Bakers Keyboard Lounge

★★★★★
  • 20510 Livernois Ave

    Detroit, MI 48221

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  • 313-345-6300

About Bakers Keyboard Lounge

Hours
Sun 1pm-12am, Tue-Thu 11am-12am, Fri 11am-2am, Sat 4pm-2am

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My daughter and I decided to go in when we saw that Juanita's was in charge of the cooking, remembering her venue from off of 6 mile it seemed to be an excellent place to stop and eat and if there was entertainment WOW what a plus. We

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My daughter and I decided to go in when we saw that Juanita's was in charge of the cooking, remembering her venue from off of 6 mile it seemed to be an excellent place to stop and eat and if there was entertainment WOW what a plus. We

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When I turned 21 my father took me here for my first drink. I am 40 now, and I still go there approximately 10 times a year. The food is always superb, and the musical artist that they have are the bomb. It must be a nice place to go, if I have been going there for almost 20 years.

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When I turned 21 my father took me here for my first drink. I am 40 now, and I still go there approximately 10 times a year. The food is always superb, and the musical artist that they have are the bomb. It must be a nice place to go, if I have been going there for almost 20 years.

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This is one of the worst places I have ever been to. The wait staff is extremely slow. My wife and I went to enjoy some jazz and have a few drinks. Our waitress asked if we wanted a drink, we said yes just not now. Well long story short we were told that there was a two drink minimum we said yes we know and then restated we would be ordering just not at this moment. Then the manager came to our table to restate what the waitress had said. We also told him the same thing. That wasn't enough so we had to speak to the owner. He made it clear that when you come to Bakers you must order something as soon as you sit down. Needless to say we left with out ordering anything. After speaking to the owner John he made it clear to my wife that our patronage was not important and that we wouldn't be missed. But I'm not sure if he even heard her as he was to busy watching tv as she tried to talk with him. Now that's what I call great customer service. But before warned with the quality of the wait staff you may order as soon as you get there, but it will take forever to get what you ordered. Don't waste your time ordering food it taste like it's all been deep fried in the same grease and it will probably come to your table warm at best. Last I must admit the music is great the service and employees are horrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is one of the worst places I have ever been to. The wait staff is extremely slow. My wife and I went to enjoy some jazz and have a few drinks. Our waitress asked if we wanted a drink, we said yes just not now. Well long story short we were told that there was a two drink minimum we said yes we know and then restated we would be ordering just not at this moment. Then the manager came to our table to restate what the waitress had said. We also told him the same thing. That wasn't enough so we had to speak to the owner. He made it clear that when you come to Bakers you must order something as soon as you sit down. Needless to say we left with out ordering anything. After speaking to the owner John he made it clear to my wife that our patronage was not important and that we wouldn't be missed. But I'm not sure if he even heard her as he was to busy watching tv as she tried to talk with him. Now that's what I call great customer service. But before warned with the quality of the wait staff you may order as soon as you get there, but it will take forever to get what you ordered. Don't waste your time ordering food it taste like it's all been deep fried in the same grease and it will probably come to your table warm at best. Last I must admit the music is great the service and employees are horrible.

Pros: Great music

Cons: Extremely poor service, dirty bathrooms, always closing early

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I loved it. i went here last year and loved the experience. living north of detroit a good 40 miles and being 21, walking in there seemed a little sketchy. We walked in and was greeted at the door, and got to sit in this cozy little booth right in front of the band. with the really impressive music, the dark lighting, the cozy booths its a perfect spot for a romantic date. not to mention, the crowd that night seemed very l aid back and polite which made me feel comfortable there.

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★★★★★

I loved it. i went here last year and loved the experience. living north of detroit a good 40 miles and being 21, walking in there seemed a little sketchy. We walked in and was greeted at the door, and got to sit in this cozy little booth right in front of the band. with the really impressive music, the dark lighting, the cozy booths its a perfect spot for a romantic date. not to mention, the crowd that night seemed very l aid back and polite which made me feel comfortable there.

Pros: romantic, impressive music, very nice vibe

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I've gone to Baker's Keyboard lounge probably about 20 times and I have to say, it's been a fabulous experience every time. Claimed to be the oldest jazz club in the country, this dark, cramped two-room club is like walking onto a movie set steeped in Detroit history. The owner is there at the door to greet you every time (there's even a coat check!) and the front bar has --what else? -- a keyboard tabletop. Black and white, rich or poor, folks from all walks of life jam themselves into the tiny booths or closely-lined tables. Beyond the (very loud) jazz music that's performed on the tiny stage, soul food is served all night. Yes, most of the dishes like the whole whitefish (bones, skin and all!) and chicken are greasy and stale. But the scene is so authentic, so urban, so COOL, you won't even care! Actually, the canned green beans w/white potatoes and peach cobbler are FANTASTIC!! The peach cobbler a la mode is by far the greatest I've ever had. Piping hot with a cold scoop of vanilla -- YUMM. And the prices?? You can eat a ton and spend like $30, all the while listening to world-class jazz musicians and enjoying an authentic Detroit experience that can't be found anywhere else.

