La Petite Maison Miami on Brickell Bay Drive is the fourth outpost of the famed London eatery. It’s primarily a restaurant and is worth visiting for their sharing plates of fois gras-stuffed chicken and Osetra caviar. Alternatively, take a seat at the bar amongst the Miami socialites and try their award-winning Tomatini cocktail.
Arguably one of the most glamorous nightspots in Brickell, MO Bar + Lounge is a favourite spot for sipping expertly-crafted cocktails into the early hours. At weekends, guests can enjoy live music acts such as acoustic guitarists and Cuban jazz.
BLUME is one of the key nightclubs in Brickell for the chic Miami night owls. It promises a contemporary nightclub experience with live music, psychedelic lighting, a garden terrace and a large dancefloor overlooked by a huge LED chandelier. VIP reservations are available.
History & Culture
At the mouth of the Miami River at Brickell Point, is a National Historic Landmark where indigenous Tequesta people lived for 2,000 years. The site, known as Miami Circle, is a 38-foot ring of post holes, carved into the bedrock, where the foundations of a wooden dwelling once stood. Brickell Point is recognised as a place where Europeans, Cubans and other immigrants arrived into Florida through history and offers a pleasant place to admire the views and luxurious yachts.
Although not strictly part of Brickell, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, is a glorious place to spend an afternoon and offers an intriguing look back at the early years of Miami city. Built by socialite and retired millionaire James Deering in the early 1900s, this opulent Italian villa, a couple of miles south of Brickell, is arguably, one of Miami’s most opulent homes.