The Best of Miami, and the World

We're regularly featured in local, national, and international news and "Best Of Miami" lists. Our food, cocktails, dancing, and performances are the best in town, and we host celebrities, personalities, and some of the best bands and performers in the world. Visit us and see what all the excitement is about! For press inquiries and/or a media kit, please contact info@ballandchainmiami.com.
  • MIAMI NEW TIMES 07.16.18

    MIAMI NEW TIMES 07.16.18

    Our July 20th 2018 event celebrating 15 years of Palo! live is featured in Miami New Times “The Best Free ...
  • MIAMI.COM 07.09.18

    MIAMI.COM 07.09.18

    Ball & Chain is featured in Miami.com as a top place to party in Miami on Tuesdays at our La ...
  • LOOK (UK)

    LOOK (UK)

    Ball & Chain featured in “Welcome to Miami,” a feature travel story, in UK magazine Look, July 2018 issue.
  • WHERE TRAVELER

    WHERE TRAVELER

    WHERE Traveler (Miami Edition) featured Ball & Chain in their Fuide to Miami travel feature spotlighting Calle Ocho.
  • OCEAN DRIVE

    OCEAN DRIVE

    Ball & Chain’s Caja China Father’s Day Pig Roast event was featured on Ocen Drive’s online magazine guide to Father’s ...
  • TALKIES MAGAZINE

    TALKIES MAGAZINE

    Ball & Chain was featured in Netherlands magazine Talkies in an article about the author’s life in Miami. We’re not ...
  • THRILLIST MIAMI

    THRILLIST MIAMI

    Ball & Chain featured on Thrillist Miami’s “How to Have the Most Photogenic Weekend Miami can Offer” list, May 29, ...
  • TIMEOUT MIAMI

    TIMEOUT MIAMI

    “Most Stylish Bar” – We’ll take it. Ball & Chain is featured in TimeOut Miami’s Bar Awards, May 23, 2018 ...
  • JETLINE CRUISE

    JETLINE CRUISE

    Ball & Chain was featured in Jetline Cruise in an article about must-see spots in Miami. Read the full article ...
  • 2CHAINZ @ BALL & CHAIN

    2CHAINZ @ BALL & CHAIN

    Ball & Chain featured on Miami.com in a celebrity sighting feature mentioning rapper 2Chainz visit to the venue earlier this ...
  • TOP HAPPY HOUR SPOTS IN MIAMI

    TOP HAPPY HOUR SPOTS IN MIAMI

    Ball & Chain was featured on Marriot Traveler as a top local happy hour spot in Miami. View the original ...
  • BEST CUBAN FOOD IN MIAMI – SMARTER TRAVEL

    BEST CUBAN FOOD IN MIAMI – SMARTER TRAVEL

    Ball & Chain was featured in Smarter Traveller in an article about the best cuban restaurants in Miami View the ...
  • BEST BARS IN MIAMI – CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER

    BEST BARS IN MIAMI – CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER

     Ball & Chain featured in Condé Nast Traveller in a story on the best bars in Miami View the original ...
  • WORLD REDEYE

    WORLD REDEYE

    World Redeye covered the 6th Annual Battioke Celebration, this year with a karaoke theme, hosted by Heidi & Shane Battier, ...
  • HJEMMET NORWAY

    HJEMMET NORWAY

    Ball & Chain was included in a travel feature on South Miami Beach in Hjemmet, a weekly Norwegian family magazine. ...
  • WANDERLUST CHLOE

    WANDERLUST CHLOE

    Ball & Chain is featured as a favorite place to visit in Miami on popular UK travel blog, Wanderlust Chloe, ...
  • MAARIV

    MAARIV

    Ball & Chain is featured in Israeli newspaper Maariv’s December 4, 2017 issue in a Miami travel story.
  • DIE ZIET

