I'm a sucker for something original. If there's any place anything like this anywhere in Miami, I wouldn't know it.
When I first came to Lagniappe, the moment I stepped into the backyard I was blown away. I felt like I had been transported back to New Orleans, where my mardi gras companions and I stumbled upon this amazing jazz bar that we loved so much we went twice over that weekend. I believe Lagniappe has a live Jazz band playing Thursday through Saturday (maybe Wednesdays and Sundays too?) and they're great.
Even though the Jazz is almost enough to keep me coming back for more, this concept really succeeds on all fronts. At Lagniappe you step up the counter inside and order your beer/wine/food at the counter. They have a pretty nice selection of reasonably priced wines, lots of meats and cheeses, and a few entree items that are cooked on the BBQ out back. Then you go out into the backyard to sit at one of many kitschy mismatched tables. I say backyard because that's exactly what it feels like. A big unpaved lot with strung up christmas lights, a small stage, and a man helming the barbecue. It looks like the kind of party you'd have at home, if you could ever be so cool a host.
The BFF who I was with summed it up perfectly. She said "it feels like just hanging out having drinks at our house...except much better."
Expect to feel really comfortable - and enjoy great food, music, and drinks without breaking the bank.
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