Westport Plaza is a great place to hang out, meet friends, eat, drink, and hear great live music. Backstreet Jazz and Blues is one of the top spots in the city to hear premier jazz and blues bands and share music with others. Jam sessions and karaoke are held on certain nights of the week and all are welcome to participate. Cocktails and drink specials are available for those 21 and above, and admission is incredibly affordable. Entry is free if you're carrying a ticket from the Funny Bone, a neighboring comedy club. The atmosphere is fun, flirty, and casual, but always be prepared for the unexpected. Many a local celebrity has been made at this live music venue and the next happening blues trombonist could be sitting at the bar.
From the DJ to the food to the live musical entertainment and drinks, the Loft Jazz Club is high energy and full of excitement. It can get pretty crowded on the dance floor and most of the people who come through are looking to just dance and let loose. Open until 3a some nights, this venue attracts the late night party people. The music ranges from R&B to hip-hop with jazz and rock thrown in from time to time. The Loft Jazz Club hosts one of the hottest open mics in St. Louis once a month, which brings people from all over the country to showcase their talents in front of an audience of up to 1500, which often includes music industry moguls. The food isn't bad, not a large menu, but enough to buffer against a mean hangover.
This quaint bar located in the heart of historic Soulard doesn't look like much from the street, but it packs quite a punch. The venue is great for private parties; their banquet room holds up to 60 people. Saturday nights are for karaoke aficionados and Sunday nights at Carson's are made famous by sports lovers who can't miss the NFL Sundays! Their outdoor patio is a great place to eat and hang out when the weather is pleasant and the full bar keeps patrons hydrated and happy. Typical bar food can be found on the menu for a reasonable price, and the lunch buffet is enough to fill the hungriest patron. A lively, laid back atmosphere sets the backdrop for a fun afternoon or evening at Carson's.
The interiors resemble that of an urban art gallery, while the vibe of the place is that of a buzzing nightclub. If you find yourself intrigued about what this heady mix holds in store, visit the House of Soul at Washington Avenue. This effervescent live-music venue plays R&B, gospel, and more, while adding the joys of art and food to the experience. The bar menu here is a crowd puller; however, theme nights, such as Karaoke Nights and Saturday Night Vibes, attract party lovers from all over the city. When in St. Louis, if you’re looking to let your hair down and groove to the beats of blue, the House of Soul is your destination.