    DIE ZIET

    Ball & Chain is featured in a travel piece on Miami in German Magazine Die Ziet’s December 2017 issue.
  • THRILLIST MIAMI 11/22/17

    THRILLIST MIAMI 11/22/17

    Ball & Chain’s Thanksgiving Eve Karaoke Bash was featured on THRILLIST Miami’s round up of holiday events. “Little Havana’s retro-Cuban ...
  • AMERICAN WAY MAGAZINE

    AMERICAN WAY MAGAZINE

    Ball & Chain is featured in a travel Article on Miami in American Way Magazine. “Whatever you do, don’t set ...
  • MAXIM MAGAZINE

    MAXIM MAGAZINE

    Ball & Chain is featured in Maxim Magazine November 2017 as a must see in Little Havana in an interview ...
  • THRILLIST MIAMI

    THRILLIST MIAMI

    Ball & Chain is featured on Thrillist Miami in “34 Actually Great Free Things to do in Miami” for our ...
  • MIAMI NEW TIMES

    MIAMI NEW TIMES

    Ball & Chain’s Pineapple Stage is featured as one of Miami’s Five Best Outdoor Music Venues in Miami New Times. ...
  • THIRSTY MAGAZINE

    THIRSTY MAGAZINE

    Ball & Chain’s new Piña Basil Margarita Cocktail is featured in Thirsty Magazine’s “Where to Celebrate National Mezcal Day in ...
  • THE GLOSS

    THE GLOSS

    Ball & Chain’s music and happy hour featured in The Gloss Magazine’s online version in a “Guide to Miami” story. ...
  • UPTOWN MAGAZINE

    UPTOWN MAGAZINE

    Ball & Chain is featured in UK’s Uptown Magazine’s October 2017 issue in a travel editorial focusing on Miami. “One ...
  • MIAMI NEW TIMES

    MIAMI NEW TIMES

    Ball & Chain has been nominated as one of Little Havana’s Best Restaurants in a feature in The Miami New ...
  • WORLD REDEYE

    WORLD REDEYE

    Ball & Chain featured in World Red Eye’s monthly newsletter with a recap of the Third Annual Music Festival. Ball ...
  • THIRSTY MAGAZINE

    THIRSTY MAGAZINE

    Ball & Chain’s newest craft cocktail, The Ruby Holiday, featured in THIRSTY Magazine as the “Drink of the Week”.   “A ...
  • SOUTH FLORIDA LUXURY GUIDE

    SOUTH FLORIDA LUXURY GUIDE

    Ball & Chain’s Latin Flair and Salsa Dancing featured in South Florida Luxury Guide’s September/October 2017 issue in the “Concierge ...
  • CARA MAGAZINE

    CARA MAGAZINE

    Ball & Chain and The Pepe Montes Trio in the September 2017 issue of CARA Magazine for “Miami Magic,” a ...
  • AVENTURA MAGAZINE

    AVENTURA MAGAZINE

    Aventura Magazine celebrates Ball & Chain’s 82nd Anniversary festivities with a feature in their September 2017 issue.  The 3rd Annual ...
  • PAGE SIX

    PAGE SIX

    A surprise performance by Chucho Valdes at Ball & Chain was featured in The New York Post in the PAGE ...
  • MIAMI.COM

    MIAMI.COM

    Cuban Jazz Legend Chucho Valdés stopped by Ball & Chain for a jam session, covered by Miami.com “Party people at ...
  • BRICKELL LIVING

    BRICKELL LIVING

    Ball & Chain’s Third Annual Music Festival (and 82nd Anniversary) featured in the August 21, 2017 issue of Brickell Living. ...
  • MIAMI HERALD

    MIAMI HERALD

    Ball & Chain’s live event with Tito Puente Jr. was featured in The Miami Herald in “The Ticket” section as ...
  • MIAMI NEW TIMES

    MIAMI NEW TIMES

    Ball & Chain Third Annual Music Festival is featured in the Miami New Times in a story with “The Best ...
  • MIAMI HERALD ONLINE

