We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to open Encore Beach Club. Friday, March 3, was sunny with temps in the low 70s and a little breeze, a mild canvas for us to paint the perfect party weeks before spring officially arrives. Why wait? The venue was fresh and inviting as ever, the crowd celebrated as if everyone couldn’t wait to don swimwear and DJ A-Trak kept bodies moving and heads nodding all afternoon.
There are a few subtle but substantial changes for the new season at EBC. The small, front-bar window you hit on your way into the dayclub has been expanded to two service spots, adding an extra splash of convenience. A new VIP ticket option will allow upgrading clubbers to use the “artist only” entrance through Surrender, offering some behind-the-scenes perspective. And new LED screens fronting the DJ booth are on the way, to enhance the overall experience and allow staff to transition between day and night parties with ease.
There are new items on the menu, too, both for snacking (seared tuna sliders and bacon, egg and cheese eggrolls will become fast favorites) and partying. The sizzling new Champagne Shower package is called Comin’ in Hot, and has the lovely ladies of EBC hosing you down from a custom fire truck to go along with your Nebuchadnezzar 15-liter of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label. This could be the most Instagrammed moment of the pool party season this year, so get your (hopefully water-resistant) phone-cam ready.