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Music to Your Stomach: 5 Restaurants with Live Music in the D


How often has this happened to you? You’re excited to see a great band play some killer music, but you also haven’t had something to eat since lunch. You couldn’t possibly grab dinner and make it to the show on time. What if dinner was at the show? The venues you’ll find below combine Detroit’s love of music with its equal love of good food. So, next time you’re looking to catch a show, why not catch a great meal, too, at one of these five metro Detroit establishments.

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Otus Supply

One of Ferndale’s newest restaurants and named a Top 10 New Restaurant by Detroit Free Press, Otus Supply’s sister establishment, The Parliament Room, is where you can find musical performances by local, regional and national talent. Go to Otus Supply to share a few small plates like the kampachi crudo or castellane verdi, sip any one of their many beers, wines and cocktails and then head into the connected Parliament Room to enjoy a rockin’ show from great musicians.

Baker’s Keyboard Lounge

If you love jazz, count yourself lucky the “World’s Oldest Jazz Club” is located right here in Detroit. Not only do they serve up tunes that will have you tapping your foot to the rhythm, but they also have a great menu filled with Southern fare, like chicken wings, BBQ ribs, meatloaf, steak, catfish and more.

Cadieux Cafe

Known for its focus on Belgian culture and food, Cadieux Cafe in Detroit is the place to be for delicious Belgian beer, mussels, Belgian dinners and, of course, music. On weekends, you’ll find musical acts from genres like punk, alt rock, indie rock, acoustic shows and more. If you’re feeling courageous and want to take the stage yourself, karaoke nights are every Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Zeke’s Rock n Roll BBQ

The name says it all. Zeke’s Rock n Roll BBQ caters crowds with a love for great rock and roll music and great BBQ food. Fill your stomach to the brim with one of Zeke’s “Headliners,” like the smoked salmon or a three-meat combo, and then fill your brain with some hard rock and roll. Coming up on Zeke’s calendar, you’ll be able to thrash your head to the likes of The Highborn, Happy Endings, Reo Speedealer and Against the Grain.

Michigan Beer Company

Where do you go for some of the greatest craft Michigan beer on tap and live music on the weekends? Michigan Beer Company, of course! Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights feature local music talent from the metro Detroit area and with more than 25 beers on draft from all of your favorite Michigan breweries, it’s hard not to have a good time here. But, let’s not forget the pièce de résistance: the food. From delectable starters, like stuffed mushrooms and “Bama Bombs,” to delicious entrees like, “Fisherman’s Stew” and arugula & apple pesto pasta, the variety of choices and full flavor make each dish make a perfect pairing with Michigan beer and local music.

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