WYNWOOD DEFINED TO THE LETTER
South Beach is definitely one of the better-known destinations for visitors hoping to get a glimpse of life amongst the glitz and glamor of Miami, Florida. The beaches are a tidal wave of sunbathers, booze flows freely from various bars, and the sunshine is as intense as the overwhelming urge to indulge in it all. But those of us who call Miami home know of a new way to entertain ourselves. It’s not that we locals don’t enjoy the beach as much as visitors might, but just 15 minutes west of the sun-soaked sands of SoBe, a suburban haven for the senses has emerged. Wynwood, Miami’s redesigned art district, makes a convincing argument for the place to be when South Florida is on the docket. With talking points that include new restaurants, homegrown brew houses, and some of this generation’s most provocative street art, this neighborhood speaks for itself.
Not to be outdone by the artistry built into Wynwood’s backdrop, businesses here make it a point to be as entertaining as the view. Wood, for instance, offers everything from Taco Tuesday happy hours to Sunday fun day backyard boogies. On the other side of the spectrum, a low-key lunch is as easy as sniffing out Coyo Taco – the place to go where handmade tortillas, freshly mashed guacamole, and locally sourced meats combine to transport diners from the trendy Miami hotspot to the spicy streets of Mexico. From food trucks that appear at sunset to the satisfyingly flavorful coffee at Panther, the variety found in Wynwood exemplifies the diversity permeating the streets of South Florida. And the best part? Discovering something new is as easy as reciting your ABCs.
A – Artwalk: An open air gallery that goes on display every 2nd Saturday.
B – Breweries: Putting the hops back into bar hopping around Wynwood.
C – Coyo: Tacos in the front, party in the back.
D – DJs: Keep up with your favorite Wynwood sets.
E – Electric Pickle: A music venue that satisfies a wide variety of tastes.
F – Food Trucks: Street food worth stopping for.
G – Gramps: This ain’t your grandfather’s watering hole.
H – Junior & Hatter: Haircuts to keep you looking your best.
I – International: Everyone’s here, you should be too.
J – Joey’s: Italian eats with a Wynwood view.
K – Kush: The perfect pairing for Miami’s new beer scene.
L – The Lab: Self proclaimed creative campus for entrepreneurs.
M – Morgan’s: A foodie paradise in every dish.
N – New Times: Weekly newspaper to keep you in the know in the 305.
O – O Cinema: A mecca for film aficionados.
P – Panther Coffee: First coffee house in Wynwood, keeping locals caffeinated.
Q – Quotes: Inspirational words tattooed along Wynwood’s sidewalks.
R – Revolution Radio: Miami’s home for dance music.
S – Salty Donut: Necessary sugar rush and anytime snack staple.
T – Tony Goldman: The visionary behind Wynwood.
U – Undiscovered: The artists behind some of Wynwood’s best street art.
V – Variety: Boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and bars that make Wynwood unique.
W – Wood: The outdoor tavern to grab a drink after the 9-5.
X – X-crossing: The train tracks that separate Wynwood from Edgewater.
Y – Wynwood Yard: A pop-up entrepreneurial hub with creative food, drink and design.
Z – Zak the Baker: Rise above the rest at Miami’s home to artisanal bread.