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The Jazz Bar

1A Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR, Scotland
+44 131 220 4298
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Jazz lover!

If you're a Jazz fan then this is a must visit next time you're in Edinburgh! in fact the live... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jizak M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
you will love this place

We first visited The Jazz Bar a few years back and returned today and loved it as much as we did... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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“classic jazz” (4 reviews)
“jazz venue” (4 reviews)
“entrance fee” (13 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
Hours Today: 17:00 - 03:00
1A Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 220 4298
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a Jazz fan then this is a must visit next time you're in Edinburgh! in fact the live bands are really good you don't have to be a jazz fan to appreciate their music. there's an entrance fee which varies through the night...More

Thank jizak M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first visited The Jazz Bar a few years back and returned today and loved it as much as we did before. John Hunt was performing an acoustic blues set. His lyrics made me think of home and my mother. With a nice glass of...More

Thank jas0719
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on Monday night and there was a top quality big band.I believe they are there every Monday night and definitely worth checking out. The only downside is due to their popularity we had trouble getting a seat.

Thank Ashley D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in search for some live music and stumbled across this gem on our visit to Edinburgh. What a great little find. Definitely recommend if you like live music.

Thank OllyM528
Reviewed 28 May 2017

My wife, daughter, and I spent a few hours in The Jazz Bar a couple of weeks ago. the bar staff and patrons were friendly and low-key. If you go, definitely try the house made ginger beer with rum, it is outstanding. One of the...More

Thank PapaAmericano
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We last went to The Jazz Bar on a fourth annual spring break in Edinburgh in April this year. The music is organised in sessions and, again, we went to the Monday night big band gig. A pick up 17 piece band with many fine...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

High quality live jazz in small cosy atmosphere, close up with the band giving intimate and interactive atmosphere. Bar with cocktails, beers, whisky. Free before 7.30pm then approx £5 until 2am. No food but can pop out and return at no extra charge. Highly recommended

Thank Speigal
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fab!! Great music great atmosphere a must if you are in the area. It cost £6 to get in and we stayed for most of the night, get there early if you want a good seat.

Thank Elainethepain
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Good atmosphere. Everything you'd expect from a jazz bar really. Good drink options. Well worth a visit.

Thank SuHDurham
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

100% recommend... Very cosy... good drink selection and very talented musicians. I would recommend to get in early to get a table if you want to stay for the evening. We saw the house band and also the open night so we saw a lot...More

Thank laurenbell92
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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6 May 2017|
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Response from JazzBarManagment | Property representative |
Hi there, The Jazz Bar is perfect for a small gathering for a 70th birthday celebration, but it does depend on what you would like to organise as we unfortunately are not able to accommodate private parties. We normally do... More
Kerstyn T
6 November 2016|
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Response from JazzBarManagment | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not serve meals but we do have some bar snacks such as crisps and nuts.