Music is the livelihood of any night out. While going out in Miami, people expect to find a place that can wine and dine them while still being able to give them a taste of Miami’s different music cultures. Whether you are looking for jazz, hip-hop or Latin reggaeton, Miami has a venue for you. Here, we profile eight scintillating options for you to explore the next time you’re looking to get your fix of live music in Miami.
Ball and Chain occupies a building that offers a history as colorful and as fascinating as any structure along Calle Ocho in Little Havana. This venue opened in the 1950s and is one of Miami’s oldest. Ball and Chain has hosted notable greats such as Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Louie Armstrong. The food, drinks and entertainment are top notch here, playing an important role in the gentrification and tourist boom that’s currently occurring in Little Havana.
Ball and Chain, 1513 SW 8th St, Miami, FL, USA +1 305 643 7820
Check out this amazing lineup of upcoming performers that will be ruling the stage at Bardot, Miami’s number one venue for live hip-hop and R&B performances. Bardot is chic, trendy and full of good vibes. You can drink fine wine, craft beer, or excellent cocktails while sitting on one of its comfortable couches or while you play a game of pool. The live music scene is what keeps Bardot busy, as people from all over South Florida come for a night out that’s complete with amazing tunes and good company.
Bardot, 3456 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL, USA +1 305 576 5570
Nerd Night Miami is coming back to Gramps, a trendy Wynwood hangout that serves cocktails and craft beer amid live entertainment. Nerd Night is a monthly lecture series that happens in more than 75 cities across the globe, and features several speakers that give fun and informative presentations across all types of disciplines. Gramps and its fun-loving staff promise to create a festive atmosphere that is guaranteed to impress. Having been the go-to venue for bands and comics for over two decades, Gramps’ reputation precedes it, making it one of the most popular places in Miami for live music.
Gramps, 176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL, USA +1 305 699 2669
Everyone is back to the grind at work and school. Blow off some steam at Happy Hour or pick a few from this list of parties that are always on some "best of" list somehweres: Friday – Pariuh's album release party with Other Body, Treasure Teeth, and Taphophile live, with Dudu Pie djing in the back room. Mikey and Benton on the patio; Saturday – The Southernmost Soul Party on the patio & Absolute Party Control at Shirley's; Sunday – Double Stubble T Dance.
The Cabaret is another one of South Beach’s most distinguished live music venues. Located in the beautiful and historic National Hotel in Miami Beach, The Cabaret has live music every night from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. You will be entertained by talented musicians and staff who perform all types of music — jazz, blues, R&B, rock, Spanish, Broadway and the occasional request.
Located in the heart of South Miami, Bougainvillea’s Bar is a hot spot on the South Florida live music circuit. Best known as a laid-back live music venue, Bougainvillea’s has the hottest live music acts Tuesday through Sunday, and features a variety of styles including jazz, R&B, Latin funk, reggae and rock.
Bougainvillea’s Bar, 7221 SW 58th Ave, South Miami, FL, U.S.A +1 305 669 8577