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I've gone to Baker's Keyboard lounge probably about 20 times and I have to say, it's been a fabulous experience every time. Claimed to be the oldest jazz club in the country, this dark, cramped two-room club is like walking onto a movie set steeped in Detroit history. The owner is there at the door to greet you every time (there's even a coat check!) and the front bar has --what else? -- a keyboard tabletop. Black and white, rich or poor, folks from all walks of life jam themselves into the tiny booths or closely-lined tables. Beyond the (very loud) jazz music that's performed on the tiny stage, soul food is served all night. Yes, most of the dishes like the whole whitefish (bones, skin and all!) and chicken are greasy and stale. But the scene is so authentic, so urban, so COOL, you won't even care! Actually, the canned green beans w/white potatoes and peach cobbler are FANTASTIC!! The peach cobbler a la mode is by far the greatest I've ever had. Piping hot with a cold scoop of vanilla -- YUMM. And the prices?? You can eat a ton and spend like $30, all the while listening to world-class jazz musicians and enjoying an authentic Detroit experience that can't be found anywhere else.

Pros: Ambience, music, peach cobbler & green beans!

Cons: Super-loud music (bring ear plugs!)

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Went to Bakers last Thursday night to try their great home cooked food and hear live big band jazz. I was very impressed! The band was smokin',"plural cirlce", mostly bop style, with 18 musicians!! Great Duke Ellington arrangements. I always liked jazz, but this was some seriuosly fascinating music. The place is small, but great acoustics and cozy atmosphere. Waitstaff was a little slow, but just wave them down and they'll be happy to bring you a drink. Good to know reall jazz is still alive at Bakers!

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Went to Bakers last Thursday night to try their great home cooked food and hear live big band jazz. I was very impressed! The band was smokin',"plural cirlce", mostly bop style, with 18 musicians!! Great Duke Ellington arrangements. I always liked jazz, but this was some seriuosly fascinating music. The place is small, but great acoustics and cozy atmosphere. Waitstaff was a little slow, but just wave them down and they'll be happy to bring you a drink. Good to know reall jazz is still alive at Bakers!

Pros: no cover, secured parking, quality music

Cons: waitstaff slow

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I finally had the pleasure of visiting the historical Baker's Keyboard Lounge on Friday night. Anyone who appreciates and loves jazz owes it to themselves to visit Baker's. With such a rich history of jazz greats, you can almost feel the history surround you as you sit in this tightly packed place. The staff is awesome and very accomodating, though it is constantly busy when music plays. You can see the audience often entranced by the performances and realize that this is the culture of Detroit. This is history in the present at this wonderful venue. Regardless of where you are, make an effort to visit.

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I finally had the pleasure of visiting the historical Baker's Keyboard Lounge on Friday night. Anyone who appreciates and loves jazz owes it to themselves to visit Baker's. With such a rich history of jazz greats, you can almost feel the history surround you as you sit in this tightly packed place. The staff is awesome and very accomodating, though it is constantly busy when music plays. You can see the audience often entranced by the performances and realize that this is the culture of Detroit. This is history in the present at this wonderful venue. Regardless of where you are, make an effort to visit.

Pros: Atmosphere, History, Food

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I've been going to Baker's for years... it's a Classic... no bother with the youngsters (unless they are seriously interested in Jazz) The service is good, either at the bar or a table and the food is worth waiting for.

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★★★★★

I've been going to Baker's for years... it's a Classic... no bother with the youngsters (unless they are seriously interested in Jazz) The service is good, either at the bar or a table and the food is worth waiting for.

Pros: Reasonable, Guarded, Good Crowd

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The best lunch buffet in town! one word yams! ok two salmon paddys! You swear it was your granny cooking ;)

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The best lunch buffet in town! one word yams! ok two salmon paddys! You swear it was your granny cooking ;)

Pros: Inexpensive, Great People, Always welcome!

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Even "local" musicians are first-class. Always a fun, enjoyable experience. Might see nationally acclaimed person in the audience.

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Even "local" musicians are first-class. Always a fun, enjoyable experience. Might see nationally acclaimed person in the audience.

 

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