Posted on October 05, 2018
Come for the
for the Vibes
words / Michelle Wallace
Influencers @wanderwithmacy, @mia_fitness and @exploramiami join guest relations manager Rosie Ciavolino and model @donaldj_official for some rooftop vibes at one of Miami's hidden treasures.
Just a couple blocks away from Wynwood’s most name-dropped bars sits the only rooftop hangout in this graffiti covered neighborhood. Walking up the large, stone staircase shaded by planted trees almost feels like being led to a secret hideaway. After all, this place is a gathering spot for the in-crowd who knows where to get the best cocktails far away from the snarling lines often found outside of the area’s hippest spots.
But this lounge is upscale without being pretentious. Soulful house music sets the mood for a laid back and trendy atmosphere, where young professionals mix and mingle amidst purple and white accented furniture. A wall behind the DJ booth reminds its patrons to “Socialize” in scripted lettering —as if Miami’s trendiest needed a reminder.
Here, people feel just as comfortable ordering a cocktail like Hit the Deck, a local craft beer, or a glass of bubbles. Whether you want to catch the sunset while enjoying their Social Hour specials or decide to end your night here after bar-hopping through Wynwood, the view from this open-air lounge will not disappoint.
Sidle up to the bar and order the refreshing Hit the Deck or the wildly popular Norman’s Revenge. Craving something sweeter? Try the Perfect Pear, or the totally Instagrammable Cactus Flower. And don’t forget to order some bites. The menu snacks were developed by James Beard award-winning chef Norman Van Aken. Favorites include the braised chicken nachos, the spiny lobster roll sliders, or the shrimp ceviche — all dishes that were designed to be shared.
The next time you’re looking to elevate your Wynwood experience, head to the second floor of the Wynwood Arcade building on NW 24th Street. Social Hour is available from 5-7pm Tuesday through Saturday and from 2-5pm on Sundays. And the best late-night vinyl mixes go down every Friday and Saturday night.
Figured out what this place is?? This rooftop is none other than No.3 Social.
No. 3 Social has an inclusive vibe that appeals to all age groups and strive to build a sense of community where all are welcome.
According to Doreen Fuentes (the music programmer at No.3 Social) this hidden gem is a carefully curated space where decor, music, food and drinks are used in a way that's unexpected. And it's this unexpected pleasure their guests find so unique. Speaking of decor, towards the inner bar area, they have hand painted plates (with protruding bunny ears) hung on the wall created by a local artist to complement the two Hunt Slonem Bunny paintings they possess. From each table and speaker placement to the music selection to the natural flowers they use in our drinks, every detail has been mastered with the guest's experience in mind.
Susan Buckley and her partners were (and still are) enamored with Wynwood but felt that the neighborhood was lacking a venue that offered a more elevated vibe, which is precisely why No.3 Social was founded. When they built No. 3 their mission was to create a space where people came together to enjoy great music, food and SOCIALIZE!
Why call it No. 3? Get ready for this...it’s a trifecta concept! Southbound Hospitality’s presence at Wynwood Arcade—three principal partners with three endeavors: the Rooftop Lounge, the Restaurant "Three" and their Cooking school, In The Kitchen. Why not call it No. 3!
And finally, guest relations manager Rosie Ciaviolino truly loves the various experience this rooftop offers from star gazing to sunset watching, from the grown and sexy vibes to the all around good energy. So, the next time you are in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by for an assortment of vibes at this hidden rooftop nestled in Wynwood.
photography / Praxis Peña