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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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Mon - Wed 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

A popular Jazz venue for emerging and established performers.

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Good venue for new music

The Jazz Café is small enough for you to feel close to the performers wherever you are in the venue. The quality of the bands is usually very good although they are not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jazz Café is small enough for you to feel close to the performers wherever you are in the venue. The quality of the bands is usually very good although they are not necessarily jazz. It is also very easy to find; less than 100 yards from Camden tube. The prices of the drinks are pretty steep, though; (I know... More 

Thank Nicknicklambert
Croydon, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here on many occasions in the past,Roy Ayres,Light of the world,Bobby Womack,Fat back band etc.This time it was Heatwave and they were very good.On all occasions we have booked a table upstairs as it gives you your own space and you can see shake hands with the artists if you choose.Included in the ticket is money towards a... More 

Thank GeorgeMadiga
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited this venue a couple of times recently and sadly the non-music facilities on offer are showing their age. Two bars is a good thing but unlike a lot of other London venues they've yet to embrace the craft beer revolution and offer nothing beyond the usual warm bottled Stella or Becks at typically London rip-off prices .Should you... More 

Thank Bill C
London, United Kingdom
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1,927 reviews
1,189 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The more I visit Jazz Cafe, the more I am convinced that London really should have more to offer than this. The list of the performing artists here keeps getting less and less attractive (for sure the 'Jazz' in the name 'Jazz Cafe' should be questioned as I see less & less of jazz events taking place here). Was here... More 

Thank Ibadanboy
Basildon, United Kingdom
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545 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The venue is very dated, it's quite small so there is a need, not least on an acoustic night for quiet! The table was cramped the food was inedible, the music as brilliant, the toilet needed a public health inspection, staff were incredibly noisy and the kitchen is next to the seating and they ere crashing dishes although the performance

Thank Hoppityskip
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We had issues with a quite frankly nasty 'bouncer' They should seriously provide some sort of training to their staff on how to be nice as they clearly have no clue. Taking away all the pretentiousness associated with the club, its a very average club with less than average staff.

1 Thank Rob O
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Went to see Time Out's Rising Stars of country at the Jazz Café - all the acts were excellent and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Dexter were particularly good. Unfortunately the same can't be said of the venue. No food available on a Tuesday night, when the gum chewing barmaid finally deigned to turn my way, she appeared to... More 

1 Thank Loraine K
Kent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Visited here in August with friends to see Eric Roberson. Great venue with good sound quality and we had excellent seats overlooking the stage having booked around February/March. Drinks were reasonably priced and we were overwhelmed by the quality of the food. Having the meal included in the price of our ticket I had expected the worst and my fiancée... More 

Thank Gary P
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Fun for a Friday night of dancing, drinks aren't crazy expensive either. They play lots of great hip hop and R&B and the dj's really know their stuff so come ready to groove.

Thank Quisha H
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Trevor nelson, reasonable drinks prices, not expensive to get in atmosphere was quality everyone out for a good night good location Camden is wicked, banging night enough said see you soon!

1 Thank Danny P

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