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Address: 20510 Livernois Ave., Detroit, MI
Phone Number: 313-345-6300
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12:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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My boyfriend took me here on a Friday night. Line was out the door and the host couldn't let anymore in because they had reached the fire marshall's limit. We waited it out and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Robin J
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend took me here on a Friday night. Line was out the door and the host couldn't let anymore in because they had reached the fire marshall's limit. We waited it out and boy was it worth it. Funnest, nicest people I have ever been around. Staff was fast and friendly. Incredible fried catfish, black eyed peas, and collards.... More 

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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This venerable Detroit jazz spot never disappoints. It was very crowded...we went on a Saturday night...but the greeter got us in as promised. There are two sets and people leave after the second one and we got right in. We drank only...but the food around us looked and smelled delicious. They have a parking lot just to the south of... More 

Thank Judy G
Detroit, MI, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I heard it's the oldest Jazz club in the world and decided to check this place out. This was my very first live jazz show and i absolutely loved it! It was incredible to see so much history, culture, passion and positive energy in one place. Truly a memorable evening and an amazing experience. p.s. The food was phenomenal! Best... More 

Thank Alina M
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A must see and experience jazz club. Baker's Keyboard Lounge is the oldest jazz club in the world. Food was delicious. Karaoke was fun. Jazz trio was top notch. I will visit again.

2 Thank Donovan Y
Detroit, Michigan
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It's all that. 80 years of history decorates the walls with some of the best singers in the world crossing the threshold. We started with an early dinner of delicious food cooked with true Detroit Soul. Ribs, corn bread, mashed yams and Jack Daniels with Coke back... then settled in for the first of three sets with Alan Barnes and... More 

Thank pghorvath
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As a Brit travelling from Australia to the US for a conference, i had to book a stopover in Detroit to visit the oldest Jazz bar in the States and I was not disappointed. Travelling in a group of girls all under 26 years of age, we turned up at the door on a saturday evening (8pm) only to find... More 

1 Thank JessicaMonk
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

yesterday was my first time at Bakers and I loved it, yes the place is small, but who cares when your server, food, and entertainment are all top notch! I will definitely be returning and spreading the word. depending on what time you arrive i believe there may be a small fee to enter, we paid $10 (i assume because... More 

2 Thank quinshene03
Buffalo, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Went to Bakers to show some friends a good time and I called about the dress code was told no jeans or hip hop attire and we walked in and everybody had on jeans. They are very crowned and it they are cramming the people in. A lot different then I remember from the 80's and early 90's

4 Thank sheabuttergirl
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I went here while visiting some family members in Detroit. The evening started at 9:30pm and we are early birds so we were reluctant when deciding to go out. Boy, are we glad we pushed ourselves out the door. Next time we're in town, we'll definitely go back! Here's a snapshot of what we thought of our... More 

2 Thank KCM629
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What all can I say about Baker's Keyboard Lounge? You may have noticed it in the recent rendition of the movie "Sparkle," but it is way more than a set location for me...it is a Detroit institution. I have sat in other countries and missed it. Something about the music, the people, the space is precious for me. That particular... More 

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