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Best Spots To Hear A Hot Local Band

South Florida has no shortage of musical talent, but finding it can be a challenge. Local bands move from spot to spot and it's up to the lounge or bar to keep finding the best out there. So where do you go to listen to some rockin' local bands? Here are a couple of spots which always deliver.
The Poorhouse

The Poor House

110 SW Third Avene
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 522-5145

The Poor House in downtown Fort Lauderdale is a reality check for all those posers who charge high covers and have DJs spinning stuff that will give you a headache. Get yourself a drink and jam on the inside or head outdoor to the patio to relax and hang out. During the week the Poor House features a mix of rock and blues bands, every Tuesday is the Blues jam.

Stage 84

Stage 84

9118 State Road 84
Davie, FL 33324
(954) 474-5040

If listening to a loud live rock band isn't your thing, head to Davie to find a hidden jewel called Stage 84. On Tuesday nights they have an open mic night for new talent who play mostly folk or acoustic. On Friday and Saturday nights they feature live local bands. The bands, beer, and food change regularly so check their website before you head out.

Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road

626 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 579-2198

If you're a South Floridian this place is legendary for having some of the best local bands in town. If you're new to the area, you have to check it out if you love rock, blues or jazz. Tobacco Road is one of the oldest bars in Miami. It's small on the inside and kinda dingy but when the bands get to rockin' it can feel like one of the best house parties you went to. If things get too hot, head outside to the patio and treat yourself to one of the best burgers in Miami.

Culture Room

Culture Room

3045 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
(954) 564-1074

The Culture Room, set in shopping plaza, is a cozy two story venue with great views of the stage from everywhere. They bring in both established and local acts so you need to check their website to find out who's playing on the night you want to go. The place has got a great vibe and is quite spacious inside; plus you can get super close to the performers who usually do a 'meet and greet' after their shows.

Original Fat Cats

Original Fat Cat's

320 Himmarshee St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 467-5867

Hot local bands and a great beer selection makes Fat Cat's a favorite hang out for those in the know. Fat Cat's features live music every night and Wednesday nights are reggae nights. On the weekends, the bar doesn't start to fill up until around 11:30pm. Drink prices are cheap and there's plenty of parking.

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