Something about the combination of warm weather and jazz feels so right. It sounds pretty good, too. These area establishments feature hot jazz, cool drinks and comfortable outdoor spaces to enjoy both.
Left Coast Wine Bar
This Glendale bar features nightly jazz from renowned musicians including Bar Area chanteuse Sony Holland and Grammy-winning guitarist Tommy Kay. The intimate venue holds only 50 or so patrons who can sip on a selection from Left Coast’s extensive beer and wine list (we’re talking hundreds of options here), while enjoying the music from the main room, patio or intimate loft space. There is no cover charge to get in the venue, which typically gets busy around 9 p.m. and stays jazzed until late.
117 East Harvard St., Glendale; (818) 507-7011; leftcoastwinebar.com
This Colorado Avenue restaurant becomes a music venue on Friday nights with performances starting at 9 p.m. The next several weeks will feature jazz vocalist Liela Avila. “Our music nights pull in an eclectic crowd,” says Plate 38 chef Robert Humphries. “We have more of a restaurant than a bar feel, so we get a lot of families and a crowd that ranges from age 25 to 70. Our outdoor patio is also a great spot for singles to mix and mingle.” Dinner is available until 12 p.m., (Plate 38’s burger is a local legend), and the venue’s late-night happy hour starts at 10 p.m. and includes $2 off all appetizers, beer and wine.