Off the beaten South Beach path

From its opening in 1931 until it closed in 1957, Ball & Chain had a long history in Little Havana. Some of the best-known artists of the time performed there, including Billie Holiday. The place reopened just last September, and it has been restored to a “T.” The bar’s original decorations and the live jazz pay homage to its early years. Try the Jam Session (gin, apricot liqueur, fresh lemon juice  , house-made guava jam and bitters), a signature drink named for the musical sessions during which musicians in the audience would come up and strut their stuff. Then dance the night away with great music and ambiance.

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