Six Best Club Parties on South Beach January 10 to 12

Why does SoBe get such a bad rap, bro?

Sure, it's crawling with rich douchebags in button-down dress shirts. And the parking sucks. And the drinks are ridiculously expensive.

But it's also home to formerly law-breaking Frenchmen, $10 underground minimal techno throwdowns, and the Mustache Revolution. Just check out this week's six best club parties.

David Guetta. Thursday, January 10, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $60 to $75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Ever say, "I gotta feeling David Guetta wasn't always such a beautifully airbrushed Top 40 queen?" Well, it's true. As the Monsieur G recently told daily newspaper Metro: "I started organizing raves when I was very young and it was against the law." From criminal party boy to millionaire pop star — that's the EDM dream.

Marc Houle. With Danyelino and Hardline. Presented by LINK and Miami Rebels. Thursday, January 10, 11 p.m., Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Crazy about cerebral electronic music and literate board games? Spend Friday night with self-described "techno-producing Scrabble master" Marc Houle.

Porter Robinson. Friday, January 11, 11 p.m., Story Nightclub, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-479-4426; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. If you're new to EDM, go get an education with Porter Robinson on South Beach. "Don't be ashamed," the 20-year-old guru says. "Just catch up."

Alexi Delano vs. Konrad Black. With Danye­lino and Hardline. Presented by LINK and Miami Rebels. Friday, January 11, 11 p.m., Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. What happens when these Richie Hawtin acolytes and Minus Records labelmates can't settle their differences via diplomacy? A minimal-techno war on the dance floor.

Thomas Gold. Saturday, January 12, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $40 to $75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Partying hard isn't a bad habit that needs to be corrected in the new year. Just ask German DJ dude Thomas Gold. "My resolutions for 2013: sex, hugs, and rock 'n' roll."

Mustache Revolution. With DJ Nikolas. Saturday, January 12, 11 p.m., Tantra, 1445 Pennsylvania Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-4765; tantrarestaurant.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Lip hair has been absent from nightlife since disco died. That's far too long for a club world without facial scruff. Join the Mustache Revolution!

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