Miami may not be known for its geeky activities, but there are plenty of places for every nerd to feel at home.
Miami is known as a city full of great nightlife, sandy beaches, and beautiful people. With all of that action, it can be difficult for the local nerd to find a place where they feel comfortable, but there really is something for everyone in the city if you know where to look! Check out this list to find all the best nerdy things to do in Miami and head there to geek out with all your nerdy neighbors.
Books & Books – With locations all throughout South Florida, this is the perfect location for a bookworm to come and get lost in a literary world. Some of the locations even have a cafe where you can enjoy a glass of wine with your reading.
Korka Comics – This is the place for all your comic book needs as well as gaming items, Funko Pop, and so much more. They also offer weekly gaming tournaments and open tables for casual gaming.
Dunbar Old Books – There are plenty of places you can buy books, but if you want to wander around shelves of books on every topic and find something you wouldn’t find anywhere else, you need to visit Dunbar Old Books. They specialize in rare and out of print books, so you’ll definitely find something unique here.
KnoWhere Toys Comics & Gaming – This place is essentially a toy store for adults. Want some collectables, comics, or gaming products? Look no further!
Gables Coin & Stamp Shop – If you’re a collector, this is one place you don’t want to miss! It sells all kinds of coins from all over the world and throughout history.
Dining and Drinking
Veni Vidi Vici Social Club – This place is like a bookstore, bar, music venue, and hang out spot all rolled into one. Come to meet new people while you play poker or pool, enjoy the music, and find your new favorite book.
J. Wakefield Brewing – Get locally brewed beer in the heart of Wynwood. The art on the walls is Star Wars and comic book themed, and outside you will find the Empire themed beer garden. Any geek is sure to feel right at home.
K Ramen Burger Beer – Not only does this place have some delicious trendy food, it also has an environment that every nerd will love. It has anime on the walls and on the TVs, plus all kinds of games that you can play.
Frost Science Museum – Science museums aren’t just for kids anymore. This is one of the biggest in Florida with a planetarium and an aquarium, plus so many other exhibits to enjoy. Check out this page to learn how you can get involved as an adult.
Nerd Nite Miami – Nerd Nite is a monthly educational get together that happens in lots of cities around the country. Miami’s happens every 2nd Thursday and allows locals to listen to experts in their field give presentations while they enjoy each other’s company and drink beer.
HistoryMiami – Learn about the history of Miami in an engaging and interesting way at this museum. They often have new exhibitions, so you can come back again and again and always have a new experience.
Burger Museum by Burger Beast – If you want to learn about history in a more fun and relatable way, head to the Burger Museum. Here you will find memorabilia from lots of burger joints throughout history to celebrate America’s favorite food.
American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora – There is no better place in the US to learn about Cuban culture than Miami. Come here to see the best of the Cuban Diaspora’s artists and thinkers.
Odyssey Arcade – If you love gaming, you’ve got to check this place out! It is a great geeky space to hang out on with a huge variety of games as well as food and drinks.
Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival – Once a year Miami becomes the best place in the world for a science fiction fan. Don’t miss this festival if you want to catch the latest and greatest of the genre.
Florida Supercon – South Florida gets one of the states biggest conventions once a year with Supercon! It has something for everyone, so be sure to check it out.
The Dinner Detective – Enjoy a delicious dinner and comedy show while you try to solve the mystery at hand with this fun show that takes place at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort.