What’s a local to do if they hate dragging a lounge chair on the sand or aren’t a member of one of Miami’s countless beach clubs (by choice or coincidence, we let’s not judge)? Head to the beach anyway, of course, but not before heading to Siesta Club, a series of waterside events that kicks off this weekend.
Created in partnership with the Center for Subtropical Affairs (CSTA) and Palm House, the pop-up beach shack brings some of mainland Miami favorites to the sands of Miami Beach. Find craft cocktails by local mixology legends Bar Lab, natural wines curated Grape Crush – a pop-up social event run by women for natural wine lovers – food by Wynwood sensation Wolf of Tacos, a market at sustainability-focused chips, rotating art installations and Suite. Live music and scheduled DJ sets guarantee non-stop jams.
The Siesta Club opened July 7 and plans to run Thursday through Sunday through the end of September. Each month will bring a new series of artist installations, starting with Natasha Tomchin’s Dichroic dreamscapes, a piece inspired by the shapes and shadows of the local flora. On Saturdays, the Little River Flea will hold court, selling a wealth of vintage wares, books, and handmade items. On Sundays, customers can stop in for a power vinyasa flow session with Raquel B at noon. And the best part of Siesta Club? There is no membership required.