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10 Awesome Things to Do in and Around Wynwood, Miami

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Updated: 5 March 2017
Wynwood is Miami’s infamous arts district, filled with crazy cool street art, excellent bars and restaurants that stay open late, cool shops, and an atmosphere that is full of creativity and joy. Here are the top 10 things you need to make sure you do when you’re in Wynwood.
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Head to the Wynwood Walls

Grab a snack or drink from the Wynwood Kitchen, and enjoy the warm Miami weather while gazing at the incredible artworks that stretch across the large wall in the courtyard. The Wynwood Walls are essentially a garden full of wall murals from both local and international artists, making it a beautiful area in which to take photos. Wynwood perfectly captures the artistic spirit and bright colors of Miami culture and is a wonderful place to put at the top of your list of where to go while you’re in town.

Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 531 4411

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Have some delicious tacos at Coyo Taco

Hailed as one of the best places for tacos in all of Miami, Coyo Taco is the only taco joint in Wynwood. However, this taco shop seems to be open all day long, from customers walking in and out of the shop and buying tacos for lunch to people stumbling in after a night of heavy drinking, looking to sate their cravings. The restaurant boasts items like steak and shrimp tacos, fresh salsas, and even house-made margaritas.

Coyo Taco, 2300 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 573 8228

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Then go dance in the back of the taco shop

The greatest thing about Coyo, though, is the fact that if you walk past the bathroom and to the back door, you’ll find a bouncer waiting to check your ID. Why? Coyo’s back area becomes a club after a particular time some nights of the week. Grab some of your friends and head over for rum and Cokes and some great tunes spun all night long by local DJs. Need something to eat after all the dancing? Hot tacos will be waiting for you.

Coyo Taco, 2300 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 573 8228

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See a movie at O Cinema

O Cinema is a small independently owned theater that plays some of the best foreign and indie films around. The seats are super comfortable, and you can also grab some fresh popcorn and a can of soda for the show. With an intimate atmosphere, the experience of watching a movie is so much better than seeing it at a big mainstream theater. Try it once, and you’ll be hooked.

O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 571 9970

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Visit Give Good Works for cool vintage stuff

Give Good Works is a thrift store in Wynwood where you can find some of the coolest vintage finds around for a fraction of the price you would pay at a consignment shop. Books, records, home décor, party dresses from the ’80s, and much more line the shelves and clothing racks here at this awesome spot. You’ll want to save a significant chunk of time for this one, though, as you might get a little lost in all the magic of these old-time finds.

Give Good Works, 2401 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 495 2708

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Go dancing at the Electric Pickle

If you’re looking for a good spot to hear some local DJs spin some records and get the crowd rolling, head to the Electric Pickle, a music venue frequented by many young people. Deemed one of the best places to go dancing in Wynwood, head over on the weekend to hang out all night long and dance to some great music under a disco ball. The venue even has a foosball table, where you can play against strangers after having a few rounds of Whiskey Sours.

Electric Pickle, 2826 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 456 5613

Electric Pickle | Modesta Žemgulytė/Unsplash

Enjoy a night out at Electric Pickle | © Modesta Žemgulytė / Unsplash

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Have a glass of wine with friends at Lagniappe

Many people say the best spot to visit for wine and a cheese board is Lagniappe, a Miami favorite. Perfect for date nights or a group of friends, this place, modeled after a New Orleans wine house, has a wonderful inside area where you can listen to a live jazz band every day of the week and browse different bottles of wine imported from all around the world. Pick out some fresh cheese and meats, or order a food platter at the counter, and wait as the cooks prepare your selections, accompanied by marinated olives, toasted bread, and jams. String lights and mismatched garden furniture adorn the outside.

Lagniappe, 3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 576 0108

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Visit the Locust Projects

The Locust Projects is a not-for-profit exhibition space that allows for local, national, and international artists to showcase their work without having to worry about restrictions in gallery spaces that are for profit. Since the space lends itself to experimentation, allowing artists’ creativity to flow freely, the exhibits are incredible and refreshing. You can visit the projects for free – prepare to be amazed.

Locust Projects, Miami Design District, 3852 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 576 8570

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Take a look at some air plants

If you’re someone who loves plants and flowers, you’ll want to stop into the infamous bizarre art gallery filled with flora. Plant the Future mixes nature and art together to create breathtaking pieces and stocks tiny succulents and air plants you can take home with you. There are beautiful terrariums and vases as well, and you can also order arrangements for special occasions, such as a birthday, or just a bouquet for your love.

Plant the Future, 2511 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 571 7177

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Go to a really great open mic night

Miami’s best open mic night is hands down Speak! Fridays, where locals come together to share their talents with each other, whether it be spoken word poetry, rap, an acoustic guitar cover song, a monologue, comedy sketch, or another talent. The creativity is just magnetic here, and you’ll walk out feeling so inspired that you’ll want to go out and create. There’s a bar set up in the back with all kinds of drinks you can buy, including beer and cocktails. Be prepared to laugh, gasp, and give standing ovations – this open mic showcases some of the best talents in all of Miami. Follow the open mic on IG to know when the next show is.

Speak! Fridays @ the Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 576 2828