Miami moves to the music, no matter where you go or what night of the week it is, you’ll always find a place to enjoy live music in Miami. From Latin music to jazz and rock, these Miami venues are some of the best to a bit of live music while sipping on cocktails every night of the week. Check them out:
1. The Gibson Room, Coral Way
A moody lounge with a back-lit bar, a menu like no place else, and an elevated stage by the entrance, The Gibson Room is the perfect setting for live music. Their calendar is filled with a ton of great pairings, from jazz to pianists to rock bands, which will keep you entertained through the night.
Find it at 2224 SW 22nd St, Miami, FL 33145.
2. Understory, Little River
Take yourself from the city to a far-flung tropical paradise where the music makes you dance and sway. Formerly known as the Center For Subtropical Affairs, Understory pairs together live jazz and DJ sets, rotating eats and drinks, and special classes like hand embroidery in its super lush venue. They release their weekly schedule on Instagram, which you can find by clicking here.
Find it at 7135 NW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33150.
3. Bar Nancy, Little Havana
Set sail for rock bands, alternative acts and DJs galore at Bar Nancy, a nautical-themed drinking den fit for those looking to sip on drinks and listen to live music. Nestled along Calle Ocho, their almost daily live music typically starts around 9 p.m. and they have tasty maritime cocktails to dig in to.
Find it at 2007 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135.
4. Café La Trova, Little Havana
Named one of the world’s best bars, Café La Trova also offers some of the best Latin music in town, played by real Trova musicians. Every night, owner Julio Cabrera and his team of cantineros (classically trained Cuban bartenders) pour some of the best drinks in town with a side of lively beats at this retro Cuban spot.
Pssst… bring your dancing shoes on Friday and Saturday nights for an ’80s-themed bar hidden out back!
Find it at 971 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130.
Home to Nocturna, a cabaret-style show that includes live singing in addition to stunning acrobatics, Savage Labs is your one-stop shop to listen to some great jams. Get cozy in their vibey living room, enjoy crafted cocktails and tune in to a live show — or even showcase your talent during Open Mic! There’s also comedy nights and even board games to pull out and play with friends.
Find it at 2451 NW 5th Ave, Miami, FL 33127.
6. Jass Kitchen, Buena Vista
Jass Kitchen is a Turkish restaurant acclaimed for its delightful mezzes and daily live music, and it’s no surprise why. Their relaxing and romantic atmosphere serves as the perfect spot to enjoy intimate jazz and blues while their menu certainly does not disappoint. The full musical lineup can be found on their Instagram here.
Find it at 190 NE 46th St, Miami, FL 33137.
7. Gramps, Wynwood
From touring acts to local bands and everything in between, this upbeat hangout is a total staple of the Miami nightlife. There’s always something going on, and you can enjoy some low key drinks and some of the best pizza while listening in on the coolest music.
Find it at 176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127.
8. Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co., Bird Road area
Whether you choose to sit back and enjoy a live band or be a part of the action with some live band karaoke, you can’t go wrong with this two-floor neighborhood brewpub. Performers range from all musical styles and the venue is over-the-top in the best way, from cheetah prints on the walls to a massive skeleton by the stage, but one thing is for sure: you’re bound to have an extraordinary night! Oh, and make sure to greet TK, the adorable brewery cat.
Find it at 7360 SW 41st St, Miami, FL 33155.
9. Lagniappe House, Edgewater
If you enjoy listening to relaxing tunes while sipping wine and snacking on charcuterie, we suggest checking out Lagniappe. This beautiful wine garden doubles as a jazz club and offers nightly entertainment while you sit indoors or underneath the glimmering shine of the twinkling lights. Check out their music schedule here for upcoming performances.
Find it at 3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137.
10. Dante’s HiFi, Wynwood
Inspired by the hidden listening rooms in Japan known as Jazz Kissa, Dante’s HiFi serves cocktails, beers and wine along with the perfect playlist courtesy of a neat vinyl collection. The music at this intimate and soulful space spans many genres, with tons of DJs taking the reins every night. Learn more about them here.
Find it at 519 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127.
