Where to Catch Live Music in Miami

As music lovers, there are very few things we enjoy more than live music. The opportunity to witness raw talent and passion for the art first hand? Count us in. Here are some of our favorite spots to catch live music in Miami:


Jass Kitchen

Indulge in family-style Turkish dining at Jass Kitchen in Buena Vista while enjoying live jazz music on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. This Mediterranean restaurant is beyond cozy and has a charming ambiance – complete with exposed brick – that’s perfect for a romantic night out or even some solo time. Chef Jasmine prepares dishes inspired by her hometown and personal family recipes. The menu is affordable and offers a wide selection of wines. Don’t miss out on the chance to listen to some incredible jazz music and enjoy a delectable meal at Jass Kitchen. Find out more here


Cafe la Trova

Cafe la Trova is a quintessential Cuban restaurant in the heart of Calle Ocho. Complete with old Cuba-inspired decor, the restaurant not only has live music, but it offers amazing cocktails  created in part by world-famous bartender Julio Cabrera and his team of cantineros. The kitchen is run by James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein. Let Cafe la Trova transport you to another time – through drinks, food, and music, experience Miami as it should be experienced. Find out more here 

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Formerly known as the Center for Subtropical Affairs with a main focus on botany and plants, Understory has reemerged as a full-on music and event venue. The jungle-like setting is the same, just as intriguing and inviting (and oh-so Instagrammable). Understory hosts jazz night every Thursday night and other live music events throughout the week. Be sure to check their Instagram, @Understorymia, for their most up-to-date event information. Find out more here


Sha Wynwood

At Shā Wynwood, guests can enjoy a fusion of New American cuisine with Asian influences. At night, the restaurant transforms into a playground with live music and DJs spinning the hits. A combination of restaurant-meets-lounge creates the perfect atmosphere for guests to dine and dance until the early morning. Whether you arrive late at night or indulge in Sunday brunch, this spot is definitely worth a visit. Find out more here

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La Tropical

It all began in Havana with Cervecería La Tropical, the biggest and most beloved brewery in Cuba for over seven decades. By 1958, it accounted for more than 60% of all beer production in the country. After the Cuban Revolution, the founding families fled to Miami. In 1998, a plan was hatched to revive Cervecería La Tropical. Today, this family-friendly establishment has become a popular spot to grab a drink and enjoy live music. Catch a band or live act perform on their outdoor stage while you sip a nice, cold beer. Find out more here


Doral Yard

It’s no wonder that The Doral Yard is a beloved destination for music lovers. Located in the heart of Downtown Doral, this vibrant hotspot is renowned for its lively atmosphere, tasty dishes, and fantastic live music. The Doral Yard is home to a slew of delectable food options. The space was created with the intent to support local food vendors, promote culture, and be a gathering place for the community. Guests can take in some live music acts throughout the week and on weekends. Visit their website for a list of upcoming events. Find out more here

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This Miami favorite has become a cultural hub for guests looking to enjoy a glass – or a few bottles – of wine accompanied by great live entertainment. Lagniappe is all about supporting local talent and lending their cozy, carpeted stage to bands every night starting at 9 p.m. If you’re lucky enough to get a spot on one of their indoor couches, you’ll have the best seat in the house. Otherwise, help yourself to a selection of craft beers, cheese, and wine from their self-serve refrigerators. Head outside to find a spot among the lawn chairs and enjoy the ambiance and tunes. Find out more here


Oasis Wynwood 

Oasis Wynwood first opened its doors Spring 2021 and in less than two years it has become a must-visit spot to see live music. The space offers a ton of food and drink options amid an open-air courtyard. Their stage is set up right next to a collection of large, colorful metal crates. Pimped out shipping containers are kind of their decor vibes. Enjoy live performances on any given night and be sure to pack your dancing shoes. Find out more here

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Club Space

There are certain venues that become weaved into that fabric that is Miami and alter its history. Club Space is one such venue. The club first opened in 2000, at the height of the electronic music scene and quickly became an international destination for international DJs and live music acts. Every Miamian needs to go to Club Space at least once in their lifetime – with operating hours of 11 p.m. to 11 a.m., there are no excuses! Enjoy your night and if you’re lucky, you might just catch the sunrise on your way out. Find out more here


Adrienne Arsht Center

Located in the heart of Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center is not only one of the largest performing arts venues in the United States, but also a non-profit organization that prides itself in hosting over 300 events each year. From classical music to jazz, to Broadway productions, and even local theater performances, the Arsht Center offers a diverse range of programming. The venue also hosts outdoor concert series in their courtyard so guests can enjoy the Miami weather while taking in a great live set. Find out more here


Dante’s HiFi

Inspired by vinyl listening rooms in Japan, Dante’s HiFi is the first vinyl listening bar and venue in Miami. Designed for maximum comfort and music enthusiasts, Dante’s HiFi boasts state-of-the-art surround sound and an extensive collection of music, making it an ideal destination for those seeking an authentic and memorable night out. From the friendly staff to the talented DJs and guests, everyone at Dante’s is there to enjoy a good, genuine night. What could be better than that? Find out more here

