The celebrated streets of SoBe are many and varied indeed. With a city as vibrant as South Beach, it's no surprise that our streets are every bit as alluring as the neighborhood itself. Hit the town to find hidden gems, live music, boutique shops, and buzzy restaurants along Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, Española Way, and more. Here are the coolest streets in South Beach to see and snap.
One of the must-visit destinations of any trip to SoBe is the palm-lined Ocean Drive. The brightly colored Art Deco buildings are beautifully preserved, housing boutique hotels, restaurants, bars, and clubs. Pick up a walking tour from the Art Deco Welcome Center in Lummus Park, view the extravagant Versace mansion, or lounge on restaurant patios for live music, stellar cuisine, and some people watching. The iconic street has a nightclub atmosphere after dark, with neon lights and pulsing music radiating from almost every establishment.
Modeled after quaint mediterranean villages, the charming Española Way channels old Miami vibes with gorgeous architecture, specialty boutiques, and a lively spirit. The pedestrian-only street located between 14th and 15th Street is a cultural hub of SoBe, best enjoyed as a place to gather, create, and celebrate. Visit Havana 1957 for Cuban eats or sit under the twinkling patio lights of A La Folie Café for authentic French cuisine. Española Way hosts weekly events including Cocktails from Around the World, Brunch Sundays, and Yoga a la Española classes led by Synergy Yoga.
Beginning at the southern tip of SoBe and extending north to Sunny Isles Beach, Collins Avenue’s energy is palpable. The South Beach stretch is by far the most exciting, with visitors making their way to popular eateries like Puerto Sagua, Taquiza, and the “infamous party scene” bar and grill, Señor Frog's. Continue north along the famed street to Mid Beach to reach LIV, one of the world’s top nightclubs.
Home to the Lincoln Road Mall, this historic pedestrian paradise is the most famous shopping street in the neighborhood. The outdoor promenade is lined with sidewalk eateries, art galleries, and high-end shops. Lincoln Road hosts a Sunday farmer’s market and Wednesday movie night under the stars, playing classics and new releases on a 7,000-square-foot projection wall. An open-air antique market pops up on the second Sunday of each month from October to May, featuring vintage finds, Art Deco items, and paintings.
After the City of Miami Beach made the move to reactivate the area in 2018, Washington Avenue blossomed into one of SoBe’s most happening streets. The renowned shopping and dining street has a variety of small boutiques, popular nightclubs, fun cafés, and the beloved and historic Joe’s Stone Crab restaurant. Other popular stops include the indie O Cinema, The Wolfsonian-FIU, and the World Erotic Museum containing the world’s largest collection of erotic fine art.
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