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Alto Jazz Cafe

Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115 | Grachtengordel: East, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
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Ranked #15 of 163 Nightlife in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars, Bars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had heard good things of the venue so we decided to check it out on our trip. The astmosphere in the place was pleasant even before the band started, but it turned almost rowdy (by a jazz gig standards anyway) after the band started. Good acoustics and a decent beer selection make Cafe Alto a worthwhile place for anyone... More

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Milan, Italy
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

The place has a fantastic atmosphere. There I found a quintet of young but very talented musicians that really warmed up the audience. On the bad side, the place is small and I was there on Saturday and I had to stand for a while. The entrance ticket was 5 euros, but the drinks inside were quite cheap (3 euros... More

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Alto Jazz Bar is worth visiting if you are a fan of jazz music. The band was amazing, the atmosphere was pleasant and cozy. This combined with great company and drinks makes Alto a perfect location for a night out.

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East Quogue, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

greenfield quintet. Great sound. Vocals were real nice and the club was funky. Maybe too crowded for the fire Marshall's but to come across this place was a real find. I would think they have great musicians often.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

As me and my friends wandered through mysterious streets of Amsterdam we came across this little bar, the sounds from inside, the sounds of live music , people talking and laughing, has drawn us inside. There aren't many seats, in fact there is not much place to hang around at all, but it has got the vibe. People from behind... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stumbled across this by accident and saw amazing jazz quartet. Fantastic little venue just of leidesplein square. great beer too :)

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Alto Jazz Cafe is a small music parlor which offers good drinks and amazing music. All the staff were incredibly nice, the people who were there were great as well. The music definitely made my night. When I went, a group performed original fusion music. It was hard to leave. I had such a great time.

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South UK
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11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A very small, intimate yet lively venue with friendly staff (thanks Ali) and most importantly great music! Consistently great bands and ensembles: we could have gone back every night of the year! A great crowd, with locals and tourists, it certainly fills up but there´s always space for one more on the dance floor (the bar!) Drinks well priced, and... More

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Skovlunde, Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Cafe Alto isnt big, so if you want a seat to the evenings free jazz, come early, they open at 9, the jazz starts at 10. We had a great evening with a very! Good trio. To make it even better the drinks are very reasonable priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

First time listening to jazz live, wonderful experience. Good selection of drinks, efficient service even during the set. Got busy through the night, so arrive early for seats near the front

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