What’s a local to do if they hate lugging a lounge chair to the sand or they’re not a member of one of Miami’s myrad beach clubs (by choice or chance—we’re not judging)? Head to the beach anyway, of course, but not before beelining for the Siesta Club, a waterfront event series that kicks off this weekend.
Created in partnership with Center for Subtropical Affairs (CSTA) and Palm House, the pop-up beach shack of sorts brings some of Miami’s mainland favorites to the sands of Miami Beach. Find craft cocktails by local mixology legends Bar Lab, natural wines curated Grape Crush—a female-led, pop-up drinking social for natural wine enthusiasts—food by Wynwood sensation Wolf of Tacos, a sustainability-focused flea market, rotating art installations and more. Live music and planned DJ sets ensure there are nonstop jams.
Siesta Club opened on July 7 and plans to run every Thursday through Sunday until late September. Each month will bring a new a rotating series of artist installations, kicking off with Natasha Tomchin’s Dichroic Dreamscapes, a piece inspired by the shapes and shadows of local flora. Saturdays will see the Little River Flea hold court, selling a trove of vintage goods, books and handmade items. While on Sundays guests can stop by for a power vinyasa flow session with Raquel B at noon. And the best part about Siesta Club? There’s no membership required.