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Miami's Ten Most Romantic Spots to Catch Live Music

Olympia Theater
Olympia Theater Photo by Alex Markow
We're less than a week away from Valentine's Day, people. If you are like most of us, the thought of planning a romantic date stresses you out. But don't fret, we've done all of the hard work for you.

In search of the most romantic spots to catch live music locally, we took into account ambiance, vibes, and various corners of Miami-Dade.

From bars to wineries, coffee shops, and historic theaters, here are Miami's ten most romantic spots to catch live music.
1. Lagniappe. This charming, shabby-chic wine bar and live-music venue is the epitome of a romantic evening. Outside under the string lights, you'll find a gorgeous courtyard with endearing pieces of mismatched furniture where you and your date can enjoy seemingly endless selections of wine, cheese, and grub from the backyard grill. Every night beginning at 9, you can catch a performance at Lagniappe, which New Times recently dubbed one of Miami’s best intimate spots to catch live music. It’s no secret this midtown favorite gets slammed on the weekends, so do yourself a solid and arrive early. 425 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-576-0108; lagniappehouse.com.
2. Olympia Theater. Watching some of the city's most beloved music venues turn into smoky piles of dust is still a sensitive subject around these parts. This majestic downtown gem has been around since 1926. The Olympia is, without a doubt, one of the dreamiest places you'll ever enter, and it's truly special — embodying over-the-top Miami glamour through its simulated twinkling night-sky ceiling, opulent decor, golden balconies, and Mediterranean courtyard. Watching a live show at this exquisite spot is unforgettable. Grab your boo, check out the calendar of events for the next show, and head to this former silent-movie palace that's now a performing arts center. 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444; olympiatheater.org.
click to enlarge PHOTO BY ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ
Photo by Armando Rodriguez
3. Deering Estate. The gorgeous 444-acre bayside estate off of Old Cutler Road is a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic accompanied by live music with that special someone. Take in peaceful Palmetto Bay's beauty under the stars February 14 at the estate's annual Valentine's Day concert with America's Got Talent contestant Yoli Mayor and singer-songwriter Alejandro Elizondo at 8 p.m. Be sure to check out the Deering Estate's upcoming concert series schedule at deeringestate.org/concert-series. Don't forget to bring your blankets and lawn chairs. 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay; 305-235-1668; deeringestate.org.
4. The Regent Cocktail Club. Lovers, the ultimate date-night nook awaits at the back of the Gale Hotel in South Beach. At the Regent Cocktail Club, you'll instantly feel like you've stepped into the past. New Times described the place as doing "what every neobar in town has been trying to do for the past five years: make the past hip again." You can catch live music here every night in February beginning at 10. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-0199; regentcocktailclub.com.
5. Le Chat Noir. The desolate streets of downtown Miami after dark don't exactly scream romance. But if you look closely enough, you'll see the stillness of the area change after dusk when Le Chat Noir, one of Miami's best spots to catch live jazz, opens its doors. The red-and-black sign hanging over the sidewalk invites jazz lovers of all kinds to catch a live show downstairs in the cellar. But you'd almost never guess this unassuming place even had a full-on performance venue equipped with plenty of seating. You can catch live music here every night of the week. 2 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-8899; lechatnoirdesalis.com.
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