Right in the bustling thoroughfare of Ann Arbor’s downtown district in the fully renovated former Full Moon building, you’ll find the Ravens Club—a speakeasy-style jazz club. The Ravens Club first opened in 2011 and has quickly become a favorite Ann Arbor nightspot.
Ron Brooks of Bird of Paradise Jazz Club is the venue’s curator, bringing you regular acts like Heather Black Project, Jesse Kramer Trio, Chris Buhalis, Ron Brooks Trio, and Alex Belhaj, as well as guest acts. The club is primarily a farm to table restaurant, serving a changing menu of seasonal fare. The bar menu prides itself on its whiskey heavy variety of unique cocktails, and they even serve alcoholic milkshakes for the frozen loving palate.
The kitchen serves bar snacks, small plates, and salads until midnight, and main dishes are served until 11 pm. You can get a simple plate of well crafted French Fries, or something more exotic just as easily. There is no cover on Sunday and Monday, so just come for the ambiance and enjoy the live jazz along with your artistically crafted food and fine drinks.
You’ll find the atmosphere to be a mix of historic brick and wood and art deco, with just the right amount of dim lighting to transport you back to times gone by. The club offers outside seating as well as inner ambiance, perfect for a chill night on the town in downtown Ann Arbor. Oh, and if you really like those intelligent little blackbirds, then you'll want to check out their merch selection on your way out.