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The Best Things to Do in Murray Hill

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Welcome to Murray Hill, where the coffee is strong, the shopping is unique, the beer is exquisite, the food and desserts are delightful, and the memories are long-lasting.

If you’re wondering what Murray Hill is, don’t worry, we are here to fill you in on this upcoming neighborhood in Jacksonville. This is the kind of area where everyone is family and when you stop in one of their local businesses, you are too! We highlighted some great spots for you to stop by and check them out when you are in the neighborhood!

This is your guide to some of the hot spots in Murray Hill. Vagabond Coffee, Flamingo bar, Moon River Pizza, Perfect Racks Billiard, Fishweir Brewing, Maple Street Biscuit Company, Momni Boutique, Salt + Pepper Food Truck, Town Beer, El Jefe, Eraser Records, Community Loaves, Murray Hill Theatre, and so much more.

Let’s break these local favorites down into categories.

Murray Hill Coffee ☕️

📸 @vagabondcoffeeco

Vagabond Coffee is a hot spot for some strong coffee and yummy baked goods. Vagabond first started brewing in 2014 operating in a hip caravan. They opened their permanent location on Edgewood Ave. S. in 2016.

This is your spot if you want a chill place to sip and relax or to take some insta-worthy coffee pics with trendy rainbow walls and a hipster alleyway.

One of their very own, Andrew Woodsy, was also just voted Best Barista in Jax on Folio Weekly!

Tip: Order an agave latte and one of their homemade pop tarts! The BEST! 

📸 @theflamingojax

Flamingo is a hip bar with wine, beer, and good vibes. They just launched their coffee in July of this year and it is SO GOOD. They’re also open until midnight so you can fuel that late-night caffeine craving and sip it on their vintage couch.

We love everything about this place, especially the little flamingos on the coffee cups! 

📸 @communityloavesjax

Community Loaves is a vegan-friendly bakery that started in 2011 as an organic bike-delivered subscription bakery. How cool!

They also have yummy coffee and the atmosphere is very inviting and down to earth. Their avocado toast on garlic bread is a popular choice and you can never go wrong with any of their lattes or teas.

Murray Hill Shopping

📸 @momnijax

Momni Boutique is a small town shop with a high fashion style and every local girl’s dream! This shop was started in 2009 as an alterations shop and has flourished to a beautiful boutique with women’s clothing, accessories, gifts, and so much more.

You can also shop for their trends online! A Momni gift card is always on our wish list.

More Murray Hill Shopping

There’s also Turnovers Inc. full of sports merchandise, Mockshop Music Exchange for all your musical instrument needs, Faith Jewelers with beautiful jewelry, the largest coin shop in Northeast Florida Edgewood Coin Shopquality furniture from Robin’s Furnitureand much more.

We also have word that a new barbershop will open their doors in Murray Hill on November 15th, 2019 called Chop. Check them out for all your hair needs as well as Sacred Trade Barber Co., Pvre Image, and Jim Newman’s Barber Shop!

Murray Hill Drinks

📸 Town Beer Co

Town Beer Co. is a craft beer shop and tasting room. This is your go-to for a chill spot to grab a drink and socialize. It’s a great place to find local Jax beer.

They put on events and have movies and Jags games displayed on the wall while you’re sippin’! We hear they even have popcorn poppin’ on game days.

They are also Jacksonville’s only craft beer shop dedicated to local beer! They have created a whole new meaning to “go to town” and we are here for it.

Fishweir Brewing is a local favorite We love everything they have on tap!

Not only do they have locally inspired craft beers but they also serve cheese flights from another Murray Hill local, Grater Goods, and pretzels from Community Loaves. Why are we not there right now?! 🥨🧀🍺

The Stout Snug doubles as a restaurant and an Irish pub! They have a lot of happy hours which brings in a lot of happy locals. You can also plan your private events here.

Don’t leave without trying their jalapeño poppers. We recommend going on one of their Live Music Fridays.

You will also want to check out the Silver Cow featuring craft and artisan beers and kombucha! They have a very cozy and relaxing atmosphere and have many options for any type of event! 

