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5 Hidden Murals in The West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District

Wherever you go in the Arts & Entertainment District, there is art – even in the most unlikely of places!  Have you seen these hidden murals? 

1.”Clara:” Painted by artist Sean Yoro, Clara is a pleasant surprise to a passerby walking along Flagler Drive under the Royal Park Bridge, Yoro was one of the more than 20 artists who participated in the CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show in 2015.

 

2. Hidden Stairs Mural: If you take a stroll through The Square, you’ll notice the explosion of color and large geometric shapes created by husband-and-wife duo Chalk & Brush. The stairwell between Sur La Table and True Food Kitchen is the perfect spot for a photo.

Photo by Regine Zara Soliz via Instagram

3. “Natural Beauty:” If you head down to Artist Alleyway near Subculture Coffee on the 500 Block of Clematis Street, you’ll stumble across Anthony Burk’s beautiful art installation. Just look up! 

4. Evernia Street Garage Mural: From Miami’s Wynwood Art District to Lake Worth, Eduardo “Eddie” Mendieta’s artwork adorns walls throughout South Florida, and Downtown West Palm Beach is no exception. In 2014, Mendieta and his collaborative artists created the vibrant murals in the Evernia Street parking garage. Park on the roof and have an enjoyable art showcase while walking down. 

Photo taken by Eddie Amaya

5. Fern Street Wine Bar & Kitchen: Located at 501 Fern Street Suite 104, Fern Street Wine Bar & Kitchen not only has incredible food but amazing art. This eye-catching mural of a bull in the main dining room was created by Anthony Hernandez 

Fern Street Wine Bar & Kitchen via Instagram
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Hispanic-owned Businesses In #DowntownWPB

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), we honor the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States; especially in our #DowntownWPB. We have a robust Hispanic community and it is our diversity that is one of our greatest strengths. Join us as we continue to celebrate the contributions of our incredible Downtown West Palm Beach community.

Alfonso Hernandez Architects 
314 Clematis Street, Suite 201
Founder and managing partner Alfonso Hernandez recognized the need for an architecture firm that could honor South Florida’s past while innovating its future with contemporary green architectural design. Based in the heart of Downtown West Palm Beach, AH Architects has its finger on the pulse of the community and is honored to be an active participant in the development of the city.

 

CRL Media Hispanic Advertising & Public Relations Media 
120 S. Olive Avenue, Suite 704
Colombian-born Claudia Ruiz Levy opened the first Hispanic advertising agency in West Palm Beach, CRL Media. CRL Media specializes in Hispanic market services and multicultural advertising and public relations services in West Palm Beach and the South Florida area.

 

Dr. Limon Ceviche Bar
533 Clematis Street
Founder Carlos Brescia brought the chic Peruvian eatery, Dr. Limon, to West Palm Beach in 2019. The menu consists of a range of seafood-centric appetizers, Peruvian-inspired sushi rolls and Peruvian classic dishes adding to the unique flavors that can only be found in Downtown West Palm Beach.

 

Lara House of Beauty
120 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 104
The family-owned beauty salon offers services such as facials, body treatments, micropigmentation, waxing, eyelashes and more.

 

REG Architects
120 S. Olive Avenue, Suite 210
Rick Gonzalez, president of REG Architects, a firm specializing in architecture, historic preservation, interior design and community planning has been offering services in Downtown West Palm Beach for over 30 years.

 

Rivales Taqueria
106 N. Olive Avenue
The authentic Mexican cantina opened its doors to Downtown West Palm Beach in 2013. Co-owners and brothers, Jimmy Rivas and Alberto Valdivia brought to life their vision of an eatery filled with art, Mexican street food and delicious drinks.

 

Salento Coffee Shop 
407 Clematis Street
Salento Coffee owners, Jaime and Johana Lara, have brought the delicious taste of authentic Colombian coffee to Downtown West Palm Beach. On top of traditional café menu items, Salento offers Colombian dishes such as arepas, empanadas and more.

