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Address: 20510 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221-1348
Phone Number: +1 313-345-6300
11:00 am - 12:00 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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Oldest Jazz Club in the US well worth your ears & your appetite

My 2 adult sons surprised me with a trip to Detroit specifically to take in the Jazz clubs and Hitsville USA. We reserved a table at Baker's the night they were having a live... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 19, 2016
Ron A
Reno, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Music was great, food was mediocre. Very disappointed in the way this place was run. When we called in reservations, they say there was a $10 cover, when we got there, they said it was $15. Tables were too small. Five in our party and we almost were stacking plates on top of each others to eat. Won't be back.

Thank Brenda W
Reno, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

My 2 adult sons surprised me with a trip to Detroit specifically to take in the Jazz clubs and Hitsville USA. We reserved a table at Baker's the night they were having a live local Latin Jazz band not knowing anything about them We sat right next to the piano player and he was very friendly and gave us a... More 

Thank Ron A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I love this place. A bit small but the food is deliciously prepared and the live entertainment is JAZZ. OMG, the MAC & CHEESE, COLLARD GREENS, YAMS and FISH was delicious. REAL FRESH SOUL FOOD.

Thank Lisa J
Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Husband took me here for my birthday. We are from Ohio and this place was wonderful. Intimate and cozy with great view of the band. The service was on point. Food was hot and delicious and there was plenty of it. The only down side was the door-man--not inviting or welcoming at all--actually pretty cocky. I'm sooooo glad we didn't... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

My son and his band are regulars at Baker's Keyboard Lounge. This property is intimate, but roomy enough so that every seat is a good seat for viewing the stage. The soul food menu here is great and the portions adequate for the price. There is a small parking lot next door, which could use paving. I visit often on... More 

Thank 7808BillyD
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Cool jazz club opened in 1934, my friend and I stopped by on Thursday, May 5, 2016 for dinner and a jazz set. Fried chicken, collard greens, a corn muffin and baked potato were adequate fare all washed down with a couple of Labatt Blue's. The music was good, the vibe friendly, it all added up to a fun night... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

What a fun place to spend an evening! Really friendly nice people They have two seatings an eight 8:30 PM and a 10-10:15 seating with a $10 cover charge. I would make reservations if you want to go because they get booked, it only seats 101 persons and Baker's has been playing jazz for 83 years. I plan to return... More 

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Fenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

Visiting friend from Germany gave us a chance for first visit to Baker's. After a lifetime in Detroit, have been missing one of the best jazz places anywhere. And that's just the music. Intimate club setting, excellent acoustics and the food is phenomenal. Plan to get dinner! Finish with a "Baker's surprise" for dessert...peach cobbler. We will go again for... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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