Al Capone used to hang out here when it was a speakeasy (it celebrated 100 years in 2012). Now locals flock a couple of blocks west of Brickell Avenue (right near Mary Brickell Village) to catch local and national acts such as George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, Koko Taylor, and the Radiators. Tobacco Road (proud holder of Miami’s very first liquor license) is small and gritty, and meant to be that way. Escape the smoke and sweat in the backyard patio. The downright cheap nightly specials, such as the $10 prime rib on Monday and $13 lobster on Tuesday, are quite good and served until midnight; the bar’s open until 5am. Note: Plans were afoot to move around the corner to 69 SW 7 St. in 2015.
- David Paul Appell