Jazzy Notes, Good Food and Lively Spirits

Eat, drink and mingle. Michigan has a number of dashing nightspots and trendy restaurants around the state that offer classy jazz, smooth blues, rock and R&B sounds. Pair these notes with mouth-watering cuisine and up-lifting spirits now you're in for a good time.

Classy Nightlife TunesSmooth notes, up-tempo rhythms and mellow vocals the Michigan jazz scene delivers a repertoire of silky, lively and melodious sounds. And, the Motor City is the very nucleolus of it all. If you like traditional jazz, great atmosphere and intriguing history, Baker's Keyboard Lounge is an experience you won't want to miss. The "World's Oldest Jazz Club," this is inarguably one of the most renowned jazz venues in Detroit or anywhere for that matter.

The Majestic Theatre Center is one of Detroit's hottest spots for nationally renowned jazz, blues, rock and Reggae concerts. The theatre is mainly a music venue and hosts a variety of musical concerts in three separate areas of the building: The Majestic, The Majestic Cafe, and The Magic Stick.

The Rhino offers delicious, light menu items and great entertainment in a relaxed, stylish atmosphere. Whether you're looking for a quiet evening of jazz and dining or a more spirited night of drinks and dancing, our warm, intimate atmosphere is the best place to mingle with old friends and meet new ones. Our restaurant offers a variety of entree selections from fresh seafood to tender beef dishes to mouthwatering desserts -- we have something for everyone. The Rhino also offers a full bar with live music featuring blues, jazz, Motown and R&B sounds (Wednesday Saturday) --plus a distinguishing Cigar Bar.

The Motor City is also home to Cliff Bell's, which has joined the ranks of premier jazz venues in the city of Detroit. Great music and great food combined with a relaxed yet classy atmosphere creates a perfect evening for all occasions. Please join us at our fully restored art-deco night-club in the heart of Detroit's historic entertainment district. Catch live jazz most nights or just stop in for dinner and a classic cocktail.

At the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe in Grosse Pointe Farms, you'll find great food and music Tuesday thru Saturday nights. Enjoy bistro favorites, some world cuisine influences, along with some twists on comfort food.

The Common Grill housed in a gloriously restored 100-year old building is conveniently located in downtown Chelsea, near the Purple Rose Theatre. The restaurant serves up dishes to tempt your taste buds ranging from assorted pastas to grilled steak. Lighter fare is also available. And, a must-have for chocolate lovers is their Chocolate Tower. Chef Craig is the author of The Common Grill Cookbook that features 150 of Chef's recipes. This upscale casual venue is a mix of modern and old-fashioned and offers patrons live jazz on Tuesday evenings.

Jazz the Night AwayAt Billy's Lounge in Grand Rapids, every night is filled with an eclectic mix of live music ranging anywhere from open mic nights to jazz, R&B, rock, funk, folk and reggae. The lounge offers a great dance floor, pool tables, candle-lit table service and an extensive list of micro brews from around the country.

For casual elegance, cool grooves and nightly jazz, Grand Rapids has another cool little spot known as Crush at The B.O.B. The popular club serves Asian-influenced appetizers and features progressive DJ's on weekends.

Czar's 505 brings an avant-garde atmosphere and the best jazz, blues, alternative rock, and other upbeat music on the club circuit from around the country to St. Joseph.

The Union Cabaret & Grille in Kalamazoo is a popular jazz bar and night spot that offers amazing and whimsical eats, as well as a number of really great signature dishes.

In the shadow of the capital city, those looking to get their groove on after a day of meetings and business negotiations are no stranger toStober's. This historic establishment owns the distinction of being Lansing's oldest bar and has been voted "Lansing's Coolest Bar". Patrons enjoy a cozy cocktail lounge with music and live jazz each Tuesday evening.

At Leelanau's Circa Estate Winery, you'll savor the moment while sipping a luscious wine, perusing fine art, gathering with friends by the fire, listening to soft jazz or enjoying live patio music into the evening.

Classy Nightlife TunesThe Grand, created from the entryway of the Old Grand Theatre in Grand Haven, features fresh oysters, sushi, uniquely prepared fish and a variety of steaks. With original chandeliers and a 120-gallon saltwater aquarium, this is truly a unique dining and entertainment experience. Live jazz and blues are offered throughout the year.

Southwestern Michigan's Italian Trattoria Wood Fire is a romantic restaurant where more than half of the menu is cooked in a wood burning oven. Inside, you'll experience a complete feast for the senses. Its not just the food that keeps people coming back to this popular restaurant; here, patrons can also enjoy a number of tunes from the great American song book. Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights, the restaurant features live jazz with some bluesy accents.