Where and how to party during the Monaco Grand Prix?

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Jimmy'z is one of the best party venues - © Monte-Carlo SBM

Monaco-Tribune’s top 5 recommendations.

At last, it’s that time! Thursday 25 May marks the start of the Monaco Grand Prix 2023, which runs until Sunday.

But in the Principality, the Grand Prix is not just about the high-speed racing! Every year, it’s a chance to party, night and day. Here are a few suggestions.

1. Sunset Monaco, a non-stop party

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Sunset Monaco starts at midday – © Camille Dufosse

Day or night, why choose? From Friday 26 May until Sunday, Sunset Monaco will be at Le Méridien Beach Plaza from midday to midnight! The programme features some twenty musical artists in a chic, relaxed atmosphere. And keep an eye out: the event is usually a favourite with celebrities.

Booking ahead is strongly advised via the event’s website.

2. Amber Lounge, setting the Grimaldi Forum alight

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Three exclusive DJ sets with Amber Lounge – © Amber Lounge

The Amber Lounge parties welcome all you night owls from Friday to Sunday for exclusive DJ sets at the Grimaldi Forum. Scheduled are  Goodboys on the 26th, Fatman Scoop on the 27th and former Spice Girl Melanie C on the 28th! Tickets are already sold out for Friday, but there are still places available for Saturday and Sunday. Amber Lounge also organises an annual charity fashion show.

Book online or on +33 7 88 84 67 01

3. Twiga and its dinner shows

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As well as music, Twiga also provides dinner shows – © Twiga Monte-Carlo

DJs will also be on hand at Twiga, in the Grimaldi Forum, starting this evening! Sona is in the Principality on Thursday. You can catch Benny Benassi on Friday, Joseph Capriati on Saturday and Captone on Sunday. Beforehand, why not enjoy the dinner shows with Alessandro Ristori & the Portofinos and Dolce Rivera?

Information and bookings on +377 99 99 25 50

4. Jimmy’z, a must-do in Monaco

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From tonight, and for the whole weekend, the famous Jimmy’z will really get into the F1 atmosphere. Hip-hop, dance, deep and house will be in the spotlight, with Alec Monopoly on Thursday, Adriatique on Friday, Moojo & Keinemusik on Saturday and Jamie Jones on Sunday. The closing evening will be in aid of the Princess Charlène Foundation.

Bookings on +377 6 80 86 21 08

5. The Grand Prix on land and sea

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La Rascasse welcomes partygoers after the races – © Monte-Carlo SBM

What better way to celebrate the Grand Prix than on the Grand Prix bend? Thanks to its exceptional location, La Rascasse is an iconic spot to watch the cars racing by day and have fun by night. But it’s not the only place in Port Hercule that is in tune with the Grand Prix: Jack’s and the Brasserie de Monaco are also ready to welcome you with a drink.

Brad Pitt’s gin at the Grand Prix

And to add another dimension to the Grand Prix why not try out the gin that the famous American actor launched at the Cannes Film Festival? Head over to the Hôtel Métropole, which is launching an original cocktail with The Gardener gin, priced at 41 euros.

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The Gardener gin was created by Brad Pitt, the Perrin Family and Tom Nichol – All rights reserved.

The gin has fresh and dried citrus notes with pink grapefruit, lemon and sweet and bitter oranges from the Cap d’Antibes region, in a refreshing cocktail that can be ordered from the hotel’s Lobby Bar.

The tasty cocktail is called ‘Monaco Rush’ and, as well as gin, it will include peach coulis and liqueur, crème de cassis, mint and lemon juice. Good news: it will stay on the cocktail menu all year round.