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5 Most Instagrammable Murals In The West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District

Spice up your Instagram using one of the vibrant murals located throughout our district as the backdrop to your photos! Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list:

  1. “Einstein’s Theory of Love (509 Clematis Street):” This vibrant mural created by Brazilian muralist Eduardo Kobra is perhaps one of the most photographed murals in DowntownWPB. Located in Artist Alleyway on Subculture Coffee’s patio wall, this mural was created as part of the CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show in 2015. 
  2. “The Revolution of the Groove (114 S. Narcissus Avenue):” This colorful mural, located on the façade of Camelot Yacht Club, portrays six revolutionary African American artists such as Nina Simone and James Brown, who used their music to challenge the entrenched ways of thinking at the time about social injustice and racism. This mural was created in 2021 as a collaboration between local Street Art Revolution Artists Anthony Hernandez and Caron Bowman. 
  3. “Yorick’s Skull (201 Clematis Street):” This unique mural, also created by Eduardo Kobra, is located on the façade of Palm Beach Dramaworks and was inspired by the Shakespeare play “Hamlet.” This work of art was painted during the CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show in 2015. 
  4. “Rising Signs (next to 550 S. Rosemary Avenue):” Thanks to multidisciplinary duo Eric Adolfsen and Carlton DeWoody, the outdoor staircases at The Square have transformed into illustrated panoramas lush with local nature and architecture. The stairs also contain messages that touch on themes of nature and architecture.  
  5. “Eris and the Golden Apple (333 Fern Street):” This seven-story mural created by South Florida artist Danny Doya in 2017, portrays Eris, the goddess of discord, gazing at the golden apple she holds. Located on the east side of The Alexander, this is a required photo-op while in DowntownWPB.  
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Celebrating 4th of July in #DowntownWPB

The 4th of July is just around the corner, and there’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day in The Palm Beaches than in DowntownWPB!  

4th of July Weekend Bar Crawl 

Get ready to visit five different locations in Downtown West Palm Beach on Friday, July 1! From 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., enjoy a free shot from Myers Lounge, 335 Speakeasy, Roxy’s Rooftop and Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, then head to the afterparty at Banko Cantina. Don’t forget to wear your red, white and blue! Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets.  

4th On Flagler 

One of the largest Independence Day events in South Florida is returning to the Waterfront (along Flagler Drive between Banyan Boulevard and Fern Street) on Monday, July 4, from 6 – 10 p.m.! 

Activities include live entertainment, the Bill Bone 5K, the Palm Beach Health Network Family Chill Zone, a Military Honor Salute, and refreshments for purchase. An 18-minute fireworks show is scheduled to ignite at 9:09 p.m., weather permitting, over the Intracoastal!  

The event is free to attend. Click Here for the full schedule of events.  

Celebrations at The Ben West Palm – Autograph Collection 

For the first time, The Ben Hotel is hosting a drive-in boutique car show on the front lawn! From 6-10 p.m., The Ben invites up to 40 cars to park on the lawn with front row seats to the 4th on Flagler fireworks show, beginning at 9:09 p.m. This is a free public event produced by Supercar Week Inc. that only requires a fee to register a vehicle. 

Proper Grit, the hotel’s indoor restaurant led by new Executive Chef Marc Rosen, will offer $100 bottles of Veuve Clicquot with White Chocolate M&M Popcorn to enjoy! Plus, the full menu of contemporary American food will be available to-go and hand-delivered to individual cars. The main dining room will be open for dinner and offer a complimentary bottle of Sea Sun wine by Caymus with the purchase of two entrees. 

Spruzzo, DowntownWPB’s only rooftop waterfront restaurant, has partnered with Veuve Clicquot and will be offering several fireworks viewing options with live music by DJ Kristian Caro from 5:3011:30 p.m.! VIP poolside cabana and table reservations begin at 5:30 p.m. and range from $75-$325 per person (and include prepaid food and beverage minimums and 20% gratuity). Cocktail attire encouraged. Reservations are required and can be made online. 

Independence Day Celebration at Pistache French Bistro  

Enjoy an evening of American BBQ favorites and a view of the 4th of Flagler fireworks display at Pistache French Bistro! Located at 101 N. Clematis Street, Pistache will be serving an array of mouthwatering dishes, including chili BBQ pork belly and firehouse chili. Click Here to see the full menu. Visit PistacheWPB.com to book your table.  

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Juneteenth Celebrations in and around #DowntownWPB

Juneteenth (June 19) commemorates the day the announcement of the abolition of slavery was made in Texas in 1865. This weekend, celebrate and honor African American culture through the arts, history, entertainment, and more! 

