See Another Side of Miami Beach
The neighborhood south of Fifth Street — also known as SoFi — is surrounded by water on three sides and forms the southern tip of Miami Beach. Walk to SoFi for a quieter scene than you find on Ocean Drive, and make sure to hit the hot spots of the area. Joe’s Stone Crab has been a South Ocean Drive staple for more than 100 years, and Nikki Beach Club serves up seafood, chic décor, and an upbeat DJ at night. Home to some of the nicest luxury condos in Miami Beach, there’s always new development happening in SoFi. Enjoy staying in the heart of Miami Beach at Avalon Hotel — located on South Ocean Drive on the border of SoFi.
Learn the Surprising History
Today SoFi is sophisticated and relaxed, but for decades it was regarded as a dangerous and lifeless area of Miami Beach. The 1990s brought in a daring investor who opened the hotspot Nemo — a trendy restaurant with an outdoor courtyard — and the wave of new development flooded the area. Hotels, restaurants, condos all followed, making SoFi the burgeoning neighborhood it is today.
SoFi Food You Don't Want to Miss
- Joe's Stone Crab
- Nikki Beach Club
- Monty's South Beach
- Smith & Wollensky
- Big Pink