Where’s the Best Place to Check Out Local Music in the Coos Bay North Bend Area?

Posted by TravelCoosBay on March 14, 2017

Photo: Dale Inskeep Band plays at 7 Devils Brewery.  Photo Source: Facebook

With a thriving and growing restaurant and arts scene, it’s natural for our eclectic music culture to grow as well. The Coos Bay/North Bend region already hosts a fantastic selection of fun annual festivals featuring a range of musical genres (i.e. Oregon Coast Music Festival, Music on the Bay, BBQ, Blues and Brews by the Bay and many more), so we’re happy to see that our local music scene continues to grow as well.

Our area boasts several fabulous entertainment venues like The Liberty Theatre (home of Little Theatre by the Bay), the beautifully restored historic Egyptian Theatre where visitors can frequently find great local music and entertainment options, but it’s inside our rustic beloved local pub where one can find a treasure trove of hidden musical gems!

If you are looking for hipster listening rooms or glitzy pop venues and night clubs, you’re just not going to find it here. But it it’s an authentic down-to-earth Oregon Coast vibe that you’re seeking, we have some recommendations for you. We asked around and here’s what some of our friends say are the best local places to support up and coming bands and musicians. If you plan to visit ay of these local businesses, it’s best to call ahead to confirm their schedule.

High Tide Cafe

Popular with locals and visitors alike, High Tide Cafe offers a mix of great food (most say they serve the best Clam Chowder on Oregon’s South Coast), live music on Thursdays, great happy hour and dinner specials, a beautiful back deck and entertainment options ranging from board games to an eclectic art gallery. Located at 91124 Cape Arago Highway in Charleston.

What people are saying

“Best fish and chips I have had in a very long time. Amazing clam chowder and even great live music. Comfortable atmosphere and kid friendly. The High Tide achieves a rare balance of quality and quantity.”

“We were very pleased with the service and the food quality. On our second visit, there was live music, which added a pleasant ambiance to the lunch experience.”

7 Devils Brewery

Located in downtown Coos Bay, this local brew pub quickly become a favorite gathering place. It’s a great place to take in tunes from local bands like the Dale Inskeep Band, Che’s Lounge and even Porland-based music like Scratchdog String Band (Americana) and Cascade Crescendo (Bluegrass). Guests enjoy their seasonal menu selections and of course plenty of craft beer. If you stop in on a Monday night, stick around for Pub Trivia!  Located at 247 S 2nd St, Coos Bay, OR 97420

What people are saying

“It is a great place to go to listen to music and enjoy friends. Nice fire pit outside for chilly nights! I would recommend this place for anyone also family friendly.”

“Creative and very good bar food and light meals, interesting variety of drinks, with seasonal favorites.”

Gooney’s Sports Bar

This Coos Bay bar and restaurant is best known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere along with great entertainment to go along with its selection of cocktails, beers, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and pizza and more. There is live music every Saturday evening in addition to Karoke throughout the week. By the way, Wednesday Geezer Jam Night is not to be missed! Located at 3290 Ocean Blvd SE, Coos Bay, OR 97420

What people are saying

“Great place to go when you want classic rock live!”

“I like to stop in on my way home time and again. Mostly Classic Rockers hang out there. It’s fun to hang out and watch them jam.”

“Great place, awesome live entertainment,, and fantastic service and food!”

Warehouse 101

This well known North Bend establishment is part nightclub, part sports bar. Located inside The Mill Casino, Warehouse 101 a great place to catch live bands every Friday and Saturday night. Their massive wide screen TVs and great selection of craft beer and wings also makes it a fun place to catch the game. And if that’s not enough, they offer Trivia Night every Tuesday evening, and hilarious stand-up comedy each Wednesday night!

What people are saying

“Live comedy on Wednesday nights, and live rock cover bands on the weekends make this bar a great place to hang out.”

“The bar has good music on the weekends the rooms are really nice great location right on the bay.”

“Awesome place with friendly wait staff and a great weekly comedy show.”

Liberty Pub

This North Bend local favorite offers patrons a great selection of beers, fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, pub rolls, pizza, and more beer to go along with its robust live music scene. Like most of our other pubs, Liberty Pub offers a warm and inviting atmosphere so you’ll feel right at home no matter where you are visiting from!

What people are saying

“There’s live music often, friendly bar staffing just a nice crowd overall.”

“Went out here the other night to grab a beer and were pleasantly surprised by the place. Has a nice cozy vibe. There was live piano music happening. Good people calm relaxing place to enjoy a beer and some Good food. We split a personal size sausage/pepperoni pizza for an appetizer and were really impressed with the quality of it. Best pizza I’ve had in a while. Really fresh, hearty ingredients.”

“They have a good beer selection both on top and bottled. The decor really flows well, the owner seems to have had a clear vision when they put this place together.”

Spotlight Country Bar & Nightclub

If you’re looking for a fun place with “character”, you may want to drop by 1088 Newmark Ave in Coos Bay. Spotlight Country Bar & Nightclub features great beer specials and spontaneous “Cow Bell Ringing Specials” among other things! We’re fans of the Spotlight Country Band that plays on Friday Nights in addition to their line-up of great local and regional musical acts.

What people are saying

“Amazing atmosphere, great staff, loving owner!! Best bar in the coast in opinion!! Can’t help but love Thursday, Friday and Saturday live bands!! Also check out their delicious menu!!!”

“Highly recommend this establishment to all of those looking to get out and have a great time.”

“The service was great in a fantastic atmosphere surrounded by awesome people. Faye, the owner at the Spotlight Country Bar and Nightclub and employees make this establishment a very safe place to stop by to listen to some good bands. The food is delicious too.”

Did we leave your favorite local music venue out? Let us know! We’re always looking for great places to recommend to our visitors!