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Ted's Montana Grill - Robust restaurant that bolsters musicians in locations across the country   


9:30 Club - Iconic venue on 9th & V Street, one of U.S.' #1 nightclubs   

The Anthem - Wharf music stage also owned by I.M.P.   

Atlas Brew Works - Ivy City neighborhood brewery with live events   

Black Cat - Landmark space for art across decades and genres   

Capital One Arena   

Comet Ping Pong - Upper Northwest pizza parlor for your sensory needs   

Constitution Hall - Daughters of the American Revolution's large concert hall space 

DC9 Nightclub - "Music for the 21st Century"   

The Hamilton - New Penn Quarter destination for quality food and entertainment   

Hill Center- Community arts building with a variety of performances 

The Howard Theatre - Legendary Shaw/Le Droit Park theater since 1910   

The Kennedy Center Concert Hall - The best, current art worldwide   

The Lincoln Theatre - Historic, cultural hub on U Street   

Madam's Organ Blues Bar - Adams Morgan place to be 

O Street Museum 

Pearl Street Warehouse - Awesome Wharf/Southwest Waterfront music venue   

Pie Shop D.C.
- Northeast pizza maestros/entertainment   

The Pocket - 7DrumCity beer/wine bar plus performance venue   

Public Bar Live - Dupont Circle sports bar and music lounge   

Simple Bar & Grill (Brightwood)

Slash Run
- "Beer. Burgers. Rock 'n roll" Petworth dive bar! 

Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe - Well-known spot to appreciate music and great cuisine  

sPACYcLOUd Lounge - 18th Street NW "taste, touch and feel the spirit of D.C.'s green culture" 

Thrōw Social (Ivy City)

Union Stage - All-ages concert venue at The Wharf 


Abbott's On Broad Creek (Laurel) 

Bar XIII - Wilmington metal and rock haven 

Bellefonte Brewing Company (Wilmington)

Bethany Blues (Bethany Beach and Lewes)

Big Chill Surf Cantina
- Rehoboth surf-inspired shack (and where it's at) 

Big Oyster Brewery - Best-kept secret in Lewes 

Blue Water Grill (Millsboro) 

Bottle & Cork - Dewey Beach, DE place to be 

Brimming Horn Meadery - "Old-World tradition with a modern twist" in Lewes 

Bushels Crab House and Seafood (Lewes)

Catherine Rooney's (Wilmington) 

The Celtic Pub - "Not your ordinary Irish pub in Smyrna"   

Coastal Taproom - Rehoboth Beach jam-spot 

Conch Island Key West Bar and Grill (Rehoboth Beach) 

Dew Point Brewing Company - Yorklyn brewery with great sound 

Docklands Riverfront - Charming Wilmington restaurant on the Christina

Dogfish Head - Delaware (Florida and Virginia)

Fork & Flask (Rehoboth Beach) 

Fraizer's Restaurant & Bar - Dover dining spot 

Freddy's Wings, Wraps & More (Wilmington)

Freeman Arts Pavilion - "Diverse arts performance" in Selbyville 

Grain Craft Bar & Kitchen - Bear, Lewes and Newark gastropub

The Greene Turtle (Middletown)

Gus' Crab Shack - Port Penn crab den 

Halftime Sports Bar & Music Venue - Newark destination of local rockers 

Hangman Brewing Company (Claymont) 

Harpoon Hanna's - Fresh fish and tunes in Fenwick Island 

Harvest Ridge Winery - Marydel vineyard, tasting room and all-around event space

High Stakes Bar & Grill - Fenwick Island entertainment haven 

Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant (Lewes and Milton)

The Jackson Inn - Wilmington bar since 1929

JAKL Beer Works - Middletown brewery and live music venue 

Kelly's Logan House (Wilmington)   

Limestone BBQ and Bourbon - Nice Wilmington barbecue and rock spot 

Milton Theatre 

Mulligan's - Vandegrift Golf Course's associated bar and restaurant in Middletown

Mulligan's Pointe - "Live local music and good times" (Georgetown) 

Nalu Surf Bar & Grill - Cozy, family-friendly restaurant in Dewey and Rehoboth Beaches 

northbeach (Dewey Beach)

Oddity Bar - Charming Wilmington bar with uniquely gothic/rock decor 

Paradise Grill - Long Neck entertainment venue 

Paradise Pub (Millsboro) 

The Pond Bar & Grill - Rehoboth Beach "food, sports & music"

Port 251 - Rehoboth gay bar

Purple Parrot Grill, Restaurant & Bar (Rehoboth Beach) 

The Queen - "The heart of Wilmington's music scene" 

Rehoboth Ale House - Downtown Rehoboth delight

Rehoboth Ale House on the Mile

The Reef Seafood & Steak (Wilmington) 

Rigby's Bar & Grill - Rehoboth Beach-side grill 

Rockford Tavern (Wilmington)

RNR Grill N Bar (Laurel)   

Rusty Rudder - Prime entertainment in Dewey Beach 

Saint George's Country Store - Cajun food, general goods and rockin' music

Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery (Frankford) 

Scotty's Bayside Tavern (Selbyville)

Shrimpy's Bar and Grill - Coastal Rehoboth seafood and sensory deliciousness 

Stone's Bar & Grill (Harrington)

Summer House Restaurant - Rehoboth Beach saloon

Sydney's Restaurant & Lounge - Milton fine dining  

The Whiskey Throttle Bar & Grill (Wilmington)

Zogg's Raw Bar & Grill (Rehoboth Beach)  



510 Johnny's (Bel Air) 

The Admiral's Cup - Fells Point, Baltimore bar with nightly live music 

An Poitin Stil (Timonium) 

Apehangers Bar & Grill - A laid-back Bel Alton establishment with two full in/outdoor bars and live music weekends 

