St. Louis Nightlife - St. Louis Jazz & Blues Clubs

St. Louis is home to an impressive selection of jazz and blues clubs. Beale On Broadway, named after the famous center of Memphis' blues scene, offers southern cooking, great drinks and, of course, excellent blues musicians. Cookie's Jazz and More is a laid-back St. Louis jazz club that hosts some of the best jam sessions in the area. Plus they don't have a kitchen, so patrons often have food delivered from restaurants right to their tables. Those looking for a nice date spot, Mangia Italiano might be the best around. Jazz starts around 10pm, so have a late dinner and stay for drinks. Many of St. Louis' jazz and blues clubs don't have covers, making it one of the best cities to see great music without spending a lot of money.
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Backstreet Jazz and Blues

610 Westport Plaza, St. Louis; Tel. 31343.469.8063
What better way to enjoy live jazz in St. Louis than from the comfort of your own loveseat—no, not in your own home—at Backstreet Jazz and Blues. The club in Westport Plaza has a wait staff renowned for their friendly demeanor, and the music ain't half bad either. The St. Louis jazz club welcomes a jazz or blues musician every night except Tuesdays when they let the customers take the microphone for a karaoke contest. The low-key atmosphere is unbeatable in St. Louis.

Bar Roma

4512 Hampton Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.351.4187
Directly next to Gino's Restaurant, and getting all their pizza and appetizers from the restaurant's kitchen, Bar Roma is a low-key St. Louis bar frequented by an after-work crowd. Plenty of seating is available and a flat screen TV above the bar is sure to have the current St. Louis sports game on. The bar offers a diverse selection of beers as well as a list of wines by the glass or by the bottle for customers who shy away from cocktails. Happy hour during the week has great specials on food and drink. Thursdays is ladies night, Friday is karaoke and don't forget to swing by on Saturday for live jazz, blues and R&B music.

BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups

700 S. Brodway, St. Louis; Tel. 314.436.5222
In downtown St. Louis BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups serves up music for the soul and food to comfort it. The Loft District surrounding the jazz club is a classic setting for the club and restaurant that has local and acts from around the country performing every night. St. Louis knows how to keep you happy, and so does BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups with their full menu. The jazz club is becoming ever more popular in St. Louis so now is the time to pounce on such a great opportunity. It's not every day that you can get a drink, enjoy soulful music, and soulful food all at the same time.

Beale on Broadway

701 S. Broadway, St. Louis; Tel. 314.621.7880
In the heart of the developing blues district of St. Louis, right between Soulard and downtown, Beale on Broadway has become one of the must see clubs for blues music in St. Louis. Beale on Broadway offers dishes of southern cooking and a long lift of draft and bottled beers. Wine, scotch and bourbon are also on the menu, but when there are so many beer selections why bother? National and local blues acts blow through The Beale on Broadway nightly and each performance brings a new uniqueness with it to the legendary St. Louis blues scene.

The Bistro at Grand Center

3536 Washington Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.534.3663
The bar and restaurant at Grand Center is the perfect place to dine and enjoy a drink before a show at the Fox Theater. The St. Louis bistro offers American cuisine with distinctly classic Southern influences. As one of the great jazz clubs in town, The Bistro at Grand Center has a jazz series that lasts from September to June and books popular acts to entertain the St. Louis crowds. A lovely dessert menu and an extensive list of wine are a great way to end the evening.

Bottleneck Blues Bar

1260 S. Main St., St. Charles; Tel. 636.940.4965
Blues might be the mainstay of the Bottleneck Blues Club inside the Ameristar Casino, but all kinds of live music acts come rolling through. The St. Charles venue has everything from rock to tribute bands gracing their stage. The lounge has a large full bar in the back and on the other side of candle lit tables, a large stage. Local St. Louis bands often do a show in the 1930s decorated theater to the casino crowd sipping cocktails and beers. Several flat screen TVs are behind the bar for sports fans, but make sure to root for the Cardinals or Rams.

Brandt's Market and Café

6525 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.727.3663
Located on the popular Delmar Loop, Brandt's Market and Café offers global-fusion food that is almost impossible to find anywhere else in St. Louis. A main dining room, with a separate lounge and bar area, allow customers to take the option of enjoying live jazz or to focus on food. A full menu of fine cuisine with the finest and freshest ingredients is offered at Brandt's Market and Café, and a libation from the superb wine list or comprehensive list of beers will really bring the food to life. Live jazz and blues are offered almost every night by some of the best musicians in St. Louis at this unique restaurant and live music club.

Club 54 Cocktail Lounge

2543 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.533.0202
Blues enthusiasts take note; Club 54 Cocktail Lounge hosts some of the biggest blues artists in St. Louis on a weekly basis. The retro music club and bar is a flashback to another era of blues and makes the shows that much more authentic. The Club 54 lounge doesn't have a bad seat in the house to watch the show, but make sure to get there early for big acts.

Cookie's Jazz and More

20 Allen Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.962.5299
Cookie's Jazz and More is about as laid back of a place as you can find in St. Louis. The cover charge is low and often includes snacks, the décor is velvety and slick, red candles light the room and some people go to enjoy the live music as a backdrop to a game of cards or chess. Cookie's Jazz and More doesn't have a kitchen, so hungry patrons are able to have food delivered right to their table by local restaurants. This St. Louis live music club does offer various cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and caffeinated drinks to go along with snacks or their cheesecake though. Thursday night is one of a kind in St. Louis as they host a jam session for amateurs to get up and play with professionals. Try to find that somewhere else this cool in St. Louis, or anywhere.

Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen

34 S. Old Orchard, Webster Groves; Tel. 314.968.0061
Jazz and blues live music and memorabilia dominates the Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen right outside of St. Louis. The restaurant has an immense menu of southern soul food that would take an army to eat if one of everything was ordered. A stage in the dining room usually features a live local or national band to entertain the St. Louis diners. Over in the bar, happy hour specials go from 10pm to 1am Monday- Thursday. Drink specials and buy one get one free appetizers make the happy hour more than worth going to at the Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen.

Jazz at the Bistro

3536 Washington Ave., St. Louis; Tel. 314.531.1012
Across from the Fox Theatre in St. Louis' Grand Center arts district, Jazz at the Bistro has a year-round jazz series featuring up and coming artists, as well as, established performers. A grill serves classic American cuisine with a strong Cajun influence at Jazz at the Bistro and they offer a long list of desserts. The Bistro also has a cozy bar area with more tables than bar stools for couples to have more intimate conversation than with the bartender. The main dining room is large and has plenty of tables all with a great view of the stage. Jazz at the Bistro is the perfect place to take a date or friends.

Mangia Italiano

3145 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis; Tel. 314.664.8585
A short walk from St. Louis University, Mangia Italiano is a quaint Italian restaurant that becomes one of the hip bars of the South Grand neighborhood at night. Bellied up to the bar at night are college students, hipsters, and young professionals looking for a laid back night of good live music. The jazz starts around 10pm and the St. Louis crowd is polite and attentive. To go along with the music, the bar offers a surprisingly extensive wine list as well as fine spirits and beer. If live music isn't your thing, at least hit Mangia Italiano for the wine list and for the excellent food.
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