Wynwood is known for its captivating murals, salivating food scene, and is low-key responsible for revamping Miami nightlife post pandemic. With a diverse mix of party spots in Wynwood that are as colorful as this neighborhood’s flair, there are many cool bars, clubs, and lounges to experience Wynwood nightlife.
Wondering what are the best clubs in Wynwood and Wynwood nightlife spots (bars, restaurants, and lounges) to wiggle a little or to catch some great vibes?
@lovealwaysjeane here, a Miami local who knows this city inside out. If you’re looking for the best spots in Wynwood to turn up, I’ve got you covered in this Wynwood nightlife round-up!
Some of the best party spots in Miami call this neighborhood home — but these aren’t the typical upscale nightclubs you’ll find on South Beach. Here, it’s a “come as you are” type of vibe, so there’s no need to dress up if you don’t want to. Additionally, most establishments don’t have a cover so it’s a guaranteed cheap but fun time.
As of 2022, Wynwood has truly become the spot for some of Miami’s best parties for everyone to enjoy. Here is a list of some of my favorite turn-up spots in Wynwood.
1. Wood Tavern
If you’re looking for a Wynwood nightlife spot with a laid-back kind of vibe where they play an electric catalog of music from the 80s, 90s and now, then Wood Tavern is for you. Cesar Morales, the founder, wanted to create a space where anyone could feel welcome with no cover at the door, and he did just that.
Over the years, Wood, has become a Miami gem because their famous Backyard Boogie, held on Sundays, is where hip hop lovers from all backgrounds unite with a two-step on the dance floor and sing their hearts out to tunes that bring back and renew so many great memories.
They also feature Ladies Night on Wednesday where ladies drink free all night and Jameson is sold for $7 and you know we love free things and cheap things to do. Thursdays they feature Jack and Stella for $10.
The new location off NW 23rd Street is much larger and it is filled with two huge flat screen TVs on the patio, where they often play sports games and UFC fights. There is a pool table, basketball game, and something interesting called The Ringer to occupy your time if you don’t want to head to the dance floor.
The drinks are affordable and they have specials of beer buckets for $25 or a pitcher of their Boogie Lemonade for $30. On the 1s and 2s, you will find DJs like Fly Guy, Ferg Fresh, DJ Element and DJ Elle.
As a pioneer establishment of Wynwood, they sure make sure that their patrons are always happy by keeping it real and authentic for anyone who can appreciate a great time. In my opinion, this is one of the best bars in Wynwood.
2. 1-800 Lucky
Miami’s first and only Asian food hall, while it’s not a Wynwood club per se, this indoor and outdoor space on a weekday or weekend night has plenty of vibes to wiggle your tail feather.
Seeing that neon “Feeling Lucky” sign always has me ready to head straight to the bar and get their fun and Instagram-worthy drinks like the frozen Japanese beer or the Tropical Kiss. They offer yummy and savory eats like YIP, Jeepney and POKE OG to name a few.
If you’re looking for something sweet try out Taiyaki NYC where you can get some uniquely fish shaped ice cream cones like the Matcha Made In Heaven which has a matcha and pineapple custard or the Cafe Con Leche which is made with vanilla and coffee ice cream, caramel drizzle crushed toffee bite and a Maria cookie.
Aside from their eats, they host many talented DJ’s to spin on the 1s and 2s and quite a few pop-up parties like Everyday People, Bandidos, and Detour. Additionally, they have a weekly party on Thursday’s called Ripe Fruit that starts at 9 pm until.
Unlike many places in Wynwood, they are open every day from 12-3am. So whether you want to pre-game and eat, bar hop, stop by their record store to add to your vinyl collection or party, this is a must on my list of things to do in Wynwood.
The new kid on the Wynwood block is a pizzeria and beer garden where you can have delicious eats like their spin on pizza rolls, vodka pizza and crispy chicken sliders.
They offer a Monday through Friday happy hour from 4 to 6pm with $12 pizzas and $6 beers but it’s the $8 frozen drinks that you want. If you’re with a group, make sure you try the Megamule where a minimum of three people are required to try or get a Mimosa, Margarita, or Mojito towers. All of these larger drinks will run you anywhere from $100 to $145.