    MIAMI HERALD ONLINE

    Ball & Chain was featured in an online story in The Miami Herald mentioning the Bachelorette Hometown date. Bachelorette Rachel ...
  • MY SOUTH FLORIDA TODAY

    MY SOUTH FLORIDA TODAY

    Ball & Chain featured as the number one live music venue in Miami on My South Florida Today in a ...
  • MIAMI NEW TIMES

    MIAMI NEW TIMES

    Ball & Chain’s Pineapple Sundays featured as the Best Outdoor Concert Series by Miami New Times. “Living in any major ...
  • MIAMI NEW TIMES

    MIAMI NEW TIMES

    Ball & Chain featured in Miami New Times Best of Miami Readers choice 2017 – Best Mojito in Miami Our classic ...
  • CIGAR SNOB

    CIGAR SNOB

    Ball & Chain is featured in Cigar Snob Magazine’s June issue serving as the backdrop for the an on-site interview ...
  • SUPERCALL

    SUPERCALL

    Ball & Chain and co-owner Zach Bush are featured on Supercall.com in an in-depth article on Miami’s growing craft cocktail ...
  • PUNCH Miami

    PUNCH Miami

    Ball & Chain nightclub and its storied history is featured in an article in the May 2017 issue of PUNCH ...
  • MIAMI NEW TIMES

    MIAMI NEW TIMES

    Ball & Chain featured in Miami New Times “Ten Best Live Music Venues in Miami” article in April 2017. View ...
  • NEW YORK POST

    NEW YORK POST

    Ball & Chain featured on Page Six in The New York Post in print and online mentioning the co-stars of ...
  • THRILLIST TRAVEL

    THRILLIST TRAVEL

    Ball & Chain featured in Thrillist National’s online travel section story – “Best Places to Experience Cuban Life in Miami”. FULL ...
  • BRICKELL LIVING

    BRICKELL LIVING

    Ball & Chain featured in a story “Little Havana with Mr. Miami Marvin” in Brickell Living Magazine, highlighting our live ...
  • DAILY MAIL UK

    DAILY MAIL UK

    Singer Katie Waissel visited Ball & Chain on New Year’s Day & was highlighted on DailyMail.com (full article).
  • MIAMI NEW TIMES

    MIAMI NEW TIMES

    Ball & Chain featured in Miami New Times New Years Eve Guide 2017 print issue highlighting our live New Year’s ...
  • THE HUNT MIAMI

    THE HUNT MIAMI

    Ball & Chain featured as The Hunt Miami’s premiere edition “#1 Place to Visit in Little Havana, Florida.”
  • BELLE MAGAZINE

    BELLE MAGAZINE

    Ball & Chain featured in the December 2016 print issue of Belle Magazine’s “A Stylist’s Guide to Miami” travel feature.
  • MAXIM INDIA

    MAXIM INDIA

    Ball & Chain featured in Maxim India in “Own the Night” a feature on Miami night life event venues and ...
  • ELLE DECORATION SPAIN

    ELLE DECORATION SPAIN

    Ball & Chain featured in a ‘Miami Art” article in Elle Decoration España, December 2016 Issue.
  • SPIRITED MIAMI

    SPIRITED MIAMI

    Ball & Chain featured in “Our 2016 Top Spots for your Company Holiday Party in Miami!” on Spirited Miami. Full ...
  • DAILY MAIL UK

    DAILY MAIL UK

    Ball & Chain featured in a story on Fidel Castro’s death about the celebration in Little Havana, FL. View the ...
  • NEW YORK TIMES

    NEW YORK TIMES

    Ball & Chain featured in The New York Times in “36 Hours in Miami” article highlighting our salsa bands, Cuban ...
  • THRILLIST MIAMI

    THRILLIST MIAMI

    Ball & Chain featured on Thrillist Miami in a “Where to Drink in Miami Right Now” round-up story. Read the ...
  • MIAMI.COM

