Musical talent coming to us from all over the globe this year thanks to the hard work of impresario (and Woods Hole native son) David Isenberg who is bringing his favorite ensembles to the Quicks Hole Tavern this summer.  All shows will start at 9 PM, require reservations and take place in the first floor pub.  Hot nights + cool jazz = the perfect summer elixir.

For easy reference here is calendar with all performances plus links to each evening’s unique reservation site.  Cash is required at the door (tickets range from $20 – $30 per person), and 100% of it goes to the musicians.  Quicks Hole Tavern asks for a $10 minimum, and all attendees must be over 21.  Quicks Hole Tavern is located at 29 Railroad Avenue on the waterfront in Woods Hole.

July 13-14, Joe Craven. “Everything Joe Craven touches turns to music,” says mandolinist David Grisman. As “utility infielder” for Jerry Garcia’s acoustic quartet, Joe played fiddle, mandolin, tenor guitar, tin can, bedpan, cookie tin, banjo, mouth bow, canjoe, cuatro, berimbau, balalaika, boot ‘n lace and double-necked whatever. Reservations strongly recommended: July 13, July 14  All shows start at 9:00 PM.

July 27-29, Rhythm Future Quartet, Gypsy jazz with Olli Soikkeli (lead guitar), Jason Anick (violin), Max O’Rourke (rhythm guitar), Greg Loughman (bass). Olli, from Finland, wise beyond his 22 years, plays like Django Reinhardt would have played if he’d had all ten fingers. Jason, who was recruited by John Jorgenson on the strength of his youtube videos, still holds the violin chair in Jorgenson’s quintet, and teaches jazz violin on the Berklee faculty. Together the band’s musical taste spans from Django to Bird and Michael Jackson. Reservations strongly recommended: July 27, July 28, July 29. All three shows at Quicks Hole Tavern, Woods Hole, starting at 9:00 PM

August 3-5, The Hot Jazz Jumpers: early jazz from Appalachia & New Orleans to Gullah & Geechee with Mona’s mainstay Nick Russo (guitar, banjo), broadway star Betina Hershey (guitar, vocals), creative vocalist Miles Griffith (vocals, voice, singing and then some!), the rhythmic David Pleasant (percussion & vocals). Reservations strongly recommended: August 3, August 4, August 5.  All three shows at Quicks Hole Tavern, Woods Hole, 9:00 PM.

August 10-11, Grant Gordy Quartet, featuring six-year David Grisman Quintet guitarist Grant Gordy, with an all-star, prize-winning band of Alex Hargreaves (violin), Dominick Leslie (mandolin) & Ian Hutchinson (bass). If you’ve seen Alex and Dominick in previous visits to Woods Hole, you know what’s in store. If not, expect a bluegrass-tinged night of blazing solos, driving rhythms and teamwork worthy of the Boston Celtics in the Bird/Parrish/DJ/McHale era. Reservations strongly advised: August 10, August 11.  Both nights at Quicks Hole Tavern, Woods Hole, 9:00 PM.

August 12,  Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton: It is a mystery that somebody so young has mastered so many kinds of music – hot jazz, early blues, authentic cajun, genuine Appalachian, Broadway standards, etc. – on so many instruments – guitar, banjo, piano, violin, bones, etc., – in just about every style. A national treasure, Paxton was recently named Artistic Director of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. One night only! Reservations strongly recommended: make them here. Quicks Hole Tavern, Woods Hole, 9:00 PM.

Phew!  It’s going to be quite a “hot” summer.  For more info follow David’s Woods Hole Music Blog here.  For questions about reservations, please contact David at

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Quicks Hole Tavern Reopens March 18th!


NOTICE - 9/10/21


Sorry, the Taqueria is closed this weekend due to short staffing and we plan to re-open next week.

The Tavern remains open.


To our wonderful Quicks Hole community:

In light of recent events, we have made the difficult decision to close the Quicks Hole Tavern through early May.

Being in hospitality, it is in our DNA to serve you, and we deeply regret that current circumstances make that impossible.

We are watching the news as you are, and will announce our intentions here as soon as we know more regarding both Quicks Hole Tavern and Quicks Hole Taqueria opening for summer 2020.

Thanks for your patience, and stay safe everyone!

P.S. - If you would like to help us support our hardworking staff during this time, please click here to buy a gift card.


NOTICE - 9/10/21

Sorry, the Taqueria is closed this weekend due to short staffing and we plan to re-open next week.

The Tavern remains open.




We are closed for seasonal repairs until January 26th.

We thank you for your patience at this challenging time.
We look forward to serving you our creative, inspired food and drink in the New Year!


Tavern Holiday Hours

Try Take Out for New Year's Eve!

Or dine in tables still available

Seating at 6 PM and 8 PM

call us for reservations
Prix Fixe Menu

closed New Year's Day