2 places where the rhythm is gonna get you in Miami

1) Ball & Chain

Hugely popular on Calle Ocho, especially on weekends, this historic bar was established in 1935 as a saloon, then as a nightclub featuring live jazz. Today it’s a mainstay that books acts ranging from Grammy-nominated headliners to salsa bands to DJs. Always colorful, always representative of Miami culture. No cover but often a wait; 21+.

neon street sign of Ball & Chain Miami

1513 SW 8th Street, Little Havana

+1 305 643 7820


2) The Cabaret South Beach

Don’t be surprised at this piano bar when your bartender or server takes the mic. Nearly every server here sings while delivering drinks called such whimsical names as ‘The Talking Melon’ and ‘The Bourbon Thief’. A full dinner menu and light bites are available. Live music Thursday to Sunday; no cover.

red lighted interior of The Cabaret South Beach

At: Shelborne South Beach, 1801 Collins Avenue, South Beach

+1 305 504 7500


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