After six years, The Wharf Miami is closing its doors for the final time… in their current location. The entertainment venue has announced that its last day will be September 16 before making way for a new and permanent expansion at the highly anticipated Riverside Wharf development, which is expected to break ground by the end of the year.
The 10-story, 200,000-square-foot Riverside Wharf project will overlook the Miami River and include a luxury hotel, nightclub, rooftop day club, several signature restaurants, event hall and a marina. The property was designed by Jon Cardello of Cube3 Architects, with interior designs by iCrave and landscape by Savino-Miller Design Studio.
As for the new Wharf Miami, it will maintain its signature concept, but evolve from a “pop-up experience” to a “world-class permanent establishment.” So plenty of music, cocktails and food, but no longer as a pop-up event space. And it will remain on the waterfront.
Since opening in 2017, it has welcomed millions of guests, hosted hundreds of cultural experiences and events, and played a significant role in establishing the Miami River District as a world-class entertainment destination. The brainchild of Breakwater Hospitality Group’s Emi Guerra and MV Real Estate Holdings’ (MVREH) Alex Mantecon, The Wharf also shaped the direction of entertainment venues in South Florida.
“Watching the venue become so successful and beloved over time has been incredibly gratifying, we are proud to have created a space where guests felt welcomed and created lifelong memories,” said Emi Guerra in a statement. “We invite guests to join us during the closing weekend to celebrate six incredible years of The Wharf Miami and what’s to come.”
In true Wharf fashion, it isn’t leaving without a bang — for its final weekend, dubbed “The Closing Parties,” a monumental celebration will bring back the waterfront destination’s most iconic events from over the years. From Blowfish & Friends to St. Patrick’s Day, HogWharf and even a nostalgic journey back to the ’90s, the venue will be entirely decked out with “giant inflatables, photo moments, featured cocktails” and more.
Then on its final day, Saturday, Sept. 16, the venue will host “The Closing Parties: Bon Voyage,” where the first 500 people to arrive with an RSVP will have a chance to spin a prize wheel and win official merchandise.
While it’s good news the spot isn’t closing for good (just the OG location, which we’ll miss), The Wharf Fort Lauderdale will remain open and the rest of Breakwater Hospitality Group’s concepts, which include the recently-opened Regatta Grove in Coconut Grove, JohnMartin’s in Coral Gables, Rivertail in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and the Carousel Club at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, will be operational as well.
📍 The Wharf Miami is currently located at 114 SW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33130.