Charleston’s burgeoning jazz scene is attracting national attention thanks to a local nonprofit, Jazz Artists of Charleston. Restaurant goers can now enjoy live musical performances every night of the week, and we’ve put together a short list of our favorite spots…
Eli’s Table is located on Meeting Street beside the Gibbes Museum of Art. The restaurant offers a diverse menu, outdoor seating a live jazz performances every Wednesday evening. Visit elistable.com for more information.
The Mezz is a renovated Jazz club located in the heart of downtown Charleston above Sermet’s on King Street. The club serves lunch and dinner and hosts live music Wednesday through Saturday. The Mezz becomes a piano bar every Wednesday night at 7:00, and the Joe Clark Trio plays every Friday. Visit mezzdowntown.com for more information.
Barsa is a Spanash influenced tapas bar and restaurant. Thursday nights are “Jazz Jam” nights and feature musical stylings from Steve Simon and the Kings of Jazz. Visit barsacharleston.com for more information.
High Cotton, located on East Bay Street, prides itself in Lowcountry cuisine prepared with local ingredients. The restaurant also features live music every night of the week with performances by Cattle in the Cane, the James Slater Trio and the Frank Duval Trio. Visit hallmanagementgroup.com/highcotton for details.
Many other popular Charleston restaurants, including Halls Chophouse and Fish, offer live music. For an extensive list of jazz performances visit jazzartistsofcharleston.org.