Voting is now open for the first ever Time Out Love Miami Awards, and we’re asking you to nominate your most loved local venues. But in a city with so many awesome spots, we know it’s tough to narrow it down to just a few favorites—so we’ve sought inspiration from several local bloggers and influencers who keep steady fingers on the pulse of Miami. First up: Dianne Rubin and Geoffrey Anderson of Miami Food Pug pick the nine places in Wynwood they just can’t get enough of.
Most Loved Restaurant: KYU
There’s a reason this place is always packed no matter the time of day: Its Asian-inspired cuisine is so good. Chef Michael Lewis (ex-Zuma) is cooking up duck breast burnt ends, wagyu beef brisket and other mouthwatering fare that have us falling head over heels.
Most Loved Shop: Warby Parker
When we need glasses, we skip the overpriced optical and head straight to Warby Parker. With so many styles to choose from at prices that won’t break the bank, what’s not to love?
Most Loved Movie Theater: O Cinema
O Cinema is the first place that comes to mind when we hear “independent films”: The neighborhood staple not only hosts a variety of first-run indie flicks, but the space also showcases works from local emerging artists. A movie and cool art in the same night? Count us in.
Most Loved Coffee Place: Box Cold Brew
Miami is hot year-round, so we’re grateful that Box Cold Brew is around to keep us cool. Their refreshing coffee and tea mocktails like the Rico Suave (cold brew coffee, organic chocolate, vanilla and milk) are love at first taste. ::swoon::
Most Loved Landmark: Wynwood Walls
Back when Wynwood was still known as just a warehouse district, Wynwood Walls helped kick start the area’s transformation. Since 2009. the urban art landscape’s larger-than-life murals by celebrated artists have drawn countless crowds. To this day, we’re still in awe of its huge role in changing the neighborhood.
Most Loved Club: El Patio
At our age, you’ll be hard-pressed to find us “in da club.” But if we were to venture out, you’ll likely find us at El Patio. Cool vibes, fantastic Latin music and reasonably priced drinks (for a club) ensure a memorable night that’s worth staying up past our bedtime.
Most Loved Brunch Spot: Three
Brunch should be an epic experience, especially since it’s one of the last meals before the dreaded workweek begins. We love going all out at Three for its globally influenced mid-day menu. Some of the highlights: Janet’s smokey tomato soup, shrimp and pork steamed dumplings, and Key West yellowtail. Excuse us while we drool.
Most Loved Music Venue: The Wynwood Yard
What do Shakira and Coldplay’s Chris Martin have in common? They’re two of the many performers who have graced the stage at Wynwood Yard, the beloved public gathering spot. Any night of the week, you’ll likely encounter some musical act deserving of a spot on your playlist—that’s exactly what happened to us.
Most Loved Place to Drink in the Sun: No. 3 Social Club
Compared to New York and other major cities, Miami is lacking in rooftop bar options. Thankfully, No. 3 Social Club fills that void nicely. While it gets more of a late-night crowd, the watering hole is home to a beautiful daytime view that pairs nicely with the venue’s craft cocktails. Cheers!
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