A local’s guide to Miami Pool House’s new neighbourhood
Founder of Poplife agency and Miami native, Jake Jefferson, shares his guide to the Wynwood-Edgewater area’s hottest spots
Thursday 7 July 2022 By Soho House Photography by AJ Woomer
A thriving arts scene, vibrant culture and a rich mix of history set against a backdrop of palm trees, warm weather and coastal cool make Miami the place to be for top creatives. This year, the Soho House Miami community expands from the beach to the Wynwood-Edgewater area.
We asked member and Magic City native, Jake Jefferson, for his personal picks of the very best spots near our new Miami Pool House. Read on to get to know the neighbourhood.
‘Probably my favourite record store in town, this place can not only satisfy your itch for used records, but it also has a healthy up-to-date selection of new releases, too. Plus, it has a store within the store called Wish You Were Gear with an awesome range of new and used synths from Moog to Teenage Engineering.’
‘This hidden gem is a five-minute walk from the new Soho House location and is a zero-waste market, meaning you can bring your reusable containers and fill up on all kinds of stuff. I mostly just come here to get really fresh eggs, the kind that are all mismatched colours.’
‘When I need a dose of ventanita culture and don’t feel like going all the way to Calle Ocho, Enriqueta’s is my go-to. All the classics are served here and done well. My favourite from the window is the timeless croquetas and cortadito combo. And I’m going to go ahead and say that they also have one of the best chicken soups in the city.’
‘I first came here in 2017 to see Helado Negro play the opening of the Design District location; it was an amazing show and exhibition. Since then, I make a point of keeping tabs on what exhibits and events they are hosting. Make sure you check out their First Fridays monthly series, now closed for the summer, when it’s back in action.’
‘This place never disappoints, serving traditional Bahamian and Creole food. Yes, Anthony Bourdain has been here and yes, the prices have seen an increase over the years, but the food is still every bit as delicious. You can never go wrong with the Conch Salad and Fish Filet – oh, and if the head chef is in the building you’re always in for a real treat.’
‘The brainchild of Steve Saiz and Lilian Banderas – purveyors of all things rad – Dale Zine started in 2009 as an independent publisher and printer with a goal of creating a platform for artists and designers. This platform now exists under the roof of its newest brick and mortar location, an easy one-stop shop for some of my favourite zines, books, posters, and a rotating spotlight artist exhibition.’
‘Put simply, this place really does check all the boxes for the perfect date spot: great food, great wine, and more than aesthetically pleasing. This is an all-around attractive place and suitable for more occasions than just dates. I personally try to make it here at least once a month.’
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