Miami Marketta is an authentic and organically grown street food experience. It started as a monthly event and has grown into a Gold Coast ritual running across three nights each week with live music events featuring national and international touring acts.
Miami Marketta creative director Emma Milikins says Marketta’s foundations go back to those of markets all around the world. It is a meeting place for locals providing the opportunity to taste the flavours of the world right here in the heart of the Gold Coast
“But we’re an arts precinct first and foremost,” Emma says. “Artist-run, for artists and by artists – whether it be the art of music, food, fashion or design.”
Beyond the street food and live music there are also art, fashion and design studios that are open during Marketta hours. Take a break from eating and cruise the stores – you can even fit in a sneaky massage.
Increased demand has led to the mid-week Marketta on Wednesday nights, which Emma says really is a night for the locals. Wednesdays have quite an ethnic vibe with a Brazilian three-piece performing live every week. Coupled with the South American street food, Wednesday’s Marketta transports you from the Gold Coast to a laneway in South America for a few hours.
Friday nights at Miami Marketta are perfect for indulging in a couple of week’s end cocktails while watching a live band. With around 30 street food vendors on-site, the venue also has three specialty bars, seating for 700 people and is licensed front to back. The infusion of young artists and professionals makes Miami Marketta the ideal place to end the working week.
Saturday nights start a little earlier so families can enjoy the array of food and still get the little ones off to bed at a reasonable hour. For a more intimate street-food experience there are two reservation areas available for special events, such as birthdays and engagement parties. These include tables and exclusive bar staff. You can also get food and beverage packages.