After a year hiatus, Miami Art Week is back and bigger than ever. From the return of the industry’s top annual fairs to artist-centric activations and exciting events, there’s no shortage of things to do all around the city this December. Whether you’re looking for the best spot to stay in, enjoying a quick drink between shows or grabbing a bite on the go, consult our city guide for local recs across the board. Plus, get a peek at some of the most sought-after event invites this year.
Monterrey Bar & Cafe Standard at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
This South Beach icon has just opened two new options for drinking and dining: Monterrey Bar and Cafe Standard. Monterrey Bar serves up elevated bites and classic cocktails, while Cafe Standard offers a plant-forward menu for all-day dining.
This new Miami Beach hotel just opened in the fall, offering guests a place to stay and enjoy art and design on Collins Avenue. Make sure to grab a bite at Sérêvène and enjoy Executive Chef Pawan Pinisetti’s menu blending Japanese ingredients and French techniques.
Chef Lorena Garcia and 50 Eggs Hospitality Group's collab, CHICA, is a Latin American favorite located in Brickell – and a great place to dine and drink if you find yourself on the other side of the bridge.
The Bath Club
Miami’s oldest membership club, this chic venue offers everything from beach and pool accommodations to wellness programs and a great F&B program.
The Bath Club
Faena Miami Beach
Faena has all the bases covered: the luxury hotel features multiple dining and drinking options (great nightlife included), as well as plenty of art around the property and the beach. Artful activations abound this week.
Baia Beach Club
Baia is a go-to for fantastic Mediterranean fare in the beautiful Mondrian South Beach. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant or by the pool, taking in those bayside views.
Terrace at Baia Beach Club
Grab a quick bite inside the Generator Miami at this traditional taco spot. Enjoy Mexican fare and a curated cocktail list seated indoors or out, and check out their options for private dining, too.
The Goodtime Hotel
You’ve likely seen shots of Dave Grutman and Pharrel’s The Goodtime Hotel all over Instagram, so you already know it’s a must-visit. Book a stay or hang out at Strawberry Moon, a Mediterranean restaurant, bar and day-to-night swim club.
Primp like a local at favorites including Dashbar, IGK, Lash Society of Miami, Daphne's Beauty Lounge, Mano Nail Salon and Root & Bark Beauty.
Whether you need to detox or are staying true to your routine during Art Week (kudos), add these cult-favorite workout studios to your list: JetSet Pilates, Anatomy gym, Tremble – or enjoy a nice run on the beach.
Here are a few hot (read: invite-only) happenings that will be the buzz of Art Week:
November 29: Chanel invites guests for an immersive experience to discover Five Echoes es Devlin
November 30: Ruinart hosts its Unconventional Bubbles Garden Party at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden
December 1: Vogue and Mytheresa host a sunset soiree on a super yacht
Louis Vuitton expands its Objets Nomades collection by transforming its Miami Design District stores into an immersive installation, highlighting new pieces for 2021. The brand is set to host various events throughout the week.