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Jazz Cafe

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Address: 5 Parkway | Camden Town, London NW1 7PG, England
Phone Number: 020/7916-6060
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7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Description: A popular Jazz venue for emerging and established performers.

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good music, bit of a dive place

Music was good and there was a great drinks promotion on but the place is seriously dingy and don't go to the loos in the basement, its a pukefest.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Moley1230
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Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Music was good and there was a great drinks promotion on but the place is seriously dingy and don't go to the loos in the basement, its a pukefest.

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Worstead, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great gig at this venue , good atmosphere. Reasonable bar prices. Can get very packed so very warm at times

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UK
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Good evening of great music. Venue crowded and a bit rowdy, standing near stage, similar atmosphere to jam house with usual annoying people in audience who talk/yell throughout the singing! Good to see the artists but shame about the audience! Prebooked tickets with fees via ticket master of c20%. Drove from Midlands and parked at Euston station and walked c20mins... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

No matter how good the music is, it will never overcome the awful food, although if the band were Dire Straits, it would be well matched. Unfortunately you can't book a table upstairs without eating. And unless you book a priority table, you can hardly see the stage either. What a conundrum. Solution = IMPROVE THE FOOD!

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Paris, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Legendary venue that helped me enjoy one of the finest, most intimate concerts of my life. David Gray did a concert on behalf of War Child in February and while the food was passable, the venue was so great I forgave them for that. I wasn't there for the food. I was there for the music, and they delivered.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

What a great club! Has the atmosphere which has been lost in many other places. Very intimate and cool venue and gets you up close to the acts. I need to go on about it, it has a bar, it has a restaurant, and a 80's looking cloakroom :) Go! pay your money and dance the night away! Very cool... More 

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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

This was our first and sadly last time we will go to this venue. We went to see the great Neil Innes and Police Dog Hogan. The sound system wasn't good enough. It was hard to hear PDH very well but Neil Innes was easier to listen to as he was the sole performer. The staff were lovely. Could not... More 

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London
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It sounded like a good idea to eat a meal while watching a performance. Civilised. Unfortunately the six seats in the bar have almost no view at all of the stage and are really only suitable for people who are not interested in seeing the artiste. Many of the other seats also had restricted views. I did not notice the... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I had never been to the Jazz Cafe before, knew it was really famous but thought it might be a bit seedy & dirty. How wrong I was! Came to see the Groove Association on 23 April. What a brilliant place with such friendly staff. Everyone from doormen to bar staff could not have been nicer or more welcoming, Drinks... More 

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Maidstone Kent
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were in the area and decided to try out The Cuban Brothers at the Jazz Cafe. We hadn't seen them or the venue before and I have to say both were superb. We weren't sure about where to eat and checked out the menu in the restaurant earlier in the evening, it's true to say that reserving a table... More 

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Camden
Famous for its sprawling cluster of markets and shops as well as for an embrace of all things counter culture, Camden offers a concentrated version of London street life. From bargain shopping and people watching to rubbing elbows in its abundance of pubs and bars, Camden is the place to be for many a Londoner. It is also home to some of the hottest live music venues in Europe. As packed as Camden High Street and its tributaries can get during the weekends, this neighborhood is right next to some of the city's most beloved outdoor spaces, namely Regent's Park and Primrose Hill.
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