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Tobacco Road

626 S. Miami Ave. Miami, FL 33130 | Central Dade | 305-374-1198

Location Description:

Miami's oldest liquor license and most reliable, all-around bar. If it's music, a burger, and a relaxed atmosphere, both indoors and out, that you seek, this is your watering hole now and forever.


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  • Cuisine(s): American, Brewery
  • Hours: Daily 11:30am-5am
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Cinco de Mayo is an American holiday. Not true, you say? Consider this: While we gringos spend May 5 chugging margaritas and ironically donning sombreros, most Mexicans commemorate Cinco de...
  • Short Order: Best of Miami
    Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play.While Miami is almost as far south as...
  • Crossfade: Ten under $10
    Did you know that there are only 248 days left in the year? Yeah, 2012's flying by, and every minute that you spend online is a minute wasted. Unless you're getting paid to write...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Oye, burnout! Did you know that 4/20 isn't just a day for getting stoned? It's also that time of year when millions of human beings all around the world light a plant on fire at the same...
  • Crossfade: Ten under $10
    Life is incredibly unfair. Dick Clark, dead at 82. The thought of it makes us sick to our stomach. Is a world without "the oldest teenager" even a world worth enduring? While all hope may...
  • Music: Columns
    Oye, burnout! Did you know 4/20 isn't just a day for getting stoned? It's also that time of year when millions of human beings all around the world light a plant on fire at the same time,...
  • Short Order: Booze Hound
    Local craft beer is here in Miami for all to try at the Brews n' Bites craft beer tasting event this Wednesday at Mary Brickell Village. It kicks off the United Way Miami Wine and Food...
  • Crossfade: Ten under $10
    Good, Friday's here. For some folks, April 6, 2012 is a Friday like any other. If you're a practicing Christian, however, and buy into the whole canonical gospels--particularly John...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    What happens when you introduce a Cuban basketball star to weed, percussion, and the Marley family?You get Johnny Dread, a rasta music ambassador since 1987 when he started playing drums in...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    It's Friday, y'all. You know what that means:"Shots shots shots shotsshots shots shots shotsshots shots shots shotsshots shots shots shotsIT'S THE WEEKEND!"Yes, we rewrote the lyrics to...
  • Crossfade: Ten under $10
    Remember when we bragged about how our NCAA bracket was a lock? Yeah, we may have jinxed ourselves. Both Michigan State and Florida State are out; we had them playing each other in the...
  • Short Order: Best of Miami
    Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play.?There's no doubt Miami is a late night...
  • Music: Columns
    What happens when you introduce a Cuban basketball star to weed, percussion, and the Marley family? You get Johnny Dread, a Rasta music ambassador since 1987, when he began playing drums in...
  • Crossfade: Ten under $10
    On StubHub, Ultra tickets are going for $800 and Masquerade Motel passes cost $400. Beat freaks have seemingly lost their minds, clearly forgetting that the national average for a gallon...
  • Short Order: In the Fast Laine
    The second annual Taste of Brickell festival is this weekend. The event -- which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, from noon to 10 p.m. -- turns 1201 Brickell Bay Dr....
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Who is St. Patrick and why does he have his own day? We don't know. But we're pretty sure about the reason we can never remember it ... All those pints of Guinness, shots of Jameson, and...
  • Crossfade: Ten under $10
    Did you drop the bulk of your paycheck on an NCAA March Madness office pool? Us too. But our shit's a lock, yo. We've got Florida State over Michigan State in the finals, with Kentucky and...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Working together under the banner of Qool Shows, Miami promoters Oski Gonzalez and the pseudonymous "Queen of the Scene" specialize in shows that go big. Since they met via MySpace five...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The last time we fought a dragon, we had been listening to Slayer's "Hell Awaits" on repeat for three days straight, drinking screw-top vodka under the highway, and lurking in the shadows of...
  • Cultist: Around Town
    As your Cultist correspondent writes this report, she is still holding an ice pack to her cheek as a result of minor impact injury from being pelted with thousands of tomatoes at the Flying...
  • Cultist: What To Do This Weekend
    Hallmark's biggest scam holiday is next week. Because Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday this year, some couples will celebrate Día de los Enamorados over the weekend by dinning at fancy...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    "The tomatoes are here," the call said. When you're invited to see what about 10,000 pounds of tomatoes look like (25,000 of the ripe red fruit), you get in the car and go.There, in the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Elvis Presley perhaps wasn’t the world’s foremost expert on relationships and marriage. He was an alleged womanizer, after all, and had deep, Freudian mommy issues. (Not to...
