The Moore Building
The Moore Building is located in the heart of Miami’s beautiful Design District. This historic spot was built in 1921 serving as a furniture showroom space for Moore and Sons. This unique building features four floors of arcaded spaces and a central atrium. On permanent display in the atrium is the site-specific installation ‘Elastika,’ created by Iraqi-born London-based architect Zaha Hadid. The Moore Building is one of the most well known venues in the district and it is known to be a great place for events.
Watch out for: the building’s design
Address & telephone number: 4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, USA +1 305-531-8700
Buena Vista Chocolate & Wine
Buena Vista Chocolate & Wine is an unforgettable place to visit when in Design District. It’s located next door to Buena Vista Bistro and Buena Vista Deli, so after enjoying a meal, stop by this eatery for some satisfying sweet treats. The owner’s family has been making chocolate for seven generations using old French recipes. Visitors can expect to find exotic chocolate flavors such as curry, lavender, and saffron laced truffles. Their unique chocolates can be accompanied by their hard to find wines.
Opening hours: 11am – 7pm (Mon – Sat), 12pm – 6pm (Sun)
Watch out for: the wine accessories
Address & telephone number: 4557 NE Second Ave, Miami, FL, USA +1 305-396-6056
Design District Art Walk
The Design District Art Walk takes place the 2nd Saturday of every month. The gallery walk takes place at 40th street, north of the Wynwood Gallery district. This gallery is unlike any one you’ve visited before, as its events take place outside, featuring a large variety of art spaces, retail stores, antique shops, bars, and more. People of all ages can’t help but acknowledge the beauty of this open-air street-art installation.
Watch out for: the large crowd of people
Address & telephone number: NE 38th, 39th and 40th St. between N. Miami Ave. and NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, USA
Gavanna is a nightclub and the perfect hang out spot on a good night out in Design District. It’s beautiful lighting, the great music and the air of freedom make it the perfect place to unwind after a busy week. This trendy nightclub hosts many dance parties which are backed by rotating DJs. If you’re looking for a fun night out or for a place to celebrate a birthday or special event, Gavanna is the place for you. Stop by, grab a drink, and enjoy the comfortable seating and friendly service.
Opening hours: 11pm – 5am (Fri – Sat)
Watch out for: the upcoming events
Address & telephone number: 10 NE 40t Street, Miami, FL, USA +1 305-573-1321
The Haitian Heritage Museum
The Haitian Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization that is committed to highlighting and preserving Haiti’s culture and heritage. They strive to provide a cultural Mecca for Little Haiti where people from both outside and within the community can come to enjoy beautiful Haitian art, historic artifacts, music, films, and literary works. The museum was inspired by the need to link all Haitian people in the Diaspora. Visit this amazing museum, absorb all the knowledge and enjoy the wonderful features they have for you.
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm (Tue – Fri)
Watch out for: the cultural arts events
Address & telephone number: 4141 NE 2nd Ave. Suite 105C, Miami, FL, USA +1 305-371-5988
De La Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space
The de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space holds work from the personal collection of Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz. The space serves as an extension of their home, which has also been available for public viewing for the past fifteen years. The collection centers around international contemporary art. The new three-story space, designed by John Marquette, includes project rooms that rotate throughout the year. One project room provides a space for local artists to display their works. This art space is a must-see in Design District so place it on your to-do list.
Opening hours: 10am – 4pm (Tue – Sat)
Watch out for: the program and lecture series
Address & telephone number: 23 NE 41 Street, Miami, FL, USA +1 305-576-6112
Swampspace was launched in 2005 by artist Oliver Sanchez and it presents innovative visual arts and performances by varying artists. It’s a venue recognized by the Knight Foundation for its enduring contribution to the arts, as it continually delivers unique experiences for art enthusiasts. Ocean Drives Magazine Brett Sokol referred to Swampspace as ‘Miami’s Best Kept Art Secret.’ This is the best artist run project space in Miami. If you’re interested in the arts and culture, visit Swampspace for an unbeatable experience.
Watch out for: the sophisticated yet unvarnished atmosphere
Address & telephone number: 3940 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL, USA
B Sweet Coffee Shop
This shop began as the owner’s dream, and with love, dedication, and much perseverance the dream flourished into what B Sweet Coffee Shop is today. This is a place where guests can relax and enjoy tasty meals. The friendly staff will make you feel like part of the family while the food will cause your taste buds to beg for more. B Sweet serves uniquely named meals like Keep Dreaming, Self Esteem, Have a Spiedie Day, and Hold me Tight. This spot serves breakfast, salads and sandwiches, and each meal includes unique touches making them like nothing you’ve ever had before.
Opening hours: 9am – 4pm (Mon – Fri)
Watch out for: the desserts
Address & telephone number: 20 NE 41st St, Miami, FL, USA +1 305-918-4453