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Churchill's Pub in Little Haiti Behind The Scenes In Pictures

A signed photo bought off the auction block of the Miami Playboy Club that was located on 77th and Biscayne from 1961 - 1984 sits in the back office at Churchill's Pub.
A signed photo bought off the auction block of the Miami Playboy Club that was located on 77th and Biscayne from 1961 - 1984 sits in the back office at Churchill's Pub.
Jacob Katel
Churchill's Pub aka Churchill's Hideaway is getting ready to celebrate 30 years in existence in Miami's Little Haiti. There are a lot of old bars/live music venues in Dade, but what sets Churchill's apart is that they'll let anybody play there, which along with it being Dade County's home of punk rock, is what makes it the CBGB of the South. Booking a show at Churchill's is as easy as making a call, sending an email, or showing up in person, and talking your way into it. That makes for a history so full of blood, sweat and beers, amped by its previous existence as a neighborhood beer and wine bar born in the 1940's, that the ghosts still hang out there.

Here's a behind the scenes look at the Churchill's office, where owner Dave Daniels and his crew run the place. Dave recently came back on the scene to daily operations after a hiatus saw one dead accountant and the end of the previous manager Mike's era.

The formula is simple. Draft and bottled beer, wine, liquor, a full restaurant menu, pool tables, music stage, and soccer/football matches from around the world. Here are some more pictures.


Churchill's has a menu? You gotdamn right they do.
Churchill's has a menu? You gotdamn right they do.
Straight prices.
Straight prices.
Savile Row
Savile Row
It might say "A vile row," but this Thai Curry was fucking awesome.
It might say "A vile row," but this Thai Curry was fucking awesome.
The ceiling out back at the outdoor bar.
The ceiling out back at the outdoor bar.

 

The Churchill's office.
The Churchill's office.
On top of the fridge.
On top of the fridge.
Dave Daniels at work.
Dave Daniels at work.
View from the desk.
View from the desk.
On the bookshelf.
On the bookshelf.
A Humbert poster in the booking room.
A Humbert poster in the booking room.

 

Remote controlled.
Remote controlled.
Booking bands and kicking back.
Booking bands and kicking back.
Security
Security
Record collection in old beer boxes.
Record collection in old beer boxes.
Box of demos.
Box of demos.
Nicky the Irish bartender takes a stack on a mission.
Nicky the Irish bartender takes a stack on a mission.

 

The Rat Bastard opera is coming soon. According to Dave, Rat Bastard performed in one of the earliest bands to play Churchill's that wasn't total shit.
The Rat Bastard opera is coming soon. According to Dave, Rat Bastard performed in one of the earliest bands to play Churchill's that wasn't total shit.
Kegs on deck.
Kegs on deck.
Drink up.
Drink up.
Patio stage mural detail.
Patio stage mural detail.
And another, from the same piece.
And another, from the same piece.
Wide shot.
Wide shot.
From the dirt lot.
From the dirt lot.
The infamous double decker.
The infamous double decker.

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