods after a national humiliation, only to find a zombie apocalypse. The producers promise infectious music and a biting script, Fridays-Sundays.

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Oct 10 Sat

Get on a boat Mardi Gras is to N’awlins as the Columbus Day Regatta is to the 305. The undisputed-party-weekend-of-the-year takes place on rafted boats, and while bringing a gaggle of bottle-popping, bikini-clad chicas is often recommended, others muse: “Why bring sand to the beach?”

On a boat by Elliott Key

Get on a boat On a boat by Elliott Key Mardi Gras is to N’awlins as the Columbus Day Regatta is to the 305. The undisputed-party-weekend-of-the-year takes place on rafted boats, and while bringing a gaggle of bottle-popping, bikini-clad chicas is often recommended, others muse: “Why bring sand to the beach?”

The Florida Panthers

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Oct 10-31

Jump on the Florida Panthers bandwagon The NHL's most ironically located hockey team starts its season October 10th… meaning you’ve only got seven months to catch a game.

BB&T Center

Jump on the Florida Panthers bandwagon BB&T Center The NHL's most ironically located hockey team starts its season October 10th… meaning you’ve only got seven months to catch a game.

Courtesy of 1 Hotel South Beach

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Oct 12 Mon

Drink in the dark Every month, when the sky is darkest, the 1 Hotel replaces its lobby lights with candles/lanterns in an effort to raise awareness about global light pollution. There is also a projection of the Earth on a living moss art wall, plus drinks in the farm-to-bar lobby boozer, Tom on Collins.

1 Hotel South Beach

Drink in the dark 1 Hotel South Beach Every month, when the sky is darkest, the 1 Hotel replaces its lobby lights with candles/lanterns in an effort to raise awareness about global light pollution. There is also a projection of the Earth on a living moss art wall, plus drinks in the farm-to-bar lobby boozer, Tom on Collins.

Courtesy of Shore Club

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Oct 15 Thu

Swim under the stars Noctiluca, the Shore Club’s once-monthly 9pm pool party is further enhanced by tropical and deep house music. Enter via the 20th St entrance as it leads directly to the pool.

Shore Club

Swim under the stars Shore Club Noctiluca, the Shore Club’s once-monthly 9pm pool party is further enhanced by tropical and deep house music. Enter via the 20th St entrance as it leads directly to the pool.

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Oct 22 Thu

Drink beer & watch movies New Belgium’s cross-country Clips Beer & Film tour means a night of short flicks, eats from Ms. Cheezious and Jefe’s, and a sample of NB’s rarer selections like Blue Paddle, 1554, La Folie, Pumpkick, etc.

Margaret Pace Park

Drink beer & watch movies Margaret Pace Park New Belgium’s cross-country Clips Beer & Film tour means a night of short flicks, eats from Ms. Cheezious and Jefe’s, and a sample of NB’s rarer selections like Blue Paddle, 1554, La Folie, Pumpkick, etc.

Fantasy Fest

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Oct 23-Nov 1

Get freaky at Fantasy Fest This annual 10-day party in paradise is notorious for getting, well, freeeaky, but you’ll never know for sure unless you hit events like the Masquerade March or Sloppy Joe’s Annual Toga Party. Pro tip: at this event, you’ll stick out if you’re NOT dressed up.

Various Key West locations

Get freaky at Fantasy Fest Various Key West locations This annual 10-day party in paradise is notorious for getting, well, freeeaky, but you’ll never know for sure unless you hit events like the Masquerade March or Sloppy Joe’s Annual Toga Party. Pro tip: at this event, you’ll stick out if you’re NOT dressed up.

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Oct 30 Fri

Drink with zombies Head up to WPB for a zombie-themed pub crawl that kicks off at Bar Louie and ends with an after-party at Roxy’s Pub's Rooftop. Tickets include five drinks, and a meet-and-greet with Michonne’s “pets” (Theshay West and Moses Moseley) from The Walking Dead.

Various West Palm Beach locations

Drink with zombies Various West Palm Beach locations Head up to WPB for a zombie-themed pub crawl that kicks off at Bar Louie and ends with an after-party at Roxy’s Pub's Rooftop. Tickets include five drinks, and a meet-and-greet with Michonne’s “pets” (Theshay West and Moses Moseley) from The Walking Dead.

SWARM

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Oct 31 Sat

Hit up HalloWYN From the same guys behind the popular Grovetoberfest and the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival comes a brand-new FREE block party set to be your new Halloween tradition, with a DJ, showings of cult-classic horror films, and people in both scary and sexy costumes (here’s hoping there’s more of the latter).

Mana Wynwood

Hit up HalloWYN Mana Wynwood From the same guys behind the popular Grovetoberfest and the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival comes a brand-new FREE block party set to be your new Halloween tradition, with a DJ, showings of cult-classic horror films, and people in both scary and sexy costumes (here’s hoping there’s more of the latter).

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