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Jazz Cafe

5 Parkway | Camden Town, London NW1 7PG, England (Camden / Primrose Hill)
020/7916-6060
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Ranked #102 of 1,163 nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Description: A popular Jazz venue for emerging and established performers.
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Upminster
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Quite excited about the evening, we arrived just before seven and the security on the door was very abrupt suddenly shutting the doors and gesturing to the sign on the door saying 'Doors not open until 7PM', Ok but a polite chat would not have hurt him! I then looked at the outside of the building which could do with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I suppose it depends on the type of event. I went to an original funk-soul album launch, and the band were excellent. However, it was too crowded for my liking. I would have liked that a few years ago, when I was in uni, but not anymore. People were spilling drinks everywhere, etc. Can't blame the venue for that though... More

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went to see Lemar and his band recently here and it was great! It was a bit like going back in time - dark little venue reminiscent of the late 70/80's. We had a very, very long wait to order drinks at our table but the food came quickly and was much better than expected! Our waiter was friendly but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This venue is so small that even when seated behind the bar you can still see the stage! I don't understand the negative reviews, it was lovely (like the blue velvet, looked new and clean to me ...). Really enjoyed the shows (Crazy World of Arthur Brown and support acts). Hope to come back for dinner some time (I was... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

An interesting spot to see bands as wherever you are you're close. We've seen a lot of the reggae greats here: John Holt, Max Romeo, Gregory Isaacs, smooth Latin grooves with Bebel Gilberto, it's always an up for it mixed crowd, a central bar with some good seating away from the hub. Worth going.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I'd not been to the Jazz Cafe for around 10 years so was delighted when a friend invited me there to see Courtney Pine as a birthday treat. It was a Saturday night and Courtney's a big draw so the venue was understandably very crowded. I'm not so keen on crowds these days so stayed mostly in the seated area... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Went to see The Dualers here, booked a table upstairs. Dinner very good, drinks a reasonable price. We were told our table did not have a view of the stage, but were able to stand + view. Next time I think I would prefer a table with a view, so as not to have to move out of the way... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Visited last night to see The Dualers. My girlfriend and I had such an awesome time! We were downstairs, to the right hand side of the stage. The place had such a brilliant buzz and the bar was good. Prices are reasonable for the area and the service was good. Plenty of room for a dance and a good time.... More

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Came here with friends to see Tanisha Rose (who was supporting Finley Quaye). We had tickets for downstairs standing which suited us fine as there were 6 of us and the only tables upstairs that could cater for that amount of people had restricted viewing. Having been to this venue a few times I definitely prefer to be downstairs the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Got in at 7 but didn't realise this was 2 hours before the show started. Coke £2.20 for a very small glass. Bar staff very friendly and quick to serve. Sat in the Bar area seating area. Stage and standing area very tight. Because I was going to see one of the best bands in the world it was rammed.... More

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