7 Best Jazz Spots in Dallas

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7 Best Jazz Spots in Dallas

Whether you're looking to wine and dine, kick-back with a martini or groove to some tunes, there is live jazz waiting to be experienced across the city of Dallas.

Sandaga 183

Located just outside of Fair Park in South Dallas, Sandaga 813 is a jazz and blues music lovers paradise. Music legend Erykah Badu and Grammy nominated artist Shelly Carroll have all brought their musical presence to this soulful jazz and blues joint. Come by any night of the week for jam sessions, DJs and live music.

The Free Man Cajun Café & Lounge

Looking for some Cajun cuisine accompanied by jazz? Right in the heart of the historic Deep Ellum, an area known for pioneering the jazz and blues of Dallas, The Free Man Cajun Café & Lounge is the spot to soak up the tunes of the full live jazz band. The down-home and dark interior has a New Orleans casual style atmosphere. Don’t forget to try the jambalaya or shrimp etouffee to get the full experience of this restaurant and lounge.

The Balcony Club

Hailed as the Dallas version of “Cheers,” this cozy club in East Dallas with an old school atmosphere has great jazz seven nights a week. Live nightly jazz shows - with two bands taking the stage - in an intimate setting makes this place great for an after-dinner date night.

Chocolate Secrets

Chocolate treats and jazz music make for the perfect combination at Chocolate Secrets. While technically not a jazz club, the Oak Lawn chocolate shop hosts live jazz and blues every Wednesday-Saturday night. It’s the perfect place to have a glass of wine and delicious chocolate and groove to some nice jazz.

Twilite Lounge

Looking for that New Orleans style vibe in Dallas? Twilite Lounge will make you feel as if you just stepped inside a bar off Bourbon Street. Right in the mix of Deep Ellum, Twilite is known for its great mix of jazz artists, and you’ll wonder why you’re not coming every night.

The Library

The Library bar is a neighborhood staple with a great lounge environment. Located in the historic Warwick Melrose hotel, this candlelit bar with soothing sounds of nightly jazz entertainment makes for a perfect dinner gathering spot. Enjoy a picturesque movie-like cocktail next to the grand piano.

The Goat

If you want to go casual, The Goat in East Dallas is the place for you. A dive bar with blues and jazz on Thursday nights, some people call this place a “hole in the wall, but wonderful electric jazz bar,” and a true melting pot of Dallas. The bar is perfect if you want to relax in your sneakers and just listen to your favorite jazz and blues.

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