South Florida is excitedly bustling as the iconic Malibu Barbie prepares to open its doors in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. Bucket Listers, a media experience brand, has partnered with Mattel Inc. to launch the much-anticipated Malibu Barbie Café on January 31, 2024. Following the trail of success of its pop-up ventures in New York, Chicago, and the Mall of America, the inauguration of this new brand promises a nostalgic journey to the guests who can experience the carefree ambiance of 1970s Malibu the moment they step in. 

Miami native and the president of experiences at Bucket Listers, Derek Berry, is leading the charge of this incredible project. Berry boasts a successful track record of curating nostalgic pop-ups like Saved by the Max, The Golden Girls Kitchen, and The Peach Pit. Now, he is gearing up to deliver an immersive experience tailored for Barbie enthusiasts. 

In a recent news release expressing his enthusiasm for this new project, Berry shared, “Barbie has proven to be one of history’s ultimate icons, and it means so much to bring exclusive experiences like this back to my hometown. I cannot wait for the city to see what we have in store.” 

Similarly, Julie Freeland, senior director of location-based entertainment at Mattel, shared a similar sentiment. “At Mattel, we always look for exciting, new ways to bring the Barbie experience to life. From the décor to the menu, every detail has been thoughtfully designed to celebrate the iconic Barbie style.” 

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Located at 350 Northwest 24th St., the Malibu Barbie Café is set to be more than just a culinary pitstop. This fast-casual restaurant will showcase an impressive menu, including American fare, delectable desserts, and various beverages. The pop-up venue is curated as a treat for the senses while tantalizing the taste buds. Oozing the vibes of the sun-soaked beaches of Malibu, the café promises to transport visitors to an era that will captivate them. 

Exclusive merchandise and interactive activities will be offered to ensure fans can engage with the Barbie universe beyond the culinary adventures. Every reservation guarantees a seat, a designated dining time window, a choice of entrée, a side dish, and a delightful cake pop to complete the experience. 

Tickets for this much-anticipated cafe will be exclusively available through Bucket Listers. Enthusiasts can join the waitlist to receive the first notification of ticket sales so they can secure their spot in this immersive dining experience. 

The Malibu Barbie Café in Miami will be more than just a restaurant. It is expected to be a time capsule, transporting visitors to a bygone era of carefree charm. Following the trail of success of all the previous pop-ups under Berry’s creative direction and Mattel’s commitment to present the essence of Barbie, the Miami edition is likely to be a go-to hang-out venue for Barbie lovers and food connoisseurs alike. 

On the evening of January 31, the vibrant Wynwood neighborhood will reverberate with the sounds of laughter and clinking glasses of the iconic Malibu Barbie café that will offer a one-of-its-kind experience. Both Barbie and gastronome enthusiasts are cordially invited to soak in the nostalgia of the 1970s vibe.