Baltimore Soundstage 

Bare Bones Grill & Bar (Ellicott City) 

Beach Barrels - Ocean City "rock and roll music bar" 

Blackwall Barn & Lodge - Gambrills elegance and great music

Blue Sky Bar & Grill - "The town's favorite pub" (New Market) 

Brian Boru Irish Pub & Restaurant - Severna Park portal to Irish America 

Bourbon Street on the Beach (Ocean City) 

Bowleys on the Bay (Bowleys Quarters) 

Brews & Cues On The Boulevard (Glen Burnie) 

Burn Wood Fired Pizza - Berlin pizzeria 

Cafe 611 - Family-owned Frederick cafe and nightclub

Cancun Cantina - Hanover haven for Mexican cuisine and rock 

Carson's Creekside Restaurant & Lounge (Middle River) 

Cat's Eye Pub - Well-known and beloved Baltimore bar in Fell's Point 

Chapala Tex-Mex Restaurant - Tejano-American cuisine in Burtonsville

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena (Baltimore) 

City Park Gaming & Brew Room (Westminster) 

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center - Arts space dedicated to Clarice Smith, University of Maryland (College Park) 

The Comus Inn - Dickerson mainstay 

Conrad's Seafood Restaurant - Abingdon seafood market and restaurant

Corner Grill (Shady Side) 

The Crazy Tuna Bar & Grill (Essex) 

The Depot - Baltimore bar featuring a great audial range 

Dockside Restaurant and Sports Bar - Tracy's Landing marina entertainment 

Dominic's Bar & Grille - Monrovia mainstay to eat and experience good tunes 

Fager's Island - Ocean City seafood restaurant on 60th Street 

Fallston Barrel House - Est. 2016 

The Fillmore Silver Spring - Sleek downtown entertainment theater 

Firehouse Tavern (Parkville) 

The Fish Whistle at the Granary - Georgetown seafood restaurant and music space 

Flood Zone Marketplace and Brewery (Union Bridge) 

Frankie's Bar & Grill - New Windsor bar

Full Tilt Brewing (Baltimore) 

Gentleman Jim's Restaurant (Gaithersburg) 

Gilligan's Pier - Appealing Potomac River-side crabhouse (Newburg) 

Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Bar - Great seaside grub and tunes since 1933 

Harbor East Marina - Baltimore waterfront area

Hard Yacht Cafe (Dundalk) 

Henny Macks Inn - Glen Burnie dive bar and great place for live music

Heroes Pub (Annapolis) 

Hershey's Restaurant and Bar - Gaithersburg grub 

Hightopps Backstage Grille (Timonium) 

Inverness Brewing - Monktown brewery to visit at least once 

Island Green Family Fun Center (Westminster)

J'Ville Grille - Jarrettsville bar and grille 

JD's Smokehouse - Bel Air barbecue joint

The Jetty Restaurant and Dock Bar - Grasonville eatery for good nightlife

Jimmy's Famous Seafood (Baltimore) 

Joe Squared - Baltimore venue with rock Downsquares  

Johnny's Tavern (New Market) 

Lahinch Tavern & Grill - "Favorite local spot in Potomac" 

Lashbaugh's Bar & Grill (Cresaptown)

Lee's Landing Dock Bar - Chesapeake Bay (Port Deposit) spot for frequent music and good times 

Lib's Grill (Fulton)

The Lodge Restaurant & Bar (Bel Air) 

Looney's Pub Perry Hall - Nottingham location 

The Lyric at Modell Performing Arts Center - Baltimore arts in every variety 

Main Stage Grille - Woodstock music venue, fairly new 

The Mainstay (Rock Hall) 

The Manor at Silo Falls - Brookeville getaway 

Maryland Mallet Restaurant and Smokehouse Pub - Westminster crabhouse

McAvoy's Bar & Grill (Parkville) 

The Manor Tavern (Monkton) 

Merriweather Post Pavilion - Well-known Columbia concert auditorium 

Metro (Baltimore) 

Molloy's Irish Pub - Gambrills pub for all rockers 

Monocacy Brewing Company (Frederick) 

The New Deal Cafe - Choice Old Greenbelt venue gone virtual (live shows six nights a week)

The Office Bar & Grill - Fun Pasadena place to pass the time 

Oliver Brewing Company (Baltimore) 

Ottobar - Beloved Baltimore venue 

Perry's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge - "Odenton's favorite local spot"

Pickles Pub (Ocean City) 

Pirate's Cove Restaurant & Dock Bar - Galesville gallivanting 

The Point Crab House & Grill (Arnold) 

Poplar Sports Bar & Grille - Big Baltimore vibe 

Public Square Cafe (Hagerstown)

The Purple Moose Saloon - Ocean City rock bar

Rams Head Dockside - Glen Burnie bar of the Rams Head group 

Rams Head Live (Baltimore) 

Rams Head Roadhouse - Annapolis pub in Rolling Hills 

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis alehouse 

The Recher - Rock nightlife in Baltimore/Towson 

Red Eye's Dock Bar - Grasonville gastropub with weekly live music

River Watch Restaurant & Marina - Great Essex experience all-around, year-long 

Romilo's Restaurant (Severna Park) 

Royal Farms Arena - Famous Baltimore stadium/venue space 

Running Hare Vineyard (Prince Frederick) 

Ryleigh's Oyster (Cockeysville) 

Seacrets - Jamaica, USA in Ocean City 

The Stables Restaurant - Carroll County's #1 entertainment destination in Westminster 

The Shanty Bar at Tolchester Marina - "Experience like no other from casual Friday nights to full concert series" 

Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill (Glen Burnie)

