The Best Places to See Live Music in Tbilisi
Live music performance in cafés and bars across Tbilisi is a common thing. Here, almost every venue offers performances of local young musicians who are just starting out or are already popular. The scope and genre vary according to the venue. So, if you want to listen to local musicians and enjoy a glass of your favorite beverage, here are some of the best places to do so.
This centrally-located venue is one of the best places to hear great live music from local bands in Tbilisi. Amqari offers a wide variety of drinks and food, while the atmosphere here is friendly, underground, and pleasant.
Amqari, 1 Ierusalimi St, Tbilisi, Georgia, +995 597 81 72 81
Zazanova could be one of those few places in the capital which hosts live music every day of the week. As the name might suggest, the venue offers jazz music to its customers, performed by local jazz bands. With a friendly and homely atmosphere, European meals and affordable prices await you here.
Zazanova, 2 Revaz Laghidze St, Tbilisi, Georgia, +995 322 94 69 05
Drunk Owl, located in the very center of Tbilisi near Abanotubani, is a go-to place for budget travelers. Despite its central location, prices at Drunk Owl are reasonable and quite affordable. Check out their Facebook page for updates on their live music events.
Drunk Owl, 21 Samghebro St, Tbilisi, Georgia, +995 599 07 87 98
Movement Theatre is the perfect place for those who like contemporary theatre and jazz music. Established as an independent theatre in 2001, Movement Theatre comprises of drama, movement, ballet, folk, visual art and contemporary music. The wall decorated with musical instruments and chairs made from old jeans is enough to say that the environment here is very creative and inspiring. Every Tuesday and Thursday the venue hosts jazz evenings, while Friday and weekends you can come here for theatrical performance.
Movement Theatre, 182 Agmashenebeli Ave, Mushtaidi Garden, Tbilisi, Georgia, +995 577 76 66 26
Bar, Wine Bar, Argentina, European, $$$
If you want to experience both traditional Georgian qvevri wine and live music, then Amber Bar is the place to be. Here you can listen to Georgian musicians every Friday and Saturday, sip some of the best natural wines of the country and taste food that perfectly accompanies your beverage.
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Vagoni in Georgian means a train carriage and perfectly describes the interior of the Wagon N7. The design and sofas are aligned exactly like on a train. Expect international cuisine, a comfortable atmosphere, and evenings with live music.
Wagon N7, 7 IliaChavchavadze Ave, Tbilisi, Georgia, +995 591 74 47 77
Jazz Café Singer
Singer is another jazz café in the very touristy area of Tbilisi. Similar to Zazanova, Singer organizes jazz concerts of local Georgian bands every day of the week. Aside from the cozy environment, you can enjoy both European and local cuisine, a wide range of cocktails, and to spend an interesting evening with your friends or loved ones.
Jazz Café Singer, 8 Sioni St, Tbilisi, Georgia, +995 599 89 35 29
Radio Café is exactly what the name suggests—the radio station 104.5 FM and a café under one roof. Come here every Thursday, Friday or Saturday to enjoy a nice performance of local musicians, peek at the radio show production, or simply enjoy your dinner.
Radio Café, 2 Viktor Dolidze St, Tbilisi, Georgia, +995 555 59 10 47
Monkey’s Bar is another budget-friendly bar where you can enjoy nice live music a bit later in the evening. The venue offers different music performances and DJs every week from Wednesday through Saturday, and sometimes even Sundays. So, if you are looking for an alternative place to hang out, definitely check it out.
Monkey’s Bar, 40 Kote Abkhazi St, Tbilisi, Georgia, +995 593 14 84 84
Restaurant, European, Georgian
in Georgian means oven. This restaurant is part of Iota Hotel and focuses on oven-baked meals in a modern and luxurious setting. Every Friday and Saturday, the restaurant hosts live music events performed by local musicians.