Bars, Best Nightlife, Live Music: Going to Churchills is an experience unlike anything else in all of Miami. Often called the CBGB's of South Florida, it's the type of place where you'll listen to dance to local punk bands one minute, drink while watching the World Cup during another, and then smoke what you got in the back patio during a folk performance for another. Offering an extensive variety of "rock and other live bands" (and by this we mean anything and everything from metalcore, ska, reggae, thrash, indie rock, shoegaze, hardcore, etc.), this British-run pub is a long-term favorite of the local Indie crowd. It's a popular spot for local and national and even international acts--literally the first stage for the majority of Miami's music scene. Jazz and acoustic shows are also held weekly during the Miami Jazz Jam and Theatre de Underground open mic night.
Billiards: Offering an extensive variety of rock and other live bands, this British-run pub is a long-term favorite of the local Indie crowd. It's a popular spot for heavy metal and punk rock, but jazz and acoustic shows are also held weekly. Sports fans also congregate here to catch the action on TV, so check the schedule for extended hours.
Local Expert Priscilla Blossom Says:
Bars: "Football (that's soccer to us Americans) fans will find a second home here among the gutter punks and metal heads that frequent the place."
Best for Bars Because: Always open late, with cheap (and strong) drinks and a come-as-you-are vibe, plus great shows all year round make Churchill's one of the very best.
Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: You won't find a grittier party in Miami than the one found inside (and outside) of this Little Haiti-based Bri Pub.
Best for Live Music Because: A truly good show at Churchills can oftentimes be a life altering experience. Keep an open mind and see for yourself why it is list-worthy.