When the sun goes down, be prepared to get your party on because the energy goes up to 100 until 3:00am.
4. Tiki Garden
The Miami Bar Group decided to do a flip it and reverse it for what used to be the original location of Wood Tavern and turned it into a chic tiki bar.
They have a selection of signature drinks curated by the BarLab team, arm-pumping sounds, and plenty of seating to rest your feet. The vibes definitely give a tropical oasis in the heart of Wynwood.
While you’re there sipping on the Get Lucky Punch, my favorite drink, make sure to take a selfie in front of the ginormous shine bright like a diamond chandelier on their bamboo and palm tree decked patio bar. Cheers!
A local hidden gem is this vibrant mini Wynwood bar with quick service and some of the best mojitos and margaritas I’ve ever had.
They are the next-door neighbor of the Tiki Garden and the flavors vary from passion fruit, pineapple, tamarind, strawberry, and even classic if you don’t want to try a new flavor.
You can catch these delicious cervezas for less than 10 dollars during their Monday through Friday happy hour from 3-6pm and if you happen to stop by outside of that time frame each will run you about 15 dollars but I highly recommend you try at least one from this popular Wynwood outdoor bar.
6. Shots Miami
With over one hundred shots on the menu, you can be sure to find something you like whether you like classic shots like the Lemon Drop or the Baby Guinness. You’ll even find themed Superhero shots like the Baby Hulk or even the option to pay two dollars more to make your shot a 10-ounce drink at this unique Wynwood bar.
Shots Miami (they also have locations in Orlando and New Orleans) has an indoor room and an outdoor patio where you can dance the night away.
You can celebrate birthdays, bachelorette or bachelor parties but it is always a guaranteed good time. In the words of Lil Jon “Shots! Shots! Shots! Everybody!!”
This bar is located 10 minutes south nearby Wynwood, which you can easily pass if you’re not looking carefully. Inside is decorated with fluorescent pink neon lights, flamingos, and boho lighting fixtures hanging from above.
“No Flocks Given” on Thursday nights when they feature sounds R&B sounds from DJ Aliyo who knows how to turn the party all the way up. If you rsvp for their Lovers and Friends R&B night hosted, you get one free drink and there is also a 2 for 1 on select cocktails.
On Fridays is a more open format playlist but I think any time at Tipsy Flamingo is definitely much needed.
Lagniappe, pronounced lan-yap, is located off 2nd avenue and 34th which is a few blocks north of Wynwood (technically Miami’s “Midtown” neighborhood). Here you can choose from a selection of 150 plus wines and beers to sip on while eating delicious small bites like a charcuterie board or grilled fish, churrasco, chicken, and vegetables.
“Miami’s Best Beer & Wine Spot”, “The Top Wine Bar In Miami” and “Best Wine Selection” are only a few titles this Miami local favorite has obtained. All are welcome to this unique outdoor Wynwood nighlife spot and wine garden with twinkling string lights, eclectic patio furniture, and soulful live music.
Come here if you’ll appreciate talented musicians and singers playing live music like bossa nova, jazz, soul, blues, latin sounds, rock and roll, every night starting at 9 pm to midnight.
They do not take reservations but make sure you get there early to secure your spot.
Historic Overtown, also known as “Harlem of the South” is encountering a booming renaissance and I love to see it!
Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Overtown opened up in December of 2020, and has landed its way to the list of many foodies. Red Rooster Overtown has savory eats to enjoy, a circular bar to mix and mingle with handcrafted drinks, and the infamous 1960’s Clyde Killen’s Pool Hall atop the restaurant has easily become one of my favorite indoor/outdoor bars and fun things to do nearby Wynwood.
This awesome club in Wynwood with a cool speakeasy lounge vibe with low lighting, beaded curtains, vintage checkered flooring, a pool table, and an outdoor patio with seating and room to stand or dance if you prefer to take the party there.
