From jazz to salsa, rock and some blues, no matter the genre, Miami offers a range of bars and restaurants to catch amazing local musicians every night of the week.
In no particular order, we narrowed down the selection to our top 5 favorite spots to grab a bite or a drink while listening to the best live music Miami has to offer.
Ball and Chain
Ball & Chain, built in 1935 is the iconic historic landmark in the heart of Little Havana on Calle Ocho you need to experience. Whether you go during the day or for a night out, you’ll never miss out on the sounds of amazing Latin jazz or salsa. Local bands, like Suénalo and Pepe Monte, typically charm crowds with performances on the pineapple stage at the outdoor courtyard. Cocktails and Cuban cuisine are always on point at Ball and Chain also. Tapas on tapas!
1513 SW 8th St. Miami, FL 33135. (305) 643-7820
Located at the intersection of Wynwood and the Design District, the timeless energy of this wine bar will make you feel like you’ve stepped right into the backyard of New Orleans. Choose through the selection of 150 vintage wines while listening to the tunes of jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues and soul. Lagniappe grants us with live music every night of the week starting at 9pm until 12am. Take our word – you will never be disappointed.
3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami FL 33137. 305-576-0108
If you’re looking for a very Miami type of bar this is not the place for you; this is dark, dirty and perfect. Cheap beer, social atmosphere, pool, vegan snacks and great local bands are what makes Churchill’s one of the best dive bars in Miami. With music ranging from ska, punk, reggae, rock and even jazz, you can be sure to catch a different band every night of the week. The bar has a couple venues: the main stage, a smaller green room in the very back and a patio which has a great, concrete graffitied space vaguely reminiscent of your schoolyard basketball court.
5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137. (305) 757-1807
Le Chat Noir
Hoy Como Ayer
This place is legit. That is, if you want a raw, authentic Cuban entertainment experience with a touch of modern twist. Live music here cannot be beat. Hoy Como Ayer is a fantastic and intimate music venue and although there’s no dance floor, it won’t stop anyone from standing up from their seat and dancing away. Make sure to catch the Spam Allstars on Thursday’s for the ultimate reggae, latin, funk, soul, afro beat infused show that is sure to bring a good time to any who are lucky to attend.
2212 SW Eighth St. Miami, FL 33135. (305) 541-2631