Ball & Chain
Ball & Chain is a historic and world famous live music venue located at 1513 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 in the center of Little Havana. The retro jazz bar on Calle Ocho was reopened in September 2014 as a live music venue with an authentic Cuban flare and meticulously redecorated in iconic 1950s Miami style by new ownership Ben Bush, Zack Bush and Bill Fuller. Before the area became a harbor for Cuban refugees, the bar “On the Trail” (Tamiami Trail) from the mid-1930s to late 1950s was a popular late-night stomping ground for many of the world’s most famous jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, and Chet Baker. The revived entertainment venue has reclaimed its reputation as a power player in Miami’s nightlife scene with a 3,000 square-foot interior and a 3,500 square-foot patio both outfitted for live music. The music scene at Ball & Chain infuses contemporary sounds with old school jazz and salsa. The venue features live music daily. The iconic bar features a full top shelf and premium liquor bar, signature specialty craft cocktails as well as a Cuban inspired tapas menu. Ball & Chain is open from 11am to 12AM from Monday through Wednesday, 11AM to 3AM Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 11AM to 1AM on Sunday’s. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday starting at 4PM to 7PM featuring two for one specialty cocktails daily.