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A cool place

The live reggae was really good and entertaining, good prices for drinks but a small bottle of... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2016
Alan G
One of the bests

I was there a lot of times and always everything was fine. I can recommend especially reggae... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
Thomas W
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23 Jan 2016
“A cool place”
11 Nov 2015
“One of the bests”
Near Yod Abyssinia on Tele Bole, Addis Ababa Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 91 162 1024
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Reviewed 23 January 2016

The live reggae was really good and entertaining, good prices for drinks but a small bottle of water was really expensive, and people were smoking indoors which sucked. But otherwise I highly recommend the experience even for those that just slightly enjoy reggae. The entry...More

Date of experience: December 2015
4  Thank Alan G
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I was there a lot of times and always everything was fine. I can recommend especially reggae nights. Prices are rather high, but as long is bole area you should expect that. Worth to visit

Date of experience: December 2014
4  Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Loved this plaec . it was awesome friendly people friendly staff. GREAT MUSIC. It was so good i danced on stage with the band. If thats not a fun bar i don't know what is

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank juliet k
Reviewed 25 November 2014

I have been there a few times and always have a good time there. I was there on Friday and there this wonderful band playing Latin music. They were great. The band had 8 or 9 members. Wow! We stayed after the band the dj...More

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank LosAngelesGriffin
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Jams is a great place to enjoy good music, dancing, and fun minus the over the top wannabe vibe that you find at some other clubs here. I've only been on Saturday nights, which are my favorites with their house reggae band. Crowd is mixed,...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank lovelyteacher
Reviewed 3 October 2014

I love Jams Addis and, even more, I adore their resident reggae band: Sydney Salmon is the lead vocalist. They surprised me as they performed a great instrumental of an old Kenyan song from the 60's during a visit one time. They do reggae on...More

Date of experience: September 2014
8  Thank Mkhana
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I have been there many times. A nice addition to the Addis night life scene. The band does some nice salsa versions of Ethiopian songs. Not to mention on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30 - 8:30 there are salsa lessons. Just contact Nebiyu at 0911-102018

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Jason4hr
Reviewed 23 July 2014

JAMS has a great ambiance changing with the different live bands performing during the week. A wonderful place to get in tune with Addis live music!

Date of experience: January 2014
2  Thank Michele B
Reviewed 25 February 2014

unic decoration and international community. very nice live msuic with reggae band on Thursday and saturday. I was there also on Friday night and the latino music band was great. If you like Live music performances, jams is the place to be!

Date of experience: January 2014
2  Thank antonio n
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Asher W
11 May 2016|
Response from Demi T |
Thursdays and Saturdays- Reggae. Friday is Salsa