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“Good music and great ambiance” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hoy Como Ayer

Hoy Como Ayer
2212 SW 8th St, Miami, FL (Little Havana)
305 541 2631
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Ranked #16 of 118 Nightlife in Miami
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Montreal, Canada
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“Good music and great ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

In my recent trip I had the chance to visit this place, today legendary, in Miami.
Hoy como Ayer is a very intimate place in Miami, with a great ambiance, always with great music, most of the time nostalgic music from Cuba, and also with live shows, they serve food, drinks and prices are very convenient, if you want to enjoy good music, and good food, Hoy como Ayer is the place to be.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Raul C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

BY FAR >> One of the best weekly events in Miami > Going strong for 10 years

This band is what Miami is ALL about.
A mix between FUNK/LATIN/AFRO/BASS with DJ le spam laying down the beats and a complete band taking turns jamming... ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! I ALWAYS make it a point to bring my out of town music enthusiasts here! AND the Spam All-stars ALWAYS impress...

Drinks are little on the high end>> BUT the music is well worth it! Band starts about midnight and there is a 10$ish cover... Rumba intro with percussion and chants showcasing Miami's Hispanic Afro-roots . . .


Visited July 2013
3 Thank missmedley
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“Over prized”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2009

I was a local every weekend. We use to go with all of our family members until we realized that the tb was coming for more than what we had consumed. The owners kow that this is happening, but they really don't care. We stopped going a year ago. Sorry Fabio and Eduardo you guys have to solve this situation.

8 Thank oliMiami
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“Calle ocho with South Beach Prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2008

I am a Miami Native and thought I knew a thing or two about local hangouts. Local hangouts are sopposed to be a place where we can go and enjoy ourselves without being robbed with ridiculous drink prices. I'm not saying this place was terrible i'm just saying that after a 200.00 bar tab for 2 people i will never go back again ! 2 shots cost 25 $ !! Not only that but there's a cover at the door ! And this is sleepy little Havana we are talking about, Not South Beach. The only reason I stayed was to watch Spam Allstars and it was my boyfriends birthday. I guess next year we will be doing it some place else.

7 Thank deemayah
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“Very disappointing experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2008

I just returned from a long weekend in Miami. Since I'm a salsa dancer and my brother and I love latin music, we planned a special evening at this club in Little Havana and this ended up being the disappointment of our entire trip and here is why:

Hoy Como Ayer is overpriced ($30 cover plus minimum of $20 bar tab per person). There is absolutely no floor space available for dancing. It is packed with tables full of people. Don't go there thinking that you are going to salsa dance.

We called earlier in the day and made reservations. The man that we talked to said that the order of reservations affected how good our seats were. Well, we were about half way down on the reservation list (I saw my name on it), yet they seated us against the very back wall! Clearly people who reserved after us got better seats. We couldn't have been farther from the stage and still been inside the building.

Since we had been out for dinner and drinks before we got there, we didn't order drinks immediately. The waitress immediately got defensive and told us that our bar tab had to be a minimum of $20 per person. We ordered one "watered down" mojito, one Coke and two bottles of water and our tab magically came to $39! Highway robbery! The same bottle of water costs me about 35 cents at Costco!

I'm white, but I embrace hispanic cultures. I speak spanish fairly well and have traveled to several Latin American countries. In all my travels, I've never felt as unwelcome as I did at Hoy Como Ayer. It was clear that the few gringos in the place weren't really welcome.

One other incident to mention: the club is supposedly non-smoking and I confirmed this before making the reservation as I have asthma and was suffering from a sinus infection at the time. People started smoking at a table near us and I pointed this out to our waitress. She reluctantly told them to go outside to smoke. When they came back inside, they took the table directly in front of us and proceeded to light up again and again. When I asked the waitress to ask them to stop she just shrugged her shoulders like she couldn't do anything about it.

The music was good but the attitude of the staff and "hidden costs" really took away from our enjoyment of the place. I would never go back. Miami has too many other latin clubs to visit before being taken advantage of again at this place.

10 Thank ncsalsero
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