The Skye Bar & Grille - OC rooftop bar and restaurant 

Sonoma's (Columbia) 

State Fare - Catonsville "New American Gastropub" 

State Theater of Havre de Grace 

Steinhardt Brewing Company - Frederick family-owned brewery 

- A definite launching pad for local and world-travelling artists (Bethesda)

Sue Island Grill & Crabhouse (Essex) 

Sunset Grille - OCMD performance venue and dockside restaurant 

The Tavern (Saint Leonard) 

Tiki Bar Solomons - Pretty, seasonal open-air space for food and music 

Toots (Hollywood)

Twain's Tavern - Pasadena tavern with the same owners as Cancun Cantina

Union Jack's Columbia 

The Valley Inn (Timonium) 

Waterfront Hotel Bar - Fells Point, Baltimore bar to rave about 

The White Oak Tavern (Ellicott City) 

The Woodstock Inn - Woodstock entertainment and delicious dining 

Zach Greenlee's Trackside Steak & Seafood (Hagerstown)

Zen West - "The glory days of Route 66" in Towson 


9th Ave Pier (Belmar) 

22 West Tap and Grill (Bridgewater) 

The Alibi Beach Bar and Grill - "One of the top restaurants in NJ", 2020 (Stanhope) 

Anchor Rock Club (Atlantic City) 

Artie's Bar and Grill - Fun times in Frenchtown

Atlantic Shore Pines Campground - Tuckertown, NJ getaway 

Bar Anticipation (Lake Como) 

Beach Haus Brewery (Belmar) 

Bergen Performing Arts Center 

Bird & Betty's - New Beach Haven live music space to rock

Boulevard Bar & Grill (Elmwood Park) 

Bourre - Atlantic City Cajun barbecue 

Brass Rail Bar & Grill (Matawan)

Breeze's Dock Bar & Grill
- New Gretna marina bar in the Viking Yacht Center 

The Broadway Bar & Grill (Point Pleasant Beach)  

Bull on the 19th Bar at Creekside Inn - Social club, upbeat bar in Woodstown 

The Cabin Restaurant (Freehold) 

Captain's Inn - Forked River fine dining and a tiki bar 

Cedar Bean's Coffee Joint - Cedar Grove cafe 

Championship Bar & Music Club (Trenton) 

Cooper's Riverview - Delaware River dining and entertainment in Trenton 

Count Basie Center for the Arts - "Intimate setting for a range of live performance events" 

Debonair Music Hall (Teaneck) 

Delvetto's Pizzeria & Pub (Neptune) 

Desiderio's Stone Tavern - Warren County "wood-grilled comfort food" plus varied rock music 

Di Paolo's Restaurant & Bar
- Penns Grove place to be

Dingbatz - "All about live music" and surreal sound in Clifton

Draught House Bar - Washington grill, classic drafts and rock 

EJ's Tap House  (Seaside Heights) 

Flip Flopz Beach Bar & Grill (North Wildwood) 

Garden State Distillery - Toms River distillery with frequent rock tunes

Golden Nugget Casino (Atlantic City)

Hailey's Harp and Pub - Affordable Irish pub with great sounds 

Harper's Table - Annandale alehouse and restaurant 

Hooks Bar & Grill - Seaside Heights seafood spot 

House of Independents - "Asbury Park's premier venue" 

The Inlet (Wildwood) 

JR's Pizza and Beer (Fords) 

J&S Roadhouse - Milford roadhouse bar and awesome rock joint 

Jenk's Inlet Bar - Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk's northern side 

Jersey Girl Brewing Company - Mount Olive brewery for camaderie and lively bands   

Laguna Rum Bar (Brigantine) 

The Landis Theater - Renowned Vineland venue on Landis Avenue 

The Laughing Fox Tavern - "Live bands, DJ's and comedians" in Magnolia

The Lizzie Rose Music Room - Atlantic Shores live music in a Victorian-era house 

Main Street Bar & Grill (Ocean Township)

Martell's Tiki Bar (Point Pleasant Beach) 

McCann's - Wall pub and music spot 

Mickey's Port of Call Pub (Tuckerton) 

MJ's Restaurant - Awesome food across New Jersey (Bayville, Long Branch, Monmouth, Spotswood)

Moby Dick's Bar (Woodbridge) 

Moore's Tavern & Sports Bar - Freehold fun 

New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Artistic anchor for Newark and entire state 

The Newton Theatre (Newton) 

Northside Bar & Grille - "Eat, drink and relax" in the North Beach area (Surf City)

Oar House Pub (Sea Isle City)

The Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House (Manahawkin) 

Outpost in the Burbs - Montclair music venue in First Congregational Church 

Patrick's Pub - Hopatcong Irish tavern on the lake 

Peak Performances (Alexander Kasser Theater) - Elegant Montclair State University   

Pig Whistle Inn (Newton) 

PJ Sweeney's Restaurant & Irish Pub (Brick) 

PNC Bank Arts Center - One of America's top theaters, located in Holmdel 

The Princeton - Avalon nightlife hotspot 

Prohibition's Pub and Restaurant (Hammonton)

Prudential Center (Newark) 

The River Grille - Charming Chatham char-grill

River Rock Restaurant & Marina (Brick) 

Rock Bottom Beer Garden & Grill - Morristown patio and outdoor biergarten 

Ryan's Pub & Sports Bar - Monroe Township local hang-out

The Saint (Asbury Park) 

Sidelines Bar & Grill (Fairfield) 

South Orange Performing Arts Center 

The Stanhope House - "The last great American roadhouse" 

Starland Ballroom - Sayreville soundscape 

The State Theatre (New Brunswick) 

The Stone Pony - Asbury Park stage that's seen it all   

The Strand Center for the Arts - Lakewood venue for all your theater desires 

Sun Harbor Seafood & Grill - Awesome Barnegat spot

Sussex County Fairgrounds (Augusta) 

