Miami’s Live Music Guide

The restaurants & bars that will have you dancing at the table

Sep
30
2021
BY DIANA RODRIGUEZ

These restaurants & bars featuring live music have been hand-selected by The Hungry Post and are presented by:

 

Some nights deserve a little more than the usual tiki tiki music. For that reason, we selected eight restaurants and bars across Miami offering live music several nights throughout the week. Whether your mom is asking because she wants to grove to Prince or the millennials at the office are missing hits from 90’s and 00’s. Grab a table at any of these spots for a remix to the soundtrack of your evening.

1. CANTINA LA VEINTE


Cuisine: Mexican
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 495 Brickell Ave
Book your table: HERE

Ever been serenaded by ten men? Cantina La 20 keeps you on your toes as their mariachi band makes its rounds around the restaurant. You will catch feelings here—of Brickell living under the sparkly lights. Behind all the glam you can still enjoy a chic menu of Mexican dishes like the Tacos Gobernador. These are filled with shrimp, Mexican cheese blend and served with spicy chile de arbol in a soft handmade flour tortilla. Pair these with a Jalisco Old Fashioned prepared with Don Julio Reposado.

2. MAMEY


Cuisine: Island-minded
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 1350 S Dixie Hwy
Book your table: HERE

Mamey on 3rd is a tropical getaway burrowed in Coral Gables. Here you can sip vibrant cocktails from their daily happy hour menu, and share farm-fresh bites curated by Executive Chef Niven Patel. Go up to the third floor of the THesis Hotel to order drinks and catch live music Thursday through Sunday. We recommend the Ketel One Vodka Lychee Blossom cocktail with wildflower, honey, and lemon. Check out their events calendar online or just show up Thursday from 6 PM-9 PM, Friday from 6 PM-10 PM, Saturday from 5 PM-10 PM and Sunday from 4 PM-7 PM for live tunes.

 

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3. NEME GASTRO BAR


Cuisine: New American
Neighborhood: Coral Way
Address: 1252 SW 22nd St
Book your table: HERE

Every night is jazz night at Neme Gastro Bar in Coral Gables. And in the pursuit of a good time, there are sure to be drinks and food involved. Neme stocks a full bar and sets the mood with dim lighting. Some tables are close to the stage, so arrive early if you want a good look at the entertainment. Then keep it simple with a Classic Cosmopolitan made with Ketel One Citron, a splash of cranberry juice, and a lemon twist. Their daily happy hour starts at 4 PM and goes to 8 PM.

4. CERVECERIA LA TROPICAL


Cuisine: Caribbean
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 42 NE 25th St
Book your table: HERE

Cerveceria La Tropical is pouring craft brews in Wynwood. Their open space concept promotes social distancing. And views into their brew room give you a preview of where the magic happens. A nice cold beer needs something to munch on like menu favorites from Cuban Sandwich Empanadas, Pan con Churrasco, and Breadfruit Fish Tacos. Drink options can double up as ice breakers if you’re shy: Pero Like Passion Beer Cocktail with Ketel One Vodka, or Shots Fired Boilermaker Bulleit. Bring the old gang together and enjoy a mix of bands featuring sounds from the Caribbean Fridays and Saturdays 10 PM-1 AM; Sunday 5 PM-8 PM. The full lineup is posted on Instagram every week.

5. CAFE LA TROVA


Cuisine: Cuban
Neighborhood: Calle Ocho
Address: 971 SW 8th St
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Café La Trova feels like home. In one room, it’s 1984 and mom is dancing to Prince’s entire Purple Rain album. Across the hall, grandma is falling off her seat to the live Cuban music. And it starts playing every night at 7 PM. There is fun to be had and cocktails to be sipped. If you are here for the ’80s 305 Bar (Friday and Saturday at midnight), then you are likely to enjoy small bites at the bar along with a thoughtfully prepared cocktail. The Croquetas de Jamon are a given, and the Mezcal marinated fried calamari are easy to share. Bring your best dancing shoes!

6. TOBACCO ROAD BY KUSH


Cuisine: American
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 69 SW 7th St

If you live in Miami, you already have a lot in common with “the new” Tobacco Road—50% pop up, 50% homage. Tobacco Road by Kush Hospitality Group takes residence at the corner of South Miami Avenue and 8th Street. As soon as you walk inside, you’ll bump into the large, curved bar to your right (and that’s what we came for). In addition to the reminiscing going on, they also offer live music every Sunday to Wednesday. The lineup goes on late and includes Blues Sunday-Monday, Rock on Tuesday, and Rockabilly on Wednesday. Memories bring back memories, so make them count.

7. ROOT & BONE


Cuisine: Southern
Neighborhood: South Miami
Address: 5958 S Dixie Hwy
Book your table: HERE

Root & Bone embrace your deepest cravings for a little comfort on the plate. Specialty cocktails also make the cut as Miami nights have yet to cool down. Also on the menu, you can’t miss the Sticky Pork Belly Bacon and Grandma Daisy’s Angel Biscuits. Don’t stress, these babies can be found on their brunch and dinner menus pairing nicely with live progressive jazz, soulful acoustic covers, and more. For details on live music nights at Root & Bone, visit the events calendar on their website.

8. OASIS


Cuisine: International
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 2335 N Miami Ave

Oasis is a casual open-air venue with plenty of space, lounges seating, various food vendors, and a full stage. You may just run into your eighth-grade crush here, or maybe Ja Rule. Anything is possible with live bands performing every Friday and Saturday. On Sunday it’s all about slowing things down with some Reggae. Must try New York City eateries that made their way south include Alidoro as well as local favorites such as Mr. Mandolin. You’ll need a drink in your hand, so head over to the colorful Tower Bar at Oasis to freshen up.

 

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