The Jazz Estate
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. jazzestate.com
2423 N. Murray Ave. (414) 964-9923
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.
Neighborhood bar with live music (8-10pm) then DJs and eclectic jukebox.
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
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.