Thomas Murphy's Pub - Big Gloucester City Irish pub with constant rock 

Tierney's Tavern (Montclair) 

Tommy Fox's Public House - Bergenfield beer hall 

Untied Brewing Company - Top-notch, unique taprooms and rock 'n roll in New Providence 

Village Brewing Company (Somerville) 

The Village Pub - Two cool pubs in Sewell and Swedesboro for bands   

The Water Dog - Bally's Atlantic City bar and rock haven

The Waterfront - Forked River "new wave of entertainment" 

Waterfront Music Pavilion - Waterfront complex, "Philly/South Jersey's ultimate entertainment venue" 

Water Street Bar & Grille (Toms River) 

The Wellmont Theater - Montclair music in a pretty, unpretentious theater 

White Eagle Hall - Jersey City hallmark (no pun intended) of amazing art

Wonder Bar - Asbury Park classic that's known for enjoyable tunes and Yappy Hour 


89 North (Patchogue) 

Amityville Music Hall (Amityville, Long Island)   

Bar Freda (Ridgewood, New York City)

The Bitter End
- "New York City's Oldest Rock Club" in Greenwich   

The Bowery Presents

The Bowery Ballroom - Chic Bowery, Manhattan space for performance art 

The Broadway (Williamsburg, Brooklyn) 

Brooklyn Music Kitchen

Brooklyn Steel - East Williamsburg venue with eclectic music 

Center for the Arts of Homer (Homer) 

The Chance Theater - "Legendary Live Music Venue" in Poughkeepsie 

The Delancey (Lower East Side, NYC)

Forest Hill Stadium - Gorgeous Queens open-air space 

Gold Sounds - "Live music, tasty snacks, best drinks", Bushwick 

The Gramercy Theatre - Gramercy Park/Union Square concert hall 

Halsey's (Astoria, New York City)

Hart Bar (Bushwick) 

The Heron Farm and Event Center - "Farming, art, education & events" in Sherman 

The Hollow Bar & Kitchen (Albany)   

Irving Plaza - Famous Union Square (NYC) venue 

Knitting Factory
(Williamsburg, Brooklyn) 

Levon Helm Studios - "Home of the Midnight Rambles" and irreplaceable rock-story 

The Linda - Albany performance arts studio 

The Lost Horizon (Syracuse) 

Mad Donkey Beer Bar & Grill (Astoria, NYC) 

Market Hotel - Bushwick, Brooklyn badasses 

Mercury Lounge - New York City (Bowery) concert venue 

Mr. Beery's - Bethpage pub and nightclub

Moe-Town Concert Venue - Addison's best 

Monopole Bar - Downtown Plattsburgh bar/music hub 

The Montage Music Hall (Rochester) 

Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall - One of Long Island's original live music venues in Wantagh   

Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn)

The Nest - Beautiful Brooklyn dive bar in Prospect Park 

Niagara - Formerly A7 in the East Village, New York City 

Northwell Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh mainstay

Parish Public House (Albany) 

Our Wicked Lady - Williamsburg (Brooklyn) bar and music space   

 Pauly's Hotel - Albany's oldest tavern and a good spot to hear tunes

Putnam Place - Saratoga Springs live performance and private event venue 

Ralph's Sports Bar - Staten Island comfort food from an Italian kitchen (New York City) 

RamsPub (Holbrook, Long Island)   

The Rec Room (Buffalo) 

Rhodes North Tavern - Sloatsburg sandwich stop, pub and live music hub

Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Centeer (Tonawanda) 

Rockwood Music Hall - NoHo, NYC live music on Allen Street 

Rubulad - Tight-knit Bushwick community of artists at a great venue 

St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview - Central New York epicenter of local to international music 

Salt Shack Seaside Grill - Cedar Beach happy hour by the sea 

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga Winery - Wine and fine music in a rustic Saratoga Springs setting 

Schooner's Riverside Pub - Genesee River-side pub in Shumway's Marina (Rochester)

Seven Story Brewing (Pittsford)

The Slipper Room (Nolita)

Arrogant Swine - Awesome BBQ venue between Ridgewood and Williamsburg, Brooklyn   

The Shillelagh Tavern - Astoria, New York City's best live music venue 

Sony Hall - Large Times Square concert hall, owned by Blue Note   

Stamps - Tonawanda staple of live music, "genres ranging from classic rock, punk rock and ska" 

Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)

Terminal 5 - Hell's Kitchen multi-level venue 

Trans-Pecos (Ridgewood, Queens [NYC]) 

Towne Crier Cafe - Hudson Valley fine dining and entertainment since 1972 

The Tudor Lounge - Buffalo "blues, rock, metal and punk" lounge

Upstate Concert Hall (Albany)   

The Warehouse - Amityville, Long Island rock-spot 

Webster Hall - East Village (NYC) venue for all your musical needs 

Woody's Village Saloon (Massapequa Park)


27 Club - Asheville rock and roll dive bar 

185 King Street (Brevard) 

Abbey Road Tavern and Grill - Awesome Cary eatery

Amici's Pizza Sports Bar and Grill (Concord)

Apps & Taps - Cool cuisine and music in Lake Norman 

Arcana - "Durham's underground bar and lounge"   

The ArtsCenter (Carrboro) 

Avenue Waterfront Grille (Manteo) 

Barzarre - An awesome Wilmington hookah bar to find tasty food, rock and shisha   

Baxter's Tavern - Greensboro chill spot 

Beachcombers Grille & Tiki Hut (Kill Devil Hills) 

The Blind Tiger - "Greensboro's favorite live music venue" since 1988 

Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar (Mimi's Tiki Hut) - Manteo marina bar with an outdoor tiki stage