  1. Celebration For All! Rohi’s Readery’s One-Year Anniversary (June 18-19): Rohi Readery, the country’ first-ever social justice driven bookstore and The Square are hosting a two-day diversity and family celebration on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19. Rohi’s Readery will also be celebrating their one-year anniversary. From 10 a.m.-7 p.m., attendees can enjoy eclectic culinary pop-ups, an array of local Black-owned businesses, live musical performances and more! The event is free to attend but registration for events is required. Click Here for the full schedule of events and to register.  
  2. Juneteenth Family Celebration Day (Norton Museum of Art): Bring your family and friends to the Norton Museum of Art on Saturday, June 18 for the Juneteenth Family Celebration Day! From 12-5 p.m., enjoy live musical performances, dance, gallery talks on African American artists, storytelling, and art-making activities. Admission is free. Click Here for more information.  
  3. Juneteenth Freedom Day of Celebration (500 Block): Head to the 500 Block on Saturday, June 18 from 3-11 p.m. for a Juneteenth celebration filled with music, food, arts and more! The event is for all ages and FREE to attend. Click Here for the full schedule of events.  
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Celebrating Father’s Day in #DowntownWPB

Whether you’re celebrating your father, husband, stepfather, brother or role model; we encourage you to honor them on this special day. Here’s a list of Father’s Day specials and happenings in DowntownWPB:

  1. Ascend The Trend Barbershop & Nails (420 Clematis Street, Suite C): This family-owned barbershop will be offering two Father’s Day specials this year: the $100 Ultimate Combo (haircut, razored-edge finished hair line, 5-step gentleman facial, a hot towel gel lather neck shave and choice of alcohol/aftershave) and the $50 Basic Mani Pedi Combo with buff and shine. For more information or to book an appointment, visit AscendTheTrend.com or call (561)812-2300.  
  2. Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen (550 S. Rosemary Avenue): Give your dad something he really wants for Father’s Day… BEER! Copper Blues is offering a free pint of beer for every dad on Sunday, June 19. For more information, visit CopperBluesLive.com or call (561)404-4101.  
  3. Duffy’s Sports Grill (225 Clematis Street): From now through Sunday, June 19, one lucky Duffy’s MVP member will win the Grand Prize trip for four to take Dad offshore fishing out on the high seas, plus a $100 Duffy’s gift card to enjoy once you’re on dry land! Visit DuffysMVP.com for more information on how to qualify for the giveaway or call (561)-249-1682.  
  4. Kapow! Noodle Bar (519 Clematis Street): Work on your Dad bod this Father’s Day (June 19) with a free beer at Kapow! For more information, visit KapowNoodleBar.com or call (561)246-3827.  
  5. Pistache French Bistro (101 N. Clematis Street): Celebrate Papa this Father’s Day at Pistache! The French bistro is offering specials for brunch (11 a.m.-2:20 p.m.) and dinner (starts at 5:30 p.m.), along with a complimentary drink for all fathers. For more information or to make a reservation, visit PistacheWPB.com or call (561)833-5090.  
  6. Proper Grit (251 N. Narcissus Avenue): Located inside the Ben Autograph Collection, Proper Grit is offering a chophouse Father’s Day special on Sunday, June 19 called “Fit for a King.” It includes a 36-ounce Tomahawk steak with a twice-baked loaded potato and asparagus. Father figures will also receive a small bottle of WhistlePig Whiskey’s smooth “Ben Barrel Blend” and a cigar all priced at $150 (not including tax and gratuity). A selection of barrel-aged specialty cocktails will also be available for dad to kick back and enjoy in Proper Grit’s relaxed public house and whiskey library-like. Indoor and outdoor seating is available with reservations recommended. To reserve, call 561-655-4001 or visit ProperGrit.com. 
  7. Visit Palm Beach (226 Datura Street): Visit Palm Beach is currently offering 20% off gift cards from now through Father’s Day weekend to use on some fun activities, like jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks, and Segway tours! For more information, head to VisitPalmBeach.com or call (561)881-9757.  
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Mother’s Day In #DowntownWPB

Where would we be without our moms? DowntownWPB wants to help you show your appreciation and celebrate the mothers, stepmothers, and mother figures in your life! Check out our list of Mother’s Day specials and happenings:  