  • Music: Show Preview
    When Graham Wood Drout and Iko Iko began holding down the late-night shift at Tobacco Road in 1981, "the owner, an ex-cop named Neil, kept a shotgun behind the bar, couldn't get any...
  • Short Order: Breakfast
    Everyone knows food trucks meet at Tobacco Road every first Saturday of the month, but February 4 is different because the trucks will convene to celebrate National Hot Breakfast Month.It's...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    When Graham Wood Drout and Iko Iko first started playing Tobacco Road in 1981, "the owner, an ex-cop named Neil, kept a shotgun behind the bar, couldn't get any strippers to work for the...
  • Short Order: Restaurant News
    Latin Burger and Taco's Jim Heins has been busy this week. Fresh from a killer Art Basel weekend, Heins has announced two significant changes to his Latin Burger business. Latin Burger will...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    It's only fitting that Tobacco Road turns 99 on 11/11/11, surviving hurricanes, prohibition, cocaine busts, South Beach, and the condo boom. At times, the Road has tried it's hand at many...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Considered Miami's oldest bar, Tobacco Road was once a speakeasy, a gambling den, a gay bar, a strip joint, and blues bar. It has survived Al Capone, Prohibition, the Great Depression,...
  • Short Order: Truck Tracker
    Howl at the moon tonight, salsa till you drop tomorrow as food trucks roll out to some interesting and exotic parties and festivals this weekend. Here's the deal:Friday, October 14Tobacco...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    If you're the kind of person who thinks exercise is walking to the fridge to get more beer, we're talking to you! Get your lazy ass off the couch for just once in your life and head to...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    For a dive as old as Tobacco Road, the ’80s probably feel like they were just a year or two ago. But it’s been more than three decades, dammit! Not that you’d know it during...
  • Short Order: Truck Tracker
    Tobacco Road is holding a Super Summer Kegger Bash tomorrow night. Miami's oldest bar will turn into what sounds like a giant frat party for grownups with live music, DJs, food trucks and...
  • Short Order: Truck Tracker
    Burger Beast is out and about again. One of Miami's first food truck devotees, the Beast is still heavily involved in the scene (we told you about his food truck tracker app in the...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    On Saturday night, Tobacco Road held its Red, White and Booze party, featuring food and drink from over a dozen food trucks and American micro-breweries and distilleries, though...
  • Short Order: Because It's Free
    You know the scenario: You stumble out of the bar at 2 a.m, piss drunk and starving, in search of the nearest IHOP serving gigantic breakfast platters. But you reach into your pocket and...
  • Music: Show Preview
    The oldest liquor license in Dade County belongs to Tobacco Road. Hall-of-famer B.B. King has played there, John Lee Hooker has performed there, and more blues legends than you can roll a...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    The oldest liquor license in Dade County belongs to Tobacco Road. B.B. King has played there, John Lee Hooker has played there, and more blues legends than you can roll a barrel of whiskey...
  • Cultist: DIY
    Jessica Herstein of Made With Log Nightingales in large cities have learned to belt out 95-decibel songs (i.e., as loud as a chain saw) in order to make themselves heard over everyday...
  • Short Order: Last Night
    Hundreds, maybe thousands, of partiers came out to Tobacco Road last night as the parking lot was turned into Cinco de Drinko, a fiesta of tequila, beer and food. Sombrero-wearing...
  • Short Order: Truck Tracker
    With a name like Cinco de Drinko at Tobacco Road, you pretty much know what to expect -- mucha tequila y cerveza, along with quince food trucks to soak up the booze -- just so you...
  • Short Order: Mobile Meals
    Brickell is turning out to be the hub for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Tobacco Road will host more than 20 food trucks and vendors this Thursday during the Brickell Shamrock Festival.The...
  • Short Order: Chef on the Small Screen
    If you didn't make it to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival this past weekend but want to catch a glimpse of a celebrity chef, Emeril Lagasse is filming today at Tobacco...
  • Crossfade: Crossfade Live
    Tobacco Road trivia: Al Capone used to get so wasted there that he'd have to take the night off from shooting people. You ever tried to hold onto a submachine gun after twenty shots of...
  • Short Order: Mobile Meals
    Until yesterday, there was no single place to go to satisfy food truck cravings on Sunday afternoon. Tobacco Road welcomed three of the most popular mobile meal units to its parking lot and...
  • Short Order: Mobile Meals