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Hollywood ArtsPark 

The ArtsPark Amphitheater provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable experience. The best part? Admission is completely free. Always. Produced by The Rhythm Foundation in partnership with the City of Hollywood and the Hollywood CRA, Hollywood ArtsPark was created to engage the residents and people of Hollywood with some memorable family fun. From music to films to community events, Hollywood ArtsPark provides an all-around good time for everyone. Find out more here

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Miami Sound Bar

As vinyl sound bars continue to make a rise in the scene, Miami Sound Bar is the latest attraction for audiophiles. Located in Downtown Miami, the intimate venue is dimly lit – date night anyone? – and features walls full of vinyl records. On occasion there will be a guest DJ performing, and guests can always enjoy great music and sip on craft cocktails. Reservations are recommended since the space is very intimate. Find out more here


Miami Beach Bandshell 

This classic Miami outdoor venue is one-of-a-kind. It’s like a miniature amphitheater located in the North Beach neighborhood, just a few blocks from the sandy beaches. There’s programming all throughout the year – from local bands to international sensations, the options are endless. The venue is managed by the non-profit Rhythm Foundation and hosts over 100 events each season. Its signature white canopy, large stage, and central location make it a Miami icon. Find out more here

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Tobacco Road 

Although the legendary Tobacco Road closed its doors in 2014, the folks behind Kush Hospitality are honoring the memory of the OG establishment with their own version. Located in Brickell, Tobacco Road is just as dive-y and inviting as the original, complete with a small stage towards the back of the restaurant for live acts. Enjoy some live music or just go for the food and good vibes. Find out more here



Located in Miami Beach, this Italian restaurant hosts live performances nearly every Friday as part of their Morini After Dark series. Local favorites like Yoli Mayor and Gaiya are frequent performers, and the weekly series aims to curate a selection of global sounds. Guests can enjoy late night bites while sitting intimately around a small performance stage. It’s a truly magical experience to be so close to the performers. Guaranteed goosebumps. Find out more here



Another local favorite that was instrumental in creating the Miami nightlife scene we know today is Gramps bar in Wynwood. They might be known for their amazing cocktails and oh-so-cool vibes, but they also host incredible live acts. There’s an open-air stage in their outdoor patio, as well as a smaller stage in their backroom. Local and national acts have graced the stage at Gramps. The bar is always cooking up something fun and entertaining. Be sure to check out their website for upcoming events or just pop in for a drink and good conversation – with friends new and old. Find out more here

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The Citadel 

This venue has it all – literally. There’s a food hall featuring delicious local vendors; there’s a bar on the main floor and a not-so-secret one on the second floor; there’s an art gallery, stores, and even a rooftop bar and dining area. And to top it off, the Citadel also hosts live music acts and DJ performances. Located in Little Haiti, it makes it the perfect spot to hop into and do it all. Dine, drink, and enjoy some live tunes. Find out more here

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The Anderson 

Part neighborhood bar, part mezcal garden, part restaurant, and part music venue, The Anderson in Upper East Side is the perfect spot. There’s food and drinks outside, and once you enter through its mirror entryway, there’s a dark bar complete with red leather couches with vintage-inspired decor. There’s always a new and vibey act jumping on the stage at The Anderson. Be sure to check their website for their list of upcoming performances. Find out more here


Ball & Chain 

In the heart of Little Havana is an old bar/restaurant/club that is beloved by locals and tourists alike. Beyond the doors at Ball & Chain and into their back patio is a large pineapple stage. Yes, you read that right, a stage that looks like a pineapple and it’s magnificent. The venue also hosts live performances inside their restaurant space. There’s plenty of space to get up and dance. Be prepared to shake your hips and twirl like it’s 1959 in La Habana. Find out more here

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Bougainvillea’s Old Florida Tavern

Affectionately referred to by locals plainly as Bougie’s, this South Miami bar is a neighborhood staple. There’s an indoor and outdoor space, both with a bar (very important). Indoors, there’s a small stage that welcomes not only professional live acts, but there’s the occasional karaoke night where you can pretend to be a singer. It’s a classic dive bar complete with dollar bills stapled on the ceiling. You’ll never know what – or who – you’ll find at Bougie’s, but whatever you do find will be memorable. Find out more here


The Corner

Aptly named as this local bar is located, well, on the corner. It’s one of the few bars in Miami that is open late – like very late – and serves all sorts of clientele. It’s a speakeasy-esq and is heavily inspired by New Orleans and its Bourbon Street bars. The Corner features great cocktails and some bites, and every Tuesday night without fail is Jazz Night starting at 10 p.m. You can always start or end your night at The Corner for a good time. Find out more here

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The Gibson Room

Formerly The Mighty, The Gibson Room was renamed and renovated by chef Michael Beltran and turned into a new music venue complete with a new menu. The space is very lounge-y, with dark walls and old-timey light fixtures hanging on the walls, the space is cozy and warm. The Gibson Room offers live music programming five days a week, including jazz, blues, and some classic piano tunes. Extra bonus, this venue was recently added to Michelin’s Florida Guide this year. Find out more here

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Cover photo: Lagniappe by Time Out