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The Ball & Chain opened in 1935 on the Trail, now known as Calle Ocho. Over the next two decades legendary artists of the day graced our stage, including Billie Holiday, Count Basie, and Chet Baker. The legacy of the Ball & Chain continues in...more
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I visited the Ball & Chain twice in one day - once during the lunch rush and again that same evening. It shouldn't have shocked me as much as it did as to how this place is very much geared towards entertaining the tourists more...More
Make sure you get in during happy hour, 4-7pm
You still have live music, staff still has patience so will be nicer to you, seating is easier.
Later in the evening you can forget these things though.
Decoration is pretty good too
We were so excited to visit this place but was very disappointed .... came @ noon on mon .. music , food & drinks ok
Maybe if one visits w large group on a weekend in the evening it would be a lot more fun...More
This bar is in the center of Little Havana. It is large with a nice area in the back for outdoor seating and listening to live music. The service was OK but the drinks were really expensive. Also note that the music is very loud.
So glad we made the time to see Little Havana, and appreciative that our Cabbie recommended Ball and Chain. My husband enjoyed the Havana Lager and I enjoyed a Mojito, perhaps the best Mojito I've ever had.
We enjoyed free music while sitting in a...More
Wife and I were being tourists. The Ball and Chain was highly recommended and we were not disappointed. We had taken the hop on - hop off bus and the stop is near by. We arrived at 4pm and ordered drinks and food from the...More
Response from capitalfoodie518 | Reviewed this property |
I was there at night, while a jazz band was performing. I didn't see any very young children there, but there were a few families with kids who looked like they might be teenagers. The best thing to do is to call ahead.