Just north of downtown Miami, Wynwood is a vibrant neighborhood known for its prominent entertainment district. Wynwood is comprised of two major areas, an arts district and a fashion district that each have their own unique institutions, festivities and sense of style. The neighborhood is best explored on foot, all to better take in the abundant, colorful murals that decorate the buildings and hop around the many restaurants waiting to entertain your taste buds. With so much to do in this rapidly growing community, it can take some planning to figure out your starting point and how you’d like to spend your day. Should you bar hop across town? Browse all of the galleries? How about all of the entertainment venues and restaurants? We get it, there’s a lot to do. To help, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best hot-spots to give you an inside look to this bustling and animated Miami neighborhood. Our list ranges from food and drink options to entertainment choices, giving you a feel for everything. Even better? All these spots are only a short 30-minute drive from our Dadeland apartments!
2520 NW Second St.
An eccentric location encompassing Miami culture, the Wynwood Walls were started in 2009 by Tony Goldman. Goldman’s idea was simple—create a location that brings emphasis and awareness to the region’s rich traditions of street and graffiti art. What started with six warehouse buildings quickly grew to murals spanning over 80,000 square feet, including work from local, national and international artists. The diverse and one-of-a-kind art collection represents more than 50 artists and 16 countries, providing onlookers the chance to explore and soak in the artwork on a unique platform. The Wynwood Walls have attracted so much attention in fact, that it has included coverage from media outlets such as the New York Times, BBC News and Vanity Fair. As you explore, be sure to take lots of pictures! For those who get hungry along the way, stop in to grab a bite from the Latin-influenced cuisine of Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, or grab some pizza over at Joey’s.
325 NW 24th St.
Open seven days a week, Concrete Beach Brewery serves up a wide variety of lagers, pilsners and IPA’s to get your happy hour started off right. A brewery looking to “unite communities with a common love of traditions,” Concrete Beach Brewery celebrates Miami culture with live music, trivia nights and plenty of special events scattered throughout their calendar. Head over on a Tuesday to play video games and enjoy pints, or stop by for their Brewzy Brunch—taking place from noon until 4pm and offering up all of the brunch classics you know and love. Interested in trying something new? We recommend the Rosé Ale, brewed with white zinfandel, grape juice and blueberry. We don’t know about you, but that’s exactly that type of drink that puts us in the mood to rosé all day.
2750 NW Third Ave.
If you’re looking for delectable treats that are both healthy and creative, look no further. Located in the heart of Wynwood, Ceilito is one of Miami’s best artisan ice pop stores, serving up handcrafted, high-end frozen desserts that will easily meet your sweet-tooth craving. With locally sourced ingredients and seasonal flavors, Cielito’s prides themselves on creating products that are hormone free, non-GMO and have no added preservatives or artificial flavors. Choose from one of their many flavors, such as the banana or Confidante Pop, which is filled with coconut chunks, coconut water and white chocolate covered strawberries. Or create your own flavor and finish it off with your favorite sweets at their toppings bar! With both indoor and outdoor seating, be sure to bring your pooch along and snag them a dog-friendly ice pop. There’s no better way to beat the Miami heat.
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500 71st St.
Interested in catching a movie? Then head on over to O Cinema, a one-screen movie theater opened in 2014 and located in Miami Beach’s North Beach district. This independent cinema and art space includes 304 seats and offers four screenings per day—one in the morning, noon, evening and night. With a wide range of films and genres shown, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Afterward, conveniently walk to a variety of restaurants within North Beach, all located within blocks of the theater.
As the list of things to do, places to see and restaurants to try in Wynwood continues endlessly, our best advice is to hop into your car and head to this vibrant neighborhood to check it all of for yourself. This ever-growing district is loved by both locals and tourists alike—and is waiting to be explored.
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