Groove Theory is a weekly Friday night party that hosts a limitless timeline of sounds from the soul era from the 1970s to the Miami Jook era in the 2007s. You could very well be singing Usher’s You Got It Bad and then 20 minutes later find yourself on the soul train line dancing to The Temptations “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”.
If you prefer a little more Caribbean and AfroBeats then I highly suggest you step into “The Shrine” conceptualized in part by well respected Jamaican Culturalist @jasonpanton on Saturday nights. Bring your rag and flat shoes because you’ll need it — dancing fever is an understatement as you will hear sounds of Soca, Reggae, Afrobeats, and Amapiano that will have you sweating when it’s time to go home.
This was once a popular nightlife spot where famous black talents like Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, and Ella Fitzgerald used to wind down after their performances around the town. The vision has been reimagined and there are a few parties that are bringing that same energy back to life.
10. The Urban Miami
An experience that is so refreshing for the culture. The Urban is a new and dope outdoor venue with ample space known for its vibes, music, food, and drinks.
On Fridays, they host the Social Xchange for their Vibe After Five happy hour where they have large games, hookah to purchase, eats, and of course, a great DJ spinning hip-hop, r&b, and top 40s tunes.
On a Sunday Funday, brunch is my favorite way to celebrate. Rise and Toast, a brunch party innovated by Miami’s “Global Gawd” @jewelschiney and “Da Prezzy” @chinyman of @hybridevents is a different level of lituation. By the time the sun starts to set, this daytime brunch party turns into a Wynwood nightlife experience that rivals any nightclub in Miami.
From 12 to 4 pm you can get a Caribbean-styled brunch curated by Kookin with Krystal, and wash it down with a two-hour limit bottomless mimosa for thirty dollars. At Rise and Toast you’ll hear the sounds of Soca, Dancehall and Reggae by resident DJs like Dr. Esan, XCESS, Silent Addy, DJ Dieon, as well as special guest DJs like Walshy Fire and Private Ryan.
Regardless of the day you choose to attend, you won’t be disappointed because remember you are the vibes at The Urban!
11. Coyo Taco
Have you been to the hidden bar of Coyo yet? You can’t drive down NW 2nd Ave and not see a long line to get the most delicious and flavorful guacamole, quesadillas, and tacos.
Not only can you get amazing Mexican street food from this establishment, but you can also dance it off in their “hidden” lounge to the rear of the building.
On Tuesdays is a world-famous party called Rum and Bass which was pioneered by a Miami local and world-famous Black Chiney and Major Lazer selector and producer, Walshy Fire. Every Wednesday at this speakeasy club in Wynwood you will find reggae, roots, and a whole lot of culture hosted by @dubwisemiami.
There is so much talent that passes through Coyo wherever but it is a low-key space where dancers and lovers of music can mix and mingle but only until the early AM.
12. The Oasis
If you love music and outdoor concerts then visiting Oasis Wynwood is a must for you. This popular Wynwood attraction is one of the newest event spaces that opened in the middle of the pandemic and has quickly become our favorite small venue for concerts.
The ambiance here is very cool and unique, which is perfect for Instagram-worthy snaps. In addition to hosting top entertainers like Steve Aoki, Wizkid, Konshens, and Zedd to name a few, there are 6 food spots and two bars you can choose from.
The Tower Bar is located right before the stage area and you can’t miss it because of the structure made of shipping containers and then brought to life with an original mural beautifully executed by a well-known artist, Antonyo Marest, who is originally from Spain. Although the bar serves the same menu the service is convenient and quick.
Best Wynwood Clubs and Nightlife Spots — Takeaway
Truth be told, clubs in Wynwood isn’t really a thing — rather you can expect to find a more colorful yet laid-back nightlife scene with plenty of vibes. I think it’s safe to say, Wynwood is a guaranteed hot spot to party no matter the night you go!
Whether you want to listen to some old-school jams, open format, reggaeton or the hottest top 40 just know you have so many options. You don’t have to pop bottles if you don’t want to and chucks or flats are perfectly fine to wear.
Did I miss one of your favorite bars or lounges in Wynwood? Let me know the tea in the comments!