11. Ball & Chain, Little Havana
This iconic club has been livening up the nights of thousands of Miamians since the 1930s and features nightly performances by the Ball & Chain trio and percussionist Miguel Cruz. There’s also free salsa lessons on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays as well as special DJs sets on weekends. Oh and we cannot forget its killer cocktails! They’re the perfect pairing to a night full of exhilarating Latin music.
Find it at 1513 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135.
12. Jada Coles, Coral Way
Situated in between two eateries, this small hideaway pairs together great happy hour, varied live music, karaoke and pool. Talented musicians — bands, DJs, you name it — take center stage on most days, starting at 10 p.m.
Find it at 2845 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145.
13. The Listening Room, Wynwood
This Wynwood newcomer is a breath of fresh air in the neighborhood, offering great vibes and even better music with all proceeds on delicious food and drinks going to support the Miami Arts Charter School. Catch jazz pianist Tal Cohen on Wednesdays, jazz vocalist Melinda Rose on Thursdays, “La Mulata del Sabor” Lisett Morales on Fridays and saxophonist Claudens Louis on Saturdays.
Find it at 95 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127.
14. Magic 13 Brewing, Little Haiti
Don’t overlook the magic of this local taproom and garden. With its warm lighting and art-filled walls, Magic 13 keeps the vibes laid back in order to bring the local community of listeners and artists together in a cozy environment. The beers are tasty and the music’s great — with a variety of rock, blues, acoustics and more.
Find it at 340 NE 61st St, Miami, FL 33137.
15. Sala’o Cuban Restaurant & Bar, Little Havana
For mojitio-fueled Havana nights, there’s no better spot in town than Sala’o on Calle Ocho. On most nights, live bands and performers bringing out the best of salsa, rumba, merengue and much more. There’s drink specials too, like $7 daiquiris and mojitos after 10 p.m. for ladies night on Wednesdays and a Thursday beer bucket promo for $30.
Find it at 1642 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135.
16. Saloni by Meraki, Downtown
The Athens-inspired wine bar tucked behind Meraki Greek Bistro brings in local and multicultural musicians and electrifying DJs on Wednesday and Friday nights. Arrive early and snag a seat to take advantage of the music, in addition to daily happy hour specials that run from 4 to 7 p.m. and ladies night from 6 to 7 p.m.
Find it at 140 SE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33131.
17. Thank You Miami, Little Havana
Every night within the art-filled walls of this cocina and beer house is different from the last. While you can enjoy comedy shows, karaoke and trivia nights throughout the week, Thursdays are for open mic talent and Saturdays for live bands. Catch all the action at around 8 p.m., and make sure to arrive earlier for their 6 to 8 happy hour!
Find it at 1701 W Flagler St #101, Miami, FL 33135.
18. A Fish Called Avalon, Miami Beach
Nestled on Ocean Drive, this iconic restaurant boasts live music by local musicians every night with a seafood-forward menu. Musical highlights include Salsason — authentic Cuban sounds, flamenco to pop with Tony Cruz, jazz with a hot swing rhythm by the French Horn Collective and swing and jazz-y classics by Neo Big Band.
Find it at 700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
19. Shā Wynwood
Another newcomer to the neighborhood, Shā Wynwood brings in a lot of great live music to its intimate space along an array of Italian flavors like diavola pizza and spaghetti carbonara. The drinks are too good to pass up, with a selection of delicious natural wines from small Italian vineyards to sip on in addition to cocktails.
Find it at 97 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127.
20. The Doral Yard
Head over to The Doral Yard’s backyard sessions for sounds from all over the world over dinner, featuring some of the city’s greatest talents. Every weekend, you’ll find sounds ranging from jazz to Latin funk and even pop-up performances like lovely flamenco dancers! Check out their full lineup here.
Find it at 8455 NW 53rd St Suite 106, Doral, FL 33166.
21. Oasis Wynwood
One of the hottest spots in Wynwood, The Oasis is home to all kinds of live music performances including ones by Charli XCX, Tiësto, Kaytranada, Rauw Alejandro and more. Plus its eclectic options for food and drinks make it the perfect spot to grab a bite with friends and party all night long!
Find it at 2335 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127.