We have a lot of talented folks here in River City, and several nice live music venues.
Bearno’s By The Bay – casual Pizza Joint on a wharf with nice outdoor music venue where my buddy Jim Dishman plays every Wednesday. Stop on by, then, and also has music on the weekends too with a rotating cast of music acts.
Captains Quarters – 5700 Captains Quarters Rd. – (River Road past Lime Kiln Ln) – Seasonal since it is on the Ohio River, but really nice place on the weekends in the Summer with live music, food and drink. They also have the CQ Princess that has nightly cruises on the river.
The Flamingo Lounge – 119 S 7th St (across from 21c hotel) – cool basement Speakeasy venue open Wednesday – Sunday.
Frankfort Ave Liquors – 2115 Frankfort Ave – This is a liquor store of the future. Private tasting room, a great selection of private barrel picks, and Kentucky only bourbons, but also a full bar, with Live Music on the weekends!
Headliners Music Hall – 1386 Lexington Rd – National /Regional Touring Acts and other great shows happen at this venue which was in the former National Distillers (Old Grand Dad and Old Crow) which if you look closely enough you figure out is amongst the old Brick Rickhouses.
High Horse – 1032 Story Ave – Every SUNDAY NIGHT hosts live Honky Tonk Music in this iconic former Honky Tonk (The Do Drop Inn) with Johnny Berry and the Outliers from 5pm til 9pm. $5 Evan Williams Old Fashioneds and $2 beers, you can’t go wrong.
Stevie Rays Blues Bar – 230 E. Main St – been here as long as I can remember right downtown near all the hotels. Great live Blues Tuesday – Sunday.
The Whirling Tiger – 1335 Story Ave. – owned by the Against The Grain folks, so they have ATG Beers on tap and spirits. This venue is the iconic old Butchertown Pub and now it hosts some great live music Wednesday through Sunday.
Zanzabar – 2100 Preston St – hosts local, regional, and national acts. Molly Tuttle just played here! With an 80’s bar vibe complete with vintage arcade games, this is a cool venue indeed, and they serve Southern Style food.