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Alto Jazz Cafe

Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115 | Grachtengordel: East, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
626 3249
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Ranked #13 of 168 Nightlife in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars, Bars
Attraction details
Type: Jazz Bars, Bars
Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 pm - 4:00 am

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Andover, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

My hotel sent us there, Wednesday night regular band is the Greenfield5Tet who are superb. Great music from outstanding musicians, everyone is first rate. Music only no singer the night we went. No cover charge, drinks are very reasonable and the sound is great. I have been to clubs all over the world and this one, with this band, is... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A realy cool place to hang out! First you enjoy a beer/drink while you listen to a live show and after many, many more delicious Belgian beers you meet lots of International people! Love this place!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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