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What to visit in South Beach?

January 11, 2019
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Millions of people travel to the coastal city of South Beach for all the attractions the city offers; however, many of them often fall into the typical tourist trap on Ocean Drive and surrounding streets. What’s wrong with it? As we know, tourist destinations are often much more expensive, which will make your vacation trip much more expensive.

So, if you want to enjoy this wonderful city in the same way as a person who lives there would, you can save a good amount of money at the end of your trip and you have had a great experience.

Contents

  1. 1 What makes a place good for locals?
  2. 2 About the neighborhood
  3. 2.1 Where to eat
  4. 2.2 Where to drink
  5. 2.3 Where to exercise
  6. 3 Where to buy
  7. 4 Local Bars
  8. 5 Local Restaurants
  9. 6 Favorite Hotels by Locals
  10. 7 Places to party
  11. 8 More about Miami…

What makes a place good for locals?

Well, it’s clear that to avoid places made for tourists you don’t have to spend a bad vacation or visit uninteresting places. It has to be a place that has a good vibe, that is accessible, but at the same time presentable, that has a quality and a serious service that supports it.

Also, the price of what you will consume must be fair. In this city it is very easy to spend between $80 and $100 per head in restaurants of dubious quality on the beach (although most places are fine). Our main goal would be to spend almost half of that. Cocktails are usually one of the most expensive products, so you should avoid places that offer $18 or $24 dollar cocktails. Fortunately, there are places where you won’t feel swindled after ordering a drink.

Don’t miss the South Beach price guide with photos of restaurant menus and various options, all this and more you can find in the miami guide.

Finally, it is possible to find places that are operated and owned by local people, which offer a good experience without the need to spend ridiculous amounts of money for a meal or a drink.

About the neighborhood

Let’s get straight to the point, if you want to know where are the places that locals usually visit to have fun and relax the answer is clear: Sunset Harbour . It’s a three-block micro-village overlooking Biscayne Bay where locals go shopping or even exercise. That’s also where some of the favorite bars and restaurants are located. It has a central parking lot that provides convenient access to the establishments.

The only warning to keep in mind about this neighborhood is that the mayor uses sea level rise tests, so it’s normal to encounter public buildings.

Here are some of the best places in Sunset Harbour:

Where to eat

If you want to eat in a place that has a very large menu (from tofu to ribs) and has some healthy options to taste, then Icebox is one of your best options. This place has a wide variety of wines, cocktails and homemade cakes that will leave you wanting more.

If you’re looking for a casual, healthy place where you can have some fresh juices to refresh yourself, Juicefresh’s is what you need.

On the other hand, Paradigm Kitchen is a place where you can consume lamb kebab wrappers, haloumi salads and (improved) water for breakfast and lunch.

In Pubbley Sushi you will be able to enjoy some quite delicious and creative sushi rolls and tapas.

Although this place is imported from Brooklyn, Lucali is a business that is located in an industrial space that feels very homey and there you can enjoy delicious brick oven pizzas, which are considered the best on the beach. They also serve other special dishes such as Caesar salad and meatballs.

Where to drink

Next to Lucali is the cocktail bar Bay Club , which is a perfect cocktail lounge on the beach. The list of cocktails that can be consumed is very varied, the waiters are very attentive and personal pizzas will be more than enough to satisfy your appetite. A perfect place to relax.

In Purdy Lounge you can also enjoy a delicious meal and a great cocktail menu that will allow you to continue having fun without problems. This is one of the oldest places in the neighborhood, as it was before the neighborhood was what it is today.

If you need a place to drink a delicious coffee while using your laptop to review work issues or review any issue that needs an internet connection, Panther Coffe is the right place.

Where to exercise

In Tropical Vinyasa you will find two of the best Yoga teachers in Miami. This excellent yoga studio has everything you need.

On the other hand, South Beach Kayak is the neighborhood’s kayak and the ultimate rowing board owner. This business belongs to the Sherman family, Miami locals, and is perfect for a stroll around Bahía Biscayne .

Where to buy

The store Eberjey , founded in 1996 by Mariela Rovito and Ali Mejia, is one of the great success stories of Miami fashion. In this store you can find a wide variety of underwear, lounge wear, bikinis, etc..

Market is the place where you have to go shopping when you want to save money by buying the latest fashion.

Frankie is where you can buy all the clothes you need for a night out or just to buy casual clothes that are elegant.

In Sunset Clothing Co. you can buy a wide variety of men’s clothing, although they also have casual women’s clothing.

Local bars

One of the best local bars you’ll find at Sweet Liberty , which belongs to Miami’s famous mixologist, John Lermayer, who serves sweet cocktails and a quite original and out of the ordinary food menu. This bar was named ‘Best New American Bar’ by Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards .

On the other hand, if you are looking for a kind of hybrid between bar-lounge-club, then we recommend you visit Radio or Bodega , which are places where you can have fun, dance on their dance floor or just enjoy their drinks.

Mac´s Club Deuce is the best dive bar in all of South Beach. It’s a place that’s dark and gloomy (with a pool table), where drinks are cheap, it’s got a record machine, and it’s full of mysterious and strange people who look like they’re coming out of a science fiction story.

Local restaurants

If you’re feeling like you’re in a coffee shop in France, A La Folie is a small hidden place at the end of Española Way where you can enjoy an excellent coffee with all the French style.

If you are near Lincoln Road and would like a cup of coffee, The Café at Books & Books is your best option. You can order from a large and varied menu of salads, entrees and sandwiches.

In Dirt you can enjoy fresh and delicious food, being able to choose between a great variety of dishes.

On the other hand, if you have a craving for Italian food, there are several places that may be suitable for your cravings: Macchialina (directed by James Beard and with dishes starting at $10), Sylvano´s (authentic and rustic Italian place) and Via Emilia 9 (with a sumptuous pasta and charcuterie tables).

Favorite hotels by location

The Standard is one of the favorite hotels of the locals, being considered as the best hotel (both with and without membership) in the picturesque paradise of Biscayne Bay. This hotel is perfect for a day spa, yoga class or meditation.

Another classic South Beach hotel is The Tides, where the TusimoCasual.com team was able to stay and count it on this note with luxury detail, a classic Art Deco style hotel characteristic of Ocean Drive.

Although its tourist location on 15th Street makes not many locals feel attracted to this hotel, The Hall is undoubtedly one of the best hotels you will find. Famous chef Spike Mendelsohn is behind the drinks menu at pool bar Sunny’s and the beer garden Campton Yard , where the food is delicious and reasonably priced for what you’ll eat. You’ll enjoy a solid cocktail menu for $10 .

Places to party

In addition to all the places already mentioned, if you want to party until the sun comes up, then you have to go to LIV or Story .

If you want a place that’s a little smaller, but where the party’s just as wild, then The Basement at The Miami Beach EDITION you’ll find everything you need, from a dance floor, ice skating and four bowling lines. Also, at Matador Bar they offer the best quality cocktails in a very pleasant atmosphere. Where to buy

The store Eberjey , founded in 1996 by Mariela Rovito and Ali Mejia, is one of the great success stories of Miami fashion. In this store you can find a wide variety of underwear, lounge wear, bikinis, etc..

Market is the place where you have to go shopping when you want to save money by buying the latest fashion.

Frankie is where you can buy all the clothes you need for a night out or just to buy casual clothes that are elegant.

In Sunset Clothing Co.
you can buy a wide variety of men’s clothing, although they also have casual women’s clothing.

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