Places to see live music

University Area

Baja Bean— Salsa-and-margarita flair with open mic on Mondays and karaoke on Tuesdays. 1327 W. Main St. 293-4507. No cover. 9pm.

Biltmore Grill— Beer flows at this student-packed Elliewood mainstay with regular Saturday-night patio music. 16 Elliewood Ave. 293-6700. No cover, 10pm.

Buddhist Biker Bar & Grill-— Acoustic and folk in snug, house-party setting. 20 Elliewood Ave. 971-9181. 10pm.

Buffalo Wild Wings— Rock and karaoke tossed in with giant-screen jock visuals. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 977-1882. Free. 8:30pm.

Coupe DeVille’s— Singer-songwriters floating in flirty Wahoo-wonderland. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 Elliewood Ave. 977-3966. 10pm.

Dürty Nelly’s— Jazz, blues and rock, all local, in rootsy pub with intriguing floors. 200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278. $3. 8pm.

Jabberwocky— Spacious and economical with occasional music. 1516 University Ave. 984-4653.

Mellow Mushroom— Psychedelic pizza palace with jam rock music. 417 W. Main St. 972-9366. $3.

Michael’s Bistro— Jazz, folk, rock and acoustic Wednesday. On the Corner above Littlejohn’s. 977-3697. $3. 10:30pm.

Orbit Billiards— Pool tables and free live music on the Corner. 102 14th St. NW. 984-5707. 10pm.

The Prism— Local and national folk cast in a refreshing, intimate setting. Corner of Gordon Avenue and Rugby Road. 97-PRISM.

Satellite Ballroom— Cool space for large local and small national acts. 1427 University Ave. (Behind Michael’s Bistro). 977-3697.

Southern Culture— Down-home cookin’ and soul food, good specials and regular music on Monday nights. 633 W. Main St. 979-1990.

Starr Hill Music Hall— Charlottesville’s main music venue, upstairs from the brewery. 709 W. Main St. 977-0017. $2-20. 9pm.

The Virginian— Only small acts can fit in this long-established public house on the Corner. 1521 W. Main St. 984-4667.

Vivace— Relaxing lounge and patio atmosphere with jazz music give this Italian joint a little “Lady and the Tramp” romance. 2244 Ivy Rd. 979-0994.


Atomic Burrito— Ask for a side of “cool” with your fish tacos at this Downtown late night scene offering live DJ music. 109 Second St. SE. 977-0117.

Bashir’s Taverna— Occasional live entertainment in this inviting Middle Eastern eatery. East End, Downtown Mall. 923-0927.

Charlottesville Pavilion— Huge outdoor venue for rocking local and national music acts. East End of the Downtown Mall. 817-0220.

City Limits— Northside country bar with pool tables and live music every weekend. 221 Carlton Ave. 977-1970. 9pm.

Club 216— Primarily gay and lesbian dance club, open only to members and sponsored guests. 218 W. Water St. 296-8783.

Escafé— Folk on Sunday in this bright, trés hip venue. Downtown Mall. 295-8668. 9pm.

Fellini’s No. 9— Eclectic musical mix in a redux of Downtown’s cult-favorite Italian restaurant. Corner of Second and Market streets. 979-4279.

Garden of Sheba— Reggae, roots and blues. 609 E. Market St. 977-7336. $5-10. 9pm.

Gravity Lounge— Artist-friendly library/coffeehouse/ listening room with acoustic and folk music on the Downtown Mall. 103-105 S. First St. 977-5590.

Hamiltons’ At First & Main— Upscale Downtown dining with mellow music every Saturday. 101 W. Main St. 295-6649.

Miller’s— Mostly jazz and local folk in this dark, antique classic with pool tables upstairs. Downtown Mall. 971-8511. $3-4. 10pm.

Mono Loco— Go crazy at this Latin American rest-aurant offering live music Tuesday nights. 200 W. Water St. 979-0688.

Outback Lodge— Local, regional and national acts. Mostly blues, rock and funk. Preston Plaza. 979-7211. $3-6. 10pm.

Paramount Theater— Restored theater hosts big-name acts from music, dance, stage, film and more. 215 E. Main St. 979-1333.

R2— Rapture’s cosmopolitan dance club with local DJs and big-names from D.C. and Richmond. 301 E. Main St., Third Street entrance. 293-9526. $3-10. 8pm.

South Street Brewery— Regular Monday music and more at this local brew mecca. South Street, Downtown. 293-6550. No cover. 10pm.

Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar— Bands and DJs of the world in a quirky, earthy tea-room setting. 414 E. Main St. 293-9947.

Zocalo— Swanky, smoke-free and centrally located with weekly Latin jazz. 201 E. Main St. 977-4944.


Basic Necessities— Weekly harp, blues and acoustic on your way back from skiing. Route 151, Nellysford. 361-1766.

Club Rio— Dance club with Top 40 and karaoke. 1525 E. Rio Rd., next to Wolfie’s. 975-3100.

Damon’s Grill— Sports bar action with mega-TVs, trivia and karaoke on Thursdays. 1901 Emmet St., in the Holiday Inn. 977-0803.

Doctor Ho’s Humble Pie— Mix of acoustic and jam music in this laid-back pizza joint. 3586 Monacan Trail Rd., North Garden. 245-0000. No cover. 7pm.

Fat Daddy’s— Feel-good burgers and sandwiches come with live regular music. Albemarle Square. 974-6542.

Kokopelli’s Café— Crozet coffee shop with local rock Fridays and Saturdays and folk on Sundays. The Square, Crozet. 823-5645.

Lazy Parrot Grill— Singer/songwriters on the patio lend a Jimmy Buffet feel to this sports bar. Pantops Shopping Center. 977-1020.

Rapunzel’s— Mostly acoustic in the Packing Shed. 924 Front St., Lovingston. 263-6660. $5. 7:30pm.