Whether you prefer a jazz-drenched late night tormented by crying saxophones in the formerly smoky basement of the Artists' Quarter, or an early classical evening listening to America's premier chamber orchestra in the crisp and beautiful SPCO hall, Saint Paul is the place to be. Our city offers something for every musical taste including death metal bands on any given night at Lowertown's Station 4.
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
6 Sixth St. W.
Keeps Wabasha hopping with nightly entertainment.
1183 University Ave. W.
The “Legendary Club Apollo” of Minnesota.
The Baroque Room
275 Fourth St. E., Ste. 280
An inviting downtown performance venue for classical chamber music.
408 St. Peter St.
Located downstairs in the historic Hamm Building with a subterranean classic jazz vibe.
Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar
308 Prince St.
A Lowertown meeting place for music, ideas, and good food.
490 Robert St. N.
5000 square feet with a back mezzanine lounge, distinctive performance stage, and dance floor.
The Coffee Grounds
1579 Hamline Ave.
Committed to remaining free and open to all ages. No cover.
2162 University Ave. W.
No frills Irish bar: whiskey, scotch, beer, and an up-to-the-minute music calendar.
Dunn Bros on Grand
1569 Grand Ave.
The original Dunn Bros Coffee features live music daily.
Eagles Club 33
287 Maria Ave.
St Paul Aerie for the Arts with music most Friday nights.
721 Snelling Ave. N.
Corner café serving coffee and seasonal foods with a diverse mix of music and clientele.
1013 Front St.
A neighborhood nightclub with a variety of music and the only indoor bocce ball courts in Saint Paul.
Hat Trick Lounge
134 Fifth St. E.
Classic saloon offering rock and roll, blues, country, folk, jazz, and pop.
1096 Grand Ave.
Jazz at the Lex on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Mancini's Char House & Lounge
531 Seventh St. W.
Live music every Wednesday through Saturday.
Minnesota Music Café
499 Payne Ave.
“Where the food's great and the music's cooking!”
Music in Mears
221 Fifth St. E.
Thursday evening outdoor concerts from 6 to 9 p.m., June through August.
O’Gara’s Bar & Grill
164 Snelling Ave. N.
Neighborhood pub with music, grill food, and the free Shamrock Shuttle to sports events, including the Wild and Minnesota RollerGirls.
995 Seventh St. W.
A loyal customer following for bands: Soul Tree, Mouldy Figs, Loose Cannon, and more.
SPCO Music Room / Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Historic Hamm Building
408 St. Peter St., 3rd floor
The intimate performance space of the only full-time professional chamber orchestra in the nation.
201 Fourth St. E.
This vintage downtown club puts a variety of cult artists onstage.
Studio Z / Zeitgeist
275 Fourth St. E.
A small ensemble of percussion, piano, and woodwinds performing a diverse range of new music.
Sundin Music Hall
1531 Hewitt Avenue
Home of Hamline University's music ensembles and resident music series.
Tavern on the Avenue
825 Jefferson Ave.
Cozy venue; classic rock and roll, rhythm, blues, and soul.
1601 University Ave. W.
The newest music performed in a gritty relic of old-school Saint Paul: “The best remnant of the ’40s.”
Wilebski’s Blues Saloon
1638 Rice St.
Hard wood floors and out-of-this-world blues.
Wild Tymes Palace Stage
33 Seventh Place W.
Never a cover. All shows 18+.