Blues Bars in Arizona

Arizona is home to many great blues clubs. Some are small and some are off the beaten path, but all are filled with southwestern charm and culture and feature some of the best blues singers in the area. You can search for some of your favorite blues artists on each venue's calendar of events, or you can just swing by on any given evening for a musical surprise to satisfy your need for the blues.

The Rhythm Room is one of the most popular blues clubs in Arizona. Located in central Phoenix, this classic venue is where you can find some of the top blues performers. There is a full bar and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, but you may want to grab a seat by the main large stage. Headliners such as Big Pete Pearson and King of Arizona Blues have played at the Rhythm Room, and the cover charge varies depending on the level of talent that is playing on that particular night. Ticket prices generally range from $8 to $30, as of 2010. Doors are open from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The Rhythm Room

1019 East Indian School Road

Phoenix, AZ 85014


Char's is a blues bar staple that has been open since the early 1980s. The small bar provides an intimate bluesy setting; nonetheless, there's a well-sized stage for live music every night. If rock, funk, soul or blues don't satisfy your thirst for entertainment, Char's also has a full bar, a pool table, a dartboard and flat-screen TVs. Char's is open seven days a week until 1 a.m., as of August 2010.

Chars Has The Blues

4631 North Seventh Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85013


Chicago Bar in Tucson features live music seven days a week, 365 days of the year. Here you can catch a variety of live music ranging from classic rock to metal to reggae, but the heaviest rotation of band is found with blues. Patrons can enjoy indoor or outdoor seating at this neighborhood bar. Besides musical entertainment, Chicago Bar offers a full bar, HD projection screens, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet and a large dance floor. As of 2010, the cover charge varies depending on the night, but usually ranges from $3 to $5.

Chicago Bar

5954 East Speedway Boulevard

Tucson, AZ 85712


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