Nine Places to Find Hot Jazz on a Cold Cape Cod Night

Bart Weisman and his talented friends are well-known on the Cape Jazz scene. You can see Bart at Grand Cru, the Island Merchant and several other Cape hots pots. Photo courtesy of

There is something irresistibly classy about sitting at a jazz bar, cocktail or wine in hand, exchanging small talk with a close group of friends or simply enjoying the presence of your loved one beside you. So where to get this classic experience on Cape Cod? Here are some great jazz bars on the Cape!

1. Amari Bar and Restaurant in Sandwich has live jazz every Friday and Saturday starting at 7pm and ending around 11pm. Each week, a different talent from around the Cape enchants patrons of Amari’s with their talent. Amari is located at 674 Route 6A in East Sandwich. They can be reached at 508-375-0011.

2. Liam Maguire’s in Falmouth has jazz on Thursday nights with Stage Door Canteen once per month). The entertainment starts around 8pm and goes until midnight. Liam Maguire’s is located at 273 Main Street in Falmouth. Their phone number is 508-548-0285.

3. The Grand Cru Wine Bar at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis has live jazz weekly on Fridays and Saturdays from 8pm to 11pm, usually with a different band each week. For a full list of entertainment at the Grand Cru, click hereThe Grand Cru is located at 1225 Iyannough Road in Hyannis. Their phone number is 508-771-3000.

4. The Island Merchant in Hyannis has a jazz jam on the third Sunday of every month from 4pm to 7pm with Bart Weisman. Come and enjoy the rhythm! The Island Merchant is located at 302 Main Street in Hyannis. Their phone number is 508-771-1337.

5. Every Monday night from 7pm to 10pm, jazz lovers can catch some tunes over at the Roadhouse Café in Hyannis. Great food, drinks, music, and friends – what could be better? The Roadhouse Café is located at 488 South Street in Hyannis. Their phone number is 508-775-2386.

6. Pain D’Avignon in Hyannis has live music with En Fuego featuring Perry Rossi on Wednesday nights starting around 9pm and going until about midnight. Pain D’Avignon is located at 15 Hinckley Road in Hyannis. Their phone number is 508-778-8588.

7. The Belfry Inn in Sandwich has Gary Travis on the piano every Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 10pm and it is simply delightful. The Belfry Inn is located at 6 Jarves Street in Sandwich. Their phone number is 508-888-8550.

8. The Riverway in Yarmouth has Jeffery Hicks on the piano on Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Come down and enjoy some beautiful music and wonderful food and drinks. The Riverway is located at 1338 Route 28 in Yarmouth. Their phone number is 508-398-2172.

9. The Harvest Wine Bar in Dennis has live music (including jazz) on different nights. Click here for a full listing of entertainment. Harvest is located at 776 Route 6A in Dennis. Their phone number is 508-385-2444. 

About the Author

Contributing Writer

Mati Brown holds a Journalism degree from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. She has written for several publications, including the Berlin Reporter, EDGE publications, and the Falmouth and Mashpee Bulletins. A current resident of Brewster, she is glad to be writing about the area she grew up in.