Three Art Basel Miami Beach Club Bashes for the After-Dark Demographic

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Since you never even leave the house during daylight hours, there's zero chance you'll make it anywhere near Art Basel's actual exhibition sites. Your personal plan: Rubbing shoulders (and maybe other body parts) with the artsy elite at a series of afterdark affairs. It all sounds a little dirty. But we're not here to judge. In fact, we're here to help.

So quick ... Check the cut for three Basel club bashes you should immediately add to your late-night itinerary: LastNightsParty at Mokai, the Blackbook throwdown at SET, and a Nikki Beach thing that'll make your ears bleed.

LastNightsParty's Basel Party. Believe it or not, photographer Merlin Bronques's job is catching drunk party people all around the world in the midst of bad -- and often, borderline shameful -- behavior. He then uploads these photos to lastnightsparty.com and gets hella paid. Now, he's hosting his very own Basel soiree. And given the site's content, we suggest you adopt a temporary pseudonym. You wouldn't want your mother (or your boyfriend) to Google you and inadvertently discover these snapshots. Friday, December 3, at Mokai, 235 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-531-5535; mokaimiami.com.

Blackbook Magazine Party. Arts and culture mag Blackbook has made its name at Basel with annual celeb-and-cool-kid blowouts. And this year, the mag teams up with architecturally-inspired UK shoe brand United Nude for a little shindig at SET starring Boys Like Girls drummer John Keefe and NYC-based DJ duo the Chainsmokers behind the decks. Thursday, December 2, at SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-531-2800; setmiami.com.

Edward Maya. Turn on a radio or go to a nightclub and you'll hear the hit single "Stereo Love." You might have heard it so much, your ears are gushing blood. That said, we know its "played out" status won't stop the maddened masses from bumrushing Nikki Beach's Saturday beach party. It will be Maya's US debut, so even gratuitous fist pumping will be a part of music history. And we all want to be a part of history, right? Saturday, December 4, at Nikki Beach, One Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 786-515-1130; nikkibeach.com. Tickets cost $40 and up via wantickets.com.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.