Best Nightlife, Live Music, Bars: 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.