  1. Alchemy Juice Co. & Market (527 Clematis Street): Grab the moms in your life and learn the beautiful craft of charcuterie during the Mother’s Day Charcuterie Board Class on Friday, May 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. Under the guidance of Cynthia from @touchoftastecharcuterie, you will learn how to create stunning boards and wow everyone with your newfound charcuterie skills! Tickets are $75. Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets.  
  2. Kapow! Noodle Bar (519 Clematis Street): Head to Kapow! Noodle Bar on Sunday, May 8 from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for a special Mother’s Day Brunch! Enjoy the extra special brunch menu and complimentary mimosas offered to all the moms. Click Here to book your table. For more information, visit KapowNoodleBar.com or call (561)246-3827. 
  3. Pistache French Bistro (101 N. Clematis Street): Celebrate mom with a special brunch at Pistache on Sunday, May 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a special three-course prix fixe menu for $85 per person ($30 for children). All moms will receive a complimentary mimosa, bellini, house wine or Bloody Mary. To book your reservation, visit PistacheWPB.com or call (561)833-5090. 
  4. Proper Grit (251 N. Narcissus Avenue): Have a “proper” Mother’s Day at Proper Grit on Sunday, May 8! From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., enjoy a special brunch menu, a complimentary bellini or mimosa for the lady of honor, and a “build your own bouquet” station, which gives each dining party the opportunity to create a custom bouquet for mom at no charge. Special brunch menu items include King crab benedict, grilled asparagus, béarnaise, toasted lemon poppy seed bread, and salmon caviar for $32 or Challah stuffed French toast, with peanut butter, Nutella, fresh berries, whipped sweet mascarpone, truffle honey, and caramel for $19. A reservation is required; for more information or to make a reservation, visit ProperGrit.com or call (561)655-4001.  
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Easter in #DowntownWPB

Easter Sunday is April 17 and several DowntownWPB establishments are offering Easter specials and brunches so you and your loved ones can celebrate the holiday weekend.

  1. Batch New Southern Kitchen & Tap (225 Clematis Street): This Clematis Street mainstay is hosting Easter Brunch and their own version of an Easter egg hunt, where each table can pick an Easter egg and win “ridiculous prizes.” Brunch is from 10 am.-4 p.m. For more information, visit BatchSouthern.com/WPB or call (561)708-0000.  
  2. Johan’s Joe Swedish Restaurant (401 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 3): Celebrate Easter with a Swedish twist! Pre-order their delicious semlor buns to enjoy as a delicious treat on Easter Sunday. For more information or to order online, visit JohansJoe.com or call (561)808-5090.  
  3. Pioneer Linens (210 N. Clematis Street): Shop the Kim Seybert “Spring Delights” collection at Pioneer Linens. From cocktail napkins to coasters to tablecloths, this collection has the perfect Easter décor for your table. For more information, visit PioneerLinens.com or call (800)207-5463.  
  4. Pistache French Bistro (101 N. Clematis Street):  Enjoy an elegant Easter brunch experience from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Chef Mike Burgio will prepare a three-course prix fixe menu for $85 per person full of Pistache classics, as well as seasonal dishes! Visit PistacheWPB.com/Reservations to book your table. For more information, call (561)833-5090.  
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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in #DowntownWPB

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and DowntownWPB sure knows how to celebrate! Here’s how you can celebrate:

  1. Batch New Southern Kitchen & Tap (223 Clematis Street): Head to Batch on Thursday, March 17 for $5 Green Tea Irish Car Bombs, $5 housemade pecan whiskey, and $5 Paddy’s Irish whiskey! For more information, visit BatchSouthernKitchen.com/WPB or call (561)708-0000.  
  2. BRK Republic (521 Clematis Street): Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the dogs at BRK Republic’s Green Pup Party! From 3-9 p.m., you can bring your dog by for some washable dog-friendly green flair while enjoying $6 Guinness, $12 car bombs, and $4 Green Poodle shots. For more information, visit BRKRepublic.com or call (561)340-3848.
  3. Camelot Yacht Club (114 Narcissus Avenue): Party the night away this St. Patrick’s Day at Camelot Yacht Club, a semi-private club where you can enjoy drink specials all night and music by DJ DDubz! Doors open at 8 p.m. For more information, visit Sub-Culture.org/Camelot or call (561)408-1001.
  4. Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen (550 S. Rosemary Avenue): Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) at Copper Blues, where you can enjoy $7 Jameson drinks, $7 green tea shots, Irish pub fare food and live music, starting at 8 p.m. For more information, visit CopperBluesLive.com or call (561)404-4101. 
  5. E.R. Bradley’s Saloon (104 S. Clematis Street): Spend St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) along the Waterfront at E.R. Bradley’s, where you can enjoy food and drink specials, along with live music. For more information, email info@erbradleys.com or call (561)833-3520.
  6. O’Shea’s Irish Pub (531 Clematis Street): Celebrate all that is Irish the weekend of March 11-13 at O’Shea’s! Located at 531 Clematis Street, enjoy live Irish music, bagpipers, Irish dancers, and Irish vendors ALL weekend long and on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)! For more information, visit OSheasPub.com or call (561)833-3865. 
  7. Roxy’s Pub (309 Clematis Street): The St. Patrick’s Day Block Party is returning to Clematis Street! Roxy’s Pub, located at 309 Clematis Street, will open at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 17 for kegs and eggs. The block party on the 300 Block of Clematis Street will begin at 3 p.m. and continue until 3 a.m. For more information, visit RoxysPub.com or call (561)296-7699.  
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Falling In Love in #DowntownWPB

