It may be best known for its colorful murals, but Wynwood has a lot to offer beyond the Wynwood Walls outdoor street art gallery. The neighborhood has steadily transitioned from a warehouse district to a destination filled with trendy restaurants and bars. It’s ideal for young singles and couples. While the neighborhood has an artsy boho feel, the prices are anything but bohemian—expect to pay top dollar for the food and activities. Although if you look hard enough, there are a few places where you can get reasonably-priced food like Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop, a no-frills Cuban diner with generous servings of croquetas and tostones.
Coworking spaces in Wynwood like The Lab cater to creative professionals and WeWork's Wynwood Garage location has convenient one-day passes. If you need a jolt of inspiration (and caffeine) Wynwood’s Vice Bean City and Panther Coffee can help you jump-start your productivity. There are plenty of delicious casual eateries Wynwood, which has earned itself a reputation for being the foodie destination of Miami. For breakfast, Zak the Baker has handmade baked goods and The Salty Donut serves up small-batch, craft donuts daily. If you start craving Mexican food, you can stop in at Coyo Taco located near the entrance of the Wynwood Walls, or The Taco Stand, a Californian outpost with homemade corn tortillas.
If you have multiple cravings to satisfy, two food halls can do the job: 1-800-Lucky, a 10,000 square-foot Asian food market that serves everything from poke to fresh sushi, and The Wynwood Marketplace, an outdoor marketplace and patio with local food vendors, live music, and shopping. Wynwood may be all about cool, but there’s no shame in embracing your inner tourist once in a while. The Miami Selfie Museum and The Museum of Graffiti are fun ways to spend an afternoon. If you’d rather stay behind the camera, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse is a sprawling art gallery with seasonal exhibits. Date nights in Wynwood are easy with hidden gems like candle-making at Candle Land Miami, stand-up comedy and cover bands at Gramps, and Dante’s Hifi, a vinyl listening bar.
While the nightlife in Wynwood may be a little more subdued than nearby South Beach, there are still plenty of places to unwind, like the trendy brewery Veza Sur and the more laid-back J. Wakefield Brewing. Miami is well-known for its colorful cocktails, so make sure to grab one at one of the more upscale bars like the Miami Mojito Company or the stylish rooftop, Three No.3 Social. For music and dancing, Racket or Centro Wynwood are both great places to head after hours.
Based in South Florida, her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Afar, and Culture Trip. When she's not traveling, she's lost in a good book.
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