Six Reasons Wynwood Is Better Than South Beach

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Tourists: one of the reasons Natty Quintana stays away from the beach.

Less Tourists
"There are less tourists, which means the people are less pretentious," said Natty Quintana.

Well put, Natty.

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Screw suiting up -- Amid Camps would rather party hard with his T-shirt on.

No Need To Dress Up
"All I need is my t-shirt," said Amid Campos as he pointed to his black Garbage Pail Kids tee.

"You don't have to dress up, and that's a no-no at the beach. The people [in Wynwood] are also more down-to-earth and open-minded."

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no1lady
no1lady

Who are these people that were interviewed here?  They have no real reasons for their preferences...seriously. 

in my humble opinion SoBe has been played out for quite some time not just for the obvious reasons...crappy music...high cover charges...tourists and ridiculous prices but because it is such a mission to get there and park....before you even start the party.

Because the parking situation is terrible there PLUS the fact that the cops and the towing companies are just out to screw people including locals...I would much rather hang out in Wynwood.  Why? Well..not only is it much more hip and friendly with an awesome vibe...but because I can get home in 15-20 minutes since I don't have to deal with traffic, causeways and walking for miles to get back to your parking.  I haven't partied in South Beach for years...and I do not miss it


Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Everyone that conducts business in the "design district", is because they can't afford the beach. Brickell, Gables or Dadeland.

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

The Beach had its hay day thru the 90s, with them gays and the "I'm an European model" mentality. Still, with them malls and Gables, is the county's leading bread-maker. Winwood?! Please. There's not much to do in an 8-10 block radius, surrounded by Liberty City, Overtown, old Winwood and that "booty row" on Biscayne blvd. Until that area is not purged completely, all attempts to sell the "renaissance" idea, are doomed to fail. Reason?! Very simple: real hipsters and potential residents, love cafes and bookstores. So far, outside of downtown or Brickell, the only Starbucks is next to SalsaFiesta on the blvd. How many in the actual"midtown" area?! NIL.

robert.n.nielsen
robert.n.nielsen

too many hipsters in wynwood. burn the fucking area to the ground already. including the dumb ass bars. 









Andre Fleites
Andre Fleites

Besides Story what the heck is still good in South Beach?!

Najsoj Osnola
Najsoj Osnola

they also forgot to mention the scumbag towing companies on the beach

Najsoj Osnola
Najsoj Osnola

south beach is the definition of a shit hole...I believe if you look in the dictionary for shit hole you will find a picture of south beach next to it...

David H Dennis
David H Dennis

I do think Wynwood is better than SoBe just because I can't even afford to visit SoBe, let alone live there :)

David H Dennis
David H Dennis

Why on earth do people think Walmart will make such a huge negative impact on Wynwood? I don't see it. The Wynwood shops I know of in no way compete with Walmart. The only thing Walmart will compete with is Target ...

Tu Madre
Tu Madre

Won't be any good once Walmart gets there :-/

Ken Argüelles
Ken Argüelles

^^^^Yes, again Calle Ocho from 17th ave down to Brickell. History, culture, a real neighborhood...

Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan

Unlike Brooklyn, Wynwood lacks the vital component of a real neighborhood...people! No one lives there. It's not organic...it's totally contrived.

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Terry, at least you can roam Brooklyn 24/7... Can you do the same with bordering Overtown and shitty remnants of the old Winwood, without hopping on SR112?! Please.

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

It don't matter how much PR, is spilled or wasted, in the "midtown" pitch: UNLESS THAT RADIUS BETWEEN GOVERNMENT CENTER AND JACKSON MEMORIAL, IS BULLDOZED, NO ONE WILL LIVE IN WINWOOD!! That enclave, Midtown Shops, is just a shopping center flanked by hi-rises with a 10-15% occupancy. WalMart?! If ever erected, will gobble them shops... Unless, shoplifters from the area bring it to the ground!

Victor Runciman
Victor Runciman

Why are people listening to this garbage? ... seriously they don't have any more interesting music to play?

Terry St Angelo
Terry St Angelo

As a seems like forever South Beach resident I believe the difference is that Wynwood is edgier, good mix and interesting as Brooklyn is becoming the place to be instead of Manhattan

alex978
alex978

TSL Lounge on the weekend was 10 or 20 bux cover...they wont last long!!

Ariana Hernandez Reguant
Ariana Hernandez Reguant

11th reason. It is safer because there are no crazy armed people on the city payroll beating up tourists and locals, and tasing down artists. (If there are, they are independent productions)

Ken Argüelles
Ken Argüelles

Calle 8 should be the next big thing. Why? The history and culture is already there (it does not have to be invented), cheap housing, great variety of architecture, artist friendly...f*ck Sobe. Its a tourist trap with shit clubs and shitter people...not to mention the police are psychotic.

Alex Coello
Alex Coello

before even getting into an opinion...i think an article that sets up "sides" of the city against each other is counterproductive. Maybe i am just a hippie at heart, but i'm on some other shit. Furthermore, differentiation is the key, why would you want the same experience in every area of this city? Options are always good.

Ben Wonfitness C
Ben Wonfitness C

south beach sucks!! the police are bullies! and the clowns that come down to visit messed up south beach years ago!!!! wynwood was a war zone back in the days but now it's real nice!!!

Jorge Martin Barreto Garcia
Jorge Martin Barreto Garcia

They're both just as good, if you're with the right crowd you could be at "la cascada" and have a great time.....

Gary McFly
Gary McFly

1 reason why the rest of Miami is better than Wynwood= Less hipsters :P

miamitrev2
miamitrev2 topcommenter

"fishnet stalkings"

LOL


I guess theres more parking than on the beach....and drinks are cheaper but the same could be said for Hialeah   so yeah

Miami New Times
Miami New Times

Hans, South Beach circa late '80s and '90s was a shithole, A glorious shithole.

Janin Cruz
Janin Cruz

Lex, the cat is out of the bag. Things are evolving. Soon we will have to find another shit hole to call home.

Sean Ashworth
Sean Ashworth

How about a story on how Wynwood is becoming just like the beach.

Lex Dillinger
Lex Dillinger

Yeah, listen to HANS Sheeple! Stay in South Beach and Brickell!

Lex Dillinger
Lex Dillinger

shhhh stop telling everyone, its bad enough on the weekends

miamitrev2
miamitrev2 topcommenter

@Barbara Salazar  

What a mindless sheep you are,

BestSushiEver
BestSushiEver

@miamitrev2 maybe say why?   mindless sheep means shopping at Walmart and not questioning it's impact on the community (or USA in general).

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