40+ Of The Coolest Places In Toledo To Hear Live Music

. July 29, 2020.
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Eager to enjoy a little nightlife? Music lovers can still enjoy tunes while social-distancing at a variety of local restaurants and bars. Here’s a handful of venues that are currently hosting, or have hosted, live music. Check their Facebook pages for updates, as changes and adjustments to the schedule are frequent. 

If you know of a venue we haven’t listed, please send an email to editor@adamsstreetpublishing.com so we can make sure to include them in this list. The show must go on! 

AJ’s Doolittle’s Sports Bar and Grill typically hosts bands on Friday evenings. 8525 Secor Rd., Lambertville, MI. 734-856-3838. Ajdoolittles.com

Backyard BBQ & Booze hosts live music on the patio. 2600 W. Sylvania Ave., 419-475-2515. Backyardbbqtoledo.com

Bar 145 continues to offer entertainment and live music, including Sugar Pax on Saturday, August 22. 5305 Monroe St., 419- 593-0073. Bar145toledo.com

Basil Pizza and Wine Bar offers live music on the patio throughout the week. 3145 Hollister Ln., Perrysburg. 419-873-6218. Basilpizzaandwinebar.com

Benfield Wines is currently hosting live music events featuring artists such as Jaime Mills on Friday, August 14 and EZ Pickens on Saturday, August 15. 102 N Main St, Swanton. 419-862-5427. benfieldwines.com

Bier Stube Bar & Grill continues to offer entertainment and live music throughout the week. 5333 Monroe St., 419-841-7999. facebook.com/BierStube419

Blarney Irish Pub Toledo hosts trivia and live music on the patio. 601 Monroe St., 419-418-2339. Theblarneyirishpub.com

Blue LLama Jazz Club’s dining room and patio not only feature craft cocktails and delicious shared plates, but live music. 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. 734-372-3200. bluellamaclub.com

The Croswell Opera House will host a parking lot concert featuring Toledo rockers Not Fast Enüff on Friday, August 7. 129 E Maumee St., Adrian, MI. 567-264-7469. Croswell.org

Curtice Hy-Flash will host concerts with Michell Krott, Rubysflame and more in September. 7401 Jerusalem Rd, Oregon. 419-836-9747. facebook.com/thehyflash

Dale’s Bar & Grill offers live music every Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 6pm. 322 Conant St., Maumee. 419-893-3113. Dalesbarandgrill.com

Dexter’s is maintaining its promise of “burgers, bands and brews” with frequent live performances. 6023 Manley Rd., 419-865-4482. facebook.com/Dexters419

Fleetwood’s Beer Garden featured live music outdoors for its opening weekend, though it’s unclear yet if it will host performances in the coming days. N St Clair St. 419-725-4367. Hensvilletoledo.com

Frankies Inner City is still hosting live music, though with limited capacity and masks required. 308 Main St. 419-698-4020. frankiestoledo.com

Frontera Sabores de México hosts live music on the patio during the evening, Wednesday through Saturday. 5375 Airport Hwy., 419-720-4273. fronterasabor.com

Georgjz419 Fun, Food, & Spirits has hosted parking lot parties and shows and the fun continues through August. 1205 Adams St., 419- 842-4477. facebook.com/GeorgjzToledo

Gillig Winery will feature an acoustic concert from Klashing Black on Saturday, August 8 and singer-songwriter Christa McCutchen on Saturday, August 22. 1720 Northridge Rd, Findlay. 419-408-3230. gilligwinery.com

Griffin Hines Farm hosts music throughout the week, including performances from The Hen House Party Jam Band on Tuesday nights, from 6-9pm. 3950 S. Berkey-Southern Rd., Swanton. 419-320-0216. Griffinhinesfarm.com

Hollywood Casino Toledo is keeping the jams going. 1968 Miami St., 419-661-5200. Hollywoodtoledo.com

Jed’s Sylvania still hosts live musicians sporadically, though the schedule for the coming months is not set. 7625 Sylvania, Sylvania. 567-702-2100. sylvaniajeds.com

