Amsterdam Bar & Hall
6 West Sixth Street
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.
1183 West University Avenue
Live jazz, R&B, pop, funk, dance, and neo soul at the “Legendary Club Apollo” of Minnesota.
275 East Fourth Street, Suite 280
An inviting downtown performance venue for classical chamber music.
Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar
308 Prince Street
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.
490 North Robert Street
Cabaret and live music in a downtown space featuring a back mezzanine lounge, distinctive performance space, and a baby grand piano.
2162 University Avenue
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
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.
721 North Snelling Avenue
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
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
Classic saloon offering live rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country, folk, jazz, pop, and bluegrass.
Mancini’s Char House & Lounge
531 West Seventh Street
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
“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
221 East Fifth Street
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
Neighborhood pub with live music, grill food, and the free Shamrock Shuttle to sports events, including the Wild and Minnesota RollerGirls.
345 Washington Street
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.
995 West Seventh Street
A real Irish pub with live entertainment serving neighborhood-famous Nook food from next door.
275 East Fourth Street, Second Floor
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
Home of Hamline University’s music ensembles and resident music series.
Tavern on the Avenue
825 West Jefferson Avenue
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.
1601 University Avenue
The newest music performed in a gritty relic of old-school Saint Paul. Serving lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
408 St. Peter Street
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
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
Hardwood floors and out-of-this-world blues.