Chayz Lounge is the live music venue located on Meeting Street in the heart of the River District in West Columbia, SC. Our venue offers an upscale yet inviting atmosphere to experience the finest smooth jazz and rhythm & blues acts in a way that is best described as an intimate concert. Ours is the perfect place to relax after work, spend an evening with friends, or a romantic night out.
What You Can Expect:
An elegant, safe space for adults to relax and unwind;
The best of both worlds, outstanding live performances and a wonderful dining experience;
A menu that consists of small plate/tapas style items designed for nibbling while enjoying the show;
Fine wines and signature cocktails;
Table service dining. Take a look at our Food & Drink menus.
A friendly and courteous staff;
Exceptional customer service.
Thing To Know:
Below is information to help you plan your visit to our venue. We invite you to visit the FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions.
Doors open an hour before showtime and the entrance to our venue is at the rear of the building, through the patio;
A dressy attire is required to attend our shows. Athletic wear, ball caps, tennis shoes/sneakers, hoodies, cut-offs, ripped or sagging jeans are not permitted;
Chayz Lounge is a mature, adult only venue that is conducive for an audience 25 years of age or older. However, the minimum age requirement is 21;
Our shows are scheduled every Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights, and some Sundays. See our line up below.
We are operating at half our seating capacity; thereby allowing us to provide adequate distance between tables. Because of this, our seats fill quickly. We recommend that you purchase tickets to your desired show early;
Seat(s) purchased are held until the start of the show and then released for resale to the next person/party on our waitlist. If you are running late, please let us know via text to (803) 563-8375 and we will hold your seat(s) for a period of 30 minutes, after which they will be released for resale.
Our room is arranged with tables for parties of 2, 3, and 4. In order manage the modified occupancy of our space (due social distancing), we cannot combine tables or add chairs to these tables to accommodate larger parties.
COVID-19 Implementations: We are open for business with your health and safety being our top priority. In keeping with our safety standards, and until we believe it is no longer necessary, a face mask/face covering is required when not seated. This includes walking to the restroom, dancing, and entering/exiting our venue. Please take a moment to review the Health And Safety measures we have implemented to ensure the well-being of our patrons, staff, and our community.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
This is the BEST place in Columbia to listen to live music! The atmosphere is classy and upscale yet not stuffy. The food is great with wonderful drinks! The staff is exceptional. Put this place on a MUST when visiting Columbia SC!!.
~ Roy Canty
When you envision the perfect way to spend a Friday or Saturday, Chayz Lounge is EXACTLY the place to go. It. Was. Incredible. Great food. Great vibes. Great music. You will have a memorable experience for sure! My only thought now is, when is the next time we can come back (from Maryland).
~ Chamelle Taylor
I had an awesome birthday experience. I was serenaded with 2 other women. The ambiance, music and drinks were great. It was 8 in my party and you guys really did accommodate us on short notice...like at the door. We're from Augusta, Ga and we will definitely be back.
~ Treda Maria Oates
This place was warm and welcoming to guests traveling from out of state. The music provided by Mr. Nate Myers and ensemble was beautiful music to my ears. I loved the experience and hope to return someday soon.
~ Tynisha Banks Wilkes
I really enjoyed the atmosphere here!!!!! I love Jazz and this is the place to be. My food was excellent and so was the service! Try those wings they are scrumptious!
~ Cindy Collins
I loved this place. I saw La Calle Ocho Funk perform. The show was GREAT. The atmosphere was perfect. It is a great setting to watch and listen to live music. I think this is the perfect date night place.
~ Sylvester Williams
It was an amazing experience! The environment was inviting and classy. The artist was professional and engaging. The food was flavorful. I enjoyed my night, even though I went alone! ~ Connie Mancilla
Awesome experience. The entertainment was excellent. The atmosphere was elegant but not pretentious. The staff was friendly. I was impressed that the owner/manager came to the table and made sure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. I recommend this establishment for grown folks who aren't too old to have fun.
~ Nicholas Stuckey
Chayz Lounge is the brainchild of Creative producer and former broadcast talent, Chaye Alexander. It began as an Internet Radio station and virtual space to enjoy the sounds of smooth R&B and jazz 24/7! The station also provided an avenue for recording artists to reach a global audience. Thanks to the millions of loyal listeners, it became one of the top radio stations on the web in its genre. It continues to satisfy music lovers worldwide with its consistent delivery of great music under the new name, Chayz Lounge Radio.
Chaye had more in mind for Chayz Lounge. She envisioned it being a brick & mortar space where adults can experience live music by some of the best talents. The backroom of Nonnah's restaurant in the Vista provided the perfect setting for such a concept. In June 2017, the Chayz Lounge venue was brought to life. However, Chaye knew from the start that she needed more space and after two years at Nonnah's, Chayz Lounge moved to its new home at 607 Meeting Street in West Columbia's River District. The venue's intimate listening room setting and warm, elegant decor invite patrons to experience the finest local, national and international acts in the smooth jazz and soul genres.
For decades Chaye has provided avenues for musicians to be seen and heard. She continues to shine the light on talents each week via the live shows at Chayz Lounge. Click here to see the upcoming acts and/or to purchase tickets.