by Nila Do Simon | August 27, 2018

Miami Vibes: Eat and Play Artfully

What to do and where to eat in three artsy Miami neighborhoods


Hammam inside Faena’s spa; Photography by Faena Hotel


Do this:

Indulge at Faena’s Tierra Santa Healing House. Enjoy an over-the-top spa treatment at the uber-luxurious, art-filled Faena Hotel.

Faena Hotel
3201 Collins Ave.

Skate or Bowl at Basement. Inside The Edition hotel lives Basement, an entertainment center featuring a “micro-club” beside an indoor ice skating rink and a bowling alley set to a killer soundtrack.

2901 Collins Ave.

Sip Cocktails at Broken Shaker. An award-winning bar tucked behind a hostel, where skilled mixologists turn out handcrafted beverages amid tropical foliage

Broken Shaker
2727 Indian Creek Drive

Eat here:

To-die-for Thai

1854 Bay Road

Gourmet goodness

Stubborn Seed
101 Washington Ave.

Haute Asian

3201 Collins Ave.

Beet mezzaluna at Macchialina at the beach; Photography by Macchialina

Casual Italian

820 Alton Road

Southern comfort

1600 Lenox Ave.


Do this:

Work out at Rise Nation. Rise Nation is known for its VersaClimber, a vertical climbing machine that can burn over 600 calories in 30 minutes. Jennifer Aniston and even Miami’s own Dwayne Wade use this workout to stay fit.

Rise Nation
3814 NE First Ave.

Tour the Public Art. Take a free guided tour, led by art expert Margery Gordon, of the area’s public art installations and buildings.

Palm Court
140 NE 39th St.

Eat here:

Hot table to get

Ghee Indian Kitchen
3620 NE Second Ave.

Food hall fabulous

St. Roch’s Market
140 NE 39th St., Suite 241

Cuban hit parade

Estefan Kitchen
140 NE 39th St., Suite 133

Greek chic

Mandolin Aegean Bistro
4312 NE 2nd Ave.

Wynwood Walls public murals; Photography by Goldman Global Arts


Do this:

Lounge and Learn at Wynwood Yard. At this entrepreneurial hub, culinary incubator and beer garden, listen to live music, shop from local artisan vendors and view anything from independent films to major motion pictures.

Wynwood Yard
The Lots at 56, 64, 70, 82 NW 29th St.

Wander Wynwood Walls. Walk through the labyrinth of iconic and changing murals at the heart of the neighborhood.

Wynwood Walls
2520 NW Second Ave.

Eat here:

American fusion

Waffle panini at Beaker and Gray; Photography by Cortney Cates

Beaker & Gray
2637 N. Miami Ave.

An icon in the making

223 NW 23rd St.

Asian fusion

251 NW 25th St.

Food, art and music

R House
2727 NW Second Ave.

Classic low-high mix

Wynwood Kitcen & Bar
2550 NW Second Ave.

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