What to do in Miami, Florida: The latest restaurants, hotels, galleries and bars in Magic City right now

Miami may be the most modern city in the United States when it comes to nightlife, but some Magic City establishments are never out of style. One of the city’s oldest bars, Mac’s Club Deuce, a dive-y, neon-trimmed joint in the heart of South Beach, is unbearably lo-fi and attracts most locals who want to avoid tourists. ۔ Twist, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023, is the city’s longest-running gay bar. Visiting the city goes back to the LGBTQ + boom of the 1990’s. With no cover (and almost no dress code), the house is always full of shirtless muscular boys, great drag queens, and curious fans. Mega Nightclubs LIV and E11EVEN are pushing for the rights to boast as the city’s biggest hotspot. LIV regularly welcomes world-class talent such as Cardi B and Drake, a state-of-the-art 22,000-square-foot dance club in Fontainebleau, Mid-Beach. The E11EVEN is an “Ultra Club” (read: Lap dance and Burlesque style performances are not uncommon) with bottle service options ranging from $ 2,000 to $ 15,000. It is currently the highest earning club per square foot on the planet. As the locals put it, you didn’t grow up in the style of Miami until you got out of one of them when the sun was rising on another perfect South Florida morning. – Paul Rubio

A street view in the Design District

Oliver Pilcher

Getting things done on Dent’s Hi-Fi in the Onewood neighborhood

Oliver Pilcher

Shop like you live here.

You may be forgiven for thinking that Miami’s retail options can be distilled into three things: the same-y low-rent strips; In smart designer malls like Aventura and Ball Harbor. And South Beach souvenir stores featuring ridiculously small rooms and hawk bikinis with potentially large breasts. In fact, there are many authentic shopping experiences in and around Miami. All you need is a black belt local like me to find out.

Take Lincoln Road, for example. The quaint stores that once lined the miles of South Beach are now gone, replaced by national and international brands that can afford the rising cost per square foot. ۔ But if you hang out on Sunday, you’ll find Lincoln Road’s antiques and collection market, located on the west side of the road for more than 30 years. Up to three times a month between October and May, about 100 shopkeepers create a haven for shoppers in search of property jewelry, vintage clothing, mid-century furniture, and selective break-a-breaks. On my last trip, I made an African mask, Pepto Bismol – pink lace-up go-go boots, and a blue glass bouquet that was the perfect color for surf.

With a climate like ours and a thriving workout culture, Miami is investing heavily in beachwear that reflects the tough bodies we work through throughout the year. Suitable tight swimming suits are a staple to find in hotel boutiques. But to harmonize with the city’s colorful atmosphere, head to Onewood’s Patosa, where a rainbow of flowing maxi dresses and tunics, some of which have been openly punctured with pom poms and braided trim. , Will take you from the beach to the bar.

December Art Basel Miami Beach has become a hub of our cultural landscape, providing plenty of art and artistic “shop opportunities” in permanent and pop-up galleries across the city. But sensible and design-minded shoppers can always find high quality “backpacks” at our museum gift shops. I’m a big fan of the Perez Art Museum in downtown Miami (we call it “PAMM”), where city themed coloring books work for young and old, and local artist Kenny Jones (a. A slice of pink and green watermelon (a bright-yellow banana) is a wonderful gift for anyone returning home.

But what really makes Miami? Miami It has people, many of whom, like me, are from the Caribbean. You can taste the flavors of the city island with the Togo order of Jamaican patties from Sonia’s patties on the west coast of Kendall – and take with you, or half a dozen guava-filled pastellets from Enriqueta’s sandwich shop in Edgewater. But for more solid island-inspired items, I suggest something from Miami’s Martha’s La Tindesita; anything, really! Celebrating all of Cuban things, owner Martha Weldes’ peppers include her signature Cuban clothes and hats. And if you’re looking for something more classic, Little Havana’s Ramón Puig sells pint-tucked Giabera shirts tailored for men and women, guaranteed to add a non-pocket Miami style to your pair. ۔ Sarah Graves Gabden

This article appeared in the May / June 2021 issue. Condڈے Nast Traveler. Subscribe to the magazine Here.

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