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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 intimate live music venue renowned for combining the finest contemporary jazz and rhythm & blues acts with a wonderful dining experience in an elegant, upscale atmosphere. Our lineup of acts includes legends of music, as well as acclaimed national and regional artists.


An evening at Chayz Lounge feels like 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. We offer modern American cuisine with a New Orleans flair, hand-crafted cocktails, and a fine selection of wines. 


At Chayz Lounge, we promote an ambiance that encourages guests to dress up. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our standards on our Venue Guidelines page before your visit.

Chayz Lounge. The premier jazz club.

Our Story

Chayz Lounge is the brainchild of Music & Entertainment Director and former media talent, Chaye Alexander. It began as an Internet Radio station and virtual space to experience the perfect blend of smooth jazz and soul music 24/7. The station quickly gained a dedicated global following for its carefully curated playlists and artist features. Thanks to the millions of loyal listeners, the station is one of the most popular on the web in its genre. However, Chaye had greater plans for her brand. Her vision extended to a physical space for Chayz Lounge, an intimate venue that offers the best live performance. The backroom of Nonnah's restaurant provided the perfect setting and in June 2017, Chayz Lounge the venue, then known as Chayz Lounge at Nonnah's, was brought to life. 


Immediately after the grand opening, Chaye knew that she needed more space and two years later, she relocated Chayz Lounge to 607 Meeting Street in West Columbia, SC where it still resides. The radio station continues to satisfy music lovers worldwide with its perfect blend of smooth jazz and soul grooves under its new name, Chayz Lounge Radio. Download the App and listen at home, work, or on the go. 


A trailblazer in her field with a career spanning over three decades, Chaye Alexander has established herself as a respected figure known for promoting cultural vibrancy and delivering exceptional musical experiences. Her influence can be felt in every aspect of live music events. Her dedication to her craft is evident in all her endeavors. With a remarkable blend of creativity, business acumen, and a deep appreciation for the arts, Chaye embodies the spirit of a Renaissance woman, constantly enriching the cultural landscape through her enduring contributions to music and entertainment. Every week at Chayz Lounge, you have the opportunity to witness Chaye's distinctive artist-centered performances that showcase her passion for music. Read more  at

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Here's what you can expect:


  • Table service dining.

  • Delicious dishes.

  • Exceptional live performances.

  • An upscale, adult atmosphere.


Chayz Lounge is best described as an intimate listening room. Our elegant ambiance, signature dishes, hand-crafted cocktails, and quality live performances offer an unforgettable experiences.

Thursdays: 6pm-9pm

Friday & Saturday: 6:30pm-10pm 

Sunday Jazz Brunch: 12pm-3pm

Chayz Lounge. The premier jazz club.


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.

Radio Station


Chayz Lounge Radio. Relax & unwind to the best Adult Contemporary music.

Before there was the venue, there was Chayz Lounge, the radio station, now known as Chayz Lounge Radio. 


Chayz Lounge Radio is the virtual space to enjoy the perfect blend of smooth jazz and soul grooves 24/7. We deliver the hits to sing, sway & dance to. Enjoy at home, work, or on the go via our mobile App!


Chayz Lounge Radio is the brainchild of Chaye Alexander. Her passion for music, coupled with her dedication to showcasing emerging talent, inspired her groundbreaking launch of Chayz Lounge Radio. In 2004, at a time when the concept of internet radio was still nascent, Chaye saw an opportunity to create a platform that not only broadcasted music but also served as a hub for discovering new artists. 


Chayz Lounge Radio App
Chayz Lounge Radio App

Chaye's visionary approach contributed to the growth of online radio as well as fostered a community where listeners could explore diverse musical landscapes and connect with up-and-coming musicians. Chayz Lounge Radio quickly became synonymous with innovation and excellence in streaming a unique blend of contemporary jazz, R&B, and classic soul music, establishing Chaye as a trailblazer in the industry. 


Thanks to its millions of loyal listeners, the station is one of the most popular on the web in its genre. As one listener puts it, "This radio station is everything! You guys play the right music. Music to heal and put the balm on wounds of the soul. I am thankful and will spread the word.” As one listener puts it, "This radio station is everything! You guys play the right music. Music to heal and put the balm on wounds of the soul. I am thankful and will spread the word.” 

Follow Chaye Alexander on her Mixcloud channel where you can listen to her previous broadcasts as well as her curated selection smooth jazz, soul and dance tunes.


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