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Your Guide to the Best Spots for Live Music around Miami


Miami Unplugged: 7 Local Bars with Must-See Music Sessions

By Nicole Schubert | March 2, 2018 | Lifestyle

It’s no secret that Miami lends homage to a star-studded, world-renowned music scene. Between Miami Music Week, Winter Music Conference, and some of the largest nightclubs along the beach, Miami is the epicenter for all things music. But with local mom and pop bars emerging throughout area, there’s a new music scene to pay attention to. From subterranean spots to luxe locales, these are the seven bars hosting music programs with local neighborhood musicians. Read on to get the scoop:

VEZA SUR Unplugged at VEZA SUR Brewing Co.


Nestled amongst groovy street art and chic galleries in Wynwood sits VEZA SUR Brewing Co.—a boutique brewery with Latin American roots. On the second Wednesday of every month, VEZA SUR is offering a free acoustic concert series, open to the public. Watch as the rising talents of Miami’s music scene take the stage from 8-10 p.m., while you sip on signature brews on nosh on lite bites from the locale’s on-site food truck. 55 NW 25th St., 786-362-6300

Live Music at Lagniappe House

Is music on your mind? Then head to Lagniappe House—located in the swanky Design District—for live music every night at 9 p.m. A vibrant, retro-inspired wine parlor, this neighborhood charm will have music ringing in your ears as you nosh over small bites and magenta aperitifs. Delivering soft sounds of everything from jazz to funky pop radio jingles, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s musical palate. 3425 NE 2nd Ave., 305-576-0108

Pineapples & Pizza at The Matador Room


Perfect for pizza-lovers, The Matador Room at The Miami Beach EDITION hosts a pineapples and pizza event every third Thursday from 9-11 p.m. that can’t be missed. Hosting live entertainment, listeners can tune in to their favorite bands such as Patrick and the Swayzees while gulping down the spot’s coveted pineapple cocktail paired with a specialty-themed pie. 2901 Collins Ave., 786-257-4500

Weekend Dancing & Cocktails at Ball and Chain

Lending homage to a colorful history and fascinating culture, Ball and Chain will keep you on your toes with a Latin music scene that has more than just Magic City flavor. Once housing jazz legends such as Billie Holiday, this Miami hotspot will transport you back in time with one twirl on the dance floor. 1513 SW 8th St., 305-643-7820

Weekly Music Programming at 1-800 Lucky


Throw your dancing shoes on and party the night away at 1-800 Lucky. Home to LUCKY Records—Wynwood's first ever record store with more than 2000 disks in stock—this retro east meets west Asian food hall is serving up live performances for diners on a weekly basis. Complete with seven food vendors, including an omakase food truck on wheels and a soulful ramen shop, music junkies can munch on a bowl of steamy shrimp dumplings while shopping for vintage signed vinyl and jiving to 90's hits. 143 NW 23rd St., 305-768-9826

Murk Monday's at COYO TACO

Hosting weekly underground house music, COYO TACO’s “Murk Monday’s” are changing the way we feel about this dreaded weekday. Presenting Magic City eaters with a taste of the Aztec Country, COYO TACO is bringing out the spice with their signature made-to-order guacamole and handcrafted tortillas topped with chicken, roasted pineapples, and onions. Towards the end of your night, be sure to check out the spot’s secret bar and lounge. 2300 NW 2nd Ave., 305-573-8228

Monthly Music at Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co.


Bringing together live music and craft cocktails, Sweet Liberty Drinks and Co. are strutting out musical numbers with mouthwatering libations more than once a month. With notable cover bands taking the stage, including the Stone Cash Players and America’s Got Talent alum Yoli Mayor, you'll be dancing along down to showstoppers until the wee hours. 237 20th St. B, 305-763-8217

Photography by: Photography via;;; courtesy of The Workshop (1-800 Lucky)