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This classic Italian eatery in Baltimore is set up cabaret style making it a great dinner option for music lovers.
Germano's Piattini
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These Maryland mainstays serve up award-winning cuisine with a side of soul, rock, jazz or opera, pleasing the palette as well as the ears.

Joe Squared

1 Joe Squared, Baltimore

This hipster pizza joint in Baltimore has been getting a lot of press, showing up on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and even earning a spot in Zagat’s Best 50 Pizzas in the U.S. And its music scene is just as tasty, often offering acoustic music during the dinner hour and live local bands later on.


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Type:
American


Location:
133 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-545-0444


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Half Note Restaurant & Lounge

2 Half Note Restaurant & Lounge, Bowie

Jazz, rhythm and blues and soul food, too: this Bowie establishment is a destination for music lovers and foodies alike, boasting a line-up of the region’s best jazz and old school R&B performers, coupled with a versatile menu that includes savory southern-inspired dishes.

W. C. Harlan

3 W.C. Harlan, Baltimore

Modeled after the speakeasies of the roaring Roaring Twenties, this venue won’t even post a sign to identify its address (hint: it’s in Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood). Once inside, enjoy the prohibition era décor, artisanal cocktails and classic jazz.

Bertha's Restaurant & Bar Photo By: Bertha's Restaurant & Bar

4 Bertha's Restaurant & Bar, Baltimore

You’ve probably seen Bertha’s iconic green “Eat Bertha’s Mussels” bumper stickers somewhere, whether it’s on a telephone pole in Alaska or over a bar in Barbados. In Baltimore they’re ubiquitous, and with good reason. This Fells Point restaurant is understandably famous for their perfectly prepared mussels—but Bertha’s is also a great place for Jazz. While you’re there, enjoy a live trio or the Songwriters’ Showcase each Wednesday night.


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Type:
Seafood


Location:
734 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
410-327-5795


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The Cellar Door Restaurant

5 The Cellar Door Restaurant, Frederick

Located in the heart of Frederick’s bustling downtown, this bistro-lounge is just steps below the city’s happening Market Street. You can dine in the stylish downstairs cellar and enjoy live comedy, open mic performances, karaoke and headlining artists of all musical backgrounds.


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Type:
American


Location:
5 E Church St
Frederick, MD 21701
301-695-8460


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Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club Photo By: Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

6 Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

The Bethesda Theater was built in 1938 and operated as one of the Art Deco era’s lavish cinema palaces. Fast-forward to today and the theater has been The Bethesda Theater was built in 1938 and operated as one of the Art Deco era’s lavish cinema palaces. Fast-forward to today and the theater has been infused with a multi-million dollar renovation to become the region’s top live music supper club with an award-winning menu.


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Type:
Music Venues


Location:
7719 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
240-330-4500


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7 The Stables at Westminster

Get here early for the famous crab cakes, then stick around to listen and dance to some of the most popular bands in the region.


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Type:
Seafood


Location:
452 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
410-840-8181


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This classic Italian eatery in Baltimore is set up cabaret style making it a great dinner option for music lovers. Photo By: Germano's Piattini

8 Germano's PIATTINI, Baltimore

The upstairs dining room of this classic Italian eatery in Baltimore is set up cabaret style. Enjoy a delicious pasta dish while relaxing to live jazz or an opera showcase.


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Type:
Contemporary


Location:
300 South High Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-752-4515


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Featured Places
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Location:
133 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Location:
734 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
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Location:
5 E Church St
Frederick, MD 21701
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Location:
7719 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Location:
452 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
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Location:
300 South High Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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