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Discover where to go for a drink in Little Havana, the Cuban neighborhood that surrounds historic Calle Ocho in Miami. We list the top spots, from traditional bars to some local watering holes that may surprise you.
Located in quaint Little Havana, Habana 305 is the place to go for one-stop entertainment. It has everything from live music, dancing and drinks to mouthwatering tapas. In addition, the lounge features an art gallery that showcases eclectic pieces which can be purchased if you see something you like. Specialty nights include Jazz Jam Sessions on Thursdays, Piano Bars on Fridays, and frequent karaoke nights.
2007 SW 8th Street Miami, Florida, USA, +1 305 456 0891
Though small, this mom-and-pop shop promises a whole lot of enjoyment for any wine aficionado. There are over 1,000 premium wines available, varying in type, year, price, and size. No wonder they named it Happy Wine. There’s a small menu of tapas, panini, salads, and desserts to perfectly compliment any drink. Beginning at 6:00pm Wednesdays through Saturdays, the atmosphere is transformed by live music. Saturday afternoons feature a free wine tasting and on Mondays and Tuesdays you can enjoy “Moët Around the Clock,” a happy hour where the price matches the time. If it’s 5pm, a glass only costs $5. Get there early.
2833 Bird Avenue Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 460 9939
Located on the Calle Ocho, this facility supports all things artistic. Their extensive collection of works by mostly Cuban artists, spans from 1850 to 1958. The center is focused on educating the community on art, music and literature, and puts on events such as Salsa Dancing every Thursday, Tango on Tuesdays, and live music and festivals throughout the year.
1465 SW 8th Street Suite 106-107, Miami Fl, USA, +1 305 285 5880
In 1935, Ball & Chain opened as a saloon, featuring live performers such as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong. This historic bar and lounge closed down after over 25 years, in 1957. Luckily for all residents and visitors of Little Havana, this once-great establishment has reopened and is quickly building up to its former glory. Don’t miss the live performances, karaoke nights, and free salsa classes that are run throughout the week; all while enjoying their delicious and talked about cocktails.