BoatYard Eats - Elkin music joint in Lake Norman 

Boxcar Bar & Arcade (Durham/Greensboro/Raleigh) 

Bralie's Sports Bar and Grill - Durham den for drinks and entertainment

Bynum Front Porch 

Carolina Theatre (Greensboro) 

The Cave Tavern - Chapel Hill's oldest bar 

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre   

Cheers Lakeside Bar & Grill (New London)

Citizen Vinyl
- Asheville quality record pressing and session cafe 

The City Tap Bar (Pittsboro) 

City Tavern - Great Salisbury bar 

Club Orion - A classic Greensboro nightclub for decades

Copper Still Taproom (Thomasville)

The Corner Tavern and Grill - Nicest bar in Cary with a pet-friendly patio 

The Deck (Jamestown) 

The DFR Room - Underground Brevard taproom to rock the night away

DJ's Restaurant - "Best nightlife entertainment in Rowan County" (Salisbury) 

The Evening Muse (Charlotte)

The Fillmore - Charlotte theatre in North Carolina's Music Factory, an old mill-turned-rock venue 

The Fish Bowl - "Features live music, karaoke, cocktails" and guaranteed good times 

Fish Heads Bar & Grill - Nags Head oceanfront venue

The Greenhouse Moto Cafe - Eclectic biker bar with vintage memorabilia (Mills River)

Greensboro Coliseum Complex 

The Grey Eagle Music Hall (Asheville) 

Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre (Asheville) 

Haw River Ballroom -  Burlington riverside bluegrass and rock vibes

The Hickory Tavern - Successful tavern across Alabama, the Carolinas and Tennessee 

Hilton Vineyard (Monroe) 

The Historic Salisbury Station  

Hurricane Mo's - Kitty Hawk beach bar and local favorite

Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier - Wrightsville Beach fishing spot

Kings - North Carolina lists are incomplete without the Raleigh bar   

Koka Booth Amphitheatre - Southern Cary venue for Summerfest, bluegrass concert series+ 

Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh) 

Live at Ted's - Wilmington listening room   

The Local Bar - Apex landmark since the 1930's where everyone's a local 

Locked & Loaded Bar and Grill (Garner) 

Mac's Tavern - Cary hangout den for great deals on food 

Maple Street Tavern - Graham neighborhood bar

Market Square Downtown Reidsville - Downtown park and amphitheater to rock out loud 

McCoy's - "Wake Forest's hometown place to hang out" with live music every weekend 

Miciah's Happenings (Mooresville)

The Milestone Club (Charlotte) 

Molly's Community Cafe - American bar and rock restaurant (Greenville) 

Motorco Music Hall - Gorgeous Durham music venue to find music across the spectrum 

Muddy Creek Cafe & Music Hall - Lovely, rustic cafe and weekly music

The Music Yard at SouthBound - Boutique outdoor patio/event space 

MVP (Hickory) 

Novel Taproom (Newton)

Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar - Pretty Kitty Hawk beach bistro 

The Odditorium - Asheville sanctuary for the peculiar and rock-oriented 

Old Town Public House (Cornelius) 

The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall - Gorgeous venue that books a great range of acts

The Orange Peel - Dynamic Asheville place with "love for locals

Outer Banks Brewing Station - Live entertainment in the States' first wind-powered brewpub and restaurant 

The Palm Room - Historic Wrightsville Beach bar since 1955

The Parkway Tavern - Delicious food and a full bar in Cary's center 

Paul's Place (Fayetteville)

The Pinhook - "Party and amplify marginalized voices in our Durham community"   

PNC Music Pavilion - Enormous, favorite Charlotte amphitheater 

The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop - "Raleigh's home for live music since 1997" 

Rabbit Rabbit - "Asheville's newest outdoor gathering space" 

Rack & Rolls - Burlington billiards hall

RallyPoint Sport Grill - Cary entertainment bar 

The Ramkat - Winston-Salem venue 

Red Hat Amphitheater - Raleigh open-air theater for rock of all kinds 

Reel Cafe - Wilmington cafe and sports bar with rooftop shows 

The Reeves Theater & Cafe (Elkin)   

Saints & Scholars Pub - "Live music and good people...in the heart of North Raleigh"   

Salvage Station - "Asheville's best place to catch local music"   

SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar - Carolina Beach bistro for rockers, music enthusiasts of all kinds 

Second and Green Tavern - Winston-Salem sports bar   

Shoals Grill (Mooresville) 

Silverado's - "Asheville area's premier outdoor concert venue"   

Skylark Social Club - Charlotte punk rock paradise

Snug Harbor (Charlotte) 

Sophie's Grill and Bar - "Bringing Old World (Eastern European) favorites to the heart of Carolina" (Cary) 

The State Theatre - Greenville performance arts space 

The Station (Carrboro) 

Sunset Theatre - historic Asheboro theater for a variety of artistic acts 

Tap That Craft Beer and Wine Bar (New Bern) 

Tiki Bar at Outer Banks Marina (Site) - Awesome port bar

Tony's Taps & Oysters Co. (Cary) 

The Trail House - Indian Head eatery

Ultimate Bar & Grill - Mooresville neighborhood bar and live music hub

Valley Tavern - Maggie Valley chill spot

Vecino Brewing Company (Carrboro)

Vibes - "Collaborative opportunities for artists of all mediums", Salisbury 

The Village Table and Tavern - "Duck's casual waterfront dining destination" 

Visulite Theatre - "Charlotte's premier live music club" 

Wakefield Tavern - Raleigh roadhouse 

Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (Coastal Credit Union at Walnut Creek) - One of the best, biggest concert venues in North Carolina 