Love is all you need and well a date night in DowntownWPB will be even better! Here’s some romantic options at our many eateries:  

  1. Avocado Grill (125 Datura Street): This DowntownWPB staple is serving a three-course menu at $89. The price also includes a glass of Moet or wine per person. Reservations are strongly suggested. For more information or to book your table, visit AvocadoGrillWPB.com or call (561)623-0822.  
  2. Batch New Southern Kitchen & Tap (223 Clematis Street): Treat your Valentine to a three-course dinner for two at only $75 from Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14. Guests can enjoy a local charcuterie board for an appetizer, then a choice between salmon and crawfish etoufee or root beer braised short rib with sweet potato grits as an entrée. Finally for dessert, a blueberry galette with house made vanilla ice cream. There is also a signature cocktail available for $12.50 called the Gold Rush, which consists of Maker’s Mark, honey syrup, and fresh lemon juice. For more information or to reserve a table, visit BatchSouthernKitchen.com or call (561)708-0000.
  3. Elisabetta’s Ristorante (185 Banyan Boulevard): On February 17, dine at one of DowntownWPB’s newer restaurants, and enjoy a five-course wine dinner in partnership with Salvatore Ferragamo’s III Borro Wines from Tuscany. Click Here to view the full menu and to purchase tickets, visit Elisabettas.com/WPB or call (561)342-6699.
  4. Johan’s Joe Swedish Restaurant (401 S. Dixie Highway): Reserve an intimate Swedish pre-fixe dinner for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 11 or Saturday, February 12 from 5-10 p.m. Click Here to view the full menu; the cost is $90 per person. To make a reservation, head to OpenTable or call (561)808-5090.
  5. `Morton’s The Steakhouse (777 S. Flagler Drive): Located in Phillips Point, this prestigious location is serving a “Dine With Your Valentine” dinner menu from Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14. For $159, two guests can enjoy a three-course meal that includes a salad or lobster bisque, chateaubriand for two with a choice of two sides to share, and a dessert to share. A Valentine’s Day featured cocktail called Cupid’s Kiss is also available to purchase for $18. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Mortons.com or call (561)835-9664.
  6. Pistache (101 Clematis Street): Chef Mike Burgio is ready to serve a three-course prix fixe menu at $90 per person. The menu includes a choice of several appetizers, including lobster bisque, burrata salad, Spanish octopus and burgundy escargot. Then, guests can choose between parmesan encrusted snapper, grilled mahi mahi, rock shrimp provencal, crispy duck confit, beef bourguignon, steak frites and grilled veal paillard for an entrée. And for dessert, enjoy a flourless chocolate cake or chocolate banana tart. For more information or to make a reservation, visit PistacheWPB.com or call (561)833-5090.
  7. Proper Grit (251 N. Narcissus Ave.): Located inside the Ben Autograph Hotel, Proper Grit is serving an exquisite four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day for $150 per couple. Guests can start with a choice between grilled oysters with bacon, grana padano and Calabrian chilis or scallop crudo and a micro sorrel salad. The next course is a salad course, which guests can choose between roasted beet and a caprese salad. The third course is a petite filet with roasted fingerling potatoes, baby vegetables and cumberland sauce or crab stuffed prawns with saffron risotto and baby arugula. Finally, a choice between flourless chocolate decadence cake or pistachio panna cotta for dessert. For more information or to make a reservation, visit ProperGrit.com or call (561)655-4001.
  8. Sassafras (105 S. Narcissus Avenue): A DowntownWPB favorite, Sassafras will serve a four-course prix fixe menu at $95 per person from Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 13. The first course is a choice between island creek oysters and foie gras torchon and waffles. For the second course, choose between octopus a la plancha and Berkshire pork cheek griot. The third course is scallops and lobster or a cheekstone petite filet, then finally a choice between a dark chocolate s’mores tart or butterscotch banana budino for dessert. To make a reservation, call (561)323-7007.
  9. Spruzzo (251 N. Narcissus Ave.): Celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day at Spruzzo with a dozen oysters and a bottle of Pommerey Apanage Champagne for $99. For more information, visit SpruzzoWestPalm.com or call (561)655-4001.   
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