Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint offers Southern cooking and live music.

Black-owned Restaurants with Live Music in Atlanta

Whether you prefer a relaxed open mic night or like to let the bass move you in upbeat surroundings, you’ll find just the right note at one of these Black-owned restaurants with live music.

Apache XLR

Known for its intimate setting, Apache XLR is Atlanta’s go-to for signature dishes and sensational sounds. Great food and live music go hand in hand at this cherished club. You can expect live jazz, world music, open mic nights and great DJs on any given night.

Where: 393 Marietta St. NW

Aye Tea Elle Elevated Tapas

Jam out while munching on delicious food at Aye Tea Elle (📷: Jovan Dais)

Know for bringing urban sophistication to the “Aye,” this chic new restaurant, Aye Tea Elle Elevated Tapas, offers guests the opportunity to munch on elegant eats before jamming to live jazz on the dance floor. 

Where: 3755 College St. in College Park


Brunch and live music is a must on Sundays (📷: @bosalanova)

Jam out to jazz at Fellaship’s Jazz and Juice brunch every Sunday. You can’t get any better than a live band and unbeatable brunch vibes plus cigars and delectable cocktails.

Where: 110 Centennial Olympic Park Drive

Kats Cafe

A haven for all things creative and culture, Kat’s Cafe might be one of Atlanta’s best-kept secrets. Sit back and listen or partake in Thursday’s open mic night and live jam session or head there on Saturdays for music from a live band. 

Where: 970 Piedmont Ave. NE

Negril ATL

The innovative culinary experience at Negril ATL only adds to the bold atmosphere. Dine and dance to tunes by the live DJ or book a reservation for brunch on Saturday and Sundays to experience the live band. 

Where: 30 North Ave. NE

Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint

Soulful food and sounds await at Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint (📷: Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint)

The good times never stop rolling at this popular live music venue. Known as a destination for live entertainment and sensational Southern cooking, Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint provides an atmosphere where locals and visitors feel right at home.

Where: 200 Peachtree St.

TEN ATL Bar & Lounge

Step into the “The House of Entertainment” when you visit TEN ATL Bar & Lounge. This intimate cocktail lounge boasts live jam sessions, hookah and delicious drinks. Can’t make it in person? Check the livestream each night at 10 p.m. 

Where: 495 Flat Shoals Ave. SE

The James Room

You can never go wrong with a stop at The James Room (📷: @christopherbw)

The James Room offers an atmosphere that allows you to enjoy a harmonious blend of comfort and sophistication. The dimly lit cocktail lounge hidden behind the cafe’s bookshelf doors offers an aesthetic night of drinks and bites. Nothing beats the serene environment on a Tuesday night when the music is live.

Where: 661 Auburn Ave. NE

Urban Grind

The hip coffeehouse Urban Grind offers the perfect setting for a relaxing work session or an intimate event. Grind during the day and stay for one of the many events in the evening. From live music to open mic poetry night on Thursdays, both the entertainment and coffee will fill you up. 

Where: 962 Marietta St. NW

If you’re just hungry and aren’t looking for music, try one of Atlanta’s Favorite Black-owned Restaurants

Aubree is a content creator with a passion for all things food and travel. You can find her around Atlanta tasting some of the most iconic bites or burning it all off on the dance floor.

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