Wayneo's Silver Bullet (Hickory) 

Wendell's Meet on Main - Wendell performance venue on Main Street

The Wicked Witch (Raleigh) 

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds - "Your one-stop source for entertainment in Winston-Salem" 



11th Frame Bar & Grille - Located in Butler's Family Bowlaway Fun Center 

118 North - Wayne bar, live music club and restaurant du jour 

1700 Ave - Pennsylvania Libations taproom and event space in Pittsburgh's Strip District 

Altered State Distillery - Hip brewery that features live music regularly 

American Music Theatre

 Ardmore Music Hall - Philadelphia-area venue for the best acts in the world 

Ashley's Restaurant and Bar (Glen Mills) 

August Wilson African American Cultural Center (Pittsburgh) 

BarBQ Tavern - Carlisle bar and grill for rockers

The Black Cat Tavern (Philadelphia) 

Black Forge Coffee House II (McKees Rock) 

Brothers Kershner Brewing Company - Skippack spirits and great music

Boyer's Tavern - Lebanon rockin' restaurant 

Brandy's Basement on Main - "Irwin's best-kept secret" 

Buddy Boy Winery & Vineyard (Duncannon) 

Bum Rush's Restaurant & Pub (Orwigsburg)

Burning Bridge Tavern (Wrightsville) 

Casey's Bar - Pittsburgh's metal watering hole

Cassel Vineyards - Hershey area cider and wine while you rock 

Castlerigg Wine Shop (Carlisle)

Club Cafe - "Iconic staple of Pittsburgh's South Side District" 

Club Twenty3  (Lancaster)

Crafthouse Stage & Grill - Iconic Pittsburgh craft beer bar and music hall 

Crostwater Distillery - Lewisberry distillery and venue 

The Downtown Lounge (Lebanon)

Edgewood Winery & Event Center (Spring Church) 

Fat Bat Brewing (Hanover) 

The Fillmore Philadelphia - Fishtown/former Ajax Metal Factory given a musical renovation 

The Fire (Philadelphia) 

Forty Bar & Grille - Washington biker bar and rustic restaurant

Franklin Music Hall - "One of Philadelphia's most celebrated locations for live music" 

Funck's Restaurant & Bar (Palmyra) 

The Garryowen Irish Pub - Gettysburg tavern

The Gettysburg Burger (Gettysburg) 

Giant Center - Literally giant, 10,500-seat Hersehy theater

The Government Center (Pittsburgh) 

Grandpa's Love Shack (Shermans Dale)

Hersheypark Stadium - Hershey stadium with 30,000-person capacity! 

Hershey Theatre - "The theatre that has seen it all" 

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course (Grantville)

Howl at the Moon - Pittsburgh bar and venue

Jabber Jaws Bar and Grille (Allentown)

Jergel's Rhythm Grille - Warrendale venue, "#1 event center in the north hills of Pittsburgh" 

Johnny Brenda's (Philadelphia) 

The Junction Center - "Lancaster's favorite event space" 

Liquid Noise Brewing Company (Marysville) 

The Little Brown Barrel (Minersville)

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts - Philadelphia creative den   

McCleary's Public House - Marietta mainstay

McGarvey's Bar - Altoona premier entertainment location

MilkBoy (Philadelphia) 

Moss Mill Brewing Company - Huntingdon Valley nanobrewery with outdoor music/market

Mount Gretna Craft Brewery (Mount Gretna) 

Mount Gretna Hideaway (Mount Gretna) 

The Mr. Roboto Project - "Cooperatively-run show space/art gallery" in Pittsburgh 

Mr. Smalls Theatre (Millvale) 

Music at Snipes Farm - Morrisville grassroots venue on gorgeous farmland 

Music on Main - Yardley "free musical entertainment to the mix"   

New Hope Winery (New Hope) 

Pappy's Pub - Waynesboro live entertainment venue

Paradise Park Amphitheater - Covered Cowansville outdoor pavilion that can seat 2,500 people

Pat Garrett Amphitheater - Strausstown open-air theater in Berks County 

The Pavilion at Montage Mountain - Scranton amphitheater 

Penn's Peak - Huge mountaintop venue in Jim Thorpe near Hazleton, Scranton 

Petersen Events Center (Pittsburgh)   

Original Pocono Pub & Grill - Bartonsville establishment all about delicious food and music every other day 

Portagallo Peppers N'at - Braddock (Pittsburgh) area pizzeria and place for rock 

Preserving (New Kensington) 

Racehouse Tavern (Thomasville) 

Red Rose Restaurant & Lounge - York sports bar and laidback lounge

Reid's Winery and Cider House - Gettysburg-grown orchard, music center and winery for your entertainment 

RC's Bar & Grill - Benton place for ambience and delicious cuisine 

Revel and Roost - Market Square event center with touring acts often 

Rotunda Restaurant & Brewery (Annville) 

Roxian Theatre (Pittsburgh) 

SchoolHouse Tavern - Award-winning food and tunes in Claridge 

Seve-N-Dots Publik Pizza Place - Carlisle punk, rock and roll

Sherman's Creek Inn (Shermans Dale) 

Sherman Theater - "Leading arts organization...in northeast Pennsylvania" 

Sign of the Horse Brewery (Hanover)   

Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge (Philadelphia) 

Snitz Creek Brewery (Lebanon) 

The Soundbank Music Room & Taphouse - Phoenixville music of the local, national and worldwide variety 

Spirit - Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville) bar, event space, restaurant 

Stage AE - North Shore, Pittsburgh venue with ample indoor and outdoor room to rock 

Stephen's on State (Media)   

Sweeney's Station Saloon - "Original taste since 1977"   

Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA) - Philadelphia arts center and mainstay performance hall 

