Catching the Beat at the Oldest Bar in Miami, Florida
In Miami, where bars and restaurants open and close faster than you can shake a mojito, Tobacco Road, its oldest licensed bar (1912), has kept the beer, booze, and music flowing for almost a century. Mellowed since its days as Al Capone’s favorite Prohibition gin joint and a frequently raided dive bar, Tobacco Road still kicks back and delivers. Three stages pulse with a steady nightly menu of live music—blues, rock, jazz, funk, alternative rock, Latin, rhythm and blues—by top local and traveling bands. It’s all served up with jaw-stretching burgers, smoked-on-the premises ribs, turkey, and pulled pork, tongue-searing chili, and budget-friendly weekly specials. Its slightly shabby interior and equally shady past make Tobacco Road a happy, boozy counterpoint to the skyscraper glitz of neighboring Brickell Avenue and the trendy vibe of South Beach. Better yet, it's open seven days a week until 5 a.m.