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Ball & Chain

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Ball & Chain

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1513 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-5218
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Tess R wrote a review Sep 2020
15 contributions
We were here as the last stop on our tour of Little Havana. The history of this place is pretty cool! And the mojitos and Cuban sandwich were out of this world. We had fun chatting with our group outside in the back patio area amid the tropical plants. I’d highly recommend especially if it’s your first time in Little Havana.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Alberto T wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia251 contributions86 helpful votes
Me and my partner were staying in South Beach, but having spent a lot of time in Miami in my younger days, I wanted to make sure my partner experienced Little Havana, and we ended up going to Ball & Chain. We arrived at around 9:30pm and had a few drinks in the front bar; the staff was very friendly. At around 11PM in the back where the concert stage is, a latin band with female lead singer started up and played some salsa, bachata, merengue and reggae tunes, some original, some classics (e.g. Celia Cruz). The only drawback is that there is limited seating which, I presume, has to be served ahead of time, so you have to open to standing up for as long as you want to listen. The crowd seemed a mix of locals and tourists, but all in all, we had a good time.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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capngeo wrote a review Mar 2020
Hampton, Virginia68 contributions29 helpful votes
Old school Havana style tavern in front with Jazz music. Cool salsa vibe in back with younger crowd.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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chickman4660 wrote a review Mar 2020
Phoenix, Arizona11 contributions4 helpful votes
A remarkable job was done in recreating the original atmosphere. Take time to note the leaf ceiling fans on a single pulley and the many articles and pictures of the business' history on the walls. If you are lucky enough to be here when they have live bands at night you are in for a real treat. During the day you can find live music up front where customers can loose their inhibitions and do some salsa dancing. A trunk box full of hand instruments are available if you feel like joining in and adding a bit of your own beat to the music. A Cuban Mojito helps with that! This venue has a great atmosphere, delicious food and drinks and a wealth of history. Make sure you stop by and enjoy for at least a minimum of an hour or two.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Susan N wrote a review Feb 2020
Inman, South Carolina519 contributions104 helpful votes
Great Cuban Cuban vibe with live music but bar staff was snobbish and not friendly. Their “happy hour” drinks were BOGO but $17. Just know what you’re getting into.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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