The blues are back in town and everybody in Baltimore who enjoys great music will appreciate these local jazz spots. The blues and jazz influences are very prominent in the city’s nightlife. Whether you are looking for a low-key jazz venue or a loud and popping blues club, these venues will appeal to Baltimore’s die hard jazz and blues fans.

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Club 347
347 N. Calvert St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 385-9923

Hours: Daily – 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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Price: Cover charge on Fridays, $10

Club 347, one of Baltimore’s premier jazz lounges, features two levels of dancing space and also several musical events each month. The venue boasts jazz, blues and soul music in a vibrant nightlife atmosphere. Every Monday night Club 347 plays host to an amazing jazz jam session that’s not to be missed. The club also includes pool tables and bars for patrons to enjoy a night of dancing, games and good times. Need a unique space for a birthday party or after work event? Book a private or corporate event at Club 347 for an awesome time. If you are looking for a night of great music, Club 347 is where you need to be.

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Cabaret at Germano’s
300 S. High St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 752- 4515

Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Fri to Sat – 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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Cabaret at Germano’s is an elegant and trendy jazz spot in Baltimore that exemplifies a classy establishment and provides great blues and jazzy beats for its visitors. Located in the famous Little Italy district of Baltimore, Germano’s creates a musical buzz in the area by featuring some of the best jazz, opera, blues and classical music artists in town. While enjoying a nice musical performance, patrons can select delicious eats from the restaurant’s various steak, seafood and vegan menus. Stop by on Thursdays around 7 p.m. for the restaurant’s evening cabaret for a romantic night of jazz and blues with a loved one. If you are looking for a hearty meal while enjoying fine music simultaneously, this is the destination you would want to attend while in Little Italy.

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Bertha’s Restaurant & Bar
734 S. Broadway St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 327-5795

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri -11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat – 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.., Sun – 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Bar open daily until 2 a.m.
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Bertha’s in Fells Point provides a steady calendar of jazz and blues concerts throughout the month. An established restaurant in Fells Point since 1972, Bertha’s provides patrons its rave reviewed mussels and live jazz acts for its guests. Located at the corner of Broadway and Lancater, the restaurant has history and a loyal following among residents in this historic district of Baltimore. Stop by any night around 9:30 p.m. to catch live music in the bar area, free of charge, and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch Big Bertha’s own Rhythm Kings belting out some beats. If you are looking for a lively atmosphere that includes delectable seafood, fantastic music and foot-stomping entertainment, this is a destination you must visit if you are in the area.

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Explorers Lounge
Intercontinental Harbor Court Hotel
550 Light St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 234-0550

Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
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If you are looking for a fine dining experience with classic jazz playing in the background, look no further than Explorers Lounge. Located inside the popular and classy Intercontinental Harbor Court Hotel at the Inner Harbor, the lounge features a trendy and swank bar and dining area that hosts smooth and melodic jazz tunes for a relaxing and comfortable experience. Sit back and let the tunes carry you away while taking in the elegant ambiance, hand painted murals and delicate antiques that make up the Explorers Lounge decor. Why not make a night of it and book a room at the five star hotel located right on the calming view of harbor?

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LeRoy McDuffie is a nightclub writer from Baltimore, Md. who has traveled the world and experienced some of the best and vibrant nightclub venues. He is a graduate of McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., and has a degree in political science and journalism. LeRoy is well-versed in the nightclub scene and will surely provide the hottest reviews and trends of the nightlife scene in Baltimore. His work can be found at