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Chayz Lounge

Experience Chayz Lounge


Located on Meeting Street in the heart of the River District in West Columbia, SC., Chayz Lounge is the premier jazz bistro renowned for combining the finest contemporary jazz and rhythm & blues acts with a wonderful dining experience in an elegant, upscale atmosphere. 


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. Dressy attire is required.

Chayz Lounge

Our Story

Chayz Lounge is the brainchild of Music Director 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 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.

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Delicious dishes.

Exceptional live jazz performances.

An elegant, upscale atmosphere.


Chayz Lounge is the place to relax after work, spend the evening with friends, or a romantic night out.  


Join us Wednesdays (occasionally)

Thursdays 6pm-9pm

Friday & Saturday 6:30pm-10pm 

Sunday 12pm-3pm

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Chayz Lounge


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.

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