    MIAMI.COM

    Ball & Chain’s Halloween Event, The Monsters Ball, featured in Miami.com’s Halloween Parties in Miami that you cannot miss Guide. ...
  • CBS SPORTS

    CBS SPORTS

    Ball & Chain featured on CBS Sports online in an article about NASCAR driver Joey Logano and his salsa dancing ...
  • UNIVISION

    UNIVISION

    Ball & Chain Featured in a lifestyle segment on Univision hosted by Willam Valdez. Watch the feature online here>>
  • LUSH LIFE

    LUSH LIFE

    Ball & Chain and it’s cocktails and live music are featured in the September issue of Lush Life Magazine in ...
  • FLORIDA STATE HOMES

    FLORIDA STATE HOMES

    Ben Bush is interviewed about Ball & Chain Miami and Little Havana for Florida State Homes. Read the article here>>
  • MIAMI MAGAZINE

    MIAMI MAGAZINE

    2nd Annual Ball & Chain Music Festival featured on Miami Magazine Online. Photo Gallery available at www.modernluxury.com “Ball & Chain, ...
  • ZAGAT MIAMI

    ZAGAT MIAMI

    Ball & Chain featured on ZAGAT Miami in a “Must-Hit Spots for Dream Dining” piece highlighting our live music and ...
  • FLORIDA STATE HOMES

    FLORIDA STATE HOMES

    Ball & Chain co-owner Zach Bush interviewed on FloridaStateHomes.com (full article).
  • TIMEOUT MIAMI

    TIMEOUT MIAMI

    Ball & Chain is feature in Time Out Miami in the “Ultimate Birthday Guide” as a top celebration destination. For ...
  • NICK JONAS AT BALL & CHAIN

    NICK JONAS AT BALL & CHAIN

    A visit to Ball & Chain Miami by Nick Jonas featured in Celebrity Sightings in the Miami Herald. Click here ...
  • VIQUEINTHEMIXX.COM

    VIQUEINTHEMIXX.COM

    A full feature story on Ball & Chain’s history and new menu review on ViqueintheMixx.com “Drive down the iconic Calle ...
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER

    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER

    Ball & Chain featured in National Geographic Traveller April/May 2016
  • FLUFFY BREAKS EVEN

    FLUFFY BREAKS EVEN

    Ball & Chain was featured on “Fluffy Breaks Even” that aired on Fuse TV on May 12, 2016. View the ...
  • NEW YORK POST/ALEXA

    NEW YORK POST/ALEXA

    Ball & Chain’s mojito featured in the April 2016 “Mojito Roundup”
  • FRANCE 24

    FRANCE 24

    Ball & Chain Miami featured on French TV News program France 24 (B&C begins at 13:00). Click to view>>
  • MIAMI HERALD

    MIAMI HERALD

    Pittsburgh Steelers player Antonio Brown, who just spent $6.6 million on a home in Hollywood, Florida, was seen late Friday ...
  • NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

    NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

    Ball & Chain Miami was featured in an interview with Musician Luis Bofill on NBC News National in an interview ...
  • MIAMI.COM

    MIAMI.COM

    from Miami.com Like most everything in Miami, the swinging bar and live-music venue on Calle Ocho has a dubious past. ...
  • AVENTURA MAGAZINE

    AVENTURA MAGAZINE

    Ball & Chain's "Winter Wake-Up" cocktail featured in Aventura Magazine February 2016
  • COOKING LIGHT

    COOKING LIGHT

  • AVENTURA MAGAZINE

    AVENTURA MAGAZINE

    Photo Spread from the Ball & Chain 80th Three-Day Music Festival Anniversary Event featured in Aventura Magazine
  • SOUL OF MIAMI

    SOUL OF MIAMI

    Original listing on Soul of Miami Ball & Chain, the historic and world famous live music bar located at 1513 ...
  • ZAGAT

