Turf Club. Photo: Patricia Bour-Schilla

Amsterdam Bar & Hall

6 West Sixth Street
612.285.3112
www.amsterdambarandhall.com
The Amsterdam is a premier music venue bringing the noise and trivia from its sister bar in Northeast Minneapolis. It also serves affordable dishes straight outta Amsterdam. Check out its events page.

Arnellia’s

1183 West University Avenue
651.642.5975
www.arnellia.com
Live jazz, R&B, pop, funk, dance, and neo soul at the “Legendary Club Apollo” of Minnesota.

Baroque Room

275 East Fourth Street, Suite 280
651.705.6772
www.thebaroqueroom.com
An inviting downtown performance venue for classical chamber music.

Bedlam Lowertown

213 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Bedlam’s unique style theater-club, bar, and restaurant, hosting events, info-tainment, theater, dance, music, cabaret and the occasional dance party.

Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar

308 Prince Street
651.228.9274
www.blackdogstpaul.com
A café and workspace serving locally roasted coffee, beer, and wine alongside tasty sandwiches, soups, and pizzas with a focus on organic and local ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus a full lineup of live music.

Camp Bar

490 North Robert Street
651.292.1844
www.camp-bar.net
Cabaret and live music in a downtown space featuring a back mezzanine lounge, distinctive performance space, and a baby grand piano.

Dubliner Pub

2162 University Avenue
651.646.5551
thedublinerpub.com
Irish music and dancing alongside tap beers and top-shelf whiskey, with live music 6 nights a week. Never done it before? All ages are welcome for Irish céilí dancing every first Saturday afternoon, or show up for low-key céilí dance lessons on Wednesday nights.

Dunn Bros Grand Avenue

1569 Grand Avenue
651.698.0618
www.dunnbrosgrand.com
The original Dunn Bros Coffee features live music daily and a distinct aroma from the coffee roasted in-house. Be prepared to get cozy with fellow sippers.

Ginkgo Coffeehouse

721 North Snelling Avenue
651.645.2647
www.ginkgocoffee.com
Besides coffee, the original Ginkgo on Snelling offers fruit smoothies, sandwiches, and other edibles, as well as a play area for children and a diverse Thursday night concert series. It has satellite locations at Children’s Hospitals, St. Joseph’s, and Gillette Children’s Hospital. Catering available.

Half Time Rec

1013 Front Street
651.488.8245
halftimerec.com
Popular dive bar with live music every weekend and plenty of room for dance moves. Enjoy the Irish corned beef (courtesy of Paddy Shack), drink specials, and bocce ball. Wednesday has DJ-spun tunes and Thursday is karaoke night.

Hat Trick Lounge

134 East Fifth Street
651.228.1347
www.hattricklounge.com
Classic saloon offering live rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country, folk, jazz, pop, and bluegrass.

Mancini’s Char House & Lounge

531 West Seventh Street
651.224.7345
www.mancinis.com
A Saint Paul institution since 1948. Serving charbroiled steak and lobster in a lounge as classic as the day it was built. Live music every Thursday through Saturday.

Minnesota Music Cafe

499 Payne Avenue
651.776.4699
minnesotamusiccafe.com
“Where the food’s great and the music’s cooking!” Live blues, jazz, soul, and a packed dance floor are staples at this first-rate venue.

Music in Mears

Mears Park
221 East Fifth Street
651.248.0857
musicinmears.com
Beautiful summer evenings are made for music in the park. This popular concert series delivers with a full lineup of free Thursday night shows in Lowertown’s Mears Park, from June through August. Opening band starts at 6 p.m.; headliners start at 7:15 p.m. Food trucks make an appearance at every show.

O’Gara’s Bar & Grill

164 North Snelling Avenue
651.644.3333
www.ogaras.com
Neighborhood pub with live music, grill food, and the free Shamrock Shuttle to sports events, including the Wild and Minnesota RollerGirls.

Ordway

345 Washington Street
651.282.3000
www.ordway.org
Minnesota’s premier performing arts center, the Ordway presents the finest in theater, music, and dance. The elegant space contains a 1,900-seat music theater, a 1,100-seat concert hall, and magnificent lobbies. It provides a performance home to the Minnesota Opera, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Schubert Club.

Shamrock’s

995 West Seventh Street
651.228.9925
www.crshamrocks.com
A real Irish pub with live entertainment serving neighborhood-famous Nook food from next door.

Studio Z

Northwestern Building
275 East Fourth Street, Second Floor
651.755.1600
www.studiozstpaul.com
A vibrant performance space managed by the chamber ensemble Zeitgeist. Hosts performances by Zeitgeist and a range of visiting musicians.

Sundin Music Hall

1531 Hewitt Avenue
651.523.2459
www.hamline.edu/sundin
Home of Hamline University’s music ensembles and resident music series.

Tavern on the Avenue

825 West Jefferson Avenue
651.227.6315
www.tavontheavenue.com
Tav on the Ave is a no-frills neighborhood bar that offers food made from scratch. Kitchen open till midnight. Cozy venue for rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and soul. Live music every Tuesday, plus some weekends.

Turf Club

1601 University Avenue
651-647-0486
turfclub.net
The newest music performed in a gritty relic of old-school Saint Paul. Serving lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Vieux Carré

408 St. Peter Street
651.291.2715
vieux-carre.com
New jazz venue in the old Artists Quarter space with a speakeasy vibe inspired by New Orleans’ rich food and music scene. The stage showcases Minnesota jazz, soul, and blues; the creole menu features gumbo, muffulettas, and beignets.

Wild Tymes & the Palace Stage

33 West Seventh Place
651.224.8181
www.wildtymes.net
Live music every Wednesday-Saturday. Never a cover. All shows 18+. Serving an extensive list of bar food.

Wilebski’s Blues Saloon

1638 Rice Street
651.207.0000
wilebskiblues.com
Hardwood floors and out-of-this-world blues.