While the tried and true dinner and a movie date night never goes out of style, now is the right time to up the ante as the Magic City is replete with exciting events and activities. Here, we’ve rounded up six experiences that are far from ordinary.
Do you remember when the Wynwood Arts District was in its infancy and spanned only a couple of blocks? Cafeina, which opened in 2009, was one of only a handful of bars and restaurants in the now-burgeoning neighborhood, and was renowned for its sprawling outdoor patio and bohemian-chic aesthetic. After a brief hiatus from the Miami nightlife scene, Cafeina recently reopened its doors following an epic revamp of the space. Along with the new look is a host of new programming, including live comedy on Friday nights starting at 7:00 p.m. 297 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-438-0792.
If you want sparks to really fly, surprise your date with a cooking class at Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann, the upmarket Argentinean eatery at Faena Miami Beach. On June 16, you’ll have the chance to learn from world-renowned grill master Mallmann’s protégé, Chef de Cuisine Cristian Menendez, who will school you on live-fire cooking techniques for a selection of delectable dishes including a salt-crusted whole snapper, and Mallmann’s signature dish, beef tenderloin milanesa. 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-655-5610
While lobster dinners are traditionally reserved for special occasions, why not find another excuse to enjoy a classy dinner? This month, Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach is offering a date night deal that’s worth taking advantage of. Beginning June 15, for just $149, couples can indulge in The Ultimate Surf & Turf for two, a two-course meal that features a two-pound chili lobster and a 12-ounce New York strip, accompanied by two signature salads and a family-style side dish of choice. 404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-377-2675
Although you may not be ready for The Masters in one evening, sipping on a cocktail while getting in some practice at the driving range sounds pretty entertaining to us. Pro tip: while walk ins are accepted, we suggest you reserve your bay in advance, as this Miami Gardens locale gets busy on the weekends. 1731 NW 7th Ave., Miami Gardens, 305-357-6151
The latest performance to hit the stage at the Faena Theater is Sensatia, a multi-sensory experience that fuses film, live music, acrobatics, and aerialist choreography. The best time to go is on a Friday or Saturday evening, when you can relish in a scrumptious prix-fixe dinner before show time. The best part? Each ticket includes two glasses of wine or prosecco, and dinner concludes with a tower of decadent desserts. 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-8800
If you haven’t been to the Frost Science Museum since it reopened on Biscayne Boulevard about a year ago, we suggest you do so on a Friday evening. That’s when the planetarium is host to vibrant laser shows that all but transport guests to another dimension. Next month’s shows—which will run on June 1, June 15, and June 20—will pay homage to the Netflix series Stranger Things, featuring ‘80s tunes and supernatural imagery. 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-434-9600
Photography by: PHOTOGRAPHY BY NIK KOENIG, IVAN BELAUSTEGUI, ROBIN HILL & COURTESY OF CAFEINA WYNWOOD LOUNGE, LOBSTER BAR SEA GRILLE MIAMI BEACH, & TOPGOLF MIAMI GARDENS