Paris Blue first opened in 1968, and there have been jazz shows almost every night since. It’s fully a dive bar (if you order anything with liquor, it may come in a plastic cup), but unlike most dive bars, Paris Blues has amazing nightly performances and tons of framed portraits of famous musicians who have been there. There’s no cover for shows but there’s typically a two-drink minimum.
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