If smooth jazz is what you are in the mood for, we have got quite the roundup for you. Whether you are in the South End or over the bridge in Cambridge, there are a few haute spots to be found. Here’s a look at five of the best jazz spots in Boston.
1 Ryles Jazz Club
Jazz aficionados get all riled up at Ryles Jazz Club in Inman Square where their Sunday brunch takes center stage. The intimate club has hosted some impressive national acts like Arturo Sandoval and Maynard Ferguson. After dinner and a show, be sure to check out the upstairs dance hall to learn a thing or two about salsa or ballroom dancing.
212 Hampshire Street Cambridge, MA 02139
Located in haute section of Harvard Square tucked inside The Charles Hotel, the Regattabar has been a popular jazz haunt since it first opened here in 1985. Sip on a Sidecar or Moscow Mule while sharing snacks like a hummus and tabbouleh plate or New England cheese platter. Don't miss the outdoor courtyard series during the summer months.
1 Bennett Street Cambridge, MA 02138
3 Scullers Jazz Club
From Latin to contemporary jazz and beyond (think R&B, blues and soul), Scullers has it all. Book a dinner and a show (there are often two performances each booking) for a fun night out on the town or simply come here to listen to big name acts like The Manhattans or Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134
4 Wally’s Jazz Cafe
Wally's has been an institution in Boston in 1947. This jazz club is one of the oldest and most revered in town best known for its nightly live entertainment 365 days a year. Many young aspiring jazz musicians get their start here where they can perfect their art before a lively crowd.
427 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02118
5 Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
The South End comes alive every night at Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen where the food is almost as good as the entertainment. Here, it's all about the southern specialties like chicken and waffles, Cajun Maryland crab cakes and fried catfish strips. We love the catfish tacos (the only ones in Boston), roasted salmon with saffron rice and the juicy jazzburger topped with tobacco onions.
604 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA 02118