There are parts of Miami that shine brighter than others, many of which are sophisticated joints that offer quality entertainment. These places, sprinkled throughout the Miami community, are guaranteed to spark some fun.
Lagniappe: 3425 NE 2nd Ave., Miami
As one of the most popular late-night spots for University of Miami students, Lagniappe offers an impressive selection of wine and delectable charcuterie boards. The venue also boasts live music every night of the week, with Fridays and Saturdays reserved for a local act opening for the main performance. This venue has no waiters, so just choose your charcuterie and absorb the good vibes of a classic New Orleans jazz bar.
Tea & Poets: 5701 Sunset Dr., Suite 126, Miami
Right down the street from campus at the Shops at Sunset, Tea & Poets hosts an open mic every Wednesday night. Starting at 7 p.m., grab a cup of tea, settle into a seat in the front and listen to Coral Gables’ very own perform. This is also the perfect place for newer performers who may need some community support to build their confidence. And for those just coming to listen, do not worry. There is no cover for Tea & Poets, so sit back, sip on some delicious tea and enjoy the show.
Open Stage Club: 2325 Galiano St., Coral Gables
Looking for something a little more sophisticated? Open Stage Club is the spot for you. Complete with a tasteful menu and full bar, Open Stage Club is the perfect location for performers and spectators alike. If you’re interested in taking on the stage as either a musician or comedian, just register online and choose your date. You can even choose to have the audience rate your performance or have it taped. Audience members can elect to give their rating anonymously to keep the atmosphere light. With events that range from smooth jazz to open-house karaoke, there’s something for everyone on almost any day of the week
Sweet Caroline Karaoke Bar: 1111 SW 1st Ave.#107, Miami
This karaoke bar in Brickell opened in June of 2018 and has been thriving ever since. Every Wednesday-Sunday night, guests can host karaoke parties that are sure to entertain and loosen up even the most uptight of participants. If karaoke really isn’t your speed, Tuesday’s entourage of local stand-up comedians won’t disappoint.
Titanic Brewery & Restaurant: 5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
We are nearly certain most of you have ended up at Titanic a few more times than you’d like to admit. We get it –it’s just too convenient to refuse. Titanic offers the perfect drunk food every night, but if you go on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday, you’re in for a treat. Tuesday is Jazz Jam night, Wednesday is Blue Jam and Sunday is Karaoke night. But, if we’re being honest, every night at Titanic is fun, whether you remember it or not.
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