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“Food so so. Viewing acts so so also.”

Baker's Keyboard Lounge
Ranked #4 of 78 Nightlife in Detroit
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I really didn't like the food here at all. It is mostly fried and they don't seem to do a good job of anything else. Bad wine. Can't really see the act on stage unless you are one of the few tables in the main room.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Baker's key board lounge has been in Detroit for ever. It's an institution. It started out as a local restaurant and the food is down home good. They even offer a vegetarian option! and they have carry-out for those not staying for the music.


The service is very good, fast but not intrusive.
People are friendly; I was hugged and kissed on my way out by the headliner, Dar'rell Green from Indianapolis, IN. The atmosphere is intimate. People sway to the music. The clientele was mixed and wide ranging in age from fairly young to a beautiful 89-year-old lady, celebrating her birthday.
Parking is plentiful, and low cost ($3 for the evening).
The music part of the enterprise was an early add-on and featured many of the jazz greats. The Discover Jazz Series is great! Wonderful music. The cover charge is $20.00 per person and is not bad for hearing good music.
As an extra bonus, when we left, a bit after 10 p.m., the sky was a blaze in sunset oranges and pinks amidst cotton ball clouds. A wow.

Thank Elizabeth Z
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Sympathic place, music is good and food too. Recommended area to discover Detroit Motown spirit. Musician are excellent so professional.

Thank Pascal01800
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Apparently this is the world´s oldest jazz bar. This place is very iconic. Really good fried chicken and the most amazing entertainment and music. One of the best nights we have had in a long time.

Thank Bennyjenkins79
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Although it's a little tight inside, the atmosphere is a positive, rhythmic vibe that will keep your body moving. The food is delicious soul food fare and in such huge portions that you will require a carryout container.

Thank MCBarber1
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