Thunderbird Café & Music Hall (Pittsburgh)   

Tourist Inn - Hallam hallmark of rock music and entertainment

Union Transfer (Philadelphia) 

Vinoski Winery - Great Rostraver bistro, spa and music venue, not far from Pittsburgh 

The Wake Zone - Hawley indoor golf and taproom

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts (Harrisburg)   

Willow Creek Brewing (Reading) 

Wind Creek Event Center - Bethlehem 14,000-square-foot arena to comfortably house concert lovers 

XL Live - Harrisburg mainstay 


6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company - Fredericksburg brew house and restaurant for great times 

7th Street Stage/Gazebo (Virginia Beach)

1781 Brewing Company (Spotsylvania) 

34th Street Stage/Gazebo - Petite Virginia Beach performance venue

After Life 360 - "Your local corner bar just as you remembered it"

Apocalypse Ale Works & Beer Garden (Forest) 

Aslin Beer - Alexandria beer garden and taproom 

Atlas 42 (Richmond) 

Audacious Aleworks & Taproom - Small Falls Church craft brewery   

Backseat Bar and Grill - Winchester wing/burger establishment that cranks up the rock   

Backyard Grill (Chantilly) 

Barns of Rose Hill - Historic Berryville district arts/community center 

Baron's Pub - Hampton Roads burgers (best in town) 

Battle Street Live Concert Series - Manassas concert and dining run from May to October, each Friday and Saturday

The Beacon Theatre - Hopewell entertaiment venue ever since 1928 

Bear Chase Brewing Company (Bluemont) 

Berret's Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill - Whimsical Williamsburg seafood

Big Woody's Bar & Grill - Virginia Beach area restaurant with three locations

Billiken's Smokehouse at The Chimneys - Fredericksburg fun   

The Birchmere - Versatile Alexandria music hall with local, regional and international acts 

Blue Fox Billiards, Bar & Grill - "Hotspot for live music in Winchester" 

Breaux Vineyards - Second-generation Purcellville vineyard, established in 1997

Bright Box Theater (Winchester) 

Bryan Park Bar and Grill (RVA)  

Bubba's Bar & Grill - Richmond restaurant you have to visit

The Bungalow Alehouse - Ashburn locale to enjoy New American cuisine and audial art 

Cactus Jack's Southwest Grill - Wonderful Mexican-American cuisine in Virginia Beach 

The Camel
- Richmond must for any music enthusiast and visitor 

The Cameo Theater (Bristol)  

Canal Club - Cary Street, Richmond concert venue with legendary rock roster 

Cape Charles Brewing Company - Cape Charles, seashore brewery that's family-owned (Marshall brothers) 

Cape Charles/Chesapeake Bay KOA Resort 

Cave Hill Farms Brewery (McGaheysville) 

Chicho's Pizza - 757 pizzerias across Chesapeake, Norfolk and VA Beach

Chick's Oyster Bar (Virginia Beach) 

The Clubhouse Sports Bar & Grill - Lynchburg "live music, billiards, darts, cornhole and much more"

Club Midway Lounge - Mechanicsville good vibes and music

Colonial Tavern - Fredericksburg Irish tavern for all 

Cooling Pond Brewery (Mineral) 

The Cove at Lake Anna 

Daddio's Grille (Henrico) 

Daniel O'Connell's Irish Restaurant and Bar - "One of a kind Irish dining experience" in Old Town ALX 

Death Ridge Brewery - Jeffersonton family-friendly brewery with a metal name 

Dockside Restaurant & Tiki Bar - Colonial Beach hang-out, featuring live music on Friday and Saturday

Dogwood Tavern (Falls Church)   

DuCard Vineyards - Etlan boutique winery that overlooks Shenandoah National Park 

The Electric Palm - Woodbridge bar with eclectic charm and music 

- "Best Live Music Venue" in Virginia Beach 

The Estate at White Hall Vineyard - Elegant and rustic King George winery 

The Filling Station (Amherst) 

Fuzzy Cactus - Richmond rock and roll bar 

Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery - Richmond brewery with a focus on locally sourced ingredients and music 

Good Vibes Pub and Grill (Petersburg) 

Grain - Only Norfolk rooftop biergarten 

The Granby Theater (Norfolk) 

Granny's Place - Winchester neighborhood bar and restaurant for rocking your way 

The Groove Music Hall at Dominion Raceway - "Newest and hottest music venue in the area" 

Hard Times Four Mile Fork (Fredericksburg) 

The Harbour Grille (Woodbridge)

Harpers Ferry Brewing - Purcellville brewery on the Potomac River and Harpers Ferry Road

Harvester Performance Center - Sizeable Rocky Mount space for lively entertainment 

High Tides on the Potomac/Black Pearl Tiki Bar - Colonial Beach seafood restaurant with Southern Maryland-inspired cuisine 

Highmark Brewery (Fredericksburg) 

I Don't Know Sports Grille - Cool Chester sports bar and rock venue 

Jammin' Java - THE premiere NoVA performance space since 2001 

The Jefferson Theater - "Best live music in Charlottesville" 

Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow (NoVA) amphitheater with famous and not-so-famous musicians 

Jimmy's Old Town Tavern - Old Town Herndon landmark "where everyone is treated like a regular" 

JP's Sports Bar & Billiards at Central Station - Fredericksburg pool, poker hall and live music space

JV's Restaurant - Falls Church live music room and nightly tunes since 1947 

Kalypso's Sports Tavern - Greek cuisine and live entertainment, Reston

Liberty Barbecue - Falls Church BBQ and country/rock 

Lost Boy Cider - Alexandria cidery with rockin' entertainment 

Madigan's Waterfront (Occoquan) 

Main Line Brewery (Richmond) 

Mango's Bar and Grill - Smith Mountain Lakes premiere place to eat and hear tunes 

Martin's Downtown - Roanoke New American fare and music   

Narmada Winery - Live music and scenic Rappahannock County (Amissville)   

New District Brewing Company (Arlington)   

The NorVa - Huge performance venue by Old Dominion University, Norfolk   

Oceans & Ale - "Casual seafood and steakhouse with a heavy emphasis on craft beer" (Williamsburg)

O'Sullivan's Irish Pub (Arlington)   

Old Beach Tavern - Virginia Beach beloved bar

Paradise Ocean Club - Hampton restaurant and ocean-themed bar  

Park Lane Tavern - European tavern culture with four VA locations (Fredericksburg, Hampton, Kempsville, Short Pump)

Pete's Tavern - Springfield's favorite bar!

