“Why not?” That’s been the mantra at Dick’s for decades, and it’s the question all challengers to the Best Place for Live Jazz throne must answer satisfactorily. But none can.
Dick’s has the past and present on its side — years of sterling history being extended week by week at the hands of the city’s top talent.
It’s an institution. On campus it’s an oasis, dignified and grubby in all the right ways.
You know what you’ll find there (“the absolute best in bluegrass and jazz,” so says the website) but never where it will take you.
Best Place for Live Jazz runners-up: Rumba Cafe, Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza