LOCAL GUIDES

A Local Guide to Miami’s Brickell Neighborhood

The Brickell neighborhood in Miami is the city’s best-kept secret. Not for long. Brickell is having a renaissance of sorts, with plenty of cultural activities to stimulate the intellect, easy ocean access, and a growing gastronomy scene, with the new Fi’lia and Bazaar Mar by José Andrés opening at SLS Brickell this year. Here are the best ways to discover this up and coming area, before everyone else does!

Bazaar Mar by José Andrés

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José Andrés will serve up an elevated catch of the day at his latest outpost. Think “sea snacks” like ceviches and seaweeds, whole fish, Florida stone crabs, and an extensive raw bar. Plus, indulge in handcrafted cocktails with a Spanish influence—a nod to Chef Andrés’ heritage.

Museum Park

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You could spend hours at the new Museum Park, visiting the Perez Art Museum and the soon-to-be-opened Frost Museum of Science. Both buildings are worth a trip for their stunning architecture alone.

Fi’lia

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When it opens this year, James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz’s Fi’lia will be all about fresh Italian food like rustic pizzas and handmade artisanal pasta and breads. Pair them with uncomplicated, refreshing cocktails and an Italian regional wine list, and that’s amore!

Brickell City Centre

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For a shopping fix, Brickell City Centre will more than have you covered. When it opens next year, it will boast five blocks of shopping, anchored by a massive Saks Fifth Avenue for all your retail needs.

RedBike Studios

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Miami residents are known for having dedicated fitness regimes, which include everything from running on the beach to spinning. For the latter, RedBikes studio is your best bet to ride to Latin and hip hop music, just like a local.

Better Days

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Better Days describes themselves as a "Neighborhood cocktail bar masquerading as a '70s thrift store." This classy, yet kitsch pop up bar offers craft cocktails in an eclectic surrounding.  And really, what's better than shopping with a cold drink in your hand?

Mary Brickell Village

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Mary Brickell Village is not just a shopping center - it’s a mix of unique boutiques, services (like a supermarket, fitness center, florist), dining, entertainment and activities like ping pong, and even karaoke. There’s so much in one central location, it’s like a city unto itself; or as Cecilia Kawiorski, the village’s Marketing Coordinator summarizes, ”we are…the Manhattan of Miami.”

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

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This magical oasis right at the entrance of Brickell, transports you back in time. Conceived of by industrialist James Deering, the 34-room Italian mansion is beautifully maintained from back in the 1910s when it was built. Get lost in the labyrinth-like garden and stay a while.

El Tucán

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This cabaret show and dinner experience evokes the glitz and glamour of old world Cuba. With live music ranging from Afro-Latin to Parisian pop, plus a rotating roster of DJs from around the world, there’s never a dull moment at El Tucán. That’s not to mention the food, tapas style from the minds of the Broken Shaker team.
Bazaar Mar by José Andrés
1300 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
(305) 239-1300
Museum Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
(561) 795-8883
Fi’lia
1300 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
(305) 239-1300
Brickell City Centre
700 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33130
(305) 371-6888
RedBike Studios
1399 SW 1st Ave #102, Miami, FL 33130
(305) 646-1499
Better Days
500 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
(786) 220-7690
Mary Brickell Village
901 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
(305) 381-6130
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 South Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129
(305) 250-9133
El Tucán
1111 SW 1st Ave, Miami FL 33130
(305) 535-0065