Miami Neighborhoods: Spend the Day Among Art in Wynwood
Art Basel may make the headlines, but the best place to peep Miami’s contemporary and street art scene is in the trendy Wynwood neighborhood, west of Miami Beach. Formerly a collection of warehouses, it’s now home to craft breweries, more than 70 galleries and the famous Wynwood Walls — more than 35 stunning murals by world-famous artists.
Eat: Named for Chef/Owner Rocco Carulli, R House is an eclectic bar, restaurant and art gallery boasting a mouth-watering Latin-inspired menu. It’s more than a party in your mouth where the “r” stands for rowdy at lively weekend drag brunches.
Drink: You can’t go wrong grabbing a laid-back drink and catching some experimental performances at Gramps. Get a wider view of the Wynwood experience by putting together your own beer crawl with stops at Veza Sur Brewing Co., Wynwood Brewing Company and J. Wakefield Brewing.
See: Of course, you’ll need to snap a few selfies in front of the aforementioned Wynwood Walls, but there’s art all over. Dive deeper into the history of street art at Wynwood’s Museum of Graffiti, the world’s first dedicated to the form.
Do: If you’re lucky enough to be visiting on the second Saturday of the month, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the best opportunity to get familiar with the more than 400 galleries, restaurants and businesses in the neighborhood.
Also Consider: The sophisticated Miami Design District is another excellent destination for luxury fashion and cutting-edge art. In addition to the high-end shopping, there’s the Institute of Contemporary Art, which offers year-round free admission.
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