The Pirate Sip Bar - Salem's clutch bar for pub grub and music  

Port City Brewing Company (Alexandria)

Quaker Steak and Lube (Bristol) 

The Recreation Center - Downtown FXBG's rock haven and oldest eating establishment   

Redbones Raw Bar - Chesapeake biker-friendly seafood joint

Red Rocks Tequila Bar & Cafe - Centreville taqueria/live music hub 

The Renegade - Awesome Clarendon (NoVa) eatery "keeping music alive"   

Restless Moons Brewing (Harrisonburg)

River City Roll (Richmond) 

Roger Brown's Restaurant and Sports Bar
- Portsmouth establishment "where the game is always on"   

Saigon Outcast - Ashburn Vietnamese food that also hosts bands all the time 

Settle Down Easy Brewing (Falls Church) 

Short Pump Pour House - Best burgers and wings in the West End (Henrico)

Siné Irish Pub (Richmond) - Some of the best Irish food and rock in VA   

Sinistral Brewing Company (Manassas) 

Solace Outpost - "Neighborhood outpost from Solace Brewing", Falls Church 

South Beach Grill (Virginia Beach) 

Sportspage Bar & Grille - Goochland greatness

The State Theatre - Falls Church venue with quality entertainment 

Tally Ho Theater - Live music in Leesburg, Loudoun County 

Three Monkeys Pub and Chophouse - "Where we have happy days instead of happy hour" 

Tiki Bar & Grill at Windmill Point (White Stone)

The Timbers Restaurant & Bar - Ruther Glen dining spot and music venue 

The Tin Pan - Richmond music hub   

Tucked Away Brewing Company - Manassas brewery, live music too 

Two Twisted Posts Winery (Purcellville) 

Uptown Alley - Unique entertainment hub with a bowling alley, live music space and full restaurant/bar (Manassas/Midlothian

Vanish Farmwoods Brewery (Leesburg) 

Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater - Airy Virginia Beach space with 20,000-seat capacity 

Virginia Credit Union - Richmond raceway/theater where you can experience it all 

Wilderness Run Vineyards (Spotsylvania) 

Wolf Trap - Northern Virginia outdoor setting for incredible music 


123 Pleasant Street - Morgantown's excellent performance venue that features many bands 

Berkeley Springs Brewing Company

Big Dogs Bar - Cut spot in Wellsburg

Big Draft Brewing (White Sulphur Springs) 

The Brass Rail Sports Bar - Romney roadside pub over 20 years

Bridge Road Bistro - Charleston farm-to-table dining and music 

Bryan & Brent's Place - Lowkey rock 'n roll Weston venue

The Burrito Bar at Breeze Hill (Lansing) 

Calacino's Pizzeria (Beckley)

Calamity J Grill & Bar - Huntington Southwestern/comfort food with music to boot

The Capitol Theatre - Wheeling shows in an unforgettable venue

Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center  

Chetty's Pub (Lansing) - Adventures on the Gorge overlook

Clay Center - Charleston theater to experience awesome sound in person

Coal River Coffee Company - Saint Albans coffee bistro and sound haven 

Danny's BBQ - Charleston barbecue joint with live music

The Empty Glass (Charleston)

Foster's Main Street Tavern (Beckley)

The Freefolk Brewery - Pleasant Fayetteville brew-location

Gene's Beer Garden - Morgantown's oldest bar (1944) with famous hot dogs!

Irish Pub (Weirton)

Jerry Run Summer Theater - Mellow indoor venue in Cleveland, WV 

Keith's Bar & Grille (Man)

The Loud - Downtown Huntington music for the ages 

The Mad Hatter Club (Beckley)

Maggie's Pub - Fayetteville local spot

Meagher's Irish Pub - Bridgeport pub and bands galore

Morgantown Art Party - Non-profit artist gallery, venue and workshop 

Mountain Health Arena (Huntington) 

Mountain Stage - Internationally acclaimed venue (NPR- and WV Public Broadcasting) 

Palatine Park - Fairmont outdoor concerts and beautiful scenery by the Monongahela River 

The Purple Fiddle - "cafe, brews & stages in Thomas" 

Rabbit's Star Bar (Sutton) 

The RailYard - Bluefield's "best burgers in town" and guaranteed rock at least once a week   

Rainbow Road (Charles Town) 

Red Carpet Lounge - Actually epic entertainment, all in Charleston

Rendezvous River Lodge - Open-air Lansing tavern 

River City Restaurant - Wheeling bar and restaurant service that seats 250 

Rock City Cake Company (Charleston)

Shiley Acres - Inwood rock, metal and home of Earth Rocker Festival (Clutch) 

Smokin' Jacks (Reedsville)

Softails Saloon (Webster Springs) 

Tamarack Marketplace - Beckley plaza for entertainment

Troubadour Lounge and Park - Tried 'n true Berkeley Springs place for artists to shine and good food to eat 

The Watering Hole (Shady Spring)

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