Vandalo in Wynwood redefines Miami’s Happy Hour, brunch and nightlife scene

Vandalo in Wynwood redefines Miami's Happy Hour, brunch and nightlife scene
Graffiti-covered bar is the atmospheric centerpiece at Vandalo.

Owned by The Dirty Rabbit Group, Vandalo is the new graffiti-filled, Instagrammable bar and restaurant in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood that is redefining Miami’s nightlife and brunch scene.

Vandalo brings its guests a dining experience unlike any other with talented deejays, live music and world class entertainment. Guests can escape reality and enjoy street art, music and delectable gastronomy in the bar’s picturesque, urban lounge. Whether it’s for a Sunday brunch or a late night cocktail, Vandalo invites its guests to come as they are and leave the ordinary behind.

Vandalo is the product of Chef Nicolas Caicedo, a Colombian-born Miami native who began pursuing his passion for food at a very young age. Nicolas attended Escuela de Hosteleria Hofmann in Barcelona, Spain to earn his bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts. Since then, he has gone on to work in some of the premier restaurants in Spain and New York City under the world’s most renowned chefs.

Among his most notable accomplishments is working at Morimoto, Hudson Garden Grill, and as a consultant for two different concepts at Gotham Market in downtown Brooklyn.

Additionally, Nicolas worked as the executive chef for the renowned Williamsburg Hotel running the entire culinary program. There, he worked closely with the Brooklyn Bread Lab, sourcing the best local ingredients and functional food. Finally, in September 2019, Nicolas moved back to Miami where his love for food was born.

He is now the corporate executive chef for The Dirty Rabbit Group, running the kitchen at Vandalo Wynwood, The Dirty Burgers, and Back Door Monkey with even more projects in the works.

The bar features three distinct menus served throughout the day: Brunch from 1 to 5 p.m., Snacks for the Table from 8 to 11 p.m., and Late Night from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.. On the brunch menu, guests can find house favorites like the $12 Avocado Toast, featuring multigrain toast, cilantro, pico de gallo, mixed greens and poached egg; and the $18 Steak and Eggs, featuring two eggs any style, potato tots, applewood smoked bacon and shishito peppers.

For guests looking for a quick bite, the Snacks for the Table menu features delicious creations like the $14 Tuna Tartare, featuring scallion, ginger, avocado, ponzu, sesame oil and served with purple corn chips; and the $14 Vandalo Burger, made up of applewood smoked bacon, brioche, sharp cheddar, boston lettuce, roma tomatoes, fried onions and served with french fries.

Those who stay until the wee hours of the night and work up an appetite dancing can enjoy Late Night specialties like $12 Beef Brisket Arepas, featuring oaxaca cheese and tomato stew; and the $12 Chicken Wings, which comes served with a honey-dijon and scallion marinade buffalo sauce and blue cheese crumbles.

In addition to the three diverse menus, Vandalo also offers a Happy Hour Special Wednesday through Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m., daily bottle service, and an extensive selection of signature cocktails. The Happy Hour menu features many favorites from the snack and late night menus at a smaller portion, priced at only $5.

Vandalo currently is open from Wednesday to Sunday. Hours on Wednesday through Thursday are 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.; hours on Friday are 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.; hours on Saturday are 1 p.m. to 3 a.m., and hours on Sunday are noon to midnight.

Vandalo is located at 218 NW 25 St. Learn more about Vandalo by visiting the website

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