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Dinner at McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn.
McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn

Top Restaurants and Bars to Catch Live Music in Bux-Mont

10 hotspots for a great time in Bucks and Montgomery counties

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Dinner at McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn.
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In Bucks and Montgomery counties, you will find relaxing evenings with acoustic ambiance and upbeat nights with spirited sound. Accompanied by great food and drink, these settings with soul present creative options to harmonize with friends and family.

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McCoole's at the Historic Red Lion Inn

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Soak up some history at McCoole’s, a Quakertown establishment that has been cultivating community since the 1740s. Once a meeting point for rebellion organizers of the Revolutionary War period, McCoole’s offers a peaceful ambiance with a gourmet menu, live music, and theatre. Tickets are required for some of the larger acts, but the low-key acoustic and piano performances need only your presence. 

The Boiler Room by Crossing Vineyards

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Housed in Dublin, the Boiler Room by Crossing Vineyards showcases blues and jazz music with as many notes as the award-winning wines. Stop in on a Friday or Saturday evening to be entranced by local artists. There is no kitchen on-site, so hungry folks are encouraged to bring their own food to savor with the Pennsylvania wines.

Free Will Brewing Co.

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You don’t have to be a musician to flock to Free Will in Perkasie every other Thursday for open jam nights. In a recently updated soundproof space, these artistic explorations bring the venue to life. Creative bands rock the room on weekends and stellar brews stir the soul.

An acoustic ban performing with guitars at a bar.
Crickets & Cicadas performing at Free Will Brewing Co.
Free Will Brewing Co.

John & Peter's Place

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An esteemed music venue and bar situated in New Hope, John and Peter’s has been a home for stars like George Thorogood and the iconic alternative rock band Ween. Each Wednesday, anticipation crescendos for “The Invitational” jam, where the house band rocks an opening set before inviting other musicians on stage to mix it up. Whether you come to make music or listen, you’ll embrace the harmonies in this colorful setting.

The Tavern at New Hope Winery

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Be enchanted by the New Hope Winery where great meals and melodies bring life to a reinvented barn. A locally sourced menu pairs with the house-made wines, changing weekly to feature fresh ingredients. Buy tickets to reserve one of the 250 cushy seats inside The Note, the winery’s adjoining concert space, to enjoy the talented musicians.

Puck + The Garden Bar

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Slip through Printer’s Alley to Puck where a neon sign invites you inside the intimate underground bar. The selection of local beer is a harmonious accompaniment to the spirited music that energizes this Doylestown favorite. Enjoy the fresh air at the spacious outdoor garden bar during the warmer months.

Maxwell's On Main (MOMs)

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An exciting menu sprinkled with Southern fare is the perfect opener for a night at MOM’s in Doylestown. Start on cue with the juicy fried chicken or fries loaded with Béarnaise sauce. Venture upstairs to the cozy, red-bricked bar where music from DJs, punk rock bands, and bluegrass pickers strike a chord with everyone.

The Dutch Cottage Tavern

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With Karaoke every Friday and live music throughout the weekends, the Dutch Tavern in Skippack is hitting all the right notes. Warm up to the rhythms by gas fire pits in the fall or winter and cool out by the outside stage when summer comes. Dig into decadent poutine or the namesake burger topped with pork roll and a fried egg.

Gypsy Blu

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Featuring country line dancing events, dueling piano performances, and monthly drag shows, Gypsy Blu is not your average bar. Evolved from the old Wyndham hotel, this grand stone building has become a beacon for entertainment in the heart of Ambler. Find your fix for fun and eclectic food at this funky spot where various solo acts and bands fill the air every weekend. 

Broken Goblet Brewing

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With beers and music to suit every taste, it’s no wonder Broken Goblet Brewing in Bensalem has been a Bucks County favorite since its emergence in 2019. Frequent shows in an expansive concert space are worth the $10-30 ticket price. Hoppy beers complement the carousel of food trucks that pull up on weekends.

McCoole's at the Historic Red Lion Inn

Soak up some history at McCoole’s, a Quakertown establishment that has been cultivating community since the 1740s. Once a meeting point for rebellion organizers of the Revolutionary War period, McCoole’s offers a peaceful ambiance with a gourmet menu, live music, and theatre. Tickets are required for some of the larger acts, but the low-key acoustic and piano performances need only your presence. 

The Boiler Room by Crossing Vineyards

Housed in Dublin, the Boiler Room by Crossing Vineyards showcases blues and jazz music with as many notes as the award-winning wines. Stop in on a Friday or Saturday evening to be entranced by local artists. There is no kitchen on-site, so hungry folks are encouraged to bring their own food to savor with the Pennsylvania wines.

Free Will Brewing Co.

You don’t have to be a musician to flock to Free Will in Perkasie every other Thursday for open jam nights. In a recently updated soundproof space, these artistic explorations bring the venue to life. Creative bands rock the room on weekends and stellar brews stir the soul.

An acoustic ban performing with guitars at a bar.
Crickets & Cicadas performing at Free Will Brewing Co.
Free Will Brewing Co.

John & Peter's Place

An esteemed music venue and bar situated in New Hope, John and Peter’s has been a home for stars like George Thorogood and the iconic alternative rock band Ween. Each Wednesday, anticipation crescendos for “The Invitational” jam, where the house band rocks an opening set before inviting other musicians on stage to mix it up. Whether you come to make music or listen, you’ll embrace the harmonies in this colorful setting.

The Tavern at New Hope Winery

Be enchanted by the New Hope Winery where great meals and melodies bring life to a reinvented barn. A locally sourced menu pairs with the house-made wines, changing weekly to feature fresh ingredients. Buy tickets to reserve one of the 250 cushy seats inside The Note, the winery’s adjoining concert space, to enjoy the talented musicians.

Puck + The Garden Bar

Slip through Printer’s Alley to Puck where a neon sign invites you inside the intimate underground bar. The selection of local beer is a harmonious accompaniment to the spirited music that energizes this Doylestown favorite. Enjoy the fresh air at the spacious outdoor garden bar during the warmer months.

Maxwell's On Main (MOMs)

An exciting menu sprinkled with Southern fare is the perfect opener for a night at MOM’s in Doylestown. Start on cue with the juicy fried chicken or fries loaded with Béarnaise sauce. Venture upstairs to the cozy, red-bricked bar where music from DJs, punk rock bands, and bluegrass pickers strike a chord with everyone.

The Dutch Cottage Tavern

With Karaoke every Friday and live music throughout the weekends, the Dutch Tavern in Skippack is hitting all the right notes. Warm up to the rhythms by gas fire pits in the fall or winter and cool out by the outside stage when summer comes. Dig into decadent poutine or the namesake burger topped with pork roll and a fried egg.

Gypsy Blu

Featuring country line dancing events, dueling piano performances, and monthly drag shows, Gypsy Blu is not your average bar. Evolved from the old Wyndham hotel, this grand stone building has become a beacon for entertainment in the heart of Ambler. Find your fix for fun and eclectic food at this funky spot where various solo acts and bands fill the air every weekend. 

Broken Goblet Brewing

With beers and music to suit every taste, it’s no wonder Broken Goblet Brewing in Bensalem has been a Bucks County favorite since its emergence in 2019. Frequent shows in an expansive concert space are worth the $10-30 ticket price. Hoppy beers complement the carousel of food trucks that pull up on weekends.

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