Ball & Chain

Ball & Chain, Miami: Hours, Address, Ball & Chain Reviews: 4/5

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12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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 September 2014 as the doors reopened in Little Havana once more.
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V Riccasola
Lexington, SC1 contribution
Couples
So fun! Live music, great drinks... A little pricey but happy hour is two for one! The bar staff was very friendly and the place just had a super fun vibe! If you go to Little Havana, definitely stop here!
Written 30 July 2022
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HappyKangaroo
15 contributions
Couples
Super fun place! There wasn’t a cover fee and the live entertainment was great! The DJ could have done a better job with song transitions, but we still had a great time.
Written 10 July 2022
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Connie R
Iowa193 contributions
Couples
My adult daughter took her dad and me to Miami’s Little Havana one recent week night during our visit from Iowa. We stopped at Ball & Chain during their happy hour and had a great time! The drinks were very tasty, not what we usually get back home. We ordered mahi tacos, veggie quesadillas, and queso frito (with guava rum sauce!). Everything was great! The live music, while a bit loud for us, was very enjoyable and the gal dancing at the door was awesome! 💃
Written 4 July 2022
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Alexandra R
London, UK129 contributions
Went there on a Thursday and the salsa/ latin pop was excellent. Great dancers. It shuts at 1am I think so best to get there early (for Miami standards!). We drove past it on Wednesday evening and it was empty/ closed. But Thursday was so fun.
Written 6 June 2022
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Kris
3 contributions
Couples
Be ready for a crap-ton of fees and charges that they do Not tell you about before you purchase.
According to the receipt I was charged $1 to have my margarita on the rocks with salt. There is a band fee (6%) and they added an 18% tip for a party of two. I have to receive really poor service to tip below 20%, but I was denied to choose my own tip.
We were just looking for a couple drinks and to rest a few minutes before heading off to the next adventure on a Sunday afternoon. Not worth it!
Written 23 May 2022
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Gab
1 contribution
Couples
Seems like a nice place but got refused the entree because my boyfriend had a hat and we dosent speak spanish. Was not the first time on the street. Very disrespectful when the people in front of us did enter with the same clothes as us. Racisism in 2022.
Written 22 May 2022
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Andres C
Newington, CT343 contributions
Couples
I visited Ball & Chain about 5 years ago and had to go back with my wife because it left such a good impression the first time. 5 years later and it’s still a great spot to listen to some live music, have a drink, and enjoy some food.

It’s located right in the Little Havana area so you’ll get to experience Calle Ocho as well. They weren’t able to satisfy our requests for a reservation, but we sat at the bar and we’re still able to enjoy ourselves. The band did a great job with their renditions of popular and lesser known salsa songs.

We shared congris fritters, pork fat and chicharrones, and white rice with beans. Everything was absolutely delicious. The drinks were made well!

I highly recommend stopping in. Arrive early for the live band on Friday and stay for the dancing once the DJ starts up.
Written 16 May 2022
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Juan
6 contributions
Family
Great atmosphere, drink and music. Full of cultural and authenticity. Great for family, romantic night out or just a fun night out.
Written 30 April 2022
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Robert A
Stuart, FL47 contributions
Couples
2 Years since my last Visit , post Covid ,well folks , it’s Open Again after a short closing , still the best Pit stop in little Havana for a delicious Mojito , made with mint and Sugar Cane, Rum and club soda , live music , a great Miamii tradition!!!
Written 12 April 2022
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packerfan71
Atlanta, GA57 contributions
This music venue in Little Havana lives up to its reputation. The live salsa music is amazing, the food is delicious and the mojitos are excellent. Very friendly staff and excellent customer service. We walked to Little Havana from the business district at night and felt extremely safe. There is so much culture in Little Havana and Ball and Chain is a wonderful place to experience authentic Cuban music.
Written 8 March 2022
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Ball & Chain is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Mon - Tue 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Wed - Wed 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
  • Thu - Thu 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Fri - Fri 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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