Hey folks, get ready for the time of your life at Tobacco Road in Miami. Tobacco Road is a restaurant, bar, blues club, eclectic music spot, and meeting place for generations of people from every walk of life. This is not only one of the best bars and restaurants in Miami, it is the oldest. Established in 1912 they are quickly closing in on the century mark. No place stays in business for 100 years if it doesn’t have a ton of great things to offer.
Like any place that has been around for a while, Tobacco Road too has gone through some hard times. Yet today some of the world’s finest blues and jazz musicians perform here with regularity. Just a sampling of those includes: Koko Taylor (also known as the Queen of Blues), national blues treasure John Lee Hooker, George Clinton (self-proclaimed Emperor of Funk), Dave Bromberg, and blues master guitarist and New Orleans own, Dr. John.
Tobacco Road has an eclectic a crowd as it does entertainment, food and drinks. On any given day they have tourists from all walks of life rubbing elbows with celebrities, professionals and famous sports figures with live local bands and live music 7 days a week.
The history of Tobacco Road’s time in Miami is quite cool. The Road started and remains a neighborhood watering hole, but today with a little bit of international flavor. The Road has lived from The Capone Era, to the era of the cocaine wars, to the soaring success of South Beach and re-gentrification of Miami’s Brickell area. The Road was once even fronted as a bakery and sold hooch in the back. The speakeasy gave way to gambling, a gay bar, a strip joint, and finally back to blues bar and fantastic hang out. Come toss back a few where Capone and “Tony Montana” characters hung out, be surrounded by black and white photos and décor from the generations!
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