Here are our recommendations for things to do in midtown and design district. This up-and-coming area of Miami has much to offer in terms of shopping, eating, and lounging.
Being so close to the Wynwood area has its advantages, and Midtown and the Design District are definitely meriting from the burgeoning art scene in the nearby neighborhood. Galleries and events are spread out throughout the area, but we recommend that you try to check out Art Fusion Galleries, a gallery meant to showcase up-and-coming artists, and Art Miami, an annual international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during Art Week.
1 NE 40th St Ste 3 Miami, FL 33137 and 3101 NE 1st Ave Miami, FL 33127
artfusiongallery.com/ and art-miami.com/
The shops at Midtown offer a large array of stores meant to cater to all tastes and needs. You will find nationally recognized brands as well as more urban things as you walk your way from store to store. If you get hungry, some of the best restaurants in the area call this shopping center home, allowing you to refuel and get energy to continue on your spree throughout the town.
3401 N Miami Ave Miami, FL 33127
The Stage offers a first-rate late-night scene with live music, a chill ambiance, decently priced drinks, and food trucks during the weekend. It is a little difficult to find the first time, since it is directly under an overpass and kind of hidden in the middle of the parking lot, but this only amplifies the relaxed atmosphere that the venue tries to exude.
170 NE 38 St Miami, FL 33137
Lagniappe House is a New-Orleans inspired lounge offering a stellar selection of wine along with live music, a relaxing ambiance, and surprisignly great food. You also have the option of picking out some cold cuts and cheese from the fridge, which will be given to you on a cheese board for you to enjoy with your sublime drink. Get there early, as it will be packed by 11pm.
3425 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33137