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  • 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 …
  • 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

    When it opened its doors in the mid-1930’s, Ball & Chain was the little Havana club where jazz legends like …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • LUXURY TRAVEL

    LUXURY TRAVEL

    The retro jazz bar on Calle Ocho has just been reborn as a live music venue with an authentic Cuban …
  • 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 …