Live Jazz in Columbus


Tucked away in historic German Village – an authentic global dining experience awaits. Inspired by seaside sangria and a walk on the Ramblas, Barcelona is a culinary fusion of metropolitan chic & Old World European charm. Each Friday from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m., join us for dinner or drinks at the bar while listening to some of the best live music in Columbus. Our musical guests change each month (April – December). Music styles include jazz, blues, standards, instrumental and vocals. During January – March, the Sunday Music series is featured with a changing selection of musical guests every Sunday at the bar (6:00 – 8:00 p.m.).

Brothers Drake

Brothers Drake hand crafts fine meads in Columbus with the most local and high-quality ingredients possible. Mead is an ancient form of alcohol made from honey. We use Ohio wildflower honey, fruit, flowers and spices to create a distinct flavor of Ohio. Come visit our full bar for a truly local experience of art, music and mead!

de-Novo Bistro & Bar

Across the street from the beautiful downtown park Columbus Commons, de-Novo is the creation of the team behind the Vonn Jazz Lounge in Columbus. de-Novo has live entertainment every Thursday night through Sunday night in the entrance of the location. Look for various duos, trios and solo performances from some of the best local musicians and many jazz musicians in Columbus.

Dick’s Den

A jazz institution in Columbus, Dick’s Den is one of the city’s main and longstanding jazz venues. In existence since the 1960s, Dick’s Den provides live music and primarily jazz seven nights a week.

Hyde Park Grille

The Original “Grille” in Columbus, which opened in 1988, still serves some of the best prime steaks in the city. Conveniently located off Route 315, Hyde Park in Upper Arlington is just 5 minutes from the Ohio State Campus and only 10 minutes from Downtown Columbus. The Upper Arlington location is known for its cozy fireplaces, quaint, romantic private dining areas and live jazz in the lounge.

The Refectory

Four years ago, The Refectory in Columbus, OH began to do music events in our upstairs private Banquet Room – known locally as “The Choir Loft”. These events are limited to only 40 guests. We began with a Jazz Dinner Club format with a front and center performance, rather than “background music”. Originally only hosting six events that first year. Now, they have grown to include many types of musical performances including our Jazz Dinner Club, Chamber Music Series, Opera Columbus and many more. There are an average of six Jazz events per month to become Columbus’ most intimate Jazz Dinner Club!

It is an entire evening of dinner and a show experience that begins at 6 pm until about 9 pm.

There is a set Four-Course menu which changes for every event. These events are $69.00 per guest for the Four-Course dinner and the musical performance. This does not include beverages, tax, and gratuity.

Refectory Website


Tucked below the restaurant Copious, in an upscale grotto-like space, is Notes—a noteworthy music venue and dinner experience unlike any other in Columbus.

Here, we showcase some of our finest food and performers in a state-of-the-art setting that includes close-up seating, a bar, and a lounge. With a major focus on local talent, we offer a full range of musical styles that let you not only enjoy your favorites, but also step out of your comfort zone to experience something new. Jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk, singer/songwriters, opera, cabaret — Notes has something for everyone.

Notes Website

Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza

Natalie’s is an intimate venue dedicated to creating a dynamic atmosphere for both artists and audiences alike. The space offers the combination of live music, old world New York Neapolitan style pizza made in a unique high temperature coal fired oven, classic cocktails made with freshly squeezed juices, wines, and the best local and regional craft brews.

Rumba Cafe

Rumba Cafe features rock, soul, funk, jazz, and alt country — seven nights a week.