Although spending some time on the best Miami beaches is fundamental and essential, the Magic City can offer multiple enticements beyond beaches and nightclubs. From the city’s first craft production brewery to CBD milkshakes and private Omakase experiences, here are some actually fun and unusual things to do while you’re in town.
Ready, Set, Miami at SLS LUX Brickell and Hyde Midtown Miami
sbe has launched a one-of-a-kind experience at two of the lifestyle hospitality company’s Miami properties – SLS LUX Brickell and Hyde Midtown Miami. The hotels have curated a special experience for those who are looking to make up for the lost time.
Starting at $30,000, “Ready, Set, Miami” includes yacht rental with a captain, personal DJ on board, and a personal photographer to capture the day, $1,000 F&B credit for yacht’s menu offerings, poolside cabana with two bottles of champagne, swag bag with boating essentials, phone charger, water bottle, beach bag, hat, mask and hand sanitizer
Personal concierge to coordinate restaurant reservations, additional activities, etc., COVID testing upon arrival (if desired), accommodations for up to 10 guests, and transportation to and from the airport as well as the yacht launch dock.
A Visit to Miami’s First Craft Production Brewery
Inspired by family, their culture, and Miami’s burgeoning international art scene, Puerto Rico-native father-son duo Luis Brignoni and Luis “Pops” Brignoni Sr. opened Wynwood Brewing Co. in 2013. The venue offers a year-round portfolio of beers – including flagship La Rubia, a crisp and flavorful ale made for the Magic City’s hot weather; Laces IPA; Father Francisco; and Pop’s Porter.
The city’s first craft production brewery’s most popular beer La Rubia has been named The Miami Heat’s official craft beer making this a necessary stop when visiting Wynwood.
Watch a Movie Under the Stars on Novotel Miami Brickell’s Deck
Novotel Miami Brickell’s newly redesigned rooftop pool deck that offers unique views of the Miami skyline is the ideal spot to watch a movie. With the purchase of a ticket, you’ll gain access to the hotel’s rooftop pool and bar, complimentary popcorn, food and drink specials, and more.
Dine inside a 1,044-square-foot Omakase Suite at SLS South Beach
Katsuya restaurant introduced the Omakase Suite experience inside SLS South Beach’s lavish Tower Penthouse that has been designed by musician Lenny Kravitz.
Inside the 1,044-square-foot suite, guests will enjoy a specially curated menu by Chef Hiro Asano. Following an introduction of the Omakase tradition, Chef Hiro and a private server will serve dishes like Hamachi, Toro and Watermelon Tartare, and more expertly paired with sakes. After dinner, guests can lounge in the suite and order additional drinks while listening to the special collection of vintage records included in the penthouse; or enjoy the evening on the private rooftop 552-square-foot terrace with views of the ocean and Hyde Beach.
g.l.o.w. – an acronym for ‘girls leading our world’ – is a unique fast-casual ‘superfood and super fro yo’ shop and restaurant in Wynwood. The venue has just reopened with a new summer menu featuring organic, locally inspired frozen yogurt flavors and unique treats like the Fro-Rito, Fro-Conut and Fro Yo Sandwich as well as gourmet dishes by award-winning local Chef Todd Erickson. 100% of net profits are donated to charities that support girls’ empowerment, specifically in underserved communities.
Eat Like a Local at Osteria Morini Miami Beach
Osteria Morini Miami Beach – the upscale yet approachable Italian ‘neighborhood’ restaurant and bar – introduced a Sunday Groovy Brunch (the fried burrata is a must-try and super ‘Instagrammable’), special Summer raw-bar pop-up menu (from refreshing oysters and Florida shrimp to cooling carpaccio and Crudo), daily Aperitivo Happy Hour (think Negroni’s on draft), and $15 pasta nights on Mondays (regularly priced $27), all geared towards Miami locals.
This is also the first year they will be taking part in the Miami Spice Program that offers locals and tourists alike the chance to enjoy the best restaurants Miami has to offer.
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day at Wynwood Parlor
Wynwood Parlor, the local dessert shop best known for handcrafted ice cream sandwiches made from small-batch cookies, artisan ice cream and roll-on toppings, opened a pop-up in Miami Beach on Alton Road. For National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (August 2) they’re offering ‘buy 2 get 1 free’ in-person at their Miami Beach and Edgewater locations, as well as delivery through third-party apps (UberEats, GrubHub and Postmates). Pricing is $17.95 for a two-pack and they have several flavors to chose from, including a selection of vegan flavors.
Natural Wine Tasting at “the Cutest Restaurant in Coconut Grove”
With two locations in Downtown Miami and Coconut Grove, Meraki Greek Bistro offers authentic Greek cuisine. Dubbed “the cutest restaurant in Coconut Grove” by the Miami Herald, Chef Giannis Kotsos’ authentic menu focuses on vibrant Mediterranean flavors, fresh fish and traditional Greek staples plus a new natural wine menu featuring 10 organic and biodynamic wines from micro wineries in Greece. On Thursdays, enjoy the new Natural Wine Tasting Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. at Meraki Downtown.
Taste CBD Milkshakes at Miami Diner
Downtown Miami is also home to the brand new classic American diner from Meraki Hospitality. Miami Diner is an all-day neighborhood eatery focused on quality made-from-scratch comfort food. Guests are invited to taste an over-the-top milkshake menu that includes the Munchies Milkshake with CBD oil-infusion and Guayaba y Queso Crema Milkshake topped with mango guava cheesecake and daily specials.