    What do you get when you cross Miami's oldest bar with Miami's newest food trend? A food truck roundup at Tobacco Road this Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., of course.. The Road, the Magic...
  • Short Order: Truck Tracker
    In the ever-changing universe of food truck gatherings, a new twist is on the way: This coming Sunday, Feb. 13 (and every Sunday thereafter), from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, the "Brickell Truck...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Now in darkness world stops turning! Ashes where the bodies burning! -- "War Pigs," Black Sabbath When your predictions for the future of Planet Earth and the general good of all...
  • Music: Show Preview
    When your predictions for the future of Planet Earth and the general good of all mankind are just as murky and doom-filled as the fourth and final verse of "War Pigs," there's probably no...
  • Music: Show Preview
    In the undisputed birthplace of jazz — grand old New Orleans — there's a brass-band tradition called the "second line." On random Sundays and during Mardi Gras or other...
  • Music: Feature
    For decades, if you happened to be a live-music junkie, wannabe rock star, or drummer for hire, it was a poor career move to choose Miami as your base of operations. The opportunities were...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    In the undisputed birthplace of jazz, grand old New Orleans, there's a brass-band tradition called the "second line." On random Sundays, Mardi Gras, or certain other celebratory occasions, a...
  • Dining: Feature Stories
    From about 4 to 7 p.m., when the rest of the world transitions from work to home, Miami comes alive with the promise of cheap booze, cheaper conversation, and tawdry romance. Even before...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Longtime Miami music fans approaching an impending "certain age" might forever speak wistfully about the early-'90s South Beach scene around the Stephen Talkhouse and the local star it...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Five-piece local act Alukard proudly reps Miami, even dubbing its sound "305 rock," but it doesn't fit neatly into any of the city's music subscenes. It's too hip-hop for the punk and...
  • Music: Show Preview
    New York City trio — well, maybe threesome is a better word — Menya delivers the kind of tech-savvy genre blending that could emerge only from a college dorm in 2K10. These NYU...
  • Music: Show Preview
    The namesake guitarist of the Damon Fowler group might look, at first, a little too fresh-faced to really know about the blues. But the cherubic Gen Y-er already boasts more than a decade on...
  • Music: Columns
    Few DJs can boast a history of beat-dropping that dates back to the days of grade school. Then again, few DJs grew up in houses as heavy with sound as that of DJ Oski. Oski's pops, Pepe...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Considering the circumstances surrounding the bungling would-be plane bomber on Christmas Day, Laura Meyer's decision to dub her recent northern jaunt "The Long Underwear Tour" might have...
  • News: Columns
    For an inanimate object, Tobacco Road (626 S. Miami Ave.; 305-374-1198) has sure done a whole lot of living. Open (legally) since 1912, when it obtained Miami-Dade's first liquor license,...
  • Music: Feature
    These days, soul music is a genre often stuck in the side aisle of the record store or passed off onto smoky cafés and '70s reunion shows. The originators of American soul music...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Another weekend, another Tobacco Road-centered music festival sponsored by the tireless Oski Gonzalez and Queen of the Scene. No, seriously, these two are among the most unfailingly positive...
  • Music: Show Preview
    The Rat Opera, a project by Rob Elba of the Holy Terrors, is dedicated to the life and times of Rat Bastard, AKA Frank Falestra, the longtime noise artist, studio owner, producer, performer,...
  • Music: Columns
    It's highly unlikely that the Florida Citrus Commission even knows about, let alone condones, the upcoming five-city Citrus Circuit Tour. But it would definitely be in their best interest if...
  • Music: Show Preview
    When your dad was one of the most innovative musicians of all time, and you've got ample ability of your own, it's only natural you'd carry on in the family business. In this case, the...
  • Music: Show Preview
    People from Venus might be one of the most aptly named bands on the local circuit — the group can seem, at certain musical moments, as though it has beamed in from another planet. Take...
  • Music: Show Preview
    No one can ever accuse Oski Gonzalez, the tireless booker at Tobacco Road, of favoring any particular genre in his famous multiband minifestivals. So heavier stuff gets its due this weekend...
  • Music: Show Preview
    An anti-harmonic convergence takes place at Tobacco Road on Friday when the 30-band Kryptonite Metal Fest touches down. DJ Oski and QueenOfTheScene.com are handling the event, which will...
  • Music: Columns
    Surviving for more than 95 years, Tobacco Road (626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198) is the oldest bar in town. While other nightclubs pop up and crumble within a year's time, the ol'...

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