Ball & Chain
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
About
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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  • Hawaii Bellydancer Malia Delapenia
    Honolulu, Hawaii50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cuban music with besties
    We left South Beach just for this nightife experience recommended by a local bartender. Lively and great live cuban band, attentive service (I highly suggest the Mojitos!), delicious authentic Cuban cuisine. I believe they feature live music 12-8pm daily, and I'm sooo for it!!! We did not find any other spot with this type of offering. Dance, drinks and just an all around great time!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 August 2023
  • aneil4lom
    Port of Spain, Trinidad682 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Slightly Pricey Historic Place for Cocktails and Food
    This places serves some well made rum cocktails, appetizers, and more. It is a bit expensive, but the food is mostly worth it. It also has a rich history, and some of it is displayed on the posters that line the walls.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 September 2023
  • david t
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cuban experience
    Called in for a drink and stayed for food. Out of this world. The mojitos were top class only outdone by the food. I had pork tacos and have never tasted anything as good! The wife had a tropical salad with shrimps and echoed my comments. To be fair I would have eaten it all again but I certainly wasn’t hungry. They do starters and desserts but we were in a rush to get back for the cruise. All the while serenaded by a live Cuban band. Class
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,087 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Authentic Cuban Music, Lively Atmosphere
    We were wandering through Little Havana and the live music enticed us to lingerover beers and to rest after a long walk. People were dancing. Great authentic Cuban music and a lively beer hall atmosphere.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 November 2023
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Lulu R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
What an amazing place, we where outside in the patio and the bartender who was serving his name is Darell that I can remember is the same as the singer, he made the most tasteful mojitos I ever had. I left a little tipsy :) definitely I will come back and also I do recommend the place.
Written 8 April 2024
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Sightsee50551779827
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
The Food and drinks were good the club was delightful .. That being said it was waaaaaay over priced .. We had a 7 dollar bottle of water and even though the menu said 15 it was 18 a piece for a cocktail that was mostly ice .. We only saw our waitress three times in three hours and the food and drinks came out a pretty slowly .. Also our bill I had to email as it was wrong and I didn’t notice until we left .. They quickly rectified it and I have to say it’s a fun great place just really a little overpriced..
Written 1 February 2024
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Marta
22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We paid 104$ for a vodka, a Jameson and 2 small Heinekens . What the hell . The waiter was shocking . He came over with an incorrect bill , took my card and charged it before I even could look at it . Then he came back with another incorrect bill and said he had fixed it a bill for 84$ . This is shocking service . We should see correctly a bill of what we pay for . How does 4 drinks cost 84$ ?? I have made a complaint to the Place and want to be reimbursed . This has ruined my experience of Miami . In Ireland we would never treat tourists like that . I don’t know why we pay an 18% service charge as the service is shocking !
Written 5 January 2024
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so_iordi
Leeds, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We had the best costumer service from our Italian waitress (Gianna, sorry to spelt it wrong)
She suggest us what to eat, making sure we could have an amazing lunch and take extra care in every small details.
Saluteee Pavia ❤️
Written 2 January 2024
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Benjamin L
Sioux Falls, SD31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
My wife was super excited to come here after reading reviews. I was super pumped upon arrival to try the shredded beef with rice and beans and fried plantains and it was amazing! Staff was polite and fast. Food was overall amazing. The live music was quite good albeit a bit loud for my little kiddos ears at 4:30pm.
Written 1 January 2024
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MARITE V
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
A guy tried to drug me at the bar. He came very close to me from behind, I turned around to see him and that’s when he spilled something on my drink. When I turned to the bar I saw he was still stirring my drink. He acted confused asking if this was actually my drink (like he grabbed the wrong one). So I took it with my hand and a woman (or should I say hero) came up tu us a the bar and told me she saw him pour something on my drink.
Thankfully just in time. The man left running. (African American young good looking and was taking girls to dance at the dance floor.).
While I waited for my Uber I noticed to man returned to the place.
Be careful everywhere ladies and specially here! This was a personal experience and could have gone sooo bad sooo quickly.
I’m a salsa lover and dancer. I was just there for the dancing.
I’m still unsure if the bar tender saw and why he didn’t warn me also but he was right there in front of us when everything happened.
Written 11 December 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,087 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were wandering through Little Havana and the live music enticed us to lingerover beers and to rest after a long walk. People were dancing. Great authentic Cuban music and a lively beer hall atmosphere.
Written 18 November 2023
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nhtandemgirl
United States11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The music was beyond amazing! The cocktails and food were amazing. And the ambiance just perfect Havana. The croquetas and mariquitas were a little different than my mom used to make (and I keep trying to replicate), but they were so good. The mojitos were our favorite, but the guava sangria was pretty special as well.
Written 8 November 2023
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david t
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Called in for a drink and stayed for food. Out of this world. The mojitos were top class only outdone by the food. I had pork tacos and have never tasted anything as good! The wife had a tropical salad with shrimps and echoed my comments. To be fair I would have eaten it all again but I certainly wasn’t hungry. They do starters and desserts but we were in a rush to get back for the cruise. All the while serenaded by a live Cuban band. Class
Written 6 November 2023
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aneil4lom
Port of Spain, Trinidad682 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This places serves some well made rum cocktails, appetizers, and more. It is a bit expensive, but the food is mostly worth it. It also has a rich history, and some of it is displayed on the posters that line the walls.
Written 1 October 2023
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