Johnny D’s Uptown

Come experience what DigThis awarded the “Best Small Music Venue” of 2010 and Time Out Boston just listed it as one of the 10 best round-the-clock live music spots in Greater Boston.

With live music 6 nights a week, a Saturday/Sunday brunch menu to die for, and an incredibly friendly staff, Johnny D’s has been an anchor in Davis Square since it opened its doors in 1969. Carla DeLellis, the 2nd generation proprietor of Johnny D’s, runs the business with lots of longtime staff.

Along with being very active with DARBI over the years, Carla and JD’s have also contributed to many organizational events throughout the year – Go SHC 5k Road Race!!

So stop on down to Johnny D’s and listen to some of the best local, national, and international events of all genres – Jazz, Rock, Blues, Funk, Reggae, Soul, Folk, Celtic and more! From Dixie Chicks to Emmy Lou Harris, Phish, and Wilco, you never know who you will see in this venue that will be playing a huge arena in the not too distant future.

View their full music calendar online at:

Other Highlights:

  • Jazz Brunch every Saturday & Sunday from 8:30am until 2:30pm. Live jazz & great food. A Johnny D’s tradition!
  • Blues Jam every Sunday from 4:30PM until 8:00PM. Sit in with our house band, Monster Mike Welch with The Hoodoo Men, or sit out and enjoy the music. One of Boston’s longest running blues jams!
  • Johnny D’s is very happy to offer healthy choices. We try hard to make decisions on products and practices that have long term positive effects. With this in mind, you will find 100% grass fed beef, free range chicken, cage free eggs, organic ft coffee (look for our coffee grinds for your use during the growing season) and no high fructose corn syrup ketchup. No shortage of vegetarian items either, with a dedicated fryer for those fried vegetarian dishes, while avoiding partially hydrogenated oils in 99% of our offered items.
  • We take advantage of our great city’s recycling program and are adding more and more LED lights to our place. Please consider us your good neighbor, and although far from perfect, there is no shortage of effort.