Miami’s music scene is filled with sounds that are enhanced by Miami’s soft and sultry subtropical climate. From Reggae to Afro-Cuban to Jazz, here are some of the best places to get funky in Miami.
Located on Miami Beach, Jazid has a great variety of live music all week long. There’s reggae on Friday and Sunday nights, jazz on Tuesdays, and international Thursdays with music from Brazil, Argentina and more.
Drink specials are offered every night of the week like $1 draft beer on Thursdays, $4 kamikazes on Mondays and 2 for 1 shots on Tuesdays.
1342 Washington Avenue
+1 (305) 673-9372
This punk rock English Pub cum dive bar is an unlikely place to find the cool sounds of jazz. But unlikely or not, every Monday night is Jazz Night and Theatre de Underground at Churchill’s Pub.
Miami Jazz Jam as well as other great jazz musicians and bands take over Churchill’s stage and fill the bar with sounds that range from funky to smooth to improvizational.
Open mic night is held on the patio and is hosted by Theatre de Underground, an improve troupe that promise “an Improvisational Unpredictable Psychedelic Experience.” They are known to continue their show in the parking lot after Churchill’s has closed for the night, for some after hour fun.
5501 NE 2nd Ave
+1 (315) 757-1807
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art has free jazz concerts the last Friday of the month, rain or shine. The museum is also open on Friday nights form 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm by donation. Shows start at 8:00 pm.
Van Dyke Cafe
Van Dyke Cafe is a popular Miami Beach restaurant and live music venue. They have all kinds of music here from Afro-Cuban, jazz, ambient, world music, blues, acoustic and Pink Floyd and Steely Dan tribute bands.
It can get pretty crowded on Saturday nights so prepare for the crowds or check out their music on a less busy night.
Van Dyke Cafe has outdoor seating right on Lincoln Road and is a great place to have a drink and people watch.
846 Lincoln Rd
+1 (305) 534- 3600
Hoy Como Ayer
Hoy Como Ayer is one of the funkiest clubs in Little Havana. The live music is always hot with Cuban, Latin fusion, funky beats and more.
One of the best shows around is at Hoy Como Ayer – The Spam All Stars. They combine Hip hop, Latin, funk, and electronic to create their own unique funkadelic sound. They play most Thursday nights at Hoy Como Ayer.
2212 SW Eighth St.
+1 (305) 541-2631