    ZAGAT

    Secrets of 10 Miami Restaurant and Bar Names original article at Zagat.com If you are a restaurateur, coming up with ...
  • PALM BEACH POST

    PALM BEACH POST

    original article on Palm Beach Post South Florida has one of the ‘best new bars in America’ Looking to spend New ...
  • HYPECRAZE.COM

    HYPECRAZE.COM

    It’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. Cut carbs? Get back to the gym? Quit soda? Yes, ...
  • THRILLIST

    THRILLIST

    If Epcot had a "Cuba World," the bar there would look exactly like Ball & Chain. Except this place is real.
  • PAGE SIX – JESSICA ALBA

    PAGE SIX – JESSICA ALBA

    Jessica Alba knows how to let loose in Miami. The actress and husband Cash Warren were spotted at the famed Ball & Chain nightclub on Friday.
  • TIMEOUT MIAMI

    TIMEOUT MIAMI

    This storied lounge in Little Havana was a mob-owned jazz haven throughout the 1930s and ’50s and was famous for booking monumental acts of the era—yep, even Billie Holiday.
  • SOUTHFLORIDA.COM

    SOUTHFLORIDA.COM

    The Little Havana hotspot threw a three-day music festival in honor of its 80th anniversary on Labor Day weekend. Ball ...
  • TIME MAGAZINE

    TIME MAGAZINE

    Time Magazine – These Are America’s Best Music Scenes Miami – The Florida city has two famously distinctive musical personalities—and ...
  • Miami.com

    Miami.com

    Ball & Chain kicks off new album series Since its opening in 1935, Ball & Chain has hosted jazz legends like Billie ...
  • OCEAN DRIVE

    OCEAN DRIVE

    Ball & Chain – This Calle Ocho Club is the most vibrant spot for jazz, and also slings period-perfect cocktails.  In ...
  • TIMEOUT MIAMI

    TIMEOUT MIAMI

    Today’s Ball & Chain is a recreation of a 1930s hotspot that once occupied the same space and welcomed jazz ...
  • BIZBASH

    BIZBASH

    Ball & Chain has a long history in Little Havana’s famed Calle Ocho. It originally opened in the 1930s and ...
  • MIAMI.COM

    MIAMI.COM

    HowToMiami—Mojito Criollo at Ball & Chain Mixologist Julio Cabrera may be Miami’s most decorated bartender, having recently won the United States Bartenders’ ...
  • FOX NEWS

    FOX NEWS

    From its opening in 1931 until it closed in 1957, Ball & Chain had a long history in Little Havana...
  • OCEAN DRIVE

    OCEAN DRIVE

    Guide to the 7-day weekend Saturday night…Ball & Chain takes Calle Ocho by storm with a Cuban themed soirée every Saturday ...
  • THE TODAY SHOW

    THE TODAY SHOW

    How to see Miami’s hottest spots on a budget The World Famous Ball & Chain Miami featured on NBC’s The ...
  • RANDO MIAMI

    RANDO MIAMI

    1 of 7 best new bars in Miami The building where Ball & Chain is was actually constructed back in the ...
  • OCEAN DRIVE

    OCEAN DRIVE

    Ladies Night & Karaoke Nights at Ball & Chain Wednesday nights are sizzling up at Little Havana hotspot, Ball & ...
  • OCEAN DRIVE

    OCEAN DRIVE

    Ball & Chain hopes to help Calle Ocho make a comeback …and Blackbird Ordinary keeps Brickell hip, and the art ...
  • MEN’S JOURNAL

    MEN’S JOURNAL

    When Cuba native Julio Cabrera started at the Regent in the last days of 2012, he was determined to create something Miami was lacking: a classic cocktail bar...
  • LUXURY TRAVEL

