Pool House Saturdays at Hyde Beach: "Everything About It Is Miami"
Go for a swim with these lovely ladies at Pool House Saturdays at Hyde Beach.
Winter may be right around the corner. But in the Magic City, summer is forever.
So slip on your itsy-bitsy designer bikini, grab your beach towel, and make a splash at Hyde Beach's Pool House Saturdays.
"It's pretty self-descriptive," says Hyde's Bruno Cardinali of the daytime bash. "It's a pool party and we play house music, and our venue kinda looks like a pool house."
But while house beats are mainly what you'll hear while lounging by the pool and checking out the hot bods, it's "not so much a fist pumping party," Cardinali laughs.
"Basically, we try to play more of a sexy sound, more of a European type of vibe. We try to stay away from the big nightclub scene."
And like any experienced DJ, resident Chicco Secci goes with the flow.
"I see the crowd in the moment and I go with it, from sexy house music to EDM to deep house," the beat banger says. "It doesn't have limits."
"I like to see people having fun, so I go in one direction for a while. They follow, and then I switch it up. It all depends on the situation."
Sometimes, Pool House is forced to improvise in other ways, since Miami wouldn't be Miami without downpours of rain. Thankfully, Hyde is equipped to handle sudden storms quite well.
"One thing Hyde has that no other pool has is the ability to function in the rain and to keep the party going," Cardinali says. "People go inside and it actually gets better sometimes."
Secci agrees. "A few weeks ago, it started raining so hard. Half of the people threw themselves in the pool and danced like crazy. The rest went inside and continued the party. I was like, 'Wow.' I've never seen nothing like that."
But while Pool House may try to avoid the whole uhntz-uhntz thing and provide an all-weather party environment, when it comes to exclusivity, Cardinali concedes that Hyde "runs a very tight door."
"Saturdays is the party where you're gonna encounter a lot of people from all over the place," he explains. "We also seem to attract more celebrities on Saturdays, a lot of football players, whoever is in town for the weekend."
So while everyone is welcome to partake in the poolside festivities, "we cater to a certain kind of clientele and the prices are obviously not cheap," Cardinali says, "and it kinda keeps the crowd a little diverse.
"Everything about this place is Miami," brags Cardinali.
"You don't have to go to the pool at all. You can hang out in the garden, kick it inside at the bar and play foosball or watch college football games. You can design it to be whatever you want. It's a straight up party."
Pool House Saturdays. With Chicco Secci and YSL. Saturday, November 16. Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. The party kicks off at noon and runs till dusk. Tables start at $500 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Visit hydebeach.com.
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