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Located on Meeting Street in the heart of the River District in West Columbia, SC., Chayz Lounge is the premier jazz bistro that offers an upscale, sophisticated yet inviting atmosphere to relax after work, spend the evening with friends, or a romantic night out. Renowned for offering the finest contemporary jazz and rhythm & blues acts that includes legendary performers, rising stars, and modern music masters, Chayz Lounge stands apart with its warm ambiance and delectable cuisine. Click Here to view our menu.

An evening at Chayz Lounge is a retreat to an elegant room filled with a symphony of sounds, aromas of delicious dishes and repose in what feels like your own private living room. For the past five years, our guests have enjoyed the finest acts in a way that is best described as an intimate concert. Join us every Thursday through Sunday for an unforgettable experience. Dressy attire is required. We invite you to visit our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions to best plan your visit to our establishment.

Health & Safety: The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our highest priority. Please DO NOT ENTER our establishment if you have a fever, severe cough, sore throat, COVID or flu-like symptoms, or if you're feeling unwell. Temperature check & hand sanitation is done upon arrival.

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Absolutely loved the experience! The band was awesome and interactive. The food was delicious! (I had seared salmon (cooked to perfection) that came with pita bread and a delicious dipping sauce and a garden salad (large portion) .) The staff were professional and friendly. Everything was great! I will definitely return soon. 

~ Sophia A.

I had so much enjoyed performing at Chayz Lounge in West Columbia, SC. Chaye is just wonderful. Her staff and the venue give a warm family vibe, the audience was very engaged and the house band was totally on point. Looking forward to coming back and play there again.

~ Nils, Renowned Jazz Guitarist

This venue is perfect!! If you're looking to have a wonderful night out with great Jazz music look no further!! This is the perfect place with perfect food, perfect Jazz, and perfect environment!! I would give this venue well over 5 stars!! You can't beat the classy environment and awesome staff!! I would go on and on but that would be ranting!! I cant wait to visit Columbia SC again and this venue is definitely in all future plans!! Great job owner!!

Tracy M.

Let me start by saying this place was amazing! From the second we walked in the door the owner and staff were so friendly and the atmosphere was just perfect. The wife said the shrimp and grits were best she ever had and the music was out of this world so much talent on that stage. I would recommend this place to anyone seeking a nice night out. Can't wait to book again.

~ Andrew R.

I drove from Charlotte to experience this spot.
This is an upscale spot for grown folks. It's classy, food is amazing, drinks were exquisite and the live entertainment is amazing. And the owner Miss Chaye...just a beautiful soul. I will be returning.

~ Lady Munir

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 S.

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!!.

~ Roi C.

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). Pure Excellence!

~ Chamelle T.

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 at the door. We're from Augusta, Ga and we will definitely be back.

~ Treda O.

Our Story


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. The shows are best described as an intimate concert.

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.


Our Signature Collection


Explore our Signature Collection below that features quality apparel along with luxury scented candles and diffuser that captures the essence of Chayz Lounge. Shop Now!


  • Our candles are clean, non-toxic, and made with premium fragrance for an experience that comes to life without harming your home.


  • Stay comfy and trendy with this Hanes CottonBlend T-shirt. It's contoured and side-seamed for the perfect feminine fit. 


  • Women's Ideal Racerback Tank. Lightweight and trendy, this tank is ideal for hot summer days, gym workouts and outdoor activities. Plus, it’s easy to style and can be paired with jeans, leggings and shorts for a chic everyday look. 

  • Stay warm with this Hanes EcoSmart 50/50 Pullover unisex Hoodie is soft, durable with double-needle cover seamed neck and armholes. Machine wash it again and again without hesitation because it’s pill-resistant. Ribbed waistband, cuffs, and roomy front pockets. Made with up to 5% polyester created from recycled plastic bottles. 

  • Our structured cap is all about comfort, style and fit. With an adjustable closure, it fits most head sizes. 

  • Our non-medical face masks are breathable and comfortable to wear. 

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Artist Booking 


Chayz Lounge is an intimate venue that has welcomed some of the finest national and notable musicians. We proudly feature professional independent musicians in the contemporary jazz and rhythm & blues genre who are passionate about their craft. For serious consideration for booking at our venue, please email your EPK to Be sure to include your website and social media links, as well as videos of your live performances at other venues, festivals, etc. Do not include attachments in your email to us. Only links/URLs.


Please note the following:


  • The genre of music you perform MUST be contemporary jazz, soul or rhythm & blues.

  • Please do not call us with booking queries. If we find your music and performance style to be a fit for Chayz Lounge, we will contact you.


  • Each submission is reviewed and responses are sent only if and/or when we have an opening to offer.


We appreciate your interest in performing at Chayz Lounge and look forward to hearing from you.

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