If you're looking to enjoy some live jazz, check out these Raleigh area venues for a relaxing dinner and a show!

Known for its delicious menu, Irregardless Café in downtown Raleigh has been providing live music from talented entertainers since 1975. Enjoy bluegrass, traditional roots, folk and jazz musicians during the week. And on Sat. nights, go for dinner and stay for the entertainment: big band and jazz music from 6:30-8:30pm and a show from 9pm-midnight.

Also downtown, C. Grace epitomizes eclectic nightlife and cocktail culture with "memories of classic jazz clubs where the lights are low, the jazz is hot, the drinks are strong and the nights full of merriment." With live jazz five nights a week the venue offers great ambiance for dates or just a night out with friends. 

Raleigh's Troy Mezze Lounge features live jazz each Thurs. with no cover charge. Enjoy the infusion of many different cultures through authentic Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine while visiting the historic City Market.

Brasa is an authentic Brazilian style steakhouse—the only one in the area—and it's known to be both upscale and cozy. Located in the Brier Creek shopping center, they feature live jazz on Sat. for the perfect complement to your fire-roasted, meat-lovers dining experience.

To experience a roaring 20s jazz-themed cocktail parlor, look no further than Common 414 (pictured) on Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh. Specializing in craft cocktails, craft beer and, of course, jazz, this speakeasy-themed atmosphere offers comfortable and relaxed lounge seating for a night on the town.

Looking for a mid-week pick-me-up? Try live jazz Wed. at Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar in Morrisville. For American Italian fare with a great glass of wine, taste their passion for the flavors and freshness of regional ingredients.