8 Of Miami's Best Venues For Live Music

TCT presents places in Miami for some Live Music | Mark Heybo/Flickr
TCT presents places in Miami for some Live Music | Mark Heybo/Flickr
Photo of Laurence Kidd
10 September 2016

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.


Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Vegetarian, $$$
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Confit Fried Chicken Wings
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Lagniappe is a wonderful place for a night out in Wynwood, Miami’s art district. Complete with good food, stiff drinks and a lively atmosphere, Lagniappe is also the place to listen to local musicians every night of the week. This month, Lagniappe will host a number of talented jazz and bluegrass artists such as KJ Circles Band, Zach Larmer Electric Band and most notably, The Wynwoods. What started as a project among friends to record original material while studying music at the University of Miami, The Wynwoods have developed from a shared interest of bluegrass roots, resulting in a dynamic sound of their own.

Prohibition Restaurant and Speakeasy

Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
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Hurricane Grill & Wings
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This hip 1920s inspired restaurant and bar on Miami Avenue has a menu full of delicious appetizers, entrees and prohibition inspired cocktails. However, what really makes this place come alive are the musicians who set the mood with their talented saxophone and trumpet melodies, filling the dining room with a jazz house vibe. The music and fun doesn’t end after dinner — head upstairs to the lounge and enjoy a mix of top hits as well as rhythm and blues classics and Latin reggaeton.

Ball and Chain

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.


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

The Fillmore Miami Beach

Music Venue, Theater
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Australian producer Flume (Harley Edward Streten) is coming to The Fillmore Miami Beach on the 9th and 10th of this month, and his arrival has been eagerly anticipated by fans of his latest album Skin.The Fillmore has been the venue for musical talents and world-famous stars that cannot pass up an opportunity to perform for the crowds of Miami at the famous Jackie Gleason Theatre.

The Cabaret South Beach

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.

@feeedtherabbit snapped a photo of me from my gig last night at @thecabaretsobe

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Bougainvillea’s Bar

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.

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