A night at Lagniappe feels like a backyard bash at a friend’s—if said friend had a sprawling, magical yard filled with mismatched lawn furniture and strung-up bistro lights. It’s all very casual here, but the musicians are serious players. There’s everything from folk to rock taking place in Lagniappe’s intimate indoor space—but the specialty is straight-up jazz.
August 2019: Miami’s live music venues are notoriously fleeting, and while good jazz never goes out of style, we had to say sayonara, baby to a couple of beloved spots over the last year. Though Wynwood Yard and Casa Panza have closed, lovers of bebop, scat singing and all manner of improvisational musical stylings need not fret. Gritty Downtown joint Le Chat Noir offers up nightly jazz in its cozy cellar, while The Corner has been serving a loyal jazz-hipster crowd on Wednesday nights for the better part of five years. In South Beach, The Cabaret hosts piano jazz nights on weekends, when slinky, veteran singers sling cocktails behind the bar in between belting out your requests on stage—just like in the movies!
It's just not Little Havana that's bringing the salsa-loving crowds to the city these days. South Beach and other neighborhoods are gaining popularity for boasting some of the best jazz clubs and Latin music venues in Miami. Wherever you wind up, make sure a visit to a top spot for drunk food in Miami is in the plans—because nothing works up an appetite quite like good tunes and cocktails.
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