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Find Love in Wynwood

The Miami Arts District Is the Place To Be for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day demands a lot of us – make sure you’re set for at least a good date or maybe your actual paramour for life, get them the just-right-gift, book a table at the perfect restaurant, and find some cool late-night spot to launch the rest of your night into the stratosphere. And Miami’s premier Arts District, Wynwood, is the place for all you might need for this love holiday. It’s got great stores to buy that special present, a range of eateries to suit every taste, and nightlife options from the boisterous to the chill. Find love in Wynwood!

Sweep that special gal off her feet with one-of-a-kind diamondbracelets at Mejuri, or any of their designed-in-house unique bling. Or you can capture the essence of love in a bottle with Ylang 49, one of the many fragrant scents at Le Labo Perfume, or a bottle of liquid art fromOsme Perfumery. For that special guy, consider a gift certificate to The Spot Barbershop for the best in male pampering and primping, or perhaps new Adidas kicks fromSole Garden or hip menswear at BASE. And for all genders of this world, find a unique present at one of the most unique, artisanal boutiques, Frangipani, or give the gift of a rejuvenating spa experience fromSana Skin Studio – love never felt this relaxing! Wynwood is a world of retail magic, and no more so than at the boutiques on Northwest 2nd Avenue, basically Cupid’s secret hideout, stocked with trendy fashion and accessories that’ll make your special someone feel like a million bucks. 

Photo: Base, Mejuri

Good food and drink are essential for the full Valentine’s experience, and many Wynwood restaurants will be offering special amorous menus. Reserve a romantic dinner atMarygold’s, and try their Agnolotti as a starter, as Chef Brad Kilgore works culinary magic with seasonal ingredients. Try Dōma’s delicious saffron risotto

Photo: Marygold’s, Ossobuco 

G, by Chef Marco Giuliano, who is serving up Mediterranean-inspired, Southern Italian cuisine. Savor the crowd-favorite onion soup at the quintessential New York City Parisian-style brasserie, Pastis. For a cozy and warm rendezvous, try Log Fire Signature’s Spiced Hummus small plate or Ossobuco’s wood-fired Branzino a la Parilla. Sip on a glass of cabernet at theBarcelona Wine Bar boasting a selection of 400 wines perfectly paired with their diverse selection of tapas. Discover Le Chick Miami for its Purple Haze craft cocktails, signature lamb chops, and live jazz. No matter your flavor of love, Wynwood’s got a table with your name on it. 

Elevate your sweet game beyond a box of chocolates with Wynwood’s array of sugar (and sugar-free) shops. Share Salt & Straw’s Coffee and Love Nuts ice cream with your bae or check out other frozen treats at Dasher & Crank and Quore Gelato. Visit Ben B Coco’s for vegan bonbons filled with caramel, passion fruit, and more. Delight in craft baked goods at the Salty Donut and try their maple and bacon donut or try a dark chocolate s’mores cookie from Night Owl Cookies. Love is sweet – and salty – on the Wynwood scene.

Photo: Salty Donut, Ben B Coco

Whether you want to dance, enjoy live music, or end Valentine’s Day with a nightcap, Wynwood’s entertainment options have something for everyone. If live music is your jam, Gramps Bar is your go-to, hosting local bands in a chill setting. For a sophisticated nightcap in a swanky atmosphere, try The Dirty Rabbit or for more low-key experiences, Beaker & Gray provides a cool atmosphere perfect for sharing cocktails and savoring each other’s company. Savage Labs, a trendy lounge, offers a cozy living room vibe. You can swing by R House for a “drag of a night,” or enjoy a panoramic view of the Arts District at Fabel’s open-air rooftop lounge and groove to the spins from the live DJ. 

Photo: Gramps Bar, Fabel

All the roads in the neighborhood cross at Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID), which advocates on behalf of businesses and the community year-round. And as Manny Gonzalez, long-time Executive Director of the BID says, “Wynwood has everything you need to make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable. Love is in the air, and Wynwood is the place to be for a celebration of romance, creativity, and connection.” 

If you are single and ready to mingle with your gal pals or your posse, you can also enjoy all these same things and more in the Arts District – the neighborhood is nothing if not welcoming and diverse. Or if you are indeed squiring your better half and wooing them for the holiday, Wynwood’s got you covered. The “heart of Miami” has shops for bespoke gifts, culinary delights and sweet treats, and a vibrant nightlife scene that will make your Valentine’s Day one to remember.

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Last modified: January 29, 2024