The Jazz Estate

East Side

This swanky little jazz bar that has been hosting musicians for over 40 years. Unassuming and intimate, the space feels more like a neighborhood cocktail joint than a national jazz venue. Open seven nights a week.

2423 N. Murray Ave. (414) 964-9923


Cactus Club


This laid-back corner bar may be rough around the edges but has great sound and hosts local and national indie acts.

2496 S Wentworth Ave.

(414) 897-0663




Neighborhood bar with live music (8-10pm) then DJs and eclectic jukebox.

Open weekends.

932 E Chambers St  (414) 562-4101


Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall


This local landmark features polka jams on Wednesdays and a variety of original music on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees.

1920 S 37th St.  (414) 837-6552


Company Brewing

Riverwest's neighborhood brewery, restaurant and music venue.

735 E. Center St.  (414) 930-0909


The Back Room at Colectivo

Showcases local and internationally touring artists.

2211 N Prospect Ave.

 (414) 286-3663


 County Clare Inn and Pub

Classic and contemporary Irish ballads every Thursday and Irish sessions on Fridays.

1234 N. Astor St. (414) 272-5273


The Packing House

Supper club with live jazz music.

900 E. Layton Ave. (414) 483-5054