Murray Hill Food

📸 @moonriverpizza

Moon River Pizza is one of the coolest pizza joints in Jax. What other pizza place has a disco ball?!

They have specialty thin-crust pies, beer, and wine. We find ourselves there at least twice a week for a slice of their amazing pizza.

If you are really hungry, grab a slice of T-Rex–you won’t regret it!

📸 @maplestreetbiscuitcompany

Maple Street Biscuit Company has the best biscuits and gravy around! They have a couple of locations but this one sits right in the heart of Murray Hill and is the perfect breakfast stop.

They ask you a question of the day as the name for your order so it’s surprisingly fun waiting for your food as you anticipate your answer being called out.

You MUST get the “Five and Dime” or you haven’t truly been to Maple Street.                 

Tip: there is a parking lot behind the restaurant! This place is always poppin’ so we want you to be able to enjoy it as much as we do.

📸 @nanrk2

El Jefe is a popular Tex-Mex restaurant in Murray Hill. They arguably have the best queso and excellent margaritas.

The owner spent 40 years trying to find “the perfect nachos” and if you’ve been here, you will agree that he found it.

They were also in the Top 7 of best tacos in Jax

More Murray Hill Food


Some other great spots we are hungry for are Fired Up Pizza for some delicious brick oven pizza and happy hours and Murray Hillbilly for the best gluten-free vegan food! There’s also a local favorite food truck, Salt & Pepper Gourmet Street Kitchen with yummy greek food located in the parking lot of Mayflower Food Mart.

Huey’s Nashville Hot Chicken just opened up and if you haven’t been yet, trust us you need to! Start out with the medium or mild, because this chicken is hot!

Murray Hill Dessert

📸 Dreamette

Dreamette is a walk-up ice cream shop that has been around since 1948. It’s cash-only and delicious-only.

They are known for there yummy dipped cones and they also have more cold treats. We recommend the Reese’s Sundae or the classic chocolate-dipped cone! 

Murray Hill Entertainment

Murray Hill Theatre is a faith-based live music venue. This is a family-friendly place for live entertainment and art. This is also a historic landmark that opened in 1948 as a movie theatre! Plus, they play local bands at least once a month.

You should definitely check out the band Side Creek! They play at Murray Hill Theatre very often and are a well-known local band.

📸 Perfect Racks

Perfect Racks has pool tables, shuffleboard, a jukebox, and beer! This is a chill spot to hang out with friends and play pool while you’re watching a game on one of their many TVs. 

You should definitely order the tater-tots with a Shock Top beer while you play a game of pool. 

Eraser Records is one of the newer additions to the Murray Hill neighborhood and we’re so glad they moved in!

They offer a variety of genres of their records and much more awesome merchandise. They are open Thursday through Sunday and also feature local art and live music.

📸 Eraser Records

Axe Champs is new to Murray Hill and we are so glad they joined the neighborhood. You get to throw sharp objects at the walls while jamming to your choice of music with friends or family! Your coach will teach you all the basics as well as lead some awesome games to bring out your competive side. Did we mention they offer alcohol as well?! You definitely need to add axe throwing to your night out.

FRI | 3PM – 11PM
SAT | 12PM – 11PM
SUN | 12PM – 5PM

More Murray Hill Entertainment

Beautifully Divine is for all the artsy friends out there! Their workshops will “bring to like the most trendy and fashion forward projects and skills to compliment your home decor.” Book a time now with a group of friends and get to crafting! 

Murray Hill Murals🎨🤳🏽

All of these fun and colorful murals can be found in the heart of Murray Hill.

You can see why a lot of Jacksonville locals call Murray Hill home. Not only do they have amazing local shops, but they put on some of the best events like Vagabond Flea Markets, Murray Hill-oween, Small Business Saturday, and so much more!

For more things to do in Murray Hill and all over Jacksonville, download the UNATION app and follow @stufftodoinjacksonville on Facebook and Instagram.

Kayla Fosegan

Kayla Fosegan

Kayla is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Jacksonville City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Jacksonville area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinJacksonville on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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