Chayz Lounge
Chayz Lounge

Chayz Lounge is the live jazz bistro located on Meeting Street in the heart of the River District in West Columbia. Our venue offers an elegant, 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. Some notable artists who have graced our stage include Melba Moore, Meli's Morgan, Mike Phillips, ThreeStyle, Paula Atherton, Althea Rene, Jeff Bradshaw, Lori Williams, Adam Hawley, Bob Baldwin, to name a few.


For the past five years, we have consistently provided the perfect place to relax after work, spend the evening with friends, or a romantic night out enjoying quality entertainment, delicious dishes, and signature cocktails. Join us every Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons for our Jazz Brunch. Proper attire is required to attend our shows. We invite you to visit our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked question and to best plan your visit to our venue.

What You Can Expect:

  • An intimate, elegant, safe space for adults to relax, dine, and unwind;

  • The best of both worlds, outstanding live performances and a wonderful dining experience;

  • A menu that consists of signature dishes & cocktails, delicious desserts, and a wonderful wine list;

  • Table service dining. Take a look at our Food & Drink menus.

  • A friendly and courteous staff;

  • Exceptional customer service

Health & Safety: The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our highest priority. We have always taken steps to mitigate the spread of germs in our establishment and we’re more stringent in our efforts in the wake of COVID. Please DO NOT ENTER our establishment if you have a fever, severe cough, sore throat, or other COVID or flu-like symptoms. Temperature check and hand sanitation is done upon arrival.

Chayz Lounge


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).

Pure Excellence!

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

~ Treda Maria Oates

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic.... atmosphere+, food++, musicians+++, this established is amazing. I saw Elan Trotman there and it was amazing, her lineup's are always amazing....if you go the drink called Breezin' will knock your socks off!!!!

~ Aletta McGriggs

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

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 Russo

The food, the customer service, and music was amazing. If you have not been here before, you need to go. They further exceeded my expectations, and I set a high standard. I enjoyed my whole experience, and will be back, I have already bought my next ticket. 

~ 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

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.

Chayz Lounge

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.