A seaport city in the US state of Florida, Miami is famed all over the world for being a beach hopper’s paradise, a shopper’s mecca and a style influencer’s inspiration. However, there’s much more to this beach city most of the people are probably not aware of. Take a look below at a few of the lesser known places in Miami you must explore:


The Barnacle

The oldest house in Miami, the Barnacle is a place to enjoy a perfect view of frontier life during the Era of the Bay when people used to travel to and from Miami solely by boat. The building was the residence of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove’s most powerful and charismatic pioneers. It was built in 1891 and is located in the shore of Biscayne Bay, making an ideal place for people to hang-out with family and friends.


An upscale local’s joint of South Beach established in 2011, Foxhole is a perfect place to have a fun time with family and friends. The reasonably-priced drinks and foot-tapping music are the major draws of this lively bar. It offers an array of entertainment options for visitors including pool table, dart board and jukebox. This place is also ideal for organising birthdays or any sort of special events. You can save on money here if you happen to visit during the happy hours (5pm-9pm).

The Ancient Spanish Monastery

A hidden gem in the modern North Miami Beach, The Ancient Spanish Monastery is an interesting historical site to explore in the city. The monastery is often counted among the most important monasteries in North America and is renowned as the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere. It is a little piece of Spanish history and was originally built in Sacramenia, a municipality of Segovia in northern Spain. You would sure love to discover its long and interesting history to become the South Florida monument we know and love today.

Casabe 305 Bistro

A true delight for foodies, Casabe 305 Bistro is a place serving the most delectable Venezuela-Caribbean fusion food. The captivating ambience coupled with commendable service makes this place a favourite among visitors. It is quite popular for organising business or gallery events, private parties, weddings as well as entertainment, TV or film productions, and is called the brainchild of Diego Vicente Texera – a popular Venezuelan Chef.

J Wakefield Brewing

A graffiti-bedecked brewery and tasting room, J Wakefield Brewing is one happening place located in Wynwood – one of the most varied and art-driven districts of Miami. It is famed for making and selling a wide range of beer such as Stush, El Jefe, UJP, and La Nada, and is where you can spot visitors from different parts of the world. The wall-length murals of Star Wars characters along with comic book lithographs are a major draw of this place. It is also known for conducting public brewery tours; and you do not need any reservations to be a part of them.

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