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Jazz Cafe

5 Parkway | Camden Town, London NW1 7PG, England (Camden / Primrose Hill)
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Ranked #171 of 1,195 Nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Owner description: A popular Jazz venue for emerging and established performers.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Came to the Jazz Cafe for a midweek gig (hip-hop, not jazz). As far as a Camden gig venues go, this is better than most. Door staff were efficient, and you walk straight into one of the bars. There were a number of seats, and service was prompt. Past the first island bar is the main part with the stage.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My party booked a table on the restaurant level to hear Ayana Witter-Johnson in November. Excellent show but the ladies room had no toilet paper and only 2 stalls with lighting that worked and none of the 3 members of staff we spoke to early in the evening took any action, conditions were worse later in the evening. Service was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Me and my family booked to see a gig at jazz cafe. I called before attending the event to see if under 18s were allowed to attend. Someone who worked there confirmed this was okay providing we got there early and sat upstairs. When we arrived we were refused entry as there restaurant was closed which apparantly meant under 18s... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

After paying 100 pounds for 4 tickets and travelling all the way from Brighton the management refused to let in my 17 and a half yr old nephew, when it clearly states on ticket master that 14 - 18 yr olds are allowed in so long as they are sitting upstairs with an adult. Before booking we also phoned the... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went to see Jay Brannan (stunning act) who we'd been waiting to see for quite some time and he was excited to be at this venue, seemingly for the 2nd time round. It was an AWFUL venue - no aircon, and even in October which should be cooler, it was far too hot. In fact one of the audience... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Small venue, crowded, warm, dance floor so if you have standing ticket choose your attire carefully or you may melt!!. It was a sold out event so I guess at full capacity. However Heatwave were great and excellent atmosphere overall. You can book to eat here but you probably need to get tickets quick as limited seating. Can't comment on... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Booked a balcony table and this includes a pre-paid main course as part of the ticket price. Had a decent meal and wine while watching a fantastic band headed up by Tony Remy on the lead guitar. A great night in a great venue. Will definitely go back.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Went to see Hamish Stuart who was excellent but unfortunately the venue was not. They tried to charge us a service charge of £10 on a £30 bill. Bearing in mind we had not received any service worth talking about this was outrageous. Toilets were disgusting and not monitored as I went a couple of times and there was no... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great little venue. A little rough round the edges, but we had a great time until a young lady gave attitude behind the bar. They serve who they want and when they want, well this bar person did! I did speak to bar manager who apologised. The Kool & The Gang tribute was good, but only performed 75% of their... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
33 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I finally visited the famous Jazz Cafe last Thursday after many years of wanting to go. Two friends and I went to see Bizarre Ride Live but I guess you don't really care about that minor detail so I'll keep it brief! The venue itself is pretty small inside and it does get crowded but that also means you can... More

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