The best restaurants in Riyadh to catch live music acts

Explore our guide to restaurants with live music, bands and talents in this vibrant capital…

Looking for live music in Riyadh? If you fancy something a little more exciting than a mundane dinner experience, check out these hot spots for good grub, and of course, rocking tunes.



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Dinner at Bagatelle has been likened to being invited into the home of an epicurean bon vivant from the French Riviera. It offers an unmatched combination of dining and entertainment. Expect elegance at this international destination, and more of an upbeat evening with a live DJ to soak up the lively ambience.

Bagatelle, Laysen Valley, Wadi Al Amariyah, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Riyadh 12329, Sun to Thurs 1pm to 1am, Fri & Sat 3pm to 6pm & 7pm to midnight. @bagatelleriyadh


Beefbar isn’t just a sight to look at; the venue also brings music to our ears with its live music. Its current music series means you’re able to catch performances every Wednesday at 8.30pm. Sway to the soulful music played by a live violinist and electrifying beats by its resident DJ to amplify your nights even further, all while enjoying sharing plates and drinks.

Beefbar Riyadh, 8712 Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jalawi St, 4237, Riyadh 12223, Sat to Wed 1pm to midnight, Thurs & Fri 1pm to 12.30am. @beefbar_riyadh


Dining at Billionaire is about the whole package – décor, music, food, dancing – making it a fun night out. The vast space creates a sense of grandeur and a big, bustling atmosphere. Here, you can expect a glamorous taste of cabaret and live music with a resident DJ.

Billionaire, Dabab St, As Sulaimaniyah, Riyadh, Mon to Sat 6pm to 1.30am. @billionaireriyadh



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Whether you are looking for great food, live DJ sets, or the best mocktails, you will find them all here.

COYA, 8710 Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jalawi St, As Sulimaniyah, 4237, Riyadh 12223, Sat to Wed 1pm to midnight, Thurs & Fri 1pm to 12.30am. @coyariyadh

Kayzo by Myazu

This summer, Kayzo by Myazu is turning up the heat with a live DJ. Enjoy a laid back experience as you indulge in their food and excellent drinks.

Kayzo by Myazu, Diplomatic Quarter, Oud Square, Riyadh, daily 2pm to 11.30pm. @kayzosaudi

Myazu Arts


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Aside from being a notable Japanese restaurant in Riyadh, you can also enjoy a live DJ here.

Myazu Arts, Musad Bin Jalawi, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12244, daily 1.30pm to 1.30am. Live music every Sat 3pm to 7pm. Tel: 9200 09686. @myazusaudi

Islas Resto & Grill

Good music doesn’t always necessarily spell fancy and exclusive. Unpretentious and authentic, Islas Resto & Grill invites anyone and everyone to come in to enjoy live music three nights a week. While you’re there, get your fill with its wide selection of affordable Filipino food.

Islas Resto & Grill, Aljazeera Shopping Centre, First Floor, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12241, daily 11am to 1am. Live band every Thurs, Fri and Sat 7pm onwards. Tel: 050 388 1180. @islas_resto__grill



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Enjoy tantalising Latin American cuisine, handcrafted mocktails and live DJ sets all week long.

MNKY HSE, 6927 Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Al Awal Rd, Hittin, Riyadh 13512, Mon to Wed 6.30pm to 1am & Thurs to Sat 6.30pm to 1.30am. Tel: 8004 400041. @mnkyhseksa

Shadow Lounge


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When it comes to the live entertainment at Shadow Lounge, you can find a variety of shows, so there is always something new to look forward to with each visit.

Shadow Lounge, Al Takhassousi, Al Mohammadiyyah, Riyadh 12362, Sun to Wed 4pm to 1.30am & Thurs to Sat 4pm to 2am. @shadowlounge.riyadh



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For a dose of top-notch crooning, look no further than Sumosan. Their musical offerings spill into the intimate dining room, where a live band plays every Wednesday and Friday night. The restaurant prides itself on serving contemporary Japanese cuisine, but the music and atmosphere more than make up for the food.

Sumosan, Laysen Valley,  Umm Hamam Al Gharbi, Building 25, Riyadh 12329. Tel: 9200 21225. @sumosan.riyadh

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