Kobe Bay at the Docks frequently offers music on the patio. 18 Main St., 419-464-0299. Kobebay.org

Levi & Lilac’s Whiskey Room will host singer-songwriter Cindy Slee and double bass player Aaron Keaster on August 12. 301 River Road, Maumee. 567-402-4308. leviandlilacs.com

Local Thyme is back open with frequent live music performances. 6719 Providence St., Whitehouse. 567-246-5014. Localthyme.pub

Mail Pouch Saloon will feature Waterville’s own Aaron Hertzfeld for shows on August 2 and 15. 14260 Airport Hwy, Swanton. 419-825-5502. eatmailpouch.com

Majestic Oak Winery is keeping the music going on their beautiful, sprawling lawn. 13554 Mohler Rd., Grand Rapids, OH. 419-875-6474. Majesticoakwinery.com

Manhattan’s Pub ‘n Cheer features live local music every Friday and Saturday, and occasionally on Thursdays, looking to resume Open Mic Night on Wednesdays. 1516 Adams St., 419-243-6675. Manhattanstoledo.com

Maumee Bay Brewing Company’s Music Hall has music three times a week— Ragtime Rick & The Chefs of Dixieland on Wednesdays, Tim Tiderman & The Organic Ingredients on Thursdays, and The House Band on Fridays. Doors open at 6pm, warm-up set starts at 7pm, a livestream is held at 8pm and the party kicks off at 9pm. Located in the Maumee Bay Brewing Music Hall at 201 Morris St., next door to the Oliver House. 419-243-1302. Mbaybrew.com

Papa’s Tavern offers live music, including a Thursday evening jam session starting at 8pm. 1328 Liberty St., 419-697-0644. facebook.com/papastavern419

Plat8 is back with live music, including Tim Oehlers at 7:30pm on Thursday, August 13. 4330 Central Ave., 419-214-0370. Plat8Toledo.com

The Polish Ostrich has a handful of live music events planned for weekends in August. 944 Phillips Ave., 567-312-5911. PolishOstrich.com

The Pub is maintaining a live music schedule, including a patio performance from Locoweed on Friday, August 7 at 6pm. 912 Monroe St., 419-280-0708. Pub419.com

Rocky’s brags of an atmosphere like “your best friend’s basement,” and that includes bands performing on a regular basis. 4020 Secor Rd. 419-214-0029. facebook.com/rockysrules

Six-Fifths Distilling will see Matthew James on Saturday, August 8 as he brings some old-style rock to the stage. 120 W. South Boundary, Perrysburg. 567-336-6057. sixfifthsdistilling.com

Sodbuster Bar hours may be limited due to COVID, but the “Second Best Bar in Sylvania” still hosts great music. 5758 Main St, Ste 6, Sylvania. 419-517-1045. Sodbusterbar.com

The Stubborn Brother Pizza Bar offers live music on Wednesdays at 7pm (with more days coming soon). 3115 W. Bancroft St., 419-720-1818. Stubbornbrother.com

Te’kela Mexican Cantina y Cocina in Sylvania offers live music almost daily. 5147 S. Main St., Sylvania. 419-517-0233. Tekelacocina.com

Toledo Spirits Company hosts live music on Sunday evenings, beginning at 5pm. 1301 N. Summit St., 419-662-9521. facebook.com/toledospirits

The Toledo Yacht Club has hosted a few live concerts, but nothing is currently planned for August. 3900 N. Summit St., 419-726-3485. Toledoyachtclub.com

Tommie’s Sports Bar & Grille brings musicians in for live music on the patio. 5201 Monroe St., 419-841-9919. Tommiessports.com

The Whitehouse Inn has offered live music outside on the patio. 10853 Waterville St., Whitehouse. 419-877-1180. facebook.com/whitehouseinnohio

Ye Olde Cock n Bull has live music, including a show from Organized K-OS at 9:30pm on Saturday, August 22. 9 N. Huron St., 419-244-2855. facebook.com/cocknbulltoledo