In the 'Hood: Exploring Miami's Sunset Harbour

Where to eat, shop and play in this trendy neighborhood in Miami Beach.

Once a warehouse district, the waterfront neighborhood of Sunset Harbour has steadily evolved into a trendy haven for locals escaping the high rents from other parts of South Beach and visitors looking for a good meal. Located on the northwest corner of Miami Beach, this enclave distinguished itself as a favorite for gastronomes; now restaurants alongside chic boutiques, condo towers and fitness centers provide traveler appeal. 

Maurice Gibb Memorial Park
Named after the late Bee Gee, Maurice Gibb Memorial Park features a lush canopy, boat ramp and a children's playground. (Courtesy City of Miami Beach)

Where to Eat: The Best Restaurants in Sunset Harbour

Discover where the South Beach locals break bread in this trendy neighborhood. Sushi Garage delights the taste buds with flavorful Japanese dishes, inventive nigiri and refreshing cocktails. Get your fix of New York-style pizza and Italian fare at Lucali. Journey to Bangkok or Old Siam for Thai street food and Japanese classics from NaiYaRa. For a modern and American menu focusing on healthy and all-natural ingredients, creative cocktails and fresh juices, try Icebox Café.

Sushi Garage 1784 West Ave, Miami Beach, 305.763.8355

Lucali 1930 Bay Road, Miami Beach, 305.695.4441

NaiYaRa 1854 Bay Road, Miami Beach, 786.275.6005

Icebox Cafe 1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305.538.8448

Sushi Garage
Avocado roll (Courtesy Sushi Garage)

Where to Shop: From Vintage-Style Clothing to Premium Denim 

Now there are even more reasons to visit this hot spot with the opening of NYC vintage retailer What Goes Around Comes Around. Luxury apparel and accessories from Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Missoni and other fashion houses await. It's a denim explosion of stylish and affordably priced jeans and tees at Sunset Clothing. And within the Sunset Harbour Shops, Market Miami features basic looks you'll love such as rompers, maxi dresses and flowy shorts.

What Goes Around Comes Around 1800 Bay Road, Miami Beach, 305.271.6200

Sunset Clothing 1895 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305.534.1280

Market Miami, 1420 20th St., Miami Beach, 786.577.0555

What Goes Around Comes Around exterior
WGACA boasts boasts nearly 1,300 square feet of the finest fashion collections, including a rare Chanel surfboard and collectible vintage Rolex watches. (Courtesy What Goes Around Comes Around)

Where to Drink

Unwind at Purdy Lounge, known for its laid-back vibe and on-point drinks. When a fruity cocktail or beer won't do, toast with creative cocktails of Mezcal and tequila from El Grito. For a jolt of the caffeinated variety, Panther Coffee is waiting for you with that iced macchiato or espresso.

Purdy Lounge 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.4622

El Grito 1766 Bay Road, Miami Beach, 914.844.3640

Panther Coffee, 1875 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305.677.3952

Purdy Lounge
Known for its edgy cocktails, Purdy Lounge's cocktail menu features drinks made with Woodford reserve, plum bitters and coconut infused ice cubes. (Courtesy Purdy Lounge)

Things to Do

Named after the Bee Gees artist, Maurice Gibb Memorial Park features a children's playground and trails. Also in the park, Miami Kiteboard for kite surfing and kiteboarding lessons. Or get in the flow with yoga at Tropical Vinyasa.

Maurice Gibb Memorial Park 18th Street & Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach, 305.673.7000

Miami Kiteboard/Kitesurfing 1780 Purdy Ave.,Miami Beach, 305.898.1700

Tropical Vinyasa Yoga, 1825 West Ave., Miami Beach

Tropical Vinyasa yoga
Yoga studios, cycling studios, crossfit gyms—you can find them and many more in the 'hood. (Courtesy Tropical Vinyasa)