Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias – what do they all have in common? They’re Latin musicians that currently reside in, or at some point, lived in Miami. Miami is one of the best places in the entire country to watch some of the most talented Latin musicians perform. Check out any of the following hotspots for some terrific live Latin beats, from up and coming musicians to household names.

Tobacco Road
626 S Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 374-1198

Hours: Daily – 11:30 a.m. to 5 a.m.Touting the honor of being Miami’s oldest bar, Tobacco Road has withstood many tests of time, including Prohibition, the Great Depression and multiple hurricanes. With live music playing almost every night, Tobacco Road in Downtown Miami is a great way to hear some unique variations of traditional Latin music, such as Latin reggae. The establishment, which has been in operation since 1912, is also a good spot for booking events for both music lovers and musicians alike. Check out the monthly calendar, which is constantly being updated with upcoming performances and live Latin musical acts.

Photo Credit: Van Dyke Cafe via Facebook

Van Dyke Café
846 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach FL 33139
(305) 534-3600
www.thevandykecafe.comHours: Mon to Thurs, Sun – 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., Fri to Sat – 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Featuring live Latin entertainment each night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Van Dyke Cafe in South Beach has Latin music for all tastes. Music lovers can hear Latin jazz, Latin pop and Latin rock and roll. The upstairs section at Van Dyke Cafe is the exclusive spot for live music in the evenings with great views of Lincoln Road. Providing customers with a welcoming and warm ambiance where you can enjoy live Latin music seven days a week or even to host a special event or party.

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Hoy Como Ayer
2212 SW 8 St.
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 541-2631

Hours: Wed to Sun – 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.This gem in Little Havana is perfect for live music lovers who like to enjoy Latin tunes in an authentically Cuban atmosphere. Come out to Hoy Como Ayer every Wednesday night for the group Tropicasa featuring Michael Fragoso, with DJ Oscar G, DJ Casanova, The Chinese Red Lion, and Philbert Armenteros. Every Thursday at Hoy Como Ayer is also a great night for live Latin music featuring DJ Spam All Nights. If you are looking to enjoy live Latin music in Miami on the weekends, Hoy Como Ayer has occasional Friday and Saturday performances, including a special VIP performance given once a month by artist Amaury Gutierrez.  Be sure to check out the calendar before your visit to stay updated on the latest acts coming through.

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342 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL
(305) 673-9372

Hours: Daily – 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Celebrate 10 years of music every Tuesday night with Feneiva at Jazid in Miami. Recently voted best Latin rock band, Feneiva sings songs in both Spanish and in English, with a Latin flair, of course. If you prefer Latin reggae, visit Jazid on Thursday nights for live entertainment from Araka. Looking to participate in the act of live Latin music, or want to simply witness others do so? Be sure to visit on Mondays for karaoke night. Remember to sign up for the club’s newsletter so you don’t miss your favorite acts when they come through.

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7305 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 861-4727
www.sazoncubancuisine.comHours: Sun to Wed – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thurs to Sat – 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Unwind and relax after a hectic week at Sazon with live music every Friday night. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., guests can enjoy live Latin music from singer and guitarist AMTonio. Voted best Cuban food in South Beach with a full bar, Sazon offers a low-key and laid back atmosphere. While you’re here, don’t miss out on the opportunity to taste one of the best mojitos in the city.

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