Nothing Elegant: Tis The Season Edition

Dec 8, 2018 – Dec 9, 2018

Take a break from the holiday madness and meet us on the dance floor for a little dance therapy. Let's shake off the stress of holiday parties, family dinners, gift shopping and giving and give ourselves permission to shake our booties! As always ladies on the decks, shenanigans on the dance floo...

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Francis DeCarlo, Black Shampoo, Slizz & Johnathan Gaylord

Dec 15, 2018 – Dec 16, 2018

Come and see Francis DeCarlo, Black Shampoo, Slizz, and Johnathan Gaylord tear it up at The Old Miami before its 2019

Saturday, December 15th

Old Miami presents...

Francis DeCarlo

Black Shampoo



Jonathan Gaylord

9pm door

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Saturday, March 3

SURPRISE!! Jon Langford, one of the founding members of UK's The Mekons, will be making special visit.

Jon Langford (Mekons)


John Szymanski
Tony Paris & Burnin' Sugar

Formed in the late 1970s as an art collective, The Mekons are one of the longest-running and most pro...

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February 14th

We don't care, let's just have fun tonight. A night of noise-ful rock-influenced punky folk jams.


Mr. Clit & the Pink Cigarettes (IN)
J. Walker & The Crossguards
Oginalii (TN)
Electric Blanket
Dark Devil (Stacey MacLeod of Dear Darkness)

Door 7pm


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Ramasocky’s Bday Riot

Jan 6, 2018 – Jan 7, 2018

Come and get your fill at the Bday Riot

Plague Years - Detroit
U.d.i. - Detroit
Nuke - Detroit
Whut? - Chicago
Anger - Chicago
MRSA - Detroit

Door 7pm


3 months ago
The Old Miami is a holdover from the old Cass Corridor days. I'd suggest not coming in and trying to order anything fancy or wasting the staff's time or being pretentious in any way; this is a beautifully scuzzy place. Get a beer, get a shot, and go have fun listening to some music or relaxing in the back yard which, honestly, is probably one of the best outdoor drinking spots anywhere in Michigan.
- Brother J
3 weeks ago
We had a good time! I had not been there in years, but, thr crowd seemed the same. Heard some live music Made some new friends.
- joshua p
3 months ago
Love this bar! Staff is very nice. The crowd that comes in is a bit... odd... but it's just part of the whole experiance. The decor is awesome! Patio is beautiful! A MUST visit place in Detroit
- Amanda D

CBGB's of the Midwest

Daniel Overstreet, a Vietnam veteran infantryman, bought the burned out building in 1979 and opened the The Old Miami in 1980.

Due to Mr. Overstreet's service to the country, it is a veteran's bar, first, and any veteran is granted free entry for all the events. It has morphed into one of the gems of The Corridor and has a huge backyard & patio, including a koi pond and bonfire area. It is a place where locals, artists, musicians and punks get along over whiskey and a game of pool..  But this place garnered credibility by supporting the great local bands and traveling musicians that come to city. 

Since the bar started booking shows, it has gained notoriety as the "CBGB's of the Midwest," playing host to national/international artists like The Allman Brothers, The Vibrators, Butthole Surfers, D.O.A., Booker T and the MG's, Richie Hawtin, Dead Milkmen, Country Joe and the Fish, Red Elvises, and  PF Sloan.  The music venue has, also, been home to some of Detroit's biggest talent including Iggy Pop, The White Stripes, Mitch Ryder, Patti Smith, MC5 members Rob Tyner & Wayne Kramer, Sonic's Rendezvous, Carl Craig, Jay Dilla, Rodriguez, Amboy Dukes, Eminem, Royce da 5' 9", Big Sean, Visionquest crew, Detroit Cobras, The Dirtbombs, The Gories, Destroy All Monsters, Mary Wells and many Motown performers.  

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3930 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Business Hours

Mon:12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Tue:12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Wed:12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Thu:12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Fri:12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Sat:12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Sun:12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
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