    LUXURY TRAVEL

    The retro jazz bar on Calle Ocho has just been reborn as a live music venue with an authentic Cuban flare and meticulously redecorated in iconic 1950s Miami style by new ownership
  • SOCIAL MIAMI

    SOCIAL MIAMI

    New Year’s Eve rock legends tribute show at the Ball & Chain Ball & Chain, Little Havana’s historic and world-famous ...
  • SOUTH FLORIDA NIGHTS

    SOUTH FLORIDA NIGHTS

    Divorce Party at Ball & Chain Divorce Coach Debbie Martinez invites singles to celebrate new beginnings and toast an ex ‘goodbye’ ...
  • RACKED MIAMI

    RACKED MIAMI

    A Divorce Party, Free Blowouts, and a Handbag Designer LITTLE HAVANA— Another Divorce Party is on the horizon! If you remember ...
  • NBC 6

    NBC 6

    Ball and Chain Miami Stays True to its Roots Roxanne Vargas takes us inside Ball & Chain Miami as they ...
  • MIAMI 411

    MIAMI 411

    Home to premier entertainment in the magic city The Ball & Chain is a live music venue in Miami. Originally ...
  • MIAMI NEW TIMES

    MIAMI NEW TIMES

    Ball & Chain is authentic in Little Havana The neon sign for the “World Famous Ball & Chain Bar and Lounge” ...
  • MIAMI HERALD

    MIAMI HERALD

    Two Miami-Dade landmarks close or evolve; another reopens While the doors of Tobacco Road at 626 South Miami Ave. were ...
  • PAPER MAGAZINE

    PAPER MAGAZINE

    OUR MEGA GUIDE TO ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH: PART 2 Fridge Art Fair returns for second year, this time at ...
  • LUXE KNOWS

    LUXE KNOWS

    Revitalization of Little Havana & The Ball and Chain Bar The area known as Little Havana located west of downtown ...
  • SOUL OF MIAMI

    SOUL OF MIAMI

    Photographs of MIFFecito after party at Ball & Chain Featured Photography of the nightlife at Ball & Chain on photo ...
  • MIAMI NEW TIMES

    MIAMI NEW TIMES

    Ball & Chain brings colorful history of gangs and feuds back to Little Havana The year was 1935. The Great Depression ...
  • WORLD REDEYE

    WORLD REDEYE

    What better way to wind down from the work week than with a killer happy hour?
  • WSVN

    WSVN

    Put on your dancing shoes, Ball & Chain is re-opening WSVN — Sure, if you want nightlife you can flock ...
  • THE 305

    THE 305

    Ball & Chain charm returns to Little Havana From 1935 to 1957 there was a known hot spot called Ball & Chain ...
  • TASTING TABLE

    TASTING TABLE

    Have a ball at the Ball & Chain Close your eyes, sip the tobacco-flavored Old Fashioned and get transported to ...
  • ABC LOCAL 10 NEWS

    ABC LOCAL 10 NEWS

    Ball & Chain nightclub to re-open this weekend in Little Havana Channel 10 announces Ball & Chain grand re-opening <script ...
  • MIAMI NEW TIMES

    MIAMI NEW TIMES

    Ball & Chain opens today: Pastelito daiquiris and jazz on Calle Ocho Ball & Chain hasn’t opened yet, but the Calle ...
  • THRILLIST MIAMI

    THRILLIST MIAMI

    7 best new bars in Miami Calling a bar that once saw live performances from Billie Holiday and Count Basie ...
  • URBAN DADDY

    URBAN DADDY

    A legendary little havana nightlife haunt is reborn Today, we transport you to a faraway time. A time when well-dressed ...
  • MIAMI EATER

    MIAMI EATER

    Historic Bar Ball and Chain Rolls Back into Little Havana The historic Ball and Chain bar will once again return ...
  • CULTURE DESIGNERS

    CULTURE DESIGNERS

    When the Prince of Cool came to one of the top jazz clubs in Miami — Chet Baker at Ball ...