We spoke to five local musicians to find out which South Florida venue is their favorite and why.
Here’s what they had to say.
1. Churchill's Pub
Where: 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami
Who: Sam Kooby of Bishop
"Churchill's holds a place in my heart because I've seen a lot of my favorite bands play there and have been lucky enough to have gotten to play
Where: 6 S. J St., Lake Worth
"Propaganda in Lake Worth is one of my favorite places in South Florida! Matt and Jon have a great ear for local talent and host or put together great shows at their place every week. They compensate artists fairly, provide us with water and a few drinks, and are involved with city and nonprofit events for great causes."
3. The Kelsey Theater
Where: 700 Park Ave., Lake Park
Who: Billy Schmidt of Raggy Monster and the Whiskey Wasps
“Without a doubt (in my opinion), the best new venue in South Florida is the Kelsey Theater. We just performed there for the Brewhouse Gallery's two-year anniversary. The staff, atmosphere, decor, drink selection, and music are setting a new standard for what a music venue should be. They treat us like rock stars — set up a backstage room for us with a bucket of beer and a custom 3D-printed Raggy Monster label on the door.”