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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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Interesting idea for a venue, but fails in practical terms

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Paris, France
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW 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
31 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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
67 helpful votes 67 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
3 attraction reviews
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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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We came here in April 2015 to see Heaven 17 perform. We paid extra to have a table upstairs and that included some money towards a meal. This meant table service for the whole night - no need to queue at the bar! The lady who served us was fantastic. I didn't catch her name but she has blonde hair... More 

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northwest england
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We've been to the Jazz Cafe a few times, and whether there's 100 in or it's a sold out event, it seems they only have the same amount of bar staff on. It's frustrating being stood at a bar with your back to the stage for 20 minutes mid set. The staff that are on are always great, friendly and... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

first time at jazz café went to see betty lavette had seats booked in cocktail bar but after reading reviews were a bit apprehensive but on arrival bouncers and bar staff were very friendly and although area we were in was bar stools instead of table and chairs it was ideal for viewing stage toilets were basic but with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It was my first time at the jazz cafe to see Grandmaster Flash and what a great night it was.The venue is fantastic for letting you get up close and personal to the acts that are shown there and the atmosphere was superb.We had standing tickets so I can't comment on the food served there but the bar staff seemed... More 

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