One of the best places in Nashville to see live jazz, F. Scott's Restaurant and Jazz Bar offers an impressive, seasonally changing menu and more than 300 admirable wines. All artfully prepared using local ingredients, appetizers such as creamy crab gratin and West Coast oysters are as pleasing as entrees like grilled beef tenderloin atop spinach risotto. With live jazz six nights a week and no cover charge, F. Scott's is certainly the local jam.
A unique spot in Nashville to hear live jazz, the Jazz Cave at the Nashville Jazz Workshop offers an intimate listening space that comfortably seats around 90 people. Patrons can reserve a cafe table or barstool seating, and although the facility doesn't serve food or alcohol, guests are permitted (and encouraged) to bring their own beverages and edibles. Performances usually start at 8pm and consist of two sets.
Popular among followers of the Nashville live jazz scene, Level 88 Jazz Bistro attracts music lovers from all genres. The house band, Higher Ground, regales listeners with spirited beats every Friday for the "hottest happy hour in Nashville," while local and visiting troupes take the stage throughout the week. An aquarium filled with exotic fish doubles as a bar, making for a unique place to order a martini. The club also serves a full menu.