3 Jazz Lounges around Dallas

A jazz band playing their saxophones.

Dating back to 1895, jazz music originated in communities around New Orleans. Influenced by blues and ragtime, jazz created dozens of dance steps, including the Charleston, the trot, and the black bottom.

After expanding throughout the United States in the Jazz Age, cities across the nation cultivate jazz music with inspiration from other genres and cultures. Check out these jazz lounges around Dallas for a night of local rhythm and swing:

The Free Man Cajun Cafe & Lounge 

Nestled in Deep Ellum, The Free Man aims to combine food, music, and atmosphere to create a different destination in the area. Hosting local jazz, swing, and Dixieland bands seven nights a week, the lounge is open until 2:00 AM. Chef Ricki Sutton creates a menu full of Cajun classics from the finest ingredients. Select appetizers are discounted during happy hour, which also features three dollar drafts. Hearty entrees include jambalaya, shrimp etouffee, and Cajun crawfish pasta. 

Soho Food & Jazz 

Family-owned, Soho takes pride in offering exciting music and a fine dining experience. It’s Dallas County’s top traditional jazz destination and features an eclectic supper club setting. Guests always enjoy attentive service and a multicultural menu. Chefs prepare everything in-house and offer something for every palate. Menu favorites include Jamaican jerk duck breast, New Zealand lamb loin, and pan-seared Chilean sea bass. 

The Balcony Club

The Balcony Club has been a local favorite since 1998. Located next to the historic Lakewood Theater, the club welcomes the finest names in jazz and blues. The club stays open until 2:00 AM with comfortable seats offering an intimate view of the stage. Bartenders mix refreshing cocktails, and visitors can bring their own food.

Along with these jazz venues, Radius at Turtle Creek is near top shopping destinations and world-renowned cultural attractions. To call our apartment community home, please contact us.

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