Miami Travel Guide

Miami Nightlife

Ball & Chain

  • 1513 S.W. 8th St. Map It
  • Little Havana
  • Music Clubs
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Established in 1935 and steeped in legends of gambling, Prohibition protests, the rise of budding entertainers Billie Holiday, Count Basie, and Chet Baker, and the development of Cuban-centric Calle Ocho, this storied nightlife spot has now been renovated and reestablished under its original name. The high-vaulted ceilings, floral wallpaper, black-and-white photos, and palm-fringed outdoor lounge nod to its torrid history and the glamour of Old Havana. Live music flows freely, as do the Latin-inspired libations and tapas of traditional Cuban favorites for an experience equally cultural as it is enjoyable. Reserved seating is available for a reasonable minimum.

Entertainment Information


1513 S.W. 8th St., Miami, Florida, 33135, USA

Map It



Published 07/06/2017


Book A Trip



  • CARS